Extra Support For Sport

Engaging in sports and other physically demanding activities inevitably subjects our bodies to stresses and strains, leading to signs of wear and tear over time.

The response of our bodies to exercise, recovery, work, and daily activities varies depending on our individual methods of recuperation, repair, and proactive injury prevention.

In due course, our bodies may need additional assistance to manage the impacts of sports.

For Sport

Do you play sports?

Certain sports, particularly high-impact ones, are prone to causing obvious injuries such as fractures, dislocations, bruises, muscle strains, ruptures and tears.

These injuries can happen when undertaking physical exercises in different forms

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Ball Sports

There are many injuries associated with ball sports, here are some we have picked out:

Rugby

  • Neck injuries, shoulder strains and dislocations
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Broken and injured wrists
  • Lower back strains and muscular tightness
  • Hamstring strains and tears
  • Varying degrees of knee injury
  • Calf strains
  • Ankle dislocation
  • Ligament damage and breaks
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Football

  • Lower back strains
  • Hamstrings pulls and tears
  • Thigh strains and tears
  • Multiple knee injuries
  • Calf strains and tears
  • Ankle and Achilles injuries

Cricket

Batting or bowling, cricketers can get a number of injuries

Bowlers

Repetitive strain and impact injuries including;

  • Shoulder strains
  • Bicep strains
  • Elbow hyper-extensions
  • Lower back strains
  • Hamstring pulls
  • Front foot knee and ankle impact bruising
  • Strains and tears

Batters

  • Shoulder strains
  • Elbow and wrist impact injuries
  • Lower back strains
  • Thighs, hamstring and calf strains and tears
  • Ankle and Achilles injuries.
For Sports Rugby

General Fitness

There are many injuries associated with general fitness, going to the gym or crossfit and even yoga, here are some we have picked out:

Gym and Cross-Fit

  • Neck strains
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Bicep tears and strains
  • Lower back strains
  • Thigh and hamstring strains and tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Calf strains and tears
  • Ankle and Achilles injuries
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Running and Tri-Athlon

  • Lower back strains
  • Hamstrings pulls and tears
  • Thigh strains and tears
  • Multiple knee injuries
  • Calf strains and tears
  • Ankle and Achilles injuries

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.
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Cycling

Cycling doesn’t just mean road bikes, cycling has become a popular way to see the countryside and ride across it on mountain bikes.

  • Tight necks, shoulders and writs
  • Lower back strains,
  • Thigh and hamstring strains and tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Calf strains and tears
  • Ankles and Achilles injuries

Golf

  • Enjoyed by people of all ages, 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.
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

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

How Can Fireactiv Help For Sport?

Fireactiv have ergonomically designed supports to promote the prevention, healing and repair of injuries through our range of neck, shoulder, bicep, lower back, thigh/hamstring, knee, calf and ankle thermotherapy support devices.

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 for sport highlighted above