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Motor sports are extremely popular all over the world, and thousands of people take part in motocross events. This off-road motorcycle racing is all-terrain. Motocross is a sport that is enjoyed everywhere, and there is even a worldwide governing organization for the sport, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Motocross is enjoyed by people of all ages, and it is almost as much fun for spectators as it is for the riders themselves.
It is not uncommon for those who participate in motocross to encounter a number of different injuries over the years, including broken wrists and ankles, broken collar bones, sprains and knee injuries. One of the most common knee injuries that motocross riders have is an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) rupture. The ACL connects the thigh bone to the shin, and injuries to the ACL most often occur when a person lands from a jump with the knees bent or hyper-extended.
Often riders are advised to wear a specialized knee brace, even if they do not have any injury. This can help to decrease the chances of ACL rupture occurring because it helps to prevent hyper-extension and over-bending. It is usually necessary for riders to wear knee braces if they have suffered any type of knee injury while enjoying their sport, including ACL rupture, which also requires the PRICE treatment method (protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation). There are all kinds of knee braces available on the market, but not all braces are meant for all types of uses and injuries. One of the more popular knee braces for motocross riders is the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge.
The DonJoy Armor Knee Brace can be used to treat a number of knee injuries, including ACL and PCL instabilities, hyperextension, recovery from reconstructive surgery and more. Some of the great features this knee brace has to offer include:
The DonJoy Armor Knee Brace is available in seven sizes, from extra small to three X large, and for short and standard length calves. It is made in different versions for different types of knee injuries, so you can be sure that when you use the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace, you will be getting the proper support for the injured area of the knee. This is the ideal brace for motocross racers, both for helping in the healing of knee injuries and to prevent them from happening in the first place.