When to Use a Neck Brace

Neck braces, also known as cervical collars, are used to immobilize the head and neck. Typically they are used in three situations:

  • To Relieve Pain – The neck brace helps support the weight of the head while the tissues in the neck have a chance to recover.
  • After Neck Surgery – A cervical collar keeps the spinal bones aligned correctly while the neck heals.
  • After an Accident – If a patient injures his or her neck, a medical professional may use a neck collar to prevent any further injury.

Cervical neck collars are commonly used for neck injuries, such as whiplash. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, and is also known as a neck sprain. It’s often a result of car accidents where the head is thrown forward suddenly, straining the muscles in the neck. After serious car accidents, victims are often placed in a neck collar for precautionary measures. If you experience head or neck pain, check with your doctor to determine the source of your symptoms before using a neck brace.

Get Superior Sports Protection from the DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace

Do you play sports and suffer from ankle instability? The DonJoy Velocity is the best ankle brace for sports. You can customize this ankle brace to your foot, without the high cost of a custom ankle brace. It’s great for both contact and non-contact sports, and provides maximum ankle protection without getting in your way. Check out this video to learn more about the DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace:

Playing sports can be very hard on the ankles. Your ankles support the weight of your entire body as you run, dive, change directions, and pick up speed. Be sure to protect your ankles with a top-of-the-line ankle brace so you can stay in the game all season!

Wrist Protection for Snowboarding

A few weeks ago we shared about knee injuries while skiing. While snowboarding knee injuries do occur, they are not nearly as common as snowboarding wrist injuries.

As snowboarding gains popularity, so do the injuries that come from this fun winter sport. It is very normal for snowboarders to fall, but oftentimes they will put out their hand to brace the impact with the snow. This can lead to wrist fractures, wrist sprains, and other wrist injuries.

Wearing wrist braces on each of your hands may help protect you from getting hurt this winter season. A wrist brace with a rigid outer shell will help guard your wrists during impact. They also provide compression so that your ligaments stay aligned as you fall. According to an article found in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, wrist guards significantly lower your odds of getting hurt while snowboarding.

There’s nothing as bad for an athlete as being out for a season due to injury. Check out our snowboarding wrist braces today!

Quick Tips to Prevent Injuries in Runners

Running is a popular way for people to stay in shape. It’s easy to do, and you don’t even need a gym membership. Unfortunately, people don’t realize that running can be tough on your body. It’s not as low-impact as you may think. Here are some ways to avoid joint pain and injuries from running:

  • Warm up with a brisk walk for about a quarter mile to half mile before you start your run.
  • Stretch before and after running.
  • Run on soft surfaces. If there is a track nearby, it’s much better for your knees than running on concrete surfaces. (Note: If running on a track, make sure to change directions often since you’re running in a circle.)
  • Wear knee braces for running to help give extra support to your knees. If you have had ankle sprains or injuries in the past, you may want to use ankle braces as well.
  • Wear proper shoes. Replace them when the inside or outside of the sole wears down.

These simple tips can help protect your joints from pain when running. If you do experience leg or back pain after running, reduce the amount of running or take a few days off. If pain persists, check with your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms.


Featured Product: DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support

DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support

The shoulder has the widest range of motion of all the joints in the body. As such, it’s also one of the joints that is most susceptible to injury. The next time you watch a football game, pay attention to the amount of strain the players puts on their shoulder. It’s amazing more athletes don’t get hurt!

Wearing a shoulder brace can help keep your shoulder safe when playing sports. They help support the shoulder and provide stabilization during impact. That’s why we recommend the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support.

The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support is built especially for athletes. It provides compression on your shoulder to help prevent injury and offers support if you’re recovering from an injury. Unlike many other sports shoulder braces, there are no restrictive or uncomfortable straps and it can be worn easily under your uniform.

If you’re looking for a great sports shoulder brace, check out the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support today!