My Share: Best Compression Knee Sleeve Support Brace

After having my knee go through a dashboard when someone ran a red light and smashed into my drivers side door I was pretty banged up: herniated disk, whiplash and my right knee was in excruciating pain. Nothing could touch it. It was swollen for weeks with a bruise covering the whole front of it. A mess.



I ended up having arthroscopy to remove the blood that would not leave my knee and to have my knee cap put back in place. After surgery and then recovery I faced life knowing that beyond have serious permanent injuries to neck and back – my right knee was going to forever hurt. Cold hurts it! Walking and standing too long hurts it! It pops and brings up pain – and playing on the ground with my three year old is a commitment because getting up hurts a lot.



Of course I had a knee brace to help but it was just one of those blue cheapies that after a couple months would stretch out and really not be beneficial anymore. I have bought several padded braces over the years – but as soon as I would get them and feel their quality I knew, like others, it wouldn’t last.



So when I had the opportunity to review another padded knee brace I wasn’t sure but was willing to give it a shot. I delayed giving the review because I was going to use it (and abuse it) to see what exactly it was made of. It felt a bit stronger in sketchiness as it didn’t give when pulling out from each side.

I have run, exercised, stood for a long duration all while wearing this padded knee brace. It provides a nice squeeze to my knee which feel really good when you have this type of injury. It still feels very strong when I pull out from both sides.

Of course, only time will tell as to how long it will last. It feels much more durable then the cheap blue ones I usually throw away after a month and a half to two months so I have positive feelings about it.

I would recommend it for those who have had knee injuries, surgeries (especially knee replacements when allowed by your doctor). The only flaw I found is that the outside fabric (like all padded knee pads I have used) allows pet hair to stick to it. All in all not really a problem but with the tight squeeze it provides unlike the others I can live with it.



Child Safety On The Way To School

On any given day students board school buses to travel to schools. Statistically, school buses are the safest way for students to travel to school — even safer than riding in the family car.
Many students walk to school or to bus stops.
In either case, parents can help to make the trip to school as safe and easy as possible for their children just by discussing a few basic rules:

Walking or riding a bike to school or to a school bus stop:

– Parents should show their children the safe walk path to use and encourage them to fol
low that path.
– Obey all traffic signals, signs, and/or crossing guards. Use crosswalks where available. H Walk bikes through intersec­tions
ffl Walk with a buddy, if pos­sible, and be aware of the sur­roundings.
– Never talk to or respond to strangers. If a stranger ap­proaches or tries to get a child to come to him/her, the child should run home, to a neigh­bor’s house, or another safe place such as a business, and ask an adult for help.
–  Reflective material makes walkers and bicyclists more vis­ible to street traffic. B Always wear a helmet when riding a bike (grownups too).

At the bus stop:

– Know your school bus number.
– Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Running to catch the bus is dangerous and can lead to injuries.
– While waiting for the bus, stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
– Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is OK to board before getting onto the bus.
– Students crossing the street in front of the bus should walk on the sidewalk or along the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus before crossing. (Better yet, cross at an intersection and use the cross­walk if one is available.) Be sure that the bus driver can see you and that you can see the driver when crossing the street, and watch for traffic com­ing both ways.
– When you are dropped off at school or at the bus stop, walk 10 giant steps away from the bus. If you need to cross the street, wait until the driver tells you its okay and cross in front of the bus. NEVER walk behind a bus.
– Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.
– If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PICK IT UP because the driver may not be able to see you.
– School buses are loaded or unloaded at established school bus stops only, unless an emergency dictates otherwise.