Q. How do I know if the FlowState Knee Brace will work for my knee injury?
This specific brace is designed to provide moderate compression and mild stabilization for strains and sprain related knee injuries. It would be ideal for returning to an active lifestyle including activities of daily living such as walking, driving, standing, and performing a home therapeutic exercise program. It is not a custom, maximum stabilizing brace custom fit for return to high level sports that require pivoting, lateral movement, cutting, and jumping. This brace would be helpful in the early days of rehabilitation and mobility in and out of the home. Your healthcare team will be the most knowledgeable of prescribing a particular brace for your unique diagnosis as you become aware of the nature of your injury. If you suffer a blow to your knee from an object, or cannot walk more than 8-10 feet, it is recommended you seek emergency care including Insta-Care professional advice and care.
Q. How long do the packs stay cold enough to be therapeutic? Warm enough?
Q. Do I have to know my exact diagnosis or degree of injury to use the FlowState Knee Brace?
No, it’s perfect in the early stage “wait and see” days and weeks where your occurred. It will take time to determine the severity of your injury. The average customer journey to complete X-rays; MRI’s and MD visits if needed often take many weeks to be scheduled and performed. Most mild to moderate knee sprains and strains heal gradually, however, it takes a certain investment of time, patience, and professional screening to allow these minor injuries to heal.
Q. When is the best time to purchase the FlowState Knee Brace if I experience a painful knee injury?
This knee brace ideally is purchased the day the injury occurs. It provides Protection to your injured knee so that you do not injure it further, Rest by encouraging less use of you knee joint, Ice water that cools and circulates in the wearable ice sleeve, Compression to soothe inflamed tissue and encourage reduced swelling, Range of motion specifically knee Extension and Flexion are allowed to enhance walking with support.
Q. Will the brace still fit well without the inserts, and is there a potential issue of someone being between sizes where it fits one way and not the other?
Q. What is unique about the FlowState Knee Brace? Fabric, textiles, and ease of care?
We use one of the lightest-weight, medical grade neoprene for ideal compression and comfort to encourage long wearing and use throughout the day. Our textiles have been thoroughly researched to please our customer. All softshell materials are washable by hand or delicate cycle with a gentle detergent.
Q. What is the inherent benefit of being able to hike/ski with cold/heat therapy?