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anybody using cho-pat knee/leg products?(3 posts)

anybody using cho-pat knee/leg products?JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2002 6:06 AM
i'm looking into the knee strap, dual-action knee strap, and the ITB strap. presented these to my ortho yesterday and she said "hell, they're cheap, get one of each and see which one works best." she also put me on a cho-pat knee strap lookalike. 10 miles yesterday afternoon (taking it easy) with the strap seemed to not cause any problems. ortho's saying my itb problem is no longer a major concern, but now i'm having patellar-tendon issues (which are addressed by this strap).

just wondering. the cat4 state champ (who also won the cat4 crit this weekend) was wearing one, and he said it helped him. was 'scribed by his chiro. i've been wearing a full knee elastic brace with wire stabilizers on the sides and a silicone donut in the center to keep the kneecap tracking corectly. the straps would supplant the brace.

any input would be appreciated. TIA! J

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re: anybody using cho-pat knee/leg products?Birddog
Apr 17, 2002 6:11 AM
Every once in awhile I have a little knee problem on the one that doesn't have an ACL and I use a very cheap knock off of a Cho-Pat and it works fine. I use this for everyday activities, not while riding though. I usually wear it for a couple of days, then everything is back to normal, if you call not having an ACL normal.
for runningsimstress
Apr 17, 2002 8:27 AM
When I feel the chondromalacia (runner's knee) resurfacing, I use the knee strap. It worked great on a 30K run, except it abraded the back of my knee where I didn't wrap it carefully. I don't get knee pain while riding, so I've never used it for that.