Patella knee supports
Patella knee supports are designed to improve control of the patella (kneecap). There is a wide range of supports available to cater for different requirements. Our experienced orthotists will complete a full assessment to establish the best support available to help you achieve your goals.
What are the indications for use of a patella knee support?
There are many indications for using a patella knee support. These include:
- Knee pain
- Weakened knee
- Overuse injuries
- Patella dysfunction
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a patella knee support please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are patella knee supports often used for?
Patella knee supports can be used for many conditions including:
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Osgood schlatters
- Patellofemoral pain (Runner’s knee)
- Patella tendonitis (Jumper’s knee)
- Subluxation of the patella
- Patella hypermobility
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a patella knee support please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of patella knee supports?
There are many benefits that come from using a patella knee support. These include:
- Reduced pain
- Increased mobility
- Increased stability of the patella
- Reduced risk of patella subluxation
- Redistribution of forces around the knee
- Improved joint function
- Improved patella tracking
There are many benefits using a patella knee support to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of patella knee support is available?
Types of patella knee supports that may be used include:
- Patella knee brace
- Patella knee band/strap