Sports medicine is one of the fastest developing branches of medicine. With the increase in number of individuals opting for competitive sports as a profession, the scope of this field is likely to widen.
The massive development in the field of sports medicine has also been accompanied by a major influx in the amount and quality of sports medicine supplies and the other allied material.
The Product Range
There is a vast range of sports medicine supplies available in the market today. They are designed to serve sportspersons with different background and capabilities along with the ability to suit different budgetary regulations.
In this section, we have listed and explained all the major categories of sports medicine supplies available through a vast rage of vendors.
1) Athletic Supporters and Cups
These athletic supporters come in various sizes and include a cup or have a pouch for a cup. A majority of these also have a standard supporter cup, available in men’s as well as boys sizes.
2) Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are an important part of the sports medicine supplies and are commonly used by male as well as female athletes in a number of contact sports. These include the likes of football, basketball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball.
3) Finger Splint Box
This item of the sports medicine supplies offers a single finger splint for sprains or injuries to the PIP and DIP joints. This piece of equipment is basically a metal and latex free finger splint that is slim, semi flexible and partially immobilizes the finger.
4) Jumper’s Knee Straps
The jumper’s knee straps are designed to improve patellar tracking and elevation by applying mild pressure on the tendon, right below the kneecap. This component of the sports medicine supplies aims to reduce the effects that are caused by frequent running and jumping, which might include patellar tendonitis and chondromalacia.
5) Hockey Footbeds
The hockey footbeds are specifically designed for the benefit of the ice and roller hockey players. The insoles of this part of sports medicine supplies absorb shock, increase stability and improve power transfer.
6) Elastic Bandages
Elastic bandages are a lightweight item of general use. This piece of equipment offers a balanced stretch and compression and is extremely comfortable and durable while being economically priced.
Some of the other categories and products in the range of sports medicine supplies that are often used include:
1. Core Shorts
2. Cold Compression Wraps
3. Bak Balls
4. Massage Creams
7. Anti-Glare Products
8. Cozy Toe and Foot Covers
9. Clotting Sponge
10. Sprays and Gels