Does your kneecap (patella) ever feel unstable?

Does it move out of place from time to time?

We can feel your pain. This article will discuss the issue of having a dislocating kneecap and it will also offer you some helpful (free) information that will give you some ideas in how to help you treat this kind of a knee problem.

1.) Dislocating Patella

When your kneecap does not ‘track” properly, you may have a kneecap that dislocates. Not only can this be an uncomfortable experience for you physically, it can also be a problem for you mentally to watch this kind of thing happen.

Usually this kind of issues happens when you bend and straighten your knee, like when you get out of a chair for example. You may also have other situation in which your knee cap starts to deviate.

2.) Treating A Dislocating Knee Cap With A Brace

One of the best ways for you to help stop the migration issues that you are having at your kneecap is by using a lightweight, low profile knee support. These supports usually include an elastic strap and a buttress that rests against the side of the kneecap.

The design helps by providing a slight lateral to medial force that will augment the kneecap and help it to not slide laterally. – Sometimes people will use tap to try and achieve this same kind of effect, but a drytex knee brace for example, with the strapping mechanism and buttress design that we talked about above can help more because it will not come off of you like tape will when you sweat or bend your knee.

3.) The Final Determination

The bottom line for is not whether your knee cap will deviate, as much as it might be to get a knee brace. We can understand where you are coming from. These braces typically do not cost people an “arm and a leg” and once people get them they usually can feel the benefits the moment that they put them on. – We just do not want you to look back with regrets, wishing that you would have taken the chance on a knee brace. Six months down the road, you may be extremely happy that you decided to add a little extra support to your knee.

Self diagnosis in not recommended. Medical advice should be sought from your physician. This is merely medical information about knee braces and how they can help people.

Source by Daniel P. Sims