Tennis requires lots of dynamic movement, leaving the joints susceptible to strain and injury. Knee, ankle and elbow injuries are especially common. When lunging, jumping or serving, tennis players need to change direction quickly in order to execute powerful, precise moves. One wrong landing, a rolled ankle, or the accumulation of these repetitive movements over time can take a player out of the game.
Bauerfeind’s medical-grade compression promotes healing blood flow and proprioception to reduce pain, swelling, and reinjury. Whether you are recovering from injury or trying to ensure your best performance, Bauerfeind’s braces and supports stabilize the joints without limiting mobility, so you can rely on your body to get you through the game.
Prevention and Treatment of Tennis Elbow
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as “Tennis Elbow”, refers to inflammation of the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Symptoms include pain or burning on the outer part of the elbow and weakened grip strength. As the name suggests, Tennis Elbow is common among athletes who play tennis and other racquet sports.
Wearing an elbow strap, brace or support can help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with tennis elbow. Bauerfeind offers 4 products to help prevent or treat this injury: EpiTrain, EpiPoint, Sports Elbow Support and Sports Elbow Strap.
What are the most common injuries for tennis players?
Some of the most common tennis injuries include Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), ligament and cartilage tears, and sprained ankles.
Do I need to wear a brace while playing tennis?
If you’ve ever suffered a knee, ankle or elbow injury, our physical therapist recommends wearing an appropriate brace or support while playing tennis. Medical-grade compression found in Bauerfeind’s medical line provides stability and oxygenating blood flow to the joints to reduce pain, inflammation and recovery times.
If you’ve never had an injury, you may still want to consider an athletic brace like the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Support, Sports Knee Support or Sports Ankle Support to help protect yourself against excessive strain while playing tennis.
How do you prevent tennis elbow?
“Tennis Elbow” is the common name for lateral epicondylitis, inflammation of the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow caused by overuse. While there is no silver-bullet to preventing tennis elbow, a good warm-up regimen, limiting your time on the court and wearing a medical-grade compression support can help reduce your risk. At the first sign of pain, you should limit overuse and increase your rest to give your body time to heal.