The skiing season is about to start up again. I don't have any knee injuries or ACL problems.
The doctor said I should be wearing a knee brace to protect the knee from excessive wear and tear and the knee cap which is held in place by muscles from moving around.
Another way to have a natural knee brace is to build up the quadriceps muscles but that requires physio and you have to do it all the time. If you stop, the natural knee brace will go away.
Is the wear and tear accumulative or does the knee return back to 100% after not doing sports for a while? What are some recommendations on knee braces? I try to ski 1-3 times a week when the time permits and would like to have good knees when I'm older.
Do you ski with a knee brace even though you have no knee injuries to protect the knee?