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What are the Key Differences Between Sleeve and Wraparound Knee Braces?

McDavid 429 Hinged Knee Brace

Two different knee brace options are sleeve and wraparound application styles. They are not created equal, and serve different roles, depending on the injury, patient age, activity level or sport, and condition of the knee joint. Find out what the key differences are between these two styles, and you’ll be better equipped to reach for the right brace for yourself.

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ACL Injury Prevention Programs

BOSU Ball used to train balance and help reduce ACL tears

Athletes should incorporate ACL prevention programs into their daily workout routines to help reduce the chances of suffering a possible season ending ACL tear. Programs can be incorporated into a warm up, strength training, or as a standalone program in only about 15 minutes per day. Programs that focus on plyometrics, balance, stretching, and strengthening exercises seem to work best.

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Should I use Static or Dynamic Stretching in my Workouts?

Static Stretching

Static and dynamic stretching are both effective methods to increase joint motion and flexibility. Choosing which type of stretch to use in your exercise routine, how to safely perform it and when to do it is more complex.

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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tennis Elbow can be a Painful condition

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a painful overuse condition that affects the tendons on the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is a common injury for anyone that performs repetitive motions such as tennis players who often perform an excessive amount of wrist extension with backhand swings. Although this condition is most commonly referred to as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis has many different causes and may occur in any sport or activity that involves repetitively gripping an object.

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5 Best Ankle Braces for Basketball Players

Basketball Player Wearing an Ankle Brace

What type of ankle brace is “the best” for basketball players? With the countless options available, it can be a very daunting task picking the one that is right for you. This article will examine 5 of the best ankle braces readily available to consumers, and discuss the differences in support and comfort of each.

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