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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Joint Relief: The Best Products to Provide Joint Support

    Posted on September 27, 2016 by Core Products

    By: Brian Acton

    Our joints enable the smooth, comfortable movement of our bodies – until they don’t. When they act up, it can turn normal, everyday movements into painful affairs. We rely on our joints almost constantly each day, so joint problems can be particularly challenging to deal with. .
    That’s why we sell products that can provide relief and support to troubled joints. Here are a few of our most popular:

     

    knee-2-2-27Trident Osteoarthritic Knee Brace

    People with mild to moderate knee pain due to osteoarthritis can have trouble with simple activities such as sitting, walking or climbing stairs. But products such as the Trident Osteoarthritic Knee Brace use a simple wedge system and the fulcrum effect to bear the load you normally put on your knees. Put simply, the knee brace takes the load off the knee, making it easier to stay active.

    The knee brace can easily be worn under pants, as well. With the brace, you can perform simple movements that could have caused great pain and discomfort unassisted.

     

     

     

     

     

    sacroiliac-9-27Corfit Sacroiliac Back Support Belt

     The sacroiliac joints are on either side of the pelvis, connecting the sacrum and ilium bones. The joints work with the pelvis to support the spine and support normal activities such as walking. When the sacroiliac joints are in pain, it can cause instability and stress to your pelvis, lower spine and buttocks area. Injury and pregnancy are common \ causes of sacroiliac joint pain.

    The Corfit Sacroiliac Back Support Belt reduces this discomfort. It wraps around the hips, compressing the joints and stabilizing the area. The belt also conforms to the body without discomfort.

     

     

     

     

    lace-up-9-27Laceup Ankle Supports

     

    Ankle supports can provide relief to sprained or injured ankles and also help to promote natural movement and reduce the risk of injury during times of high activity. Ankles are sprained easily and often during intense exercise, as the ankle can easily roll or turn an unnatural way as the foot attempts to pivot or hits a strange angle.

    The internal spiral design of Lace-Up Ankle Supports reduces stress on sprained ankles and injured joints and reduces swelling. It also limits abnormal motion the ankle doesn’t naturally handle well, which makes it ideal for sports such as basketball. As the name implies, the support is tied on with laces and so can be easily put on in seconds.

     

     

     

    thumb-9-27Bi-Lateral Thumb Spica Support

    Easy thumb movement is something we can take for granted until it’s suddenly gone. If you’ve injured your thumb or have pain due to tendonitis or arthritis, a support solution can help to promote healing or relieve pain.

    The Bi-Lateral Thumb Spica Support is simple and lightweight, but stabilizes the carpometacarpal joint that joins the wrist to the thumb. When worn, the thumb is held tightly in place. The support can be worn on either hand interchangeably and can fit any size hand or wrist.

     

     

     

    In Closing

    Sometimes, playing through the pain isn’t worth it. Our products are designed to provide simple solutions to pain and discomfort. Using support products, you can supplement medical treatment of your joint pain and perform everyday movements with greater confidence, stability and comfort.


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  • Back Pain During or After Spin Class? Here are Some Tips to Avoid it

    Posted on September 21, 2016 by Core Products

    By Brian Acton

    Spin classes have become a very popular phenomenon in the American fitness. The group atmosphere, bumping music and encouragement from trainers are all reasons for the success of spinning in recent years. Ranging from a half hour to an hour plus, spin classes involve cycling on stationary bikes to varying levels of intensity, body position and endurance. These workouts are not easy – they’re built to shed calories and burn fat by sustaining activity for a good amount of time.

    But a common complaint of spin class is that it causes lower back pain. And the best workout in the world isn’t doing you much good if you’re doing damage to your spine. You’re not alone – even professional cyclists are very susceptible to back problems.

    If you’re experiencing this symptom of spin class, it could be due to form issues that are easily corrected. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your spin class without causing back pain.

    Set Up Your Bike Correctly

    To promote proper form and prevent back pain, your seat needs to be in the right position. Having your seat too high or too low can contribute significantly to back pain (not to mention knee problems). To position the seat correctly, stand next to it – the seat should be in line with your hip. If, when you get on the bike, you find your knees are coming up too high or you’re close to locking out your legs on the downward pedal, you need to adjust your seat accordingly.

    Although it’s slightly less crucial for your back, you should pay attention to the positioning of your handlebars as well. If you’re new to cycling, or have noticed lower back problems during your cycling workouts, raise the handlebars a bit more than the traditional setup.

    If you have questions, ask your fitness instructor on the proper positioning.

    Stretch

    Stretching out all the necessary muscles – including your back – can help you endure a tough spin workout without overdoing it. Work some back stretches into your normal stretching routine. One helpful technique is to bend backwards to test for back stiffness. If you feel sore, do 10-15 backward bends to stretch out that area.

    Positioning

    The natural tendency for many beginner cyclists is to sit towards the front of the seat and hunch forward, hinging your body at the ribcage. This positioning forces you to round your back forward, which puts far too much strain on your lower back. Instead, sit towards the rear of the seat and hinge your body at the hips – this helps keep your back in the right position. Make sure to self-assess from time to time during your workout to make sure you aren’t hunching forward.

    Conclusion

    By setting up your bike correctly, stretching and paying attention to proper form and positioning, you can reduce the risk of back pain caused by cycling. Of course, if these problems persist, talk to your cycling trainer during class to adjust your technique. If that doesn’t help, take a few days off from cycling and see a doctor to make sure your back pain isn’t caused by another underlying problem.

     

    Sources:

    http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/My-Back-Hurts-From-Spin-Class-16513325

    http://www.bustle.com/articles/31092-9-indoor-cycling-mistakes-youre-probably-making-and-how-to-fix-em

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw00OnNRHZg


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  • How to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Mattress

    Posted on September 14, 2016 by Core Products

    By Brian Acton

    mattressConventional wisdom suggests that you should replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years. If you can afford it, that’s a suggestion we won’t argue with. But frequently mattresses need to extend beyond their normal lifespan. They could be handed off to child who’s moving out, shifted to a guest room or coming with you on a move. Or maybe you’re just not ready to drop hundreds to thousands of dollars on a mattress every seven years.

    Whatever the reason, there are things you can do right now to protect your mattress and help it live beyond its expected lifespan.

    Use a Mattress Protector

    Your sheets do next to nothing to protect your mattress from spills and other accidents. They also do little as a barrier between you and dust mites that live in the mattress. Mattress protectors are basically a protective barrier that go on under the sheet and keep your mattress clean and stain free. They come in all kinds, and range from basic cotton stain protectors to memory foam toppers that also provide extra comfort.

    Clean Your Bedding and Mattress

    You should clean your sheets and bedding regularly as they tend to soak in sweat, dust and skin cells. A good guideline is every two weeks at minimum. When you do this, use a vacuum hose attachment to vacuum the top of your mattress – even if you use a mattress cover. This will remove dust mites, skin cells and other unwanted material from the surface of your mattress.

    Flip and/or Rotate Your Mattress

    Over time, your bodyweight puts wear and tear on your mattress, especially in the places your body tends to rest as you’re sleeping. To slow the wear and tear on specific areas of your mattress, you should regularly reposition your mattress to put pressure on different areas.

    If your mattress is only designed to be slept on one side, you still should rotate it 180° - switching the head end to the foot end – every 1-3 months. If your mattress can be slept on both sides, you should flip and rotate the mattress on the same schedule.

    Provide Proper Support

    Finally, mattresses need to be properly supported in order to do their job well. Make sure to inspect your bedframe and box spring when you flip and/or rotate your mattress. Worn out box springs and creaking or sagging wooden slats are signs that your mattress isn’t getting the proper support it needs.

    Conclusion

    The longer you intend to keep your mattress, the better care you’ll need to provide it to ensure it’s functional. Use these tips to keep your mattress clean and extend its life expectancy.


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