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Knee Pain and Injury Causes and Solutions | BioSkin Bracing

KNEE INJURY EDUCATION

The knee is one of the strongest and most complicated joints in the human body. Three bones come together to form the structure of the knee joint: the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The ends of the bones are lined with a smooth tissue called articular cartilage. This allows the bones to glide over each other during flexion and extension of the joint. There are four major ligaments that hold these bones in place; two on the outside of the femur and tibia (medial and lateral collateral ligaments) and two that crisscross in the middle of the joint (anterior and posterior collateral ligaments). In between the bones that meet to form the knee joint are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as a cushion and "shock absorber" for the joint. These pieces of cartilage are the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. The knee joint also contains two major tendons and 11 bursae. Any number of these structures can become weakened or damaged for many different reasons.

COMMON KNEE INJURIES AND CONDITIONS

An injured knee is often very painful and can really slow you down. BioSkin knee braces are designed to help reduce pain, restore mobility, and provide support to the joint while your body heals. Learn more about the following common knee injuries and the best products for specific knee conditions to help get you back on your feet.

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    Patella Tracking Disorders
    The most common type of patella tracking disorders is a lateral tracking patella. Use a patella stabilizer brace to promote proper patellar tracking and relieve knee pain.
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  • How do you injure your ACL or PCL?
    ACL and PCL Tear Anterior
    The ACL is the most common ligament to sprain or tear in the knee. Athletes in high intensity sports frequently sprain or tear this ligament due to sharp and sudden movements.
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The BioSkin Difference

When you buy a BioSkin knee brace, we guarantee that you’re getting a superior product. For the past 25 years, we’ve worked to develop and source the best materials, so that our braces are both comfortable and supportive. Our proprietary fabrics are soft and breathable with four-way stretch, and you’ll never find neoprene or latex in BioSkin products.

BioSkin

Cool
Breathable
Hypoallergenic
1 millimeter

Neoprene

Hot
Doesn’t breathe
Common skin irritant
7+ millimeters

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