What the most common injuries caused by cricket?
Whilst cricket is a low risk sport compared to contact sports like football and rugby, it can cause shoulder injuries due to the swinging motion of the bat/ball and lower limb injuries due to running. Lower limb injuries include ankle injuries which can range from mild to severe sprains and knee injuries such as ACL and Meniscus tears. Hamstring strain is one of the most common injuries observed in elite athletes, especially T20 players. To minimize your risk of getting injured, we recommend wearing Bauerfeind braces and Sport Support. The medical grade compression in Bauerfeind products boosts the blood flow and accelerates muscle recovery.
How can you prevent ankle injuries caused by cricket?
Ankle injuries amount to 40% of all sports injuries and are particularly common in cricket players due to fast-paced running. To prevent mild ankle sprains and to improve your performance, we recommend our dynamic ankle support or Malleotrain S while playing cricket. Malleotrain protects the ankle from lateral twisting and provides added stability when ankle muscles are overloaded. If you encounter a major ankle injuries such as Achilles heel or tendon ruptures, we recommend using Achillotrain or Achillotrain Pro. It evenly redistributes pressure to lower the impact on the ankle and massages the muscle to prevent lactic acid build up. The medical grade compression in Bauerfeind products increases the blood flow to the ankle muscles and fasten the recovery rate.
How can you prevent foot injuries in cricket?
Cricketers spend long hours standing and running on foot, sometimes for days at a stretch. This poses a high risk of developing heel pain and foot pain which can further cause knee, hip and spine issues. We recommend wearing Sports Insoles Run and Walk which are designed to provide stability to the foot while playing cricket. The X-shaped Weightflex core allows the foot to move naturally while supporting the arch. If you are suffering from acute foot pain or plantar fasciitis, we recommend the ErgoPad Redux 2. The core provides cushioning for the feet while running and redistributes the pressure combating pain.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).
How do these help me while I'm playing cricket?
Cricket might take the better part of a day and sometimes seem a slower pace, but it's still a physical sport that has it's fair share of injuries. Bauerfeind's supports are comforatble, breathable and effective for wear all day on the field.
Do I have to have an injury to wear these?
The beauty of these supports is their versatility. While there are a wide range of products to manage injury (the "Train" and "Loc" range), the performance line is perfect for helping you to get more out of each movement, not only enhancing your exercise for better results, but helping protect you from injury.