Dunbar Medical is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to be the official supplier of medical products to the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Toronto Rock. As the official supplier, Dunbar Medical will be responsible for providing the Toronto Rock with the medical equipment and supplies needed to keep their players in peak condition and to ensure their rapid and complete recovery from any injuries they may experience. Continue reading
Meniscus tears are some of the most commonly experienced knee injuries among athletes, particularly those who play contact sports. However, anyone at any age can experience a torn meniscus. The meniscus functions as a “shock absorber” for your knee, cushioning the joint and keeping it stable. Meniscus tears can happen during sports when a player twists awkwardly from contact or when pivoting sharply or making a hard landing. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include feeling a “pop” in the knee, pain, stiffening and swelling in the joint, a “locking” feeling in the knee, the sensation that it is “giving way”, and decreased range of motion. In addition to wearing a knee brace for a meniscus tear, treatment can include rest, ice, compression, elevation, rehabilitation and physiotherapy and, depending on the severity, surgery.
Compression shorts are form-fitting garments with bands of sturdy fabric that are usually worn by athletes to support the major muscles in the leg. This support provides several benefits to athletes looking to take their performance to the next level. To explain how compression shorts work, we have highlighted several of these benefits below, including the science behind them and how athletes can take advantage of them to maximize performance.
Ankle instability is the condition associated with weak ligaments in the upper foot leading to the ankle frequently buckling when weight is applied, often when running or walking on uneven surfaces. In some cases, this can happen when you are simply standing. There are a variety of treatments that can be used to correct and manage this condition, including medication, physical therapy and exercise, and wearing an ankle brace for instability.
Graduated compression is a typical and extremely effective way of managing and recovering from a variety of accidents and chronic diseases associated with the flow of blood from the lower extremities. Problems which may be addressed through graduated compression comprise varicosities, lymphedema, venous eczema and ulceration, deep vein thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, shin splints, calf cramps/strains, and Achilles tendonitis. In this post, we will answer the question “How Does Graduated Compression Work?” and clarify how graduated compression stockings and socks work to manage and relieve these afflictions.
The lower spine is critically important to the health of your whole upper body as it supports the spine and the great number of structures attached to it. Regrettably, eight out of ten people will suffer lower back pain at least one time in their lives. Since every movement and activity employs the muscles, ligaments and bones of the back, this area is very vulnerable to injury. There are a variety of factors which can cause lower back pain. These include heavy lifting on the job or in the gym, the perennial twisting involved with sports such as golfing, bad posture and even pregnancy. An orthopaedic back brace for lower back pain can offer essential support for your lower spine. It will stop strain or pressure to your spine, keep your spine in the proper position and provide compression.
The median nerve and lots of tendons operate from the forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. When this little distance narrows even further, resulting in discomfort and pain in the hand and wrist, you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). In this post, we briefly examine the way a carpal tunnel brace can help manage the pain and discomfort of this condition. We also briefly discuss different approaches for managing the condition.
Hogtown, The Big Smoke, T.O; whatever you call Toronto, there’s no doubt that it’s a special kind of city. However, it’s easy to forget how big and unique Canada’s largest city really is if you live or work in the heart of the everyday hustle and bustle. However, your perspective on the normal, run-of-the-mill city life can change very rapidly when you suddenly find yourself injured. Ankle injuries are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in North America. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to invest in an ankle support if you live in Toronto and have had a previous ankle injury. In fact, wearing an ankle brace in Toronto may be one of the best investments you can make. Continue reading
The back is one of the most commonly injured body parts in sports, right up there with the knees and the ankles. A back injury is no fun, can be very painful and might mean an extended stay in bed, not to mention a hiatus from the sport you love. Here are six possible threats to an athlete’s back and how wearing a back brace to prevent injury during these activities can pay off over the long term. Continue reading
Baseball has a long tradition of sportsmanship, producing entertaining games and, unfortunately, ankle injuries. In fact, almost one in every 10 injuries in college baseball involves the ankle. There are plenty of reasons why baseball players are at risk of incurring these sprains, strains and breaks. However, there is also reason for optimism and lots of ways anyone, from a pitcher to a left fielder, can protect the joint from injury. In this post, we consider the reasons why baseball players are prone to ankle injuries. We also discuss the extent to which wearing an ankle brace for baseball may help to prevent injury. Continue reading
An ankle injury is just about the most devastating health issue for runners. It can be a notoriously persistent type of injury, and that’s before you stretch your joints to the limit as a runner. However, if you are a runner and have suffered from an ankle injury, hope is not lost. Below are five suggestions for runners looking to recover from an ankle injury. We also suggest the best ankle brace for running through each stage of recovery. Continue reading