Elastic Knee Sleeve’s Main Features
One of the major selling points of these compression knee sleeves is their simplicity. The elastic knee bandage consists of a single piece of material with no hooks, buckles or latches to irritate your skin or trip up arthritic fingers.
To put it on or take it off, slide it up or down your leg and center it over your knee.
Once the elastic knee brace is in place, you’ll hardly notice it’s there. The fabric knee support is thin, lightweight and breathable. And its stretch material is also great for movement.
Its finished edges are comfortable against your skin, plus they help the sleeve for knee pain stand up to wear.
Slip-on Knee Brace Treats Many Conditions
The stretchy knee brace hugs your leg, keeping it in place and evenly compressing your knee and the surrounding area.
The snug, closed-patella design means that your sore joint is compressed from all angles, plus it increases the stabilizing power of this cotton knee brace. This makes it great for treating:
Mild sprains/strains of the knee
Joint effusion (mild cases)
Some meniscus tears
Great for Sports, Daily Use or Under a Brace
It works great as a sports wrap for your knee thanks to its slim fit and flexible, breathable material. The ultra-thin support is perfect for walking, hiking, running and more. For even more flex, you might consider this dual-tension compression bandage.
These features also make it a perfect everyday solution for an arthritic knee or joint effusion (AKA, water on the knee). You can easily put it under your pants.
It’s also a good buffer under a medical knee brace. Besides offering a layer of protection against any rigid components of a brace like a stocking, the fabric knee brace can also help you recover from injury or even surgery on the joint by reducing swelling and acting as an added stabilizer.
Elastic Knee Brace Comes in Many Sizes
The beige cloth knee sleeve comes in many sizes, ranging from small to XXL. The sizing of these compression knee supports is based on the circumference of your leg six inches above the middle area of your kneecap.
Whereas the small fits thighs measuring as small as 17 inches around, the 2XL fits legs with circumferences up to 25 inches. If our extra-large sizes don’t work for you, you may want to check out this plus-size compression sleeve that is available in sizes up to 6XL.
This type of knee brace works for either the right or left knee and both men and women. While the support is meant for adults, the smaller sizes may fit some kids.
Faster, Easier Than an ACE Knee Wrap
There are many reasons that an elastic bandage for your knee is superior to wrapping the joint with an ACE bandage.
No need to master taping techniques.
Pulling the thin knee sleeve up your leg is much quicker than wrapping and securing bandages around your knee.
There’s no need to re-tape if it slides out of position. Simply pull the sleeve back up your leg.
Applies even compression to and around the joint. The tension you get from wrapping your knee with an elastic band may not be even if you don’t tape it just right.
There is no tape to tug on the skin or hair of your leg.
How Does Wearing a Compression Knee Sleeve Relieve Pain?
Swelling is the body’s natural reaction to many injuries, and this increased fluid on a joint actually occurs for good reason. The swelling and associated pain is meant as an alert not to use that injured body part, protecting you from further injury.
That said, an injury or chronic condition does not have to put life on hold. Compressing and supporting your knee with an elastic knee stabilizer can ease pain and help get you back to normal more quickly.
Compression boosts blood flow to the region, which whisks away painful inflammation so an injury like a sprain or a mild meniscus tear can heal.
Users hardly notice they are wearing the thin, lightweight knee brace, making it a great solution when chronic knee swelling is a problem, as might be the case for various stages of osteoarthritis.
This compression is also great for prevention and/or treatment of a cyst of the knee, which is when fluid builds up in a pocket. This causes a feeling of tightness when you bend your knee, a bulge and pain. A Baker’s cyst that causes pain behind the knee is one such example.
Wearing a flexible knitted knee support adds a layer of support and protection that can make you more comfortable and confident as you return to activity after being sidelined by an injury.
Rest is another great remedy for just about any knee problem. Other go-to steps for treating a knee injury include cold/heat therapy and elevation.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Elastic Knee Support
What conditions / injuries does this compression knee brace treat? It’s great for problems with the knee joint stemming from arthritis, tendonitis, a sprain or strain, bursitis, minor meniscus tears, knee effusion (water on the knee), or baker’s cysts. These braces are also great post-surgery for bringing down swelling and/or as an undersleeve beneath a heavier-duty, hinged knee brace.
How does it work? The sleeve fits snugly against the skin, compressing the knee and its surrounding tissues. This boosts blood flow, which eases painful inflammation and encourages healing. The band of fabric also provides some light, flexible support to the knee.
When should I wear it? Right after an injury, it’s best to compress the knee for a few days or weeks, depending upon how serious it is. For chronic (long-term) conditions like arthritis, you may wear it for flare-ups or around the clock. It is breathable, lightweight and flexible, which makes it great whether you need it for a walk around the block or a vigorous game of tennis.
What is it made of? This brace is made of elasticized cotton, so it’s both breathable and stretchy. There is a thin band of elastic around the bottom and top of the sleeve that is covered with a knitted material that keeps it from chafing the skin or wearing out.
Who can wear this brace? It’s great for adult men and women of all shapes and sizes. It comes in sizes ranging from small to 2x-large that fit leg circumferences (measured 6 inches above the middle of the knee cap) from 17” to 25 inches. To measure, wrap a soft tape measure or string around the leg. The single sleeve works on either the right or left leg.
How do I put it on? Simply slide it over the foot and up the leg until it is centered over the kneecap.
Washing Instructions: Hand wash it using mild soap/detergent and warm water, squeeze out the water and allow it to air dry. You should avoid high temperatures when it comes to either washing or drying the support.
Natural, non-invasive fix for many sources of knee pain and swelling.
Snug fit prevents it from sliding down the leg.
Easier to put on, take off and adjust than an ACE knee support.
The sleeve is roughly 10 inches long, covering no more of the leg than necessary.
The single knee sleeve comes at a very affordable price.
- Color: Beige.
I haven’t received it yet.
Seem to fit good.
Cotton knee sleeves
It was easy to order and the site was good with explanations of size choices
My BraceAbility experience could not have been better. The company shipped via USPS when I requested that preference, and the elastic knee braces arrived within two days. Nothing has helped as much as these braces to counter knee pain that affected my activities and sleep after tripping and falling two weeks prior. It is gratifying to know that such excellent service and products are available. I think it was very important to follow sizing instructions from the chart provided with ordering, because my braces are exactly within the chart's measurements--comfortable and supportive.