You Mean Those As-Seen-On-TV Things Actually Work?

Pretty much no one who reads this will get this joke, sadly. See more on Know Your Meme

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After my very nearly 5K on Thursday, I was a bit worried about my foot. It seems a lot better today, so tomorrow’s run will tell about that, but on Friday night my knee started bugging me. I mean, come on, I’ve been doing kettlebells for 10 months now and my only injuries have been a broken toenail and some minor bruises. I’m not worried about my knee screwing up my running. I do like running, don’t get me wrong, but if a knee injury sidelines me from doing kettlebells I will be utterly LOST. So The Hubs and I stopped by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Friday night to pick up a knee support wrap. I grabbed a PERFORMTEX Adjustable Closed Patella Knee Support. It’s a thermal compression sleeve that velcros on so it’s adjustable. Unfortunately, it also didn’t do much. I wasn’t out any money at all because I’d used a gift card from my birthday, but it retails for $12.99. I’m not saying it won’t work for some people, just that it didn’t work for me.

Sunday morning I wore it out grocery shopping, and as we were leaving our downstairs neighbor Karl mentioned that he’d had success using a copper compression sleeve for his elbow bursitis, and highly recommended it. He said the magic words “I don’t believe in that stuff, but I put it on and a few days later my pain was almost gone.” As usual, I was skeptical, because I’m always skeptical of the As Seen On TV stuff. But Karl said they were only ten bucks at Boscov’s, so I figured what the heck? I grabbed a size medium CopperWear sleeve for my knee. I didn’t wait but put it on in the car before we wandered around Walmart for a while.

Let. Me. Tell. You.

Within maybe 10 minutes I realized that my knee almost didn’t hurt anymore. I was, as the British say, gobsmacked. This morning I wore it during my workout, as Monday’s kettlebell workout involves a lot of squats. Well, my knee felt FINE the whole workout! Sure there’s still a bit of twinge here and there, but I kid you not, it’s made a huge difference. I guess the real test will be tomorrow morning’s run. I’m thinking I may just wear it during the run, to see how it goes. I don’t know how it works or why, but it seems to be working quite well, so I’m going to continue to wear it for a few hours a day and see. Whodathunkit?!

IMG_20150706_162200648And this is what Bingley thinks about that.


2 Comments on “You Mean Those As-Seen-On-TV Things Actually Work?

  1. I’m with Bingley, thinking about your workouts makes me tired too! lol But I’m so glad to hear that sleeve worked so well, woo hoo!

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  2. I, also, have been thinking about getting a copper compression sleeve for my knee. I’m glad it’s helped you!! If the packaging info says it’s okay to wear while running, I would try it. Bingley looks very relaxed!

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