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It reallly helped, but doesn't last
on April 11, 2014
I am probably on my way to needing a knee replacement on both knees (within 5 years). Both knee's have gotten so 'achy' lately that it's woken me up several times and just throbs even when at rest. I've tried many different injections, cortisone, gel & even the homeopathic treatment prolotherapy. Prolotherapy helped for the longest but it gets expensive since it's not covered by insurance.
It took wearing these for 3 solid days before I noticed a big improvement. I haven't been woken up due to knee pain since. Yes, this is HUGE!! The ache is gone. I thought it might just be all 'in my head' so took them off after a few weeks to see how long it took before I noticed it getting worse, and it was about 2 days later, the ache and throb began again. So, they've been on pretty consistently since and it does reallly help. If I sound surprised, it's because I am. I didn't expect much from these but had to try something affordable.
The only problem is the elastic bands are not very durable. About a month of nearly constant usage the elastic bands are noticably weaker. The top and bottom elastic bands will not stay in place. The bottom rides up and the top falls down on both legs. I have washed (with gentle soap) these by hand and air dried them as recommended.