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    Knee braces

    Anyone know of a good supportive knee brace made specifically for cycling or at least allows for good movement? Thanks.

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    I am of the opinion that if you need a brace, you should really be resting or decreasing the distance or intensity to the point it is no longer painful. But this may depend on why you need it. It can also make you dependent on said brace, by limiting the need of your tendons and muscles to support your knee. Since the brace does it, they don't have to. You can end up with a very unstable knee, more prone to injuries. So, why do you need a brace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    I am of the opinion that if you need a brace, you should really be resting or decreasing the distance or intensity to the point it is no longer painful. But this may depend on why you need it. It can also make you dependent on said brace, by limiting the need of your tendons and muscles to support your knee. Since the brace does it, they don't have to. You can end up with a very unstable knee, more prone to injuries. So, why do you need a brace?
    My job requires me to sometimes be in an akward position in which my left inner knee sometimes suffers.

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    My job requires me to sometimes be in an akward position in which my left inner knee sometimes suffers.
    Maybe its just because I work at a very large company, but this sort of thing would be unacceptable. We have ergo assessments of our work stations to ensure that nothing causes us pain or injury. Even some of the most dangerous jobs can be made very safe with a little planning and equipment. Sorry, I can't help with the knee brace, which is what you asked for, but I it seems to make more sense to fix the problem rather than put a "bandaid" over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    Anyone know of a good supportive knee brace made specifically for cycling or at least allows for good movement? Thanks.
    http://www.leadingmd.com/isnew/home.htm
    http://www.innovationsports.com/

    this company has top notch braces...however, you get what you pay for!

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