I stopped in at Trentham Falls on the way back from the morning school run for a quick uni fix on the KH20. I thought I had warmed up enough but ~30 mins in tweaked a muscle in my right leg, same one as during night trials last week. You get that I guess, jumping around in the dark… DOH!
When it comes to sports injury relief a popular treatment in Australia is Rapigel which funnily enough is ‘For Animal Treatment Only’, specifically horses and dogs. Buying Rapigel from a horse/rural supplies store often involves the two sided charade of ‘So this is for your horse? Yes this is for my horse’… 😉
According to the makers of Rapigel:
Rapigel provides a clean and easy method to deliver cold therapy to joints, tendons and muscles. Rapigel provides rapid effective relief from pain, swelling and inflammation for a wide variety of injuries and conditions.
There isn’t much in it – menthol, camphor and alcohol. It’s gooey stuff but feels GREAT when the ice pack effect kicks in, which can be prolonged by using bandages.
Take it easy for a day or two on the uni, especially trials, and it should be good to go.
Neigh, neigh to you all 😀