What are Knee Sleeves, anyway?
Imagine slipping on a snug, supportive hug for your knees—that's precisely what knee sleeves are! These nifty little 'Class 2 Compression Garments' are designed to support your knee joint, providing that magical blend of compression and stability. They're like a sock for your knee, offering warmth, protection, and extra TLC when needed.
The marvellous benefits:
- Hasta La Vista, Pain: One of the most significant perks of wearing knee sleeves is the relief from knee pain. Whether it's an old sports injury, pesky tendonitis, runner's knee, bursitis, a meniscus injury, patellofemoral pain or just some everyday wear and tear, knee sleeves work their wonders by easing discomfort and giving you the freedom to move without wincing.
- Embrace the Swell: Swollen knees begone! The gentle compression provided by knee sleeves helps reduce swelling and inflammation, which is a lifesaver after an intense workout or an accidental stumble.
- Performance Boost: Athletes, listen up! Knee sleeves are not just for post-workout recovery; they're also fantastic for enhancing your game. They can allow you to push further and perform at your best by lending that extra support to your knee joint.
- Injury Prevention is the Key: Nobody likes a knee injury. Luckily, knee sleeves act as a great preventor and protector, offering stability and reducing the risk of sprains, strains, and other injuries. Think of them as your insurance policy for your knees!
Choosing the Perfect Fit:
Now that you're across the benefits of knee compression sleeves, let's talk about finding the perfect fit. Remember, the fit matters, just like finding the right pair of sneakers.
- Measure, Measure, Measure: Grab a measuring tape and measure the circumference of your thigh about 12.5cm above your knee centre. This magic number will guide you to your ideal knee sleeve size. If you're between sizes or have swollen knees that fluctuate in size throughout the day, we recommend sizing up.
- Not too Tight, Not too Loose: Your knee sleeve should fit just right - snug and comfortable without cutting off your circulation. It's important to ensure your knee sleeve is firm enough that it doesn't slip down when you walk, and we have the added extra security of silicone dots to reduce slippage with every move.
- Material Matters: Look for knee sleeves made of high-quality materials like Nylon and Spandex. These materials offer the perfect combo of comfort and support and breathability, so your knees will thank you later.
And there you have it, folks — Knee Sleeves 101! These versatile little wonders can be a game-changer for anyone looking to boost knee comfort, support, and overall performance. Whether you're a gym enthusiast, an athlete, a netballer or a social golfer, knee sleeves are here to save the day.
So, the next time you hit the track, squat rack, or simply want to conquer the day pain-free, slip on those knee sleeves and embrace the knee-hugging goodness. Your knees will love you for it!
Remember, though knee sleeves are a fantastic addition to your fitness gear, they're not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you have persistent knee issues, consult a healthcare professional to determine the best action.
Stay strong, stay supported, and keep your knee's feeling light and pain-free all day long.