When you sustain a knee injury it can put you out of commission for several weeks, if not months. Swimming is a great way to continue to exercise while not putting pressure on your hurt knee, but you need to make sure you have a brace that is waterproof. Luckily there are several makes and models that will work for all of your water sport needs.
DonJoy Knee Sleeve
The DonJoy Knee Sleeve is the perfect brace if you have sprained or lightly strained your knee. Because the injury is not as severe as a tear or break, the brace can be less obtrusive. There is no metal involved with the brace and you can slip it on over you knee by placing your foot through the circular opening and sliding it up to your knee. Tighten it down with the straps above and below the knee strap and you'll be ready for another set of swimming laps. The price is only about $40.
DonJoy Armor Knee Brace
If you have suffered an ACL injury, this is the brace for you and your active lifestyle. The brace is made out of titanium alloy and is incredibly strong, so you will not need to worry about damaging the brace while swimming. However, it may be a good idea to purchase a brace cover for this so none of the straps will catch on lane lines. This is an expensive brace; it runs around $450.
DonJoy ForcePoint Protective Knee Brace
This brace is similar to the previous model, but it is more lightweight. It is just as strong and durable as the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace, and because it is lighter, it may be easier to swim with the brace on. It is a good idea to purchase a protective sleeve for this brace, too. It is the most expensive of the three swimming braces at around $560.
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