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DICK'S Sporting Goods offers a wide selection of sports medicine products. The selection includes high-quality athletic braces from many popular brands like Shock Doctor, Cramer, Mueller, Power Balance and Phiten USA. Athletic braces are used to either heal an existing sports injury or prevent a future one from occurring
DICK'S Sporting Goods has braces available in sizes suitable for both children and adults. Athletic braces are designed to fit specific parts of the body. These braces provide varying levels of support, according to your preferences. In addition to braces, DICK'S Sporting Goods also offers other sports medicine essentials, including athletic tape, hot and cold therapy, first aid, insoles and power balance bands.
There are many different options available when choosing athletic braces. Knee braces are one of the most popular athletic braces across all sports. They are available in a wide range of support options, from optimal thigh-to-groin sleeves to lightweight bands that only cover the kneecap.
Elbow and wrist braces are also available with varying degrees of support. Depending on your sports medicine needs, your brace could envelop you from shoulder to wrist, or it could be a bracelet-like device.
Back and shoulder braces are available at DICK'S with an emphasis on ice/heat functions. Temperature therapy promotes healing and keeps your shoulder warm when inactive. Ankle and shin compression sleeves and shin supporters are available for athletes who suffer from shin splints. These sleeves aim to prevent pain while participating and encourage recovery.
Tips & Expert Advice
A good first aid kit is an essential part of every athlete's training kit. Choose a portable first aid kit that fits comfortably in your bag and includes a re-usable hot/cold gel compress, some bandages, sticking plasters, antiseptic wipes and a compression bandage.
Also, invest in knee, ankle and elbow braces to help prevent and treat injury from physical activity. If you have an existing injury or muscle weakness, consult a doctor who specializes in sports medicine to ensure that you purchase the right kind of brace for your needs.
For general support during day to day training, choose a compression wrap. Measure the circumference of your ankle or leg before ordering. Do not try to guess your size, because a support that does not fit properly greatly reduces the impact of the support. If you are a runner, use insoles to reduce the stress on your joints while training. Choose insoles that support your foot and correct your gait if you have a natural tendency to pronate or supinate.