VoltActive Knee Support

Be empowered and reach your goals with our Knee Support. It promotes stabilisation and provides effective knee support and knee pain relief while preventing re-injury.

For your active recovery

The VoltActive Knee Support is proven to relieve knee pain, reduce irritations and swellings (posttraumatic, postoperative and chronic) and support joint mobility. It protects and stabilises the knee, while compressing it lightly. Muscular stabilisation is activated, and motion control is promoted.

VoltActive Knee Supports are made of a breathable material that is neoprene and latex free while maintaining its functionality and shape. Targeted pain relief is delivered drug free.

Technogel pad

Feel protected every step of the way with the ring-shaped pad made of soft but permanently stable Technogel that

  • encloses the kneecap to guide and stabilise it optimally
  • effectively compresses the painful tissue
  • supports the knee during everyday and moderate sport activities
  • is gentle on skin due to OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certification

Elastic & breathable material

Make your next move without anything holding you back—the highly elastic 3D functional fabric stretches in all directions and adapts to your movements without constricting.

  • Built-in compression zones help reduce swelling, relieve Knee Pain and support active pain recovery without medications
  • Neoprene and latex free makes VoltActive Knee Support breathable and skin-friendly
  • Prevents moisture build-up

 

Supports you where necessary

A quick change of direction in football or long hikes—the highly elastic functional fabric moves with you but supports exactly where needed.

  • Flexible coil springs provide stability, offer an excellent fit, and prevent the Knee Support from slipping when moving
  • The soft elastic material behind the knee is designed for optimum comfort and makes annoying wrinkles or rigid movements a thing of the past

The right fit makes all the difference

41 - 44cm S 31 - 34cm
44 - 47cm M 34 - 37cm
47 - 50cm L 37 - 40cm
50 - 53cm XL 40 - 43cm

Made to Move

Living an active life is more than just movement. It is the joy of getting back in the game.

Experience active recovery with the VoltActive Knee Support and enjoy your favourite activity again, while stabilising and protecting your knee.  Get back to working out at the gym. Curve that ball and kick it, and go for a hike feeling supported and elated. Be connected and feel the freedom movement brings. Because the VoltActive Knee Support does not just relieve pain. It empowers. It sparks joy. It is made to move.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the features of a good knee support?

    The high-quality VoltActive Knee Support provides comfortable stability and support. It offers targeted pain relief in the knee through stabilisation, supports motion control, promotes sensorimotor functions and thereby activates muscular stabilisation. The anatomically ring-shaped Technogel pad guides the kneecap and compresses the tissue. It has a tight fit and doesn't slip or roll, but the stretch material still gives way and easily adapts to your movements. The support is made of breathable material that is latex and neoprene free, and can be machine washed at 30°C. 

  • When to wear a knee bandage?

    The VoltActive Knee Support helps relieve pain, supports your active recovery through stabilisation and can prevent re-injury for the following indications:

    • Irritation in the knee joint (posttraumatic, postoperative and chronic)
    • Swelling in the knee joint (posttraumatic, postoperative and chronic)
    • Mild feeling of instability
    • Mild ligament instability
    • Mild knee pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Insertion tendinitis

    Indications must be determined by the doctor or suitable healthcare professional. 

  • Which size do I need?

    The sizing guide in our video will show you how to measure correctly to find the perfect fit for you. You will need a measuring tape or a piece of string that you can measure against a ruler. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email, if you need help finding the right size.

    You can contact our customer relations team directly on +44 (0) 20 8047 5000 or email them at customer.relations@gsk.com.

  • What if I’m between sizes?

    In case you find yourself in-between sizes and your A and B values don’t match up, we recommend you choose B as the determining value for a fit that offers the ideal support. On average, people find that the smaller size offers a more secure fit. But, if you are sensitive to compression, you will feel more comfortable wearing the larger size. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email, if you need help choosing the right size.

    You can contact our customer relations team directly on +44 (0) 20 8047 5000 or email them at customer.relations@gsk.com.

  • Other bandages don’t fit my body correctly. Will VoltActive?

    Our three-dimensional flat-knitted fabric makes for an elastic material that comfortably adapts to your movements yet provides reliable stability at the same time. Higher elasticity at the edges prevents the support from slipping or cutting off blood flow. Targeted compression zones help reduce swellings. Our latex and neoprene free material is gentle on skin and the breathable functional fibres make the support comfortable to wear throughout the day.

    Please use our sizing guide to identify your size. In some rare cases, the standard braces will not fit, if your A and B are correlating with values further than two sizes apart. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email, if you need help finding the right size.

  • How to wear the VoltActive Knee Support? How tight should it be?

    The support should fit snugly, but not be as tight as to constrict circulation. You should feel comfortable wearing the brace and be able to move freely without the support exerting too much pressure on your skin and muscles.

  • How long and how often to use the support bandage?

    In general, you can wear the VoltActive knee support whenever comfortable for you. Depending on your individual condition and your needs, you can either wear our supports all day long, or only when you need extra stability during more strenuous activities such as sports or heavy lifting. If you are unsure about your needs, we recommend consulting your doctor first. The daily duration of use and period of application are generally determined by the doctor or relevant healthcare professional.

  • What precautions and warnings should be observed when wearing a knee support?

    The following indications require consultation with a physician: skin diseases/injuries, inflammation, prominent scars that are swollen, reddening and hyperthermia of the fitted limb; pronounced varicose veins, especially with return flow impairment, lymphatic flow disorders, including unclear soft tissue swelling distant to the body area to which the support will be applied; sensory and circulatory disorders in the area of the lower leg and the foot, e.g. in case of diabetic neuropathy.

    If your pain persists or if you are unsure of the source of your pain, please consult with an appropriate healthcare provider.

     

    General Safety Instructions

    Caution

    Warning regarding possible risks of accident or injury.

    Notice

    Warning regarding possible technical damage.

     

    Caution

    Reuse on other persons and improper cleaning 

    Skin irritation, formation of eczema or infections due to contamination with germs.

    • The product may be used by one person only.
    • Clean the product regularly.

     

    Caution

    Continuous use of the product 

    Changes in the state of health, worsening of the complaints.

    • Consult a physician promptly if you note any unusual changes on yourself.
    • Do not continue using the product in case of doubt.

     

    Caution

    Contact with heat, embers or fire 

    Risk of injury (such as burns) and risk of product damage.

    • Keep the product away from open flames, embers and other sources of heat.

     

    Notice

    Contact with oils, salves, lotions or other products that contain oils or acids

    Insufficient stabilisation due to loss of material functionality.

    • Do not expose the product to oils, salves, lotions or other products that contain oils or acids.

     

    Notice

    Improper use and changes 

    Change in or loss of functionality as well as damage to the product.

    • Use this product with care and only for its intended purpose.
    • Do not make any improper changes to the product.
  • Can I wear the sport brace overnight?

    Generally, you can wear the VoltActive knee support whenever comfortable for you. Individually, this depends on your medical condition. With certain injuries, immobilisation during the night is desirable, while with other conditions the reduced movement and compression at night are not conducive to recovery. We recommend consulting your doctor about wearing your support at night. The daily duration of use and period of application are generally determined by the physician.

  • Are the VoltActive Supports suitable for allergy sufferers?

    The skin compatibility of the bandages, the so-called biocompatibility, has been independently confirmed (dermatologically tested). This means that all materials (that come into contact with the skin) are dermatologically safe. The bandages are also latex and neoprene free.

    However, if you have any reaction, remove the support and consult your doctor.

    Here is a list of materials that are included in our VoltActive knee Supports: 

     

    Knitting yarn      Polyamid yarn with or without Lycra 

    Terry cloth     Cotton, Polyurethane, Polyester, Polyamid, Spandex 

    Pad     Technogel® from viscoelastic Polyurethan 

    Coil springs     Zinc coated spring steel, Polyethylene 

  • Can I shower with the VoltActive Support?

    While it won't harm the material, it's recommended to remove the VoltActive knee support before showering.

  • How do I wash them properly?

    The VoltActive knee support bandage is made of durable functional fibres that are machine washable while maintaining functionality and shape. 

    How to care for your support:

    Clean the support regularly.

    Recommendation: Use a laundry bag or net.

    You can wash your brace in warm water up to 30°C in the delicate cycle of your washing machine. Use a standard mild detergent without any additives, and don’t use fabric softener. Rinse thoroughly. Allow to air dry. Do not expose to direct heat (e.g. sunshine, stove or radiator). This ensures your support maintain its shape and longevity. 

    Additional details are included in the User Manual: VoltActive Knee Support

  • How long will it last?

    Made of a durable functional fibre, the VoltActive knee support is designed to last for years of use. The brace will maintain its elastic anatomic shape, and regular washing according to our instructions will ensure its original fit. For many of our customers, the support will last about two years. With proper care and use, some people report that the brace will last even longer than that. 

    Before each use, check the product for functional reliability and for possible wear or damage.

    Do not continue using a product that is no longer functional, or that is worn or damaged.

  • Do I need a prescription?

    No. The support bandages can be purchased without any prescription.

  • Where to buy the VoltActive Knee Support?

    The VoltActive Knee Support is available with many online retailers and pharmacies. Click here to see the options.

  • Do I need to see a doctor before I wear a support?

    Not necessarily. The VoltActive knee Support can be purchased without any prescription. We suggest that you seek advice from your doctor to ensure you get the correct brace or bandage for your specific condition as indications must be determined by the physician. Of course, we are always available to assist in selecting the right brace, but our advice does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Contact us via phone or email.

  • Is VoltActive part of Voltarol?

    Yes. VoltActive is brought to you by the makers of Voltarol at GSK. Their expertise in pain management comes to live in our orthopaedic support braces. However, VoltActive is a non-medicated medical device whereas Voltarol is a medicinal product. 

  • What is the expertise of VoltActive?

    Our high-quality support bandages greatly benefit from our manufacturing partner’s extensive know-how of more than 100 years. They have driven forward high-quality innovation since 1919 with an extensive biomechanical, orthopaedic and prosthetic expertise.

    VoltActive is brought to you by the makers of Voltarol. Our VoltActive products continue with their long-standing mission of pain relief, and additionally protect your injured body part during active recovery, but unlike Voltarol which is a medicinal product, VoltaActive is a non-medicated medical device.

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The right fit makes all the difference

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