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How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

Shorts

A groin strain occurs when the muscles in the inner thigh get over-stretched or torn, and can be caused by sudden movements such as kicking, jumping or twisting to change direction. This injury is common amongst both professional and recreational sports people, especially footballers, athletes, tennis and hockey players who all play high intensity sports. Symptoms of a groin strain Groin strain injuries can range from mild to very severe, depending upon the damage caused to the muscle. Symptoms include pain in the inner groin and inner thigh, pain when you raise your knee as well as swelling and bruising...

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When to Use a Weightlifting Belt

When to Use a Weightlifting Belt

An essential item of any serious weightlifters kit is a weightlifting belt – but what are they for, when should you use one and what are the benefits? What is a Weightlifting Belt Used for? The main purpose of wearing a weightlifting belt is that it helps to stabilise and reduce stress on the spine. This should help the wearer perform more reps and lift heavier (if only slightly) weights. But how is this achieved? Wearing a belt when weightlifting increases the abdominal pressure of the wearer, sometimes by up to 40%. This build-up of pressure will help to cushion...

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Knee Supports for Cycling

Knee Supports for Cycling

A number of different knee supports for cycling are available from LP, 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:   Extreme Knee Support with Posterior Strap / 533CA £26.99 Open Patella Knee Support / 708 £13.50   Cycling is a relatively low impact activity for the lower body, but a large proportion of both professional and amateur cyclists suffer from knee problems.  This is because the knee is a vital part of the pedalling motion and is in continual use. If...

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The Best Golfer's Elbow Supports and Braces

The Best Golfer's Elbow Supports and Braces

Elbow & Arm

LP’s range of Golfer’s Elbow supports will help to manage your injury and get you back on the course. This at-a-glance guide shows our most popular products which are also reviewed in more detail below:  Golfer's Elbow Braces and Supports Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Wrap / 751 £8.50 Extreme Tennis and Golf Elbow Support / 751 CA £12.50 Tennis / Golf Elbow Brace / 551 £20.99   Although golfers aren't subject to the same level of physical strain as some sports, injuries do still occur when playing golf and one of the most common of these is known as Golfer's...

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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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