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Offline angeliki

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Hi there.
I'm just wondering if the brace can fix a problem or it  helps only while we wear it.
Is there anyone who had his knee healed only by wearing a brace?
Physiotherapists say that you shouldn't wear a brace for a long while, cause it makes the muscles of the knee weak. But for the moment the brace is the only thing that makes my knee feel comfortable.
If I continue wearing it is there a possibility that my knee gets fixed?

Offline Slippyknee

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Re: Will the brace fix the knee or it will only help while wearing it?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 08:33:09 PM »
Hi, wearing a brace won't fix your problem knee, but can help it while it heals with other treatments in le physio
I use a brace a lot of the time and find it helpful
In daily life,  as for muscle weakness,  using your brace
While working your knee's not a problem.
I found the big post op braces did weaken muscles but
Your limited to certain amount of movement in them.
I have a good functional knee brace and it's not affected my muscles
In certain situations I won't be without it.
Good luck 🍀 barry
LK dislocation,  cartlege trim, 20% lateral meniscus removed
Lcl laxity,  pcl tears, mcl tear