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65 of 66 found the following review helpful:
Impressively SupportiveAug 09, 2012
By Bruce E. Simmons (BruSimm)
Knee Braces... if you're already at that stage of your knee's life, things already feel annoying... knee braces or sleeves do the job. But until I put on this Pro-Tec Athletics Gel Force Knee Sleeve, I never thought a "brace" would make me feel good about the knees again. Bzzzz... wrong.
This Gel Force Knee brace is pretty awesome. What I thought was a sales pitch (4way stretch design), is not. Unlike some past girlfriends, this brace is pretty supportive. It really does seem to work and feel good. For the first time in quite a long time, my knees were not something on my mind while running.
And the gel ring that circles and braces your patella (knee cap) is not as aggressive as other designs that dig into the underside of your knee. That too is pretty awesome.
But how do I really feel? Woot!
-Bruce fr brusimm.com
February 2013 UPDATE
A WORD OF CAUTION.
Yes, everything I've said in the above review is true, but leave it to me to find a flaw or two.
The first problem is that YOU SHOULD NEVER WASH THEM in the washing machine. Or at least that's my take. I had hand washed them the first few times, but one day I decided to toss them in the wash. The knee cap rings are actually ONLY GLUED in and the washing machine did it in. They came out of both braces I owned.
The Pro-Tec website has no warning about that issue. I looked to make sure I didn't miss something.
The next huge disappointment was when I left a consumer message on their website's contact form, Pro-Tec never replied. It's been a few months.
Other than that, even without the knee braces, they're still pretty effective. But I have issues with this lack of a reply and am in conflict as to if I want to continue to support the company.
24 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Great knee sleeve, the price sells itNov 15, 2011
By Albert C. Tran
Definitely note that this is a knee sleeve and provides the correct type of pressure I need under my patella to alleviate quite a bit of pain. The gel doughnut is quite plush but it does provide enough pressure to the knee cap to be effective. I have used a ton of knee sleeves to try to find the right type of feel and there is only one other sleeve that compares to this one and that is the Bauerfeind Genutrain knee support. The biggest difference is the price for sure but otherwise they are very close in comparison. If you want a support that is comfortable and responsive this is the one. Realize that this brace is meant for MODERATE support not complete protection from injury.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Excellent SupportAug 20, 2013
By Zach Hendricks
I'm a pretty active young guy but still seam to get some pain in my knee when doing some weight lifting, snowboarding, running, etc. I really need something that will give me the support necessary to stay active and pain free. I can't speak to the effectiveness of the gel ring around the patella, however I can see that being nice while snowboarding for some extra protection in the case of a fall. I've used the brace for a couple of jogs and weight lifting sessions and the sleeve stayed put during squats, lunges and I didn't need to constantly adjust over the knee, like some other knee braces I've used in the past. Sleeve provided great support and I was pain free during and after my workouts. This product has surpassed my expectations and I will likely be ordering one for my other knee in the future.
21 of 26 found the following review helpful:
It's a lifesaverAug 25, 2012
I had my meniscus removed 20yrs ago. My knee has deteriorated drastically. Hard to walk, painfull almost always. Forget climbing stairs, kneeling, etc. I've never ordered any knee supports of any type before. In desperation, I gave this a try......I love it. It is very, very, comfortable. Easy to slip on. It is very comforting to wear. I can go through my very, very physical job 8 hrs. without a thought to doing any movement or motion concerning my knee. No problem. As a matter of fact, I find that sometimes, I can even skip a day of wearing it, my knee pain has improved that much. It's easy to wash/care for. It does slide down a little sometimes. Have to keep adjusting it occasionally. Not too bad though. I wish it came in a nude/skin tone. Would buy again.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Amazing brace.Jan 08, 2013
I am a runner and my outer lower part of my knee starting hurting so bad that I could no longer even make it 1 mile before the pain was so terrible I couldn't run anymore. I took 3 weeks off and when I came back into it.. Same problem. I ordered this brace hoping for a miracle and I got one. I'm slowly working my way back to to the miles per day I left off at, but I can happily say when I run I have zero pain while wearing this brace. It's so comfortable and fits perfect. I highly recommend this brace to everyone.
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