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Old 04-22-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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Looking for a durable knee brace

I walk for 2 hours/day, 4-5 times a week. I am looking for a good durable knee brace, but with so many out there, not sure which would be best. I assume a hinged one is better.


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Old 04-22-2015, 04:36 PM   #2
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I found this one in my local supermarket earlier this year, and I like it better than others I've tried.

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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I have several of the DonJoy braces including one with hinges. OA Adjuster.

You need to know the nature of the knee's condition as the braces are built for specific support; patella, lateral OA, Media OA, ACL support, etc.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:15 PM   #4
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Inthegroove knee brace is great for patella femoral syndrome. It retrains the thigh muscles to hold the leg bones in place so the patella tracks "in the groove".
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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Update on the inthegroove knee brace. As DD has worn it for 8 hours today while standing and walking and all swelling is controlled and most pain. I love it. It does not work if she sits down. Weight bearing while wearing the brace is the key. You'll see DD in the picture with braces on both knees.
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Zerogravity: Thank you! Thank you! I have a patella problem from limping due to my ankle problem. The In The Groove brace completely relieves the knee pain! I'm thrilled!

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Old 06-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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I fell one time and hurt my knee. It was a bad sprain. If I go on long hikes or walk all day on vacation, I found my knee starts hurting like it's not working quite right. I went to a medical brace place in our city and asked if they sold braces for occasional use without a RX. He fitted me with a lightweight brace with a metal hinge and Velcro straps and it works perfectly. I carry it in my suitcase, just in case. It cost $125.

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