Football is one of the toughest sports on the body, with quick and agile movements, changing of direction and constant contact with other athletes. Therefore, performing at your best throughout an entire season can be a challenge. One wrong landing, rolled ankle or twisted knee can take an athlete out of the game.
Bauerfeind braces and supports are designed to keep athletes on the field. With medical-grade compression, our braces and supports promote healing blood flow and proprioception to reduce pain, swelling and reinjury. Each are breathable and anatomically contoured to stabilize your joints without limiting mobility, so you can rely on your body to get you through the game.
Some of the most common football injuries include: ankle sprains or fractures, knee sprains or ligament tears, pulled or torn hamstrings, shoulder sprains or dislocations, wrist or hand injuries and concussions. Bauerfeind braces and supports can help relieve all but concussions by adding stability and medical-grade compression around the area. Ask your athletic trainer or healthcare provider for more information on which product may be right for you.
There is no guaranteed method to prevent or avoid injury while playing football, but wearing a brace or support from Bauerfeind can reduce your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.
The standard first-line treatment for acute injuries 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.
Bauerfeind braces and football sleeves are best worn directly on the skin to deliver proper medical-grade compression and increase proprioception. They are low-profile, lightweight and can be worn under football pads or uniforms.
If between sizes, we’d recommend sizing up for sports supports such as the Sports Knee Support and sizing down for medical braces such as GenuTrain. If further assistance is needed, please contact our team of expert product specialists at (800) 423-3405.
Bauerfeind’s knit products must be washed regularly to maintain the strength of the knit and prevent stretching. How often to wash your brace or support depends on the frequency of use, but we recommend washing every 3-10 wears. Remember to read your product’s care guide on washing, as fabric softener and Woolite can damage the product.
Bauerfeind football arm sleeves are flexible and durable while offering targeted compression and moderate elbow support. By improving blood circulation, the sleeves help to quickly bring your arm muscles up to operating temperature to better protect against injuries.
The medical-grade compression in our thigh braces and sleeves works to reduce swelling, provide muscular stabilization, enhance proprioception, increase blood circulation and reduce pain in the area. With its velcro straps and soft knit material, our MyoTrain also minimizes the tension felt in your hamstrings to provide more wearing comfort during recovery.