TopicAvoiding Shoulder Surgery
There are both pros and cons with knee braces. All of these I experienced myself trying out different types of Back Pain knee braces in an attempt to find out how to get my knee to feel normal again.The pros being they definitely keep the knees warm when the seasonal temperature is cold and depending on some of the thicker neoprene style knee braces can keep the knees especially toasty on summer days. So much so that you will need a towel to keep up with the sweat produced. Depending on how snuggly the knee brace fits this can prevent swelling from occurring while the knee brace is on however after you take the knee brace off it is an incredible relief. There are also the bigger metal style braces like the one at the top of this post that keep the knee in a somewhat locked position preventing it from hyper extending or twisting.
Then there are the cons and one of the biggest cons to all of the knee braces has to be...I didn't want to wear them! I didn't want to deal with the hassle of remembering to bring them to workout, to deal with the smell because ALL of them smell no matter how much I tried to clean them, and then when I was working out. I was never totally confident that I wouldn't re-injury my knee again. This all added up to trying to figure out what is the underlying cause of the knee instability to begin with.
Which takes us full circle back to the ligaments we talked about at the beginning of article. Strengthening the ligaments in the knees is key to making sure your knee joint has the strength, stability and support it needs so you never have to think about wearing a knee brace again.Now the next question invariably presents itself, "But I heard that there is no way to strengthen the ligaments in my knee joint. My fill in the blank told me so."This has always led to more questions on my part, "How do they know?" "Has your (fill in the blank) ever had knee pain?" "Is the knee therapy that you have been doing working?" "If it has then why do you still have knee problems "What other options has your (fill in the blank) given you besides that ligaments can't be strengthened.