Have you always been a sports enthusiast? Being an athlete can take a toll on your body and it takes a lot of effort and care to stay fit and be in shape. Once in a while, even the fittest athlete is hit by some sort of injury.
If you are a runner or skier, or play sports such as basketball, tennis, squash, soccer, or golf, you are very likely prone to ligament tears and instabilities. Fortunately, with advances in technology, ligament troubles are not a problem.
The DonJoy Playmaker Knee Brace and the DonJoy Playmaker II Knee Brace are two braces that will allow you to keep playing the sports you love without worrying as much about future injuries. Both of these products are similar yet different. Let us take a look at both the products to help you make an informed decision as to which product would suit your purpose better.
Differences between the DonJoy Playmaker & DonJoy Playmaker II
The DonJoy Playmaker Knee Brace is a flexible brace that provides support and is made for mild to moderate knee ligament troubles. The Playmaker is a soft-hinged brace but it differs from other braces because it has an exclusive and patented arrangement of straps. These straps have been proven to reinforce and increase stability in the knee ligaments.
The Playmaker comes in two different materials. One of them is neoprene which is used mainly for surfer’s wetsuits. The other material is called Drytex and is lightweight and more breathable than neoprene. Drytex helps during warm weather due to better airflow. The Playmaker can also be worn in water and you can use a cover over the brace to prevent the water current from loosening the straps. In addition, the Playmaker can be worn in either leg which gives you the option of buying just one.
Also, you can choose from a sleeve or wraparound Playmaker. With the sleeve, you will have to slide it onto your foot, while the wraparound with its Velcro straps can be opened and placed on the knee directly. Finally the Playmaker Brace comes in seven different sizes to suit your needs.
On the other hand, the DonJoy Playmaker II Knee Brace is very similar to the Playmaker Knee Brace. It is meant to help with ligament tears and instabilities. Also, the Playmaker II also comes in seven different sizes to choose from. It also comes in two different materials, Neoprene and Spacer. The Playmaker II has been further enhanced with Hi10, which is a high tenacity nylon/spandex fabric. This offers supreme comfort and fit making it very comfortable to pursue any kind of sport. The spacer fabric further adds to the comfort by providing a cool environment.
Finally, the Playmaker II continues to use the same design as the Playmaker Knee Brace with molded strap tabs which assist with effortless adjustment of the knee brace.
So what are you waiting for? Pick your knee brace today and enjoy the freedom of playing your loved sport.MMAR Medical carries a huge selection of sports braces that will help you get back on your feet after an injury. Visit our store for our entire selection of therapy products.