Badminton Athletic Braces
Li-Ning Athletic Braces Help Prevent Common Badminton Injuries
It’s no surprise that the knees and ankles are the top two most injured joints for badminton players of all ages and abilities. Badminton is a high-impact sport that requires a large range of motion, laterally, forward and backward – so you need to protect your knees and ankles with supportive athletic braces that work toward preventing injury as much as they do to alleviate existing pain.
Just think about how many times you lunge each game, let alone an entire match. Lunging is a critical movement in badminton. You lunge for a shot, lunge into position for your next shot and lunge into various directions – all very quickly and all with stress on your knees and ankles. Now think about all those movements you make just during training sessions and the idea of wearing athletic braces becomes more important. Many injuries come during intense training sessions after repeatedly placing all your weight and power on your joints.
With such an increased knee ligament injury risk, players should work to strengthen the muscles around their ligaments and learn how to improve joint coordination. Wearing athletic braces helps provide an extra layer of comfort and confidence as you learn how far you can push your knees and ankles. The Li-Ning Badminton Superstore focuses on braces for your knees and ankles. They can be worn on either the left or right sides and there’s two types for the knees – a smaller/flexible option and a larger more supportive athletic brace. Our braces provide cushion, comfort and support. They are manufactured with adjustable straps and breathable materials for optimum moisture wicking.
When to Consider Wearing an Athletic Brace
Since you love badminton as much as we do, we understand that you want to improve performance while concurrently minimizing your risk of injury. That’s where athletic braces come in the picture – they can help you lengthen your playing career whether it be at the ultra-competitive level or on the amateur courts. The obvious times where you need to wear a brace on your knee or ankle is immediately after you feel pain or if you experience swelling shortly after competing. If it’s hard to move your joint or you find yourself limping, consider one of our athletic braces.
There is also are not so obvious times when athletic braces could benefit your long-term health – during training, before symptoms occur. Consider wearing a knee or ankle brace as a preventative measure. As popularity for the sport of badminton continues to grow, so does participation – therefore the risk of injury increases as well. You may be able to help prevent everything from jumper’s knee to a more serious ACL tear around the four tendons in your knee or avoid a common ankle sprain simply by implementing a brace into your routine trainings.
Don’t rely on the generic braces you find at pharmacies or convenient stores. Those are not badminton-specific braces, they are intended for general pain management. Athletic braces from Li-Ning are specifically designed for badminton players who require high strength ability as they move in all directions as quickly, smoothly and efficiently as possible.