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Athlete with sore back can experience benefits of back braces

The Benefits of Back Braces For Athletes

Almost every athlete relies on the back muscles, bones and ligaments to compete at the highest level. Soccer players twist their backs in mid-air to head a pass towards the goal, hockey players bear down and battle in the corners while stretching and bracing themselves with their back and basketball players pivot and jerk from …

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Man Wearing A Shoulder Brace

Wearing A Shoulder Brace

In this post, we examine key questions surrounding the use of a shoulder brace to manage the pain of shoulder injuries or other conditions. By the end of this article, you will be able to understand the operation of shoulder orthopedic supports and identify whether your injury might be treatable using such a brace. You …

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Athletes wearing kinesio taping

Kinesio Taping Questions & Answers

Kinesio taping has become increasingly accepted in recent years as a viable alternative for the treatment of many sports, recreational and occupational injuries. Kinesio tape is particularly recommended for the treatment of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome as well as delayed onset muscle soreness affecting athletes after a prolonged session of training …

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Soccer Players Like The Ones Shown Here Are Particularly Well Positioned To Experience The Benefits Of Ankle Braces

The Benefits Of Ankle Braces For Athletes

The ankle is one of the most commonly injured parts of the human body. Ankle injuries can range from mild irritations to severe, debilitating injuries. When functioning properly, the ankles support 1.5 times your weight when you are walking or standing, and eight times your weight when running. They allow the feet to move up …

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Elbow Brace

5 Elbow Brace Questions And Answers

Elbow Injuries can affect athletes in a wide range of sports and often plague those who only engage in recreational physical activity. They can even sometimes be the result of conditions not related to intense physical activity. Elbow injuries can be very difficult to recover from and require lots of rest, attention to physiotherapy and …

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Athlete nursing injured knee

How An ACL Knee Brace Can Aid Recovery

With the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) being one of four major ligaments in the knee, a proper knee support can help in recovery from ACL reconstruction surgery and is a recommended way to provide extra stability to the knee, give it time to heal and prevent further injury. Wearing a knee support after ACL surgery …

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Using A Pad For Heat Therapy

How To Use Heat Therapy And Cold Therapy

When it comes to treating pain or injury, heat and cold are among the most tried and tested methods. While medical technology has made leaps and bounds in recent decades, many treatments for some of the most common injuries include using either heat, cold or a combination of the two. However, many people are tempted …

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Injured Soccer Player

Four Things To Do In The First 24 Hours Of Recovery After Injury

The first 24 hours after a sports injury is the most critical time for an athlete. How you react and treat a sprain, tear, pull or any other muscle or joint damage in the first day can set the tone for the entire period of recovery after injury. It can determine whether you make a …

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Athlete having his foot taped

Four Times To Use Athletic Taping

Athletic taping is the practice of applying tape with compression qualities to certain parts of the body to stabilize the relative positions of bones and soft tissue structures (muscles, ligaments) during athletic activity. Athletic tape, of which there are several different varieties, can serve diverse purposes and can be used by athletes or active individuals …

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Athlete holding injured knee

Choosing A Knee Brace For A Meniscus Tear

Meniscus tears are some of the most commonly experienced knee injuries among athletes, particularly those who play contact sports. However, anyone at any age can experience a torn meniscus. The meniscus functions as a “shock absorber” for your knee, cushioning the joint and keeping it stable. Meniscus tears can happen during sports when a player …

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