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How do you choose a good knee brace for a pulled muscle and possibly arthritis?
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Fit and Stability
There are many different types of "over the counter " knee braces available at your local pharmacy.
If you have had a mild ligament injury a neoprene sleeve with flexible side stays and velcro straps would be helpful. Patients with more significant arthritis often benefit by use of a neoprene hinged knee brace. The brace should fit snug but not tight

In brief: Fit and Stability
There are many different types of "over the counter " knee braces available at your local pharmacy.
If you have had a mild ligament injury a neoprene sleeve with flexible side stays and velcro straps would be helpful. Patients with more significant arthritis often benefit by use of a neoprene hinged knee brace. The brace should fit snug but not tight
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Braces
Braces have positives and negatives.
If you have ligament damage it can protect your joint from further damage. Bracing a painful joint may lead to weak muscles around the joint. Have a good exam by your physician or an orthopedic surgeon, a specialist in bone and joint disease. Any brace should be designed for a specific joint issue, along with instructions on how to keep it healthy.

In brief: Braces
Braces have positives and negatives.
If you have ligament damage it can protect your joint from further damage. Bracing a painful joint may lead to weak muscles around the joint. Have a good exam by your physician or an orthopedic surgeon, a specialist in bone and joint disease. Any brace should be designed for a specific joint issue, along with instructions on how to keep it healthy.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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