Knees are the most important part of the body. And if you are not convinced with my Idea. Try to count the tasks you performed with your knees today.
Remember in the morning when you get up. When you use the toilet. Then when you work out. Then when you go to the kitchen. Then when you make your breakfast. Every time when you walk you use your knees. So these are such an important aspect to the body that without them you cannot even move.
This is the reason that it is really important for you to protect your knees in order to remain mobile.
And if you are a player then the importance of the knees increases for you. You cannot play without healthy knees. during the game, the chances of getting injured are specifically high if you are playing a game like volleyball.
To protect the knees the volleyball players like other players use knee pads. The problem with the knee pads is that they slip during the movement especially the rapid movement between and during the game.
Once slipped it can create two problems. The first is that if slipped it will badly injure the player and damage his or her most vital organ for motion that is the knee. Secondly, the player will continuously think about the protection of the knees. It will be really irritating to move it back to the proper location. The diversion of the attention occurred and the performance of the player during the game will undoubtedly suffer.
How To Stop knee pads from slipping
In today’s article, we will discuss how to prevent it. So that the player will not only save himself from the injury but can focus on its game without getting worried about injury.
The reasons for the knee pads to slip down
There can be a number of reasons why the knee pad steps down from your knees.
The most common one is that the knee pad is not of the appropriate size. Although you buy the knee pads as appropriate as your size even then this falls down again and again. This usually happens when you have very thin legs or knees. The knee pad couldn’t get enough flash to hold.
Knee pad gets wet
The second reason is that the knee pad gets wet with continuous play and starts to fall down. This can be like a continuous pain to fit back the knee pads again and again during the play. Now you can do two things to handle this issue. Both solutions will be discussed in the coming section.
This reason reminds me of a volleyball player. I met him the other day and he told me that he got injured during the game as his keypad slipped down because of the over sweating. He said to me that if you can please write an article and discuss in the article how to keep volleyball knee pads from sliding down
Ways and means to stop knee pads from falling down
let’s find out some solutions to this problem.
Always use the knee pads of appropriate size. if you think that you take the knee pad of the appropriate size but it does not hold on your legs while playing. Moreover, you have thin legs. Then we advise you to use the knee pad which is a number less than your actual size.
Breathable knee pads
Use the knee pad which is made of breathable cloth and air can pass through it easily. This will prevent sweating. The skin under the knee pad will remain dry. This dryness will help the knee pad to hold or grip the knees properly.
Wash your knee pads
If your knee pads started to cut your knees. Then the chances are high that it started after the wash. This provides an opportunity for those people who have slightly loose knee pads. Due to this, the knee pad slipped. If you have the same problem. Then wash your knee pads. The knee pads will be shrunk This shrunk size will hopefully hold the knee appropriately.
Wear socks under the knee pads
Another way to stop the slipping is to wear socks under your knee pads. This will increase the friction as friction will be increased and the chances of the knee pads to get down or slip will be reduced. This will surely reduce the chances of you to get hurt due to the slipping of knee pads
Use the knee pads with the straps
Try to use the knee pads with straps and clips. Knee pads with multiple strips can hold the knee pad easily. Try to use the knee pads which have strips and clips at the bottom top and in the middle of it. In this way, this will provide a firm grip on the knee pad. The chances of knee pads to get slipped will be significantly reduced.
I have written this article so far when I thought of my old friend. He is a hockey player. Expert advice from him will be a great idea I thought. I called him and he was kind enough to share his experience with me. I really find it beneficial that this will help you guys to remain safe during the play.
That evening I met him at a coffee shop. Below is his opinion. I hope you will find it helpful for you.
A Professional Opinion
I asked him how to keep the knee pads from falling down.
He replied I can’t say anything about you. He took a pause and laughed. I asked why. He took a pause and said Obviously everyone is slightly different from each other and has their own personal preference.
Socks as a Holder
For me I use socks and he continued. Some people use their base layers over their knee pads. I use tight base layers there’s no way that your pads will fall down if you use the layer of appropriate size
Everyone wears different knee pads that are slightly different and there are different methods
you can do the head to kind of hold them up now. He showed me his Bauer vapors and told me these are very nice because they come with a garter belt.
Strips to hold the knee pads
Put the strip in the right socket. Tight it properly. This will hold your knee pad from falling down
In Combination with Socks
I like Bauer that can also hold up socks. I put socks over my knee pad so it can keep the pads tight and in place. This really keeps my worry away.
Using the Socks with the tape
The player socks are not enough to keep the caps in place. It can still slide down. The bottom of the knee pads should really be taped properly.
He took a pause there for the incoming call. And I take a sip of my coffee with the delicious chocolate chip cookie
He finished the phone call and uttered his favorite words. Remember pal there are always different ways to do it. This is just the way I am telling you. You can do it as per your ease. So just do it and it will be alright. He concluded his conversation and left.
Besides this conversation, let me give you an alternative to adopt for avoiding knee pad slip. This alternative is that you may also try knee pants. These pants may also solve the issue of knee pad slips. If you are comfortable with the pants or not this is another issue. So decide as per your convenience. Using pants is a more easy and convenient option.
I think now you have enough information to save your knee pads from the slip. This will give you peace of mind and you can completely concentrate on your game without worrying that your knee pad may slip and you can get injured.
Protection is the most important element for a player. Especially the protection of the organs that helps and supports the movement. The knee is the body organ that falls under the same domain. Knee pads are the protector of the knees. The trick is to place those in the proper position. If not at the proper position these will not be able to protect the knees. This article is written with the intention to support and help the players to keep their knee pad at the appropriate place.
Read it and find a way to help yourself.
if you have any questions feel free to ask we will try our best to resolve the issue in the next article.