With bilateral hinges for moderate level of support, the DonJoy® Deluxe Hinged Knee brace is best to help active individuals manage ligament instabilities, meniscus injuries, knee sprains, or arthritis.
Suitably, should I wear a brace for a sprained MCL?
What is the treatment? Most MCL injuries can be treated at home with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicine. Your doctor may suggest that you use crutches and wear a brace that protects but allows for some movement of your knee. You may need to reduce your activity for a few weeks.
Anyway, what is the best knee brace? Here, the best knee support products for every type of athlete.
Best Overall: DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace. ...
Best Strap: Abco Tech Patella Knee Strap. ...
Best Brace: DonJoy Performance Bionic Knee Brace. ...
Best Sleeve: UFlex Athletics Knee Compression Sleeve. ...
Best Compression: PowerLix Compression Knee Sleeve.
Even though, how long does it take for a torn ligament in your knee to heal?
In general, milder Grade I and Grade II MCL or LCL sprains heal within 2 to 4 weeks, but other types of knee sprains may take 4 to 12 months.
What helps ligaments heal faster?
Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid, is a key vitamin for ligament repair and collagen production. It is recommended to increase your intake of vitamin C immediately after an injury to help support the healing process as it directly assists in wound healing and tissue repair.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Z1 K2 Knee Brace â€“Best Knee Brace for ACL/Ligament Injuries/Sports Injuries, Arthritis(OA) & Preventive Protection & Relief from Knee Joint Pain/Degeneration- Men & Women S6(T=16-17.5"/C=14-15.5")
CHOOSING THE CORRECT SIZE: The K2 Comfortline Knee Orthosis is profoundly near to custom fit knee orthosis in the market as it comes in a whopping 23 different sizes. Please see photograph #2 for the measurement instructions. After taking the measurements of thigh and calf circumference, know your perfect brace size (from S1 to S23) from the size chart in photograph #3 and select the same from the dropdown.
Suitable for ligament injuries (such as ACL, PCL, MCL), Sports Injuries, Mild Osteoarthritis (OA) as well as for prevention of the knee joint from degeneration.
A lightweight everyday use high-performance Knee Brace. A true custom-made knee brace made to fit you perfectly.
Silicon coated neoprene frame liners & foam strap pads provide the best grip & promote brace suspension. Flexible exactly where you need it to be for an untroubled movement.
Neoprene Condoyles on both brace joints provides relief to the sensitive knee joint & ligaments. It maximizes comfort & minimizes brace migration. The brace construction is Low profile & Lightweight, which makes it extremely easy to use with daily activities. MANUFACTURED BY A FDA REGISTERED ESTABLISHMENT.
★Provide support and repair for the legs: bilateral metal hinged knee support belts, help to cure medial and lateral instability, meniscus injuries, small ligament sprains, hypertension, arthritis, etc.
★Adjustable and detachable splints: Three adjustable straps with hook and loop buckles provide a custom fit to provide comfortable compression and stability. The movable splint position provides you with different ways.
★Made of skin-friendly and breathable neoprene, nylon, Lycra high-quality materials, the new design of the front opening can remove moisture, odor, and ventilation, which can reduce odor, and humidity, suitable for sports and daily use.
★The highest level of protection：The multifunctional knee support device can perform a full range of exercises while protecting, recovering, and relieving knee pain. Improve blood flow and help heal tendons and muscles.
★Please check the size chart before placing an order. Suitable for the left or right knee. Purchase it with confidence.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Labra Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap Metal Splint Hinged Flexible Support Treat ACL CCL Luxating Patella Cruciate Ligament Sprain Strain Tear Injuries
SIZING - PLEASE SEE PHOTOS SECTION FOR BRACE DIMENSIONS BY SIZE - *NOTE* THESE BRACES ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR SMALL BREEDS
CHEST HARNESS NOT INCLUDED - Your dog must have a properly fitting chest harness for this brace to be effective
HEAL NATURALLY - Surgery is NOT the only option when your dog has suffered a knee injury. Our braces are made to provide maximum support while allowing for an active injury recovery process.
FIT - All straps must remain taut in order for the brace to remain in place. If you are unable to tighten any of the straps, please contact us for assistance.
PATENT PENDING - This knee brace was designed from the ground up to be the most effective and most comfortable canine knee brace on the market. Our Patent Pending design is truly one of a kind.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Hinged Knee Brace - PRO Relief for Knee Pain. Adjustable Patella Stabilizing Support for Swollen ACL, Tendon, Ligament and Meniscus Tear Injuries - Compression for Running and Arthritis Joint (Black)
✅ FORGET ABOUT PAIN - This versatile knee support will allow full range of movement while protecting, recovering and relieving pain in your knee. Removable hinges and highly adjustable strap allow you to choose how much support you get at any time!
✅ SUPPORT YOU BADLY NEED! - This knee brace offers multiple ways of wearing and medium to high support level, depending how you adjust it. For arthritis, MCL, ACL PCL, patellar tendon, jumpers knee, post surgery recovery, osteoarthritis, meniscus tear, bursitis, sports injuries. Works best while recovery, running, biking, hiking even weightlifting, crossfit or sports like basketball, football and baseball.
✅ BE COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT AGAIN - Neoprene is lightweight and breathable. Perfect for exercise and daily use. The latex-free neoprene provides thermal compression. Open patella design.
✅ YOU DESERVE THE BEST - Strength Fastener prevents constant readjusting and allows you to customize the fit of the knee brace to your exact specifications. Top and bottom straps assure personalized fit
✅ ORDER NOW! - Take care of the most important joints in your body! You have no risk our 100% happiness guarantee!
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Shock Doctor 870 Knee Brace, Knee Support for Stability, Minor Patella Instability, Meniscus Injuries, Minor ligament Sprains for Men & Women, Sold as Single Unit (1)
BEST FOR: Moderate support for minor to moderate sprains, strains and instabilities during active recovery - Joint pain, arthritis pain relief, arthritis symptoms
PREVENTION- Helps prevent and heal medial/lateral instability, minor patella instability, meniscus injuries, minor ligament sprains
COMFORTABLE- Four-way stretch Lycra mesh at back of knee and premium stitching assemble and patella support for long lasting comfort – LATEX-FREE - Convenient finger tabs offer easy grip pull when fitting - Fits left and right knee
SUPPORT- Pre-curved anatomical design and Integrated FLEXIBLE side stabilizer stays - knee compression sleeve with large stays that run along the length of the knee joint
PROTECTION/COMPRESSION - Padded patella buttress helps protect and stabilize knee cap - Supports Soft tissue, joint alignment and therapeutic warmth for improved blood flow
MOISTURE WIKING- Air flow vented neoprene provides moisture wicking compression for therapeutic warmth and healing.
To choose the correct size, measure the circumference of your knee 2in/ 5cm below the center of your knee cap (patella). Refer to the how to measure video. If your measurements are at the top of the size range, we recommend selecting the next size up.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
Orthomen OA Knee Brace Booster Ligament Injury or Meniscus Injury & Knock Knee Brace Correction(S/Right)
★ORTHOMEN ARTHRITIS (OA) KNEE BRACE: Preventive protection and relief from knee joint pain/ degeneration & mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. Help to support the knee joint and share the loading of affected joint, ligament Injury or meniscus Injury & knock knee brace correction, Instability of knee joint & protect knee joint after knee surgery or any other knee joint issues.
✔FDA REGISTERED 4 UNIVERSAL SIZE VARIATIONS (S,M,L,XL) To fit any knee size perfectly. Use our size chart to choose the most comfortable and ergonomic fit for you. Do not take very tight measurements, keep atleast one finger space between the thigh and the measuring tape. If you are purchasing a pair take seperate measurements for both legs.
❤YOUR GATEWAY TO FREEDOM- Clinically proven to reduce inflammation, regain stability, restore function & mobility. With our brace explore your fears and regain your ability to walk effortlessly, move up & down the stairs painlessly, do chores and play sports.
▲SUPERIOR QUALITY FOR BEST PRICE – Durable, sturdy, highly effective, easy to put on & off knee brace ensures optimal relief & healing of the afflicted knee. In spite of the world-class features of Orthomen we promise to offer you the best price & service in-class.
👍INCREDIBLE RESULTS OR MONEY BACK: We stand behind the quality of our products, our knee braces are tested in real-life situations by demanding users, and are constantly updated based on your feedback. If in a rare case you aren't satisfied with the item, we offer you a 30 DAYS NO REASON ASKED REFUND OR REPLACEMENT.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Z1 K6 Knee Brace - Best Knee Brace for Men & Women - Knee Support for Running & Sports/ACL & Ligament Injuries/OA Arthritis/Knee Joint Pain Relief - (S10)
Having KNEE PAIN, LIGAMENT RUPTURES / LIGAMENT INJURIES, MILD TO MODERATE OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) OR SPORT INJURIES? Your search for a truly effective and value for money Knee Brace / Knee Orthosis / Rodillera ends here. Z1 K6 Knee Brace is a light weight low profile knee brace, which effectively offloads the knee joint and transfers the body weight from thigh to calf without exerting much pressure on the knee joint
CHOOSING THE CORRECT SIZE: Please see photograph #2 Or Video for the measurement instructions. After taking the measurements of thigh and calf circumference, know your perfect brace size (from S1 to S23) from the size chart in photograph #3 and select the same from the dropdown. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS & SIZING CHART CAREFULLY AND TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS BASED ON OUR INSTRUCTIONS!
TRULY CUSTOM SIZE & BEST FIT: No other brace comes closer to the fit of the K6 Knee Brace. 23 size variations ensure that you get the best fitting knee brace and thus, making it a very effective product.
PHENOMENAL EFFECTIVENESS & RELIEF: Features like high strength stainless steel POLYCENTRIC GEAR hinges, extra thick SILICON COATED NEOPRENE FRAME LINERS, Numbered STRAP with cushion pads give a PERFECT FIT and effectively reduce stress across the ACL, PCL, LCL, and MCL ligaments, giving protection & relief and lowering the risk of re-injury
A state of the art stainless steel multicenter geared hinges. Neoprene frame liners which give the proper, accurate and adjusted fit which helps in knee alignment and support.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
TechWare Pro Knee Brace Support - Relieves ACL, LCL, MCL, Meniscus Tear, Arthritis, Tendonitis Pain. Open Patella Dual Stabilizers Non Slip Comfort Neoprene. Adjustable Bi-Directional Straps - Large
ADJUSTABLE UNIQUE BiDIRECTIONAL SUPPORT Alternating Strong Closures Stabilize Patella to Reduce Knee Pain. Others Have Straps on One Side Which Provide Uneven Support. PLEASE MEASURE Circumference Around Knee and Thigh for PROPER FIT (see Sizing Chart Image). Choose from 4 Sizes - Medium, Large, Extra Large and XXLarge. Mens, Ladies & Youth.
OPEN PATELLA DESIGN For Support and Compression Around the Kneecap and Tendon Areas to Heal Knee Injuries. Also 4 Flexible Spring Stabilizers Provide Better Knee Cap Protection and Stability.
BREATHABLE MOISTURE WICKING LIGHTWEIGHT NEOPRENE AND NO SLIP SILICONE STRIPS Ensures That Compression is Comfortable, Uniform and Stays in Place for Any Physical Activity.
COMFORTABLE SUPPORT PAIN RELIEF From Tears, Arthritis, Bursitis and Tendonitis. Gel Pad Helps with Inflammation and Swelling. Better Knee Mobility and Exercise Performance.
MAXIMUM SUPPORT for Runners Knee. If Your Game is Basketball, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Skiing, Running, Jogging, Walking, Hiking, Wrestling, Yoga, Gymnastics, Squats, Baseball, Martial Arts, Golf, Hockey, Dance, Soccer, Crossfit, Powerlifting, Gym Workouts, Cycling or Any Sports Activities.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Orthomen Functional ACL PCL MCL Knee Brace for Ligament/Sports Injuries(M-Left)
ROM higes wish plug-in flex/ext stops Extension limitation at: 0°,10°,20°,30° 2)Flexion limitation at:0°,30°,45°,60°,90°; 3)Immobilization limitation at 0°,30°
Hypoallergenic silicone-grip strap pads for anti-migration
Hypoallergenic silicone-grip strap pads for anti-migration
Numbered straps provide desirable counter force and adjust optimal size
GREAT GIFT IDEA for birthday, holiday and anniversary.Offering can be gift messaged & is gift warp available for Christmas and New Year
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Hinged Knee Brace for Men and Women, Knee Support for Swollen ACL, Tendon, Ligament and Meniscus Injuries
Offers Maximum Support -- Bodyprox’s heavy-duty Hinged Knee Brace is highly recommended ACL knee braces for men, to relieve any kind of knee pain, improve (medial and lateral) stability and helped recover from runner's knee, sprains, athletic compression, sport-related injuries, mild osteoarthritis, PCL/MCL/LCL and other related ligament problems. A versatile meniscus knee brace that guides any kind of knee pain towards the natural recovery process. 4 size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large.
Featured with Dual Removable Support Hinges - A hinged knee braces for men and women which has Bilateral Aluminum hinges and padded buttress that provides a high level of support from previous injuries, damaged knee to prevent hyperextension and even without knee pain, as it protects the knee from further injuries without restricting the mobility!
Ring-Shape Open Patella and Back Design -- An excellent MCL knee brace should be made with Open Patella and Back with cushion to help lessen the stress/pressure to the knee, which Bodyprox Hinged Knee Brace has! It also ensures proper alignment for the kneecap and stabilizes the knee while the open-back is designed to ensure optimum comfort and avoids bunching for all-day relief!
Latex-Free, High-Grade Material-- Introduced with Advanced Neoprene thermal compression, Hinged Knee Brace and Stabilizer that is super lightweight, breathable compression and soothing warmth yet provides a better airflow to prevent skin irritation thus making it an ideal method for recovery and pain relief!
Fast Relief without Movement Constraint!-- The Bodyprox Hinged Knee Brace is a wrap-around knee brace for sports, versatile and user-friendly! The top and bottom Velcro straps are highly adjustable that ensures a snug fit from back to front with sturdy closure allowing a controlled compression for a custom fit and stays in place. Whether you’re looking for a knee brace for an ACL tear, knee brace for a meniscus tear and no matter what activities you’re into, this is a perfect knee orthosis brace
How often should you wear it? You might need to wear your knee brace every day, especially if you have a taxing job or training schedule. Alternatively, a band or strap-based brace might need to be worn only during runs.
When your MCL is damaged, your knee can over-extend itself, or bend too far in a direction that it's not supposed to bend. You may heal on your own with basic care, rest, and rehab. But if your injury is severe, you may need to have surgery.
Recovery time for an MCL injury depends on the severity of the damage. On average, these injuries take six weeks to heal. No matter the grade of the tear, initial treatment focuses on immobilizing the knee and reducing pain and inflammation.
Grade 1 — Some tenderness and minor pain. Grade 2 — Noticeable looseness in the knee when moved by hand; major pain and tenderness at the inside of the knee; swelling, in some cases. Grade 3 — Considerable pain and tenderness at the inside of the knee; some swelling and marked joint instability.
When choosing a knee brace, look for levels of protection ranging from 1 to 3+. A Level 1 Brace offers the least amount of support, but is the most flexible, such as a knee sleeve. It's best for pain relief and mild to moderate support when remaining fully active.
A knee brace can take pressure off the part of your joint most affected by osteoarthritis and help relieve pain. If your knee feels like it might buckle when you put weight on it, a knee brace can also help you stand and move around with more confidence.
For best results, you should put them on first thing in the morning and take them off right before you go to bed. They should NOT be worn overnight while sleeping. Your doctor or medical professional can also provide guidance on Graduated Compression Legwear and usage.
As discussed earlier, ligament healing is slow and often incomplete. Joint laxity caused by ligament injury improves slowly over a period of six weeks to a year. However, at six weeks to one year after injury, a large percentage of patients still have objective mechanical laxity and subjective joint instability.