Due to some chronic knee pain and moderate elbow pain, I purchased some decent (not the best) knee and elbow sleeves, but I’m not sure the elbow sleeves fit properly. Per my elbow measurements, I should be wearing a large, but they almost feel like they are cutting off circulation, which I thought might not be a good thing since blood flow is important for strength and hypertrophy.
The XL’s are slightly looser, but just as warm. My partner says that they should be as absolutely tight as possible. That’s fine with me, but I was wondering how others size their sleeves. Should they be just for warmth, in which case snug is fine, or should they be as tight as possible?
Also, does glucosamine/chondroitin really help knee problems? I’ve read mixed results about it’s effectiveness on here, so I thought I’d ask again?
I’d appreciate any advice.