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Patella strap or knee pad, which is better?

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Patella strap or knee pad, which is better?

If there is no injury to the knee, then it is not necessary to wear a knee pad. If you have knee pain, you need to determine whether you should wear a knee pad or a patella band based on the location of the pain.



1. Knee pads


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The knee pad protects a large area, it can protect the entire knee joint muscles, ligaments and joints. Some advanced knee pads will also have the functions of support, cushioning, and opening. Knee pads are relatively large and heavy, and are easily affected by their own weight during running. Therefore, they must be fastened tightly to be fixed at the knee. Then the problem is coming, heavy, tightly tied, it will inevitably block blood circulation, which is not good for the limbs. Although it can also fix the position of the patella to a certain extent and protect the knees, it is not a good protective gear for long-distance running.


2. the patella bands

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The patella belt focuses on the protection of key parts. The most important thing is to protect the patellar ligament. Of course, it also has a good protective effect on the joints. It can effectively relieve the pain caused by exercise, especially the front side of the joint. It has a good relieving effect on the pain caused by the strain on the front side of the joint. The patella belt is more flexible to use, compression on the side can stabilize the lateral collateral ligament and the end of the iliotibial band, pressurize between the femur and tibia, it can reduce the pressure and wear on cartilage tissues such as meniscus. At the same time, the patella belt is lighter, Basically does not interfere with the normal range of motion, especially in summer, it is more comfortable to wear.


Which one to choose depends on your situation!



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