When properly fitted and engaged, NuNee has provided significant and immediate relief to many that have been suffering from the chronic symptoms of Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome).
Here are some instructions on how to wear NuNee correctly to ensure you get the best result.
While standing with your knee slightly bent, place the NuNee Patch directly on the middle of your knee cap.
Note: Patches are single use. Once removed they will not adhere to the skin again. Everyday Patches are single use and should be removed and replaced after each training or rehab session. Endurance Patches are larger and therefore provide better adhesion. They should be worn during long training sessions or when conditions are hot or humid. Endurance patches can also be worn for 2-3 days, even when showering or swimming.
Tip: If you have hairy knees, we recommend shaving your knee cap when using the patches. If you don’t, the tape will do it for you 😊. It’s much less painful and the tape will adhere better if you shave the knee cap before your first use. If you have oily skin and are worried about the patches ability to stick to your skin, consider using an alcohol wipe prior to application.
The magnet is a significant feature enhancement that has been added to NuNee v2.0. It allows NuNee to be used with either long pants, tights, or shorts.
Attach the magnet (velcro side) onto the patch (velcro circle) placed on your patella in Step 1.
Secure the magnet by rotating it 1/4 turn, both clockwise and counter clockwise. This will help "lock in" the connection between the patch and the magnet.
The Knee Wrap can be worn with shorts, or, over long pants or tights. Please refer to the note below if wearing long pants or tights.
Place the Knee Wrap around your knee so that your knee cap (and patch) are centered and visible through the opening in the wrap. The Knee Wrap should fit snug but not so tight that it restricts blood flow or movement. A proper fitting knee wrap should be comfortable and allow a full range of motion without rubbing or chafing.
Note: When wearing long pants or tights, the Knee Wrap is worn on the outside, over the pant leg material, with the patch and magnet underneath the pant leg material.
Tip: Limit your first 3-4 sessions with NuNee to 30 minutes. This will help your knee recover, while minimizing any chance of chafing or skin irritation as you get used to wearing the Knee Wrap.
Use of the NuNee Spacer during application will ensure that NuNee has been properly applied, which ensures that NuNee is placing adequate lift and pressure relief on your patella.
Orient the spacer over the magnet on the NuNee Strap (as illustrated).
While holding both the NuNee Strap and the Spacer, align the Spacer over the Magnet on your patella Patch.
Then, attach both ends of the NuNee Strap to the Knee Wrap.
Note: Upon completion of this step the Spacer is now located in between the NuNee Strap and your patella.
Now, remove the spacer from in between the NuNee Strap and your patella.
Note: Occasionally, upon removal of the spacer, the NuNee Strap will automatically "click" into place and connect (magnetically) to the patella patch. If this happens, you can skip STEP 5 and "Enjoy your NuNee!".
The magic is about to happen...
To activate NuNee, gently press down on the middle of the NuNee Strap.
You should here a "click" as the magnet on your patella engages with the magnet on the NuNee Strap.
Once NuNee is activated, you should experience immediate relief from the knee pain you experienced during activities that caused pain i.e. running, jumping, squatting, stairs...
Note: This step is critical to the proper function of NuNee. Upon completion of this step, NuNee will be applying a gentle lift on your patella. This is what makes NuNee highly effective, and unique from any other brace on the market.
Tip: You may be tempted to head out for a long run, ride, etc...as soon as you realize that NuNee has relieved your pain. Resist that temptation and limit your use of NuNee to 30 minutes for the first few days. This will help your knee recover and allow you to get used to wearing NuNee.
Congratulations! You're now ready to enjoy your NuNee!