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  • Wrap absorbs stress to the area and reduces friction and rubbing of the femoral condyle
  • Included compression pad provides effective, targeted compression
  • Provides warmth and reduces stress to the iliotibial band (IT band)
  • Pad is made from 2 in. wide UBL neoprene for comfort next to skin
  • Pro-Tec Athletics Iliotibial Band wrap is adjustable and stays in place

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Material(s) Neoprene
Weight 0.75 ounce
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product After suffering with IT band problems in both knees for almost three years, this wrap has saved my ultimate, cycling and backpacking careers! I wasn't sure if it was working at first, but after I figured out the right place to put it and how tight to wrap it (really tight) it has worked perfectly. No more pain! I can run around on the ultimate field for hours at full speed where I was a gimp after 15 minutes before. I've tried everything else and continue to use the foam roller and to stretch, but this wrap is a must have if you suffer from chronic IT band pain.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rubs when hiking This works for me & I thought it would be a lightweight solution for my knee issue. However, when you sweat hiking (ups & downs, on the flat its ok), this begins to rub, I had to take it off or I'd get rubbed off skin. They need to make the "bump" in it's underside (the rest is ok) something else other than neoprene. I am not a fabric expert so can't make a suggestion as to what would work. But the bump's neoprene does rub. Recommend with these caveats.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, very effective! I have been suffering knee pains for many years. I tried many braces, many shoes, but still couldn't completely get rid of the pain. I bought this product for a training of 14 mile trail run. I never got any pain in my knees! One of the catch is that, for long distance runs, like 14 miles, I start to feel the restriction of blood flow for the last 3 miles. Other than that, I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2010-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped out my knee pain during runs I was slightly doubtful about this thing, but my knee pain was pretty bad when I tried to run. I even took a year off from running and did all the stretches that my doctor (and various webpages) told me to do. I decided to give this wrap a shot. The instructions are simple - place the padded part on the outside of the knee where the IT band (or pain) is, just about 3 inches from the top of the knee, and wrap to where it is tight but not painful. I ran for 30 minutes on a treadmill with absolutely no knee pain during or after my run! Before this thing I would be hobbling up and down stairs. I am kind of wary about using it for sports where there are side-to-side movements, like soccer, basketball, etc, because there is not that much support, but for running I think this is a solid product if you have been afflicted with IT band syndrome. Just be sure to do your IT band stretches too!
Date published: 2008-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No pain for 70+ miles of backpacking After dealing with IT band pain when backpacking for the last couple of years, I bought a pair of these straps for a trip to Philmont with my son's Boy Scout troop, and they are worth their weight in gold. Previously, I would be in pain after a day of backpacking in the Ozarks and hobbling by the end of the weekend. Even short runs without a pack had become painful. Stretches and exercises didn't help. I bought a pair of these straps a couple of months before Philmont to try while running and was pleased with the results. When it came time for Philmont, I had zero knee pain for the entire 10 day trip going up and down mountains and valleys for 70+ miles. I couldn't be happier. As others have said, they can either slip when sweaty or constrict if too tight requring occassional adjustment throughout the day, but I don't consider that to be an issue. I have to pull up my socks, tie my shoes, and adjust pack straps throughout the day also.
Date published: 2012-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides IT Band support to reduce pain When I experience IT Band pain, this support wrap provides good relief so that I can continue to run. The only con is that on long runs in hot weather (sweat) the strap may slip. However, it's easy to adjust.
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IT Band Wrap I have used this band twice and I definitely think it helps with IT pain during my long runs (>20 miles). But I am still having lots of IT pain after the run, so it's not exactly a cure. However, to reiterate, I have only used this twice, so maybe with extended use it will help more?
Date published: 2016-02-20
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product After suffering with IT band problems in both knees for almost three years, this wrap has saved my ultimate, cycling and backpacking careers! I wasn't sure if it was working at first, but after I figured out the right place to put it and how tight to wrap it (really tight) it has worked perfectly. No more pain! I can run around on the ultimate field for hours at full speed where I was a gimp after 15 minutes before. I've tried everything else and continue to use the foam roller and to stretch, but this wrap is a must have if you suffer from chronic IT band pain.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rubs when hiking This works for me & I thought it would be a lightweight solution for my knee issue. However, when you sweat hiking (ups & downs, on the flat its ok), this begins to rub, I had to take it off or I'd get rubbed off skin. They need to make the "bump" in it's underside (the rest is ok) something else other than neoprene. I am not a fabric expert so can't make a suggestion as to what would work. But the bump's neoprene does rub. Recommend with these caveats.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, very effective! I have been suffering knee pains for many years. I tried many braces, many shoes, but still couldn't completely get rid of the pain. I bought this product for a training of 14 mile trail run. I never got any pain in my knees! One of the catch is that, for long distance runs, like 14 miles, I start to feel the restriction of blood flow for the last 3 miles. Other than that, I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2010-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped out my knee pain during runs I was slightly doubtful about this thing, but my knee pain was pretty bad when I tried to run. I even took a year off from running and did all the stretches that my doctor (and various webpages) told me to do. I decided to give this wrap a shot. The instructions are simple - place the padded part on the outside of the knee where the IT band (or pain) is, just about 3 inches from the top of the knee, and wrap to where it is tight but not painful. I ran for 30 minutes on a treadmill with absolutely no knee pain during or after my run! Before this thing I would be hobbling up and down stairs. I am kind of wary about using it for sports where there are side-to-side movements, like soccer, basketball, etc, because there is not that much support, but for running I think this is a solid product if you have been afflicted with IT band syndrome. Just be sure to do your IT band stretches too!
Date published: 2008-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No pain for 70+ miles of backpacking After dealing with IT band pain when backpacking for the last couple of years, I bought a pair of these straps for a trip to Philmont with my son's Boy Scout troop, and they are worth their weight in gold. Previously, I would be in pain after a day of backpacking in the Ozarks and hobbling by the end of the weekend. Even short runs without a pack had become painful. Stretches and exercises didn't help. I bought a pair of these straps a couple of months before Philmont to try while running and was pleased with the results. When it came time for Philmont, I had zero knee pain for the entire 10 day trip going up and down mountains and valleys for 70+ miles. I couldn't be happier. As others have said, they can either slip when sweaty or constrict if too tight requring occassional adjustment throughout the day, but I don't consider that to be an issue. I have to pull up my socks, tie my shoes, and adjust pack straps throughout the day also.
Date published: 2012-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides IT Band support to reduce pain When I experience IT Band pain, this support wrap provides good relief so that I can continue to run. The only con is that on long runs in hot weather (sweat) the strap may slip. However, it's easy to adjust.
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IT Band Wrap I have used this band twice and I definitely think it helps with IT pain during my long runs (>20 miles). But I am still having lots of IT pain after the run, so it's not exactly a cure. However, to reiterate, I have only used this twice, so maybe with extended use it will help more?
Date published: 2016-02-20
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