I also posted this in 'The Med Tent' forum because I wasnt sure where it should go:
Can anyone suggest a good knee brace that I can use while running? I'm 46 years old and I have self-diagnosed osteoarthritis. I think the arthroscopic surgery I had a few years back for a torn meniscus along with many years of basketball and soccer have really weakened my left knee's connective tissue. I'm now finding that any increase in mileage is really being felt in my knee. I've been doing strengthening exercises for my quads and hams along with taking glucosamine but I'd like a little extra help in the form of a knee brace that I can use while running. I'd like something that is available over the counter. I've read some stuff about 'unloader braces' but I'm not sure if you can use them while running.
I used to wear a brace/cuff called Chopat which worked well for me. You may want to check it out to see if it will offer the support you are looking for. Pro-Tec also carries some models you may want to check out, http://www.pro-tecathletics.com/.
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