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Braces, supports & compression gear for tennis

More power, support and endurance for all matches

Whether on a grass, clay or hard court, supporting your joints is crucial to outlasting the competition. Bauerfeind’s tennis braces, supports and compression sleeves relieve pain and improve circulation for more power, endurance and control on the court. Try Bauerfeind products risk-free with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

What are the most common injuries in tennis?

The most common tennis-related injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including swing technique, warm-up routine, fitness level and sudden movements on the court. These injuries include:

Bauerfeind braces and supports help limit the risk of injuries and strain by stabilizing your joints throughout each swing without limiting mobility. Our tennis braces and supports improve proprioception and circulation while also reducing pain and swelling on the court.

Consult your healthcare provider for more information on which Bauerfeind product may be right for you.

How to prevent tennis injuries?

Tennis players can experience acute and overuse injuries, and while there’s no guaranteed way to prevent injuries, there are certain measures you can take to limit the risk. Consider the following:

  • Lessons from a professional tennis instructor or coach to learn the proper technique
  • Wearing a high-quality brace, support or compression sleeve to stabilize your joints and limit the risk of joint strain
  • Investing in well-fitting court shoes with a sturdy sole and good grip
  • Using a racket with proper grip size and weight for your level to avoid elbow pain
  • Incorporating cardio, strength and stretching exercises in your training plan
  • Staying hydrated before, during and after practice sessions, matches and tournaments
  • Avoiding frequent or lengthy sessions and matches, especially once you notice pain or swelling
What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

Treatment options for tennis elbow will depend on the severity of your condition. Normal rest and recovery can help subside or relieve symptoms of tennis elbow, while additional treatment such as physical therapy or healthcare procedures can be necessary in more severe instances.

Bauerfeind’s EpiTrain tennis elbow brace is excellent for anyone experiencing tennis elbow because it uses medical-grade compression and two viscoelastic massage pads to stimulate your elbow muscles, reduce swelling and help the healing process. Furthermore, wearing a brace can limit the risk of re-injury or strain.

Applying an ice pack around the area can help reduce acute pain and swelling. If you’re experiencing severe pain and stiffness, it’s best to rest until these symptoms subside. We recommend consulting your healthcare provider to develop the best recovery plan for your condition.

What’s the difference between tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are similar in their cause and symptoms, as both develop due to repetitive stress on the elbow and can lead to pain and swelling in the area.

Symptoms of golfer’s elbow, such as pain and stiffness, occur around the bony protrusion on the inside of the elbow, while symptoms of tennis elbow, such as pain, stiffness and swelling, occur on the outside of the elbow. People with golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) can also experience tingling and numbness in their fingers or pain radiating down their arm. With tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), people might feel a weakened gripping motion, a burning sensation and pain twisting the hand on the outside of the elbow where the muscle connects through the tendon on the bone.

Although one is termed “golfer’s elbow” and the other “tennis elbow,” you can still experience golfer’s elbow from tennis and tennis elbow from golf. The moniker is due to medial epicondylitis often occurring in golfers and lateral epicondylitis often occurring in tennis players.

Should I wear a knee brace when playing tennis?

If you’ve experienced a knee injury in the past, have pain or feel your knee needs extra support, wearing a knee brace relieves pain, makes playing tennis more comfortable and your knee feel more stable.

Compression found in Bauerfeind’s Knee Brace Line provides stability and massages the area around the knee joint to reduce pain and inflammation. If you’ve never had a knee injury, you may still want to consider a tennis knee brace like the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support to help protect your knee against excessive strain while on the court.

How often should you wash Bauerfeind braces, supports and compression sleeves?

Bauerfeind’s knit products must be washed regularly to maintain the strength of the knit and prevent stretching. Depending on the frequency of use, we recommend washing your brace every 3-10 wears.

Remember to read your product’s care guide on washing, as fabric softener and Woolite can damage the product.

What if I’m between sizes? Which brace or support should I purchase?

Bauerfeind braces and supports are anatomically contoured and are most effective when they fit perfectly. Your brace or support should support you firmly without feeling tight or loose. Please use the size chart to size correctly.

If between sizes, we’d recommend contacting our team of expert product specialists at (800) 423-3405.