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What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

Knee & Thigh

Open and Closed Patella Knee Supports are the most common types of knee supports available. The main difference between them is that in an Open Patella Knee Support the kneecap (or patella) is left uncovered at the front of the knee, helping to relieve pressure on the patella. We have covered the other benefits and difference between the supports in our article below, and we have also prepared this at-a-glance guide to our most popular supports.   Open Patella Knee Support £13.99 Closed Patella Knee Support £11.00   The knee joint is one of the most complex areas of the...

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Best Knee Support for Running

Best Knee Support for Running

Knee & Thigh

LP provides a wide range of different knee supports for running, and while we will examine each type of support in more detail below we have provided this at a glance guide of our most popular supports:  Knee Supports for Running Closed Patella Knee Support £11.00 Open Patella Knee Support £13.99 Extreme Closed Patella Knee Support £18.99 Extreme Open Patella Knee Support £20.99   Running is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy, with runners enjoying the benefits of increased endurance, better fitness and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors! However, running is a very stressful...

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Benefits of a Hamstring Support

Benefits of a Hamstring Support

Knee & Thigh

A hamstring strain is a common sports injury, especially in athletes competing in sports which require sprinting, stretching or high kicking motions. A pulled hamstring or hamstring strain is felt as a sharp pain in the back of the thigh, and how many times have we seen a football player or athlete pull up in the middle of a match or a race clutching the back of their leg? Causes of a Hamstring Strain The hamstring muscle makes up an important part of the muscle system in the leg, as it consists of three different muscle groups from the pelvis...

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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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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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