The knee is the cornerstone of walking, so it’s important that therapists who recommend braces select the right tool for the job. Healthline presents its 5 top knee brace choices and includes its selection criteria, product price, and performance profile.

Usually, treatment for knee pain starts with a combination of physical therapy (PT) and knee brace support. Each type of knee brace is designed to support a particular knee issue.

For a list of some of the most common knee issues and the general type of knee brace used for each, we spoke with Dr. Greg Minnis, a physical therapist at Excel Physical Therapy in New Jersey.

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