PRO-TEC GEL FORCE KNEE SUPPORT
General Application: Great for alleviating knee pain and providing moderate knee joint stability.
Medical Applications: Patello-Femoral pain syndrome,Patellar tracking, chondromalacia, minor meniscus andligament tears.
How It Works: Provides patellar (knee cap) stability with compression surrounding patella. Offers stability on medial and lateral sides of knee.
Design Theory: Breathable, soft fabric offers 4 way stretch applying even, comfortable compression throughout brace. Thick oval gel provides excellent comfort and support to patellar (knee cap) area. Medial (inside) and lateral (outside) spiral stays offer overall knee joint stability.
Small (13” – 14”)
Medium (14” – 16")
Large (16” – 18”)
Xlarge (18” – 20")
(Circumference measured 1” above top of patella)
Medical Definition: Pain associated with maltracking of the patella (kneecap). Can lead to subluxation or chondromalacia.
Causes: Any activity that causes repetitive strain to the knee area, such as excessive running. Improper foot biomechanics (pronation) may also strain the knee, effecting the tracking of the patella.
Symptoms: Dull ache in front of knee. Pain under and around patella, especially when walking up stairs. Often accompanied by crepitus (grinding, clicking). Buckling or locking of knee may occur.
Recommended Treatment: Reduce activity to promote healing. Ice knee area pre or post activity to reduce inflammation and pain. Strengthening and stretching exercises are advisable under the advise of a medical professional. Wearing a knee support may reduce strain to area. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a medical professional is recommended.
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