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ACL Injury and Rehabilitation

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries to the knee. A quick movement or sharp turn when running or jumping is the usual culprit of an ACL injury.

Those who play basketball, volleyball, tennis, football, soccer, and similar sports are more likely to injure their ACL as a result of their rapid, twisting knee movements. A badly torn ACL has been known to put an early end to a promising career for many athletes.

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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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