|Are they really helpful for twisting injuries? Just wondering. I forgot one, had one off and one on. For twisting of the knee, doesnt seem like a hard slam would be any different. I am pretty positive I was wearing gaskets when I tore my meniscus. Just wondering what others think because its getting hot here and it really does make it harder to be loose in the knees when I skate. I shortened my straps on the knee pads so dont really need them.