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:
- Petersen 2016. Evaluating the potential synergistic benefit of a realignment brace on patients receiving exercise therapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized clinical trial.
- Priore et al. 2019. Two Weeks of Wearing a Knee Brace Compared With Minimal Intervention on Kinesiophobia at 2 and 6 Weeks in People With Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.