I ordered two of these for my husband who played a lot of sports for many years. He is very pleased with the support they give him. We measured carefully and they fit perfectly.
I have a doc prescribed back brace (hard shelled in back, criss cross velcro in front). I have to wear it on the outside (eg of a Tshirt) which gets cumbersome around the house. For normal indoor wear (sitting, walking, climbing stairs, or stooping this copper brace is a welcome change from the "turtle shell" brace I have to wear for for endurance, etc. This brace doesn't come up as high, one can make it as tight or loose as is comfortable for pain control. I'd suggest not using ANY topical pain analgesics on the skin are a covered by any brace. The topical ointment creates a barrier and you could get a rash, itchinf, etc. Any brace needs to aerate to protect the skin. as a person who must wear a back brace everyday. I am quite happy with this model.
These are really nice knee braces! Very supportive! My knees are bone-on-bones so this set keeps me walking without as much pain due to the level of support. They have hinged sides for easy movement or bending. AAA+++++++
I purchased the ankle and knee compression braces. After one use I noticed a dramatic difference in my ankles and knees. You can not sleep overnight in them! Just wear for a couple of hours, until after you have worn them for a while. Yes, I definitely recommend!
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