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Push med Ankle Brace £81.51
The Push med Ankle Brace is a top quality ankle support made by Push Braces that provides for long-term support of the ankle joint and can be used for a wide range of cases and conditions. The brace is based on the principle of the functional tape bandage. There has been a recent study into what is better after an ankle injury, tape such as zinc oxide tapes or an ankle brace. To read the article please click HERE or see the summary on Vivomed's blog -
There are no known disorders where the brace cannot or should not be worn. In the case of poor blood circulation in the limbs, a brace may cause hyperaemia. Avoid applying the brace too tightly in the beginning. Pain is always a sign of warning. If the pain persists or the complaint deteriorates, it is advisable to consult your doctor or therapist.
Push med products provide effective solutions for the treatment and prevention of injuries of the locomotor apparatus. These medical braces have been designed by scientists and approved by physicians and scientists.
E Tension the heel-lock of the second band. Position the band diagonally across the instep in the direction of the outer foot.
Then pull the band underneath the foot towards the inside and diagonally across the instep to the outside of the lower leg.
Close the elastic band with a single wrap around the lower leg.
Before washing, close the Velcro to protect the brace and other laundry. The brace can be washed at temperatures up to 30°C, on a delicate fabrics cycle or by hand. Do not use any bleaching agents. A gentle spin-dry cycle can be used: after this, hang the brace up to dry in the open air (not near a heating source or in a tumble drier).
To extend the brace’s service life, it should be dried after use, if necessary, before being stored.
Proper use of the Push brace may require diagnosis by a doctor or therapist.
Optimal functioning can only be achieved by selecting the right size.Fit the brace before use. Save the product information, to be able to reread the fitting instructions later.
Consult a specialist if the product requires individual adaptation.
Check your Push brace each time before using for signs of wear or ageing of parts or seams. Optimal performance of your Push brace can only be guaranteed if the product is fully intact
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Concussion is caused by an injury to the brain, as a result of an impact to the head. It is also referred to as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). The brain, the most complicated organ in the body, is situated in the head, and is at the core of the nervous system. It is protected by the skull (a hard bony surface) and consists of soft tissue; grey and white matter, which is divided by a dark colour. The brain consists of the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum and cerebrum. The cerebral cortex is outside the cerebrum and is divided into 4 lobes (the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the occipital lobe and the temporal lobe). The cortex is neural tissue, which is folded to fit within the skull. It is responsible for consciousness, memory, thought, language and awareness. The brain is surrounded and protected by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
When concussion happens, the brain moves and knocks against the skull causing bruising to the brain, damage to the nerves and to the blood vessels. This alters the fine chemical and electrical balance in the brain which disturbs the messages sent from the brain to the rest of the body. Concussion is one of the commonest forms of injury that results in hospital treatment. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 are the most susceptible to concussion. Recovery from concussion is usually good. However, repeated incidents of concussion can lead to dementia (chronic traumatic encephalopathy).
Concussion can be caused by a fall, or by a blow to the head. There are a number of sporting activities that can result in concussion occurring, for example, boxing, horse riding (a fall from the horse), bicycling, rugby, football, cricket (hit by a cricket ball) and skiing. Car or road traffic accidents can also cause concussion. The use of helmets, for example, when riding, bicycling, motor biking can help prevent concussion occurring and limit potential brain damage.
Complications of concussion can lead to a second concussion (SIS, second impact syndrome). This could indicate brain swelling, which can be fatal. Bleeding in the brain can be a complication of concussion.
It is important to seek medical advice immediately, to rule out bleeding it to the brain, which could indicate a serious head injury. It is important to rest and monitor the patient closely, in case the symptoms worsen. This could indicate bleeding between the skull and the brain, or bleeding on the surface of the brain. The length of observation for concussion, depends on the severity of the concussion, but could range from a few days to several weeks. The first 24/48 hours are crucial. It is important that the patient is woken every 2/3 hours for the first 12-24 hours.
When moving someone with suspected concussion it is important to move them carefully and treat them as if they might have a spinal or cervical injury.
An MRI scan or a CT scan might be performed to diagnose the nature of the head injury.
During recovery from concussion, patients might find it difficult to concentrate, be irritable, and can be sensitive to noise and light. They can also get tired more easily.
Rest and avoid sport or any activity that could cause an impact to the head. For children and adults it is important to seek medical advice to find out when it is safe to resume activity. *Professional rugby players have to rest for 3 weeks before playing again.
*Detailed concussion guidelines from the IRB Player Welfare website.
Avoid driving for the first few days. (seek medical advice to find out when it is safe to resume driving.)
Painkillers (paracetamol). Seek medical advice before administering.
Aspirin and anti-inflammatories should be avoided as they cause thinning of the blood.
Sophia Cross, BA (Hons) MA