This is an amazing little device. It gives you the support you need. It does not eliminate the problem. But with frequent use can improve your pain levels.
I have had one for awhile now for my right knee, at times it felt like my knee was going to give way going down on inclines or stairs. Left knee started with same issue, so bought another one since I know it really does help my right knee. Now I can take my walks without worry that my knees will give out.
Might be a bit small I will try the larger one but nicely constructed and easy to use.
I have been taking walks and Riding my stationary bike without a lot of knee pain , IAM so glad I ordered it. The size large has a longer strap which fit better around my knee without being too tight.
This brace is exactly what I was hoping to find. It is comfortable to use and not bulky or pinching. I have pain in both knees and difficulty going up steps without pain. With my itband it helps reduce pain tremendously and I am able to be active longer and in more places than I have been able to for a long time.
Use of a special neoprene provides a comfortable wearing experience.
The fastening system lets you easily adjust and control the amount of tension that the band provides you so that you can get the stability and support that is right for you.
The molded rubber insert piece mirrors the natural structure of the knee
Physical therapists love how itBandz assist in protecting your knee joints / kneecaps from stress and strain - so you can stay active and mobile.
itBandz effectively alleviate the discomfort caused by IT Band Syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, Osgood Schlatters, other chronic knee issues due to excess weight, previous surgeries, a torn or thinning meniscus, and ACL, hip or ankle injuries.
If you suffer from arthritis and thinning cartilage (bone on bone) the tension from itBandz allows the internal support piece to gently lift the patella and act as an additional shock absorber for the knee.
The knee joint is a hinge and should only track forward and backward. Lateral motion can be introduced when tendons and ligaments get injured or overly tight from IT Band Syndrome. When these happen, the knee is pulled out of alignment and requires the additional stability provided by itBandz.
If you have tendonitis, the compression on the patellar tendon reduces strain on the tendon and allows it to heal while easing pain and reducing inflammation.