Football Sleeves: How Enerskin Can Help Prevent a Football Injury
The football gods have finally woken from their off-season nap to let us know that football is back!! With the NFL preseason already underway and college football kicking off at the end of August, we couldn't be any more excited for another season full of entertaining hits and highlights. But with the dangers of football, injuries are guaranteed to happen! According to CBSPORTS, there's already been well over 50 players with an injury, and the majority of these injuries happen at the groin, knees and hamstrings. Other injuries that have already set NFL players back deal with an ankle or shoulder injury. In most cases, these types of injuries happen from over exhaustion, awkward movements or getting knocked the f*** out! With our revolutionary compression gear, collegiate and professional football players are wearing Enerskin to help prevent an injury, here's what each Enerskin Compression Sleeve can help with:
Enerskin Elbow Sleeve
"The elbow experiences significant forces in sports that require repeated gripping and throwing. Stability conferred by the bony articulations, ligamentous stabilizers, and muscles that envelope the elbow helps resist the large valgus forces of throwing. Over time, chronic medial tensile forces, lateral compressive forces, and posterior compressive and shear forces lead to pathologic changes and subsequent injury (Box 1). A thorough understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and pathophysiology will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries sustained in the throwing athlete." — http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030589814000959
As mentioned above, repetitive throwing motions will likely result in an elbow injury. And which athlete is solely responsible for throwing the football? You guessed it... the quarterback. With an over-use injury, an Enerskin Elbow Sleeve will help reduce pain and inflammation from this type of injury.
Enerskin Compression Shirt
Shoulder injuries are also quite common and the labrum (cartilage bumper surrounding the socket part of the shoulder) is particularly susceptible to injury, especially in offensive and defensive linemen. Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) or shoulder are seen in football players. Low-back pain, or back pain in general, is a fairly common complaint in football players due to overuse. Overuse can also lead to overtraining syndrome—when a player trains beyond the ability for the body to recover. Linemen aren't the only ones prone to a shoulder or back injury, almost all football players are prone to these injuries. These types of injuries occur from tackling and landing with great force impacting these parts of the body. With an Enerskin Compression Shirt, a football player will be able to keep their back and shoulders compressed and in tact.
Enerskin Compression Shorts
According to CorePerformance, 10% of injuries among NFL players involve the hip. Any athlete who has weak or inflexible hip flexor muscles is vulnerable to this injury. Lack of flexibility, cold weather and an inadequate warm-up can increase the risk of a strain. Wearing Enerskin Compression Shorts will help to keep your glutes, hips, hamstrings and quadriceps strong, stabilized and supported at the hip joints. The use of compression will enhance the amount of blood flow through this area, which in turn, will help keep your muscles warm.
Enerskin Knee Sleeves
"Knee injuries in football are the most common, especially those to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) and to the menisci (cartilage of the knee). These knee injuries can adversely affect a player's long-term involvement in the sport. Football players also have a higher chance of ankle sprains due to the surfaces played on and cutting motions...Patellar tendinitis (knee pain) is a common problem that football players develop and can usually be treated by a quadriceps strengthening program." — STOP Sports Injuries
Of those knee injuries, a torn ACL is the most common injury that keeps a football out for the season, requiring 6-9 months in physical therapy. Many offensive players have mentioned they would rather be hit above the waist than below the waist for the sole fact that they could be out for the remainder of the season. Using Enerskin Knee Sleeves will help prevent a knee injury by protecting the knees, compressing not only the knees, but the entire legs (quadriceps, hamstrings, shins and calves), and stabilizing the knees as well.