Injury 101

Here's some great information on running pain & injuries
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Injury Prevention

KT Tape

KT Tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, KT Tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints-without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement.

Foam rollers

When used properly, foam rollers can be a runners best friend:  from decreasing muscle tension to increasing blood flow and and flexibility, a foam roller helps improves performance and aids in the reduction of injuries. 

The following two articles are a great resource for proper use and application:

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Step stretcher

The Step Stretcher is a great achilles and calf stretcher, used pre and post workout, this runners tool helps aid in the prevent of many common running injuries in the lower leg and foot.

  • Pro Stretch 

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The following article is a great resource for proper calf stretches and injury prevention:

The stick

The Stick is an amazing tool to help flush out lactic acid and relieve muscle tension.

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Foot rubz

The Foot Rubz is a small ball with 160 nubs, which, when rolled under the foot helps relieve muscle tension and pain associated with plantar fasciitis.  This is a small and simple tool to help with one of the most painful running injuries.

"Makes feet and hands feel great in minutes! Roll this unique ball under your feet, in your hands, or over any sore and tired muscles. 160 nubs provide soothing stimulation that will immediately begin to relax and eliminate tension. You control the depth of massage with applied pressure to ensure the utmost relief of muscle soreness. Small enough to fit in handbag, sports bag, briefcase or desk drawer, this easy-to-use massage ball is great for use any where, any time."

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More on Plantar Faciitis , Plantar Faciitis Overview

Strassburg sock

The Strassburg Sock is designed to be worn at night and helps to keep tension on the Plantar Facia, keeping it from contracting.  Another benefit of 'the sock' is it helps strengthen the arch of the foot.  Primarily designed and used in the prevention and treatment of Plantar Faciitis.

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Body glide

BODYGLIDE® Anti-Chafe balm helps prevent and relieve hot spots on feet, and chafed, chapped and cracked skin from head to toe; good during & after activity.

It penetrates the skin and creates an invisible, comfortable barrier against friction and moisture - without clogging pores or trapping perspiration; feels ‘dry’ to the touch. 

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 Compression Wraps, supports and braces

We carry a full line of Compression Wraps, Supports and Braces for your lower body from Pro-Tec.  The following link details each product and their intended use: InjuryBeGone 

  • Shin Splint Wrap
  • Hamstring Wrap
  • Knee Brace
  • Knee Support
  • Ankle Wrap
  • Toe Caps
  • Patella Tendon Strap
  • IT Band Wrap
  • HOT/COLD Therapy Wrap
  • ICE-up ICE on the Spot

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