Great for keeping the knee warm and providing moderate support. Pro-Tec Athletics' Short Sleeve is worn to reduce symptoms of tendinitis, arthritis, chondromalacia, and other knee ailments. Short Sleeve provides compression to the knee region surrounding the patella. The sleeve provides warmth and promotes circulation, enhancing the healing process. In addition, this brace has an infrapatellar buttress which helps support the patella and may improve patellar tracking.