Top positive review
Reviewed in Australia on 11 June 2019
I have two knees that are regularly grinding due to a lack of cartilage, and one with three meniscus tears. I'm unable to have the knee replacements that I need because other health issues make me high risk for surgery, so I need to wear a brace on my knees all the time to give them the support they need and prevent an escalation of inflammation and pain. But the more expensive knee braces are quite bulky and it's hard to wear them inside a pair of leggings. I was also unable to wear them at night, and they get quite sweaty. But these lightweight sleeves give a bit of support at night so I can roll over in bed without pain, and I can wear them under my pants without anyone seeing the bulge during the day. The straps are what give more support, depending on how tight you cross them. At night, I wear the straps quite loosely, so I don't get any swelling in my feet. You can easily do this by attaching the Velcro to the sleeve, rather than to the Velcro wool square. During the day, I cross the straps so that they give the most support to the opposite side of my knees from where the main damage happens. This is what I was told to do by a doctor, because it urges the knee cap back into the correct position. I do find that the straps can slip out of position through the day, but it's easy to adjust them. If you make them too tight, it can cut off circulation through the back of your knee, so be careful. But overall, a wonderful relief!