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Best Copper Knee Brace

There are many sleeves on the market with copper in them. The logic behind this is that the copper could improve your well being - in reality no studies noticed any such effect. In fact, one of the main manufacturers had to settle with the FTC for deceptive advertising - more info here, here and here. Compression in general can help with lot of knee issues, in fact it's a part of the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) protocol which is often used for various knee problems. So in the end using a "copper" sleeve could help your health, but it will not be due to the copper content. Read more...

Can you break your knee cap and not know it?

Your kneecap, the small bone that sits on your knee is very strong, but it still can break if it gets a large blow in a fall or accident. When your kneecap breaks it's called a patellar fracture. The symptoms of a patellar fracture can be the same as any other knee injury: pain, swelling and stiffness. More severe fractures have more serious symptoms. So you can break your knee cap and not know it! Read more...

Rehband Knee Brace Review

The Rehband 7mm knee brace is a great neoprene knee brace for heavy squatting and crossfit. It's very sturdy compared to other sleeves, and it's IPF approved for powerlifting and IWF approved for Olympic lifting. It also has a thinner variant the 5mm "7751" Rehband sleeve, which is a great allrounder, as it's suitable for lighter sports which need more dynamism. Both type of sleeves come as single, so you'll have to order two for both legs. The braces are made of neoprene so they are strong and warm. However they may have some neoprene odor initially. Read more...

Swollen knee without pain

Your knee can swell when excess joint fluid accumulates in or around your knee. This swelling can have many causes from a simple injury, to arthritis, bursitis or synovitis. Even the bony parts of the knee can appear puffy if your knee is very swollen. The symptoms can vary based on the real cause of the swelling. If you have synovitis the knee swells and can be painful, but there's no pain at all for some. Often people only feel a tiny bit of pain even if his or her knee is larger than the other. Only your doctor will be able to find out the real cause, and prescribe the appropriate treatment for you. Read more...