Knee Brace for Arthritis: Can It Really Reduce Joint Pain?

Knee Brace for Arthritis: Can It Really Reduce Joint Pain?

Arthritis knee pain can be debilitating. It can make it hard to walk, go up and down stairs, or even stand for long periods of time. If you are suffering from arthritis knee pain, you may be wondering if a knee brace will help. Knee braces are commonly used to support the knee and provide pain relief. While there is no cure for arthritis, a knee brace can help to relieve some of the associated symptoms and improve your function. A knee brace will help to support the knee joint and reduce the amount of stress on the joint. Additionally, a knee brace can help to reduce inflammation and swelling. 

Not only that, but knee braces can:

– prevent further injury

– provide support and stability to the knee joint

– improve knee function

Knee braces are commonly used to treat:

– arthritis

– patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)

– instability

– ligament damage

Some knee braces are designed to provide support and stability, while others are intended to help reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. Knee braces for arthritis typically fall into one of these two categories. While there is no definitive answer as to whether or not knee braces are effective for treating arthritis pain, many people find that they offer some relief.

The top 4 exercises to prevent and treat arthritis courtesy of Physiotherapy at Woodbridge. (Read the caption)

What is the best support for an arthritic knee?

There are many different types of knee braces available, so it’s important to choose one that is best suited for your individual needs. For example, if you have arthritis, you may need a different type of brace than someone who has suffered a traumatic knee injury. So it’s best to talk to your doctor or physiotherapist to determine what’s right for your condition.

A knee brace is made from a variety of materials, including neoprene, nylon, and polyester, which provide cushioning and support. Knee braces for arthritis are available in a variety of sizes, so it is important to select the size that fits snugly around the knee. 

They typically feature adjustable straps and built-in padding to help cushion and protect the knee. Knee braces for arthritis can be worn during any activity, including walking, running, and even sleeping. And because they are adjustable, they can be easily customized to provide the level of support that is right for each individual. So if you are looking for the best way to support your arthritic knee, a knee brace for arthritis may be a part of the right solution.

Facts about Knee bracing courtesy of Clearwater Physical Therapy. (Read the caption)

Do compression sleeves help with knee arthritis?

Knee compression sleeves provide effective support for knee joint. The knee compression sleeve acts as a knee brace, providing stability to the knee joint and surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It also helps to reduce inflammation and pain by applying pressure to the knee joint and surrounding tissues. In addition, the knee compression sleeve helps to improve circulation. Overall, its a very effective non-invasive treatment option for knee arthritis.

Now, a knee brace or knee compression sleeve doesn’t improve arthritis all on it’s own. That’s where Physiotherapy can help.

Physiotherapy can play an important role in managing knee arthritis and slowing down its progression. The main goals of physiotherapy are to reduce pain, improve joint range of motion, and increase strength, stability and function. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce inflammation and swelling. 

If you would like to find a top physiotherapy clinic near you just use the search box on this page.

What is arthritis courtesy of Physiotherapy at Woodbridge. (Read the caption)


This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knee braces can be worn over or under clothing.

Depending on the type of knee brace you have, you may be able to wear it at night. If you have a hinged knee brace, it is generally not recommended to wear it while sleeping. However, if you have a soft knee brace, you may find that it is more comfortable to wear at night. Generally, however it is recommended you only wear your brace during activities that are painful.

Yes, knee braces can be worn for long periods of time. However, it is not generally recommended to wear it all day. It is important to take breaks from wearing the knee brace every few hours. This will help to avoid skin irritation and over-reliance on the brace. In addition, if you find that your knee is becoming increasingly painful or swollen, you should consult with your doctor.

About Taylor Sipos

Taylor is a physiotherapist at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic located in Toronto, Ontario. He treats patients with various musculoskeletal conditions using patient education, exercise therapy, manual therapy and acupuncture. His treatment philosophy involves giving his patient’s the means to self-manage their injuries. He does this through reassurance, education and health promotion. Taylor uses the same principles as a patient educator at Pain Hero. He aims to provide you with high-quality, easy to understand information to teach you about your condition and how to improve it.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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