Supports and braces are not normally used for joint hypermobility syndromes unless there is an injury or stability issue or dislocation. The primary treatment is staying healthy, prompt treatment of injury, pain management and physiotherapy to build up supporting muscles.
The only person who can advise on need for support would be the examining doctor and the physiotherapist would fit the support if needed. If there is a stability issue with your grandson’s knees we would suggest follow up with his GP. Joint pain is not uncommon, especially after exercise, and building up surrounding muscles has been shown to help with this. If your GP has not referred your grandson to physiotherapy then we would suggest you discuss this.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
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