Skiing with a knee injury can be dangerous. You already know this. Sure, you could probably get on the slopes with a broken finger, but just think about the chances you are taking if your knee is not supported. This is an entirely different scenario; isn't it?
The picture may have already popped into your mind, when people are rescued on the side of the mountain, with groups of people looking on. Who wants to be in this position? Nobody. - Many of these types of incidents involve a serious knee injury, so let's continue on with some information that will help make sure that you are never in this scenario.
Question: What kind of skier are you? - Does your style of skiing resemble that of people who may find themselves sustaining serious injuries? Given the fact that you can do some serious bending, twisting and turning, at high speeds you may be very susceptible to an injury. Maybe you can already relate...
Advertising a specific kind of knee brace is not the purpose of this piece. We would want to see you decide for yourself which knee support you need. Consider the information below seriously, when you are searching for that important skiing knee support:
1.) The first thing we would like to stress is that there is not "the" skiing knee brace. Not all skiers are the same, so not all knee braces will be equal either. It all depends on your knees needs. It is wise to focus first on the knee injury that you have, and then consider the sport of skiing. For each injury level: mild, moderate, or severe there are different kinds of knee braces.
2.) Have you already sustained a knee injury? Perhaps an ACL or MCL tear? Maybe a meniscus injury? It is important to evaluate the injury level (mild, moderate, or severe).
Typically, the larger the knee injury you have, the more involved the knee brace. - Also, and this is a point that can help your wallet out big time... usually custom knee braces are not better than off the shelf knee braces. The word custom invokes a sense of superiority, but unless your lower extremity is abnormally shaped, a "non-custom"
We like to make our point about "non-custom"
3.) Maybe it is true that you do not have a knee injury now, but you know which one you want to avoid. -There are certain knee braces out there that will help you avoid future knee injuries. Due to the physical landscape you will encounter, the speed, and physical nature of skiing; this is something that you should be considering.
If you have irritating pain or instability in your knee, and want to do something about it, you should check us out online. A low profile knee brace can help eliminate excessive movements that will cause pain, and can help you feel more stable. Is your knee waiting for you to do something? If you would like to learn more or if already know that you would like to reduce your pain and improve stability visit us online at http://www.drbraceco.com.
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Dr. Brace Company educates people about various injuries, and helps them to make a decision on what kind of brace to get to help provide them with the support they need.