Are you having problems with your kneecap (patella)?
If you experience knee pain or have a knee injury, it can be a frustrating process trying to let it heal.
Patella related knee conditions and injuries can take months to heal, and can be painful during the time they are healing. One condition that is common for people suffering from knee problems is called "patellar tracking disorder". Patellar tracking disorder involves an imbalance in the knee that can cause the kneecap to shift or to move out of place. This generally occurs when the leg is bending or straightening.
Symptoms of patellar tracking disorder include an aching feeling under the kneecap or around the kneecap, and a popping, slipping or grinding of the patella. There can also be signs of swelling around the knee and some people feel like their knee is going to give out and not be able to support the weight of the body. There are many things that can cause patellar tracking conditions in people of all ages.
A patellar tracking disorder is usually caused by more than one issue. The combination of the shape of the kneecap, muscles in the leg that are too tight or too loose, and overuse may lead to what is known as patellar tracking disorder. Moreover, a severe blow to medial (inside) aspect of a healthy knee can knock a kneecap out of alignment. When your kneecap suffers with this kind of issue it can obviously be painful, but the stability of the patella can become a serious concern of yours very quickly.
Knee braces for patella stabilization are one of the best things that you can do if you have a patellar condition. They can provide the support to the knee area that you need to help you move and protect the knee while it is healing. If you experience feeling as though the knee is slipping from side to side, you can benefit from wearing a patella stabilization brace. The braces work by surrounding the patella area and helping to keep the patella in place during all kinds of movements that can further cause damage or patella deviation.
They are available in different levels of support, depending on what your needs are. If you are having problems with your kneecap you should not just think that the problem is going to go away by itself. Consider providing meaningful support to your knee.