Why wear this knee support?
Wearing a knee support may be recommended if you have suffered ligament damage, chronic instability, or you are unsure how your knees will hold up when you get back into sport (basketball, football, handball, tennis, running, trail running, gymnastics, judo, skiing) after a sprain.
What is a sprain?
A sprained knee is when you stretch or tear one or more ligaments in your knee: the medial collateral ligament (MCL), fibular collateral ligament (LCL), the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Sprains are not a serious problem when the ligaments are just stretched. They become fairly serious when the lateral ligaments alone are torn. Serious sprains are those when one of the cruciate and/or lateral ligaments is torn completely.
Which size of knee support do you need?
Measure around your leg, 8 cm above your kneecap. Then match the measurement taken with the following size chart:
Size 1: 36 - 39 cm
Size 2: 39 - 43 cm
Size 3: 43 - 47 cm
Size 4: 47 - 51 cm
Why protect your knees?
The knee is an important joint that is used heavily for sports activities. It absorbs impacts and stabilises you as well as withstanding huge stresses, particularly when running, jumping, landing and changing direction.Falling over when skiing is also particularly risky for your knees.
Did you know that all TARMAK products are field tested?
The design team behind the Tarmak products is based in Northern France. It is constantly seeking to improve its products to best meet players' needs. All of our models are tested in real-life situations for several weeks by demanding players, and are updated based on your feedback.
What gear to get, how to train: explore our basketball tips!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Take a look at our tips for training, kitting yourself out and prepping: