Ten pin bowling is massive in the UK right now, but those playing competitively will find that like any sport, injuries can happen. Wrist and hand injuries are the most common type among bowling players. Surprisingly, a wrist support prevents both these injuries whilst also improving a player’s ability to deliver the best ball that they possibly can. Read on as we explore the benefits of using a wrist support for bowling.
Preventing wrist injuries
The main reason to wear a wrist support whilst bowling is to prevent injuries. The support does this by reducing unnecessary movement in your fingers, preventing finger and thumb injuries. It also prevents wrist injuries, both sudden and repetitive strain injuries, by giving the wrist the extra support it needs to hold and displace a heavy bowling ball.
It doesn’t just prevent injury, a good wrist support will even improve your play. A wrist support will help maintain consistency in the so-called ‘moment of release’, by preventing the back of your hand from tilting or collapsing before release. The longer the support, the better it will do this. With ten pin bowling booming in the UK, the standard of play gets higher and higher, making that competitive edge really important to have.
Those of you who have suffered an injury, whether it was a fracture or the onset of RSI over time, will find that a wrist support will help you whilst your arm, hand or fingers build up strength again. In adults injuries rarely recover fully to how the body was before, which means that part of your body will always be weaker than it once was. For this reason, once injured, it’s imperative to find a high quality bowling wrist support such as those found at a specialist store such as http://www.petesproshop.co.uk/acatalog/wrist-supports.htm.
Ideally, purchase more than one comfortable wrist liner to go under the support. This will make the support more comfortable by preventing rubbing and also means you can remove and launder the liner without the need to clean the actual support so regularly.
As you can see, a wrist support isn’t just there to prevent injuries or support you post-injury, it can also improve your bowling play, make every release more consistent and give you a competitive edge.