Do people feel a little discomfort in your knees after running for a long time, and people’s parents often complain of knee pain when they are getting older? Should people buy a knee support for maintenance? This article will share some useful knowledge about knee pads. Different knee pads have different functions, before choosing a knee brace, it is recommended that a doctor or a physical therapist conduct a systematic assessment of the condition and function of the knee joint injury.
Hard knee pads–focus on protection
Hard knee pads are characterized by a protective layer made of hard materials in the front, which can protect the front of the knee joint from impact, and further absorb the impact through the next layer of buffer layer. The material between the good hard shell and the knee joint patella There is a certain degree of flexibility. Hard knee pads are mostly fixed with straps, which can be adjusted according to the person’s size and exercise habits. The improper design of simple straps will easily run to the middle of the knees during the activity, and also need to adjust the position. The elastic layer under hard knee pads is mostly made of compressed foam plastic, which can withstand large pressure but feels hard, so the comfort is not enough. If there is an elastic buffer layer under the hard knee pad, it will improve comfort. This kind of hard knee brace is mainly used in the period of regaining movement just after knee surgery. At this time, the strength of the knee joint after surgery is not enough, and a hard knee brace is needed for all-round protection. In addition, this kind of knee protection is often used in strenuous sports such as skiing and skating that have a greater impact on the knee joint.