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Skateboarding requires lots of dynamic movement, leaving the joints susceptible to strain and injury.

Perfecting your tricks during an extreme sport like skateboarding can result in falls when jumping, grinding or sliding. Ankle, knee and wrist injuries are especially common. One wrong landing, a “hot-pocket” (hyperextended ankle), or the accumulation of these movements over time can take a skater off the deck for some time.

Make use of your momentum. 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 keep shredding.

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Tom Rohrer
Skateboarder, San Diego

“Sports Knee Support is pretty awesome. If you guys look for a lightweight brace while skating, I highly recommend it.”

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What are the most common skating injuries?

Some of the most common skateboarding injuries include: heel bruises, hyperextended ankles, knee sprains, ligament tears, and injuries of the wrist, elbow and fingers. Bauerfeind offers medical-grade compression braces, supports and sleeves to help treat or prevent these injuries. Ask your healthcare provider for more information on which product may be right for you.

How can I prevent or avoid injury while skateboarding?

Wearing a brace or support from Bauerfeind can help to reduce your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.

How do you treat a sprained ankle?

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.