Knee Brace For Tall Rider Help

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11/17/2018 11:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2018 12:15 PM

I tore my ACL 4 months ago and elected to go the no surgery route. I ordered PODs and used them for the first time today. I have no knee pain when riding, but the front of the brace digs into the front of my shin when sitting and entering a turn (leg bent toward my butt)

I ordered the MD/LG as advertised for my measurements. But I am 6' 3" and wondering if MD/LG is too short, or they all the same length?

Any suggestions? The brace works perfect for stability and gripping but the pressure on the front of my shin when leg bent toward my butt (picture squatting) is painful and annoying when trying to focus on track.

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11/17/2018 12:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2018 12:14 PM

stupid question but is the brace positioned correctly on your knee? If mine aren't set perfect the fit is awful. Try sliding it up or down a little. Also is there an order to tightening the straps? Otherwise it could just be the braces. I'm 6'2" and have not had that problem with my CTI's or the Donjoys I use to have.

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11/17/2018 12:17 PM

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The red marks are where the brace feels like it's cutting in.
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11/17/2018 12:26 PM

A friend of mine is 6'3 and about 170ish lbs and has to use the xl. You may need bigger braces. I'm 5'11 200lbs and also use the xl. No discomfort while wearing them, but they do put indents on my shins that last an hour or so after taking them off

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11/17/2018 4:45 PM

I am 6'4 200lbs with long legs and use the medium (based on their sizing chart) Mobius braces with no problems at all. That does not help with the Pods, but they may be the wrong braces for your legs.

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11/17/2018 5:02 PM

I always wear the long AStars thin sock that comes up over the knee. Might be all you need.

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11/17/2018 5:03 PM

seth419 wrote:

I am 6'4 200lbs with long legs and use the medium (based on their sizing chart) Mobius braces with no problems at all. That does not help with the Pods, but they may be the wrong braces for your legs.

I'm an xl in pod and medium in möbius

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