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Here to keep you fighting fit and back on form

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury When Returning to Training

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury When Returning to Training

Ankle & Shin Knee & Thigh

Visiting the gym or doing any serious training can be a daunting thought, especially if it has been a while since we strapped on the running shoes or followed a proper training routine. If you have been inactive for some time, even for a couple of weeks, then the risk of injury when embarking on a training programme increases. It is therefore worthwhile bearing the following tips in mind when preparing for your return to fitness: 1 – Set Realistic Goals It is best to start slow, and make any fitness goals realistic, achievable and measurable. It is a lot...

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Tennis Elbow Supports and Braces

Tennis Elbow Supports and Braces

Tennis Elbow is one of the most common sporting injuries, but how is it caused and how can a tennis elbow support help to relieve pain and get you back in action? What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, and is a form of elbow tendonitis. It occurs when there is a swelling of the tendons that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone, causing pain around the outside of the elbow. Tennis Elbow is usually caused by the overuse of these muscles, which are attached to your elbow and are used...

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Netball Ankle Supports

Netball Ankle Supports

Ankle & Shin

The LP Supports range includes several different ankle support which are suitable for recovery from netball related injuries. The table below provides an at-a-glance guide to our most popular supports, which are examined in more detail below.  Netball Ankle Supports Neoprene Ankle Support / 704 £8.50 Extreme Ankle Support / 757CA £13.99 Ankle Support with Stay and Strap £20.99 LP Ankle Max Wrap / 694 £14.50   Netball is one of the most popular participation sports in the world, and is growing in popularity following the success of events such as the Netball World Cup in summer 2019. Netball is...

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Shin Splint Supports

Shin Splint Supports

Ankle & Shin

Shin splints is an inflammation caused by strain of the muscles on the lower leg that stabilise the foot. Pain will occur in the lower leg, either on the front (anterior) part of the shin bone or on the inside (posterior) of the leg. Causes and Symptoms of Shin Splints Shin splints are most commonly suffered by athletes and participants of sports that involve running and jumping. This is because the condition is usually caused by repeated trauma and the overstraining of muscles where they attach to your shin. A number of factors can result in shin splints, including a...

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Best Wrist Supports for Skiing

Best Wrist Supports for Skiing

Hand & Wrist

Skiing is a sport that is enjoyed on many different levels, from recreational skiers who enjoy a few turns a year through to professional downhill athletes. Although the knee is probably the most vulnerable part of the body when skiing, (we have a separate post on the best knee supports for skiing) injuries can occur to other parts of the body and this includes the wrist. Wrist injuries in skiing The wrist is heavily involved in skiing actions, as the arms help to provide balance and it is also important to have a good grip on your ski poles. The...

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