> >I have been a runner for many years. My knees have started bothering me more
> >and more. An orthopedic doctor recently told me that x-rays showed a little
> >arthritis in both knees and he suggested that I cut back a little on running
> >and do more cross training. I recently saw an ad for a knee wrap called
> >"Cho-Pats". Has anyone had any experience with this product and how has it
I started wearing cho-pats nearly a year ago. The results were very
noticeable after only a couple of runs. I was quite surprised that they
worked, but they did. I previously could only run 8 miles without pain. I
recently completed my first 50k ultra wearing cho-pats.
From reading how they work, they don't seem to work with all knee
problems. Still, they're cheap enough to try to find out it they'll help.
Two tips: Don't wear them all day long. You'll bruise the muscle behind
Make sure the velcro is lined up so it doesn't scratch your leg. The
first time I didn't get the overlapping velcro lined up right, I noticed
it about 1/2 mile into my run, but I thought I'd just macho my way through
it. Wrong! I got a bad rash that required a bandaid for a week.
Grady in Sacramento