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Any recommendations which Knee Brace to buy?

Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2008, Le Puy route 2013
#1
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good supportive knee brace I can purchase for my Camino?

My right knee isn't in it's best condition (apparently, I have shattered cartilage. I'm not having any problems with it at the moment) although I want to do everything I can to look after it whilst on my walk.

Thanks again
Love, peace and smile to you all
Sonia
:D
 
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#2
Here in the States I go to a local pharmacy store and talk with the pharmacist about the diff possibilities. I take 2, just in case. I've found the quality to be better here than the ones I've seen in Spain. Best, xm 8)
 

Magnara

Maggie Ramsay
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago de Compostela (2005) Via Francigena (2010) Le Puy to St Jean (2014)
#3
I went to my physiotherapist who chose the right one for my condition and the right size.
 
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#4
Good you did this prior to walking. I'm in the process of having my feet checked! Best, xm 8)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2008, Le Puy route 2013
#5
Hi All,

Magnara that's great advice! I'll book into see a physio, who can help me select a good support brace for my knee.

Xm like you, I've booked in to see a podaitrist as well. One of the guys from the adventure stores, highly recommended this. It may require me to wear orthopedics, if this helps out all the better.

Thanks folks, I appreciate the advice.

Love, light and smiles to you both
Sonia
:D
 
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Anonymous

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#6
I wear a McDavid hinged knee brace (not all the time)
find at http://www.firstaid4sport.co.uk/Product ... 0&CatID2=0

My knee was ripped open in a trauma a long time ago, then sort of stuffed back together. The thing about the hinged brace is that it keeps the knee tracking linearly - just doesn't allow those sideways and other movements that stress the joint so. A really top brace. The only problem for me was that on truly rough ground, because it didn't allow my knee to flex sideways, I sometimes stumbled - but then - my knee kept in good condition.
Ached, certainly - a brace isn't a cure after all.

Physio (though I prefer osteopaths) is good and you really do need to look at yourself naked in front of a full length mirror - score a gold star if you are aligned properly, usually you will find tilted pelvis and/or shoulders dropping down one side, with slightly twisted spine - not surprising the lower levels get problems! A good podiatrist can offer specific shoe inserts that will straighten you up - amazing (though I've never tried it - and my problems aren't caused by normal wear and tear or athletic injury).
 



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