"The bends" is a colloquialism for decompression sickness.
The Bends may also refer to:
- The Bends (album), a 1995 studio album by Radiohead
- "The Bends" (song), a 1995 song by Radiohead
- "The Bends", a song by Mr. Bungle from the 1995 album Disco Volante
- "The Bends", a song by Earl Sweatshirt from the 2018 album Some Rap Songs