Rated 5 out of 5 by Chopper_Chuck To knee or not to knee
About 3 years ago, I stepped out of a golf cart to hit a tee shot and my left knee did a short "drum solo" and swelled up to the size of a melon! It's been pretty hosed ever since and since I started playing more golf recently, has become very painful. So, after some research, I decided to purchase the Shock Doctor Ultra Knee Support. On day one, just to get a feel for the unit, I wore the brace all day, but just around the house with nothing beyond normal daily activity. i was surprised that it was quite comfortable and did not bother me in the least. When I removed it at bed time, I was again surprised that my leg was only slightly damp and not irritated. On day 2, I wore it to the golf course and walked 9 holes. Now, I should mention that my idea of walking 9, involves playing multiple balls on every hole (can't warm up to a driving range, so this is my mode of practice) and I get a good workout. It's really amazing how wearing this brace immediately alleviated the constant feeling of impending doom of the knee getting torqued and sending mind-bending pain straight to my brain! The brace held everything in place quite nicely and was not aggravating or uncomfortable to wear for my stroll on the course. Upon removal, i again discovered quite acceptable levels of moisture and skin irritation was negligible. This unit is sophisticated and very well made. It is very easy to put on and remove and also easy to adjust in terms of how tightly you want to wrap up your knee. I kept mine pretty tightly wrapped, but the brace still had even more tension available. It has moisture wicking technology, which works very well. Care of the unit is also easy and from the look of the high quality construction and materials, will provide great longevity. I am quite pleased with this product. The fact that you can get something like this without a prescription is another plus. It nice to be able to drive into my left side again without the fear of having to crawl back to the club house! If you need a knee brace, check out the line of Shock Doctor products before you but anything else !
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LakeCountyPaddler Most Support I've Ever Experienced in a Brace
I badly "wrenched" my one knee playing paddle tennis - which, like basketball, has lots of quick direction changes and hard stops that can be hard on the knees. This was one of three knee braces I bought so that I could have different models for practice and workouts versus match play. This one is the heavy-duty option for maximum protection during workouts. This has the quality you'd expect for a pro football player to use. Well constructed and comfortable. My thigh at the location where the top edge of the support brace comes to is 22 inches, and the large size fits very snuggly - might consider sizing up?
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jillia123 Great Shock!
I purchased this Shock Doctor from the Dick's store in Saginaw, MI. They didn't have my size, but happily ordered one for me. They shipped it for free to my home. I am very happy with my purchase. It really helps my bad knee. It provides some good, solid structure for my walks. I am very happy with Dick's for providing this item.
November 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by foots Sizing appears to be off what it should be.
If you order this barce, order about 2 sizes bigger than what you need. The so called finger grips is a joke.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sbrgs Great!!!
Comfortable, great support, nice and airy!! Perfect fit!!! (went a size lager than normal after reading reviews which was great advice!!)
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cam Very Good Brace
It kept my knee stable. I did not feel any buckling from side to side and it kept me from bending it too far.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wendy This brace LITERALLY keeps me employed!
I am the owner of a cleaning company and for the past 6 months, my knee has begun to give me some real problems. There are mornings when I wake up and I can't put any weight on it. I know my problem starts in my back and I need to return to the chiropractor, but I don't have the time right now. I had been wearing a lycra style brace until a week ago when a friend of mine showed me the Shock Doctor brace that he wore after he injured himself at work. I was definitely ready for a brace that wouldn't slide every time I bent my knee. The Shock Doctor did the trick. It is very stable, sturdy, and rugged. When I clean garden tubs, I'm literally on my knees in the tub and the brace doesn't restrict me at all. There is a slight amount of pain if I wear it too long, but I also understand that many factors go into a brace irritating the skin. I've noticed that some people complain about the smell, but I've gotten the brace wet and I sweat a lot at work and I haven't had a problem with odor. The only downside to this brace is the price. I cringed at paying around $75 with tax, but figure that if the brace keeps me working every day, it's a very small price to pay!
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eltoro Works Great For Me!
Fits great and gives me the support I need. I have had knee trouble for many years. This is the best brace I have ever used.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad Was a lifesaver
I had tweaked my knee a week before a half marathon I was to be running. It was only my cartilage. Bought this brace and ran the half marathon with no pain. Great product and will buy again.
May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nun ya Hard to get off
Over all it works for me, however it is very hard to take off after using it. I play racquetball with it on, I sweat. Maybe it needs some pull-on/pull-off loops?
April 30, 2013