Knee, Elbow and Arm Supports
Knee and elbow pads are protective devices for preventing them from being injured, and are designed with a cushion or a hard shell. To reduce the weight of equipment, designers worked out an elbow and knee pads a lighter, more aesthetic, convenient and practical product. As elbow arm in fact is one of the hardest parts of the body, chance on an injury happen on that is low, nevertheless, many athletes still wear elbow pads to prevent muscle damaging.
While for knee, the knee joint is a place where the upper and lower leg bones meet. There is a meniscus in the middle, and a tibia in the front. The tibia is stretched by two muscles which is easy to slide before being suspended at the intersection of the leg bones. From normal life probably due to external force and if no strenuous exercise, the tibia may move to the small part of the knee.
Also due to excessive pressure exerted on the knee when mountaineering it may be easier for the shin to be dislocated, generating pain on knee joint. Wearing a knee brace can fix the tibia.
Our knee braces and supports are used following knee surgery and during knee rehabilitation and can help provide stability and support following knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, torn knee cartilage, sprained medial knee ligament, knee arthritis and runners knee.
Our neoprene elbow supports are more appropriate where there is arthritis and joint pain in the elbow joint, or for support following an elbow fracture or elbow surgery. The warmth and support of the neoprene elbow support is extremely therapeutic and can help relieve pain and swelling.
Support for Sport
For sport, those that we make like tennis elbow brace supports an injured elbow during healing. It helps reduce your clients pain immediately, allowing to either return to sport or work while wearing the brace. The tennis elbow brace redirects the stressful forces away from the injured area, which reduces pain while protecting the healing area.
Sports Elbow Pads:
- Super elastic, breathable and hydrophobic
- Prevent wrist damage, enhance wrist strength, beauty, comfort, fully express sports posture, easy to wash
- For leveraging: a small investment can bring a huge return
Research indicates that the use of a tennis elbow brace reduces pain and improves grip strength for the majority of tennis elbow or golfers elbow sufferers. The brace effectively works to absorb the pain causing forces that would normally be exerted through the injury site. This means you will experience less pain and will also quicken your healing rate.
Knee Braces and Sleeves
Knee injuries are a major problem in sports and sports medicine around the world. All too often we see blown ACLs, PCLs, MCLs, or torn cartilage in a variety of athletes. The use of prophylactic (protective or preventive) knee braces is an attempt to reduce the occurrence or severity of injuries to the knee joint ligaments without inhibiting overall knee mobility.
There are basically four categories of knee braces:
- Knee sleeves (which are not technically braces)
- Prophylactic knee braces
- Functional knee braces
- Postoperative or rehabilitation braces.
The most common of these items to athletes around the world are the knee sleeves. You are likely to run into someone wearing them at almost any gym.
What Are Knee Sleeves?
To clarify, knee sleeves are not the same thing as knee braces. A knee sleeve provides some support, but does not function in the same way a knee brace would. Knee braces are designed and used to protect a previous injury from further endangerment. Knee sleeves are designed to protect the knee from future injury or risk of damage. This protection is especially important for knees put under great daily pressure (running, jumping, weightlifting).
Knee sleeves also add a valuable compression element that increases blood flow and reduces pain, not only during but also after performance. The reason this compression aspect is so important is that a compressed knee encourages blood flow through the blood vessels of the knee. Compression + blood flow = better recovery. Simply put, using a knee sleeve results in less pain and swelling during and after performance.
Our unique knee sleeves are made from neoprene material and slide on over the knee. In simple terms, the idea behind the knee sleeve is to reduce pain. More specifically, the sleeve adds warmth, limits patella movement, and can increase proprioception (the capacity to feel the position of a joint in space as sensed by the central nervous system).
Key difference between knee braces and knee sleeves.
The protective cushioning of the knee brace is meant to protect the anterior knee and patella, while the knee sleeve does not provide the same ligamentous support. Therefore, if having an unstable knee and are using a knee sleeve to fix or stabilize the knee, it will not be enough.
When to Use Knee Sleeves
Lifting force involving a decent amount of mass, i.e. you lifting progressively heavier, literally grinds the kneecap onto itself. This is often the cause of progressive tendonitis.
Knee sleeves do not need to be worn for all weightlifting exercises. If the knee is not involved as a primary lifting source, they are not necessary. They do however provide the support necessary for performing squats, the snatch, or the clean and jerk. Any time the knee is left weak or vulnerable, it is at great risk for damage, and usually long-term damage, unfortunately.
Try our knee and elbow support products to gain an added comfort-ability for your clients.
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AO Neoprene Knee Brace, NGL-9026
Patellar Tendonitis Brace Features and Benefits:
- With aluminum flexible uprights in this sleeve provide light support to medial/lateral ligaments, in addition to the support offered by neoprene and strapping
- Front opening for easy on/off and custom fitting as well as providing more comfortable while bending knee
- Fully adjustable superior/inferior contact closure straps
- Removable uprights for washing
- Available in wraparound style
Open Patella Neoprene Knee Brace, NGL-9029
Open Patella Knee Brace Features and Benefits:
- Patella cutout relieves patella pressure and assists in optimum positioning
- Features an anterior compression pad for extra protection
- Neoprene provides compression, warmth and durability
- Hoop and look closure
Hinged ROM Knee Brace, NGL-9035
Unloader Hinged Knee Brace for Arthritic Knees
Unloader Hinged ROM Knee Brace Indication:
- Knee instability due to anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament ACL/PCL）deficient
- To restrict the range of motion after reconstructive surgery
- Recommended for low to medium impact sports