Neo G Knee Braces
Neo G knee braces are rapidly growing in popularity and receive
consistently good reviews from users. They were originally only available in the
UK, but a few years ago Neo G launched worldwide.
All Neo G braces are
Class 1 medical device registered with the Medicines and Healthcare
products Regulatory Agency. I am really impressed with these braces and
users frequently comment on how comfortable, supportive and great value
for money they are.
Key Design Features
All Neo G knee braces are a wrap around style. This style often fits
better than pull up sleeves as you can adjust them to your knee, and
they are really easy to get on and off rather than having to pull them
up your leg. They tend to stay in place better than pull up sleeves and can also be tightened as swelling reduces. All of these Neo G
knee braces are made from heat therapeutic neoprene which helps improve
local circulation, beneficial in the relief of arthritic pain or chronic
aches and stiffness.
There are four categories of Neo G knee braces, each offering different
levels of support and protection. Here we will look at what conditions
they are suitable for, how they work and which ones are most effective:
1. Basic Support: for minor injuries, instability and pain
2. Intermediate Support: for mild-moderate injuries, instability and pain
3. Advanced Support: Provide maximum support for moderate to severe injuries, instability and pain
4. Knee Straps: For patellar tracking problems and tendonitis
These Neo G knee braces are designed for use with mild knee pain including
and strains, general knee pain,
cartilage and ligament injuries,
How Do They Work?
1) They fit snugly providing some compression to the knee, supporting the muscles and ligaments
2) They retain heat which increases the circulation at the knee to aid healing
There are two types of basic knee brace, open and closed:
Closed Full Sleeve Knee Support: A full sleeve provides support all around the knee joint and retains heat well
Open Sleeve Knee Support: This style has a hole and support buttress at the front. This reduces the
pressure on the kneecap and surrounding bursa which can be helpful when there is pain at the
front of the knee e.g. from
or Runners Knee and helps with patellar tracking.
Overview: This Neo G knee brace provides
compression, support and warming relief to the entire knee complex
without restricting movement.
At only 2.5mm thick, it can easily be worn under your clothes, providing
dynamic support whilst still allowing full range of motion in all
My verdict: This Neo G brace provides good basic
level support and stays in place really well. Reviews are extremely positive however if you have problems
with your kneecap, the open sleeve may suit you better.
Overview: This Neo G knee brace improves stability
by eliminating unwanted gliding and twisting at the knee. The brace
ensures that weight bearing pressure during movement is more evenly
distributed over the joint, which helps ease arthritic and meniscus
pain. It features a patella opening with a stitched buttress giving
reinforced support to the patella and anterior knee.
My verdict: A good, simple yet effective knee
brace. I personally prefer open patella knee braces like this as they
give better support to the kneecap without putting pressure through it.
They also allow the knee to breathe better so get less sweaty.
These intermediate protection Neo G knee braces are suitable for mild to moderate ligament sprains and instabilities, meniscus injuries, arthritis, bursitis and general knee pain.
How Do They Work?
1) Have inbuilt supports to provide targeted support where needed
2) Have adjustable
straps, providing improved support for the knee cap and are made of
neoprene to retain heat for healing, just like the basic braces.
Overview: This Neo G knee brace provides great
support and compression, and has metal spiral support stays to stabilise
the knee whilst allowing controlled movement. It is particularly good
for sports and skiing. The open patella area helps reduce pain
associated with patella tracking problems, and offers relief from
bursitis injuries and inflammation. It has three adjustable straps which
allow variable compression and ensure a custom fit around the entire
My verdict: This is one of the best knee braces
on the market offering intermediate support and protection and is my
favourite Neo G knee brace. It is very reasonably priced and gives great support without being cumbersome.
Advanced Neo G knee braces are designed to provide the maximum level of support for
moderate to severe knee pain and instability. They are suitable for
moderate to severe cruciate and collateral ligament sprains, instability, bursitis, meniscus injuries and arthritic pain.
How Do They Work?
1) Use a combination of splints and hinges to help provide support and prevent further injury
2) As with basic braces, they also support soft tissue through compression and promote healing by retaining heat.
Overview: This Neo G knee brace has an exclusive two
point geared hinge system to control flexion and extension movements
preventing hyperextension (knee bending too far back). It also reduces
sideways instability. Featuring three adjustable straps, this brace
provides maximum joint protection and stability. The open patellar area
helps reduce patellar tracking problems and pain.
My verdict: The hinge actually makes it easier
to bend and straighten the knee whilst providing the necessary support.
Simple to use and comfortable.
Neo G Knee Brace Straps
Knee straps are designed to put pressure through the patella tendon
and provide support underneath the kneecap, therefore improving patellar
tracking. This helps reduce the forces going through the kneecap and
patella tendon. They are simple but extremely effective, and people
often can’t believe how such a small strap makes such a difference to
their knee pain.
Perfect for use with
patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee) and Runners Knee. Also good for general anterior knee pain around the kneecap.
Overview: The Neo G patella band features a silicon
pad, designed to be worn directly below the kneecap, over the patellar
tendon. This acts as a buffer and reduces the forces going through the
kneecap and tendon. It also helps improve patellar tracking (how the
My verdict: Most patellar bands are just a strip
of Velcro, but this has a plastic loops for tightening the band making
it easier to apply than other straps, however it is a little pricey. If
you want a cheaper alternative, try the
Mueller Knee Strap.
Choosing a knee brace can be difficult, especially as there are so
many different braces on the market. Neo G knee braces are just one of
the options out there.
To find the best knee brace for you, visit the
Knee Brace Overview
section to find out about the different styles of brace available, what
conditions they are suitable for, and which ones get the best reviews
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