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Offline popeye

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Brace for martial arts/wrestling?
« on: December 20, 2003, 09:40:29 AM »
Could anyone recommend a brace suitable for contact sports-I do jiu jitsu which is like judo and wrestling--just recovering from a torn meniscus...

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Re: Brace for martial arts/wrestling?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2004, 03:30:21 PM »
 I dont realy kmow which one is good for thouse thing but I play  start plaing soccer in mine... I think its like  custom made for my leg u shoud check the web or ask ur doctor for avice on it.... hope u feel beter :>

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Re: Brace for martial arts/wrestling?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2004, 05:29:34 AM »
you might want to dig through this other board, I saw some references that might be helpful. You'll have to do some digging, but I believe they've mentioned the subject of bracing and marital arts.
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Re: Brace for martial arts/wrestling?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2004, 04:09:11 AM »
you really shouldn't need anything more than a knee sleeve.  Braces are not normally perscribed at a mensicus surgery because they just don't have any effect.  
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Re: Brace for martial arts/wrestling?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2004, 04:23:27 AM »
I did Tae Kwon Do and Judo for a long time.  What my doc told me when I asked him the same question is that for the types of movement (twisting, etc.) involved in martial arts a brace doesn't really help much.  A neoprene sleeve may help swelling and proprioception (reminds your brain where your knee is in space).

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