Cho-Pat’s newly patented Dual Action Knee Strap provides an extra dimension of relief for painful and weakened knees for all types of sports activities. It is ideal for running, basketball, soccer, tennis and golf. The Dual Action Knee Band is one of the most popular knee bands on the market today, and is useful for a wide range of knee conditions, primarily patella tendonitis, and chondromalacia.
Patellar tendonitis is pain in the band of tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
Many patients suffer from pain and tenderness around the patellar tendon, swelling where the patellar tendon attaches to the shin bone, pain with jumping, running, or walking, especially downhill or downstairs, pain with bending or straightening the leg.
The most common activity causing patellar tendonitis is too much jumping. Other repeated activities such as running, walking, or bicycling may lead to patellar tendonitis. It is particularly common in people who play basketball. All of these activities put repeated stress on the patellar tendon, causing it to be inflamed.
The Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Band applies pressure upon the patellar tendon above and below the kneecap to stabilize and tighten up the kneecap mechanism, which improves patellar tracking and elevation and reduces patellar subluxation. The knee band reduces the amount of wear and tear on the undersurface of the joint. It also alleviates the stress to the tendon and promotes healing by redistributing the forces exerted by the quadriceps muscle.
The Dual Action Knee Band’s design and construction apply constant dynamic forces to the surrounding areas of the knee reducing the likelihood of overuse syndromes. At the same time, the strap allows for full mobility while providing maximum benefits.
The strap is ideal for people suffering from the following knee conditions:
1) Jumper’s knee (also known as patellar tendinopathy)
2) Chondromalacia (due to an irritation of the undersurface of the kneecap)
3) Patellar tendonitis (An injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone)
4) Patellofemoral pain syndrome (you feel pain under and around your kneecap, usually caused by the way your kneecap moves in the groove of your thigh bone)
5) Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome may be the result of irritation of the soft tissues around the front of the knee)
In conjunction to wearing the support, it is suggested that you reduce the activities that involve the knee tendons and muscles for a few days to help reduce the strain and inflammation. The taking of an oral anti-inflammatory medication may also speed up the healing process if it can be tolerated.
Talk to your doctor about the Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Band. It is one of the most popular and successful knee bands on the market today. It is always recommended to consult with your treating doctor to determine the correct brace for your orthopedic condition.