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    ligament laxity, advice on lifting gloves and knee supports

    So it turns out I have a condition called ligament laxity, which best I can figure means that my body genetically sucks. The ligaments are very prone to being overstretched and never returning to normal, while tendons and muscles stay tight. This is pretty much asking for injuries, which I have no trouble aquiring. Many of my joints are incredibly unstable as a result and I've been advised to "avoid wrestling, it's just asking for injury" and the same for striking. It's really terrible, I have pain from writing or typing too much and sometimes just from walking.

    After a few months of occupational therapy for my hands/wrists and about a month of PT for my knees and a whole bunch of exercises I have seen improvement in both, but have been advised to get lifting gloves for any exercise not perscribed by a therapist. I haven't gotten word from the PT on knee supports, but I'm going to assume the same goes for them, of course I'll check before diagnosing my own situation.

    I've never used any supports of any kind, does anyone have advice on comfortable, yet very supportive gloves or knee braces (wraps... not sure what they're called)?

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    Dang, this was on 2006
    and no replies?! I wish to know if you got good advice on lifting gloves coz i really could use some, also for knee support i use Mizuno volleyball knee pads, they are really good when u are doing ne waza, i dont know if this will serve u as a good tip
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    Yikes, talk about a blast from the past. I had subsequently stopped doing martial arts and combat sports beyond some bag work and shadow boxing for general fitness/fun. More importantly, I have my life back because I learned to understand that a simple structure based diagnosis rarely accounts for how someone really feels.

    I'm now a massage therapist and personal trainer, lift a few times a week, and try to take walks when I can. No braces or supports, just finding ways to move that are comfortable until more options open up and then exploring at those edges. I may eventually look into some gloves just to keep my hands from getting too torn up, but otherwise don't know how important they'd be for me. Best of luck.

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