Why We Love This Knee Bursitis Sleeve: Top 5 Features & Benefits
Wide Range of Sizes Available
This compression sleeve is available in many sizes, perfect for a range of average adult to plus-size men and women. Plus, you can wear this lightweight sleeve interchangeably on your right or left leg, making it ideal to use again and again over time. Find the perfect fit and size for your knee by using a flexible measuring tape and referring to the sizing chart pictured above.
Targeted, Comfortable Compression
Unlike most common neoprene knee sleeves, this brace features a contoured silicone ring, designed to apply effective, targeted pressure. Not only will this support ring help protect and relieve pain caused by a problematic bursa, but it also helps to distribute unwanted, painful pressure away from the kneecap. Compression is the key to reducing inflammation and bursitis pain, so find some quick, cost-effective relief with this knee sleeve!
Made of Breathable & Lightweight Materials
Nothing is worse than feeling uncomfortably warm and sweaty in your knee brace. That’s why this sleeve was designed with your comfort and all-day use in mind. The brace will apply soothing compression and pressure yet is lightweight and breathable as you are active throughout the day. Medical-grade materials help prevent this brace from rolling and sliding as you walk, run, climb stairs, and exercise.
Helps with Various Types of Knee Bursitis
Use this knee compression sleeve for a variety of pain, injuries, and conditions. The brace helps prevent swelling, pain, and inflammation while providing soothing compression and support while you recover and heal from conditions such as:
- Prepatellar bursitis
- Knee arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Gout in the knee
- Suprapatellar bursitis
- Infrapatellar bursa
- Pes anserine bursa
- Patellar tendonitis
- Kneecap subluxation
Check with your doctor or medical professional before using this compression sleeve to ensure that it’s the best choice for your specific injury, pain, or condition.
Sleeve Offers Supportive Stabilization
Our bursitis brace features a silicone pad, which surrounds the kneecap to help stabilize and protect your weakened knee. The stabilizing pad will also help provide a relieving massage to the surrounding tissue as you wear the sleeve. Flexible, yet supportive stays are located on each side of the compression sleeve, allowing for an easy personalized fit and application. Plus, thanks to the stabilizing stays, you won’t need to worry about any slipping or sliding of the brace as you wear it throughout the day.
How Does This Compression Knee Sleeve Help with Bursitis Treatment?
In order to understand how to best manage bursitis pain, it helps to fully understand exactly what knee bursitis is. Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of one or more bursae. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac located near your knee joint, its job is to reduce friction and cushion the pressure points between muscles, tendons, and bones in your knee. When a bursa gets irritated or swollen, it can cause many more issues, leading to aches and pains in your knee, as well as bone-on-bone rubbing. The pain may be felt above, beneath, behind, or in front of your kneecap, and there may be some cases that cause inner and outer patellar pain.
So, how do you get rid of that aching pain in your knee? The first step is to relieve the swelling and inflammation. The compression sleeve helps reduce pressure on the knee and provides proper blood flow, resulting in the prevention and reduction of any swelling going on. The silicone ring protects, supports, and holds your kneecap in the proper position while you’re up and active.
What Are the Different Types of Knee Bursitis?
In order to find the best recovery for your kneecap pain, it’s important to fully understand what exactly is causing the painful symptoms you’re experiencing. When it comes to bursitis in the knee, there are not only a variety of types of bursitis but also a range of different names for the condition itself - so let’s break it down. The different types of bursitis refer directly to where the bursa, a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and bone, or skin and tendon, is located around your patella.
Pes Anserine Bursitis
The most basic type of knee bursitis is also known as pes anserine bursitis. This name comes from the location the bursitis is happening in, the pes anserine bursa, which is located between the shinbone and the three tendons of the hamstring muscles on the inside of your knee.
Suprapatellar bursitis refers to irritation and swelling in the bursa that is located between the leg bone and the quadriceps tendon. This will cause pain while bending or fully extending the knee. This type of bursitis is likely caused by either a direct blow to the kneecap or repeated stress and overuse of motions.
This type of bursitis refers to an inflammation of the bursa in the front of the kneecap, often causing irritation, swelling, and pain. Prepatellar bursitis has a variety of names, due to the condition often affecting those that work on their knees. This condition is often referred to as carpet layer’s knee, housemaid’s knee, rug cutter’s knee, or nun’s knee.
Infrapatellar bursitis occurs when the bursa is located directly below the kneecap, under your patella tendon. This type of bursitis is commonly associated with patellar tendonitis or jumper’s knee. This type of bursitis is often referred to as coal miner’s knee, clergyman’s knee, or carpenter’s knee.
If you want to learn more about the treatment process for healing and finding relief from any type of knee bursitis, read more and try out these stretches and exercises made specifically for bursitis of the knee.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Knee Brace for Bursitis
- What conditions / injuries does the compression sleeve treat? Helps treat and manage pain caused by swelling, various forms of bursitis, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, knee bursa, and more.
- Who can wear the knee brace? There is a wide range of sizes available for teen to adult men and women.
- How do I put it on? Simply slide the sleeve over foot and up the affected leg, with the wide end up. Position over knee with buttress centered on kneecap.
- How do I know what size to get? Use a flexible measuring tape and refer to the sizing chart pictured above to find the perfect fit for you.
- Can I wear this brace over my pants? This compression sleeve is meant to be worn directly against the skin.
- When should I wear it? Wear when you need extra compression and support for an injured or recovering knee throughout the day.
- What material is this brace made of? This patellar sleeve is made of a nylon and spandex blend with a latex silicone buttress and lightweight metal stays.
- How tall is this brace? The length of this brace will range by size but is designed to sit approximately six inches above the knee, and six inches below.
- Washing instructions: Machine wash on delicate in cold water with mild detergent. Let brace air dry completely before reapplying.
- Silicone ring protects the entire kneecap
- Quick and easy pull-on application
- Made of lightweight, breathable materials
- Color: Gray