Would anyone care to explain the function and dynamics of knee sleeves / wraps? Is the purpose to increase joint temperature? to provide support to tendons? encourage proper joint alignment? Are these aides meant to be a therapeutic option or a performance enhancer? What is the current consensus on their use within the medical / sports science / weight training realm?
As I have aged I have experienced more and more problems with my knees when I squat (specifically, pain and pressure). I've been lifting long enough to feel like I can confidently say that my stance, form, and knee alignment are all within accepted norms. I know that I am not over training and I have varied my stance and form enough over the years to realize that it is probably something that I am going to have to live with. Based on this brief description, do you think sleeves or wraps would be beneficial?