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  1. Vaughn
    June 17, 2018 @ 7:13 am

    Great information thanks, I am an avid runner myself, most of my running tends to be offroad on uneven ground and I was wondering if there was anything you would recommend for ankle support? Would the knee braces work for helping provide better stability to each leg and therefore giving more stability to the ankles?

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    • Sports Send
      July 5, 2018 @ 10:37 pm

      Hi, Vaughn and thank you.

      Offroad can be a very good method to strengthen your ankles. But at the same time is a little bit of danger because you aren´t running on flat roads.
      Everything is good in a mix but running offroad is something that should be part of all runners. 

      If not needed I would not use a brace or sleeves for your ankles. They will better if they will get this challenges. I would prefer to focus on running in good shoes for off roads running.

      But if needed, here is a good article about when to use ankle brace and too there are very good recommended ankle braces. https://sportssend.com/when-to

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  2. Amanda
    November 12, 2018 @ 8:01 pm

    So, I’m almost 40, and planning to run my first marathon in March, 2019. I used to be a runner, but it’s been about 2 years since I ran on a regular basis. I’ve never had knee problems before, but this time around both of my knees have started hurting on the front side of the tibia, just below and toward the midline of the patella. My doctor gave me some strengthening exercises, but I’m wondering if adding a brace until my legs and hips are stronger is a good idea so I can keep running while I do some targeted strengthening.

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    • Sports Send
      November 13, 2018 @ 2:43 am

      Hi, Amanda and thank you.

      It is a great goal, and I really hope you get your goal!

      About your question. In many cases, the brace helps. It is best if it is for a limited time but some need to use it for a long time, other not.

      But having said that, I stress that you ask your doctor before you buy it! The reason is that we are all different and in many or most cases the injury is that too. So small details can change things if it is wise or not.

      Because I want what is best for you and when we talk about injuries we need to be careful. Not at least when you have such a great goal in mind.

      Good luck!

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Peeters
    April 20, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

    Thanks a lot. This was a quite interesting article.

    Product seems to be extraordinary cool. Desire I had used them at some point of my adolescence however they weren’t available returned then. So this article provided good insight into the knee brace in general. 

    Thank a lot for sharing this wonderful article. Keep up the good work.

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    • Sports Send
      April 21, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

      Hi, Peeters and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Good to hear about your benefit of it.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Matiss
    April 20, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

    I really enjoyed the idea of the Ultra Sports Gear Knee Brace. Love the fact that it has been made by an actual doctor, who seems to know his stuff. Additionally, the fact that this manufacturer specializes in manufacturing various braces and supports for many different body parts is a huge pro in its favor. I’m all about the specialists over generalists as I feel the former by far most of the time tend to provide superior products.

    The side strappings I will definitely enjoy, there is nothing more annoying than a knee brace that glides down over time. I hope this will prevent that. Absolutely enjoy the fact that this stuff is confirmed to treat stuff like Arthritis and dislocation.

    Cheers! Thank you for your insights!

    Matiss

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    • Sports Send
      April 21, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

      Hi, Matiss and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Good to hear about your benefit of it.

      I agree with you about it is excellent when the specialist for more than one site come together. The doctor comes with his knowledge, and then the specialist in how to make the things, in this case, the knee sleeves.

      It is in the same style and the tremendous Icelandic company, Ossur, have done it.

      The side strappings are very useful. I know it personally that when a sleeve has been used for a long time, it can move a little bit which the side strappings take care of not happen.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  5. Rasa
    April 20, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

    I’ve always been a sucker for doctor designed and created products. In regards to those, it just has always seemed to me that more thought and effort and knowledge goes into them, thus, making them the most beneficial and way more superior than similar products on the market.

    I’m not implying that always is the case but to me, it makes more sense.

    In that regard, I believe I will enjoy the Ultra Sports Gear Knee Brace the most. It’s also the No. 1 on your list, so that’s settled.

    Just wanted to share my thoughts, I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    Rasa

    P. S. I was surprised as to how affordable it is. Thank you. 🙂

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    • Sports Send
      April 21, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

      Hi, Rasa and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear your opinion! My ideology is very similar to yours about it.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  6. Owillz
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:13 pm

    Thanks for this informative post. Even as yiu have carefully outlined the pros and cons of these products, I personally love recommendations derived from the influence of personal experience or usage of a product. And thus, I would love to ask if you have experience with using any of them? And also, do you have another post reviewing any of the knee braces? Please do share a link to it with me. 

    Thanks for this write up ones more. 

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    • Sports Send
      May 8, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

      Hello, Owillz and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Some years ago I needed to use knee and ankle braces. But luckily I don´t need it anymore. So I haven´t used myself exactly this product in the article. But I agree with you about the experience and when I research this product I use a lot of experience from people who have used it.

      That is the reason for exactly these products was chosen because the experience is good at it.

      I have written some articles about it like this one and this hereand this one.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  7. Shannon
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

    Thank you for the very detailed information you have given. I do not run or jog myself but I have teenagers involved in sports like soccer and distance running. Will these braces also work for a soccer player? If so, which brace would you recommend for a teenager who is very active but is held back at times due to knee pain? Thanks!

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    • Sports Send
      May 8, 2019 @ 2:45 pm

      Hello, Shannon and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, you can use it in soccer. As being in soccer myself some years ago, I would choose the UFlex Athletics Knee Compression Sleeve for soccer because how light weight it is and the anti-slip silicone which is very important for the quick movement in soccer.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  8. Augusta
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:26 pm

    It’s surprising, how you want to make the body fit and healthy but in the process, it gets hurt. Though, the amount of speed also matters. In order to achieve these great results or goals, we need to prevent ourselves from hurting ourselves. 

    Question please, do you think it is advisable to wear these knee braces, even when you don’t have pain at all or only when you do have pain? The features and pros show that they are of good qualities and be of great aid. 

    I love the other advice you gave about other measures to treat pain. This shows that you are not been biased and readers at heart. Though, they might offer temporary relief and we should always visit our doctors. Please, what are the best ankle braces you could suggest please? I love working long distances but I sometimes feel pain in my ankl, just one leg.

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    • Sports Send
      May 8, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

      Hello, Augusta and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      If you have no pain or are not in injuries problems I would use it. It is always best for the body to be “free” for things like this. But sometimes we need to use it and then it is good to have knee or ankle braces.

      For ankle braces, I have written this article. There are both information and suggestions for good products.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  9. Jovan Vedrene
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    Hey thanks for your elaborate post. Are these knee pad that only runners can use or could you use it for other physical activities? Could you use it for dancing or even for doing calisthenics exercises? 

    I really found your post over all to be very detailed and informative. I’ve been looking to get specific type of knee pads so I ran into this post at the right time. 

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    • Sports Send
      May 8, 2019 @ 2:55 pm

      Hello, Jovan Vedrene and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      No, this knee braces can be used in a lot of activities. For dancing, you can use both the Mava Sports Knee Compression Sleeve Support and UFlex Athletics Knee Compression Sleeve.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  10. John
    September 26, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    Thank you very much for given such a broad analysis and in-depth insight on all these knee braces that you had have put together. I guess they really are the best that one can find out there. I think that I should get one myself, but I found it hard to choose one. Since I know the need for a knee brace, I’d like to ask if you have used of this that you have up here before.

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    • Sports Send
      September 27, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

      Hello John, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      I have needed to use knee braces many times, so I know how to wear it and what to have in mind. But luckily I had not needed it last years, so I have not used this sleeve myself.

      But we have put much work to research it, special people who have used knee braces and after it, this is the results of the researchers.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  11. Rodarrick
    September 26, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

    For me, I would always go for the Blitzu Flex Plus Compression Knee Brace. I like it and the feel. It is very awesome, and besides, one of my friends make use of it here, and it works very well. Knee braces are great for runners and thought I had one before, but it got slack over time, and that is the reason I want to buy another one. Thumbs up on this

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    • Sports Send
      September 27, 2019 @ 5:07 pm

      Hello Rodarrick, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  12. Brandon
    April 23, 2020 @ 2:42 am

    Hey mate, I have the PowerLix Compression Knee Sleeve and love it. I think it’s one of the better options out of this list but can’t be 100% certain. I know my knee sleeve offers me pain relief without sacrificing flexibility or mobility. Also, I got mine for cheap on Amazon a few months ago. I also read reviews about it being too tight, and so I sized up, and it worked great.

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    • Sports Send
      April 24, 2020 @ 2:47 am

      Hello, Brandon, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      PowerLix is a great choice, no doubt about it.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else or if you have any questions.

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  13. Vincent
    April 23, 2020 @ 2:58 am

    Hi,
    I never had to use a knee brace yet – however, I walk about 45 minutes a day, and as I am aging, I just turned 55, I was wondering if you suggest wearing a knee brace as a preventive measure. I cannot say I’m experiencing pain or discomfort in my knees, rather more in my hamstrings and calves. So far, I’ve been more paying attention to using good shoes and stretching, but reading your article, I’m wondering if I would benefit from using a knee brace.
    Another question was if any of these would be covered by insurance companies in the US – in other words, can you get a prescription for a knee brace.
    Thanks

     

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    • Sports Send
      April 24, 2020 @ 3:30 am

      Hello, Vincent, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Good shoes are, no doubt, a key thing, and stretching is always very important. And I must add that to many runners forgot how important good running socks. You can see a lot of advice about it here on this website under the running socks category.

      But if your knee is fine and no problem at all, I recommended highly that you don´t need a brace. The knee should use the muscles and strength in it.

      About the insurance companies in the US, I don´t know the answer to that question.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else or if you have any questions.

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