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Some of the most common injuries in baseball are the ones you hear the least about. Everyone has a favorite athlete who’s fallen prey to a debilitating ACL tear, and if you frequent the field, you may have even gotten shin splints once or twice yourself. Still, there are plenty of lesser-known ailments that afflict the sport, and they’re all the more dangerous for the lack of knowledge around them. Just because it doesn’t roll off the tongue, doesn’t mean it’s not a real issue for many players. The rotator cuff tear is the baseball player’s bane, but it can...

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It’s a fact of life that kids love to play hard. But as most any parent knows, that doesn’t always mean they’re playing safe. Without the proper conditioning, precautions and common sense, an exciting softball game can lead to a disappointing week on the couch if your child happens to injure themselves in pursuit of the perfect home run. One of the most common ailments a young softball player can fall prey to is “Little League Elbow,” but that doesn’t mean your child has to suffer through it too. Read our guide to find out what it is, how to...

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No one likes to get hurt in the middle of their weekly pickup soccer game, but it’s an unfortunately common scenario. From sprains to tears to broken bones, anything from bad equipment to poor calisthenics can lead to injuries in a game. We’re going to run down some of the most common soccer injuries and tell you what you can do to avoid them. With a little preparation and the right gear on your side, you can sidestep any peril that might come your way. Sprained Ankles This is by far the most frequently treated injury in soccer. This is...

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Youth sports are a great way to both keep kids in shape and teach them the values of leadership and cooperation. Still, things can quickly go awry if the right safety precautions aren’t followed. The numbers bear this out: according to a study done by Stanford Children’s Health, over 3.5 million children 14 and under end up getting injured playing sports every year, and 750,000 of them end up in the hospital. Youth soccer injuries, as you can imagine, comprise a high percentage of these numbers. The good news is that with some preparation, common sense and foresight, you can...

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One of the most common questions that our SportsBraces customer care team receives is, “Do I need a custom knee brace?” It’s actually a very good question because it is not something that most individuals have to deal with very often. It’s also not a process that most people are familiar with. So, we’ve put together some simple answers to our most commonly asked custom knee brace questions. What Are the Differences Between Custom and Off-the-Shelf Knee Braces? A non-custom brace, or off-the-shelf brace, is most often made from the same materials as its custom brace counterparts. If the custom...

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