Knee Pain and Knee Wraps

Knee Pain and Knee Wraps

Post by her.. » Fri, 26 Jan 1996 04:00:00


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
worked?  Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences with arthritis in the
knees and what, if anything, can be done for it?  Thanks for any help offered.  
You can respond to rec.running or e-mail me.

Mike

 
 
 

Knee Pain and Knee Wraps

Post by Mark Sh » Mon, 29 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I have been using the Cho-Pat knee straps for about 6 months.  They do
help; I no longer experience pain while running.

--
Mark Shaw

Convex Technology Center of Hewlett-Packard
3000 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75083-3851

 
 
 

Knee Pain and Knee Wraps

Post by Ira_L._Idel.. » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>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
>worked?  

I just got the knee strap to use for bicycling.  I have been sidelined from
cycling due to an injury I sustained in Oct.  I planned to resume training
about 2 weeks ago but coudn't do to a strain ot tendonitis of the pateelar
tendon in my other leg (I assume do to over compensation due to original
injury).  Cho-PAt claims the knee strap helps control pain of patellar
tendonitis.  So I tried it and it did.  I haven't had a chance to cycle with
it yet.

You can get a brocuhure of their products by calling 609-261-1336 within New
Jersy and 1-800-221-1601 outside New Jersey.  The also have a web site at
http://www.chopat.com  (or maybe it is http://www.cho-pat.com)

Hope this helps,

Ira Idelson

 
 
 

Knee Pain and Knee Wraps

Post by Grady Cas » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >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
> >worked?

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
your knee.

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.

Good luck.
Grady in Sacramento