Posted on: 20 November, 2012
Devices which fasten to and provide support for knees are known as knee braces. They support the ligaments of the knee by controlling movements. They also provide protection against excessive or abnormal movement of knees that have sustained an injury or which suffer from chronic problems. These braces can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and serve several different functions. They can be found in sporting goods and/or health supply stores. Higher-end braces can be custom made to better fit your knee. There are three categories: functional, prophylactic, and rehabilitative.