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Old 05-25-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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Anybody wear a knee brace building? I tore my knee at 14 playing basketball and dislocated it once or twice riding atvs in a reckless fashion. Now I'm in pain every damp or rainy day and just most days i general. My orthopedic gave me a neoprene hinged brace but i cant wear it most work days due to the kneeling and it cutting into behind my knee after awhile. Is anyone in the same boat?


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Old 05-25-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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Is it cutting in behind your knee because of Jeans?

I use sweat pants because jeans cut with knee pads

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Wear board shorts. Problem solved
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Its more the brace itself is so hard to maneuver in shorts help some its the hot days that make it worse because it sticks and chafes my leg. Guess i gotta suck it up and let my skin toughen up for it


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Get a better brace, I have 2 Don Joy braces that are very comfortable in hot weather and no binding.

Actually I have been using a Tommie Copper sleeve off and on over the last year and that is very comfortable.
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Do they have the bilateral hinge? I tried coper fit but it doesnt keep my knee supported.


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I've been in a knee brace off and on for 13 years. I blew my ACL playing basketball, then snowboarding, then chasing livestock on the ranch. Every time it heals to the point where I can do without it, I go and re-injure it.

I use a Champion, with the metal hinges, and it's hot and uncomfortable, but the alternative is to step away from the trade I love, and that's not gonna happen voluntarily, so you grit your teeth and get through it.


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Do they have the bilateral hinge? I tried coper fit but it doesnt keep my knee supported.


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Yes the DonJoy ones do and the material breathes also. There are even better ones available now, not cheap but worth it. Be prepared to spend $200 and up.
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I have a shock doctor 875. Its got a bi lateral hinge, and fits my rather large legs. Theres a little binding when on your knees, but it is not terrible. I hike in these too, in the summer, so I know they flex pretty well.
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For the past 20+ years I have been using a neoprene support by McDavid , not a brace though.
It has supported my knees from just the overall strain of construction work, they don't bind and can double as a knee pad for a short time. I swear by these things, probably one of the smarter longer term foresighted things I have done.

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Anybody wear a knee brace building?
at first glace I thought this should be in the framing section.
Any time you get joint damage/surgery, you're going to have arthritis, so cold/damp days won't be fun. Don't know of any resolution for the brace other than figure out how to wear it comfortably.
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I have a shock doctor 875. Its got a bi lateral hinge, and fits my rather large legs. Theres a little binding when on your knees, but it is not terrible. I hike in these too, in the summer, so I know they flex pretty well.

I just got one in the mail yesterday, very beefy brace. A little tight out of the box but very supportive. Hopefully it breaks in soon. The hinges are super tight


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I just got one from the orthos today, after he removed 40cc of fluid and gave me a cortisone shot. Last ditch effort before knee replacement. I'm walking better and straighter so far.

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