Overview of Knee Injuries
The knee joint is constructed of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons act as stabilizers of the knee for nonrestrictive and pain free movement. When any of these structures are damaged, hurt, or diseased, it can cause immense knee pain and restricted movement.
The knee is one of the most used joints in our body, making the knee more prone to injuries and pain. The most common knee injury is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling. Most develop osteoarthritis later in life from overuse.
Older athletes may develop osteoarthritis, while younger athletes are more likely to experience a tear or strain of the knee. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), usually, an ACL injury occurs by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common in SOCCER, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL and VOLLEYBALL due to the high velocity of running, hitting and jumping making those athletes more susceptible to knee injuries. Every step, jump or hit is a mini earthquake to the knee rattling the stabilizers (muscles and tendons). These rattles cause inflammation, pain, increasing the injury rate.
Other causes of knee pain include sprains, strains, and fractures. All of these injuries have one thing in common: PAIN!... Begging the question, "How can I recoup my knee today to lower my risk of a knee injury?"
Treatment For Knees
The best way to manage pain and inflammation from knee injuries is combining ice and compression. Icing (10-15min) contracts the blood vessels, slowing down circulation and ceasing metabolic activity, thus subsiding inflammation and abating pain. As the muscle warms back up, blood vessels open wider than before increasing the circulation and metabolic activity to quickly heal the injured area. In a nutshell, ice aids in how our bodies recoup naturally through new blood flow.
Advanced Compression's main function is to engage a lymphatic flush, while stabilizing muscles and tendons. A lymphatic flush aids the body when it can’t rid itself of cellular waste during the healing process, inflaming the tissue and causing pain. If you can’t get that waste out of your body, you can’t recover. Increased stabilization helps the muscles and tendons take time off to recoup as compression acts as the support for the knee joints. Combining cryotherapy and compression therapy into one product expedites this recovery process.
Recoup Cryosleeve + BOA® | Ice + Adjustable Compression
The Recoup Cryosleeve feat. BOA® Fit System redefines cold therapy and recovery by combining 360° cooling and customized compression into an innovative single-unit sleeve. After placing the Cryosleeve in the freezer, simply slide it over your arm, push down on the BOA dials, twisting until your ideal compression level is reached. Release compression by pulling up on the BOA dial and store in the freezer until next use.
- BOA® Fit System – dial into a fast, effortless, precision fit
- 1 Hour of Cold Relief
- Reduce Inflammation 360° Cold Compression Coverage
- 100% Leak Proof
- Can be used directly on skin
Cryosleeve Vs. Knee Injuries
The Cryosleeve's ice cold compression aiding in the recovery process brings together the use of cryotherapy, support of a brace and the benefits custom adjustable compression. The Cryosleeve 360° icing design cools the entire lower quad, knee, and upper calf, recouping knee problem areas. The BOA dials are strategically placed above and below the knee to give 360° compression adding stability to the joint and surrounding area limiting muscle vibration, speeding up recovery time.
How To Treat Knee Injuries With The Cryosleeve:
- Take the Cryosleeve out of the freezer.
- Slip the Cryosleeve on your leg to the base of the quad.
- Press down and twist on the BOA Dials. For more compression twist, the BOA dials more, for less compression twist less.
- Leave on the leg for 10-15min.
- Release compression by pulling up on the BOA Dials.
- Place back in the freezer until next use.
- Repeat the following steps at least once a day.
HOW TO RECOUP KNEE INJURIES: THE R.I.C.E. METHOD
Relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Rest. Rest and protect the injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.
Ice. Cold will reduce pain and swelling. Use your Cryosleeve right away to prevent or minimize swelling. Treat the affected area for 10-20 minutes, 3 or more times a day.
Compression. Tighten your Cryosleeve using the BOA® Fit System dials to help decrease swelling. Adjust to your comfort level; too tight can cause more swelling below the affected area.
Elevation. Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying cold treatment and anytime you are sitting or lying down.
"I ride bikes a lot, my knees from years of rowing crew are shot. I used icy hot as if it was deodorant I was daily in immense pain. A targeted Instagram ad showed me about Recoup sleeves and I figured I'd try it out. IT 100% WORKS. Once a day for 20 minutes I use the sleeves on both knees, and once I'm done it feels like they are brand new, no pain, no ache, and it lasts for a long time if not all day. I also purchased the rollerball, my mother has a sciatic nerve issue and we've used the roller on her hip and within 10 minutes she's up and walking around like normal. They are great products that WORK."- Mark V.
Knee Replacement Recovery
"The Recovery Kit is great for treatment after PT stretching and bending exercises. The Cryosphere is really good for pinpointing the areas to ice and the sleeve does great icing all around the knee. I was using a cold/compression unit that needed electricity, so I was stuck in one spot for 30-45 minutes a day. The sleeve allows me much greater flexibility. Got the Cryosphere first, but no sleeve. Emailed Recoup and they sent me tracking info on the sleeve. Well made and delivers on the promise. The Cryosphere is also a pretty fun device to cool down at the beach, too!"- Michael G.
Best ice therapy EVER
"After a hard day at work, I put the Cryosleeve on, lay back and enjoy the best ice therapy EVER. No mess, easy to use and comfortable. I suffered several knee injuries from playing basketball and use ice to reduce swelling and pain. You have to get creative to make sure the ice pack stays on your leg. Not with Cryosleeve! You simply slide it on, use the BOA device to conform the Cryosleeve to your leg and enjoy HEAVEN. Thank you Cryosleeve."- Richard S.