Sports Industry

Kiss Those Crutches Goodbye

FlexLeg prosthetic for temporary injuries

Those of us that have ever experienced an injury to our lower extremities, know how difficult and annoying it can be to get around on crutches. Startup company FlexLeg has designed a new prosthetic device for temporary injuries that enables you to walk around while keeping weight off of your lower leg and foot. 

On: New Running Shoe Outsole Technology

On Cushioning Running Shoe

The debate continues on what type of footwear, if any, is good for your feet and body while running. Some experts agree that wearing conventional running shoes tends to weaken the small muscles in your feet to the point where the tendons, ligaments and natural arches stop doing their job. New Swiss running shoe company On is hoping their innovative outsole technology can in fact help strengthen the small muscles in the foot, resulting in a gentle, injury free running experience.

Sports Mouth Guard: Next Tool To Increase Performance

Under Armour Performance Mouth Guard

Who knew that your jaw was the key to better performance? There was an interesting article in the NY Times last week about sports mouth guards or so called performance mouthpieces and the growing number of athletes who use them to increase performance.  Two different companies, Under Armour and Canada's Makkar, are both touting their versions of these light, flexible pieces of molded plastic that fit over your teeth.  

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