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Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Firstaid4sport blog is where you can find a wealth of useful articles, first aid hints and tips as well as our news and upcoming events.


Team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Planet explains how he ‘learned to live with diabetes’

Charles Planet has been part of Team Novo Nordisk for six years but has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 15 years, the professional cyclist tells Firstaid4sport about his journey from being diagnosed to competing around the world in the world’s first all diabetic cycling team.  

What’s in a Firstaid4sport British Boxing Board of Control Corner Kit

The Firstaid4sport corner kit is the only fully endorsed and approved by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC). The corner kit has been developed alongside leading cut-men and cornermen to give you a comprehensive kit containing everything you need to treat cuts and swelling quickly and effectively within the laws of boxing. 

Professional Cyclist Sam Brand explains why ‘it means everything’ to be part of Team Novo Nordisk

Sam Brand’s life changed completely on World Diabetes Day in 2001 as at the age of 10 he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, although this diagnosis did not stop Brand from continuing to play football, basketball and compete in triathlons. Brand is now a professional cyclist who races for an all diabetic cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk. 

A Guide to a Dislocated shoulder

A dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the connective tissues in the shoulder joint and surrounding area becomes damaged or inflamed causing the bones at the joint to become displaced due to high force or strain being placed on the area.

A Guide to Groin Strains

A groin strain is a muscular tear or rupture to any one of your groin muscles, usually one of the hip adductor muscle group. Any of these groin muscles can be strained but the most common is adductor longus. A groin strain usually occurs with a high-seed activity such as kicking, sprinting or a sudden change of direction.   

A Guide to Shin Splints

Shin splints are a pain experienced in the front of the lower leg or shin, they are common amongst runners and those who put weight on their legs during extended physical activity. It is best to avoid physical activity such as running until the injury has fully recovered.

A Guide to a Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle occurs when an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ligaments in the ankle which they are unable to cope with causing damage and tearing to the soft tissue. The severity of the injury can range from a partial tear to a complete rupture.  

Best Knee Braces for Horse Riding

Injuries are part and parcel of taking part in sport, and those who ride horse will know exactly how hard the sport can be on your knees. The logistics of horse riding make protecting your knees difficult, such as the tight fit clothing and the need for a complete range of motion.

A Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers. There are several symptoms and causes and of carpal tunnel syndrome however it can be treated at home.

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