What Knee Brace is Right for You?

Photo of a woman with a knee braceKnee braces are removable medical devices designed to stabilize the knee joint. They may be used to provide added support to prevent injury or to stabilize the knee following an injury to facilitate healing, comfort, and mobility. The right knee brace for your needs will depend upon the level of support you require while walking or performing other activities.

  • Elastic Knee Braces - Elastic knee braces are lightweight support devices ideal for injury prevention or stabilization of the knee following a minor sprain or strain. These supports provide light constriction without limiting your range of motion. Many athletes choose to wear elastic knee braces for added support because of their breathability and versatility of use.
  • Neoprene Knee Braces - Neoprene is a durable material known for its heat-trapping qualities. Knee supports made of neoprene are ideal for wintertime wear, as they keep the joint warm and facilitate circulation even in cold weather. Neoprene material stretches in all four directions while maintaining its shape and structure to provide more support than a lighter elastic knee brace. These are ideal braces to wear for long periods of time, as they are unlikely to slip or cause discomfort.
  • Hinged Knee Braces - A hinged knee brace provides a higher level of support and stabilization to the knee joint than elastic or neoprene braces. Hinged knee braces are best for individuals who suffer from some type of lateral or medial instability of the knee. This type of brace may be worn following a more severe injury, such as an ACL tear, or following knee surgery to keep the joint stable during recovery.

ACG Medical Supply offers a variety of knee braces and support options to meet every need. Call us at 1-844-463-0737 to talk to a staff member, or send e-mail to, for help finding the right product for you.