Baseball requires lots of dynamic and repetitive movement, leaving the body susceptible to overuse strain and injury. Throwing, catching, sprinting and sliding can all take a toll on the joints. A rolled ankle, pulled muscle, or the accumulation of these 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.
Athletes, Trainers and Healthcare Professionals Trust Bauerfeind
“My patients use the Sports Elbow Brace. It is functional, very comfortable and provides hyperextension control.” – Dr. James R. Andrews, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Founder, American Sports Medicine Institute
“After extensive testing, we are proud to endorse Bauerfeind’s full line of supports, braces, and compression products. This formal partnership brings together two organizations who are dedicated to providing the best sports medical care solutions for professional baseball athletes.” – Mark O’Neal, PBATS president and Director of Medical Administration for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs
“[GenuTrain] provides my athletes with the compression, stability and comfort that gives them confidence on the field. It gives me the confidence that I’ve provided my athlete with the best support available. To me, Bauerfeind means confidence. I choose Bauerfeind products because frankly I believe they are the best.” – Richie Bancells, Baltimore Orioles Head Athletic Trainer
What are the most common injuries in baseball players?
Some of the most common baseball injuries include: sprains, strains, pulls and tears to the tendons, ligaments and muscles especially to the shoulders, knees, ankles and elbows. Bauerfeind offers medical-grade compression braces, supports and sleeves to treat or prevent these injuries. Ask your athletic trainer or healthcare provider for more information on which product may be right for you.
How can I prevent or avoid injury while playing baseball?
According to professional athletic trainers for the PBATS, wearing a brace or support from Bauerfeind can reduce your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.
How do you treat a sprained ankle?
According to the NBATA, the standard first-line treatment for acute injury such as an ankle sprain is RICE Therapy - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Bauerfeind braces and supports provide the compression component in this treatment. As always, consult your healthcare provider to create and manage your recovery plan.