If you are an active person and bothered by your knee pain for small activities, you can use a knee brace. A knee brace will provide your knee external support and make your activities much comfortable. What type of brace should I use? To choose a perfect brace you should know the reason behind your knee pain. There are different braces for different knee problems. The brace should support the injured structure without compromising the normal knee movement.

Childbirth The number of complete deliveries of a woman increases the likelihood of developing either the hip or knee arthritis. During pregnancy, females gain around 10 to 16 kg of weight, causing additional pressure on the joints. During pregnancy, posture is also compromised, which puts uneven pressure on knee joints for a long time.

Estrogen Hormones play an important role in osteoarthritis. There is a steep rise in osteoarthritis in women who have achieved menopause. Women who already have OA of the knee can have worsening of the symptoms during this time. Decline in the production of female hormone estrogen increases the risk of arthritis.

Testosterone Alternatively, a testosterone deficiency may put women at risk for osteoarthritis. Hormone testosterone helps in muscle building and men have stronger leg muscles than women. Strong muscles better support the knee joint and helps in reducing the risk of osteoarthritis.