A hyperextended knee occurs when your knee is pushed past its normal range of motion from a straightened position. It is bent too far back in the wrong direction. Mild knee hyperextension may feel sore and uncomfortable and can typically heal with rest in 2-4 weeks. Consult your physician if you have a hyperextended knee injury. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best treatment, benefits of using a knee brace, and may prescribe physical therapy exercises to help you heal quickly.
Wearing a knee brace during sports or activity may help prevent a hyperextended knee. Supporting your hyperextended knee after injury is important for healing and preventing further hyperextension. Utilize a knee brace immediately after the injury for stability purposes. The following knee braces can help with the prevention and treatment of knee hyperextension.