Some injuries take longer to heal then others, bracing can sometimes expedite the process and reduce pain as you heal. They might even get you back to your sport sooner.
A non-exhaustive list of injuries I may brace: Knee Osteoarthritis (research backs bracing this condition), Ankle Sprain, Tennis Elbow, MCL/ACL sprain, and Meniscus tears. Check to see if braces are covered by your benefits plan.
Matt Welsh, Physiotherapist