Volleyball requires lots of dynamic movement, leaving the joints susceptible to strain and injury. Knee, ankle and elbow injuries are especially common. When lunging, blocking, jumping, serving or spiking, volleyball players need to change direction quickly in order to execute powerful, precise moves. One wrong landing, a rolled ankle, 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.
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Volleyball Players Trust Bauerfeind
“I first came across Bauerfeind [after the semi-finals] in London where I had severe pain in my knee. There was a consultant in the Olympic Village who said, ‘we have a new product here and we want you to try it out.’ As I got to know the product and the brand better, I realized that my life and sport would improve tremendously.” Adenizia da Silva, 2012 Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist
”I have never seen a product so prevalent at an indoor volleyball tournament than the Bauerfeind knee brace and once I tried it I knew why. The ‘soft’ construction of the GenuTrain - rather than the bionic metal braces - lets me feel unconstrained and able to react at full speed, while the tight compression and gel patella ring makes my knee feel very stable.” - Jessie Egan, semi-pro volleyball player
Some of the most common volleyball injuries include: ankle sprain, knee sprain, jumper’s knee, pulled muscles, ligament tears, shoulder tendinitis, and injuries to the wrist and forearms. 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.
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.
Both long sleeve shirts and volleyball compression arm sleeves help to protect against floor burns when diving and to cushion ball contact when receiving. However, compression sleeves are considered a better choice with additional benefits. Volleyball arm sleeves provide targeted compression to promote circulation, improve endurance and lower premature fatigue. Bauerfeind’s Sports Compression Arm Sleeves are equipped with a highly breathable microfiber for superior comfort and to keep joints and muscles warm during use.
Yes, Bauerfeind’s braces and supports can be used during beach, indoor and outdoor volleyball. Remember that while our Bauerfeind volleyball braces stabilize and support your joints, they are not considered knee protectors.
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. Remember to read your product’s care guide on washing, as fabric softener and Woolite can damage the product.