Friday, August 16, 2019

How Bioavailable Supplements Work

BetterYou sublingual workout recovery vitamins and supplements are an effective method for delivering essential nutrients directly to the bloodstream. Sublingual administration has been scientifically proven to deliver active ingredients with up to 2.5 times efficacy. That's because the soft tissues in your mouth contain hundreds of small blood vessels, which are capable of taking the ingredients in each product directly into circulation. Unlike absorption through the intestines where many nutrients are typically lost, sublingual or transdermal application is more beneficial for repair and recovery.

Studies have shown that the use of transdermal magnesium significantly increases magnesium levels in the bloodstream, and that magnesium levels are increased more and faster than with traditional caplets. Transdermal magnesium spray is an effective way to increase your magnesium levels. Magnesium helps to ease muscle tension and is recommended for athletes and those with excess soreness or muscle fatigue. BetterYou magnesium can be applied directly to the skin, where it's quickly absorbed through the pores and into the blood vessels beneath. Transdermal magnesium is ideal for sports recovery because skin application allows you to bypass the digestive system, where some of the product’s efficacy is lost.

If traditional iron supplements cause you discomfort, you're not alone. A healthy dose of iron can cause a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, which causes many people to abandon iron supplementation altogether. However, iron supplementation is critical for some, including women who are pregnant or have heavy menstrual cycles, those with malabsorption issues and athletes. Adequate iron levels fight fatigue, contribute to a healthy immune system and ensure normal cognitive function. Traditional forms of supplementation such as tablets and capsules must first pass the iron through the small intestine to be properly absorbed. If you've taken an iron supplement in the past, you may have stopped taking it because you experienced nausea, flatulence, pain, constipation or diarrhea. BetterYou iron sprays are specifically formulated with iron that's quickly absorbed and gentle on the stomach.

Vitamin D3 deficiency has been a global epidemic for well over a decade. Although your body
naturally creates vitamin D from the sun, the CDC warns there's no such thing as a healthy tan. Sun-tanned skin is damaged skin. Any change in the color of your skin after spending time outside—whether sunburn or suntan—shows damage from UV rays.
Lower exposure to sunlight, poor supplementation and inadequate diets have caused billions of people across the globe to become deficient in this essential vitamin. A vitamin D deficiency can speed up obesity, diabetes, the development of cancers, hypertension, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoporosis and neuro-degenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.
BetterYou sprays deliver a daily dose of bioavailable vitamin D3 in just one spray. Using the most absorbable form of vitamin D, BetterYou sprays are 52% more effective than tablets and capsules.

B12 is a water-soluble B vitamin that can generally be obtained through dietary means. However, vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal products - particularly meat and dairy - which makes those with restrictive diets, such as vegans, particularly vulnerable to developing a vitamin B12 deficiency.
B12 plays an important role in keeping your nerves healthy, maintaining normal neurological and psychological functions including reasoning, concentration and memory, and supporting the production of red blood cells. B12 is also necessary for the metabolism of folic acid, which makes this vitamin even more critical for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding.

BetterYou uses the most bioavailable ingredients on the market to create their array of safe and effective health supplements, and all intraoral vitamin sprays are convenient and nutritionally complete. To use sublingual sprays, simply spray the inside of your cheek; absorption commences immediately upon impact.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

At-Home Massage Tips and Product Guide

Whether you’re a massage pro or a beginner, an at-home massage is a fantastic way to relax. Not only does it comes with the general benefits of a massage including improved circulation and pain reduction, but it also comes with the comfort of being in your own home. Here are some of our top tips for at-home massage techniques.

Take your time.
Slow down and focus on areas that feel tense. Try to think of areas that might be tighter than others. For example, do you often sit hunched over a desk, causing neck and shoulder pain? Perhaps you work out often and experience a lot of muscle tension in your legs? Take time to tend to the areas that need it most. Remember, it’s a massage, not a race!

Create a relaxing environment. 
Turn down the lighting and put on some soft music. Burn a candle with a relaxing scent or use an essential oil diffuser. Although you aren’t at a spa, it’s important make your surroundings as pleasant and soothing as possible. After all, the goal of a massage is to relieve stress and tension.

Avoid pinching or grabbing muscles.
The goal of a massage is to relax muscles, not injure them. Like with exercise, muscles need to be warmed up before the use of intense pressure. Use your whole hand to begin the massage. Keep your fingers together as you warm up the muscles for a few minutes. Then, slowly, you can begin to knead as necessary.

Listen to the body.
Whether you are massaging yourself or someone else, it’s important to continually check-in. If you’re massaging yourself, be mindful of the sensations you feel. If you’re massaging someone else, frequently ask them how they feel. Don’t be afraid to lighten up on the pressure, apply more massage product or take a break if needed. Listening is one of the most important components of massage.

Use the right massage product.
It’s important to use the right product for a successful at-home massage. Between lotions and creams, it can get confusing to find an option that is best suited for your needs. Premax offers a variety of versatile, high-quality massage tools. Created by spots physiotherapist Randall Cooper, these products are perfect for your at-home massage arsenal. We’ll take you through the best ways to use each Premax product.

For a quick massage, lotion is your best choice. Its lightweight formula quickly absorbs into the skin, making for a mess-free massage. Lotion is also perfect for targeting dry areas because of its moisturizing properties. Premax’s non-greasy massage lotion features sweet almond oil and shea butter for soft skin. It’s especially good for giving yourself (or someone else) a luxurious head, face or neck massage at home. Because it has the most amount of glide, we recommend lotion for gentler massage techniques such as Swedish massage.

If you want to try a more in-depth massage, a cream will likely
work better. Because of its thicker consistency, it delivers more resistance than lotion. This feature makes it easy to glide and work on larger surface areas like the back or shoulders without the product sinking into the skin too quickly. Its higher resistance also allows you the freedom to spend more time on tense areas if needed. The Premax Essential Massage Cream is versatile enough for a number of different massage techniques, making it ideal for both massage experts and beginners alike. Ingredients like patchouli and ylang-ylang have a pleasing aroma that soothes the mind in addition to the body.

We know that for sports massage and trigger point therapy, resistance is key. However, it’s just as important to have a product that assists with a smooth glide. The Premax Original Massage Cream offers both in one screw-top jar. Different to Premax’s Essential cream, this thick cream has a firm resistance, great for kneading out those knots at home. If you want to deeply concentrate on one area of the body, this cream works best. It also has a light peppermint and lavender scent, creating a pleasant aromatherapy experience.

Trigger Point Self Massage

Trigger point techniques are used in professional settings to relieve tension, both via massage and dry needling. Here we’ll learn how someone can use trigger point therapy at home, in between therapy appointments.

Who can benefit from manual trigger point therapy?

Trigger points often present as “regional, persistent pain that results in a decreased range of motion of the muscle in question”. It is common for trigger point pain to appear in muscles that maintain posture, during muscle activity. However, trigger points can also present constant pain in rare cases. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s possible that you are dealing with a trigger point related issue.

Due to busy schedules, financial obligations and a variety of other real-world circumstances, it’s unlikely that you are able to fit in an appointment every time you need one to professionally alleviate this sort of muscular tension and stiffness. However, that does not nullify the importance of relieving those muscle knots as soon as they arise, rather than waiting until your schedule permits.

Trigger point techniques are widely used by professionals in order to alleviate body stiffness and tension, but recent studies have shown that a manual or at-home trigger point massage can also be highly effective in terms of pain moderation and tension release. Self-massage for trigger points can also have “superior short-term outcomes” for patients struggling with plantar heel pain, in particular.

Finding trigger points for self-massage

The first step in manual trigger point therapy is understanding where and how to find sensitive spots that will assist in overall pain reduction. The most common physical manifestations of a trigger point are:

  • Hypersensitive area of muscle that may be slightly harder than usual
  • Radiation of pain throughout the area when trigger point is pressed on using fingers or trigger point ball

Tips for at-home trigger point therapy

If you have visited a physician and determined the exact location of your trigger point, trigger point balls can be an excellent tool for providing overall pain reduction by massaging your trigger point. One study compared this sort of trigger point therapy to sham therapy in patients struggling with unilateral shoulder pain caused by pressure points, revealing that the manual trigger point therapy was significantly more effective than the placebo treatment. To use a trigger point ball:

  • Position it on the chosen trigger point
  • For back or glute pain, place the ball between the floor and the trigger point and slowly roll in order to reduce tension
  • For shoulder and upper back, place the ball between a wall and the trigger point
  • For neck pain, use the palm to apply pressure to the ball and roll back and forth

If you can’t exactly determine the trigger point that is the root of your generalized muscle pain, using a trigger point foam roller can provide a self-massage that covers a larger surface area of muscle at a time. In addition to trigger point therapy, this type of foam roller can also be used to assist with:

  • IT Band injuries
  • General muscle tightness
  • Exercise recovery
  • Yoga or pilates

For a mixture of the localized pressure from the trigger point ball and the more general massage capabilities of the foam roller, we recommend using a spiky massage ball, whose soft spikes rejuvenate muscle by targeting tension and stimulating blood flow, similar to the effects of a professional sports massage. The spiky massage ball is used in the same way as the trigger point balls, but is often used as well for the treatment of aching feet caused by plantar fasciitis.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Compression Shorts for Adductor Pain and Weakness

Most adults have experienced a strain at some point during their lives; a strain injury can affect any
muscle but is most common in the back, neck, shoulders and legs. Oftentimes, strains are simply referred to as a "pulled muscle", which is an accurate description of what happens during a strain, since a strain is caused by a muscle being stretched beyond capacity.

When you experience a "pulled groin", you’ve stretched the muscles that are also known as the hip adductors. There are three muscles that comprise the hip adductor, all of which can potentially be affected by a sports injury.
The adductor muscles are responsible for thigh adduction and rotation, as well as proper extension of the hip. An adductor strain is most common in sports such as soccer, hockey, tennis, sprinting, rugby and baseball. That's because the adductor muscle group becomes most challenged when rotation occurs, typically during a sudden movement when an athlete changes direction or kicks a ball using the inside of their foot. During actions such as these, the groin muscles have to contract to generate oppositional forces, which places a significant load on the entire adductor complex.

While anyone could potentially suffer an adductor injury, some people are more inclined.

Factors that put you at higher risk for a groin pull include:

  • Sports & activities that require sudden changes in direction
  • Sports & activities that require sudden exaggerated force
  • Weak adductors from chronic under-use
  • Muscle fatigue from overuse
  • Improper stretching
  • Excessive pronation
  • A previous injury
  • Advancing age

Exercises to Strengthen the Adductor Complex

While injuries are never 100 percent preventable, there are ways to protect yourself. Stretching and strengthening your muscles while focusing on small as well as large muscle groups, are an integral part of staying fit and healthy.
Since your adductor complex is comprised of several individual muscles, there are a range of exercises available to you. Creating a strong and flexible hip will help you to not only prevent injuries during workouts but also in your day to day activities.

Adductor Squeeze

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor
  • With a Pilates ring or exercise ball between your thighs, bring your knees together slowly for 5 seconds before relaxing
  • Repeat for several minutes

Forward, Backward & Side Lunges

  • Forward Lunging
  • Standing with your feet hip-width apart, take a confident step forward onto your right leg
  • Shift your weight forward
  • Begin to bend your knees, taking care not to extend your right knee beyond your right toe
  • Lower your body until your right thigh is parallel to the floor
  • Press the right heel into the ground to return to a standing position
  • Repeat using other leg

Backward Lunging

  • Standing with your feet hip-width apart, take a confident step backward onto your right leg
  • Shift your weight forward
  • Keeping your knee positioned directly over your ankle, lower your hips until your right thigh is parallel to the floor
  • Drive back up through the heel
  • Repeat using other leg

Side Lunging

  • Standing with your feet hip-width apart, take a slow step out to the side with your right leg
  • With toes pointed forward, shift your weight to the right
  • Keeping your left leg straight, lower your hips so that your right knee does not extend past your toes
  • Push through your right heel to return to your starting position
  • Repeat using other leg

Groin Stretch

  • Take a wide stance
  • With your toes pointed slightly outward at a comfortable ankle, drop your hips
  • Keeping your chest up, use your elbows to push your knees out and back while relaxing into this position

Hip Extension

  • Beginning on all fours, shift your weight to the left and raise your right leg up behind you
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds before releasing and switching to the other leg

  • This exercise can also be performed using light to medium strength resistance tubing or a resistance band.

Hip Flexor Stretch

  • Begin this stretch as you would a lunge, taking a large step forward with your right knee
  • Kneel with your left knee on the floor, creating a 90 degree angle with the leg in front of you
  • With your palms on your lower back, slightly arch your back while sinking into your hip
  • Lean forward into your hip while engaging your core and buttock
  • Hold for 30 seconds, Repeat using other leg

Lateral Jumping

  • With feet slightly apart and knees bended to a squat position, push upward through the heels to jump side to side
  • Jump over tape on the floor
  • Jump to two opposing cones
  • Jump over a small obstacle
  • Jump onto a plyobox
  • Perform at 30- to 60-second intervals

Strain Management

A strain should be managed with rest, ice, compression and proper physical therapy. You can further alleviate pain and discomfort associated with a strain by taking an analgesic such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Alongside stretching and range of motion exercises, physical rehabilitation for strains can also include resistance and strength training exercises. Most people recover from strains within 1-2 months, however, everyone is different and proper medical supervision is advised.

Products for Groin Pain & Weakness

Athletes who are at high risk for adductor injuries can benefit from directional compression shorts, both for the prevention and during the treatment of groin strains. Thermoskin athletic compression shorts are endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and are designed to help treat and prevent adductor injuries. These shorts are also ideal for athletes or active people who need additional support for their quadricep muscles, the lower back and hamstrings.
Thermoskin's athletic compression shorts work by applying even compression to tissues without becoming constrictive or uncomfortable. They can be worn for long periods of time and fit well under clothing including work pants.

Combating the Sedentary Workday

Whether you're at a desk all day or your work is more physically demanding, you're putting stress on your body. The wear and tear of even small repetitive movements can culminate in pains, strains, and a variety of short- and long-term health problems. In this blog post, we'll talk about how a sedentary lifestyle is affecting our health and how we can combat the effects with the help of everyday changes.

More and more of us are experiencing the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. While you may make time in your life to exercise regularly, you probably spend the majority of your workday in some kind of office or indoor environment. New studies have found that if you're spending much of your workday sitting around, you're not just increasing your risk of obesity, but a range of other illnesses as well, including cancer, kidney, lung and liver disease, digestive disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, nervous disorders and musculoskeletal disorders.
Daily and continual small movements such as typing also contribute to repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel, furthering the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Who knew spending so much time in the safety of an air-conditioned space could prove to be so dangerous?

You don't have to give up your desk job to improve your health. Here are some things you can do to combat the sedentary workday:

Take regular breaks
We're all busy at work, and there's nothing like the satisfying feeling of a good work flow. But if you've been at your desk in the same position for over an hour, it's time for a break.

Taking a break to move and stretch can be beneficial in as little as two to five minutes. Additionally, looking away from your screen periodically helps to prevent eye fatigue, also known as Digital Eye Strain, which can lead to common workday problems such as headaches, shoulder pain and neck stiffness.
Stepping away from your computer regularly has also been shown to boost productivity, so if you're one of the many people who avoid taking breaks due to fear of falling behind schedule, rest assured that your workday intermissions can actually increase how much you'll get done.

Practice good posture
Your mother always told you to sit up straight, and now science is telling us the same thing: good posture minimises excessive force on your joints and reduces aches and pains.
To get good posture in the workplace, a proper chair is paramount; avoid sitting in bucket seats, on couches or any other seat that causes your pelvis to rock back or forward into a slouch.
When typing, make sure you practice proper form, including keeping the wrists straight and in line with your hands. This means allowing your wrists to float rather than resting them on the desk. You can also use a wrist rest to accomplish this, and ensuring that your chair and desk are both in the proper position will allow you to type comfortably like this until your next break.
Avoid using a laptop and finding unconventional places to work; while that beanbag chair might look tempting and can be a nice place to rest, it’s not a proper workplace seating arrangement.
Lastly, make sure your feet are able to rest comfortably on the ground. If you don't have an adjustable table to work at to achieve the proper balance between flat feet, supported back and straight wrists, try using a pillow and/or footstool.
Proper form when typing helps you to avoid a range of short-term aches and chronic conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition caused by nerve compression, which becomes irreversible over time. If you are currently already experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in your forearms, wrists or fingers, making the right adjustments to your posture and wearing a supportive wrist brace can help you to reverse the damage while there's still time.

Stretch and take time to exercise
A regular break at work and good posture while sitting are critical steps to staying healthy at a desk job, but nothing beats shaking off the workday like regular exercise. Exercise has been shown to contribute to healthy weight, longevity and an overall sense of wellbeing. Strength training, low-impact cardio and stretching are all important components of regular exercise, and there are endless ways in which you can engage your body in healthy movement. Whether you enjoy the gym, you prefer the outdoors or you thrive on alternative activities such as dancing, trapeze or geocaching, there's an activity out there for you.

Learn more about how to make stretching, exercise and healthy living a part of your daily habits.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Exercise to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can occur for a wide range of reasons, and reportedly affects as many as 80 percent of adults at one point during their lifetime. And that's because we're talking about a significantly large area of the body, one that can be prone to inflammation, strains, sprains and even arthritis.
As we age, our bodies naturally become more susceptible to wear and tear. Aging is a common risk factor for lower back pain for a variety of reasons that are simply beyond our control.

During middle age, most people will begin to show signs of bone loss, or osteoporosis. Most commonly, bone fractures increase as bone density decreases.
At the same time, aging contributes to a loss of collagen and elastic tissues. Weaker bones and decreased flexibility ultimately are a perfect recipe for common lower back injuries, and this combined with an upward trend in sedentary lifestyles has made back pain more common than ever.

But just because it's not possible to reverse the hands of time, doesn’t mean you’re entirely at the mercy of the Natural Law. While aging is inevitable, getting old early doesn't have to be.

One of the most effective ways to thwart the effects that time has on your body is exercise. If you aren't already exercising daily, it's time to start. Keeping your back and abdominal muscles in check so they can properly support your spine and prevent muscle or bone injuries is one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable ways to mitigate injuries now and in the future.
Don’t worry, you don't need to be a candidate for the annual Universe Championships to reap the benefits of exercise; simple stretches and movements for just for 20-30 minutes every day will help you to become stronger to protect your back from a range of potential injuries.

Whether you're at your desk all day in a collapsed position, or you’ve overdone it at the gym, stretching your back can help you to stay healthy and limber.
1. With feet shoulder-width apart, slowly bend your upper body backward while breathing deeply. Engage your muscles, including your buttocks and thighs, but don’t lock out your knees.
2. With hands and knees on the floor, slowly round your shoulders and begin to lower your hips toward your heels. Tighten your abs, hold and repeat.
3. Laying on your back, slowly bring your knees to your chest while engaging your abdominal muscles. Wrap your arms around your legs, either under or over the knees; hold this position before repeating.

Build Muscle!
Strong muscles, particularly in the back and abdominal region, will keep your spine better supported, and help to prevent a range of health issues down the line. When you have proper musculature to support your body's movements, you're placing less strain on single joints because you're able to distribute pressure from jumping, running and even just walking more evenly. Proper muscle tone will also support your long-term quest for a healthy weight, which is essential to staying young and free of unnecessary aches and pains.
Strength training doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. A set of resistance bands and just 30 minutes three times per week can help you to build up the muscles you'll need to become stronger, more flexible and more resistant to injuries.
Learn more about the benefits of TheraBand Resistance Bands here.

A daily exercise routine comes with a wide range of benefits, including stable body weight. Why is weight just as important as strength and flexibility? Being a healthy weight reduces your risks of developing acute and chronic injuries because it eliminates excess pressure that's put on your joints when you're above your ideal weight. While a few additional pounds are usually hardly noticeable to friends and family, your joints agree that even a little bit can make a big difference; for every pound you lose, you'll also take four pounds of pressure off your spine!
And it's not just your back that'll thank you, your knees greatly benefit from you being as close as possible to your ideal BMI as well. So whether you enjoy walking, biking, swimming or salsa dancing, make daily movement a part of your routine today.

Exercise has never-ending benefits that range from mental health to joint support. Remember to underpin your exercise routine with other daily habits that are proven to contribute to a long and healthy life.
If you suspect you have an injury, speak with your doctor promptly to see what steps you can take to help heal faster. We offer a range of back braces designed to aid in prevention and recovery by providing proper support and/or partial immobilisation.
Looking for additional weight loss tips? Check out these easy-to-digest diet resources to learn how you can manage your weight by changing your habits today.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Healthy Knees

How to Keep Knees Healthy Longer & Counter Osteoporosis Arthritis

Knee problems and other joint-related health issues seem to be a rite of passage for anyone over the age of 50. While knee pain, injuries and surgeries are extremely common, and millions of people currently already have artificial knees, knee-related issues are highly preventable according to the Harvard Medical School. An artificial joint can make all the difference in a person’s life, but major surgeries like these can come at more than a financial cost. There are a number of measures that you can take in order to avoid or prolong knee problems that often lead to Osteoporosis Arthritis. We’ll discuss how to keep knees healthy for longer, and several alternative ways to combat knee pain or injury where possible.

Stay Active & Regulate Your Weight
This is by far, the most important precaution you can take in order to avoid knee problems and many other health issues. Daily exercise a few times per week will help fortify your muscles and can help regulate your weight, both of which work to prevent knee deterioration.

When you strengthen your muscles, this helps absorb some of the stress you place on your knee from simply walking. According to the Harvard Medical School, your knees absorb 1.5 times your body weight when you walk. If you work to strengthen your quads, hamstrings, hips and core muscles, they alleviate some of the stress off your knees and help stabilize the knee joint. 

Furthermore, daily exercise can help regulate your weight, which determines the amount of stress placed on the knees. One pound of unhealthy weight can add up to four times the amount of stress on your knees, and obesity alone is a common cause for knee deterioration. The more shock your knees absorb, the faster their cartilage deteriorates and once the cartilage is gone, your bones start to rub against each other, which leads to pain, stiffness and swelling. Since cartilage can’t be replaced, prevention is vital.

Regulating your weight, also helps reduce the risk of diabetes and helps you control your blood-sugar levels. This is important because high glucose levels in your blood can cause your body to produce molecules that make your cartilage stiff and more sensitive to stress. The higher the glucose level, the faster the generation of these molecules, which is why there is a high correlation between diabetes and Osteoporosis Arthritis.

Exercising also improves your range of motion, which matters because your muscles become more stiff with age. Having a range of motion that allows you to straighten the knee can be an indicator of a healthy knee according to the Harvard Medical School.

Eat Foods to Strengthen Your Bones
Strengthening your bones is also key to avoiding Osteoporosis Arthritis, and this means eating the right nutrient-rich foods. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the following foods are great for your bone health:

  • Foods high in Vitamin C: red peppers, green peppers, oranges, grapefruit, broccoli, strawberries, brussels sprouts, papaya, pineapples and more.
  • Vitamin D: mushrooms, salmon, mackerel and more.
  • Calcium; found not just in milk: broccoli, collard greens, turnip greens, kale, okra, mustard greens, tofu and more.

Find a complete nutrition guide to fortify your bones here.

Be Mindful With Daily Activity
In addition to taking preventative measures such as exercising and eating right, it’s important to pay attention to your body’s cues. Listen to your joints when you are running or walking for extended periods of time. If you experience discomfort in your knees, you may want to skip the high impact exercise that day as there is a high possibility that it can lead to knee injury. 

Ladies, it’s time to ditch the high heels in favor of a flat; if you wear heels every day to the office and notice that your knees hurt at the end of the day, you’re placing too much stress on your joints and risking long term damage.

Care for Your Injured Knees
While it is always easier to prevent than to repair, a full recovery is still within reach if you choose to focus on the process and have a dedicated attitude toward your health. 

  • Use a knee brace to protect the injured area
  • Rest as much as possible to allow for a faster recovery
  • Use a bandage to apply the right amount of compression and ice to reduce swelling in the injured area.

Once your doctor has deemed it appropriate for you to become active again, make sure to continue to
wear your knee brace along with the right shoes. Your athletic and daily activity shoes must offer adequate cushion and support for your knees. 

If you have any questions, you can consult here for more information on the types of knee braces you can use to treat injuries, and for other ways to prevent knee injuries from physical activity.