I have had the fantastic opportunity to test these Knee Straps, and put them through some intense trials to see how they stood up. What I found out was that I would find a product that actually would beat any other product I have tried before. I was provided a pair of knee straps to evaluate for this review, but received no compensation or incentive for my thoughts, they are of my own, and are based on my findings and feelings.
One of the first things you need to do is determine will this be the right product for you. I stress that talking with your doctor would be and should be recommended, however if you decide that you are comfortable with making the decision to purchase these because you feel they would benefit you, then you need to choose the right size! If you are between sizes, it is recommended that you go with the size down.
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You can also get them from the Medi-Dyne website, but you will get free super saver shipping with Amazon, for purchases of $25.00 or more. Plus if you have Amazon gift cards they will be easy to use to get them above as well.
I found that these knee straps were very beneficial in keeping my knees aligned in such a way where the pressure of everyday walking didn’t affect me as much as not wearing them. They are easy to apply, just make sure you do not apply the straps directly over the kneecap. Each strap if you measured it correctly will fasten above and below the kneecap snugly. Always make sure you do not tighten the straps too much, doing that could lead to poor circulation and increase the potential for injury.
I found that while using them, they were comfortable as well, and that is very important to me, and something I lacked in other knee braces, or supports. While wearing them, I also found that I did not get the “sweat” build up behind the knee feeling like I have gotten in other products as well, it kept my knees dry, and that made wearing them, that much more comfortable. The next point I make is extremely important that you check with your doctor, or make sure you are completely okay with the thought of doing this. I also tested them while driving, and found that I had no major restrictions while trying to brake or use the gas. Again I stress, make sure you feel comfortable with doing that, it is not for everyone.
From their website:
The device’s design and construction apply constant dynamic forces to the surrounding areas of the knee reducing the likelihood of overuse syndromes. At the same time, the strap allows for full mobility while providing maximum benefits.
So should you buy them? Yes, a resounding yes. Why? They are comfortable, practical, and reasonably priced to allow you to have the support in your knees that you deserve, without restricting you from trying to do the things that you love! They are easy to wash, you do need to make sure you should hand wash, and let air dry, never put them in the dryer however, and do not twist or wring them. I can easily say these would benefit a lot of careers that use their knees quite a bit like EMT’s, Paramedic’s, Nurses, Firefighters, and more. So if you are looking for a solution to help you with your knees, this is one of the best answers!