My right knee has been deteriorating for several years. I was given a sleave brace by my orthopedic doctor and that works, but it makes my leg sweat. I tried this simple knee brace and Wow it works great. I can wear it for extended periods and my knee pain is greatly reduced.
I developed patellar tendinitis from sitting awkwardly. This provided relief and support that allowed me to start running again.
These work great for my young runner. Very durable and comfortable. If you are considering buying it, give it a shot!
I had to wear large hinged braces after an accident. Finally tried this and its so much better than hinged and gives just as much support for me.