Do you need a knee sleeve to treat or prevent a knee injury but don’t know which one to buy?
We bought, reviewed and tested 2023’s most popular knee sleeves. Comparing the big brands to the smaller companies to see which ones really work best.
Our testing revealed that paying for expensive big brand knee sleeves can often be a waste of money unless your only concern is wearing a brand. If you’re just looking for the best results, our review might surprise you.
Our test winner was actually from a smaller company that managed to beat the big brands in both Comfort, Stability, Pain-reduction, Performance boosting, and pricing.
Here’s our Top 5 Picks this year, with a full review of our top pick at the bottom of the page:
I’ve tried a lot of different knee sleeves since I hurt my knee playing tennis 3 years back.
Let me tell you they are not all the same, some are pretty good while others actually do more harm than good.
You see one of the most important things when it comes to knee pain or injuries is to keep active. Our body need stimulation to heal and regrow the tissue. But since it tends to be very painful we might feel deterred. So a good knee sleeve should assist and take the load off our knee while allowing the knee to work and stay active. And a bad knee sleeve can be too stiff which might feel good as it takes the load of the knee, but this makes the knee weaker and weaker over time. Or it’s simply so uncomfortable that you try not to move around in it.
Suffering from knee pain myself for many years, I have tried almost every knee sleeve out there. I’ve tried ones designed for weight lifting, running and therapeutic ones, but most of them – even the expensive ones – doesn’t seem to work very well.
So when I was asked to review KneeHero , I was very skeptical at first. They make a lot of claims in their ads, and have many positive reviews so I decided to give it a shot. I ordered one from their website and here’s what happened next:
It all started out very good, I got the package in just 2 days and it was delivered right to my door. A good start I thought.
When I opened the package and saw the KneeHero I immediately recognized the medical material and realized this could actually be a really good product.
I’m sorry if I seem skeptical but you must understand I have tried so many knee sleeves and there are so many bad products out there, and the material is usually one of the problems.
The material needs to be flexible and comfortable on your skin while still being light and breathable. If it isn’t, you’re gonna get abrasions and potentially a fungus infection if the knee brace gets too damp and sweaty after wearing it for a while.
KneeHero material was immediately impressive It’s made from a patented medical material that meets all the criteria.
It is designed for medical purposes, and is therefore safe as well as comfortable.
Excited by the high quality material, I was eager to try it on.
I put the KneeHero on and it guided itself to the right spot as it has an integrated shape that matches the knee. I was a little worried that the fit would be too loose at first because the material was very stretchy. But then I was surprised to see that once it got aligned on my knee it felt as if it merged with my skin.
I could feel immediate relief on all the pain points in my knee. It felt incredible.
I walked around the room to get a feel for how it behaved and was blown away after the first step!
Two things were shockingly clear to me; the KneeHero absolutely boosted my movement.
As if there were springs helping to power my knee. The second thing I realized was how extremely comfortable it was.
Knee sleeves tend to crease and get pleated in the hollow of the knee as you bend it.
But the KneeHero was flat along my skin through the entire walk cycle.
The only other knee sleeves that manage that are super tight and made out of seal-rubber-like materials that definitely doesn’t allow your skin to breathe or properly allow blood to flow. But with the KneeHero I didn’t feel the least claustrophobic and after I had been wearing it for a good 30 minutes my skin wasn’t the least moist or sweaty underneath the sleeve.
I can usually jog for 2 minutes before my knee starts to hurt.
But while wearing KneeHero I just went on and on and on! I actually ran for 40 minutes, something I haven’t done since before my injury!
When I got home I started reading more about the KneeHero and found out that the reason it is so helpful is because it both stabilizes the knee as well as helps you move and takes some of the load off of it. This means your body never has to send pain signals to warn you about the activity since the KneeHero is taking a big part of the burden, while still letting the knee get some exercise and blood circulation going.
Running like this is such a fantastic feeling! I’ve almost forgotten about how the runners high feels. And it’s amazing!
When I took off the KneeHero I was prepared to see a nasty looking patch of skin as the sweat and pressure from the material of the KneeHero had been pressed against my skin for so long. but no, it looked just fine! This is the result of high quality medical material.
Another cool thing I didn’t realize at first was that the KneeHero has 7 pressure points that helps stimulate your knee which in turn brings strength into your step and posture.
Since I never got sore I decided to wear it for as long as I could to stress test it.
No one at work noticed that I was wearing it as it fit perfectly under my pants.
I felt so confident and powerful, as if I got my youth back, I saw the cute girl in my office and didn’t feel as nervous or awkward as I usually do, instead I felt the opposite.
It was as if the new posture I have since wearing the KneeHero had resonated down into my self-esteem. I was sturdy as a rock.
On the third day of wearing it to work I started feeling a little worried about it smelling bad since It was the same piece I was wearing over and over again. But it didn’t smell anything at all!
You see, KneeHero allows your skin to breathe well and repels sweat so that you can wear it every day all week without having to worry about it smelling.
And If I ever exercise and get really sweaty I just soak it in water and let it dry for 10 minutes before putting it on again and it’s good to go.
Since I’ve had the Knee sleeve now for 2 weeks my knee feels so much better, I’ve actually started running without it now a couple of times and It feels great! I couldn’t dare dream about running before trying the KneeHero, let alone run without a knee sleeve at all!
But at this rate I won’t need the KneeHero in a couple of weeks as I’m recovering at a crazy rate and my knee is feeling stronger then ever.
I am definitely going to keep this so that I can finally be free from the burden of knee pain that’s been haunting me for 3 years.
Since I bought my review sample I didn’t have to worry about availability.
It turns out that the KneeHero is selling out like crazy because athletes, people with knee injuries and arthritis all over the world are starting to find out about the benefits.
And as if the benefits of the KneeHero wasn’t enough, the company behind it is currently running a 50% discount! So it’s just a matter of time before it runs out.
I really hope you’ll manage to get one if you want it because for me this has been a dream come true. To finally be able to move without pain.
There are plenty of copycats out there trying to leech of the success of the KneeHero so make sure to get your from the official website here:
As of January 09, 2023 Ever since KneeHero was on major international media, an incredible amount of buzz has been generated. Due to its popularity and positive reviews, the company is so confident in its product and wants people to try it out for themselves that they are now offering a one-time, 50% discount.