Ultimate Performance Neoprene ITB Support Strap
Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is one of the most common conditions among active runners, causing extreme pain that can get in the way of everyday life. Designed specifically for this affliction, the Ultimate Performance Neoprene ITB Support Strap prevents friction between the band and the thigh bone through targeted compression.
Please note that this knee brace can be worn on either the left or right leg.
What Size Should I Choose?
The Ultimate Performance Ultimate ITB Strap is available in one universal size. This brace will fit people with a knee circumference range of 27 - 47cm (11 - 19").
How Do I Take My Measurements?
To make sure that you are able to fit this knee brace, measure the circumference of your knee as shown in the diagram below. If your measurement is between 27 - 47cm, then this brace will fit.
Measure around the centre of the kneecap as shown
Who Can Use the Ultimate Performance ITB Support Strap?
With Level 2 Support, the Ultimate ITB Support Strap can support mild to moderate instabilities and pains. However, this support is specifically designed to help alleviate pain caused by Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB).
How Do the Ultimate Performance Support Levels Work?
UP Braces are designed with four levels of support, each of which helps with different types of injury.
- Level 1 (Basic Support): Excellent value for money support, best used for minor strains and sprains.
- Level 2 (Moderate Support): Mild-to-moderate support, best used for instabilities, strains and pains.
- Level 3 (Pro Support): Provides maximum support for moderate-to-severe instabilities and pain.
- Level 4 (Maximum Support): Designed to brace and add stability for more severe ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries.
Features and Benefits of the Ultimate ITB Strap
- Support Level 2 - Provides moderate support for ITB
- Made from textured neoprene to reduce slipping and improve moisture management
- Adjustable straps ensure a personalised fit and compression
- Neoprene allows for therapeutic heat compression which improves recovery
- Available in one universal size that fits most users
- Sold individually as a single unit
How Do I Fit the Ultimate ITB Support Strap?
The Ultimate ITB Support Strap is straightforward and easy to fit. Position the strap on the quad just above the knee, then adjust the tightness to achieve the desired level of compression.
What is ITB Syndrome?
The iliotibial band (ITB) is not a muscle, but a thick band of connective tissue that stretches from the outside of the pelvis down past the knee joint to the outside of the shin bone. The nature of the tissue means that there is a point of friction - as the knee straightens and bends during physical activity, the ITB can rub on the outside of the femur, causing inflammation of the band or tissue.
How Can I Identify ITB Pain?
If you're not sure whether or not the pain your experiencing is because of ITB Syndrome, we can help. ITB pain is a gradual onset of an aching, burning pain usually felt on the outside of the knee, which can sometimes travel further up the thigh towards the hip. If you think you may have these symptoms, we recommend that you consult a doctor for a full diagnosis.
How Does the Ultimate ITB Strap Support ITB?
The Ultimate ITB Strap supports the iliotibial band by compressing the area above the knee where pain caused by ITB syndrome is most common. The adjustable strap allows you to personalise the fit and get the desired compression to suit your requirements.
How Comfortable is the Ultimate ITB Support Strap?
Manufactured using textured neoprene, the support strap fits comfortably on the leg without slipping out of position. The soft neoprene provides a soothing feel, and improves moisture management and ventilation to stay cool and dry.
Are There Braces With Other Levels of Support?
The Ultimate ITB Strap offers Level 2 Support. However, if this is too much, or too little, then links to the best knee braces for each support level are listed below.
Please note that none of the braces listed below are designed specifically for ITB syndrome, but may still help counteract some of the symptoms.