These athletesare pushing their bodies in their bids for glory with little protection shouldthey fall Youth Justin Bethel Jersey , other than a crash helmet. We witnessed throughout the Tour DeFrance the various injuries which could be sustained as a result of crashingalone, with this fear something riders have to contend with.
In stage 2Sir Bradley Wiggins escaped serious injury in a crash as a result of thepersistent rain. He was fortunate not to sustain injury considering he wastravelling at around 30mph downhill until the Italian Giovanni Visconti infront took a tumble which led to Wiggins landing on top of him. The rainyconditions are yet another thing for riders to contend with through the Tour of Britain.
Falling offyour bike can be very painful and cause a lot of damage to both soft tissue andyour joints, depending on how and where you land. You would typically expecteither the knee, wrists or elbows to take the full force of impact following afall.
Knee injuriescan be extremely painful and effectively end cyclist聮s hopes of continuing in arace. Whilst knee injuries themselves can be less common than high impactsports such as tennis and football it is falling from a bike which can causeimpact damage. A crash can cause inflammation to the joint limiting movement aswell as being very painful.
There arevarious methods of rehabilitation following a knee injury as a result ofimpact. Such an injury can normally be self-limiting and will get better overtime with rest and stretching with ice being used to help manage theinflammation and pain. A knee support can be used to help manage inflammationand pain as well as offering additional support during movement.
There are anumber of knee support options available on the market, each designed to managespecific conditions or injuries from sprains and patella tendonitis to kneeligament damage and osteoarthritis of the knee. Following an impact injury youneed a knee support which can offer compression and stabilisation of the joint Terrell Edmunds Jersey Steelers ,allowing you to remain active for longer.
Muscle injuriesare typically as a result of overuse or overstretching, something which can bequite common among athletes who are continually pushing themselves to go harderand faster. Riding a bike puts an immense amount of strain on the lower limbsand the muscles including the calf and thigh, with riders exceeding speeds of30mph even up hill.
Thigh injuriescan be common place following a taxing stage, whether from overuse or a failureto warm up or cool down. Whilst rest and ice will typically manage such acondition the use of a thigh support聽can also help to offer compression and manage inflammation. The useof a thigh support can also help to reduce pain and with it, allow the patientto remain active for longer than they would have done otherwise.
A thighsupport can be available in either a thigh wrap or in the form of compression shorts Youth Martavis Bryant Jersey ,the latter also offering compression to the hamstring and groin area. The mainpurpose of a thigh support is to protect the muscle from further injury by stabilisingthe muscle and alignment. The compression offered by the thigh support can alsohelp to reduce pain and enhance performance by allowing the patient to stayactive for longer.
Sports Braces and Supports
It isessential in the modern world of sport for stars to remain active and keepplaying for as long as possible and avoiding injury at all costs. Whilst injuriesare sometimes unavoidable the use of sports braces following an injury hasbecome more prominent in recent years. There are sports braces for every typeof injury, whether as a preventative measure, to be used post injury and eventhose to be used following an operation.
Knee supportis designed to help manage conditions and injuries pertaining to the knee. Thereare different types of material used for each knee support, but typicallyneoprene of BioSkin are used for those wishing to wear the brace during activeplay. These types of material allow the knee support to breathe and areflexible to conform to the patient聮s skin so that they can be worn underclothing and are comfortable.
There areexceptions however with the likes of knee ligament braces such as the CTi whichhave a rigid carbon fibre exoskeleton to protect against impact damage. A knee support聽such as the CTi simply offers protection against impact damage andwould not normally be seen on a tennis court, but more on a BMX rider or skier.
The thighsupport or compression shorts both offer the same levels of compression Trent Murphy Jersey Bills , withsome coming complete with a cinch strap to offer an even greater level ofcompression. As with a knee support, a thigh support is designed to bebreathable and be discreet, so that it can be worn under clothing and work withthe patient rather than against them.
Recovering fullyfrom an injury is the most important thing before training once again, asfailure to do this can cause further problems in the future and subsequentinjuries. We have to remember that those competing in the Tour of Britain areprofessional athletes who have trained for such distances but like the amateur riderare susceptible to the same risks in terms of falling off their bike andpicking up joint and muscle injuries.
If you pickup an injury you should stop and rest and if it fails to remedy itself within acouple of days then seek professional guidance. Typical rehabilitation routescan include rest, light exercise Taven Bryan Jersey Jaguars , surgery, physiotherapy and even the use of abrace such as a thigh support or knee support as discussed above.
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