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Cho-Pat Strap for Running?

My knees have been hurting and a friend recommended a cho-pat strap. Does anyone have good experiences with these, and are there any other ideas you have for running on sore knees?

Tue. Oct 17, 11:40am

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I use the cho-pat strap (given to me by my sports med doc for runner's knee). It worked really well in the beginning until my quads were strong enough. I still use it sometimes as a safety net, but I think I am strong enough now. The other things that have helped me are ice on the knees and gluclosimine condriton (spelled wrong, google it). You can get it at a grocery store.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:16 PM

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this is a link to an earlier thread about knees and running. hope this helps.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 3:40 PM

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I can't emphasise proper form enough!!!! Make absolutely sure your feet are landing pointing straight ahead. Feet should at all times be straight, not at all toes out- even in the slightest. If you walk or run like a duck (toes outward) you put strain on your knee as it's out of alignment.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:06 PM

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I'm very knock-kneed, with one damaged knee. If your doctor says a Level II brace is appropriate, Chopat is a great choice

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 12:17 PM

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