Back on Track Knee Brace with Strap
Knee pain may be caused by inflammation. For example, if you have arthritis of the knee, then the pain is often caused by inflammation to the surrounding knee capsule; the damaged cartilage itself does not have any nerve supply. The only way to regenerate knee cartilage is by exercise, which is facilitated if the inflammation and pain subside.
The Knee Brace with strap has an adjustable strap across its upper edge. The strap itself is elasticised, and held in place by two tabs at each end. The strap can be tightened when exercising or loosened during relaxation. It may even be removed completely, for example when sleeping. As this product can help to disperse oedema and reduce inflammation, the adjustable strap can be quite beneficial in gradually readjusting the brace as your knee returns to normal.
Each side of the knee brace contains two soft steel spring supports which offer a certain amount of support and minimise the risk of the knee brace scrunching up in the crease of your knee.
Measure the thigh circumference 12 cm above the centre of the knee cap
S – 35 – 41 cm
M – 39 – 43 cm
L – 42 – 46 cm
XL – 46 – 52 cm
XXL – 52 – 61 cm
XXXL – 60 – 64 cm
The company Back on Track manufactures joint and muscle protection, which are manufactured from a “ceramic textile” which is sold under the registered brand name Back on Track.
The textile is made up of fibres of polyester and polypropylene (some of the products are mixed with cotton fibres) with a ceramic powder fused into the fibres. The ceramic gives the fabric its unique property, which reflects body heat in the form of infrared heat radiation.
How does Back on Track work?
It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation increases the blood circulation. The increased blood circulation in the tissues helps to relieve muscles tension and improves performance. One important property is the injury prevention effect, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.
Heat energy can be transported in three ways: conduction (transfer), convection or radiation.
- When heat transfer or conduction occurs, the heat in a material spreads from one part of the material to another.
- Convection is the loss of heat when a heated liquid or gas (e.g. air) is displaced, carrying the heat with it. The insulating material in ordinary clothing and joint supports, for example cotton, wool and neoprene, is designed to prevent convection and thus retains body heat in the air outside the skin.
- Radiation occurs when a heat source emits heat radiation, where upon it collides with another surface and heats it. Back on Track’s products work with radiant heat, the purpose of which is to avoid trapping the heat through insulation. This is so that the protection has a respiratory function, while heat energy in the body tissues increases.