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What should I look for when choosing a joint brace to use while playing sports?
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In brief: Several factors
Something that provides compression and support.

In brief: Several factors
Something that provides compression and support.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Comfort
Selecting a simple sport brace provides added comfort, awareness and reassurance with performance.
Braces that truly stabilize a joint can be restrictive and don't guarantee avoidance of injury. In the absence of an injury or chronic condition, i'd find one that was comfortable and keeps me aware of the joint to help avoid injury and maximize performance.

In brief: Comfort
Selecting a simple sport brace provides added comfort, awareness and reassurance with performance.
Braces that truly stabilize a joint can be restrictive and don't guarantee avoidance of injury. In the absence of an injury or chronic condition, i'd find one that was comfortable and keeps me aware of the joint to help avoid injury and maximize performance.
Dr. Scott Hacker
Dr. Scott Hacker
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