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How Sports Knee Support Braces Work?

In many cases, if you have injured a joint during a sporting activity, your medical practitioner will recommend you wear a support brace. A Sports support brace is an external supportive device which is designed to stabilise the joints, provide support and assist in your recovery. Sports Support Braces are made for a variety of body parts including knees, back, wrists, elbows and ankles. Knee Support braces are particularly common as this area can be prone to injury from sporting activities, as well as in everyday activities for overweight or older persons.

What is a sports knee brace and how does it help?

A sports knee brace is a supportive fabric accessory which is worn over the injured knee in order to provide added stability. The brace, usually made from strong hypoallergenic fabrics, fits tightly to the knee and much like sports tapes locks down the joint so it can only move in motions which will benefit recovery. However, unlike sports tapes, a sports knee brace can be removed and reused.

The knee brace can, if prescribed, be easily worn everyday without discomfort. This allows for the daily strain put on a highly active knee joint to be reduced, allowing for a greater opportunity for a timely recovery. Many injuries, especially those to major joints may heal well but result in reduced mobility and strength. Wearing a knee brace can help you to regain confidence in a recently recovered knee, returning to exercise and sport quickly.

Why do athletes wear knee braces?

Injury Prevention:
Participating in sports can put significant strain on muscles and joints due to the high energy demands, physical exhaustion, physicality and bodily contact involved. This is why many players wear braces on areas of their body which they feel are prone to injury. Wearing a knee brace to prevent an injury can often play a vital role in protecting against an injury or limiting the chance at reinjury.

Knee braces used in this way are often referred to as function braces. Functional braces are usually more lightweight than a standard knee brace and provide the additional strength and support but allow for a wider range of motion as to not hinder participation in sport.

Recovery:
When recovering from an injury, you may feel like you are be back to normal functionality but the joint may still be weak. During this time it is beneficial to wear a supportive knee brace to increase your chances of recovery to 100% without any setbacks.

For example, at the end of your recovery period you may feel as though you can jump back into sport and play as you had prior to the injury, but doing so may risk the chance of reinjury. Therefore, a knee brace can be worn to secure your recovering joint and provide added strength until you are certain your injured knee has recovered successfully. A complete recovery from a knee injury could take as long as 6 months in good cases. Therefore if you are returning to sport early or you are wanting to get back into exercise quickly, it would be worthwhile considering a knee brace.

Swelling:
Many minor injuries to a knee can result in swelling which can be painful, uncomfortable and significantly restrict mobility. Swelling occurs when blood is rushed to the site of an injury, which in turn increases pressure and the area swells up. Swelling can delay the healing process and slow your overall recovery. A great way to reduce swelling is to compress the area using a compression brace. Compression knee braces are effective in reducing swelling and discomfort. These kinds of braces are not ideal for extended use but are helpful in recovery, especially using the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method.

Supporting an Injured or Weak Knee:
After first injuring your knee your practitioner will likely recommend that you wear a knee brace. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, you will be requested to wear the brace anywhere between a week to multiple months. A supportive knee brace is highly effective when worn during the rehabilitation of an injury. These types of braces are usually heavier, highly strengthened and more substantial in size than other braces, as they are designed to protect the knee at its weakest time. The additional support that the brace provides ensures that you are less likely to cause damage and prevent the required healing to occur. Whilst wearing a rehabilitative knee brace your mobility will be highly reduced and they are usually less comfortable when compared to other knee braces. But if your recovery remains on track, you will out of this brace and into a smaller supportive knee brace relatively quickly.

Our range of Biosport support braces are made from high quality, specially designed medical grade fabrics and meet the strict Australian standards. Biomed is committed to maintaining the ISO 9001 quality management certification for our products. This certification demonstrates the reliability of our products and reassures our customers that the sporting support braces we sell are of the highest standards.

Biomed is a leading medical and sporting fabric manufacturer, who has been providing superior medical fabric products to patients for decades. Our premium Sporting Support Braces are trusted by sports people and professional athletes throughout Australia. For more information on our full range of Medical Sporting Support Braces, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

Elbow Sporting Braces


An Elbow Sporting Brace, is a wrap-around strap style brace. The elbow sporting brace helps to relieve tendon pain such as tennis elbow (epicondylitis lateral) and similar muscle and tendon attachment site irritation or inflammation. Its integral pressure cushion (pad) relieves pressure on the tendon attachments at precisely the right points. It can be worn on either the left or the right arm.

Studies show that the use of an elbow brace helps to reduce pain and improves grip strength for athletes who suffer from tennis elbow. Such athletes that suffer from this condition include Golfers and Tennis players. The elbow sporting brace effectively works by absorbing the pain as a result from the force that would normally be transmitted from the elbow injury.

Do elbow braces help with elbow tendonitis?

The short answer is YES!

When athletes wear an Elbow Sporting Brace, they may feel some pain be alleviated which may be associated with elbow tendonitis. The Sporting Elbow Brace helps by applying pressure to the muscles and as a result, helps to stabilize the affected area in the elbow, when the elbow brace is worn.

How should the elbow brace be applied?

The elbow brace is a strap which should be wrapped around the forearm, approximately 6 cm from the top of the elbow. The elbow brace should be applied over the largest part of the muscles on the back of the forearm. The strap should then be tightened in this position and it should not be tightened too tight. It should be comfortable to wear, without cutting off the blood circulation to the arm.

Elbow Braces work a little differently from Knee or Back support braces, as they do not hold the elbow in place, as this would not allow the arm or elbow to move freely. They work by applying pressure to the affected area, to ultimately help relieve pain.

What makes a good Elbow Sporting Brace?

There are many types of elbow braces on the market, but when determining which elbow brace is the right choice for you, you should consider elbow braces which provide the following key benefits:

  • Is made using Nano Technology
  • Individually adaptable for the perfect fit
  • Manufactured under strict Australian Guidelines
  • It is light, elastic and breathable
  • One that provides increased stability during movement
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Provides security and may help to relieve pain
  • Antibacterial, Hypo-allergenic, heat trapping and deodorizing abilities

Biomed manufacture Elbow Braces, here in Sydney Australia and have been manufacturing medical grade fabrics for more than 30 years. Their Elbow Sporting Braces are individually adaptable for the perfect fit, are easy to put on and take off, come in one universal size, are light, elastic and breathable and are up to the task of helping to relieve pain in the elbow joint.

The manufacture of Elbow Sporting Braces, include fabrics, which are made from Charcoal and are infused with Nano Particles. These Sporting Elbow Braces are infused with minerals including Copper & Silver. The Nanoparticles are woven into the fabric, and provide many health benefits to the person, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Elbow Sporting Braces can be worn at night, as the elbow sport brace helps to keep the muscles from working or shortening. However, if pain persists it is wise to consult your General practitioner, to explore the origins of the injury.

Biomed with its range of Sporting Support Braces, is an Elbow-Sporting Brace Manufacturer in Sydney. All Biomed medical fabric products meet the strict Australian and business standards, and as a company is committed to maintaining their ISO 9001 certification for quality management, of their Sporting Support fabric products. This demonstrates the quality and reliability of their products to not only provide customer comfort but also reliability and reassurance to customers who use their sporting fabric products on a daily-basis.

Biomed is a leading Sporting Support Brace Company, who has been providing superior medical fabric products to patients for decades in addition to providing Sporting Elbow Braces to sportspeople and professional athletes that may be suffering from some type of tendonitis. For more information on our full range of Medical Sporting Support Braces, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

Benefits of sport support braces

Sporting Support Braces, provide strength, flexibility and support to a person or athletes muscles and joints, which can promote recovery and even provide protection from further damage associated with sporting activities.

Additionally, Sport Support Braces, are also commonly used in the rehabilitation of injuries, and provide the patient, with an extra layer of protection, which also provides peace of mind to the person on their road to recovery.

Common types of Sporting Support Braces include:

  • Sporting Knee Support Braces
  • Sporting Elbow Support Braces
  • Sporting Ankle Support Braces
  • Sporting Back Support Braces

These Sporting Support Braces, are all made from a range of high quality, latex free fabrics, which incorporate Nano technology. These cutting-edge processes allow Biomed to infuse the medical fabric with bamboo charcoal and minerals such as copper and silver.

These Nanoparticles in the fabric, provide many health benefits to the person, some of which include:

  • Help kill bacteria
  • Make clothing Odour-resistant
  • Improve insulation
  • Lower body temperatures

Click Here to see additional health benefits of Medical Sporting Support Braces

Biomed manufacture Sporting Support Brace Fabric, which is stringently tested and engineered to suit Australian Standards and can provide tremendous support to people looking to aid their recovery or prevent injuries from recurring.

BioSport is the latest range of Sporting Support Fabrics that sit under the BioMed range of Medical Fabrics. This latest range of Sporting Support Braces, provides the market with a range of tried and tested products, which have been developed here in Australia but more importantly can be customised for clients, wishing to source a Sporting Support Brace, which is manufactured under an ISO 9001 certification for quality management.

How does a Sporting Support Brace Work?

A sporting support brace works by providing a support around a joint, which may be unaligned. The support brace is made from a stretchy fabric which not only provides support but also provides stability by stimulating the skin. Additionally, the Sporting Support Brace encourages the brain to send electrical pulses to the sensors in the muscles, so-as-to keep the muscles in the affected area active, hence increasing blood-flow and ultimately promoting muscle recovery.

The Support Brace also ensures less pressure is applied to joints, which may be affected by Arthritis for example, and as a result helps to relieve pain in the affected area. By wearing the Sport Support Brace either as an injury protecting device or as a preventative measure, the benefits to people who may suffer from joint or muscle pain, may receive tremendous benefits which not only include pain management but also promote increased recovery times.

Biomed with its range of Sporting Support Braces, is a Medical Sporting Fabric Manufacturer in Sydney. All Biomed medical fabric products meet the strict Australian and business standards, and as a company is committed to maintaining their ISO 9001 certification for quality management, of their Sporting Support fabric products. This demonstrates the quality and reliability of their products to not only provide customer comfort but also reliability and reassurance to customers who use their sporting fabric products on a daily-basis.

Biomed is a leading medical and sporting fabric manufacturer, who has been providing superior medical fabric products to patients for decades in addition to providing Sporting Support Braces to sportspeople and professional athletes. For more information on our full range of Medical Sporting Support Braces, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

Support brace for knee


A Knee Support Brace, is a wrap-around brace, with knee straps, that provide mild to moderate support to the knee. Additionally, the Knee Support Brace may also provide a level of pain relief, as a result from the support it provides to affected areas, which may be injured.

Biomed manufacture Knee Support Braces, here in Sydney Australia and have been manufacturing medical grade fabrics for more than 30 years.

The manufacture of Knee Support Braces, include fabrics, which are made from Charcoal and are infused with Nano Particles. These Sporting Knee Support Braces are infused with minerals including Copper & Silver. The Nanoparticles which are woven into the fabric, and provide many health benefits to the person, which can be viewed by clicking here.

There are many debates as to whether Knee Brace Supports help with knee pain, because knee braces also affect mobility of the knee, but whilst the knee support brace helps to protect the joints and muscles around the knee, whilst doing so reduces the load on the muscle and joints, hence reducing pressure and pain associated with the injury.

The best knee supports available are generally the Wraparound knee braces and straps. These wraparound knee braces provide a mild to moderate support to the knee, for pain associated with ligament instabilities and tendonitis.

Knee Braces can be worn all day, should you have an injury which requires constant protection and support. Knee Braces should also be worn if you are playing sport or if you are involved in any type of physical activity.

However, it is not recommended that knee braces are worn during sleep, nor should you wear a knee support brace whilst swimming. This is because during these times, there is no pressure or load applied to the muscles or joints, and during sleep is when healing may be promoted.

How do you know which Knee Support Brace is right for you?

Firstly, it is highly recommended that you seek advice from a medical practitioner, Physiotherapist, or Chiropractor. These clinicians, will first help to diagnose the patients’ injuries and from they can recommend which recovery or rehabilitation approach the patient will need to undertake.

Once the medical practitioner has determined a Knee Support Brace is warranted and may help with recovery, whilst providing protection to the patient, it is then wise to purchase a Knee Support Brace, which has the following characteristics:

  • Is made using Nano Technology
  • Individually adaptable for the perfect fit
  • Manufactured under strict Australian Guidelines
  • It is light, elastic and breathable
  • One that provides increased stability during movement
  • Provides protection against lateral twisting
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Provides security and may help to relieve pain
  • Antibacterial, Hypo-allergenic, heat trapping and deodorizing abilities

Biomed with its range of Sporting Support Braces, is a Knee Support Brace Manufacturer in Sydney. All Biomed medical fabric products meet the strict Australian and business standards, and as a company is committed to maintaining their ISO 9001 certification for quality management, of their Sporting Support fabric products. This demonstrates the quality and reliability of their products to not only provide customer comfort but also reliability and reassurance to customers who use their sporting fabric products on a daily-basis.

Biomed is a leading Sporting Support Brace Company, who has been providing superior medical fabric products to patients for decades in addition to providing Sporting Knee Support Braces to sportspeople and professional athletes. For more information on our full range of Medical Sporting Support Braces, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.