A. The Medical knee pads you write about are made from foam. Unfortunately, foam flattens when weight is applied resulting in ‘point pressure’ to the knee – in other words all your weight is concentrated on one point of your knee. This results in tremendous knee pain, which can transfer into the back, neck and legs.
Redbacks® are made from a rubbersised thermoplastic elastomer not foam. The combination of the leaf-spring and matrix structure suspends the knee and evenly distributes weight resulting in greater comfort and much longer wear for the user. Laboratory testing has shown that unlike foam Redbacks® return to their original shape 100% of the time.