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Discussion: Knee Braces

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Jan. 26, 2009
Men's 60
113 posts
Knee Braces
I've been putting this off as long as possible, but it finally may be time to use a "Knee Brace" of some sort. I would like to hear from those that have had experience with a "hinged type" that doesn't restrict the circulation. I have tried a neoprene and wasn't real comfortable with it. I've noticed a lot of players using them, but haven't paid much attention to them.
Jan. 26, 2009
Men's 65
570 posts
See me at spring training I have a millon of them will show you which one is the best ones
Jan. 26, 2009
Men's 65
335 posts
The Donjoys and similar ones are the best.
If you have insurance it usually pays for them, not cheap.
I have had two and they were around $1800.
I wouldn't be playing at all without them.
Also the Syn-Visc shots have done wonders for me.
See you in Montgomery.
God Bless,
The Hitman #13 Express
Jan. 26, 2009
Men's 65
48 posts
AlleninGa: you indicate that it may "be time to use a Knee Brace of some sort". So the assumption is that you have possibly been surgery free on your knees, if so that's great. It would be advisable to have a ortho specialist check you out. Us "60" guys have pretty much worn out the legs and some of us have had multiple operations. I had major knee surgery in 64 & 66 and a few arthos since and I have been wearing knee braces for over 40 years and like hitman I wouldn't even play without it. The donjoys, CTI2, and all other braces that require special fitting like that usually require a prescription so the insurance can pay for them. My last brace was $2300 and its four years old and hopefully will be retired this year, not me, just the brace. Good luck in fixing the leg, its hard work!! If you aren't in that bad of condition I'm sure that jah#4 (Don) can help you out, sounds like he has lots of experience in braces. Don5
Jan. 27, 2009
Men's 60
113 posts
Thanks guys, that's exactly the information I was looking for. Don, I'll see you at CST. I will also make an appointment to have my knee checked out. Hitman, I'm looking forward to Montgomery, cold and all. Express is always tough, I enjoy playing you guys. Retiring from softball is NOT an option.
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