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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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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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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Knee pain is a very common ailment affecting a wide range of people. A variety of knee braces from many well-known manufacturers such as DonJoy, Breg, Ossur, McDavid, and Cho-Pat are available to help alleviate the pain associated with different knee injuries. With the help of a medical professional, finding the right brace for a specific injury can be easy.
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One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.
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