According to a study of high school basketball players by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), The most common injuries in basketball pertain to various types of ankle sprains, and patellofemoral pain or acute knee trauma (Drakos, M. et al, 2010).

For this reason, there is a growing need for basketball players to protect their Ankles and knees.

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Sixty percent (60%) of all basketball injuries occur during practice, according to this study, which highlights the need to warm up and strap for training.

Wearing the right protective gear will help slow the chances of injury during practice and during a game.

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In many instances basketball players suffer from pain associated with activities that load the patellofemoral joint, such as squatting, ascending and descending stairs, walking, running, and jumping. Wearing proper orthotics or support is one way to help with patellofemoral pain.

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Jack Williams, D1CoachCorner.com July 23, 2017, 10:00am
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Ankle Sprains and Knee Trauma Common injuries in Basketball
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