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Injury Blog — Knee & Thigh

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Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

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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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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 £13.50 Closed Patella Knee Support £10.50   The knee joint is one of the most complex areas of the...

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The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

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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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Recommended Knee Supports for Football

Recommended Knee Supports for Football

Knee & Thigh

Football is one of the toughest sports on the body, and knee related injuries are very common. The dynamic nature of the sport, coupled with sudden changes in direction put the knee at an increased risk of damage. The most common forms of knee injuries for footballers are: • Ligament tears of either the anterior cruciate ligament or the medial collateral ligament. • Meniscus tears – generally caused by twisting the knee. • Tendonitis. Each of these injuries can be serious enough to require surgery, or potentially end a footballer’s career. Once the knee has been initially damaged, recurring injuries...

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When to use a Jumper's Knee Strap

When to use a Jumper's Knee Strap

Knee & Thigh

What is Jumper’s Knee? Jumper’s Knee is a painful condition that results from a tear or inflammation in the patellar tendon, the tissue which connects the tibia (shin bone) to the patella (knee cap). Jumper’s Knee is also known as patellar tendinitis. The condition is known as jumper’s knee as it is an overuse injury which can be caused by constant jumping, landing and changing direction, causing damage to the patellar tendon. It is a common injury for track and field athletes, footballers, volleyball and basketball players and can also be caused by overloading the patellar tendon in explosive activities...

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