According to the Texas Sports Medicine Group between 250,000 and 300,000 ACL injuries occur annually and billions of dollars are spent in rehabilitation costs with females representing a majority of these numbers. Female athletes are at a competitive disadvantage on the soccer field because our bodies are aligned to be ACL-injury prone with 52% of soccer ACL injuries occurring without any contact — most ACL injuries are caused by a quick change in direction or improper landing. Female soccer players and athletes will continue to struggle with the consequences of ACL injuries unless steps for prevention are taken.
Fortunately, Bill Bue, President of Topical Gear and his team of medical professionals have developed a product that has revolutionized the bracing industry. Topical Gear’s ACL Tube takes a proactive approach on ACL injury prevention and healing by stimulating the medial quadriceps and hamstring muscles. The stimulation that occurs almost instantly causes muscles to fire after applying the ACL Tube and with continued wear strengthens the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee to prevent fatigue, which is when a majority of the ACL injuries occur. A traditional knee braces only works to hopefully immobilize the knee, but does nothing to actually prevent or heal an injury.
Additionally, the lightweight material of the ACL Tube weighing in at only two ounces allows athletes to have a full range of motion, which is critical to their success on the field when striking the ball. Players and parents across the country are taking notice of this easy to apply, form fitting knee product and spreading the word of their success the with the ACL Tube.
“The ACL Tube is soft and simple to wear. I have been using it on the leg that I injured my knee, and I have been pain free since. It has also helped me become more aware of where my knee is when I’m playing, which makes me feel safer and more confident, especially after having recovered from an injury.” ~ Christine G., player
Whether its injury prevention or healing, rehabilitation can cost thousands of dollars and typically takes about a year to complete with the knee almost never returning to its pre-injury state. Prevention is key to keeping female athletes on the field and with the use of Topical Gear’s ACL Tube along with proper precautionary actions such as warming up, stretching and strength training major injuries can be prevented.
With more than 50 years of experience in the sports rehab industry and years of published research to back their products, the Topical Gear team has taken a revolutionary approach to a century old issue providing female athletes the solution to the ACL epidemic. I highly encourage every female athlete, coach, trainer and parent to purchase an ACL Tube if they want to stay in the game and off the sidelines.