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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

The knee joint is one of the most complex areas of the body, as it is responsible for co-ordinating joints and muscles as well as helping the body to perform a range of different movements. However, injuries to the knee joint are very common as the joint is subject to the strain of supporting the entire weight of the body during these movements. Knee injuries are common across all sports, from injuries due to the repetitive motions of running through to sprains and strains resulting from the twists and turns in sports such as football, tennis and skiing. The knee...

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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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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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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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