The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the most complicated. It acts like a hinge joint connecting your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). To understand the knee, it is important to understand its anatomy. Lining articular cartilage covers the ends of the bones and underside of the kneecap and helps the joint glide smoothly.
Ligaments are rope-like structures that hold the joint together and provide stability. There are four main ligaments in your knee, two outside the joint (medial and lateral collateral ligaments), and two inside the joint (anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments).
The meniscus is a horseshoe-shaped pad of cartilage that functions as a cushion or shock absorber between the bones. The muscles around the knee provide strength and power, and also help stabilize the joint. Tendons are the specialized ends of the muscles that connect them to bones. Check the diagram for reference:
Many short-term knee problems do not need any help from doctors and people can often help with their own recovery. If you are having knee pain or you wish to prevent injuries during high contact sports where there is a higher likelihood of knee injury; braces can play a life-saving role here. You simply want something that is going to give you the very best support for your rugged lifestyle and weak knees.
The Knee Support Booster Pads™ is what the top physiotherapist recommends. It’s a hinged brace, which is perfect for everyone because it can bend and move with your activity but also keep you supported. It’s also great for anyone who needs extra stability following a serious knee injury thanks to the aluminium hinges situated on either side of the brace. This provides superior bilateral support, so the knee stays put, avoiding unnatural movements like hyperextension and twisting, so you can focus on your sports or exercise.
The brace, made of durable cotton-blended and neoprene fabrics, and featuring a curved design that works with the natural contour of your leg, feels comfortable on the knee. The brace also has elastic lycra mesh on the back to prevent odour and promote cooling, while the X-Fit system prevents the attachment straps from causing chafing.