A knee strap is rising in popularity as one of the most beneficial pieces of sports equipment. A good number of straps for knee support have gone fashionable, as well as equipped with more features that ensure knee support and stability. Moreover, some straps feature magnets that encourage better blood circulation in the knee area. Other straps also feature more flexible fits and pressure points that actually massage the supported area.
Knee straps are recommended for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in the knee and for patients with knee problems. Knee problems and injuries have risen through the decades. New medical conditions have been discovered due to people getting more active and as they age. This piece of knee equipment have been proven to be beneficial for patients suffering from patella tendinitis (affecting the kneecap), apexitis patellae (more popularly known as jumpers knee or jumper’s knee), apophysitis, patellar chondromalacia (also known as irritated kneecap), and Osgood Schlatter’s disease (a condition common among teenagers wherein the upper portion of the knee is overused), among other conditions.
A knee strap, if effective, should provide pressure that is focused on the particular portion of the knee to reduce pain. Stabilization of the kneecap is also key to health of the knees, and a good strap should be able to provide it. Other important benefits of this equipment are that it should improve knee alignment and tracking. Of course, fit, compression, comfort and breathability are important. The equipment’s material is also important as it should be made from material that allows breathability, as it is often used when someone is engaged in intense physical activity. Poor material might cause the equipment to infect the skin of the knee, adding dermatological concerns to the list.
Not only athletes and people engaging in physical activity can benefit from a good knee strap. This piece of equipment is also beneficial for aging people whose knees need all the support they can get. Sports enthusiasts such as golfers, skiers, runners, tennis players should use it especially during training sessions. People suffering from medical conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, and knee stability can definitely use the help they can get from a strap. Also, people engaged in professions that require them to stand for long periods of time such as sales professionals, teachers, and security personnel, as well as people engaged in lifting with weights that take a toll on their knees should consider straps to support their knees. Straps are intended to be worn in sports, as well as everyday activities.