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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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How a Power Elbow Sleeve Boosts Performance

How a Power Elbow Sleeve Boosts Performance

Elbow & Arm

The elbow joint connects the forearm to the upper arm, and is heavily used in sports that involve throwing, lifting, spiking or bowling. These actions send a lot of energy through the elbow, so if you are looking for a boost in your performance or need to protect an injury then the LP Elbow Power Sleeve is recommended. The Power Elbow Sleeve is part of the Embioz Power Range from LP, which uses three main technologies to not only improve stability and coordination in the elbow but also increases blood circulation to prevent fatigue. This combination allows athletes to experience...

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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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LP's Partnership with Sunwise

LP's Partnership with Sunwise

LP Supports is delighted to announce a partnership with leading British sports brand Sunwise® sunglasses. The Sunwise® range of high quality, innovative sunglasses provides stylish and affordable sports eyewear. The partnership will benefit athletes, fitness enthusiasts and all sports lovers already enjoying the benefits of LP’s range of supports and wraps for all injury prone parts of the body. Sunwise® is especially popular with runners of all ages and abilities, with the benefits of lightweight frames, fresh colour choices and interchangeable lenses making models such as Windrush and Twister particular favourites. LP also helps runners to protect and recover from...

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