We recently came across an article which revealed that injuries among Major League Baseball players are increasing, even though advances are being made in sports medicine. In fact, players are sustaining more injuries today than they ever have in the past.
Articles like these help make us aware of the importance of safety when playing sports such as baseball and softball. Some of the ways baseball players can sustain injury are:
- sliding in to base (or having another player slide in to you)
- running after a ground ball
- running to catch a ball
- squatting for long periods of time as a catcher
Baseball braces and supports are an essential part of baseball safety. They help provide compression and stability to reduce your chances of injury. No matter which activities you participate in, make sure to wear the right gear and stay safe!