Many athletes have previous ligament injuries, not bad enough for surgery, but enough to cause pain and stability concerns. Since ligament tissue does not recover from deformation, any previous sprain can leave an athlete’s ligaments a bit looser than before. In these cases, a simple knee brace might make all the difference.

Knee brace

Knee brace

Watch the NBA or NFL and you will see loads of braces: Some athletes have even had complete tears repaired, and thus a brace can prolong a playing career.

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