How to Measure for Knee Sleeves


How to Measure for Knee Sleeves from

We have a lot of experience personally sizing knee sleeves for folks at events so we wanted to share what we have learned with you so you can get the right size and won't have to worry about making an exchange.  

Today we are going to take a look at how we measure for a knee sleeve, this method can be used for any knee sleeve that requires you to measure 15 cm down from the middle of your knee or 5 7/8 inches.  The only thing you will need is a flexible tape measure that has inches or cm.

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To start, measure 5 and 7/8 inches or 15 cm down from the middle of the knee cap.  It’s recommend that you keep about 30 degrees of flexion in the knee.  Once you determine where that is simply measure the circumference of your leg.

I measure at 14 and one half inches which puts me at the top of the medium size chart.  In our experience, most folks like to size down and I actually wear a small.  This is especially true when wearing the knee sleeves for a more aggressive movement than just an Olympic lift. The small is snug and there is no discomfort from being too tight.

We have also translated the standard Rehband Knee Sleeve Sizing Chart (7751) into inches so you can see it both ways.

Sizing Chart - Rehband 7751

Size    XS S M
Measurement (In) 12 3/16 - 13 in. 13 - 13 12/16 in. 12 12/16 - 14 9/16 in. 14 9/16 - 15 12/16 in. 15 9/16 - 16 15/16 in. 16 15/16 - 18 2/16 in.
Measurement (CM)
31 - 33 cm 33 - 35 cm 35 - 37 cm 37 - 40 cm 40 - 43 cm 43 - 46 cm

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  • Billy Doherty
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  • Tory

    I measure at 40.5 cm. It’s at the bottom of a XL. Should I down size to a L or M? Thanks.

  • PEggy

    I have primary lymphadema in both legs. My left knee is very sore and X-ray shows bone on bone. My trainer measured my knee at 22 inches.
    Can you help me?

  • Kim

    My legs are not long. (I am about 5’1 and a half. I am not sure if I go with the 7751 or 7751 W. Personally I like the reg colors. (Green) … Are the men’s ones longer (length) than the Womens? Or same? I would prob order small in women’s. Would that be the same for the regular ones? So, for petite people. Better to go with the Womens or doesn’t make a difference. Sorry, long winded….

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