How to choose the right knee support for you: 3mm, 5mm or 7mm

Rehband Rx Knee Support are anatomically shaped knee supports, providing both compression and warmth to help increase an athlete’s performance and to prevent injuries. The construction of the Rehband Rx Knee Support is built on a unique patent, securing its anatomical fit. The shape allows the product to follow the body’s motions, ensuring that it stays in place during workouts.

“There are three different thicknesses of knee support, all designed for different usage areas. The 3mm thick knee support provides ideal support for high agility or endurance workouts. The 5mm thick knee support benefits the athlete in a varied training where both agility and support is required. The 7mm thick knee support offers powerful stabilization for heavy lifting and extra support during rehabilitation”, says Johan Bohlin, Physiotherapist and Head of Development at Rehband.

A GUIDE TO PICKING THE RIGHT KNEE SUPPORT THICKNESS:

Rx Knee Sleeve 3mm: For endurance sports
The 3mm thick knee support benefits athletes in endurance and long distance training. It is lighter, and ideal for endurance sports when you want to carry as light equipment as possible. The 3mm sleeve supports and athlete when they are starting to get tired at the end of a work out, and helps the wearer regain control of their knee movements.

Rx Knee Sleeve 5mm: For mixed activity
This 5mm thick knee support benefits the athlete in a varied training where both agility and support is required. The 5mm knee support can be used for most sports, ranging from long distance runners looking for extra support to the knees to gym fitness. A general knee support that can be used for all types of activities.

Rx Knee Sleeve 7mm: For shorter, heavier activity
This 7mm thick knee support offers powerful stabilization for heavy lifting and extra support during rehabilitation. Historically, the 7mm has been most used by weightlifters needing extra support during a lift, but today it is also common in gym fitters for those doing heavy lifting. The 7mm gives a very distinct receptive input and awareness of the knee, to ensure that shorter activities are performed more precisely and securely.

To learn more about how knee supports are built and how they work, read our in-depth interview with Johan Bolin at: How Rehband Knee Sleeves Support and Protect your knees during a workout.