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Awesome customer service. I wore the brace at work where I'm on my feet all day and it dug into the back of my leg. Very painful but I needed the support where as I didn't have my other brace to put on so I dealt with the pain. I'm sure with someone with smaller legs it will fit perfect. I had a knee dislocation 2 1/2 years ago. So im trying to lose the weight I gained while it was healing.
This is a wonderful quality product I bought for my Mom. Unfortunately I ended up returning it for two reasons. My 85 year old mom would have to stand up and bend over to apply the straps to get tight enough and she just could not do that. I placed it on her 4 different times and within a short period of time was around her ankle. I know I strapped it as directed and tried to do tighter and tighter each time, but never worked for us. Was a shame as this really seemed like a great product. Best of luck.
I wanted a knee brace to help support my leg after and injury. All this did was put pressure on my knee cap, it binds at the back of the knee which is very uncomfortable. It doesn't give the support I need for the inside of my knee. The wrap is too flexible which does not give much support. To get the support out of this knee brace/wrap you have to bind it very tightly which cuts off circulation. The straps bind over the knee which puts pressure on the knee cap causing pain. The gel pad is the problem. The opening for the knee cap is too small, and the gel pad puts pressure on the top and bottom of the knee cap causing a great deal of pain. I ordered the wrong kind of brace for my knee injury. Be aware that it does hold in place but is uncomfortable. Order the right product for you, I didn't.
I 'tweaked' my knee a month ago and refused to acknowledge that it hurt. Stupid me. It got to the point where ice, elevation and a compression sleeve weren't helping. My doc told me to order a 'real' knee brace. After reviewing options, I chose this one.
The good news is that it does stabilize my knee well, and gives it a chance to relax a bit. I can easily bend it and 'walk' (read "hobble" with crutches).
The problem is that after wearing it for a few hours, my knee pain ends up worse than when I started. It's the opening for the kneecap. Maybe it's just me, but it fits so closely to that particular bone that every time I take a step, the edge of the brace presses down on the top of my kneecap and it's not long before it hurts like blazes.
Now, I'm not wearing the brace unless I know I'm going to be sitting down for an extended period.
I am really surprised by all the high ratings for this product. I am 60 years, an avid runner, biker and sports enthusiast. I hurt my knee recently and went with this brace based on the reviews. I needed some good support for the gym and working out. I realized right out of the box that the material and Velcro’s system would not hold up to a 3 - 4 time a week running and workouts. It’s very minimal gripping surface and a small Velcro patch that just did not feel secure enough or substantial enough. I suppose for walking and non vigorous activity it would be fine. It is very flexible and lightweight as advertised and easy to put on and off. Just simply not for me.
The product is an example of why ‘one size fits all’ is typically not true. It is bulky, and with the straps adjusted according to the instructions, it still slipped. In order to stop the slippage, I had to pull the straps really tight—to the point that it restricted my circulation. I purchased it to wear when I use the elliptical machine, but it was uncomfortable during a basic fitness walk on level pavement.
The Velcro on the green straps seemed flimsy, such that I don’t think it would have held up if I had been able to use it on the elliptical. It actually made my knee pain which is mild to moderate, and transient, worse. I returned it, and would not recommend it.
iI really like this brace and wear it a lot unfortunately the piece of material at end of strap just came off. i can't return it as I have had it for almost 7 months. I purchased two of them but need one for each knee. I will have to go and purchase another type because I believe these do not hold up as expected. I have a few other type but they are years od and worn out. Unfortunately these don't last. I wish they did because they worked well before strap broke. Another thing to note with out the straps they come off without the added strap support The velcro just seperates when bending..
If you are looking for a slim design knee brace with good range of motion, this is not it. It feels huge when you put it on, there are no real directions stating where the straps should wrap and it rubs the back of your knee.
The sizing appears to be off. I'm well within the range of the idea sizing for this product, but I still found the support lacking. For those with legs on the smaller end of the scale, the velcro straps are too awkward to get a strong fit and end up overlapping. The velcro is only on a portion of the strap, and I really needed it to go maybe another 1.5 inches down to be able to grip in the right spot. Would be great for someone on the higher half of the sizing scale, but just not for me.
I purchased this knee brace to use during workouts, which involve a lot of squats, lunges, and mobility work. I need a brace that provides support and stability to my knee, and that will stay in place. This brace was too big, but doesn't come in a smaller size. My legs aren't skinny, for the record. I have to wrap it pretty far around to feel secure, which caused the brace to buckle in spots. Once my workouts start, this thing slips down just enough to be uncomfortable. It rubs wrong at the back of my knee and doesn't allow me to fully bend my knee. Overall, it just isn't right for me. I gave it two stars, because if I was using this just as knee support through the day, it might have been better. It definitely doesn't hold up to workouts, though.