What Sets this Compression Knee Sleeve Apart from Others?
This sleeve has many features that help it stand out from some of the other compression knee sleeves—both in terms of function and comfort. Following we detail why it’s one of the best.
1.) Flexible, Four-way Stretch Fabric
This compression knee support is made of a lightweight, breathable fabric that stretches four ways.
What does this even mean?
Traditional fabric stretches two ways—either length- or width-wise. But this knitted knee brace stretches both vertically and horizontally.
The multi-stretch knit hugs the leg, giving you a perfectly fitted knee brace that won’t slide down the leg. This enables the support to move with your body as you bend and straighten the knee. It also makes wearing the lightweight knee brace more comfortable when you’re on the go or even working out.
An added perk—the elastic material used in the thin knee sleeve is free of latex.
2.) Even Compression Across the Knee
The elastic knee sleeve evenly compresses the knee and surrounding areas. This makes it even more effective at reducing inflammation and pain.
The boost in blood flow you’ll experience when compressing the knee paired with actually wearing the lightweight knee sleeve warms the joint, which can be quite soothing for an aching or arthritic knee. But the breathable fabric does allow enough heat to escape so that the leg does not get uncomfortably sweaty.
The compression and warmth can also go a long way toward warding off stiffness and keeping the knee limber.
3.) Smooth, Streamlined Fit
The slip-on knee brace is thin enough to fit under your pants. And its four-way stretch material helps stop it from bunching up or rolling.
The medical knee sleeve has no stitching or seams to irritate your skin. And it comes in a simple, off-white color with blue trim on either end.
Putting on and taking off the compression knee brace is as easy as sliding it up or down your leg. And the slim knee support works for either the right or left leg.
4.) Relieves Pain from Many Knee Injuries and Conditions
The flexible support and even compression this lightweight knee support applies makes it great for treating many different injuries to the joint. (Get more tips on bouncing back from a knee injury.) A few examples include:
Water on the knee (AKA, knee joint effusion)
Baker’s cyst and other knee cysts
Mild knee cap tracking issues
After surgery on the knees, they may be unstable, weak and/or swollen—all scenarios where you could use some support and compression. For that reason, this dual-tension knee sleeve can also be helpful after surgery.
Sometimes in the immediate aftermath of surgery, you might need braces with hinges or a knee pad, but once that period has passed you can switch to an ultra-thin knee brace that like this.
The four-way stretch makes bending the knees and moving around while wearing the sleeve easy.
Plus the knitted knee support is lightweight and breathable, so wearing it won’t make your leg sweaty. Therefore, the slim knee brace is great for sports, exercise, dancing or even when you’re on the job.
How Can Such a Thin Knee Brace Help with Pain, Instability, and Swelling?
A quick look at this super thin knee brace may leave you wondering how it can help with so many different aches and pains. But don’t let its simple design fool you.
Stretchy Knee Brace Keeps You Moving
The four-way stretch fabric of the knee support not only makes sure you get the best fit, but it also improves the flexibility of the sleeve and ensures that you’re getting even compression across the nooks and crannies of the knee.
Also, the flexibility, breathability and lightweight nature of this functional knee sleeve make it perfect for use during the rehabilitation exercises you will likely need after knee replacement, an ACL tear, or removal of a plaster cast.
Compression Eases Painful Swelling and Speeds Healing
Compression is another key element of knee injury treatment. It increases blood flow to the covered region, which helps get rid of inflammation that is often to blame for pain and instability. Another perk of this fresh flow of oxygenated blood is it’s great for healing.
So the compression in and of itself makes this a great product if you have fluid collecting around the knee (water on the knee) or a fluid-filled pocket known as a cyst.
Swelling is often the reason behind arthritic knee pain. Thus, the combination of compression and warmth this support provides can soothe arthritis-related knee pain, too.
Rest, ice and elevation are other great non-invasive steps that can help with knee pain. If you have to ice the knee often, you might consider looking into a cold wrap that makes it easier.
Light Knee Support Boosts Your Confidence
The light support of the knee wrap can improve your stability and boost your confidence as you recover from an injury and get back to athletic activity. Plus it can protect your more vulnerable knee from further damage.
This is also really helpful post-surgery when your knees feel sore and wobbly. We also offer a number of heavier-duty post-op knee braces if you need more support.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Lightweight Knee Brace
What conditions / injuries does this elastic knee support treat? This versatile support is great for many knee injuries that cause pain and swelling as well as for mild cases of instability. It can help with arthritis, bakers’ cysts, knee effusion, sprains, weak knees and more. In some cases, it can also be used after knee surgery.
How does it work? The knit knee sleeve compresses the joint, easing swelling and pain by boosting blood flow to the region. It also provides light support to the knee that stabilizes the joint and protects against further injury.
When should I wear it? You can use this for hours at a time—all day and even at night, if needed. Or you might pull it on as needed, such as for added support when out for a run or to treat a flare up of pain after a long day on the feet or knees.
What is it made of? It’s made of a thin, four-way stretch elastic material. The knitted material is breathable and very stretchy. It's 43% Polyester, 30% Nylon, and 27% Spandex.
Who can wear this brace? This thin support is great for men and women of all sizes, ages and activity levels. The smallest size may work for some children, while the 2XL and 3XL sizes are great for big legs.
- How do I put it on? Simply pull it up the leg and position it so that the kneecap sets within the slightly thinner area at the center of the sleeve.
Washing Instructions: Hand wash this beige knee brace using warm water and mild soap, then allow it to air dry. Do not throw it in the dryer or iron it.
Made in the United States.
Color: Off-white with blue trim