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What You Must Know Before Choosing A Knee Brace

Choosing a knee brace that suits your needs isn’t as simple as walking into your nearest second-hand sporting goods store and grabbing the first brace you see on the rack…

There are a few things you absolutely must know before choosing a knee brace that will help rather than harm you.

You see, a knee brace comes in four different types:

  1. Knee sleeves; which are sized and meant to be slipped on over the knee.
  2. Knee supports; which are adjustable and are made to wrap around the knee.
  3. Knee stabilizers; which contain steel springs on either side.
  4. Hinged knee braces; contain hinges.
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Conquer the Slopes with Safety: MCL Prevention for Snowboarders

Snowboarding season is on! The days to hit the slopes are here. While you are out there to conquer the slopes, you may be prone to common winter sports injuries such as medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear and this why you have to know what can do to prevent it.

MCL tear does not only keep you from playing but also affects your day-to-day activities. Symptoms may include bruising, pain, stiffness,instability and difficulty walking. Pain heightens when walking downhill or climbing stairs. You may hear a popping sound and have difficulty bearing weight. Severe cases of MCL tear requires rest and proper rehabilitation.

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Pain no More: Effective Patellar Tendinitis Treatment

The moment you feel that sharp pain below your kneecap, you know something serious is going on. You may have patellar tendinitis. Most commonly known as “jumper’s knee” as it has been prevalence among jumpers, patellar tendonitis also affects 5% of runners.

With the right approach and proper stretches, patellar tendinitis can be treated.

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Rehabilitative Routines You Can Do Now to Relieve IT Band Syndrome

As runners, we know that any kind of sharp pain, whether in the ankles or knees, can halt the training for days. IT band syndrome, specifically, affects almost the entirety of the leg. Worse, it requires you to stop your training for at least fourteen days. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the days are all for bed rest.

Just like any other type of running injury, IT band syndrome (ITBS) recovery needs you to stay mobile and minimally active to accelerate healing. There are some simple rehabilitative routines that you can do for faster ITBS recovery.

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Don’t Get Sidelined: Learn How To Stop Runner’s Knee and Make Sure it Never Happens Again

Athletic taping, specifically KT tape, has become very popular among athletes and can be seen used by many athletes throughout the Olympics. The demand for KT tape among running athletes may be attributed to the rising cases of runner’s knee. By its technical name, runners are prone to this injury but so are people whose activities involve repetitive tasks that stress or stain the knees.

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4 Steps to Choosing the Best Knee Pain Brace for You

That pain in your knee limits your ability to work, walk and even do the things you used to. It could be a scary experience but with good strength training, proper activity modification, effective rehabilitation techniques along with the use of the right knee pain brace, your healing process can be accelerated.

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