Downhill skiing and snowboarding are activities that can cause knee pain. Can you hit the slopes safely despite knee pain? Yes, absolutely. With orthoses, many people enjoy a double bonus: pain relief and continued fun on the mountain.
Benefits of support from a knee brace or orthosis
The number one reason to opt for a knee brace or orthosis is to protect your knee. Whatever the source of your discomfort—old injury, weak knee, osteoarthritis, biomechanics issue or overuse—you certainly don’t want to aggravate it.
An orthotic device hugs the knee, holds it steady and helps the muscles contract more quickly. This controls twisting and helps you feel more stable and in control. It’s a good way to prevent accidents.
Reason number two: orthoses relieve knee pain. They take pressure off the joint and help the leg do the work. They also limit joint fatigue, so you can stay out on the slopes longer.