Jul 28, 2014

Knee Braces & Supports

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Knee pain and knee injuries are common complaints from people who engage in sports (either for a living or for leisure) or for those who live a sedentary lifestyle (sitting for long hours actually accelerates the wear and tear of the knee joints) as well as for the elderly. The knee, in particular, is prone to injuries: it is the largest joint in the human body and bears much of the body's weight; it can often be put under a variety of stress; and it is frequently involved in repetitive and high-impact movements especially when we walk, run, jump, twist, or quickly change direction. 

Because the knee plays a vital role in almost all facets of lower-body movement, it is important to protect it from injury or re-injury, to provide proper treatment in case of injury or other medical conditions, and to give quality aftercare after delicate surgery. Quality knee supports and braces can provide all these and more, depending on what you require.

Knee Braces and Supports

There are different types of knee supports available in the market today, depending on the kind of disorder or injury you have. Those who are experiencing mild knee pain, for example, or those who are suffering from knee instability can benefit from using a hinged knee brace that is designed to relieve knee pain and treat instability. Some knee supports and braces are specially suited for sports like basketball, running, skiing, and cycling, while others are specifically designed to help treat knee conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and the like.

The Best Knee Braces for Knee Injuries and Other Disorders

Here at BraceAbility, we offer a range of knee braces that help treat a wide range of knee injuries and conditions, including ACL injury, PCL injury, combined instability (ACL+PCL), general instability, jumper's knee, LCL injury, LM injury, MCL injury, meniscal injury, Osgood-Schlatter disease, osteoarthritis, and various patella conditions such as dislocation, dysfunction, and tendonitis.

Proper treatment of knee conditions and injuries is essential to avoid permanent disability. Learn more about the most common knee injuries and disorders here.

Ideal Knee Supports for Sports of All Kinds

Sporting injuries, especially to the knee, are a fairly common occurrence, which is why wearing knee braces for protection against these injuries is of the essence. The most frequent knee injuries are tears to the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, and meniscus.

An ACL tear frequently happens during high-impact sporting events or when there is a lot of twisting and turning involved, such as in basketball. PCL tears occur when there is direct impact from the outside of the knee joint or during a front-on collision or while falling when the knee is bent, which often occurs during soccer or football.  MCL and LCL tears are often caused by a blow to the outer side of the knee (as seen in contact sports or high-impact sports such as skiing or hockey) that stretches and tears the ligaments on the inner side of the knee. A torn meniscus, on the other hand, occurs when doing movements that forcefully rotate the knee while bearing weight. A partial or complete tear of a meniscus happens when an athlete (especially one who engages in field sports) quickly twists or rotates the upper leg while the foot is firmly planted.

We at BraceAbility provide a variety of knee braces for sports such as basketball, soccer, football, running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and even for water sports such as swimming, wakeboarding, surfing, and waterskiing.   

The Best Knee Brace for Basketball

Basketball is a fast-moving and exciting sport. Unfortunately, it is also a sport that has a high incidence of knee injuries, and for good reason: players run with sudden stops, cut from side to side, jump, and pivot—movements that can commonly hurt the knee and lead to injuries.

We have one of the most ideal knee braces for basketball, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Support,  Bauerfeind's most popular knee brace. The GenuTrain is anatomically knitted for a precise fit and features an incorporated silicone insert. This comfortable, lightweight support relieves knee pain and swelling during sports—specifically, basketball—or everyday activities.

An Excellent  Knee Support for Swimming and Other Water Sports

Knee pain is the second most common type of pain experienced by competitive and casual swimmers alike. Surprising as it may sound, even a low-impact sport such as swimming can lead to knee pain. Knee pain can occur when doing any kind of swimming stroke although the most common stroke associated with this type of pain is the breaststroke. Pain is triggered in the medial side of the knee when swimming strokes are not done in the proper form.

Wearing a hinged knee support like the Ossur OASYS CartiCare Osteoarthritic Knee Brace can help alleviate knee pain caused by swimming. It is perfect for use during low- and medium-contact activities and, because it is made of non-corrosive materials, can be used for all types of water sports.

Ideal Knee Supports and Braces for Other Sports

BraceAbility gives you a wide range of knee braces and supports for all kinds of sports. Find the perfect knee supports for running, knee supports for cycling, knee braces for skiing, and the ideal knee braces for football, golf, motocross, and a lot more.

Choose from our selection of high-quality and competitively priced knee braces and supports depending on your needs. Not sure what knee brace you require? No problem. Our customer service representatives are here to help. To speak with one, please call us at (866) 712.7808. We'll be glad to assist you in any way we can.

 
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