Nov 21, 2014

Elastic & Compression

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Elastic Knee Support Products

A compression knee brace (often also referred to as an elastic knee brace) is a popular choice for those recovering from injury as well as for those looking for preventive care. For one, a knee compression wrap adds support to the knee and helps limit the chances for damaging rotation or hyperextension of the knee. And compression knee braces do so in a far less restrictive manner than other styles of knee braces.

Indeed, many compression knee sleeves are designed with an active individual in mind. They can help boost energy, wick sweat away from the knee and reduce the buildup of lactic acid in the legs.

Knee Compression Sleeves

Consider, for instance, the top-selling Incredibrace Compression Athletic Knee Brace - Bamboo Charcoal. It is made up of a unique bamboo, charcoal and geranium blend fabric that increases blood flow. This also makes it a good fit for those with circulatory issues. The material of this flexible knee brace is also anti-microbial and odor absorbing. 

Another product that some consider the best compression knee brace is the Top of Form

Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 Patella Knee Support. This comfortable knee brace is a bit more expensive than some other elastic knee braces, but it has a number of features for customized support to the patella.

This knee compression support has a silicone massage pad that activates those muscles necessary for stabilizing the joint and to provide targeted compression to relieve knee pain. The elasticated knee support also has an adjustable strap to prevent any sideways drifting of the knee cap. Bauerfeind also offers elastic knee supports specifically aimed at treating arthritis and knee instability.

Zippered Elastic Knee Sleeve

Another unique item of BraceAbility’s elastic knee sleeves selection is the Bort GenuZip Flexible Lightweight Zipper Knee Brace. This brace is designed so that it can easily be put on over clothing, sans any painful tugging or twisting. This Bort product has a full-length zipper running laterally down the brace so that it can easily be put on or taken off without removing one’s shoes or pants.

Sleek Knee Bandage

Looking for super lightweight elastic knee wraps? The Bort Dual-Tension Compression Knee Pain Brace may be a good choice. This simple elastic knee wrap helps stabilize the knee with minimal restriction to mobility. Indeed, with this brace, one will truly receive beneficial compression as opposed to a tight squeeze.  This brace also comes with a “light” price tag.

The most inexpensive knee elastic support, however, is the DeRoyal Elastic Cotton Slip-on Knee Sleeve. But make no mistake—this is still a high-quality compression knee band that can treat a number of injuries, including:

  • Knee sprain or strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Collateral ligament sprain (grade I)
  • Baker’s cyst 
  • Joint effusion

Padded Compression Band for Knee Injuries

Conversely, someone looking for a bit more support to the patella might consider theBort Select StabiloGen Soft Padded Knee Brace. It features silicone knee pads that provide compression and protection to the patellar area as well as lateral splints on either side of the brace for added support. The lightweight design of the brace makes it ideal for post-surgical rehab exercises.

A similar product with a slightly lower price tag is the Bort StabiloGen Eco Pull-on Knee Cap Stabilizer Brace. (Learn more about knee cap pain.)

Compression Knee Support for Children

BraceAbility also offers several elastic knee wraps for children, including:

These braces are similar to products for adults, but they are appropriately sized for a child’s smaller knee. Both of these elastic knee braces are ideal for active use and they encourage quick healing. The eco pediatric knee elastic band also comes in kid-friendly colors. Learn more about BraceAbility’s pediatric braces.

 
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