About Knee Angel
Knee Angel claims to be a “revolutionary” anti-fatigue knee sleeve that features 7 targeted areas of compression to increase tissue oxygenation, reduce swelling, and improve circulation in the patella and knee joint.
Because of this, Knee Angel claims to provide soothing relief and continuous, all-day support for tired, achy knees, while combating symptoms of patellar tendinitis, arthritis, and more.
Made with a moisture wicking material and featuring non-slip silicone grips on each end help keep it in place, Knee Angel is claimed to be thin, comfortable, and discreet enough to be worn underneath clothing or while sleeping. And once the time comes, Knee Angel is machine washable for easy cleaning.
If you’re tired of nagging knee discomfort, can Knee Angel help? And will it provide enough relief to be worth your money? Consider the following:
How Well Can You Expect Knee Angel to Work?
As we outlined in our The Science of Compression Wear article, compression garments have been used in medicine for decades to help patients increase blood flow and circulation, “speed up wound recovery, reduce the risk of forming a blood clot, improve venous function, and much more.”
However, these types of garments require a prescription from your physician, who will discern the appropriate level of compression based on your specific diagnosis. And like any medical product, prescription-only compression garments can lead to serious complications if used improperly.
On the other end of the spectrum (as we also mentioned in the article), there are consumer-grade compression products such as Knee Angel. In contrast to medical grade products, these offer much lower levels of compression, and as a result, less direct benefits.
How Much Compression Does Knee Angel Provide?
Speaking of which, medical grade products measure compression in MmHg (millimeters of mercury) and generally range between the following:
- Light: 8-15 MmHg
- Mild: 15-20 MmHg
- Moderate: 20-30 MmHg
- Firm: 30-40 MmHg
However, other than claiming to feature “gentle, moderate, and firm” compression levels, we’re not told exactly how much compression Knee Angel provides. On top of this, we’re not told exactly where these different compression levels are located within the sleeve.
Long story short (or longer, as the case may be), if you’re suffering from consistent knee pain, speak with your physician about the best options for you. Otherwise, you might be throwing your hard-earned money out the window.
What Material is Used in Knee Angel?
Other than claiming to contain “moisture wicking material,” we’re not informed what Knee Angel is constructed of, although the material used can directly impact the level of compression it provides, as well as how comfortable it is while being worn.
However, most consumer grade compression products are generally constructed of neoprene or spandex, although we can’t confirm if this is the case with Knee Angel.
Who Should Not Use Knee Angel?
Despite the benefits it claims to provide, according to the Knee Angel website, it should not be used by individuals with diabetes, poor blood circulation, or open wounds on the knee.
Other Compression Products
Finally, keep in mind that there are hundreds of compression knee sleeves available on the market, whether online, at a big box sporting goods store, or even at your local pharmacy. These include Copper Wear, Tommie Copper, Zip Knee, and more.
On top of this, many of these options are less expensive than Knee Angel, especially considering the high non-refundable S&H charges (more about this in a moment).
Customer Feedback for Knee Angel
Knee Angel was a new product at the time of our research and didn’t have any online customer reviews available.
However, we did learn that Knee Angel is manufactured by OnTel Products Corporation based out of Fairfield, NJ, one of the larger companies within the “As Seen on TV” industry. The company makes a variety of popular ASOTV products, including Veggetti, Foot Angel, Miracle Bamboo Pillow, and many more.
OnTel holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau based on 202 closed complaints (as of 5/20/15), some of the most common of which appeared to revolve around order totals that were much higher than intended, difficulty receiving refunds, and products that failed to work as advertised.
Knee Angel Pricing & Refund Policy
Knee Angel is available in small, medium, and large sizes, and is priced at $12.99 plus $6.99 S&H. You’ll also be able to order a second Knee Angel at checkout for an additional $6.99 S&H.
Regardless of the number of Knee Angels you purchase, your Knee Angel order will also include a free bonus rolling knee massager.
Knee Angel comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you take advantage of the BOGO offer, you’ll likely end up losing/spending more in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-239-0485.
Can Knee Angel Reduce Your Knee Pain?
Chopping to the point: If you suffer from minor knee discomfort, the light compression provided by Knee Angel might help keep your knee in place and provide some measure of relief.
However, if you suffer from regular knee pain due to a more serious condition, the compression provided by Knee Angel likely won’t be sufficient to provide any benefits.
Because of this, after speaking with your physician, we might recommend searching for local options prior to placing your Knee Angel order. This could potentially save you a good chunk of change in lost S&H charges if you’re dissatisfied.