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Hi, I hurt my knee working out this summer & thought of trying a compression knee sleeve. I found one online by Grip Power Pads, but wanted some advice before I purchase it. Thanks.

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Sorry, I can't help with the knee sleeve.  I just wanted to share a basic rule that I've discovered seems to apply to all injury recoveries.  If it hurts, don't do it!

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Don't know the extent of your injury but this is what I used when I sprained my knee skiing. It may seem like overkill but I worried a lot less about reinjury while skiing for the rest of the season.

http://m.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11584724
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Originally Posted by ThomJill2 View Post
 

Hi, I hurt my knee working out this summer & thought of trying a compression knee sleeve. I found one online by Grip Power Pads, but wanted some advice before I purchase it. Thanks.


Neither I nor anyone else can judge the extent of your knee injury based on what you've told us over the internet.

 

I CAN tell you what my knee surgeon said to me 35 years ago... no sleeve or compression brace on the market will protect a compromised joint if you put enough force on the joint in the wrong directions.  AND, you're much more likely to exert that force on the joint if it's already weakened or not functioning quite properly.

 

Over-the-counter remedies may make you feel better emotionally, but the forces you could apply to a weakened joint will easily overwhelm a sleeve.

 

Since you're asking for advice from anonymous people over the web, I'll give you mine.  See a GOOD knee doctor and have the joint diagnosed with physical palpation and/or x-ray/mri if necessary.  Anything else is pure speculation and anyone who tells you an off-the-shelf sleeve protected their knee from further damage was simply lucky.

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See a GOOD knee doctor

This is key. My general practitioner failed to diagnose my torn ACL. We've discussed it in a couple of threads over the years and it is not uncommon.
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Thanks for sharing.

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My knees have taken a beating through out my working like. I went from jumping on and off equipment, to the Corps, to climbing poles.

 

I had meniscus tear that was pretty bad and I have arthritis in both knees now. The one w/o the tear  is OK, however I put a Wally World brace like was pictured above on the other. A little support seems to help, but it keeps a little compression on and keeps it warm. I still know its there after I am done skiing, but I am not in extra pain.

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I have troubles with my knees too and just went to London Drugs and picked up a cheap knee support which seems to have helped it a bit.  However, I also went to physio and was told I was having trouble with my knees because I needed to strengthen my hips to support my knees better.  Since then I have been doing a few hip exercises regularly and that really has helped the most. Might be worth a shot in your case too.

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