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Injury Blog — Hand & Wrist

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The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

Elbow & Arm Hand & Wrist Knee & Thigh Shoulder

The importance of a good warm up before playing sport should not be overlooked, as getting your muscles warm before activity and cooling down afterwards can be a significant factor in helping to prevent injury. Getting the muscles moving and the body warm will help blood flow to the muscles, supplying them with more oxygen and reducing the risk of strains, sprains and muscle tears. It will also start to gradually increase your heart rate, and get your body used to the idea that you are about to begin more strenuous activity. If you are going to be taking part...

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What Makes a Good Cycling Wrist Support

What Makes a Good Cycling Wrist Support

Hand & Wrist

Cycling is one of the best ways to stay in shape and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, from casual riders through to serious and professional cyclists. Cyclists can suffer from injuries in several areas of the body such as the knee, wrist, back and neck. This is often due to the overuse of the same body parts, poor riding postures over long periods of time or inadequate equipment. Wrist injuries in cyclists The wrist joint can be particularly vulnerable to injuries, especially if the handlebars on the bike are too high or too low. This...

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Advantages of LP MAXWRAP®

Advantages of LP MAXWRAP®

Ankle & Shin Elbow & Arm Hand & Wrist Knee & Thigh

LP MAXWRAP® is a premium wrap that is designed to aid prevention, treatment and rehabilitation after injury, with the unique silicone backing design providing localised compression and non-slip support to maintain stability. LP MAXWRAP® can be applied so that the support/compression can be specifically selected and additionally isolated to the injured part of the limb, whilst leaving the rest of the limb free of constriction. This concept, as well as the construction of the fabric, is unique and so fundamentally different from any of its competitors that it is patented internationally. LP MAXWRAP® is designed to meet the requirements of...

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Sports Wrist Support

Sports Wrist Support

Hand & Wrist

The wrist connects the hand with the forearm and is a very complex area of the body made up of eight small bones (carpals), the Carpal tunnel (containing tendons and nerves) and a ligament. It is greatly used in many sports, and especially in racquet sports such as tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis. The wrist allows for rotation, power and accuracy so it is vital to have strong and agile wrists for high performance and success in these sports. Common wrist injuries As the wrist is such an integral part of playing racquet sports, injuries are common in players...

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