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I have other knee compression sleeves that I use for running (even though they are meant more for weights). I bought the UFlex as the reviews indicate it is the best for running with knee issues. Could be a coincidence, but I had more knee pain using it the first time than I do wearing the other, or wearing nothing. Though really, even though I got a small, it comparatively felt like there was very little knee support. more like wearing a regular sock, but on my knee. Haven't tried using it a second time yet.
I'm a small-ish woman (5'5", 115 lb), but still a runner with muscular legs and I bought a size small based on the measurements. The small size fit ok at the top, where the rubber grip helped it stay up, but the sleeve itself was too loose to provide the support I needed. I bought this to use while weaning myself off of a higher-compression neoprene Rehband knee sleeve and working my way back to no sleeve at all while rehabbing an injury. It seems to be well-made and the right level of compression for that use, but unfortunately not designed for slimmer legs. Wearing this was like wearing no sleeve at all, except that it kept bunching up and sliding around.
I bought a size S. I am 5'1" 110 lbs and my measurement was right on for a S. It had a very bad smell, like acrid rubber when I first got it but after letting it air out for about 4 days outside, the smell is virtually gone now. I need it for a sprained MCL from skiing. I feel the sleeve is too tight for me on my lower thigh where the rubber banding is and it becomes uncomfortable, but not tight enough around the knee joint to feel supportive where I need it. Just not a great fit for me.
I followed the sizing directions correctly (and triple checked by measuring even below and above where I was supposed to -- which even then, I fell into the "small" size range), but it was too snug to be comfortable, and dug into the my thigh (I'm 5'8" and 135lbs. I don't have much fat on my thigh, so it was pushing uncomfortably into my hamstring/quadriceps). I know a compression sleeve is supposed to, well, compress, but this was so tight that I was concerned it was cutting off some leg circulation (also bending at the knee was difficult and more uncomfortable).
Besides that, the quality seemed good and I appreciated the colors/style of it. I may order this again in a size larger if my knee problems return. If you decide to buy this product, consider buying 1-size up!
I had reconstructive knee surgery 10 years ago. I got my range of motion back and I've been able to participate in most activities normally; however, my knee often feels achy afterwards. I purchased this compression sleeve hoping it would reduce my achy post-exercise experience. It didn't. My knee does feel somewhat supported and more stable, but it won't be able to replace my knee brace on bad days.
Is a great product to where I believe under something that gives more support. There is no real support from your knees or in between the quad and the calf. It solely squeezes tight around the kneecap/joint area (depending) on the size of course. It would make use under a product that offers more of solid support to protect the knee of oversizing.
I am 5’4” so not completely petite, but still these compression sleeves didn’t work for me. I measure almost 15 inches at the 5 inches above my thigh so I purchased a size small. It fits around my thigh - in fact it it very fitted to the point where it digs in. However, it’s very baggy around my knee, which measures 12 inches. I need support on my knee, but that’s where it’s very baggy. I purchased 2 pairs and they all have the same problem so it wasn’t just 1 defective sleeve. Otherwise very good quality, but just not for the petite frames.