Knee sleeves provide some support to the knee, but do not hinder its natural range of motion or immobilize the joint in any way. Knee sleeves are designed to protect the knee from future injury or risk of further damage to an injured area. This protection is particularly important for athletes that put their knees under pressure every day in activities like running, jumping, or weightlifting. Knee sleeves also add a valuable compression element which increases blood flow to the area and reduces pain both during and after a workout as well as any postworkout swelling.
Read our Knee Brace guide for more information.