When we think of knee pain, we typically tend to associate it with athletes. Survey conducted by National Health Interview concluded that over 30% of adults suffer some kind of pain or discomfort in the knee.
To help prevent or recover from an injury we have knee braces. Knee braces help keep the knee in place and ensure it gets the proper support so not a lot of pressure is put on the knees when walking and other activities. Now, it typically is used when a person is recovering from a knee injury. Whereas a knee sleeve is more commonly used to support and prevent injury. But that doesn’t mean a brace can’t be used for that.
When shopping for knee braces, you should consider the fabric and size. Most knee braces come with adjustable straps so you can adjust the tightness of the brace with the help of the straps. After carefully testing numerous knee braces, we have selected the 5 best knee braces for you to consider.
- Made with breathable material
- Exceptional support for the knee
- Easy to adjust and wear
- The material is great but slightly thick
Made mostly with neoprene the Bracoo Knee Support provides exceptional support for those recovering from a knee injury. The brace has an open-patella design which ensures that the knee is not put into stress when you wear the brace. It comes with three adjustable velcro straps allowing you to tighten the brace to your liking while also ensuring it provides the right amount of pressure to provide support for the knee.
The only flaw we could find in the Bracoo Knee Support was the fact that the material felt a little thick. As breathable as it is, when worn for a long duration you will find a little sweat on your knees. However, that does not actually take anything away from the fact that it is the best knee brace you can find in the market.
- Great knee brace to assist with outdoor activities
- Breathable material
- The hole for the knee was a little small
If you have arthritis or an ACL tear and want support for your knee to ease the symptoms then we recommend Knee Brace Support by ZSX Sport. The brace has a proper fitting system that hugs your knee and provides it with the support it needs applying pressure for relief. The design of the brace and the material is light and thin making it easy for you to wear throughout the day.
The brace provides so much support that you will find yourself out and about again. Participating in outdoor activities such as running and other sports. It also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, if you don’t like it then you can return it. So you don’t really have anything to lose with the Knee Brace Support by ZSX Sport.
- Great knee support
- Durable and sturdy design
- Bulky design
If you want a knee, brace that provides superior level of support and pain relief then we recommend the McDavid 422 Knee Brace. This knee brace is slightly bigger than the two above it on the list due to its extra long sleeve. We really liked the straps on this brace because they were easy to use and really gave us precision when tightening the brace to ensure we got the right amount of pressure on the knee.
Made of latex-free neoprene, McDavid 422 Knee Brace is durable but the design is bulky and really stands out. Overall, it provides great support for those recovering from an injury with a patella that provides the perfect position for your knee to remain stable.
- Comfortable knee support
- Breathable material used
- Bulky design
If you are looking to provide support to your knee for a ligament or muscle sprain then the Shock Doctor Ultra Knee Supporter is just right for you. It can work as a knee brace and supporter so if you start to feel pain in your knee and don’t want to risk injuring it further, then this is the brace for you. It will help to prevent further injury and with proper use can even relieve the pain you have.
Like McDavid 422 Knee Brace, the Shock Doctor Ultra Knee Supporter has a bulky design which may not appeal to everyone. The material is breathable but thick so you may experience some sweat in the area after use. It does however provide great support for your knee making it a great buy.
- Simple two strap design
- Good knee support
- The strap needs to be adjusted constantly as it loosens up from time to time
If you are looking for a simple knee brace that provides support throughout the day then we recommend Winzone Knee Brace Support. The brace provides the support you would expect from a knee brace and has two adjustable straps for you to provide the right amount of pressure to the knee. One thing we noticed however, was that throughout the day it would slightly loosen for one reason or the other so it had to be readjusted.
The strap is comfortable and employs breathable material to ensure that you do not sweat in the area when you wear it.
That ends our list of the 5 best knee braces. So whether you are recovering from knee surgery or experience pain in the knee. You should get the proper support for your knee and any of the 5 listed braces will provide you with all the support you need to recover and relieve the pain.