Knee-Pain-Explained.com has size charts for knee braces from various retailers. The website also lists knee braces in these categories: specific conditions, support level, style and manufacturer, notes Knee-Pain-Explained.com.
In order to get the right knee brace, an individual should consult a health care professional to get an accurate diagnosis. The doctor needs a list of specific symptoms, such as popping or swelling, as well as the specific area of the knee in which the pain resides. The physician also needs to know when and how the pain began, says Knee-Pain-Explained.com. Before a doctor’s exam and during recovery, patients can use other forms of treatment besides bracing. One very important acronym to remember is PRICE, which stands for protect, rest, ice, compress and elevate, as described on WebMD.