This summer I have become addicted to hiking. Yeah, who knew it! I actually crave the great outdoors!
It’s the perfect way to escape the heat, have some quiet reflective time and clear your head PLUS get some cardio in at different elevations–and then there’s always the carrot at the end of the stick, a tasty beverage at the Lodge bar afterwards!
All this hiking has really brought to my attention the fact that I have a SEVERE condition…. “Old Lady Knees” (probably not the correct medical term for this…lol).
Last weekend as I limped my way back down the mountain with swollen throbbing knees, cursing and wondering if there was a way to sled back down, I vowed to find a fashionable solution to the problem.
During my mountainous exercise excursions I have seen those super serious hikers with their camelbacks, polarized sunglasses, goggles, huge medical device looking knee braces, and retro ski pole-like walking sticks, I know all these things serve a purpose but yeah no thanks.
I’m not saying I have to be the chicest hiker on the mountain but I am certainly not going to go up there and try to exercise looking like a crazed Steam Punk Revolutionist.
While having cocktails at the lodge and icing my knees I met a stylish little hiker who told me about Mueller Sport Care’s Jumper’s Knee Strap- an unobtrusive little guy who packs a big punch.
“The adjustable strap is designed to improve patellar tracking and elevation by applying pressure on the tendon below the kneecap. The tubular insert provides uniform pressure and help provide pain relief”.
Fast forward one week and my Mueller Sport Care Strap was waiting for me in the mailbox-complements of Mueller Sport Care.
I headed straight to the mountain to give it a test.
Applying the strap is simple. It goes around your knee, right below your kneecap over your patellar tendon. The velcro makes it easy to adjust and apply, and it puts just the right amount of pressure on the tendon plus it stays in place!
Hiking the 3 Mile Mary Jane Falls Trail (1200 elevation gain) all the way to the top, I sat beneath the majestic waterfall with not a single ache in my knee and then NO pain as I descended the mountain- which is usually a killer for me!
I highly recommend the Mueller Jumper’s Knee Strap to any outdoorsy Fashionista who may be weak in the knees. At $7 its a great price point, has an eye catching sleek design, is super comfortable and available in 7 colors!
This week Mueller Sport Care wants to give your Patella some pampering. 1 lucky winner will receive a Green Jumper’s Sport Strap from Mueller Sport Care.
First- if you haven’t already- either LIKE us on Facebook or subscribe VIA email. (Links to both are in the upper right of sidebar)
Next- leave a comment on this post between July 22 and July 28th telling my why your Patella needs pampering.
Good luck and thanks for reading!
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