You could probably lose the function of your little finger and play football pretty well, but if you lost the function of one of your knees, you are not gonna be playing much football. – And that’s a fact!
Let’s face it, whether you are playing contact football, or just playing two hand tag football with your buddies on the weekend, one thing always remains the same…. You want to beat your opponent!
Sure, everyone wants to win, you know that, you were not born yesterday, but what does all this mean for your body?
It means you are going to push yourself, and whether you just put the ball carrier face down in a puddle of mud, or you made a quick movement to juke your defender, your body can pay the price. Let’s hope your body doesn’t have to “pay the price”, but if it has, or if you worry it will, then you better read on…. We suggest that you protect one of your most valuable assets,… your knees! This way you can continue participating in this sport for a long time.
If the health of your knees is a concern of your yours then we seriously suggest that you consider using a football knee support.
People can find a lot of different knee supports that lend themselves well to football. Knee braces are designed to help protect your knees and to help keep any knee injury you do have from getting worse. God forbid you sustain an ACL tear, an MCL tear, or a meniscus tear. This can set you back, but if you want to protect the structure of your knee then a football knee support can help.
Money saving time : You may have heard that the only kind of knee brace that can help you is a custom knee brace. Typically, the answer to this question is “false”! The only time you will really need to consider paying more for a custom knee support is your knee anatomy is not exactly normal. Meaning, the girth of your knee is outside of the normal size range, or you have an anatomical defect that makes your knee different. Despite these two scenarios, knee brace manufactures have more than likely accounted for your size and shape, or they would have been out of business a long, long time ago. Just remember, custom knee supports are usually more expensive and do not necessarily offer you any more protection from knee injury than that a non custom knee support. What you need to focus on is the level of support that each knee brace can provide to you, because they are all different.
If you have had a knee injury or knee surgery, it is very important that you wear a knee support that is going to help stabilize and protect the knee. If you continue to play a sport such as football without having the proper protection for your knee, your injury could get much worse and the chances of you being able to continue to play football or other sports can be in harms way.