I hurt my knee going downhill and have been resting it for the past few days. Do knee wraps/braces work? Would I be able to recover faster if I wore one?
Sorry, it should say WRAP
Knee supports have their uses under the supervision of professional treatment. However, if you use them incorrectly then they can cause the knee to become weaker as it learns to rely on the support.
Generally I would say that you are better off treating the cause, which is most likely to be weak muscles or a muscle imbalance unless you know that you have something else wrong with your knees. Doing exercises like squats and lunges are a good way to build up the muscles around the knee joint
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