Did you know that being tall can cause knee problems?
Activities such as walking down hills and stairs, running, and sports can cause additional stress on the knees of tall people. People with longer legs tend to apply more torque on their knees when they are bent at an angle, and the added pressure may cause the ligaments and joints in the knee to wear away faster than the average individual. Taller people also tend to carry more weight, which also adds stress to the knees.
It is very common for tall people to have general knee pain and pain behind the knee cap. Wearing knee braces for tall people can help alleviate this pain and may even reduce stress on the knees. Here are some braces and supports for tall people:
DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace – designed to help with knee alignment issues and comes in a wide variety of sizes
DonJoy Cross Strap – great for daily wear for patellar tendonitis caused by the added pressure on the knee
DonJoy Armor FourcePoint Knee Brace – ideal for maximum support for tall athletes who participate in sports, and also comes in many sizes so you can find the perfect fit