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Advantages of Wearing Silicone Custom Swimming Caps

Almost every professional swimmer is using custom swimming caps these days. Even male swimmers are big fan of these caps especially silicone swim caps due to their lots of advantages. These swim caps are not only good for appearance and style but also have several

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

Plantar fasciitis is extremely common affecting around 10% of the adult population at some time in life. Commonly plantar fasciitis is associated with heel spurs however on x-ray only 50% of patients with plantar fasciitis have evidence of calcification through the heel (DiMarcangelo, 1997). Commonly

Sick? In Pain? Call the House Call Doctor

A house call doctor will provide after hours care, when you can’t access a hospital or medical care otherwise. If your child wakes up with a sore throat in the middle of the night, if there is an after hours emergency, or if you otherwise

The Benefits of Hiring a Building Inspector Brisbane

Purchasing a house is one of the biggest financial investments that most people make in their entire life. However, buying a house is not an easy thing for anyone to do. This is particularly true for homebuyers who are making their first purchase or those

Renovator’s Delights

After having done all of the necessary research, you’re ready to begin looking for the perfect property. This is when it gets exciting. You need to have your wits about you, as choosing a property is critical. When you take your researcher’s hat off and

Varicose Veins in Women

Women are more susceptible to varicose veins because the valve leaflets become softer and the vein walls more distensile due to the cyclical influence of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone periodically throughout the menstrual cycle.[1] [2] Pregnancy will commonly provoke the development of

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are visible, bluish veins (usually found on the legs) that have become enlarged and twisted due to damage to the valve leaflets that prevent deoxygenated blood from flowing back. This condition is exacerbated if the walls of the veins become weakened, such as

Brisbane Airport Transfers with Gold Class Service

Traveling to a new city either for business or pleasure presents a number of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is finding a reliable means of transport. To overcome this challenge it is advisable for any traveler to hire the services of Transport Company to

Want a Facelift for your Home? Start with Your Roof

Go outside and stand in front of your house. Now take a good look at your home. What are your thoughts? Do things look like they could use a little facelift? Your roof makes up to 50% of your home front, and a roof restoration

The Secret of Organising Kids’ Parties

Children’s parties have come a long way in the last decade, parties used to be a basic checklist of guests, ‘party food’, games, cake and party bags. A simple and predictable structure yet always fun, easy and relatively cheap. The two biggest decisions would be,

Information About Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

You may be wondering what exactly is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) is and how it can benefit you. If are interested in learning more about Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, then continue to read on. What Is Ultrasound Guided SclerotherapyIf you have ever wanted to look into

Big Bang Education Brings Hands-on Science workshops to Brisbane Schools

Do your children think science is too hard or think it is really boring? Have you observed that they like putting things together or taking things apart? Do they have a lot of questions? Do they like to investigate and look for answers? If one

Tips for Kids Parties

Children’s parties have come a long way in recent times with more options, more expectations and more expense placed on an event that runs approximately two-three hours. Involved in the children’s party industry for over fifteen years, I have seen every kind of party from

Getting Your Money’s Worth With Hair Removal in Brisbane

Hair removal treatments are no walk in the park. They are obviously slightly painful, but having them done by experts can turn your hair removal appointments into anticipated spa dates and well worth the money you pay for them. With the number of spas and

What You Need to Know About Cladding Brisbane

You’ve probably heard from some people that cladding offers plenty of benefits to houses. But before you call for Cladding Brisbane service providers, you should learn all that you can about this home improvement procedure first. If not, you are prone to abuse by individuals

Varicose Veins And Pregnancy

Varicose veins are very common during pregnancy because the growing baby, the uterus and the placenta all contribute to the weight pressing down on the veins in the pelvis and also the pressure on large vein known as the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena

Advantages of Wearing Silicone Custom Swimming Caps

Almost every professional swimmer is using custom swimming caps these days. Even male swimmers are big fan of these caps especially silicone swim caps due to their lots of advantages. These swim caps are not only good for appearance and style but also have several major advantages over most swim caps. These are the advantages to swimmers of wearing a silicone swimming cap. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with each. To see photos of swimming caps, see this page: http://www.custom.zone/swimming.html

* They last longer (Durability)

One of the biggest advantages to swimmers of wearing silicone swimming caps is their durability than most swim caps because of their thickness. Most custom swim caps have a tendency to tear quite easily because they are so cheap but this is not the case with silicone caps. Silicone caps can last for many years when taken good care of because they don’t get attacked by chlorine hence no need to worry of the inconvenience of getting a tear in the cap while swimming.

* Protects the hair from chlorine and salt water

If you are pool swimmer then you must be aware of the different chemicals such as chlorine used to keep pool water safe and clean. Chlorine may damage your hair so badly especially if you are a frequent swimmer. On the other hand, if you like to swim in sea water or open water the salt in the water can affect the health of your hair too. Silicone caps have a panel of thicker silicone cover and a little bit thicker than most other swim caps hence they are the best when it comes to protecting your hair from chlorine and salt water.

* They do not generate allergic reactions

Silicone caps are best suitable for people who develop allergic reaction with latex swimming caps. This is because they are thicker and slightly less elastic than their counterparts- which mean they don’t really generate allergic reactions. More so, they provide a sleeker profile in water thereby preventing any kind of allergic reaction.

* Keeps the head warmer in cold water

Cold water swimming is not that easy especially if you cannot keep yourself warm while swimming. Silicone swim caps are especially designed for this purpose since lots of heat is lost through the head while swimming. They are a little bit thicker and very comfortable inside compared to most swim caps to keep you warm while swimming during spring or fall months. They also have a greater thermal insulation capacity. This is the reason why they are a bit expensive.

* They can be put on easily

So many swimmers struggle getting in and out of their swim caps and it is very annoying. However, silicone swim caps can be placed on the head more easily. They will not pull on the hair so much as they are easier to put and take off.

Bottom line

In conclusion, silicone swim caps are top of the range and the most expensive but they are becoming ever more popular because of their durability. They are available in a variety of colours and designs hence they should be the first choice if you are allergic to latex.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

Plantar fasciitis is extremely common affecting around 10% of the adult population at some time in life. Commonly plantar fasciitis is associated with heel spurs however on x-ray only 50% of patients with plantar fasciitis have evidence of calcification through the heel (DiMarcangelo, 1997).

Commonly plantar fasciitis symptoms start as an awareness or ache in the morning. Relief treatment can be quite simple at this time however if it is left, these symptoms will often slowly progress to pain that significantly impacts quality of life.

When targeting plantar fasciitis symptoms your practitioner will guide you through the best strategy or combination of strategies to help relieve and control your individual pain. At Body Leadership Australia we recommend a multimodal approach utilising a number of different treatment options.

Soft Tissue Release
Tightness of the muscles surrounding the foot have been found to pull hard enough on the bones that they alter the natural shape of the foot and ankle often leading to plantar fasciitis pain. Accordingly, release techniques and stretching of the lower limb muscles can have an effect on decreasing symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis.

Stretching
Strategic stretching of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon or on the plantar fascia itself can decrease pain associated with plantar fasciitis. You should get a program tailored to your individual needs.

Orthotics
Orthotics can help to relieve the effects of plantar fasciitis. Changing the weight load through the foot can allow the inflammatory response to settle by supporting the foot appropriately.

Night Splints (Strassburg Sock)
The use of a night splint can reduce recovery time compared to the same protocol utilising standing stretches through the calf.

Cortisone
Cortisone was always a last resort due to potential complications and pain post injection. Now with ultrasound guidance outcomes have improved and we see them used more effectively. Cortisone options can be discussed with your health care professional.

Surgery
A number of studies found 75% to 95% of patients had long term improvement as measured by various criteria. Up to 27% of patients still had significant pain, up to 20% had some activity restriction, and up to 12% had moderate pain that impaired function (Brown et al., 1999; Davies et al., 1999; Fishco et al., 2000). Surgical options are always a last resort.

Once your pain is treated and controlled it is important to understand your individual factors that predispose you to plantar fasciitis which can be explained by your physiotherapist. You can then be taught a home program to release tension, particularly through the calf as well as the foot to nip problems in the bud. This can also be optimised using home exercises to improve strength for better control of your biomechanics long term.

If you, your friend or family member suffer from plantar fasciitis please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly Brisbane sports physiotherapists on 07 3847 8040. Our Brisbane sports physios can also provide treatment from our Brisbane Sports Physiotherapy practice.

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