Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is characterized by its superior resistance and possesses a variety of properties that make it quite useful: it is abrasion-resistant, chemical-resistant, waterproof, stretchable, and buoyant. First developed in 1930, neoprene has since been incorporated in everyday products. It is most commonly used, however, in the production of wetsuits and orthotic/athletic support braces. In fact, neoprene knee braces are some of the most effective orthotic braces in the market today.
Because neoprene is known as an insulator, a neoprene brace is effective not only in relieving pain in the afflicted area but also for retaining heat to help aid in compression and improved blood circulation (the compression and warmth that neoprene knee braces provide increases circulation that helps speed up the recovery of injured ligaments in the knee). Neoprene braces are also water-resistant; thus they are ideal for use during sports or other athletic or sweat-inducing activities. Another advantage of a neoprene brace for the knee is the flexibility and support that it can provide but without being too constricting. Some neoprene knee braces even have hinges that offer extra stability and protection.
A word of advice: those who are shopping for neoprene knee supports should make sure, though, to get latex-free neoprene braces to avoid contact hives or latex allergy. Latex allergy, in particular—which is defined as hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to natural rubber latex—can be a potentially life-threatening condition, not unlike the severe reaction (anaphylactic shock) some people have to bee stings. Neoprene does not, naturally, contain latex, but many products that are advertised as neoprene such as braces, gloves, and other items worn on the body actually have a latex base that is covered by a thin layer of neoprene. These products, more often than not, can sometimes affect people who are allergic to latex.
We at BraceAbility offer only premium-grade, 100 percent latex-free neoprene knee supports or neoprene alternatives so you are assured of the highest quality and safety of our neoprene braces.
Choose from our selection of high-quality and competitively priced neoprene knee braces depending on your needs. Not sure what neoprene knee support you require? No problem. Our customer service representatives are here to help. To speak with one, please call us at (866) 712.7808. We'll be glad to assist you in any way we can.
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