There are many different types of knee sleeves. There's the knee brace which is very sturdy and therefore gives the best support to the knee. Nowadays these are made of high-quality sturdy plastic, foam, elastic fabrics and busks and hinges. You also have the knee bandage, this is a softer brace but will also provide the necessary support when suffering from the less serious knee complaints. The knee bandage is more fit to wear when exercising and to prevent new knee injuries.
Common situations in which you use a knee sleeve
- For rehabilitation: Expedites recovery after surgery
- For additional support after surgery or an already recovered knee
- Pain reduction: A knee bandage can be the perfect solution for people who suffer from osteoarthritis
- For sports: Wearing a brace or bandage can prevent you from sustaining new injuries
Will you benefit from wearing and using a knee sleeve?
These last couple of years knee sleeves have been so heavily developed that pretty much every knee disorder can be relieved if not cured of wearing a knee sleeve. Whether you wear a knee sleeve, bandage or sleeve during rehabilitation or for severe knee complaints and disorders, they will either way have a positive effect for recovery and reduction of knee pains. Due to their ergonomic shape they are considered to be a valuable asset when it comes to preventing knee injuries such as torn ligaments and meniscus complaints.
Using a knee sleeve
Has your doctor or physiotherapist recommend you to wear a knee sleeve? Please follow their instructions and read the manual. It is always important that you buy the right size for yourself!
After surgery it is of utter importance that you put your knee sleeve on safely and slowly. Still have questions about the use of a knee sleeve? Don't hesitate to contact us, our team is ready and willing to help you!
Do note that a wrongful fitting knee brace or bandage which fits too tightly or too loose will only give you more complaints. Buying a knee bandage which looks cheap and has little description about the use, is something we strongly advise against.
Always buy a durable and high-quality knee support.
Movement and Rest
Besides wearing a knee strap, knee sleeve, knee sleeve, movement is also crucial for your knee. Slow rehabilitation and preventing overuse are the 2 most important things. Knee sleeves are not the most important things when it comes to dealing with your knee problems. Always follow the advice your doctors or physiotherapists give you after surgery and during rehabilitation.