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Knee braces and supports

eBay has a great selection of knee braces to help support your knees during sports and everyday activity. Knee braces, orthotics and orthopaedic sleeves can help to relieve pain while defending your knees against stress to the ligaments, tendons and meniscus of the knee joint.

Whether you are recovering from a recent injury or protecting yourself from chronic stress due to repetitive movement, a knee orthotics can give you the support you need.

How to choose the right knee brace or support

Choosing the right knee brace can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to the extensive range of braces on eBay, shopping online makes it easier to find the right brace for you.

Knee braces do two main things: limit movement and provide compression. If you’re experiencing knee pain, one or both functions might provide relief and protect your knee from further damage.

Types of knee supports

Depending on what you need your knee support to do, you might want to shop specifically for knee sleeves, wrap-around braces, dual wrap braces, rigid/hinged knee braces, knee straps, open- and closed-patella braces.

Levels of compression and protection

Most braces bear a rating of 1 - 3+, with 1 being the gentlest level of protection and 3+ the highest level of protection.

When to wear a knee brace or support

Your doctor, nurse or physiotherapist might recommend you wear a knee brace while you rehabilitate from an injury, such as an ACL injury. Knee braces limit movement, allowing patients to regain their full range of motion gradually, reducing inflammation and the risk of overextension while the joint is healing.

You might also be advised to wear a knee brace while playing high-contact sports, to lessen damage to the knee joint in the event of stress on the knee. Arthritis sufferers can also benefit from wearing knee sleeves and straps, since the compression can help to reduce inflammation and pain.

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