The best way to solve any problem is to avoid having it in the first place!My CP affects my lower half the most. My hips downward are the main parts of my body affected. This caused me to be diagnosed with arthritis at age 15. I went to my family doctor for a PIAA physical (for Football Cheerleading tryouts) and walked out with the diagnosis. My family doctor still signed the physical papers, giving me medical clearance and Montrose Area Schools did let me tryout, but I did not make the squad.
For that matter, Ultra Flex Athletics launched a package very helpful for men, woman, children that practice all kinds of sports or have problems walking.Both knee brace and ankle brace that comes as a BONUS, were created with the highest standards in the industry and the examinations that tested this product are more than satisfied with what UFA achieved.
People who play Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Wrestling, CrossFit, Golf, Bowling, Fencing, Bicycle Riding, and Soccer are expected to make a lot of fast and dangerous moves during these sports that can provoke injuries.Also our products are recommended to be used by runners, people who go to the gym, lift weights or go to fitness programs.
This products can be used also as a recovery method after knee/ankle surgeries because it relieves knee pain, strains and arthritis. Works best for meniscus tear, arthritis, acl tear and tendonitis. The knee brace combines the mechanical effect of supporting the muscles and ligaments and the heating effect, which causes high blood flow and helps to recover damaged tissues.
» silicone strips that will warm up your muscles and prevent slipping
» enforced trim that guarantees integrity at high tension and a long life span
» 80% of neoprene that waterproofs the brace, firmly compresses your knee and covers splints.
» adjustable sizes to provide the best possible grip.
» open patella design will reduce the pressure on the knee without compromising the compression supplied to the muscle area.
But if I had never wanted to tryout for cheerleading (or any kind of high school sports), I may have never known I had arthritis.
About 2 years later... The summer of my HS graduation, I took a tumble backwards from our porch steps and cracked my head on the concrete slabs. I went to the ER and was just checked out. I was fine, but my family doctor (who was on ER duty that day) told me that my knee needed more strength and support.
Now why did I tell you those two stories? Because they sort of tie in with this review. If I had the Ultra Flex Knee Brace at that time, I may not have had arthritis to the level I did when I was diagnosed, and I may have not taken the tumble I did because my knee gave out.
I ignored it for quite a while... I didn't want to 'look stupid' and wear a knee brace.
^^The outer box of the braces^^
What I like about this brace, compared to the one I had from my family doctor, is the fact that it has 3 'straps,' I feel it gives more support than the ones with just 2 straps.
I wore this brace one night when our family went to out to dinner and had to do errands afterwards. My knee felt quite supported and it didn't feel like it was going to 'buckle' or 'give out' while walking around Walmart and Wegman's.
I don't have ankle problems, so I really can't say how well the brace will work. Honestly, it feels kind of flimsy, but I don't think it's supposed to be an actual brace as much as light support. If I needed tight support, I'd rather wrap my ankle with a elastic bandage. I think the elastic bandage would provide more support than the ankle support.
The only 'bad' thing about this brace is how sweaty my knee and leg got while using it. It did not slip or slide, but my leg was extremely damp when I removed it.
I did have trouble putting the knee brace on by myself. I could not get the straps tight enough by myself, so I did have to have Mama Melissa help me get the straps tight and secure. So, disabled people will need assistance to get this on correctly.
This set is available from Amazon for $35.45.
I really like the support it gives; I just wish my leg didn't get so sweaty while wearing it.
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes
**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**