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Bands

25 05 2011

I am not referring to Rock Bands.

These are strap bands that are very popular among athletes, most especially to runners.

For the past weeks, I could not run without using these bands. They are simply called PT Bands or Pro-Tec Bands, their brand name.

For the first two weeks, I’ve been using the PT Runner’s Knee Band on my left leg which is the one where I’ve been injured. However, instead of placing the front of the band beneath my knee cap, I place the “hard” part of the band behind my knee in order to relieve a mild pain on it.

Pro-Tec Knee Band

After two weeks, I was able to buy a Pro-Tec IT Band Strap which I use to strap my lower left quads. The said strap was able to relieve the pain on my lower quads whenever I over exert my left leg. This strap had been a good medical aid during my runs.

Pro-Tec IT Band

I’ve been putting some miles again on the road and trails by running and hiking and these two bands (Knee and IT) had been helpful in easing the pain  on my leg.

This is how it looks when they are strapped on my left leg.

My Left Leg With Straps!

I could be hard-headed again with my treatment and recovery but it makes me CRAZY & bored if I can’t run/walk at least once a day no matter what the distance is.

(Note: 1st & 2nd pictures were copied from the Pro-Tec Band’s website)

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2 responses

30 05 2011
kampuger

I’ve been using the same strap when I was still recovering from my ITBS injury last month. It was a huge relief for me but again it only relieve the pain but doesn’t cure it. It took me quite some time to get used to wearing it but I have to because I can’t resist the addiction to running,

Get well soon sir, I share the feeling of being injured. It sucks big time! 😦

9 06 2011
jepoy

Sir.. is this also okay to use if you had a Knee sprain?? just got injured almost 3weeks ago.. still afraid to run without knee support..

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