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Home » Baseball Injuries & How To Treat Them » Knee Braces For Baseball Injuries

Using Knee Braces For Baseball Injuries

Baseball batter rounding the bases. Rounding the bases can place stress on the knees and result in a need to wear knee braces for baseball games or practice.Knee injuries for baseball players tend to result primarily from the extensive running involved in the sport. For example, players can experience impacts against the joint or twists that occur while rounding the bases at high speed. These can tear the meniscus in the knee and be quite painful. Knee braces for baseball injuries such as a torn meniscus can provide support to your knee and promote recovery.

Other types of knee injuries can be the result of sudden changes of speed and/or direction while running. A batter stopping abruptly upon arriving at a base or an outfielder taking off  after the ball from a stationary position are both examples of situations that can give rise to these injuries. The injuries would include strains or tears in the ligaments that hold the upper part of the leg to the lower leg. Recovery from these types of injuries requires resting  the damaged ligaments.  Wearing knee braces for baseball knee injuries will help the healing process move along more quickly.

Low profile knee braces for baseball players offer the advantage of being wearable under regular or baseball clothing. They will also pose less interference to the player’s movements and performance. Light braces like the Bio Skin Hinged Knee Skin – Front Closure  are also preferable for similar reasons. Players can more easily use them during games or training sessions. For answers to other questions that you may have as you start wearing your knee brace, please read this post.

Rehabilitative Program For Injured Knees

In addition to using knee braces for baseball injuries, players will benefit from following a rehabilitation program for the knee. It will gradually strengthen the knee and prepare it for a return to regular use. Players should follow this program under the close supervision of a physiotherapist or sports medicine specialist. These exercises may include straight leg raises, toe raises, short arc knee extensions, resistive knee extensions, hamstring strengthening exercises and hip flexion exercises. Used in conjunction with knee braces for baseball activity, these exercises will help baseball players return to full health as quickly as possible.

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