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Pro-Tec Athletics IT Band Compression Wrap

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  • Size: Small-Large (Up to 19"), X-Large (19" +) (Circumference measured 3" above top of knee cap)

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Product Description

How It Works: This IT Band Wrap provides targeted compression, stabilizing the Iliotibial tract. In addition, it absorbs stress to the area and reduces friction and rubbing of the femoral condyle.

Design Theory: The Iliotibial Band Wrap includes a compression pad which provides effective, targeted compression. It is 2-Inch wide and is made from UBL neoprene which is Velcro compatible and very comfortable on the skin. It is adjustable and stays in place.

Sizing:
Small through large (Up to 19”)
X-Large (19” +)
*(Circumference measured 3” above top of knee cap)

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005B00J5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,502 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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356 of 363 people found the following review helpful By trooper2 on August 4, 2013
Size: Small/Large
If you want to try this wrap because your knee hurts, well, it may or may not help. This particular strap is for a specific knee problem called iliotibial band syndrome. How do you know if you have it? Well, it's wise to see a doctor, but here's some of the most common symptoms people with iliotibial band syndrome have...

* you get a sharp pain or burning on the side of your knee - which can also radiate up OR down

* activities that require repetitive knee bending, especially at around a 30 degree angle, cause pain

* going up or down stairs is often times painful

* runners commonly report starting out pain free, but then develop pain after a predictable time or distance. Downhill running can particularly aggravate things.

* early on in the iliotibial band syndrome, symptoms can subside shortly after a run, but then return with the next run. As the problem progresses, pain can persist even with walking.

* sitting for long periods of time with the knee bent causes pain, while keeping the knee straight feels better

As I said, best to see a doctor, but iliotibial band syndrome is the number one cause of pain on the OUTSIDE of your knee.

So what's an iliotibial band anyway? While most people think its a "band" it's really not. In Treat Your Own Iliotibial Band Syndrome, the book points out that your entire thigh is surrounded by a sheet of fascia (a tough connective tissue), and that it just happens to be thicker along the side of your thigh - making it appear as though there is indeed an actual band that runs up and down the side of your thigh.
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257 of 261 people found the following review helpful By R. Laidman on April 30, 2010
Size: Small/Large Verified Purchase
Though it looks more useless than a copper wrist bracelet, it actually works for me! What it does is pinch the IT Band, holding it in place, keeping it from scraping against bone, which causes irritation, for me.

It's not an understatement to say that knee issues are difficult to diagnose. So, you can't really know if this is going to help without trying it. Luckily it's pretty easy to test. Get some stretchy material and wrap it around your leg, like in the picture. If you want, you can add a little extra pressure at the location above the pain. If you're like you me you probably have several full knee braces lying around. Cut one up and convert it into one of these. (Some Velcro tape may prove useful.)

Try it for a couple days and see if it helps. If you notice some improvement, spring for the real thing, the convenience is easily worth the price. If you're not crafty, you might want to spring for one straight away, what the heck. I spent hundreds on full knee braces (which didn't help) before discovering this.

I like to wrap my leg with an ace bandage first. (Above and below the knee cap) then wear the thing on top of the ace bandage. This configuration keeps the thing (made from the usual neoprene/polyester material) from getting sweaty and causing any irritation.

Also, some people benefit from a little pressure BELOW the knee-cap (where the doctor hits you to test your reflexes) There are straps for that too. (Doesn't help my case.)

By the way, I would like to know if my review helped or did not help you. I spend a lot of time writing reviews trying to help at least one person. It would be gratifying to know that I actually did help somebody.
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116 of 124 people found the following review helpful By K. Richardson on July 28, 2007
Size: Small/Large
Summary: My IT band caused me so much pain that I basically had to quit running. This is the only device that actually allows me to keep running.

Details: A simple Neoprene/Velcro strap you wrap around your leg. There is a lumpy party in the strap that you position over your IT band to help stabilize the IT band. Note, the model, in the picture, is putting the strap on wrong; it's in the right place, but the lump is in the wrong spot. The lumpy part and an additional bit of Velcro help put extra pressure on the IT band to keep it stabilized.

Pros: Simple, cheap & it works. Used mine for 12 months so far.

Cons: Gets kind of sweaty - doesn't breath really well. I think there is latex in the Neoprene so if you are allergic to latex, you might get a rash after a while. Wears out after about a year of pretty heavy use.

This is NOT a substitute for rolling & all the other things you are supposed to do to keep an IT band in check.
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707 of 788 people found the following review helpful By R. Laidman on April 30, 2010
Size: Small/Large
Though it looks more useless than a copper wrist bracelet, it actually works for me! What it does (in my case) is apply pressure to the IT Band, holding it in place, keeping it from scraping against bone, which causes irritation.

It's not an understatement to say that knee issues are difficult to diagnose. So, you can't really know if this is going to help without trying it. Luckily it's pretty easy to test. Get some stretchy material and wrap it around your leg, like in the picture. If you want, you can add a little extra pressure at the location above the pain. If you're like you me you probably have several full knee braces lying around. Cut one up and convert it into one of these. (Some Velcro tape may prove useful.)

Try it for a couple days and see if it helps. If you notice some improvement, spring for the real thing, the convenience is easily worth the price. If you're not crafty, you might want to spring for one straight away, what the heck. I spent hundreds on full knee braces (which didn't help) before discovering this.

I like to wrap my leg with an Ace bandage first, then wear the thing on top of the Ace bandage. This configuration keeps the thing (made from the usual neoprene/polyester material) from getting sweaty and causing any irritation. If you cross the Ace bandage above and below the knee cap it helps keep it from riding up or down your leg when you exercise.

By the way, I would like to know if my review helped or did not help you. I spend a lot of time writing reviews trying to help at least one person. It would be gratifying to know that I actually did help somebody.
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