Extra Support As We Age

As we age and accumulate more life experiences, our bodies naturally begin to exhibit signs of wear and tear. The way our bodies respond to exercise, recovery, work, and daily activities changes significantly over time.

Maintaining an active lifestyle can potentially delay the ageing process and this can be achieved by incorporating preventative and maintenance-based recovery routines.

However, there are instances when our bodies require extra support to cope with the effects of ageing.

As We Age

Do you take regular exercise?

As we age there are certain pastimes and activities that are more accessible and preferred by a gently ageing population.

These injuries can happen when undertaking physical exercises in different forms such as:

Gardening

  • Elbow, back, knee and wrist injuries are very common as we work hard in the garden.
  • Repetitive bending and crouching injuries are common when you are tidying up your garden and pain can strike at any time
  • Gardening related injuries and discomfort are more common than you might think

Take a look at our range of braces for Gardening

Old Man Playing Bowls

Bowls

  • Back, knee and wrist injuries are very common if you play bowls, whether you are in a league or just play with a few friends.
  • Repetitive bending and crouching injuries and knee problems can occur causing pain and discomfort

Golf

  • Enjoyed by young and old alike golf suits people with more time on their hands and is less physically demanding.
  • Nevertheless, impact injuries around the wrist, shoulders, back, and knees will put you off your game.

Take a look at our range of Golf Supports and Braces

Golf Injuries
Tennis and Pickle ball

Pickleball/tennis

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among retirees and seniors in the world due to its physically low impact effect on the body

Tennis is enjoyed by young and old alike but as we age the court seems to get bigger and the recovery takes longer

  • Typical racket sport injuries include tennis elbow, shoulder, back, bicep, wrist, thigh, hamstring, knee, calf and ankle.

Yoga

Flexibility improvement and general mental health and wellbeing are well known benefits of yoga.

  • Hyper extensions of joints and muscle strains can be restrictive.
  • Backs, knees, ankles in particular may be vulnerable with yoga techniques.
As We Age Yoga
As We Age Hiking

Walking / hiking

  • Knee and ankle injuries whilst walking can lead to the need for long term joint maintenance.
  • Calf, thigh and hamstring strains can be restrictive if you are taking a long walk or going for a hike

How Can Fireactiv Help As We Age?

The Fireactiv non-invasive infrared heat products are designed to ease pain and injury symptoms and are probably the most innovative, exciting and accessible health development in over a decade.

What is deep heat therapy?

Deep heat therapy or “thermotherapy” is the process of applying heat to various parts of the body to provide pain relief, promote relaxation and improve the healing of various conditions and injuries.

How does it work?

Muscle relaxation:

  • Heat therapy helps relax and loosen tense and tight muscles.
  • Reduces muscle spasms and discomfort

Improved Blood Flow:

  • Heat application causes blood vessels to dilate (expand), which increases blood circulation to the area area.
  • Enhanced blood flow delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, helping them recover and heal more efficiently.

Pain Relief:

  • Heat therapy can effectively alleviate pain by blocking pain signals to the brain and reducing the sensation of discomfort in the affected area.
  • It is often used to relieve chronic pain, such as that associated with arthritis, or acute pain resulting from injuries.

Joint Mobility:

  • Heat can improve joint flexibility and range of motion, making it beneficial for conditions like osteoarthritis.
  • It helps to reduce joint stiffness and increase mobility.

Enhanced Flexibility:

  • Deep heat therapy can improve joint flexibility and range of motion. This can be especially beneficial for conditions like osteoarthritis or stiff joints.
  • Using heat therapy before exercise as part of a warm-up can help with the avoidance of injuries and niggles.

Stress Reduction:

  • The soothing and relaxing nature of heat therapy can promote stress reduction and overall relaxation.
  • It can be a valuable component of stress management and relaxation techniques.

Post-Surgical Recovery:

  • In some cases, heat therapy is used as part of post-surgical recovery to reduce pain, improve blood flow, and enhance healing at the surgical site.

Chronic Pain Management:

  • People with chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, find relief from heat therapy, which can reduce pain and improve overall comfort.

Note: While heat therapy is proven effective for various conditions, it’s essential to note that it may not be suitable for every situation.

For example, it’s generally not recommended for acute injuries with inflammation, as heat can exacerbate swelling and discomfort.

As with any medical treatment, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before using heat therapy, especially if you have underlying medical conditions or are uncertain about its suitability for your specific situation.

Fireactiv Thermal Images Before

Before using Fireactiv – no heat radiation back and neck

Fireactiv Thermal Images 30 mins

30 minutes after starting to use Fireactiv – moderate heat radiation back and neck

Fireactiv Thermal Images 30 mins

60 minutes after starting to use Fireactiv – high heat radiation back and neck

Do you suffer with any of these symptoms

This is where Firactiv comes into its own.

Fireactiv joint and muscle supports are a safe and easy-to-use alternative to medications for

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sprains
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Deep tissue injury
  • Arthritic pain
  • Reynaud’s disease
  • Rheumatism
  • Tendinitis
Fireactiv Joint Thermal Areas

What More Information?

Take a look at our product range below, they all come with Fireactiv thermal heat pads to aid your recovery from many of the ailments highlighted above