Shea Webers Subluxed Kneecap
Shea Webers Subluxed Kneecap made the hockey headlines last week and will be out at least 4-6 weeks. He is going to go under the knife to repair the knee, and although the type of surgery was not disclosed, his ACL was intact.
Kneecap dislocations and subluxations are common in high impact and high contact sports like hockey. Shea Webers Subluxed Kneecap occurred when the kneecap becomes partially dislocated and then goes back into the femoral groove. When the knee is fully extended, the kneecap or patella is forced outwards or lateral.
Many athletes with large quadriceps can dislocate their patella because their outer thigh is overdeveloped and inner thigh in underdeveloped.
Initial treatment for this condition is ice, rest, elevation and compression to the knee. Anti-inflammatory medication is used to reduce the pain and swelling. A knee brace is often used to stabilize the knee and control the patella tracking movement.
In cases where the condition is chronic or if the athlete is more susceptible to subluxation, surgery is necessary. In Shea Webers Subluxed Kneecap, a lateral release may have been performed, which loosens the tissue on the outside of the knee and kneecap. This creates a better balance of the quadriceps and quadriceps tendon. Creating a larger groove in the femoral condyle can be done to allow the patella to track better.
Whatever the treatment, a patella knee brace is very beneficial to prevent the condition from occurring or reoccuring. These types of braces are called “Lateral Stabilizer Knee Braces”. A good example of a popular patella knee brace is Medi USA PT Control Patella Knee Brace. This brace has a unique buttress and thermoplastic plate that work when the knee is extended to control patella subluxation.
When deciding which brace is best for your condition, please consult your healthcare professional. Choose The Brace Shop for all your knee brace needs. Go to Knee Braces. They offer a great selection, price and customer service.
Ankle Brace for Running
Do you need an Ankle Brace for Running? It has been a tough winter for most of the country. Now that the weather has changed and the sun is shining, many people are trying to get back into running to get back into shape and get rid of the winter weight that has accumulated.
Running has been a popular activity in the spring, but injuries have also increased, primarily ankle injuries. Ankle sprains, metatarsal stress fractures heel spurs and plantar fasciitis has been seen this spring as weekend warriors try to get into shape.
How can you reduce or prevent such injuries that are very common with running? One of the biggest reasons is conditioning. Overuse and stress on the feet and ankles cause many of the ills mentioned in this article, but a good ankle brace can help reduce these stresses. There are many ankle braces on the market to choose from, so how do you decide which is best for your running skills?
The first thing is to check your shoe gear. There is nothing more important than spending money on a good pair of running shoes. Do not run with walking shoes or combination shoes. Check with your athletic shoe store to match your foot type with the best running shoe. Second is to choose the correct ankle brace. Simple ankle braces like ankle sleeves or compression supports help reduce swelling, but do little to provide support. Lace-up braces provide additional support with some offering figure 8 strapping which mimics taping that your coach or trainer would do. More aggressive ankle braces are called stirrup ankle braces and strirrup hinged ankle braces. These types of braces provide rigidity on either side of the ankle, with the hinged ankle braces offering range of motion at the hinges on the sides of the brace.
No matter what ankle brace you have chosen, it is important to check with your doctor, chiropractor, podiatrist or coach/trainer to determine which brace is best for your orthopedic condition.
Go to The Brace Shop’s The Brace shopfor a wide selection of ankle braces suitable for running.