Bamboo Joint Supports for Skiers

Classed as extreme sports, skiing and snowboarding are fun and exhilarating ways to keep fit. You’ll know there is no better feeling than soaring down the side of a mountain through the snow. They’re high-impact sports that strengthen your muscles, cardio endurance and improve your balance.

Common Injuries in Skiing

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner skier or a seasoned pro. Injuries can strike at any time. The constant weaving, twisting, turning, and the high collision risk associated with the sport mean injuries are common.

But they are tough on the body, leading to injuries in the knees, thighs, calves, ankles, and even the wrist. With our ultra-warm blood flow-boosting Bearhug joint and muscle supports, you can minimise the risk of picking up these injuries, protect your body, and make the most of your performance.

The good news is that you can prevent them with one of our protective bamboo sleeves for skiers.

My husband purchased two Bearhug Knee Braces for me at this year's London Snow Show. Best gift ever! I have one knee with no cartilage left after a few surgeries and it swells periodically. The Bearhug Knee Brace provides just the right amount of support, is super comfortable and most importantly, the bamboo fibers actually retain heat so it’s always warm. Can’t wait to ski in them this winter. Thank you for the support!

Do Snowboarders Experience the Same Injuries as Skiers?

Snowboarding is a great way to hit the slopes, but like skiing, it’s not without risk of injury. Jumps and falls are the biggest contributors to injury. However, certain types of injuries – like those to the knee - that are prevalent in skiers - are much less common in snowboarders, although ACL injuries can still happen.

Wearing Bearhug joint and muscle supports can help prevent these snowboarding injuries:

Ankles & Knees

Snowboarders wear softer boots than skiers to enable them to control the board, which can put the ankle at risk of injury. As ankles bear the brunt of any impact, they are susceptible to painful sprains and even breaks.

When it comes to skiing, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Knees bear the brunt of the action through sudden twisting and turning, and injuries to this area account for one in four injuries in the sport. The most common injuries in skiers affect the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL).

Just finished a weeks skiing using the support every day, what a great bit of kit! Just ordered another one.

Upper Body | Wrist, Hands, Elbow & Shoulders

While the lower body is most affected when it comes to ski injuries, the elbows and shoulders are also at risk. Using poles can cause repetitive stress to the elbow joint, causing it to become strained. Shoulders are also at risk of becoming strained, and rotator cuff injuries are common – often caused by incorrect pole positioning or falling.

Skier’s thumb affects the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the thumb and is caused when the ski pole puts stress on the area by gripping or falling. Wrist strains and sprains are also common and can be caused by trying to break a fall and holding ski poles.

Strains and breaks of the wrist are particularly common in beginner boarders as they learn not to break their fall with their hands.

Bearhug have been fantastic. Delivered in plenty of time. The knee supports added much needed support on a recent ski holiday. They were incredibly comfortable and I didn't notice I was wearing them! Thank you.

Thighs & Calves

The quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles are put under a lot of pressure when skiing. Overexertion of these muscles can lead to painful strains and tears or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) at best. 

Calves, quadriceps and hamstrings are vital for keeping you feeling stable on the slopes, so it is no surprise that these can get sprained or torn while snowboarding. Calves, quadriceps and hamstrings are vital for keeping you feeling stable on the slopes, so it is no surprise that these can get sprained or torn while snowboarding.

Just buy it.i bought it for my skiing days , however i am using it when i go to gym or taking early morning long walks when it is pretty cold. Keeps my knee warm , steady and I have forgotten what pain is especially when it cold outside. Does not get sweaty and is easy to clean! Just buy it folks! It really works. When the weather changes because of my knee operation I could feel the pain … not any more !!!

A Bearhug Support for Every Body Part

Skiing and snowboarding injuries are wide-ranging and can vary from relatively minor to severe.

The fact is that wearing a sufficient level of joint and muscle support is crucial to minimise your risk of injury and promote your body’s recovery after an intense session on the slopes, meaning your plans don’t have to go off-piste.

Bearhug supports work by:

  • Providing critical compression
  • Driving blood flow
  • Relieving Pain
  • Preventing sweat build up

Calf Support for Skiing & Snowboarding

Prevent calf strains and help your muscles recover quicker with a Bearhug calf compression support. Investing in a high-quality calf sleeve like ours will give you a premium level of support for your lower leg.

Elbow Support for Skiing

Keep fluid movement in your elbow joint with our specialist elbow compression sleeve that helps to protect the joint, reduce inflammation, and also stabilise broader arm movements, going someway to minimise the risk of painful shoulder injuries.

Skiing Knee Support

Protecting your knees from injury when gliding down the slopes is so important. A Bearhug knee compression support sleeve helps to stabilise the joint and boost blood flow to reduce inflammation, preventing painful ACL or MCL injuries.

Snowboarding Ankle Support

As a snowboarder, the last thing you want is to roll your ankle and suffer a painful sprain or strain on the joint and muscles. Reduce swelling, pain, and keep that important joint stable as you weave down the slopes with our premium ankle support.

Thigh Support for Skiing & Snowboarding

Sore thighs can be expected after a day on the slopes, so wearing proper support is vital. To combat this, our thigh compression sleeves are essential for when you’re taking part in a sustained activity like skiing or snowboarding. The compression they provide will help keep you going ski run after ski run

Wrist Support for Skiing & Snowboarding

Keep your hands and wrists injury-free with the warming compression of a Bearhug wrist support. Essential to combat against painful strains.

When To Wear Bearhug Supports

Our Bearhug supports are one of the most effective ways to prevent ski and snowboard injuries while promoting a healthy, speedy recovery. You don’t have to have an existing injury to reap the benefits of our one-of-a-kind compression sleeves. They’re for everyone – from beginners to professionals - and are actually best worn as a preventative measure.

Wear them before, during and after exercise to promote circulation, provide stability, and help boost recovery when the body is at rest.

Used these on both knees for skiing. They supported my knees very well and stayed in place all day, without bunching behind the knees etc. Highly recommended.