Knock on wood, my knees and ankles have been injury free for the past couple of years. But there was a time when I had to wear knee braces or patella straps to keep my knees from swelling when I hiked. At the time, I relied on Cho-Pat knee braces which were very popular with hikers I knew, and had similar knee problems.
Have you ever worn knee or leg braces while hiking? If so, why do you or did you wear one, and which make and model do you prefer?
Help your fellow hikers and tell us what leg braces you’ve used and how they performed.