I have had off and on knee pain for a few years ever since I prematurely upped the weight trying to hit a squat PR. I can't run for a long time before the knee starts complaining. Knee compressions have helped. When I wear compression supports, I can run for a longer time. Does the advantage of being able to do more by wearing knee compressions in the short term have an adverse effect on the joints in the long run? Are the compressions merely masking immediate pain at the risk of making things worse off in the long run?