I was skeptical of the advertising claims by King Brand. Bottom line, this product is keeping me skiing at the age of 71 after a knee infection, knee operation and an industrial accident hurt my back. Thats all you need to know, but if you want the details, read on
When I was considering buying a knee wrap, I was aware of an exercise technique for the knee called the tailgate swing, a gentle swinging of dangling legs which stimulates blood flow into the knee, the same concept for this product, using electricity to indue blood flow. I have been doing this knee swing for several years in the hope that my meniscus in both knees will heal, or at least not get worse. It does help, but hasn't been dramatic. So I purchased the King Brand knee wrap and started using it as directed.
As an experiment, I also used a regular hot pad behind my low back, which is also sore and stiff, especially after skiing. I thought that if my knees improve with the King Brand on my knee, but my back doesnt improve while using the hot pad, then there must indeed be something different about the King Brand.
My experiment revealed that while my knees definitely got relief after two weeks of use, my back did not improve one bit by using a hot pad. So, realizing this product works, I placed an order for the low back pad and started using that, and soon my low back was doing better as well. Both were less stiff, less painful both before, during and after skiing
At the same time I started using the King Brand pads, I started doing yoga regularly and to my amazement, Ive had some natural movement, in my back doing the pigeon pose, my low back on the left side popped and is now much better, I have had this pain since an industrial fork lift accident 50 years ago. I went skiing the other day and was astounded to have no back pain at all. I am convinced the King Brand healed things up enough for this to occur.
At the same time, my right knee fibula joint has been causing pain, it was lessened by the King Brand, and then one day I experimented with kicking my leg out straight and something cracked in my right knee and that pain disappeared, and it doesnt hurt skiing any longer either.
I am still using the pads regularly as my left knee had a partial meniscotomy and I can definitely feel an ache in the knee after skiing or weight lifting where I have cartilage rubbing on cartilage. I am hoping that eventually the meniscus will grow back, its not supposed to because theres no blood flow in the center, but I have great hopes that the increased blood flow in the knee due to the pad might help it grow back, especially if I get a stem cell treatment.
So, at this point, I have ordered today an ankle pad and a leg pad, because my ankle pain is more noticeable now that my knees hurt less, and because my knees are allowing me to ski more runs, my thighs are really sore for days after skiing, so, Ill use the leg wrap on those problem muscles
The best part about this therapy is that I can do it while I am watching TV at night, and during the day sitting at my desk working on the 6th novel in my Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthal series, first book SeaJourney, won first place in an international young adult writing contest and is free on Amazon Kindle. So this is one therapy that doesnt take time out of your life to do, like the knee swing I described above. You can use the King Brand while relaxing at night watching TV.
Thank you King Brand. You have really helped me keep skiing at age 71. And Im not limping along, I ski pow in the trees and go as fast as I did age 30 on the hard pack cruiser days
Alex PaulBFST Knee|ColdCure Knee|Pre-Cut TapeFeb 08, 2019