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 also 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.
Jul. 17, 2013