Runner’s Knee, Jumper’s Knee, & Osgood-Schlatters Treatment at Home
The good news is that each of these knee injuries can usually be cured at home. In fact, the best thing you can do for most knee-related conditions is rest. Some people opt to have surgery for Osgood-Schlatters, runner’s knee, and jumper’s knee rather than trying home remedies, but surgery is normally unnecessary. Treating your knee at home is much cheaper and can be more effective than surgery.
The best at home treatment methods for runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, and Osgood-Schlatter disease include:
Why Do I Need This Patella Band for Runner’s Knee, Jumper’s Knee or Osgood-Schlatters?
This knee strap for running encircles your leg just under your kneecap and applies comfortable pressure around your patellar tendon, without constricting blood flow to your lower leg. Many people opt to purchase a knee brace for extra support and comfort rather than waiting out painful knee conditions.
This knee “ring” uses a specially shaped and molded pad to compress the area directly below your kneecap. Wearing a knee band, like this, helps distribute pressure off your sore knee joint and patellar tendon, alleviating pain caused by Osgood-Schlatter disease, runner's knee, jumper's knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondromalacia, patellar tendonitis, and other knee conditions affecting your patella.
Do Adults Get Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition characterized by a painful inflammation (boney bump or spur) located below your knee. Often referred to as the growing pains of your knees, Osgood-Schlatter disease is most common among children and adolescents.
Unfortunately, some people continue to have pain from Osgood-Schlatter disease even after they are fully grown. This is usually caused by bone fragments left from when your bone was replacing cartilage in your knee. These fragments can be left in your patellar tendon from unresolved Osgood-Schlatters and irritate your knee. Most adults experience similar Osgood-Schlatters symptoms in comparison to kids and adolescents with the disease.
Features of This Knee Strap for Running and More
The buckle and Velcro closure make this knee band even easier to adjust and put on than ace brand bandage wrap. Because this patellar band is adjustable, you can tighten it to an ideal amount of pressure. Being able to adjust and tighten your knee strap to just the right amount of pressure is crucial in order to effectively ease knee pain. Plus, a sized knee strap, like the one, is typically much more effective than a universal or one-size-fits-all knee strap.
This patella knee strap was designed to treat a wide assortment of conditions, including mild shin splints originating at the top of your shin bone. However, we recommend this neoprene sleeve for more serious shin splints.
Most types of knee bands for Osgood-Schlatter disease are made for kids, but this knee strap was specifically designed for adults. For youth / pediatric sizing click here.
Made of premium-grade neoprene:
This black knee band features a solid tubular neoprene pad that applies pressure to your patella tendon and is manufactured from premium-grade, latex-free soft loop neoprene, which is soft against your inflamed tendon.
Reduces swelling and promotes healing:
The neoprene material provides warmth and moderate elastic compression to your sore knee, which reduces swelling and encourages blood flow to speed up your healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Knee Band
Who can wear it?
Sizes range from XS all the way up to 2XL.
How do I know what size to get?
Using a fabric tape measurer, measure the circumference of your leg around the middle of your kneecap.
To get the most accurate measurements, we recommend having a close family member or friend assist you.
Refer to our sizing graphic in the photos above to choose the right size.
What conditions does this knee band treat?
Mild shin splints
How do I put on this patella band?
Loop the Velcro end of the strap through the buckle, press it against the opposite Velcro strip to secure it in place, and adjust for a custom fit.
Can I wear this knee support over my pants?
Yes but this knee strap is measured to fit against your skin. It can be worn above tight pants or leggings if necessary.
How tall is this patella band?
Padded part is about 2” tall and the strap is 1” tall.
What material is this black knee strap made of?
Latex-free, premium-grade soft loop neoprene.
When should I wear this lightweight knee brace?
Can be worn all day, but we recommend using during irritating activities.
Can I wash this patella knee strap?
Yes. We recommend hand washing this knee brace with mild soap and lay flat to air dry.