Short & Lightweight Patella Tracking Brace for Runner's Kneecap Pain, Dislocation & Subluxation

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Why You Need This Short Knee Brace for Patellar Tracking

Every day, your knees experience a lot of stress, especially if you’re an athlete. Over time, this stress can take a toll on the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bone that make up your knee joints, causing them to be susceptible to pain and injuries.

This versatile, lightweight knee stabilizer provides maximum support to your unstable patella (kneecap). Although it’s short, thin, and lightweight enough to be worn under clothes so you can maintain your day-to-day activities without interference, this patella brace protects against knee instability and pain, as well as further damage and injury.

These qualities and more make this support brace great for treating many knee conditions that cause patellar tracking issues and kneecap pain, including:

5 Reasons Why People Love This Lightweight Knee Brace for Running

This exercise knee support has several features that help it stand out from other short knee braces. Following we list the top five reasons people love this knee brace for running, climbing stairs, jogging, walking, and more.

  1. Lightweight, Heat-Releasing Material

The 3/16” thick moisture-wicking material is lightweight and specially engineered out of a latex-free, neoprene alternative. Making this knee support for running smooth, soft, and very breathable.

  1. C-Shaped Buttress for Enhanced Support

The buttress of this sleek knee compression sleeve stabilizes your knee, which is especially helpful if you’re in need of knee support while walking downhill or uphill, running on uneven surfaces, such as while hiking or trail running.

The C-shaped buttress is compression molded and textured, helping prevent it from sliding out of position. Plus, by simply flipping this knee brace, the C-shaped buttress can be easily adjusted for either lateral (outside) or medial (inside) knee support.

c-shaped buttress for lightweight knee pain

  1. Best Knee Brace for Sports, Including Dance, Gymnastics, and More

Many people who subject their knees to high levels of stress, such as dancers, basketball players, or avid runners, choose to wear a knee brace while exercising to help prevent or heal from a knee injury.

This sleek, sweat-wicking athletic knee brace is a great solution for the many causes of knee pain when walking, running, hiking, jogging or engaging in other types of physical activity. Exercising is important to maintain good health but only if your kneecap is stabilized so that injuries and additional damage doesn’t occur.

  1. Low-Profile Open Patella Design

At just 6” tall in the front and 3.5” tall in the back, this lightweight, open patella knee sleeve covers no more of your leg than necessary. The open-patella design of this small and short knee support improves its flexibility and keeps pressure off your sore kneecap, while the popliteal area at the back of your knee is closed for added support and compression.

  1. Innovative, Fastener Strapping System

Another outstanding feature of this patella tracking brace is its advanced D-ring and fastener strapping system, which makes it easy to apply, remove, and adjust. Simply loosen or tighten the fasteners to change the level of compression.

The medical-grade fastener straps are 10 times stronger than the retail-grade fastener you’ll find on braces at Target, Walmart, your local drugstore, or other online orthopedic brace retailers. Medical-grade fastener is meant to open and close 900 times, unlike retail-grade fastener, which is only meant to open and close 90 times.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Knee Support Brace

  • What conditions does this knee brace treat? Use for patellar tracking disorder, patella subluxation or dislocation, patellofemoral pain syndrome, light MCL and LCL injury prevention, meniscus pain, knee sprains, knee arthritis, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, chondromalacia, patellar tendonitis, and more.
  • Who can wear it? With sizes ranging from S to 4XL, anyone from kids and teens to plus size adults can wear this knee brace.

  • How do I know what size to get? Using a fabric tape measure, stand up and measure the circumference around the center 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.

  • How do I put it on? First, loosen the straps; make sure they remain in the rings. Next, position the brace on the affected side and slide it over the knee. Make sure the seam is placed on the back of the knee. Also, your kneecap should be centered in the opening with the support placed on the rim of your kneecap. Finally, adjust each strap to a desired tension or comfort level.

  • Can I wear this brace over my pants? Yes, but this knee brace is meant to fit against your skin for a better grip. It can be worn above tight pants or leggings if necessary.

  • How tall is this patella tracker knee brace? 6” tall in the front and 3.5” tall in the back.

  • What material is this brace made of?3/16” thick, latex-free, breathable neoprene alternative and a rubber compression mold buttress. Elastic strap is made with medical-grade fasteners.

  • When should I wear this athletic knee wrap? This lightweight knee brace can be comfortably worn all day while sitting, standing, and during physical activity.

  • Washing Instructions: We recommend hand washing this knee brace in warm water with mild soap and then laying flat to air dry completely before reapplying.

  • Other features:

    • The seam of this athletic knee support is at the back, minimizing irritation.

    • This knee brace for sports releases heat and moisture for a cool, dry fit.

    • The compression-molded, textured buttress keeps this brace elevated on your leg.

  • Color: Black

The sizing chart for the short knee brace comes in size small through 4XL fitting knees from 12 inches up to 28 inches
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    Shirley A.
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    Good customer service

    Items received in timely fashion, excellent quality. Both returned for refund since did not fit. Took a chance!!

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    Clyde S.
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    Great love the new brace

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    Shanta G.
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    My experience:- too bulky for a small size woman.It h made me uncomfortable

    Staff very helpful courteous & didn’t give hard time to return the items because she understood my discomfort & realizing reason not to use it & thus return

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    Marie E.
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    I’m very satisfied with the product. It’s very convenient and the size large fits perfectly.

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    Elouise E.
    United States United States
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    I really haven't had the support I need I will order a different one, in a size 5xl long knee brace w/hole in front soon

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