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Health Tip: Using a Knee Brace

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- A knee brace offers support and stability for an injured or weak knee. But it must be worn properly.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines:

Your doctor may suggest wearing a knee brace during sports. Put the brace on properly, so the hinges line up with the bend of the knee. Make sure the fasteners are properly applied around the leg. As you exercise, check the brace occasionally to make sure that it hasn't slipped out of position. There are different types of knee braces. They may be recommended after knee surgery or an injury, such as a torn ligament.

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