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Knee Supports and Braces

There are many choices of knee supports available on the market so we have identified key products to help make your choice clear and easy.

Our extensive range of knee supports suit all types of injuries and offer protection for sports and activities. Featuring supports ideal for minor injuries with low-level support, all the way up to braces that reduce the range of motion for ultimate protection.

Our range includes knee supports from the leading brands in injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation so you can be confident you'll get the right support for you.

Whether you have a sports-related injury such as muscle strains and sprains, swelling or inflammation, a bruised patella (Knee contusion) or you have a more serious injury such as an ACL tear, a Torn meniscus or Patellar tendinitis then we have a wide range of Knee supports and Braces that will help provide pain relief while also giving you balanced and structured support so that your injury doesn’t hold you back. Remember to check out our Buyers Guides titled Knee Support Guide to understand which Actimove Knee Support product would be best for your injury or condition. Here’s a summary and simplification of the different conditions or injuries outlined, please refer to the Buyer’s guide for a more comprehensive indication as to which specific support or Brace is appropriate.

Knee Support FAQs

The following information is not meant to be in any way prescriptive and is merely content that has been compiled to help you make an informed decision about which product could suit you. Please remember to contact your physician or sports medicine professional for proper, qualified guidance. 

What support or brace type is recommended for Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)?

Typically caused by overuse, especially from activities which include jumping, hence, the name “Jumper’s Knee.” It can occur in any sport from football, rugby, tennis but is more common in athletics sporting events such as long jump, high jump or similar sports where the kneecap (patella) is overworked. Hinged Knee braces, Knee stabilizers and straps are typically recommended.

What support or brace type is recommended for Chondromalacia Patella Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)?

Runner's Knee is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) deteriorates and softens. It is common among young, athletic individuals, but may also occur in older adults with arthritis, previous injury, obesity, or malformation of the patella alignment. Over time, running and walking can have very adverse effects on the kneecap (patella) so it is essential to get effective pain relief and make sure your knee is well supported when running or walking so that you can avoid further damage or recover some feeling of comfort. Hinged Knee braces, Knee stabilizers and straps are typically recommended to help get you running or walking again.

What support or brace type is recommended for Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). It is common among teenagers and can dramatically affect their sports performance or walking. Hinged Knee braces, Knee stabilizers and straps are typically recommended

What support or brace type is recommended for Ligament (ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL) tear?

Complete or partial tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL). The most common of these are the ACL and MCL tears. ACL and MCL tears and can be very painful and need effective immobilisation and support for proper rehabilitation of surgery or an operation so Hinged Knee Braces are recommended. Less severe ACL are even more common and Knee supports and braces with effective support are recommended such as a hinged brace or adjustable knee support.

What support or brace type is recommended for a Knee Strain and Knee Sprain?

A strain is a mild injury to tissue or structures, such as tendons in the knee and a sprain is a moderate injury to tissue or structures, such as ligaments in the knee. Knee strains and sprains can limit our walking and running so they need to be aptly supported without causing too much pressure, therefore Open Patella and Adjustable supports are typically recommended.

What support or brace type is recommended for Degenerative Joint Disease and Arthritis?

The most common disease associated with the knee joint, considered to progress naturally with age so it is quite common amongst the elderly. Advanced arthritis leads to the deformation of the underlying bone. Arthritis pain can be severe, Rheumatoid arthritis (which is arthritis that affects the joints) is particularly severe and can affect drastically everyday activities so it is important to find functional and comfortable support or brace. Therefore, comfortable but stable supports are typically recommended such as an Open Patella knee support or a Hinged Knee brace for more structured pain relief that will also aid the elderly when walking. Similarly, a sturdy wrist support that also allows free movement is recommended. Please take a look at our Arthritis Supports for more information on the best supports for arthritis. 

What support or brace type is recommended for Meniscal Injuries?

The result of abnormal stresses caused during twisting injuries of the knee that result in strain/tears of the meniscal tissues. The inner (medial) meniscus is much more affected than the outer meniscus (lateral). It is commonly recommended that a Hinged Knee Brace or Wrap Around is used for severe Meniscal injuries. For minor injuries use Open patella Knee Support.

The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment. Always consult a physician or health care professional to obtain an accurate diagnosis and when encountering persistent pain, discomfort, inflammation or swelling.

The medical content provided was developed and summarised by medical professionals on behalf of Essity T/A BSN medical and is based on the most current available orthopaedic knowledge.

How do I know what size Support to get?

We have size guides on each individual Knee Support product page, some of the Knee Supports have a universal size design and therefore are one size fits all 

Do knee sleeves work?

Although Knee sleeves can provide you with a more secure and comfortable solution to pain management and can be used on a wide range of conditions and injuries, they mainly provide support through compression and sometimes this can actually cause more discomfort if worn incorrectly, slips out of place or is used in the wrong context. More severe injuries and recovery from an ACL or MCL tear will require more structured and stronger support that will limit movement. Knee sleeves from non-reputable suppliers such as some Amazon retailers can even be found to not meet the needs of the user at all because of the lack of medically designed compression and more expensive knee sleeves often aim to cover a variety of needs with one product so it is more a matter of Do knee sleeves work for you personally? and is a knee sleeve the right product? We sell the Actimove Knee Sleeve which is great for people looking for pain-relief from Arthritis 

What Knee support or brace should I get?

It depends on your condition/injury, more severe injuries and injury recovery benefit from a hinged knee brace whereas pain management for everyday activities and minor injuries could use a Knee support. Check out our Knee Support Guide buyer's guide for more in-depth guidance on which Actimove Knee Support would suit you

Should I wear a Knee Brace or Knee Support after TKR?

If you have had total knee replacement surgery then it is certainly advisable to wear a knee support just after your surgery and your physician or physiotherapist would have most likely already recommended this if they did not then please consult them as there may be a reason why they didn't. If you are looking for a specific Knee brace that could help support your Knee just after surgery then take a look at the Actimove Hinged Knee Brace or Donjoy Hinged Knee Brace 

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