How To Correctly Put On a Knee Brace
If you have an injury or are recovering from surgery, you may need to wear a knee brace. Putting on a knee brace correctly can help you heal and prevent further injury.
When putting on a knee brace, it is important to follow the instructions that come with the brace. Many braces have a specific order in which they must be put on, and this ensures that the brace is effective.
Some braces need to be put on before you put on your socks or pants. Others can be put on over clothing. Make sure you know which type of brace you have before you begin.
If you are putting on a knee brace over clothing, first loosen all of the straps. Then, position the brace over the knee so that the pads are on the sides of the joint. The straps should be on the outside of your leg.
Once the brace is in place, tighten the straps until the brace feels snug but not too tight. You should be able to move your knee freely when the brace is properly adjusted.
If you are putting on a knee brace before socks or pants, first position the brace over the knee so that the pads are on the sides of the joint. The straps should be on the outside of your leg.
Next, fasten the bottom strap first, and then the top strap. Make sure the straps are not too tight.
Once the brace is in place, put on your socks or pants over the brace. Make sure the clothing is not too tight so that you can still move your knee freely.
If you have any questions about how to correctly put on a knee brace, be sure to ask your doctor or physical therapist. Wearing a knee brace correctly will help you heal and prevent further injury.