Derek Jeter has won five World Series and is almost certain to go to the Hall of Fame. Earlier this week he stood poised to slam his 3,000th hit in Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians.

Instead he limped off the field due to a sore right calf in the 5th inning, and the Yankees lost the game 1-0.

Have you ever been held back from achieving your best due to a sports injury?

Injuries are very common for people involved with athletics. Running at high speeds, lateral movement, repetitive motion and impact with other people or the ground can cause strain on our muscles, ligaments and bones.

The good news is that many sports injuries can be avoided by wearing a sports brace. They are especially important for athletes that have previously injured an area of their body. For example, an individual who has suffered from a minor ankle sprain is more likely to have a severe ankle sprain in the future. Here are some braces that can help common sports injuries:

  • ACL Knee Braces - help guard your knee from anterior cruiciate ligament tears
  • MCL Tear Braces - help guard your knee from medial collateral ligament tears
  • Meniscus Tear Braces - help protect the meniscal cartilage that cushions your knee
  • Ankle Sprain Braces - help prevent your ankle from rolling to the side and reduces your chances of mild to critical ankle sprains
  • Tennis Elbow Braces - help prevent lateral epicondylitis and other elbow inflammations that result from repetitive movement
  • Arch Pain Braces - help prevent or reduce foot arch pain when running or walking
  • Runner's Knee Braces - help prevent or reduce the pain associated with patellofemoral pain

Sometimes sports injuries are beyond our control, especially for high-caliber athletes that put strain on their bodies every day. However, you can help prevent joint damage or protect your body from further injury by wearing a brace for that specific injury. Check out our braces and supports for common injuries and keep achieving your best!