Updated on 2017-06-03 – The Donjoy Reaction Web Knee Brace was designed with athletes in mind, specifically those suffering from knee pain caused one of of the following:
- Meniscus tears
- Mild Osteoarthritis
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Patellar Tracking Issues
- Quadriceps Tendonitis
Donjoy Reaction Web Knee Brace Review
However, this article was written with athletes suffering from meniscal tears and patellar tracking issues in mind. This brace is ideal for relieving pain associated with meniscus tears and can be worn for contact sports, everyday activities, and even water sports. It’s unique and innovative webbing design helps stabilize the knee following injury (or surgery) and the flexible hinges work to help stabilize the knee as well by absorbing shock and off-loading weight away from the affected area.
DonJoy’s Reaction Web Knee Brace makes it easy to get back to the activities you love like walking, running, tennis, soccer, golf, and other everyday things that you enjoy following your meniscus injury. The Reaction Web brace is also incredibly comfortable to wear while it works to alleviate your knee pain. It’s totally flexible and can be worn on either knee as needed; the neoprene-free rubber materials make it ideal for all day wear and the open design allows for maximum breathability.
An undersleeve is included with every brace as well, enhancing the value of this product for the price. Made of 85% nylon and 15% spandex the undersleeve helps reduce friction and chaffing. This is an added comfort to the flexible hinges that provide stability and ease of movement for your knee following injury as some people don’t like the feel of the flex-hinges on their bare skin. Replacement undersleeves can be found HERE.
It’s difficult to find much to complain about when talking about the Web Reaction brace but you can’t ignore the fact that the Velcro straps are prone to wear out over time with heavy use and the mesh backing can cause the back of your knee to sweat more so than usual. However these are minor issues that most people don’t seem to take any offense with.
This is arguably one of the easiest braces you can ever “assemble” because all you have to do is center the hour glass shaped opening (whether or not you wear the sleeve is up to you) over your knee cap, thread the Velcro tabs through one side, loop through the other, and affix to the proper tightness and you’re good to go. It’s also 100% washable with warm soap and water; a much appreciated feature for anyone who’s ever had to be in a leg brace for 6+ weeks without being able to clean it.
Donjoy Reaction Web Knee Brace Product Demonstration
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All in all, the Donjoy Reaction Web Knee Brace is a premier product ideal for minor knee injuries such as meniscus tears, kneecap tracking issues, and instability problems. It’s comfortable to wear, provides outstanding support and flexibility, and it’s a great example of “getting your bang for your buck” when it comes to getting a well-crafted product that won’t break the bank.
If you are interested in other braces that are great for running, check out our post “Best Knee Brace For Running“. We also recommend that you check out our other knee brace reviews.
Updated on 2017-06-03 – Changed the video to one that provided additional information on the benefits and included additional information in the review.
Disclaimer – I am not a doctor and I am not qualified to provide medical advice. This review was posted for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Read full disclaimer.