Avoiding and Treating Shoulder Injury in Basketball

Avoiding and Treating Shoulder Injury in Basketball

Having a healthy shoulder is critical for achieving a balance between strength, range of motion, and stability. To play basketball well without pain, you need to optimize your attributes. Even small shoulder problems can affect your game at a high level.

In basketball, the shoulder must be strong as you battle for position in the paint. Your body needs to be flexible when blocking or reaching for a pass. Your shoulder must also be stable when shooting a jump shot, like a strong foundation.

That's why the Donjoy Sully shoulder brace has been so popular with athletes and weekend athletes. Professional and amateur athletes wear it in all sports! Get Back In The Game.

Shoulder disability can occur with basketball-related shoulder injuries, overuse, and strength training that is overly focused on the large muscles around the shoulder, including the pectoralis major, deltoid, and latissimus dorsi. Athletes can prevent shoulder surgery by stabilizing the shoulder blade, strengthening the rotator cuff, and improving shoulder flexibility. This can help prevent injuries or aid in the healing process.

Focusing on these areas can help athletes maintain shoulder health and performance. Taking these steps may not always prevent the need for surgery, but they can reduce the risk of injury and speed recovery.

The Donjoy Sully shoulder brace helps support and limit shoulder movement after an injury or surgery. You can adjust its elastic straps on the outside in any direction and with any amount of force. 

Ideal for Shoulder Stabilization. The shoulder brace assists in stabilizing, aiding, or restricting the movement of the shoulder post-injury and post-operatively. It can functionally stabilize, assist, or restrict movement according to the specific needs of each athlete.

Your Sully shoulder brace comes complete with a highly adaptable, bifurcated neoprene strap and two additional 4" neoprene straps. On the inside, the perforated, breathable, rubber-like neoprene grips the skin, so the support moves with the athlete. The stabilization straps feel like they attach directly to your body. 


  • The Sully Shoulder Brace provides shoulder immobilization and a controlled range of motion for anterior, multi-directional, inferior, and posterior instabilities, rotator cuff deceleration, shoulder AC separations, and muscle strains.

Sully Shoulder Brace Features

  • Pulls the humerus posteriorly as it restricts external rotation and abduction
  • Elastic straps attach with Velcro at any point, in any direction, and with any amount of force.
  • The smooth, controlled assistance or restraint follows the natural movement of the muscles and joints.
  • This product is available in black only.

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Other Treatments for Shoulder Injury

1. Scapular strengthening

2. Rotator cuff exercises

3. Stretching to maintain shoulder range of motion