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Sport Supports & Strapping

Are you looking for sports injury strapping in Cardiff? At Hopwoods Pharmacy in Cardiff, we understand the importance of staying active and engaging in sports for physical and mental well-being. However, with sports often comes the risk of injuries ranging from minor strains to more severe sprains and fractures. Our pharmacy is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and solutions for managing sports injuries effectively, helping you get back on your feet and into the game as soon as possible.

Understanding Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can occur due to various reasons, including overuse, improper technique, sudden impacts, or inadequate warm-up. These injuries can affect different parts of the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones. Common sports injuries include sprains, strains, tendonitis, fractures, dislocations, and more.

Comprehensive Support and Treatment

At Hopwoods Pharmacy, we offer a wide range of products and services aimed at supporting individuals in managing and recovering from sports injuries. Our knowledgeable pharmacists are available to provide personalised advice and guidance on the most suitable treatment options based on the type and severity of the injury.

Braces and Supports

We provide a variety of braces and supports designed to stabilise injured joints and muscles, reduce pain, and promote healing. Whether you're dealing with a sprained ankle, a strained knee, or a sore shoulder, we have the right support to aid in your recovery process.

  • Ankle Braces: Our selection includes ankle braces with varying levels of support, from basic compression sleeves to advanced stabilising braces, catering to different degrees of ankle injuries.
  • Knee Supports: We offer knee braces and supports designed to provide stability and protection for various knee injuries, such as ligament sprains, meniscus tears, and patellar tendonitis.
  • Shoulder Supports: Whether you're recovering from a shoulder strain, rotator cuff injury, or shoulder dislocation, our range of shoulder supports can help alleviate pain and facilitate healing.

Taping and Strapping

In addition to braces and supports, we offer high-quality sports tapes and strapping materials to provide extra support and stability to injured areas. Our pharmacists can demonstrate proper taping techniques tailored to your specific injury, ensuring optimal support and comfort during physical activity.

Mueller Supports and Taping

Hopwoods is a specialist stockist of Mueller supports and taping, a wide range of these products are available in-store. Our catalogue of Mueller products is available to view here, we can assist with size and fitting in-store.

Thuasne Supports

We have also partnered with Thuasne to offer top-of-the-range sports and medical support. These quality products are ordered to measure. An appointment can be made for professional fitting in-store.

Pain Relief and Anti-Inflammatory Medications

In addition to external supports and therapies, we offer a range of over-the-counter pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications to help manage symptoms associated with sports injuries. Our pharmacists can advise on the appropriate use of these medications and potential interactions with other treatments.

  • Pain Relief: We offer pain management, recovery and rehabilitation options using electrotherapy with ground-breaking wearable bioelectronic devices from Nurokor. More info here.
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with sports injuries, allowing for improved mobility and comfort during recovery.
  • Topical Analgesics: We carry topical pain relief creams and gels containing ingredients like menthol and capsaicin, which provide localised relief from muscle aches and soreness.
  • Muscle Relaxants: For injuries involving muscle spasms or tension, muscle relaxants can help alleviate discomfort and promote relaxation of affected muscles.

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

At Hopwoods Pharmacy, we believe in the importance of injury prevention and rehabilitation to minimise the risk of future injuries and promote long-term recovery. Our pharmacists can guide proper warm-up and stretching techniques, as well as recommend exercises and rehabilitation strategies to strengthen injured muscles and improve flexibility.

  • Exercise Bands and Resistance Bands: We offer a variety of exercise bands and resistance bands suitable for rehabilitation exercises targeting specific muscle groups and joints.
  • Foam Rollers and Massage Tools: Foam rollers and massage tools can help relieve muscle tightness and improve flexibility, aiding in the rehabilitation process following sports injuries.
  • Injury Prevention Accessories: We also stock a range of accessories such as compression garments, orthotic insoles, and protective gear to help prevent sports injuries and enhance performance during physical activity.

Visit Us Today

If you're dealing with a sports injury or looking for support and solutions to enhance your athletic performance, visit Hopwoods Pharmacy in Cardiff today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring you receive the best possible care and guidance for your specific needs. Let us help you get back to doing what you love with confidence and comfort! Contact us today to find out more or to book an appointment.