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Active Wrap Ice and Heat Compression Wraps

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

March 15, 2011 Click Link To View Posting

Active Wrap Ice and Heat Compression Wraps

Injury is part of the package when it comes to running. If you speak to any experienced runner then they will more than likely have spent at least some time recovering from one of the many ailments that plagues the sport such as stress fractures, tendon damage or shin splints.

Active Wrap Ankle Wrap

Cross training, gym work, rest sessions and running on soft surfaces all play their part in guarding against injury, but when those twists and twinges do occur then often ice is one of the best treatments for reducing swelling and speeding up recovery.

Active Wrap products have been developed to offer targeted hot and cold therapy treatment to the area where you need it most. No more do you have to struggle with ice packs or frozen peas to cover the area of swelling as the wraps conform to your joint contours which means that it is easy to apply both compression and hot or cold treatment to the area of swelling or pain without struggling to keep any ice or heat pads in place.

The Active Wrap products are available for all of the major joints and can be used to apply both hot and cold treatments to the damaged area of the joint.

The ankle wrap is perfect for applying ice to a twisted or tender ankle – which is an all too common injury that runners suffer from during cross country or trail running.

Active Wrap Ankle

The wraps include ice/heat packs that are held into the wrap using Velcro. This makes them easily to detach for freezing and then to subsequently reattach.

Active Wrap products have been through thousands of texts and now carry the Physioquality seal of approval which means that they are used nationwide by physiotherapists and sports professionals worldwide.

Active Wrap products are available from the Active Wrap website and are supplied with a free drawstring bag. 

 

 

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Successful Cure for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on May 29, 2011

excerpt taken from Online Running Gear.Com

To read the entire article please click the link above.

If you’ve read about my treatment of plantar fasciitis, then you already know about my 10 month journey to find a cure for plantar fasciitis. I can finally say, with confidence, that I’ve been successful.

My cure for plantar fasciitis has been a combination of the following treatments:

Ice: Apply ice twice a day to the area of soreness. For me, this is a very localized point on my heel. Since plantar fasciitis is caused by a pulling or overuse of the fascia or arch tendon, instinct would tell me that I should apply the ice to the arch. However, my orthopedic surgeon advised me to apply it directly to the area of pain. I could definitely feel the difference when I changed the area that I was icing. So, my recommendation would be to ice where the pain is.

I am using an amazing product for icing called Active Wrap® Foot/Ankle Heat Ice Wrap. I wish I had one of these years ago. This high quality compression ice wrap is an essential for delivering maximum icing to a targeted area. It’s usefulness goes beyond plantar fasciitis and can help with so many sports inflicted injuries. I could go on about how great this product is, or you could head over to my ActiveWrap® Review where I cover all the specifics.
Stretch, stretch, stretch: as many times a day as you can remember, do your calf stretches. I focus mostly on calf stretches, but arch and toe stretches are useful as well. The most popular advise is to apply the stretches for 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off. My favorite calf stretch is the stair calf stretch, although the wall calf stretch is also a well known alternative.

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