HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A SHOULDER INJURY WHILE PLAYING BASKETBALL?
Sports with jumping and throwing movements such as basketball and netball carry the risk of shoulder injuries and shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain can often keep basketball players sidelined. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or shoulder support can reduce your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.
Some of the most common forms of injury while playing basketball include rotator cuff tendinitis, bursitis, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tear.
Bauerfeind shoulder braces have a unique design that guides and centres the arm in the socket ensuring a stable shoulder, yet having full mobility.
A good shoulder brace for basketball includes the OmoTrain for the relief of injured or strained shoulder.
This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to dribble down a court or complete your next layup.
Bauerfeind has helped elite athletes and basketball players like Dirk Nowitzki, NBA players to enhance their performance and boost their recovery.
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BEST SHOUDLER BRACES FOR BASKETBALL
OmoTrain Shoulder Brace
A shoulder brace for the relief of injured or strained shoulders. Provides stability for the shoulder joint.
The Omotrain guides and centres the arm in the socket so the shoulder maintains proper natural movement, without impacting your mobility. Strapping runs across back and hips, so it won't impinge upon the chest area. The OmoTrain can be worn on either the left or right shoulder.
- Soft knit fabric
- Viscoelastic soft pad
- High elasticity
- Strap system
- Pressure-reduced edges
- The special chest-free wearing system
BEST BASKETBALL ANKLE BRACES
Elite athletes and basketball players use high-quality, German-made Bauerfeind products to prevent and treat ankle injuries such as ankle sprains and Achilles tendinitis. Check out this video showcasing the best ankle braces for basketball players to prevent lateral twisting of the ankle during the game. Bauerfeind braces help in stabilising the foot and improving proprioception. Bauerfeind Ankle braces can be worn to provide pain relief and protection during sporting activities.
SHOULD I WEAR A SHOULDER BRACE WHEN PLAYING BASKETBALL?
Basketball is a high impact sport that places load and strain on your shoulders, especially your rotator cuffs. A shoulder brace will help support and stabilise that joint and massage the muscles for increased activation.
HOW TO TREAT COMMON SHOULDER INJURIES FROM BASKETBALL?We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common basketball shoulder injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
- Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the sprain is more severe you may require surgery.
- Rotator Cuff Tear. Conservative treatment such as rest, ice and physical therapy can help with full recovery of lower grade rotator cuff tears. If your injury is severe with a full or partial tear of the muscle or tendons, surgery may be the most appropriate.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent shoulder pain.