Thigh injuries; recovery and prevention

Hamstring and Qaud Injuries and Strains Hamstring Injuries and Strains

Injuries to muscles on the front of the thigh (quadriceps) and the back of the thigh (hamstrings) are not uncommon in all levels of sport and exercise.

Damage to the quadriceps is generally caused by trauma (as we normally travel forwards and these big muscles are the ones that get hit first) and involves bruising and ‘dead-leg’ type pain. This occurs as an outside force squashes the muscle against the bone, resulting in damage to the muscle, blood vessels and nerve endings. Muscle tears are less common in the quadriceps but do occur.

The hamstrings are more likely to suffer muscle tears as they are the muscles that provide power for sudden acceleration and speed. They can be overloaded very easily if they are not warmed up sufficiently or are fatigued. Hamstring tears usually occur in the middle of the muscle when the muscle fibres are stretched forcefully, as happens during running or kicking.

As with any soft tissue injury, ice therapy can be used in the first instance to reduce the swelling and pain.

When it comes to rehabilitation and prevention of injury Active650 Thigh Supports are second to none. Providing warmth and increased blood flow to the thigh muscles, healing can be improved and pre-exercise warm-up made more effective.

Hold it if it Hurts!

Whether it’s a bump, a strain, a muscle tear or even a broken bone, what is the first thing you do when you hurt yourself?

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You immediately grab hold of the bit that hurts. The management of the injury over the next hours, days and weeks may well differ but everyone’s initial reaction to pain is the same: clutch it, cradle it, hold it.

Why is this?

Quite simply, we don’t know. Theories range from affecting the pain receptors to providing a tourniquet-like effect for nerves and blood vessels to isolating the damaged structures and preventing further movement.

Whatever the reason is, we all do it.

Clearly, it would be impossible to spend all day holding your injury, which is why we at Active650 have come up with a range of super-comfortable supports that clutch, cradle and hold for you.

You get on with your life while Active 650 holds the bit that hurts!

The Active650 Difference

Unique fabric with superior stretch
Unrivalled comfort
Allows full range of movement
Will not slip
Closed cell technology repels sweat, bacteria and odour
No complicated taping requiring costly reapplication and therapist visits