A knee sprain is an injury caused by overextension, tearing or rupturing of the ligaments in the knee. This type of injury can result from the application of a sudden force to knee (e.g. a tackle in rugby or football) or a fall that causes the knee to twist in an awkward fashion. Typical symptoms are pain, swelling ,bruising and stiffness in the knee area. The supports below can help to reduce the pain and discomfort of this injury and, in some cases, can proactively reduce the risk of incurring such an injury in the first place. Please consult with your doctors before making a choice as to the brace most suited to your injury as well as your normal activity level.