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Knee support recommendations

Hi all I'm looking at getting some information on some basic knee support sleeves. Last year I used the cheapo tan slip on ones you can get from the drug store or walmart and they worked well as far as support and easing up my knee pain but the damn things always fell down and bunched up under my the back of knee. I was looking at the Shock Doctor 864, 865, and 867. The 864 and 865 are basically the same but the 865 has the patella hole and 864 doesn't, anyone know the advantage of the hole? My other alternative is the 867 which is more a universal sleeve that tightens with Velcro straps. Anyone have any experience with these or recommendations for something similar? I don't have enough knee pain to need the hinged type braces as I said the cheapo tan ones were enough and I would continue to use them if they didn't fall down constantly. Looking for something that will stay up really.

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look at the don joy reaction.
That is one I am looking at.
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Wow that's a very nice looking brace but a little more than I want to spend. As I said the cheapo elastic braces do the job for me they just don't stay in place. I'm really looking for something inexpensive that will stay in place.

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Wow that's a very nice looking brace but a little more than I want to spend. As I said the cheapo elastic braces do the job for me they just don't stay in place. I'm really looking for something inexpensive that will stay in place.
Dude, the cheapest fix I've found is to just use a cheap elastic velcro wristband, wrap that snug around the lower edge of the brace (below your knee), then take a bit of athletic tape and wrap that a couple times. Wrap the tape tight enough to keep it on, but loose enough to not cut off circulation. This is working for me right now when I ride.

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Thanks man for the tip. If nothing better comes along then I'll give it a try.

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No problem; I'm too cheap to go out and buy a new one that may or may not have the same problem. Plus it actually offers a bit more support; not laterally but for my patella. Let me know if you run across something not too pricey that works though if you don't go this route.

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No problem; I'm too cheap to go out and buy a new one that may or may not have the same problem. Plus it actually offers a bit more support; not laterally but for my patella. Let me know if you run across something not too pricey that works though if you don't go this route.
I'm kind of the same way man. I'll keep you posted.

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I use a mcdavid that I got at sports authority. I have the model with the aluminum hinges but they are removable.
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I use a mcdavid that I got at sports authority. I have the model with the aluminum hinges but they are removable.
Do you have any issues with it slipping down?

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No it stays up all day long. I wear it over my thermals too. Just make sure u get the correct size.
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