Knee Braces for Sport and Exercise

By: Live Sports Injury Clinic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sports, Knee Support, Hinged Braces

The reason that an individual may choose to wear a support will vary depending on their circumstances, however the main reasons include:

  • Prevention
    A knee support may be used in an attempt to prevent an injury in particularly demanding sports (such as skiing) or where the knee may be more susceptible, although nothing is guaranteed to prevent an injury!
  • Hinged Braces
    These have a solid metal or plastic hinge on each side of the knee brace. They provide a high level of support to the knee and are ideal for moderate to severe injuries and sports such as . They are not suitable for sports with a contact element, such as or , due to the potential for injury to an opponent.
  • Simple supports
    These have no extra reinforcement and so provide low level support, along with compression and heat retention. They can be worn for any type of sport or exercise.

When choosing a knee support for sport, it is important to consider what type of support is suitable and permitted for your sport, that it provides the level of support you require and most importantly, that it is comfortable to wear!

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