A neoprene ligament knee support is typically made from a durable and stretchable material called neoprene. Neoprene is known for its excellent elasticity, heat retention, and comfort. It is often used in sports and medical applications due to its supportive properties.
The knee support is designed to fit around the knee, providing a compressive and comfortable fit. It usually consists of a sleeve-like structure that can be easily slipped over the knee or secured with adjustable straps or closures, such as Velcro straps or hook-and-loop fasteners. This allows for a customizable and secure fit for different knee sizes and shapes.
Neoprene ligament knee supports are specifically designed with additional features to provide targeted support to the ligaments. They may have flexible stays or side stabilizers made of metal, plastic, or other supportive materials. These stays or stabilizers are positioned along the sides of the knee to help prevent excessive lateral or sideways movements that can strain the ligaments.
The neoprene material provides compression to the knee joint, which can help reduce swelling, improve circulation, and provide a feeling of stability. The compression also helps to retain heat, promoting increased blood flow and aiding in the healing process.
Neoprene ligament knee supports often feature an open patella design, where the kneecap area is left uncovered or reinforced with additional padding or stabilization. This design allows for proper tracking of the patella during movement and reduces pressure on the kneecap.
The knee support may also include adjustable straps or closures that allow for personalized tension and support levels. These features allow users to customize the fit and compression based on their comfort and specific needs.
Neoprene ligament knee supports are commonly used during various activities, including sports, exercise, or everyday movements. They provide moderate to firm support, stability, and protection to the knee joint and ligaments. The compressive nature of the neoprene material can also promote proprioception (awareness of joint position) and help reduce pain and discomfort.