Any sport can lead to joint injuries and martial arts are no exception. When injuries happen it's important to take care of them. While rest is important, a support or brace can help you get back in the game once your doctor says you're ready to go. Sports supports help stabilize joints and keep them moving naturally. This can help protect an injured joint from reinjury. Whether you've twisted an ankle or pulled a tendon in your elbow or knee, a good ankle, elbow, or knee support can make a big difference when getting back to training.
Wrist, elbow, ankle, and knee supports can also help prevent injuries in the first place. If you're training regularly your joints are under a lot of stress. Sometimes you have an off day, your technique gets sloppy and you hyperextend on a strike. Or your grappling partner gets a lock a little faster than you expected. When these things happen a good ankle, elbow, or knee support can help stabilize your joints and reduce injuries.
When picking out a knee, elbow, or ankle support for martial arts keep your discipline in mind. Look for something that offers enough support without getting in the way of hampering your movements. Some supports work through compression alone while others offer more rigid support. Make sure you get an ankle, elbow, or knee support that fits properly so it doesn't slide around while you're training.
There is always risk involved when you step in the ring, but Made4Fighters can help you be as safe as possible. Wrist, elbow, ankle, and knee supports are great for protecting your joints, especially if you have a past injury. We carry joint supports designed especially for high impact sports like martial arts. Find high-quality sports knee supports, ankle supports, elbow supports, and more from top brands like Juzo, Shock Doctor, and Venum.
Preventing injuries in the first place is just as important as supporting your joints after an injury. While properly warming up and careful training goes a long way, the right gear you can make sure you stay safe while training and competing. Whether you're looking for boxing gloves, MMA gloves, head guards, or other protective gear, Made4Fighters has you covered. We also carry compression shorts and leggings.