Buying a Knee brace be it your first or a replacement is a daunting process. Knee braces come in several different shapes and sizes, as well as offering different levels of support it is difficult to be sure what brace is right for you and your injury.
Kinesiology Tape is used throughout the sporting world and is easily recognisable, it’s the bright strips of tape seen on knees, shoulders and backs. It is applied to the body to reduce pain, provide support, reduce swelling and improve performance all without restricting movement.
The reason which fighters wrap their hands is obvious, it protects their hands. Hands are made up of several delicate joints and bones which can be easily damaged when training or competing. The wrap is used to stabilise the delicate bones and joints and prevent movement when punching a bag, a pad, or a person.
Electrotherapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is the electrical stimulation of the body in which currents are passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, especially in treatments of various forms of paralysis.
The Rugby World Cup is less than 24 hours away and with such little time left to wait until kick-off we here at FirstAid4Sport have compiled a guide to all the taping you’ll see take place on the field throughout the next six weeks.
Tweet Shin splints, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) if bone related and Exertional Compartment Syndrome (ECS) if muscle related is a common injury in runners, the causes are widely debated however studies suggest a combination of methods to help treat and prevent this injury. Bone related shin pain is far more common than muscular shin pain and is the result of three variables; body mechanics, extent of activity and bone density. Body mechanics refers to your foot type, foot strike and stride, and body composition all of... Read More
TweetCryotherapy You may have heard the term cryotherapy bandied around the changing rooms by team coaches and medics but if you’re often left wondering what it means, what it entails, what the benefits are and why it’s so popular, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Read on and we’ll take you through the hows, whys and what-ifs of cryotherapy whilst answering the most common questions, giving you a full insight into the world of this revolutionary sports therapy. So let’s start from the beginning . . . What is Cryotherapy?... Read More
We all know the many health benefits of sport, but what do we do when things don’t go to plan and injury strikes? We reach for the first aid kit! Quite often there’s little time to think, so a well organised, easily accessible first aid kit is essential to reduce the amount of downtime and aid a speedy recovery.
Tweet Cramp, we’ve all been there. Rolling around clutching our foot, calf or thigh in sheer agony, so I’m pretty sure we know what it feels like, but how many of us actually know what it is?! Well, with this handy guide, not only will you have all the answers you need, but you will also be fully equipped with the knowledge to treat it quickly and easily to get you back in the game. So let’s start with the basics . . . What is Cramp? Cramp is a... Read More
TweetHow do you know if you have damaged your ligament or your tendon? Well to be honest the reason there is such a confusing overlap of what is what and where, is because the two are very alike. The simplest way to put it is that tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to bone. Sounds simple enough right? Well, the problem most people have is distinguishing between a ligament injury and a tendon injury due to their symptoms being very alike. So in order to understand them... Read More