Sports Medicine & Metabolic Health, Treatments Services
Bracing for sports injuries serves as an external support system that can help manage and prevent injuries. These devices, which are typically easily accessible in local stores, offer much-needed stability, limit movement of the injured area, and help in pain relief. They are particularly useful for joint injuries, providing enhanced stability and shock absorption, thereby reducing the risk of further injury. However, it’s essential to note that braces should not replace a comprehensive rehabilitation program, as they cannot substitute muscle strength and may lead to an over-reliance on external support. For knee and ankle injuries, braces can help prevent injury recurrence and alleviate pain, although their effectiveness as a primary prevention strategy remains inconclusive.