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Knee Braces & A TKR

Prior to my total knee replacement, I tried everything I could to avoid the pain. One thing I did was wear a knee brace. It was painful and I didn’t understand why. That is, until I saw an x-ray of my knee.

I had bone spurs on each side of my knee that had developed due to my knee being bone-on-bone. I have written other blog posts about my bone spurs. They just need to be discussed in this article since they play a major role.

A knee brace stabilizes the knee joint by compressing the muscles. I can see how a brace would work for many people with knee concerns. However, the muscle compression caused my bone spurs to dig into my nerves more than usual. That is what caused the pain from wearing a knee brace.

Knee braces may be great for others, but they sure did not work for me. It just goes to show that everyone is different.

Hope this helps others going through the same thing.

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