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Old 11-14-17, 11:14 AM   #1
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Knee Compression Sleeve Support

Looking to buy a Knee Compression Sleeve Support.

Any suggestion for 50 miles a week rider (over 60)?

Just to protect my knees.

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Old 11-14-17, 06:18 PM   #2
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They are all over the place. Personal preference on materials and fit differences mean that what one person loves another will hate.

The good news is they are relatively cheap, so try a few, and once you find the one you like, buy a few of that exact one. (Because as soon as you find one you like, if you wait a while to purchase a replacement it either won’t be available or they will have new and improved it.)

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Old 11-14-17, 07:42 PM   #3
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What's wrong with your knees, where's the pain, etc? I'm 72, ride 100 in winter, 150 or so in summer. Knee and other problems are always issues, and the solution to different issues is well, different.
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Old 11-14-17, 08:29 PM   #4
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I highly recommend these folks .

My experience as a ER Trauma nurse, and a strength coach for a local high school wrestling program, led me to this company. I deal with injuries on a daily basis and when my oldest son went down with a rotator cuff injury at the end of his junior year I was at a loss. I stumbled on Antibodywear during an extensive internet search. I called the owner and had a very long discussion regarding the merits of his brace and was quickly sold on his technology and enthusiasm. The list is long, on the number of athletes, both professional and amature, wearing Antibodywear braces, who's carriers have been brought back from ruin due to injury. They are the best without question. They quietly go about their business with no hype and make a truly great product. My son was looking at surgery right before his senior year( he was the #1 seed at the state tournament his junior year) and that would have been disastrous. We measured and ordered his shoulder brace prior to the season. The brace lived up to everything the company promised and he managed to place second at regions and qualify for state which would never have happened with the surgery option.

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Old 11-15-17, 10:38 AM   #5
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I've heard varying degrees of success or horror stories about cycling with knee compression sleeves, ranging from Don't Do It! to Best Thing I Ever Did!... none of which struck me as being more than anecdotal. The most authoritative comment I heard came from an orthopedic surgeon who said if you are going to cycle with a knee compression sleeve absolutely make sure you get one with the open patella.
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Not a compression sleeve, strictly-speaking, but if you need bang for the buck, Mueller makes some great braces. I have the 3333, which has hinges to stabilize your lateral ligaments and an open patella. I had to stick some foam rubber in the open back of the knee to prevent the velcro flap from chafing, but that was a simple fix.
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Do you have a particular injury or condition with your knees, or are you just looking for something that may prevent one?

I have a knee that was operated on many years ago (major surgery.) To this day I cannot pivot or put side loads on that knee without pain. I've found that close attention to proper cleat setup solves any issues I had with pain while riding.
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