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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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Volleyball Knee Pads

Volleyball Knee Pads

Volleyball is an extremely athletic and demanding sport, with players required to jump, twist, turn and smash throughout the game. Volleyball knee pads are essential for a serious volleyball player, as players are often required to thrown themselves at the ball with the intention of keeping it from hitting the ground. This can result in the knee coming into contact with the ground many times throughout the game, and as volleyball is often played on a hard or indoor court this can result in a the knee being at frequent risk of damage or injury. Why do you need Volleyball...

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Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Hand & Wrist Knee & Thigh

The popularity of kettlebell training has soared during recent years, and there are numerous benefits to incorporating kettlebells as part of your workout. Firstly, kettlebells are fantastic cardio so they are a great way of improving and strength and a firm, lean physique without building up muscle bulk. This can be important for athletes in many sports, especially those that need to incorporate speed, strength and agility in their discipline. Kettlebells are also very popular as they are a great way of burning lots of calories very quickly! An American Council on Exercise study found that a 20 minute kettlebell...

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How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

Shorts

A groin strain occurs when the muscles in the inner thigh get over-stretched or torn, and can be caused by sudden movements such as kicking, jumping or twisting to change direction. This injury is common amongst both professional and recreational sports people, especially footballers, athletes, tennis and hockey players who all play high intensity sports. Symptoms of a groin strain Groin strain injuries can range from mild to very severe, depending upon the damage caused to the muscle. Symptoms include pain in the inner groin and inner thigh, pain when you raise your knee as well as swelling and bruising...

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