Basketball and netball are extremely popular sports in Australia, with more than one million players nationally. These fast-paced games are loved the world over for its combination of strength, agility, accuracy and athleticism. As a player you are constantly jumping, running at high speeds and diving for balls. Due to these dynamic movements and fast pace play, basketballer’s joints are susceptible to stain and injury. That is why ankle, elbow and knee braces are commonly seen on the court, these braces stabilise your joints preventing and soothing injuries without limiting your ability to dribble down the court and shoot baskets.
Thermoskin has a range of braces and supports suited for sports such as basketball and netball, designed to make you feel strong, confident and unstoppable on the court.
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Dynamic Compression Knee Sleeve 8*611
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured knees.
Sport Knee Adjustable 8*794
Provides compression, support and warmth for the knee and patella during periods of increased activity. Low profile and ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Dynamic Compression Ankle Sleeve 8*612
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured ankles.
EXO™ Adjustable Ankle Wrap 80103
Provides protection, ankle joint stability and increased thermal properties that aid in the rehabilitation of ankle and Achilles tendon injuries. Full wrap design for comfort and side elastic straps for additional ankle support.
Plantar FXT Compression Socks Calf 8*602
Anatomically designed compression zones target the feet and calves, for the advanced pain management of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, arch pain and heel spurs. Also ideal for sports performance, sports recovery, shin splints, standing or sitting all day, travel, varicose veins and swollen or tired aching legs.
Sport Ankle Adjustable 80792
Provides compression, support and warmth for the ankle and mid foot during periods of increased activity. Ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Sport Ankle Brace 8*790
The figure 8 straps simulate the effect of a professional taping procedure to help lock the ankle in a protected position during periods of increased activity.
EXO™ Adjustable Thumb Stabiliser 80172
Thumb Stabiliser has two flexible supports for each side of the thumb. These support the thumb joint and reduces the effect of overuse and hyperextension. Suitable for RSI injuries, officeworkers, sportspeople or manual handling.
Sport Thumb Adjustable LEFT 8*796 | RIGHT 8*797
Provides compression and support for the thumb and wrist during periods of increased activity. This innovative wrap design and anchor straps allow for added thumb stability.
Dynamic Compression Elbow Sleeve 8*613
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured elbows.
Sport Calf Support Adjustable 80707
Provides compression and warmth for the calf, to ensure comfort ad flexibility during periods of increased activity. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing lower limb injuries including strains or shin splints.
Sport Thigh Hamstring Adjustable 80711
Provides protection for thigh, groin and hamstring during periods of increased activity. Trifold straps allow greater adjustability and wearer compliance. Featuring an adjustable anti-migration strap. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing injures.
If you play Basketball or Netball, you have a high risk of developing knee injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears, ligament injures and jumpers’ knee (patellar tendonitis). To prevent these kinds of knee injuries it is recommended to wear a Thermoskin knee support, this will not only provide protection but enhance your knees stability whilst playing. Adding compression to your knee will also increasing blood flow to this area helping to speed up your recovery.
Ankle injuries are common in all sports but are especially common is basketball and netball due to its high impact movements, fast change of direction and jumping. Landing wrong can cause mild injuries such as ankle sprains or more major injuries such as Achilles’ tendon raptures. To decrease the likelihood of overworking your ankles we recommend you wear our Thermoskin Ankle Defence Support to help prevent injuries, as worn by WNBL player Maddie Garrick on TV. Much like a knee brace wearing an ankle brace/support will increase blood flow to the ankle which aids in speeding up muscle recovery and pain management.
Many contact sports cause hand injuries, damaging wrist and fingers are very common in ball sports. Jammed finger and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIP) of the fingers are the most common injuries that occur when playing basketball or netball. To avoid getting these kinds of injuries we recommend wearing our Sports Wrist Support to boost circulation and provide protection and for jammed thumbs using our Thermoskin Sports Thumb Support.
Thermoskin supports and braces help to stabilise joints whilst allowing you to move freely, soothing sore muscles and assisting to relieve pain. Allowing you to get the most out of each movement, enhancing exercise for better results, providing compression for faster recovery and helping to protect you from injury. Like with any injury it is good practice to give yourself a break from sport until an assessment can be made by a health care professional, such as a physiotherapist or your local GP. For minor injuries, treatment usually includes RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.