How To Use
It is important to wear this brace correctly. This brace is worn with the main body of the brace centered behind the knee and the straps are wrapped around to the opposite sides of the leg, one above the knee and one below the knee; one strap on the inside of the leg and the other strap on the outside of the leg. The stays oppose each other and should be positioned on either side of the leg. The stay pockets are longer than the stay so the stays can be moved as needed to fit on the sides of the leg.
The brace should be snug enough to
stay on the leg but not so tight as to reduce circulation or to hurt. This brace
should not cause any pain! If there is no pain reduction while wearing this
brace, or any increase in pain while wearing the brace - do not wear it.
If the straps do not wrap around comfortably, they may be too short--order a larger size brace.
If this brace hurts, you may have the wrong one. Return it for the mirror image: if you got an A, get the B version; if you got a B then get the A. If the mirror image also hurts, this brace will not work for you.
Remember that a "fit" leg has little give and will not compress easily. You will need longer straps to wrap around a fit leg. A leg with a little fat covering the muscles will have some give or be able to be compressed more and will require a smaller size brace or one with shorter straps. When buying braces, a compressible inch means the straps can be shorter as it takes less length of strap to go around the leg.
The brace works best when worn during weight bearing activity such as walking, bicycling, running or standing. Wear the brace when you are mobile.
Unless you are told otherwise, any knee brace should not be worn during extended sitting, more than an hour or two, as there is a possibility of reducing circulation.
HAND WASH IN COLD WATER. Heat will damage both the neoprene and covering. Dirt may also be removed with damp, cool washcloth. This brace cannot be dried in a dryer or outside in the sunlight.
DO NOT USE BLEACH
DO NOT DRY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
DO NOT USE ANY HEAT. Heat will damage the neoprene and the nylon cloth covering.
DO NOT WASH IN WASHING MACHINE, stays may damage your washing machine and your brace.
* DO NOT USE ANY NEW BRACE WITHOUT FIRST CHECKING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN, PA, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, OR OTHER MEDICAL PRACTIONER.
In The Groove LLc, P.O. Box 6056, Saginaw, MI, 48608-6056 P:1 (517) 781-6030 F: 1 (517) 781-6051