Ask a Physical Therapist


I have knee pain…Should I wear a brace?

“Braces are a great idea to give joints stability, and wearing a brace while running can be a good idea to prevent further injury.  But, they should not be used long-term.  Continued use of a brace can cause dependence and lead to muscle atrophy. If you continue to have knee pain, it is important to consult your doctor or your physical therapist to find out what is going on and correct the issue,” Megan Walker, PT, DPT Advanced Physical Therapy Center of Grand Blanc Clinic Director.

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