ResultsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Knee braces may help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms. Some evidence suggests knee braces can:
- Improve knee function. A knee brace may reduce pain you feel when going up stairs, when walking or during other routine activities. A knee brace may make it possible to walk longer distances.
- Increase your confidence in your knee. Osteoarthritis can make you feel as if your knee is about to give out. As a result, you might automatically guard your knee and avoid putting weight on it. A knee brace may offer some stability and increase your confidence in your knee.
Some people experience less osteoarthritis pain when wearing a knee brace, while others do not. Studies haven't clearly shown that knee braces offer significant pain relief for everyone.
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