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  • Contact Dermatitus from Neoprene Knee Sleeves

    Not sure where to put this but wondering if anyone has experienced this as well. I have developed a bit of irritation, "hot spots" on and around my knees after squatting in knee sleeves. This is a new development as I've squatted in knee sleeves for years. I was using a pair of Stoic knee sleeves I purchased based on price. However, compared to SBD's, the Stoic's had a slightly "rougher" texture on the inside (97% neoprene/3% nylon) that may have exacerbated this issue. I've since switched back to the SBD's (95% Neoprene/5% nylon) after a few weeks of squatting without them to let the spots heal. I would just continue to squat without them but I do notice that they help, whether it's the "warming" effect of the sleeves or the proprioception that you can add a few more pounds to your lifts. I've only been using knee sleeves on my Comp Squat days and any secondary squat movements I do without them to let my skin "breathe."

    Any suggestions or solutions you may have would be welcome. Thanks!

  • #2
    How are you cleaning your knee sleeves? Are you letting them dry thoroughly after you use them?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GoWolfpack View Post
      How are you cleaning your knee sleeves? Are you letting them dry thoroughly after you use them?
      I am. Inside out. Fully dry. Just water so far. I read soap can damage neoprene.

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      • #4
        I'm not worried about soap damaging them, and I throw my in the washing machine from time to time. I'd suggest giving them a good clean in some fashion. Or do you need to size up?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Leah Lutz View Post
          I'm not worried about soap damaging them, and I throw my in the washing machine from time to time. I'd suggest giving them a good clean in some fashion. Or do you need to size up?
          Hi Leah! I think the sizing is spot on. Not overly tight. I will run them through a washer load and report back. Thanks.

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