Youth Sports: Busting Common Myths About Knee Braces

According to Statistic Brain*,  about 35 million children between the ages of 5 and 18 play sports every year. That makes youth sports one of the most common activities that kids participate in, both inside and outside of school.

With the school year underway, as well as youth sports activities, we wanted to bust some common myths about knee braces.

Knee braces are uncomfortable – While knee braces may take some getting used to, they are rarely uncomfortable. When there are complaints about knee braces being uncomfortable, it’s usually for one of two reasons. 1) The wearer is using the wrong size knee brace or 2) The wearer is using the knee brace incorrectly. Our brace coaches can help ensure that you avoid both of these issues. Our knee braces are designed for comfort – with high-quality padding and breathable material, you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing a knee brace.

Knee braces restrict movement – Nearly every knee brace is designed to conform to your body as much as possible in order to allow full movement. If anything, knee braces allow for athletes to play at their full level. Even professional athletes use braces and supports while playing sports. Speak with a brace coach as well as your doctor to find the best knee brace for your situation.

Knee braces are uncool – What’s even less cool is being sidelined for the entire season. Injuries such as torn ligaments and tendonitis have kept even the toughest athletes on the bench. Knee braces may lower your chances of injury, especially injuries from running or sudden changes in movement. If that’s the case, nothing is better than wearing protective gear while playing sports to lower your risk of injury as much as possible.

Stay safe this season: If you participate in youth sports, check out our knee braces which come in a wide array of sizes!



Youth Sports Injuries

Did you know that more than 775,000 U.S. children ages 14 and under are taken to the emergency room each year due to sports related injuries? What’s shocking is that more than half of all sports injuries in children are actually preventable!

Prevention starts with pre-season physical examinations. Things like proper hydration and coaching can also contribute to healthier sports activities. Proper equipment such as knee braces and ankle braces can also help prevent injury.

Check out this infographic below for more interesting facts about youth sports injuries and shop our sports braces today!

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