As weightlifting’s popularity has grown in the recent years, so has an athlete’s risk of injury while partaking in the sport. Serious weightlifters take the competition very seriously so it makes perfect sense that you’d want to protect your body at the same time. If you’re prone to knee injury or are rehabilitating an existing knee issue, our trained experts recommend the DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace.
Anterior knee pain is at the front of the knee and can become quite the nuisance to weightlifters while practicing and performing. The unique and innovative webbing design absorbs any shock to the knee while lifting to protect from injury. The brace shifts the weight away from the knee to lessen any pain, allowing you to enhance your endurance and lift even heavier, without the risk of injury. The webbing (available in a wide range of different colors) over the knee moves and flexes how you do, adding comfort and stability.
Traditional knee braces can be uncomfortable, but you’ll love the brace’s adjustable, breathable and comfortable open framework. An undersleeve is also included with the brace, adding for even more comfort during use. Even if you’re not treating an existing injury, wearing the DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace is a great idea to prevent any damage to the area.
We recently stumbled upon this question on Yahoo! Answers:
Do they make wrist braces for weight lifting?
I was wondering if anyone knew if they make some kind of wrist brace for weight lifting. I have a bad wrist due to a snowboarding injury a while back, No broken bones just damaged cartilage. Im trying to let it heal so i want to do as much as i can to support it. Thanks
Weightlifting wrist braces, also known as weightlifting wrist wraps, definitely do exist! In fact, we offer a couple of them here on BetterBraces.com. If you’re ever wondering if we have a brace for a certain activity that you do, call one of our brace coaches at 1-800-553-6019. They’ll help you select the right brace for your needs. Not only do our braces help athletes from the usual sports (football, basketball, etc.), but we also have sports for out-of-the-box activities, such as motocross, rodeo, and surfing!
P.S. We also have snowboarding wrist braces, too. We wish the poster of that question had seen this years ago!
South Korean weightlifter Sa Jae-Hyouk experienced a traumatic elbow dislocation injury witnessed by millions of Olympic viewers from around the world. While attempting to lift 357 pounds, he was unable to get out of his squat. Under the tremendous weight, his right elbow bent back the wrong direction. Ouch!
This weightlifting accident goes to show that sports like weightlifting can exert huge amounts of strain on the body. While wearing weightlifting braces may not have prevented Sa Jae-Hyouk’s injury, they definitely help provide support and stabilization for amateur and professional weightlifters during regular weightlifting routines.
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