All of our products are designed and manufactured at our headquarters in Zeulenroda, Germany. Featuring anatomically contoured, medical-grade compression and based on over 90 years of research and development, our shoulder braces provide unmatched support.
Shoulder braces are best worn whenever you've sustained an injury to the shoulder and are recoverino, as well as to protect and prevent injury when engaging in higher-risk activities like rugby, hockey etc.
If you are suffering from Shoulder Osteoarthritis, a shoulder brace may help relieve the painful symptoms.
There are two main types of shoulder braces - an immoblising brace or an active support. Immobilising braces work by keeping the shoulder joint in place, allowing for the bone and muscle to heal. This is most common in the case of post-op recovery.
Active supports are designed to allow the shoulder to move while still supporting it, minimising the risk of injury and aiding the recovery process, usually with strapping and gel supports.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that wrap around the shoulder joint, keeping the arm and shoulder in place as it moves. Wearing a brace that bears the weight of the arm and keeps the joint in place while you move is the best way to support the rotator cuff. Bauerfeind's OmoTrain Shoulder Brace has been clinically designed to treat rotator cuff injuries.
Shoulder dislocation is not uncommon, especially in contact sports and highly physical activity. Wearing a strap shoulder brace which keeps the joint in place, is the best way to prevent dislocation while still staying active. It's important to ensure the brace is fit properly at all range of movement.
Bracing your shoulder during exercise is an excellent way to protect against injury. Different brands of brace provide varied levels of mobility and lifestyle, so it changes from product to product. However the Bauerfeind OmoTrain Shoulder Brace can be worn during exercise.
The main difference between a brace and a sling is the range of movement you're after. A sling is designed to keep the shoulder from moving, it is a soft immobilisation which keeps the arm still, allowing the shoulder to recover. A brace is more suitable in the instances where you still want to exercise and engage in physical activity, or are looking to use your arm in normal day to day life while still supporting the shoulder joint.
You certainly can! Our simple 30 day return policy lets you exchange your ankle brace back for the right size, as long as the product is unused apart from trying it on. More details here - Shipping.