The pain and discomfort of dislocating your shoulder is a familiar one to more people than you'd think. For athletes in contact sports like rugby, hockey and football, it's part of the territory. For people with chronic issues like EDS or hypermobility, it's an unfortunate reality they have to deal with every day. Strengthening and physio can help to a point, but for many people, wearing a shoulder dislocation brace is often the best protection they have.
If you're looking at a shoulder brace for dislocation prevention, then Bauerfeind have you sorted. With anatomical fit that allows for dynamic movement for the people that don't want to have to stop for their shoulders, to lightweight and ultra-supportive slings for those who have to keep the joint still, Bauerfeind have the best in shoulder dislocation braces.
Will this completely prevent dislocation?
There's only one thing that can assure complete prevention of shoulder dislocation, stay in a locked room and don't move. Active movement and exercise is a healthy part of everyday life, and using one of Bauerfeind's shoulder supports is the best way to keep the joint protected while still moving and engaging in the things you love.
Will these weaken my muscles?
While cheaper and less effective braces can cause an issue known as reliance (where the muscles become weaker and rely on the brace), Bauerfeind have perfected the blend of stability and movement. By restricting or immobilising specific parts of the ankle that need it, and freeing up the rest, you can continue to exercise, building and maintaining strength in the joint.
What makes these products better than others?
Simply put, Bauerfeind have set the global standard for medical braces, compression and insoles. Using the highest quality materials to construct decades-refined products that have been clinically proven to address a vast range of issues. There's no substitute for quality, and Bauerfeind have that from the simplest strap to the largest brace.
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).