Plus Size Knee Braces

BraceAbility is the #1 retailer of plus size medical braces and supports. Shop comfortable, affordable treatments for obesity knee pain and a variety of knee injuries.

Plus Size Knee Braces

Plus-size knee braces can be tough to find, which is ironic considering those with large legs are often the ones most in need of added support. The good news is that you’ve landed in the right place. BraceAbility offers a wide range of bariatric knee braces. Whether you are searching for an XXL knee brace due to a weight-related condition or injury or simply have large thighs that require a knee brace for large legs, we have a brace for you.

We also stock a number of different types of extra-large knee braces, since one’s orthotic needs will depend on his or her lifestyle and injury. As you can see, we offer everything from hinged heavy-duty knee braces to padded extra-large knee supports to sleeves and big knee wraps to plus-size knee bands.

We also recognize that an XXL knee support or even an XXXL knee brace will not suit all users. Therefore, we offer sizes all the way up to a 5XL knee brace.

BraceAbility Plus-size Knee Support in Sizes up to 4XL and 5XL

One-size-fits all approaches to bariatric knee brace sizing are unrealistic. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of sizes so one can find a large knee brace that fits well and provides the support he or she needs. One of the standouts when it comes to finding a knee brace for big thighs is the BraceAbility Bariatric Plus-Size Knee Brace.

This bariatric knee support is available in sizes ranging from X-large to 5X-large, fitting thigh circumferences (measured 3 inches above the kneecap) ranging from 18 inches to 24 inches. The 4XL knee brace has a dual axis as well as polycentric hinges that support the knee and protect it against injury. These hinges can also be removed to turn the XXXXL knee brace into a sleeker knee wrap that provides warmth and compression.

Obesity causes pressure on the knee joints

Plus-Size Knee Brace for Arthritis and Obesity

The knee is a highly important joint of the body when it comes to movement and its very function subjects it to a high amount of stress. Each pound of body weight puts an estimated five pounds of force on the knee. 

Considering that, it should not be surprising that there is a link between obesity and knee pain.  The Obesity Knee Pain Brace helps those dealing with arthritis and other obesity knee problems. Many aspects of this product make it a great knee brace for obese people.

The knee brace for big people has a wrap-around design that closes in the front with two Velcro straps. Its heavy-duty hinges help the knee withstand the extra weight, allowing one to move about more easily and with less pain.

The knee brace for large people is constructed of CoolTex, a neoprene alternative material that is both lightweight and breathable. It is also moisture-wicking. This makes the knee brace for fat people comfortable to wear.

Also ensuring a comfortable and effective fit, this knee brace for an obese person comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from large to an XXXL knee support.  

Knee Brace for Extra-Large Legs

BraceAbility simplifies what can be a challenging task—finding knee braces for large legs. Its Knee Brace for Large Legs comes in sizes up to an XXXL knee brace that can accommodate leg circumferences up to 31 inches (measured six inches above the kneecap).

This 3XL knee brace can be comfortably worn throughout the day, plus it comes in a simple, pull-on design.  The neoprene of this extra-large knee brace applies compression and warmth.

The knee brace for heavy legs has a j-shaped tubular buttress for support and adjustable pressure strays and spiral stays that help the kneecap track properly. Thus the XXL knee sleeve can help with conditions like patella instability, patellar tendonitis, ligament sprains and knee cap subluxation or dislocation.

An added bonus—the XXXL knee sleeve comes at a highly affordable price.

Alternatively, one might consider the Bort Extra Wide Knee Brace for Larger Thighs. This big knee brace is specifically designed for those with larger thighs. It comes with springs and pads on either side of the knee for support and protection against contact pressure.

This enables the knee brace for large knees to help with instability, post-operative irritations, knee joint swelling, arthritis and more. The bariatric knee sleeve also protects against more serious injuries.

This knee brace for heavyset people comes in a neutral beige color 

Correlation between arthritis and obesity

Plus Size Knee Sleeve and Athletic Supports

Being overweight or obese can make it tough for one’s knees to hold up to an active lifestyle. This is where knee braces for obese patients are especially helpful. BraceAbility’s Large Compression Knee Sleeve provides lightweight support, warmth and compression that is helpful for a number of knee injuries as well as arthritis. This simple neoprene brace is available in numerous sizes spanning nearly 10 inches in kneecap circumference differences, with the largest size being a 4XL knee support.  (See more knee sleeves.)

Alternatively, one might check out our neoprene knee brace for heavy legs that comes with patella support.  This open patella knee brace for morbidly obese people or simply those with large legs can help with a number of kneecap tracking issues like patellar subluxation or patellofemoral tracking dysfunction as well as other conditions like patellar tendonitis or a ligament sprain. The open patella design also keeps pressure away from a tender kneecap.

A similar product that is made in a material that is ideal for athletic use is the Corflex CoolTex Open Patella Knee Sleeve with Stays. The CoolTex material that makes up this obese knee brace is lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable. Its lateral and medial stays help stabilize the knee—a boon when it comes to big knee braces and exercising.

Other options when it comes to large knee braces for athletic use include the Short, Sweat-resistant Exercise Knee Brace. This lightweight knee brace for a heavy person is about as low-profile as they come and it, too, is made of CoolTex, a moisture wicking fabric. This along with the patella control the c-shaped buttress offers makes it a good plus-size knee brace for running or working out.

The Incredibrace Compression Athletic Knee Sleeve is another extra extra-large knee brace that is well suited for athletic activity, including running. This popular compression knee sleeve is made of a unique bamboo, charcoal and geranium blend that stimulates blood flow, easing discomfort and enhancing movement. This fabric is also moisture wicking and odor absorbing. But don’t take our word for it—read the rave reviews for this knee support

Big and Tall Knee Brace

Average-sized knee braces often fall short when it comes to aiding big men or football players. Therefore BraceAbility also offers the X, which is a heavy duty knee brace for those with large legs. This product stands out from other knee braces for big men in that it can be used in contact sports like football.

This hinged knee brace for big guys also permits flexion and extension control, which means it can be used for treatment of various injuries where motion limitations are needed.

This big man knee brace is surprisingly lightweight as well as anti-microbial, which optimizes it for athletic use.

And its wrap-around design and anterior closures make the XXL knee support easy and comfortable to apply. See more orthotics intended for sports use