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Injury Blog — Knee & Thigh

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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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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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Knee Support for skiing

Knee Support for skiing

Knee & Thigh

The best knee supports for skiing will provide complete protection for the entire knee. Our most popular supports from LP are shown in this at-a-glance guide with further details provided in the article below.  Knee Supports for Skiing Hinged Knee Stabiliser / 710 £32.99 Extreme Knee with Posterior Strap £26.99 Knee Stabiliser with Buckles / 709 £31.99 Open Patella Knee Support / 708 £13.50   Skiing is an exciting and exhilarating sport, but as it is a comparatively dangerous activity it is very important to wear adequate and appropriate protective supports when you are on the slopes. Skiers sway their...

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