What should I do if I think my protective sports equipment is not working?

If the protective equipment is custom-fitted and was prescribed to you by a health professional, you should first talk to that person to determine whether that equipment is correct for you or if the equipment needs to be adjusted or fitted differently. Off-the-shelf protective equipment can pose a problem because there can be issues in determining the right size and whether the equipment will still be effective if it does not fit properly. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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