When properly fitted and engaged, NuNee has provided significant and immediate relief to many that have been suffering from the chronic symptoms of Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome).
Here are 4 quick tips to help you to get the most out of your NuNee.
1. The knee wrap
It should fit snug but not tight. It should not slip or move around.
If you’ve never worn a knee wrap before it may take a bit to get used to wearing it. A proper fit should be comfortable and allow a full range of motion without rubbing or chafing. Limit your first 3-4 uses to 30 minutes. After 5 uses you should hardly notice it.
2. The knee patch
It should remain in place for up to 5 days. After 5 days it should be removed and replaced. It is waterproof so you may swim or shower with it on.
If you have hairy knees we recommend shaving your knee cap. If you don’t, the tape will do it for you 😊. It’s much less painful and the tape will adhere better if you shave first.
If you have oily skin we recommend using an alcohol wipe prior to application.
3. Engaging NuNee
When properly engaged, NuNee should place a gentle outward pull on your knee cap. When looking down, you will notice a slight inward bend towards your knee cap. It does not require excessive tension or bend in the device. The below illustration shows the proper amount of bend when you are standing straight.
When using NuNee you must be able to attach the device to the patch on your knee cap without interfering with its ability to pull outward. That's why we recommend NuNee be worn with shorts or pants with loose fitting legs.
If you prefer to wear leggings, NuNee can be worn if you cut a hole in the knee cap of the leggings. Of course, it's best not to try this with your new, expensive pair!
As long as you are wearing NuNee properly, we are confident it can help relieve your Runner's Knee pain as it has many others. Have any lingering questions? Feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly.