I have one of those velcro-type braces that I wear all the time except when in bed or in the shower. Do you have to wean off the brace or just one day be done with it? I've been wearing it for almost 4 months and will be glad to get rid of it. I go to the dr. Monday for check up and I'm sure he will let me know, but I'm just curious. Once you stopped using it, was there more pain from muscles that haven't been used in a while?