Sports Wraps

Written by Sierra Rein
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Professional athletes, dancers, Olympic sportsmen, and the average weekend golfer all use sports wraps to both prevent and recover from a number of different types of physical injuries. They can also be found in a number of first aid kits in schools, homes, and public areas. However, wraps specifically made for sports injuries are usually more complicated than your average bandage and bag of ice.

The typical sports wrap is made of a flexible and waterproof material called neoprene. Velcro straps keep the wrap secure on the part of the body where it is needed most and keeps the area compressed and in traction for as long as is necessary. Because athletes sweat, these wraps can be washed and reused over and over again.

Cold compression sports wraps are designed much the same way, except that they include airtight packages of chemicals within their neoprene linings. These wraps can be placed in the freezer or refrigerator and then upon the pained joint or ligament to reduce any pain and inflammation in the area. These cold wraps are extremely versatile and can stay strapped to the affected area for a long time.

Purchase a Kit of Collected Sports Wraps

A lot of professional athletes choose to become prepared for any injury by purchasing an entire training kit of sports wraps. This kit can include wraps specifically meant for exact parts of the body, including the left or right shoulder, elbow, back, wrist, ankle, knee and forearm. For harder to reach places, a universally formed wrap can be placed on the face, neck, hamstring or calf.

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