This post is sponsored by Ubertherm.
Wow hasn’t it been a while since I discussed any fitness stuff on here. The last post I wrote was about being offered a place in the London Marathon and a lot has happened since then.
For one, I decided to turn down the charity place offer after I wrote about my excitement. I’ll be honest, I was disappointed but I know in my heart it was the right thing to do.
I’ve just started a new job, my university degree reboots in October and I’ve got a family to look after. I just knew I’d struggle massively with motivation, proper training and having time to dedicate to raising the large donation needed to run in the first place.
I’ve always struggled with my shins too and lately I just can’t seem to push past the pain anymore. I also ran funny when in a field at the beginning of the month and my knee has been playing up ever since.
Luckily for me, Ubertherm got in touch to see if I wanted to collaborate and after always being a heat treatment girl, I was kinda intrigued to try the benefits of cold compression therapy when injured.
After an incident when the founder injured themselves on a climbing wall. The new way to recover was created. Ubertherm is an innovative ice pillow that combines the right layers to slow down the icing experience and make it comfortable.
This means the ice crystal formation risk is lowered which in turns allows the body to heal faster and much more efficiently.
A revolutionary way to approach cold therapy without pain and without the risk of over-icing injury.
Why cold compression therapy?
The benefits of cold compression are huge when it comes to injury. I’ve always associated heat with recovery myself so when researching into this, I was surprised to see how popular and effective it can be. Here are some of the benefits of cold compression therapy when injured.
- Pain relief
- Muscle healing
- Reducing inflammation
- Stops bleeding
- Limits bruising
I was lucky enough to receive a few different products and knew immediately that I’d need the Ubertherm knee. This is where most of my running problems stemmed from alongside my shin area.
The pack arrived quickly, the instructions were really clear and the product was easy to put on correctly. After a few days of use I did notice a difference in the ache of my knee. It also no longer hurts when I move in certain ways. I haven’t quite got around to running again as I’ve been SO busy. Hope to get our soon and see if it’s made a difference.
Have you tried the benefits of cold compression therapy yet? What did you think?
– Emma Allen –
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