These $12 knee compression sleeves are the best workout investment I’ve made

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After a few trips to the gym recently, I noticed that my left knee was aching, making activities like walking or even getting up after sitting down for too long a bit of a challenge.

When I learned that there were knee compression sleeves on Amazon, I decided to give them a try. I’m happy to report these super affordable braces are one of the best workout investments I have ever made.

Shop: CAMBIVO 2 Pack Knee Brace, $11.94+

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As soon as I put these on, I immediately noticed that my knee felt more supported and I was able to move it around to prevent it from becoming stiff.

If you’ve never worn a knee brace and you’re wondering what these compression sleeves do, you’re not alone. These particular sleeves fit snugly over your knees to help minimize pain caused by exercise or rigorous activity. The sleeves can also help to reduce swelling, inflammation and stiffness.

These compression sleeves are a No. 1 best seller on Amazon, with over 18,000 reviews from happy shoppers. “As a Corrections Officer, I’m on my feet all day, walking on concrete so needless to say that my knees and feet take a beating,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “They’re comfortable and the material is completely breathable. When or if I need new ones, these will be the ones that I will get.”

Another reviewer pointed out that the sleeves feel “like a second skin,” and I agree. They definitely hug your knees, but not so tight that they cut off your circulation.

Take it from someone who never thought she would say she swears by a compression sleeve — if you need a bit of knee support while working out (or just because!), you can’t go wrong with these compression sleeves.

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