Best Elbow Braces For Rugby

HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ELBOW INJURY WHEN I PLAY RUGBY?

Playing rugby at any level brings with it a risk of elbow injury. While rugby requires a lot of finesse and strategy it is a contact sport and the additional strain on your joints can take it’s toll. Common elbow injuries rugby players suffer include tendinitis, elbow bursitis, dislocation, fractures, sprains and strains.

A Bauerfeind elbow brace and support both protects and helps with the treatment through the provision of enhanced stability, proprioception (2) and medical-grade compression. Bauerfeind elbow braces also help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weaved medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. A good elbow support for Rugby is the EpiPoint, which supports and relieves elbow pain. Protect your elbows so you can enjoy your next tackle, try, conversion or ruck.

HOW TO TREAT A RUGBY ELBOW INJURY

We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common rugby injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Tendinitis. Rarely does this condition require surgery. It can generally be treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) and exercise. A corticosteroid injection may also be used.
  • Stress Fractures. Consult a sports medicine doctor X-rays. Recommended treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and muscle strengthening exercise. Stress fractures take about six weeks to heal.

BEST ELBOW BRACES FOR RUGBY


EpiTrain Elbow Brace

An elbow brace for severe and chronic elbow pain such as golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow.

$144.95

The EpiTrain elbow brace offers scientifically targeted support to relieve symptoms of tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.

The brace supports your elbow’s natural movement without impacting mobility.

Two stabilising pads are built into the brace to provide a massaging effect to the inflamed area for pain relief.

Adjustable strap to increase compression for when it's needed most.

  • Same version for right and left
  • 3D Airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • Reduced compression at edges to help blood flow

EpiPoint Elbow Strap

An elbow strap to support and relieve tendon pain such as golf and tennis elbow.

$99.95

The EpiPoint elbow strap has been engineered for targeted relief of the elbow tendon.

The support fastens around the forearm with an adjustable band that lets you set the level of compression. This encourages oxygen and nutrients within the lower arm for healing and pain relief.

  • Elastic adjustable band allows dynamic pressure adjustment
  • The red warning section indicates excessive pressure
  • The same version for right and left
  • Universal sizing

SHOULD I WEAR AN ELBOW BRACE WHEN PLAYING RUGBY??

Your elbows help with forearm motion as well as supporting the weight of your body during falls, which can lead to strain and injury. An elbow brace can help stabilise the muscles and ligaments in your elbow joint.