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Knee sleeve

Hello. I dislocated my kneecap few weeks ago and it has mostly healed but I get random pains from time to time. A friend of mine recommended me to try a knee sleeve. How long should you wear it? Is it okay to go to sleep with it?
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Hello~Here is some info I found on-line, I hope it helps:

Knee compression sleeves are generally suitable for everyday wear. The neoprene material is comfortable enough to wear everyday without experiencing chafing. However, the question as to whether you can wear it round-the-clock is subjective to your condition and how it is worn.

Compression sleeves can be used on extended periods of time but provided that it has just the right level of tightness. They are designed to boost blood circulation but if they are placed too tightly, it defeats the purpose. If it is too tight that it is leaving indentations on your skin and you are starting to feel discomforts as the blood pools in the area where the knee compression sleeve is used, you need to take it off.

In the summer, wearing compression sleeves can also be uncomfortable because of the humidity and the heat. If it gets too hot, wearers might feel stifled and constricted and might need to take it off occasionally to allow their skin to breathe.

You also need to consult your physical therapist who will let you know what the optimum time for usage is the most ideal.

If you want to wear your knee compression sleeves longer without feeling discomforts, here are the general rules you need to follow:

Find a good compression sleeve.

Quality is paramount when it comes to compression sleeves. You won’t be able to get the benefits you are looking for if the compression sleeve isn’t made from the best materials and doesn’t provide enough stretch.

Make sure it is not too tight.

Assess the comfort. Does it actually improve the pain or is it too tight that it magnifies the pain? Check to see if it leaves indentations on your skin. Also check the color of your skin. If it is starting to look blue, you could be losing circulation already in this area.

You should be able to move around comfortably.

Once you have worn the compression sleeve, try moving around. Can you actually run or walk comfortably while wearing the sleeve? Does it impede movement? If it impedes movement and it prevents you from moving your limbs properly, you could have placed it too tightly.

Finding the Best Knee Compression Sleeves: Some Factors to Consider

You will only be able to reap the rewards of good compression sleeves if you are using the best one. Make sure you keep the following buying tips in mind:

Opt for adjustable compression sleeves.

Everyone perceives comfort in a different way. This is why you need to look for one with adjustable comforts, so you can customize the tightness to your preferred level.

It should have a breathable material that can wick moisture away.

If you plan on wearing your knee compression sleeve for extended periods of time, make sure you choose one that has breathable functions. It should effectively wick moisture away in order to prevent sweat from pooling on your skin. Breathable materials also mean the knee compression sleeve is more comfortable to wear in the summer season.

It should be made from natural or hypoallergenic materials.

Synthetic materials could be bad for people with sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic materials or organic materials are better for those with skin allergies. You can wear these compression sleeves for a longer time without worrying that the material will trigger an adverse reaction.

Yes, you can wear them while sleeping, again, however, make sure it is not too tight and won't keep you awake.

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