It started when I screwed my left knee doing something I can't remember doing. It gets swollen for no reason, sore enough that I can't sleep, fails and is a general pain. Especially annoying trying to stand up on a board when it's playing up. It's why I ride a surfmat a lot because some days I can barely stagger to the waters edge.
I spoke with various Orthopaedic surgeons I work with but everything starts with a scalpel. So I looked at knee braces but they're not designed for surfing.
I formed a small team of surfing people from Biomedical Device designers to anaesthetists to join together to work on this problem and we've formed a startup to design and manufacture a surfing knee brace based on user opinions.
Im doing the initial designing, bringing in my knowledge of surfcraft materials and construction and of course I'll be doing the product testing in the surf.
If anyone's had knee problems, tried knee braces or has an opinion about what would be positive characteristics for a surfing or general knee brace, please drop me a line at [email protected] Thanks everyone.