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
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
With all the twisting, jumping, pivoting and side-to-side shuffling, it’s no wonder that knee injuries are among the most common afflictions suffered on the basketball court. Knee injuries like sprains, tears and tendonitis account for more than 13% of all basketball injuries. This prevalence of knee injuries means that orthopedic supports are crucial to maintaining good health and recovering from injuries. In this post, we describe the best knee brace for basketball players depending on the type and severity of their injuries. These knee braces provide the stabilization, support, therapy and prevention that basketball players need while relieving pain. Continue reading
If you’ve ever played a sport or taken up an active hobby, the chances are you’ve come face-to-face with cold therapy. Whether it’s the image of your favorite fictional athlete lowering himself or herself into a vat of icy water or the memory of sitting on the bench tightly clenching an ice pack to a recent injury, using cold to speed recovery is something every sportsperson has encountered. In this post, we take a look at how cold therapy works in three of its most common forms. We also examine what sports medicine and science tell us about their power to speed recovery from an injury.
Tennis elbow is the more commonly used name for lateral epicondylitis, which is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded. Overloaded tendons are usually a result of repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. One example of this is when a baseball pitcher throws inning after inning of fastballs. Another could be a factory worker stationed on the assembly line hour after hour. A common approach to treatment of this injury is the use of a elbow brace for tennis elbow that can alleviate the pain and speed recovery.
If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing an ankle sprain, you know that it can wreak havoc on your body and quality of life. It is extremely important to pay special attention to properly recovering from a sprain, consult a medical expert and be diligent in your recovery program. We have divided the recovery process into four stages to help you recover quicker and more effectively while providing tips on recovery methods such as using an ankle brace for sprains and physiotherapy techniques.
In recent years, compression clothing has become the new buzzword in the world of sports medicine. Compression wear can take many forms including compression socks, compression stockings or compression shorts. In general, compression apparel is wearable gear specifically developed to help manage injuries such as muscle, ligament and tendon damage. Compression stockings and socks belong to a category of compression wear designed to treat blood circulation related conditions like deep vein thrombosis.
Knee pain is a familiar foe to most avid runners. In fact, about 40 percent of running injuries are knee injuries and 13 percent of runners have experienced knee pain in the past year, according to a survey by Runner’s World. In this post, we take a look at four of the most common knee injuries from running and how to choose the best knee brace for running after suffering each of these injuries. Together with strategies like physiotherapy and active recovery, the correct knee brace can help runners overcome their injuries and return to the starting line.