Knee Sleeves

Compression Knee Sleeve

BraceAbility offers knee sleeves for a wide variety of purposes in a number of different styles. Whether one is looking for a lightweight knee sleeve for running or a heavier duty knee support sleeve, BraceAbility likely has a support to fit a patient’s needs at a bargain price.

Knee Sleeves for Basketball

The Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace is a popular knee sleeve for basketball and a number of other sports. Indeed, some professional athletes even use this support. This lightweight knee brace/sleeve protects the knee cap and prevents the buildup of pressure in the area via a silicone insert and an omega pad. 

The knitted brace is breathable and machine-washable. Corrective wire within the knit prevents the brace from bunching. Another feature that makes this a best knee sleeve is that it promotes sensory awareness known as proprioception.

This knee compression sleeve is helpful for a variety of knee injuries and conditions, including:

  • Instability
  • Recovery from knee anthroscopy or surgery
  • ACL injury
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease

Another popular basketball knee sleeve is the Bort Calf Support Sleeve - Compression Sleeve for Calf. This calf support brace provides compression without hindering one’s mobility.

Knee Sleeves for Running

If popularity is any indication, the best knee sleeve for running and other athletic endeavors is the Incredibrace Compression Athletic Knee Brace - Bamboo Charcoal. This top-selling compression knee sleeve for running and other athletic activities is composed of a unique blend of bamboo, charcoal and geranium that increases one’s blood flow. This, in turn, promotes rapid healing and helps to reduce knee pain.

Outside of sports use, this knee pain sleeve can help with repetitive use injuries, arthritis, sprains or meniscus tears. (Learn more about knee injuries and pain from running.)

Padded Knee Sleeve

In some instances, one needs a padded compression knee sleeve with a bit more support. For instance, following surgery one might consider the Corflex Hinged Padded Knee Sleeve Brace after Surgery. This lightweight compression sleeve knee support has hinges on either side of the knee for added support. So with this brace, one gets the beneficial mobility of a knee sleeve without sacrificing support.

Some other hinged knee sleeve options include:

The Bort StabiloGen Eco Pull-on Knee Cap Stabilizer Brace is another style of compression sleeves for knee care with extra padding in the patella region. This support is specifically designed to prevent patella fixation, though it is also useful following surgery, for reducing swelling and for arthritis treatment. This patella knee sleeve has a silicone pad and a lateral splint on either side of the knee for optimized support. A pediatric version of this support is also available.  

Conversely, someone looking for an open patella knee sleeve might consider the Bort StabiloPro® Open Patella Knee Brace. This knee sleeve/brace has features for treatment of more serious injuries, such as controlled flexion and extension, aluminum hinges and side-to-side stabilization. But contrary to what one might expect based on this description, the brace still has the sleeker design of a sports knee sleeve and it is composed of breathable material.   

Neoprene Knee Sleeve
BraceAbility offers a number of neoprene knee sleeves that provide warmth and compression to the knee, along with support. A popular product is the Corflex Neoprene Knee Compression Wrap. This neoprene knee sleeve open patella support is made of soft-brushed, molded loop neoprene. It is ideal for treating sprains and strains of the knee joint as well as arthritis.

Other neoprene knee compression sleeves include:

Elastic Knee Sleeve

Another popular material for compression knee sleeves is elastic, as this material allows for much mobility. A thin knee sleeve that is composed of elastic is the Bort Dual-Tension Compression Knee Pain Brace. This elastic knee sleeve is made of smooth fabric that will stay put as it applies needed compression.

The DeRoyal Elastic Cotton Knee Support Brace - Closed Patella is another simple sleeve that applies compression that helps treat knee sprains or strains, bursitis, tendonitis, mild collateral ligament sprains, osteoarthritis or joint effusion.

Both of these elastic knee sleeves come at highly affordable prices.