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“Fetlock injuries are the greatest cause of fatal musculoskeletal injuries in Thoroughbreds and 34–40% of deaths due to musculoskeletal injuries in Quarter Horses. Proximal sesamoid bone fractures are the most common cause of fetlock injury. Further, 36% of non–fatal injuries affected the proximal sesamoid bones (7%) or fetlock support structures (29%)Susan Stover, University Of California-Davis”

Flowboot is designed specifically to protect and support the fetlock and proximal sesamoid. No other product compares to this unique design. A tight wrap combined with the soft foam cushions the fetlock, gives support, and strike protection.

Statistics show us how important and how frail this area is and yet until now there has been no advancement in technology. Conventional sports boots are basically all the same and offer little in support and tie into the pasterns inhibiting motion of the ankle, not to mention the sand that gets inside. Wraps offer little in strike protection. People have an aversion to wrapping having heard “If you wrap wrong you can do more harm than good”. Well FlowBoot has taken out the dangers of a bad wrap and has designed an anatomical boot which contours the leg and when wrapped doesn’t cut off the flow of blood, hence the name FlowBoot. We will mention no sand gets inside. They can even be used in extreme wet and muddy conditions without becoming heavy and full of mud. This is achieved with a slight compression of the foam on the leg for a perfect conforming fit. The wrap compounds the strike protection, and really cushions the fetlock. It is amazing how the ankle will actually hit the ground when in full stride. All the weight of horse, tack, and rider bares down on the fetlock with tremendous force. Nature has given us a perfect but fragile mechanism in a load and release system composed of tendons, ligaments, and two little proximal sesamoid bones. Injecting ankles is expensive, temporary, and creates long-term damage and dependency, why not prevent and protect with FlowBoot? The concept has been around now for a few years and has developed. We know that it really delivers and so do the many clients who have used the product. Often people are buying in to provide more support for a horse that is coming off an injury, or are simply not happy with what is out there in the way of protection. There is a short learning curve in how to apply FlowBoots, give them a try and if it does’t work for you or your horse we will refund your money. We stand behind our product and strive to keep customers happy.

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  1. Cold and compression are routinely applied immediately after acute injury or following surgery to alleviate pain, reduce swelling and speed functional recovery.
  2. Because the benefits of cold compression therapy diminish with time, this intervention is thought to be most effective if applied almost immediately after injury or at the conclusion of an operative procedure.
  3. The local application of cold suppresses the metabolic rate of the immediately surrounding soft tissue. This decrease in tissue metabolism is associated with a reduction in enzymatic activity, preventing tissue damage caused by hypoxia. Local hypothermia induces vasoconstriction and lowers microcirculation by more than 60%, an effect that can persist for up to 30 minutes after cessation of cooling. Cold-induced vasoconstriction reduces extravasation of blood into surroundings tissues, local inflammation and edema production. The amelioration of pain associated with the direct application of cold to injured tissue is, in part, related to the reduction in edema formation as well as to decreases in motor and sensory nerve conduction.
  4. A reduction in blood flow and swelling also can be achieved with compression by facilitating translocation of edema away from the site of injury and toward proximal noncompressed tissues where it can be resolved more efficiently by the lymphatic system. Importantly, the addition of cold to compression increases the rate, magnitude and depth of temperature reduction, as well as the speed of lymph evacuation

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