Holly B. is an active professional in her late twenties who spends her free time playing recreational flag football and league basketball. She recently tore her ACL and will be sharing her experiences with us as she works towards getting back into sports.
When researching about my knee injury, I learned that skiing is one of the biggest culprits for ACL tears. I guess I had never thought about it before, but it makes sense. You’re headed down the slope at a fairly high speed (even on the bunny trails). If you fall, your foot is caught in the ski, and it can twist your knee farther than its natural range of motion. I can’t even imagine the amount of stress that places on your ACL and other ligaments in your knee.
Luckily, a knee brace may help prevent injury to your knees during skiing, just like with other sports. Certified athletic trainer and product specialist Leana Rice recommends the DonJoy Ski Armor Knee Brace. It’s made with superior ACL protection just like the other DonJoy Armor knee braces. Plus it’s made especially for skiing. It has a shorter overall length so you can still comfortably wear your ski boot. It also has a ski deflector that prevents the brace from catching on your other leg – especially if you’re wearing two knee braces while skiing.
My friend recently invited me on a ski trip in February. I’m working hard on my ACL recovery, and I may decide to go as long as I have the best knee brace for skiing with me!