Stay Safe When Playing Sports This Summer
The summer holidays are here and the sun is out so there is no better time than now to enjoy playing sports outside. No matter what sport you are playing or how much fun you are having, it is vital that you are prepared for an injury occurring and know how to handle different scenarios.
Sprained ankle, swelling, bruises…
Use cold therapy such as our Koolpak Sports Instant Ice Pack to provide an instant cooling effect. The cold temperature reduces blood flow to the area through vasoconstriction and therefore decreases the amount of visible swelling. It will also numb the area slightly to provide effective pain relief.
Torn muscle, stiffness, chronic pain…
Heat therapy is what is needed in these cases. Koolpak Instant Hot Packs are as low as 62p per pack and can provide a heated effect for up to 40 minutes. Heat therapy works in the opposite way to cold therapy, vasodilation widens the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the area. The blood provides the muscles with a rich supply of oxygen and removes waste products to speed up the recovery process.
These aren’t the only injuries that could occur during sports and trying to think of and buy all the first aid supplies needed can be difficult. This is why we have created the Koolpak Team First Aid Kit that is endorsed by the Rugby Football League. It contains all of the absolute essentials from hot/cold therapy and antiseptic wipes to foil blankets and resuscitation face shields. 60 consumables in a durable and water resistant bag for only £21.95 means you can have full peace of mind without breaking the bank!