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Pro-Tec Athletics Patellar Tendon Strap Knee Support Injury Recovery

Pro-Tec Athletics Patellar Tendon Strap Knee Support

Item #PRO003
MSRP:$19.99

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PRO-TEC ATHLETICS® PATELLAR TENDON STRAP KNEE SUPPORT :: Don't let tendonitis, cartilage wear or chondromalacia stop your training! The new Pro-Tec Patellar Tendon Strap Knee Support applies gentle, consistent pressure just below the knee cap to stop pain. Adjust pressure with soft Neoprene and Velcro® strap. Say no to running injuries
Sizing Information:
S:  10-12 inches
M:  12 1/8 - 13 5/8 inches
L:   13 3/4 - 15 inches
XL: 15 5/8 - 17.5 inches

Features & Benefits:

  • Profile: Support strap for moderate pain below and around kneecap
  • Patellar Tendon compression strap: Applies gentle, uniform pressure to relieve irritation. Stabilizes Patella for improved tracking
  • Neoprene strap over rubber tubing: Provides needed compression and stays in place while you run
  • Plastic loop w/Velcro® closure: Easy to adjust compression and fit
  • Injuries treated: Chondromalacia, Tendonitis, IT Band Syndrome
  • Measure around knee just below kneecap for correct sizing
Product PRO003 Review

I bought the Knee Pro Tec ...

4

I bought the Knee Pro Tec and the IT Band. I was able to walk after my run without ice or ibuprofen. The IT band slipped a little which was annoying. However, I may not have had it on tight enough so I will wait for my next run to review and rate the IT Band. In any case, I'm really happy with the Knee Pro Tec. It stayed in place and I'm not aching! I ordered the small and thought I got the child version. It seemed sooo small. However, when I put it on and pulled it securely, it did fit properly. For your size reverance, I'm 5'5", 115 lbs.

RunningRose

Undisclosed

Great long term knee support

5

I started running marathons again 10 years ago after years of country club sports, and I developed chronic knee pain. After months of taking way too many pain killers, I tried the Pro-Tech Knee Straps. The relief was immediate-- over the next few months while I ran almost every day, the knee pain went completely away! Now, 28 marathons later, the straps have just about worn out. I'm ordering another set today. They are an excellent value, and a great product. Thank you.

Road Runner

San Francisco

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Healed my tendinitis in an instant!

5

I started with a slight knee pain, after visiting the orthopedic doctor, it turned out I had tendinitis. I was so upset because the doctor said I had to stop running for at least 6 months. I started doing my own research and came across the knee band. This is the best thing that's helped me recover from the tendinitis. Great product and very comfortable to use! I highly recommend it.

Bibi

Doral, Florida

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It works!

4

Though I was skeptical I thought it was worth a try considering I wasn't able to complete my runs anymore due to pain. I found it very comfortable and easy to use. I approached the thirty minute mark of my run and I was waiting for the pain in my knee. It never came. Finished my hour run and I'm ecstatic! No pain! I now use this whenever I run.

rasta

Los Angeles, CA

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Works great for me!

5

My doc also said take 6 months off. I have patellar tendonitis as well, and have had a chronic ache for the last 2 weeks. No relief from most anti-inflamatory meds, but I experienced significant relief the minute I put it on. It applies the right amount of pressure to just the right spot.

madverb

Denver

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Very good product

5

The pro-tech knee wrap provided very good support for my right knee that has tendonitis. Completed 3-7 mile runs with it on and never had any problems, it stayed in place and was easy to use. While wearing it during my runs I had much less pain in my knee, very good product.

Richard

Virginia

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I wouldn't run without them.

5

I love these! I wouldn't run without them. I've suffered from knee problems in the past, but these knee supports keep me running! I haven't had a knee injury since I started using them. They have to fit snug. I had to order a new pair in size small. After a few years of running, my legs are skinnier than they were, and the mediums weren't tight enough any more. But that's a good thing! :)

Tricia

Boston, MA

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Stabilizes the kneecap

5

This really met the need! I'd experienced a sudden kneecap pain from running and it just persisted regardless of what I tried to remediate it. So, having seen this device before, I decided to try it. The result was immediate relief and continued used speeded recovery!

Deane

Fairfax, VA

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Saved my marathon training!

5

This little band has saved my knees while training for a marathon. It has worked better than physical therapy and kept me going through 19 miles. I bought a second one for the other knee because it is so effective.

amy

massachusetts

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Believe the sizing

4

I was right on the cusp of sizing and didn't think I wanted it flapping around so I purchased a short size. Had to return. Velcro closure keeps it from flapping so purchase size up if you are borderline.

Scott

Twin Falls, ID

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Tight fit

4

This brace was extremely supportive. However, the fit was a bit tight. I measured the diameter below my knee cap and purchased the appropriate brace. My calf was a bit sore at first after using it but I got used to it quickly.

RunningVet

Cary, NC

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Placebo or Actually Working?

4

I have ACL/meniscus reconstruction in 1996 so my knees are not good. I run 3-4mi 28 days a month. I cannot run longer distances b/c my knees turn to jelly. Looking for additional support of my prior surgical war injuries, I tried this Pro-Tec support wrap. I have not run beyond my normal distances since owning the wrap b/c I dont want to risk gimping up as usual, but I HAVE found that I seem to be running my usual distances and repetitions with less overall stress to my repaired knee. For $20 or so, it was a low-risk/high-reward chance and so far I think I will keep wearing it. I am having no ADVERSE affects thats for sure. Whether Im living a placebo or its actually giving me patella/rear ACL support, I dont know. I just know Im feeling competitively strong at the moment. I also have the CEP RX knee brace which is much larger and more thorough in its support, but try not to wear it unless I have to. I may end up buying another Pro-Tek wrap for my less injured knee just as preventive maintenance. I reserve the right to change my opinion on these things as circumstances change, but I will not be returning mine as of this writing.

UDPride

Dayton OH

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Support for sore meniscus area

5

I have had a good chunk of torn meniscus removed during two ACL reconstructions, and I'm starting to get some bone-on-bone action on the inside of my right knee. Even though the product only claims to help with patellar tendon issues, I thought it might also provide some support in the meniscus area, and it feels like it might. I feel like my knee tracks a bit better in general. Maybe it just creates more awareness of the area, which makes me more careful, but I feel like I've had less knee pain recently, even as I increase my mileage in my training. I'm obviously not a doctor, but I feel like it's made running slightly less painful, and I'm going to keep wearing mine until I find a reason not to.

orbidale

San Diego

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Unbelievable Product!

5

Best product I have purchased! My knee was killing me and when I started wearing it the pain got less and less. No soreness. Worth the purchase

md6913

Orlando, FL

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great strap for stabilizing IT band

5

I ran 2 marathons in 2013 and experienced IT band syndrome after each. Training for Boston Marathon and purchased this strap. It has really helped. Very easy to use. Be sure to place on leg per instructions. Keeps the IT band stable. I have worn it up to a 14 mile run and it stayed in place. Probably helped having kinesio tape under it. Stays in place though without. May need adjusting sometimes. Highly recommend for anyone having IT band issues. Well worth the purchase! I have even worn it around the house after runs when the IT band is bothering me and it relieves pain.

T.A.

Bossier City, Louisiana

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Pro-Tec Knee Support Wrap. Recommended.

5

I was having difficulty hiking beyond 16 miles without my knees aching. I bought one Pro-Tec knee support wrap and loved it so bought a second one. I'm now able to double my mileage before my knees start aching how they did before. I hike on weekends so start wearing them several day prior to a long hike (i.e. Wednesday) under my work clothes and will wear them the day after (i.e. Sunday). Note that they do stretch a bit along the part that goes behind your knee, so I recommend taking that into consideration when choosing a size.

Bryce

Bellevue, WA

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It's a maybe

3

Because I am taking several measures for knee pain at the same time, I can't say for sure that it works. But I am running longer and harder without enough pain to interfere with my races and workouts. Since I plan on continuing using supplements, heat, ice, massage, etc, it's unlikely that i'll ever be sure if the device works by itself, but since the pain did lessen soon after I started using it, I am assuming it helps. It is no trouble using it. Comfortable and simple and quick to put on. The big test will come when I start upping my long runs later in the season.

Nolan D

Upstate NY

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I've had chondromalacia ...

5

I've had chondromalacia for many years. It got to the point where I couldn't run even a block without pain. With these bands, though, I can run and hike forever! What a lifesaver!

Nicole

Undisclosed

Boxjumpers rejoice!

5

I have had patellar tendonitis for some time now. I love to boxjump and do triple extension lifts. Before using these straps my knees would feel like someone hit them with a sledgehammer when I did a jumping workout. I mean really sore folks. I couldn't even touch my knees because they hurt so bad internally. After I bought these....nothing. I thought it was just a fluke. Nope. Every time now...nothing. Buy them and stop hurting. Can't recommend enough if you have knee pain.

Mike the jumper

Vicenza, Italy

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It Works !!

5

Afer use of only a few days, I am running with experiencing NO knee pain. A real bargain.

Chuck at Diamond Head

Honolulu, HI

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good but not for me

4

I bought this because I was having knee pain during running. It completely eliminated my knee pain BUT caused a flare-up of my existing ankle injury (on the same leg). I think by stabilizing the knee it caused my ankle to be a little out of whack. But it's hard if not impossible to stabilize one body part without affecting another. If you have knee trouble and no history of ankle/hip problems on the same leg I'm sure this would be very helpful.

kkelly

NJ

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Helps Fib/Tib and Fib Head Pain

5

This has been a godsend for fib head pain. I occasionally have pretty severe fib head pain when I increase my weekly running miles to train for a longer event, especially marathon. My tight calf muscles push the fib head forward. This used to be so debilitating on long runs that I'd have to call home for a ride. This baby is the next best thing to bringing along my PT. I put it on fairly tightly just under my kneecap and it keeps me on the road, pain-free.

Go-vanes

Minneapolis, MN

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Strap Does the Trick

5

I have run about 3 miles a week 5 to 6 days a week since 1967. Finally, in 2010 the meniscus in my right knee was virtually destroyed. I then started speed walking and the pain returned around 2011. So I tried this strap. It has worked ever since. Just last month, the left knee began to hurt similar to the old pain in my right knee. I purchased another strap and started using it on my walks. Seems to be working just as well as the first.

Walt

Beaufort, NC

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It just works!

5

I have 2 of these. I used them regularly for running awhile back... and this was after a surgeon wanted to slice and dice me for IT band pain. Seriously. I invested in these after submitting to his full leg splint (in lieu of surgery). Immediately was able to run without pain, or very little. Now I throw one on as needed. Best minimal investment ever. I had no sizing issues. I measured a medium and it fits perfectly.

michigan runner

Michigan

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I am 68 years young, but ...

5

I am 68 years young, but thought this might be the end of my walking career. The bands are terrific. In two days I have seen a lot of difference. I think you should make them a size larger though for those who need a little more. They cannot exercise if they hurt badly.

Ms Shortcake

Undisclosed

Great for Osgood Schlatter

5

I bought these for my son who is a high school sophomore who runs across Country. He was recently diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter Disease and was complaining of lots of knee pain. He tried running in these supports and has not complained since. The pain is not completely gone but is is manageable.

Rick

Chino Hills, Ca

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runs small

4

I got this out of "panic"--my knee was bothering me. I got this and it's hard to find out exactly where to put it (I think my knees are the problem). But, the only thing worth saying is that I got a medium (I'm 5'4" female, 120 lbs) and I don't think it could be any smaller--the Velcro barely wraps around. So measure before buying!

hypochrondriac on occasion

Columbus, OH

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It definitely helps

4

I bought this after some chronic knee soreness from running that began to affect my sleep habits. After purchase and use, my soreness is greatly reduced. I don't find it noticeable now but for the first few runs I was aware of it around my knee. It definitely does not replace the value of good stretching and quad strength training.

Anna

Chicago

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Don't following sizing instructions!!

1

I followed instruction on how to zies this and it was WAAAAAAY too small. I measured just below my knee cap at 12.5 inches and ordered a medium. The length of the whole brace just barely fit around my knee...let alone having any strap to tighten. Based on teh size of this one - I probablty would need an XL!!Wonder if the one I got was just defective.

shellbam

Charlotte, NC

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great,simple knee straps

5

I run 5 days a week and have used knee straps for over 20 years. These straps are sleek and simple to use. They don't bind up or irritate behind my knees nor do they rub the fronts of my knees. Pretty great product.

Robert

Blount Co.,Alabama

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1.    Ms Shortcake rated this product 5 stars
Fri, August 14,2009:
I am 68 years young, but thought this might be the end of my walking career. The bands are terrific. In two days I have seen a lot of difference. I think you should make them a size larger though for those who need a little more. They cannot exercise if they hurt badly.
2.    Nicole rated this product 5 stars
Fri, July 10,2009:
I've had chondromalacia for many years. It got to the point where I couldn't run even a block without pain. With these bands, though, I can run and hike forever! What a lifesaver!
3.    RunningRose rated this product 4 stars
Fri, May 23,2003:
I bought the Knee Pro Tec and the IT Band. I was able to walk after my run without ice or ibuprofen. The IT band slipped a little which was annoying. However, I may not have had it on tight enough so I will wait for my next run to review and rate the IT Band. In any case, I'm really happy with the Knee Pro Tec. It stayed in place and I'm not aching! I ordered the small and thought I got the child version. It seemed sooo small. However, when I put it on and pulled it securely, it did fit properly. For your size reverance, I'm 5'5", 115 lbs.