Recover Like A Pro: Be Ready for Marathon Season

27 April 2023
With marathon season fast approaching, athletes are training hard to be ready and fully fit. Physiologix is here to help you cross the finish line and beat your personal best.

Conditioning your body to endure a marathon can be intense. A balanced training schedule with proper nutrition and sufficient rest can reduce the risk of injury, however it will not prevent it. Athletes often suffer from minor sprains and strains while in training. When these occur, it is crucial that you act fast to ensure a quick recovery.

Our Physiologix and Medicare brands offer you a wide range of products that can help with all types of sports related injuries. Athletes are assured that they are using professionally recognized and certified sports therapy solutions. Our Physiologix range is recognised by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Common Marathon Injuries

Here is a list of common marathon injuries and how our Physiologix and Medicare range of solutions can support your recovery.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common injury, athletes who have recently modified or strengthened their training regimens are more likely to get shin splints. The muscles, tendons, and bone tissue are being overworked by the increased activity.

Symptoms of Shin Splints:
  • Tenderness
  • Pain along inner side of the shinbone
  • Mild swelling to lower leg
Our Solution:
Medicare Instant Cold/Ice Pack
Medicare Instant Cold/Ice Pack
To treat shin splints its best to use an ice pack, rest and gently stretch the leg. Cold therapy is proven to reduce pain and swelling. Medicare ice packs give you fast relief from sprains, strains, bruises and swelling, headaches and minor injuries. The single use Instant Ice Pack is simple and easy to use to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.

Sprained Ankles

When you roll, twist, or turn your ankle awkwardly, you get a sprained ankle. The ligaments that help hold your ankle bones together may be torn or stretched as a result.

Symptoms of Sprained Ankle:
  • Pain & inability to bear weight
  • Swelling
  • Restricted movement 
  • Bruising
Our Solution:
Physiologix Kinesiology Tape
Physiologix Kinesiology Tape
To prevent yourself from getting a sprained ankle when training for your marathon you should use our Physiologix Kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape provides support to the muscles and surrounding tissues, bringing relief and preserving the balance of the muscles and tissues.

Jumper's Knee

Jumper's knee is an injury that affects the patellar tendon, the tendon that connects the patella to the shinbone.

Overuse of the knee can cause small tears in the patellar tendon, causing pain and discomfort. Without proper treatment, the pain and severity of the injury can worsen.
Symptoms of Jumpers Knee:
  • Pain directly beneath the kneecap when moving
  • Swelling around the knee
  • Pain when bending the knee, which worsens during exercise
  • Bruising and redness around the injured area
Our Solution:
Physiologix Jumper's Knee
Physiologix Jumper's Knee
You can use our Physiologix Ultimate Jumpers Knee Support to compress the knee to limit swelling and movement, you can also do this with our Physiologix Kinesiology tape. Our Jumper's Knee Support is designed to improve patellar tracking and elevation by applying mild pressure on the tendon below the kneecap The Physiologix Ultimate Support Range offers firm compression and superior support.

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