Your body is made to move. Run and jump. Twist and turn. You push your body to new limits to outperform the competition. And sometimes that hurts.

A sports injury becomes a life injury. It doesn’t just go away when you’re not playing. Runner’s knee pain from marathon training impacts your 12-hour shift at the hospital. Tennis elbow effects your backhand and your backyard projects. That’s why Mueller Sports Medicine develops products that help you perform at work and play.

Our company is rooted in sports and uses this knowledge to develop products that support everyone, no matter who they are or what they do. That’s why we are Built in Sport. Made for Life.™

 

BUILT IN SPORT

While playing basketball for the University of Wisconsin, Curt Mueller realized athletic training rooms were simply inadequate for serious athletes. But it wasn’t until 1959, while working with his father at the family’s drugstore, that his insight would change everything.

Led by his entrepreneurial spirit, Curt saw a huge opportunity for helping athletes enhance their performance and improve recovery from injury. Blending his sports experience and his pharmacology degree, he coined the term sports medicine. A new industry and Mueller Sports Medicine was born.

 

MADE FOR LIFE

We incorporate our sports medicine know-how into braces and supports everyone can benefit from, not just athletes, and offer a variety of products that can help with injury prevention and recovery.


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Recent Blog Posts

  • 4 Myths About Kinesiology Tape

    The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed and vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world.  You've probably heard conflicting arguments and might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape.  Let's set the record straight and tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape:

    Myth #1 - There is no evidence to support the use of kinesiology tape

    Kinesiology tape has been the subject of numerous recent medical studies and plenty of studies have found it to be beneficial.  In this study, researchers found that kinesiology tape combined with exercise is as effective as a steroid injection combined with

  • 7 Ways Kinesiology Tape Assists with Healing and Athletic Performance

    Most athletes, coaches, and trainers are aware of the RICE method for injury recovery, along with treating the regular sprains and strains. But new technology in injury recovery is constantly being developed. Kinesiology tape is one such method. Rather than focusing on the injury directly, kinesiology tape takes work and tension away from the injury and redirects it to stronger surrounding tissue.

    By using this special type of long-adhesion flexible tape, you can redistribute tension in muscles and ligaments. What's incredible is how many different uses for kinesiology tape there are.  By layering and directing the tape over various target areas, you can relieve pain, enhance your form, or improve healing.

    What is Kinesiology Tape?

    Kinesiology tape is a special kind of tape made with a blend of cotton

  • How to Reduce Knee Pain When Recovering From Injury

    Whether you're an athlete or just someone who leads an active life, a knee injury can be a real setback. It never becomes more evident how much we use our knees as when you're supposed to be staying off the knee to allow it time for recovery. Nor do we discover our own creativity in getting around until it becomes necessary to avoid putting weight on an essential joint. We hop, we develop grabbers, we figure out how to work out without stressing out the knee.

    But the biggest challenge of all is when the knee continues to hurt through recovery even when you're doing everything right. Knee pain can be intense, even for seemingly minor injuries. If you have wrenched or damaged your knee, it may throb, ache, or send you sharp pain signals for days or weeks after the incident while healing. So today, we're here to help you not just with recovery tips, but a helpful guide on how to reduce knee pain while you recover.

  • How Using Kinesiology Tape Can Provide Relief and Support

    Kinesiology tape provides relief and support

    If you ever watch sports, you will inevitably see athletes across multiple disciplines using kinesiology tape. You may know exactly why they've wrapped it around their body. But if you are curious why these athletes are wearing strips of tape over various parts of their body, this post is for you. Is it simply a fashion statement, or does it actually serve a medicinal purpose?

    A Brief History of Kinesiology Tape

    This type of tape was developed in the 1970s in order to fill a void in treatment. Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese Chiropractor, was in the midst of treating patients he found to be healing. At the same time, he felt that they needed additional treatment to prolong the benefits of h

  • How to Protect Your Joints and Muscles with Kinesiology Tape in Active Sports

    kinesiology tape on shoulder

    Sports medicine is always improving. Not only are medical techniques for catastrophic injuries getting people back on their feet faster, but pain treatments and equipment that reduces the risk of injury in the first place are getting better. Kinesiology tape is certainly one of them. If you're highly active and you've dealt with inflammation, joint pain, or even muscle weakness after a surgery, keep reading to see if kinesiology tape can provide the additional layer of support and wellness to make your active sports more fun.

    What Active Sports Injuries Should You Look Out For?

    Sports and highly active pastimes that put a lot of pressure on your joints aren't necessarily unhealthy.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Knee Sleeves: What Are They and When to Wear Them

    Knee injuries are a major problem in athletics around the world. Not only can blown ACLs, MCLs, PCLs, and torn cartilage take athletes out of the game for long periods of time, if poorly handled and not allowed enough recovery time athletes may never be able to play again. When it comes to braces and supports for the knee, athletes may only think to slip on their hard brace in order to prevent injury. However, these hard braces not only limit knee mobility, but will prevent the joint from becoming stronger overtime. For athletes looking to prevent knee injury without compromising their knees, then knee sleeves are the way to go.

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    What are Knee Sleeves?

    Knee sleeves are not the same as knee braces.

  • The Surprising Connection between Knee and Back Pain

    Nearly one-third of all Americans suffer from knee pain at one point. In addition, as many as 84% will experience back pain during their lifetime. If you suffer from knee pain, there's a good chance that back problems may be causing it. We'll take a look at the surprising connection between knee pain and back pain below.

    Helpful tips for knee and back pain

    Signs your Back Problem is Causing Knee Pain

    If your knee pain stems from a back problem, it may be obvious because you might experience discomfort in both areas at the same time. That's not true in all cases though, as some people will notice pain in the knees but not in the back. You may also have back and knee pain intermittently, and never be bothered by both at the same time.

    When back pain is the cause of knee problems,

  • How to Treat Runner's Knee Pain and Get Back to Training

    Avoiding knee joint pain from runner's knee is all about maintaining form. When you run on a regular basis for sport or training, form is the most important thing to maintain. Yes, you need to stay hydrated, wear the right clothes, and eat a light breakfast before your run. But form is what will ensure that every step is doing the best possible benefit for your body, and avoiding any potential to do harm.

    Of course, no one's form is perfect all the time. Fatigue, uneven terrain, breaking in new shoes, or even just running while distracted can cause your form to slip. For many runners, form is more challenging because of physical conditions that make it difficult to achieve a perfect alignment from the spine to the hips, knees, ankles, to the bottoms of the feet. Conditions that make perfect form impossible will make a runner more susceptible to running injuries like sprains and runner's knee.

  • Comprehensive Guide to Knee injuries

    An active lifestyle is being healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. Many stay active by doing multiple tasks, participate in sports, or exercising regularly. When you exercise your brain gets a boost of endorphins, which makes you feel happier and more energetic. We all could use more natural "feel good" chemicals in our lives.

    However, anytime we participate in sports, activities, and exercise, there is a risk of injury. Some injuries are more problematic than others because they take a toll on our ability to get around, especially injuries to the legs, feet, or knees. Your lower body is necessary to keep up an active lifestyle. When knee injuries strike, a stabilizer can help to provide support to expedite healing.

  • 5 Common Volleyball Injuries (and How to Recover From Them)

    Volleyball Injuries

    Common volleyball injuries tend to revolve around the ends of limbs such as fingers, ankles, and toe injuries. Here’s some information on how to avoid such injuries, including prevention techniques, as well as how to reduce injury time after you already have the issue. The goal is always to get back on the court or sand, as quickly as you can.

    Ankle Injuries

    An injury to your ankle is one of the most common that you can get in volleyball. This is due to the excessive jumping and quick turns. The injury also tends to make it so that you’re on the sidelines for a long time in comparison with other injuries. The important thing when it comes to ankle sprains in specific is that you should make sure the joint is held fas