Velcro Knee Supports
Velcro knee supports can provide basic or advanced support and
protection for the most common causes of knee pain.
They are really
easy to use, fastening with simple Velcro straps to provide the right
level of support and compression required.
They are perfect for providing low-moderate levels of support and are ideal for both:
1) Short term use after minor knee injuries/strains
2) Longer term use with ongoing knee conditions causing mild to moderate knee pain.
Why Choose This Type?
1) Velcro straps are adjustable so the brace fits to your own unique
shape. This also means they tend to stay in place better than pull up
2) Able to respond to changing sizes of swollen knees
3) Some are open at the front for the knee cap (putting less pressure
through it and allowing the knee to breathe) while others are closed all
the way round (for maximum heat retention)
4) One size fits all so you don’t have to worry about ordering the right size
How Do They Work?
1) They fit snugly providing some compression to the knee which helps support the soft tissues (muscles and ligaments)
2) They retain heat which increases the circulation to the knee and helps to promote healing
How Do They Vary?
They provide either basic or advanced support depending on the design.
Basic Velcro Knee Supports: ideal for ongoing knee conditions that require a low level of support such as mild knee sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, cartilage irritation and arthritis
Advanced Velcro Knee Supports: Ideal for providing moderate levels of support and reducing the forces through the knee for e.g. mild-moderate sprains/ligament tears, arthritis, cartilage tears, runners knee, chondromalacia patella, osgood schlatters and patellar tendonitis.
Best Velcro Knee Supports
Overview: This Velcro knee support improves
stability by eliminating unwanted gliding and twisting at the knee. The
brace ensures that any weight going through the knee is distributed evenly. It has a hole at the front with a stitched buttress
giving reinforced support to the patella and anterior knee. This brace
is a Class 1 medical device registered with the Medicines and Healthcare
products Regulatory Agency.
My verdict: A good, simple yet effective knee
brace. I am a big fan of Neo G braces. They receive excellent reviews
and have recently become available worldwide, originating from the UK.
Overview: This is one of the most popular McDavid
knee braces. It has special supportive steel springs that strengthen the
brace on either side of the knee joint to improve stability and support
knee ligaments. The neoprene material provides soothing heat and
compression which relieves knee pain and knee swelling and promotes
My verdict: This brace is a classic design and
it is rated highly by users. McDavid is a trusted brand worldwide so you
can’t go far wrong. If you are looking to get a bit more support than a
classic pull up design, it is well worth the money.
The Best of The Rest:
Basic Velcro Knee Supports
Overview: This Velcro knee support 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 directions.
My verdict: This brace provides good basic level
support and stays in place really well, unlike some other knee braces.
Reviews are extremely positive however if you have problems with your
kneecap, the open sleeve may suit you better.
Overview: This brace is a lightweight, adjustable
support that provides firm, comfortable compression without restricting
movement. It is perfect for weak, injured or arthritic knees. Four patented
Velcro straps provide controlled compression and a perfect fit for your
knee - especially helpful if you knee is prone to swelling. The open
kneecap design helps stabilise the kneecap without putting any pressure
through it. Its contoured design and Velcro cover minimises bunching and
prevents friction behind the knee. Soft neoprene blend retains heat for
soothing warmth to help relieve pain and promote healing.
My verdict: People find this brace really
comfortable even when worn all day. Doesn’t cause any restriction behind
the knee like some pull on sleeves do.
Advanced Velcro Knee Supports
Overview: This 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 knee complex.
My verdict: This is one of the best knee braces
on the market offering intermediate support and protection and is my
favourite Neo G brace. It is very reasonably priced and it proves that
knee braces don’t have to be cumbersome to give great support.
Overview: Adjustable neoprene ace knee brace with
adjustable straps for controlled compression and a perfect fit. It is open at
the front with a support buttress to improve patella tracking whilst
reducing pressure through the kneecap. It is made of breathable lightweight
neoprene blend, which aids circulation and helps keeps muscles pliable,
reducing susceptibility to injury. Antimicrobial material inhibits
growth of odour causing bacteria. Latex free
My verdict: This is my favourite of the wrap
around Ace knee braces. Users regular say they find this brace
comfortable, supportive and sturdy.
Overview: Flexible dual side stabilisers provide
support and medial/lateral stability with all activities and allows full range of movement whilst delivering comfortable
support and protection. It is open at the front to improve patella tracking
whilst reducing pressure through the kneecap. It has adjustable straps to
ensure optimum fit and prevent slipping. The comfort fit sleeve reduces
irritation behind the knee, and breathable material keeps you cooler and
drier. Antimicrobial treatment inhibits growth of odour-causing
My verdict: Some people find this brace
uncomfortable as the middle strap behind the knee can rub and restrict
Choosing a knee brace can be difficult, especially as there are so
many different braces on the market. Wrap around Velcro knee supports
are just one of the options out there. Pull Up sleeves provide great basic protection and hinged knee braces are great at providing Elite protection. You can also get knee straps which target the kneecap and patellar tendon.
To find the best knee brace for you, visit the knee brace section
to find out about the different styles of brace available, what
conditions they are suitable for, and which ones get the best reviews
*Prices correct as of September 2016. All prices are subject to change. Please note we do not stock products directly and therefore have no control over price changes. See advertising policy for more information
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