The PattStrap is 18 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide and is adjustable, migration resistant.
One Size Fits Most (Extra Long available).
|NEW: The PattStrap Reflective Safety Pat Strap has reflective strips which provides an added measure of safety for night and evening runs. The reflective strips help alert traffic to runner's.
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The PattStrap Knee Compression Strap relieves
the stress and pain associated with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS),
and is a highly effective treatment alternative for Patella Tendonitis, Osgood Schlatter's Disease, Chondromalacia and many other knee ailments.
The Patt Strap is easy to apply either above or below the knee, compression and support helps to alleviate pain, inflammation, and irritation.
The patt strap is made from a extraordinary non-latex composite can be used safely and repeatedly to achieve optimal benefits when compression/support therapy is required. Many benefits to fabrifoam® products include: Breathable - Wicks Away Perspiration, Safe, Washable & Durable, Infinitely adjustable because it is Velcro® Hook Receptive, Optimizes Hot/Cold Therapy, and Provides Maximum Compression.
The pattstrap can be worn comfortably during a marathon or during the day to reduce post marathon ITB flair ups.
Read an article from the u.s. naval academy about ITBS and the use of the Pat Strap
Place the foam side of the Patt Strap directly against the skin. The strap should wrap fully around the leg and the Velcro hooks should attach to the back of fabric side. We suggest you place the patt strap on your leg while standing and not sitting. The Patt Strap should be snug and firm. Do not over tighten.
For ITBS: Place the Patt Strap above the kneecap (approximately 2 to 3 inches). The Patt Strap should be snug and firm. Do not over tighten.
For Patella Tendonitis, Osgood Schlatter's and Chondromalacia: Place the Patt Strap below the kneecap, applying pressure directly to the Patella Tendon.
Symptoms: Pain in the front of the knee, just
below the kneecap. The pain is worsened by kneeling or squatting.
One of the most common injuries in athletes is
"jumper's knee" or patellar tendinitis. This injury is
especially common in sports such as basketball, volleyball, football,
soccer, and track and field, where jumping is frequent. The tendon
of the thigh muscle -- the quadriceps -- when overused develops
a series of small tears in a condition called patellar tendinitis.
Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome
Symptoms: The rope-like tendon on the outside
of the knee just above the joint becomes inflamed and can sideline
you completely. It hurts with generally any activity involving running,
walking, up and down stairs, etc.
Be sure to Stretch The IT Band:
Cross your right leg over your left leg while standing, and extend your left arm against a wall, pole, chair or other stable object. Lean your weight against the object while pushing your right hip in the opposite direction. Keep your right foot anchored while allowing your left knee to flex. You should feel the stretch in the iliotibial muscle in your right hip and extending down the outside of your right leg.