Some patients can have allergies to the tape required, or get tired of taping their knee. In these instances, there are bracing options that aim to achieve similar benefits to the tape.

Additionally, using a medially directed realignment brace while exercising leads to better outcomes in patients with patellofemoral pain than exercise alone after 6 and 12 weeks of treatment.1

Another recent study also demonstrated the effectiveness of the knee brace on psychological factors. After two weeks wearing a knee brace, participants with patellofemoral pain had decreased kinesiophobia (fear of movement).2

Watch the video below with Dr. Danilo de Oliveira Silva, answering the most common questions about this topic: