Hockey is a sport that requires speed, quickness, agility and balance. In addition to these attributes, the physically demanding aspects of the game like body checking and battling for the puck require hockey players to have great strength and stamina as well.
The sudden stops, starts and battles along the boards use a multitude of muscles, but in particular the ones in your core and lower body. With such a physical toll being placed on players, RECOVERY is extremely important, for maximizing performance, but more importantly, INJURY PREVENTION. Below are some product suggestions for Hockey Players of all levels and ages to keep you IN THE GAME.
- Wear the Performance Pants as base wear (Men's, Women’s or Capris) or wear the Circulation Shorts underneath your regular base wear
- Knee Sleeves can be worn underneath the Performance Pants to provide additional support for aching knees helping to ease soreness and fatigue.
- Arm Sleeves are a great option to help combat forearm fatigue or stiffness from shooting, stick-handling and puck battles
- Sport Socks are perfect for hockey as they have a seamless toe to help avoid blistering or toe discomfort in your skate, plus they have a fitted Heel Cup to decrease foot fatigue and pain from plantar fasciitis.
- The Body Sleeve is an ideal item to wear during games as it will help reduced fatigue in your core and back, two muscle groups that are incredibly important to hockey players with all the quick changes in momentum.
If you ask any high-performance athlete or coach, they will tell you performance is directly related to how well you can recover. A recovered muscle will perform better, allow you to train harder and be less susceptible to injury. Although many of the products above can be worn post game as well, the NUMBER ONE product we recommend is the Leg Sleeves. Leg sleeves can be worn immediately AFTER ACTIVITY and WHILE ASLEEP to increase blood flow and accelerate recovery. The increased blood flow helps flush out lactic acid and other pain causing chemicals and deliver much needed nutrients and oxygen to aid muscle repair. NO ice, NO creams, NO machines. Just put them on, kick your feet up and recover.
Incrediwear's revolutionary circulation enhancing fabric works to reduce swelling, alleviate pain, muscle fatigue and soreness. Incrediwear products are not only for athletes, but for any anyone with joint pain, injuries or circulatory conditions. For more info about the technology click here.
Do you know how baseball players stay in touch? They touch base every once in awhile! In the same way, Incrediwear likes to touch base on the benefits of our anti-inflammatory wear products for baseball injuries as the baseball season is in full swing.
Common baseball injuries can actually be some of the more serious overuse injuries in sports. Common injuries include; Rotator Cuff Tears, UCL Injuries, ACL & MCL Injuries, Sprains & Strains, and Spondylolysis (a stress fracture in the lower vertebrae). Using Incrediwear anti-inflammatory wear during or after a game helps players increase circulation to reduce inflammation, reduce muscle fatigue, and relieve pain in their elbows, lower back, shoulders, knees, legs, and arms.
Pitchers especially need the care of the best recovery and injury prevention products available. Incrediwear has scientifically shown the effectiveness of our anti-inflammatory wear products to be the best to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and pain, and reduce muscle fatigue. Whether players use Incrediwear during or after gameplay; Incrediwear anti-inflammatory wear gives athletes the recovery essentials they need by decreasing recovery time up to 46%.
Injury Prevention & Recovery Essentials for Athletes
The most common sports injuries among young athletes:
• 21% of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the U.S. are sports related.
• Knee pain for young athletes should be taken seriously, and not just as growing pains. Overuse injuries are a large percentage for young athletes who play multiple sports. Overuse injuries can lead to more serious injuries such as ACL tears, with girls 8 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than boys.
• The most common injury seen in an emergency department for a sports-related injury is Sprains & Strains. In 2012, there were approximately 451,480 reported, and it is estimated to be higher with the increase in of participation in sports among youth.
Click the image below to read Incrediwear's latest study on injuries & recovery among North American Soccer teams!