If pain or instability is experienced, a brace might be the right choice. They are not meant to treat arthritis, injury, or osteoarthritis on their own, but are used as a portion of the full treatment along with medicine and physical therapy. They are beneficial in a number of different areas and when used properly, an orthopaedic brace such as a knee brace can be incredibly helpful for an athlete to stay in peak performance. Braces may also help by improving symmetry and enhancing the position and movement of a joint while reducing the amount of pain that is felt so that a person can remain active. Individuals who cannot undergo surgery can also consider the usage of a brace to help them handle the pain and discomfort experienced as symptoms of injury or of a permanent condition or disability . Braces are also used post surgery to limit certain movements of repaired joints. The range of braces available on the market are vast and finding the right one for an individual is essential. Using the incorrect brace may cause injury to the individual. Have questions about which brace is right for you? Come in for a complimentary consultation today.