Calf, Thigh & Shin Injuries In Basketball
With the sharp sprinting, stopping and jumping that is such an integral part of basketball, players sometimes experiences injuries to their upper and lower legs. Shin injuries in particular can arise. Players who have experienced thigh or calf strains or other leg injuries need to rest the injured structures until recovery is complete. To assure a fast recovery, players can provide stabilization and support by using calf, thigh or shin supports for basketball activity.
Shin splints are probably the most prevalent type of leg injury in basketball. This overuse injury usually occurs after excessive training or after an increase in training intensity. However, it can also be the result of activity involving frequent stops and starts, such as basketball. Wearing shin supports for basketball games or practice can help to ease the pain and promote recovery. They will provide therapeutic compression to your injured shins and help to increase blood and oxygen flow through the area.
Players with injuries to the calves or thighs can wear compression sleeves over the injured area to receive a similar benefit. These supports will also prevent excessive vibration of thigh or calf muscles and ligaments.This will help to reduce the risk of recurrent damage to these tissues.
The better calf, thigh & shin supports for basketball players will:
- offer a technology that allows them to adhere more closely to the injured area during intense activity. BioSkin Shin Splints, for example, offer a SkinLok™ feature that causes the brace to increase friction against the skin as a reaction to perspiration or other moisture;
- provide therapeutic compression that promotes improved blood and oxygen flow to the injured area;
- avoid the use of potentially allergic materials such as neoprene. Players who can wear the supports for longer periods without concerns about skin reactions will experience better outcomes.
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