What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

Open and Closed Patella Knee Supports are the most common types of knee supports available. The main difference between them is that in an Open Patella Knee Support the kneecap (or patella) is left uncovered at the front of the knee, helping to relieve pressure on the patella. We have covered the other benefits and difference between the supports in our article below. The knee joint is one of the most complex areas of the body, as it is responsible for co-ordinating joints and muscles as well as helping the body to perform a range of different movements. However, injuries to the knee joint are very common as the joint is subject to the strain of supporting the entire weight of the body during these movements. Knee injuries are common across all sports, from injuries due to the repetitive motions of running through to sprains and strains resulting from the...
Brad Shefelbine - Oct 29, 2019

Best Knee Support for Running

Running is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy, with runners enjoying the benefits of increased endurance, better fitness and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors! However, running is a very stressful activity on the body so runners can be subject to injuries, especially in the knee and ankle joints. Knee Injuries in Runners Runners are vulnerable to a number of different injuries, especially if there is inadequate warm-up and cool down or training intensity suddenly increases. One of the most common ailments in runners is “Runner’s Knee”, which is also known as patella-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Runner’s Knee occurs when the kneecap (patella) doesn’t track properly, resulting in pain either under, slightly above or below the kneecap. It can be caused by a number of different factors, including muscular problems if the quadriceps are weak and hamstrings too tight to support the patella sufficiently. It...
Brad Shefelbine - Oct 29, 2019
Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

The popularity of kettlebell training has soared during recent years, and there are numerous benefits to incorporating kettlebells as part of your workout. Firstly, kettlebells are fantastic cardio so they are a great way of improving and strength and a firm, lean physique without building up muscle bulk. This can be important for athletes in many sports, especially those that need to incorporate speed, strength and agility in their discipline. Kettlebells are also very popular as they are a great way of burning lots of calories very quickly! An American Council on Exercise study found that a 20 minute kettlebell workout can burn an incredible 400 calories. One of the reasons kettlebell training is so effective is that a kettlebell workout involves movement from side to side and in and out, rather than just repeating a single motion or going up and down. This is a fantastic workout for your...
Brad Shefelbine - Jul 17, 2019
Ankle Injuries and Ankle Support Brace Product

Ankle Injuries and Ankle Support Brace Product

The ankle joint is a very versatile area of the body, but it can be vulnerable to injury as it cushions the body’s weight from impact with the ground.The most common type of injury is an ankle sprain, which is caused when the ligaments are stretched or ruptured. This can happen when running on uneven ground, twisting during football, falling awkwardly when jumping, or over-stretching in tennis. Ankle support brace product can help with symptoms and injuries such as: Ankle feels weak or unstable, Twisted ankle and have ankle pain and/or swelling, Ankle Instability, Ankle Ligament Sprain and/or Tear, Inside ankle pain, Ankle joint injury, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle pain and/or stiffness with weight bearing, and Sprained ankle. Although an ankle sprain can leave you out of action for a while, a good quality ankle support can help in recovery by providing comfort, stability and protection from further injuries.LP’s comprehensive range of ankle supports offers products offering varying...
Matt Corbo - Jun 11, 2019
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What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

Open and Closed Patella Knee Supports are the most common types of knee supports available. The main difference...
Oct 29, 2019
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Best Knee Support for Running

Running is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy, with runners enjoying the benefits of...
Oct 29, 2019
Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?
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Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

The popularity of kettlebell training has soared during recent years, and there are numerous benefits to incorporating kettlebells...
Jul 17, 2019
Ankle Injuries and Ankle Support Brace Product
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Ankle Injuries and Ankle Support Brace Product

The ankle joint is a very versatile area of the body, but it can be vulnerable to injury...
Jun 11, 2019