Basketball requires lots of dynamic movement, leaving the joints susceptible to strain and injury. When a player quickly changes direction while dribbling down the court, or jumps to complete a layup, they rely on their joints to work as shock absorbers. 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.
Dirk Nowitzki Trusts Bauerfeind
Ranked #6 in all time point scoring, 13-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki is still going strong in a historic career spanning 21 seasons with the league. Since discovering the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee support in 2008 and wearing it again after knee surgery in 2012, Nowitzki credits Bauerfeind in part for his longevity in professional basketball.
“The good thing about this brace is it gives you a little support, but it doesn’t limit my movement,” Says Nowitzki. “You feel that something is warm and it’s holding it together somewhat… It’s kind of a no-brainer; now we’ll see if people (consumers) love it as much as I do.”
What are the most common injuries in basketball players?
Some of the most common basketball injuries include: ankle sprain, knee sprain, pulled thigh muscles, ligament tears, and injuries to the wrist and forearm. 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 basketball?
According to professional athletic trainers for the NBATA, 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.