Is There a Safer Alternative to Whole Body Cryotherapy Chambers?

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 24, 2016

There is a lot being said these days about the use of cryotherapy chambers as a means to help accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Whole body cryotherapy chambers are small rooms that are brought to sub-zero temperatures (-200 to -300ºF) with the aim of reducing the body temperature to achieve certain benefits. The positive effects of cryotherapy are well documented:

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How Olympic Athletes Benefit from Game Ready & Cold Therapy

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 18, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are well underway. As the medal count rises, so do stories of triumph, glory, injury and defeat. When Italian Men’s Volleyball Captain, Emanuele Birarelli, went down with an ankle injury in the third set of the August 9th game against the U.S., his Olympic teammates may have greeted him with hugs and well-wishes, but the NBC Sports commentator offered him a better solution-Game Ready® cold and compression therapy.

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Treat Muscle Injuries in Your Sleep: How a Cold Therapy System Does This

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 17, 2016

Most people know that muscle injuries like strains or pulls can be treated at home with the application of RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). However, as simple is this formula might be, it’s not always easy to do it multiple times a day. Holding an ice pack on the injured area for 20-30 minutes at a time is inconvenient, and getting the right pressure with compression bandages can be challenging.

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10 Apps for Injury Recovery & Healthy Living

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 10, 2016

Modern technology lets you do almost anything with a smartphone or tablet. You can play games, check your messages, stay social, and capture the world around you with a built-in camera. In addition to all these handy tools, healthy living apps can also help you stay on track with your recovery plan while you’re recovering from an injury.

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How Long Will Wrist Surgery Recovery Take?

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 03, 2016

Like any type of wrist injury, wrist surgery recovery time will vary depending on the type of injury, the type of surgery, and the general health of the individual before the operation. Some people will recover after only a few days, while others might require a few months. Consult with your doctor to get  a more specific recovery timetable for yourself. As a guide, here are some general wrist surgery recovery times:

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Sprained Wrist? The 6 Best Ways to Heal Fast

By Amanda Reynolds | Jul 27, 2016

A sprained wrist can happen when breaking a fall or during an athletic activity, but no matter how you did it, you want to heal as quickly as possible. Not being able to fully use your hand and arm can impact daily activities such as cooking, typing, brushing your teeth, and even tying your shoes. The faster you can return to full range of motion and be pain-free, the faster you can get your life back to normal.

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4 Athletes That Swear By Cryotherapy

By Amanda Reynolds | Jul 20, 2016

Cryotherapy for athletes is not a new concept, but as the technology gets more sophisticated it is easier -- and more comfortable -- to use cold therapy for both injury recovery and after workouts to relieve pain and inflammation. Although some athletes use whole-body cryotherapy chambers to drop the temperature of the entire body, many prefer to use the targeted therapy that a cold therapy device delivers. With the additional benefit of active compression, a cold therapy device allows athletes to recover more quickly.

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4 Ways to Accelerate Recovery after Ankle Surgery

By Amanda Reynolds | Jul 13, 2016

Ankle surgery recovery takes time, typically 6-12 weeks depending on the type of surgery and the severity of the injury. Although you can’t avoid a certain amount of time for ankle surgery recovery, there are steps you can take to help accelerate the healing process.

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4 Ways to Get the Benefits of Rest Ice Cold Compression (RICE) Therapy

By Amanda Reynolds | Jul 06, 2016

If you’re an athlete, chances are you know the common acronym for immediate care after an injury. RICE -- rest, ice, compression, and elevation -- is a time-tested method for controlling the inflammation that occurs after your body has suffered a trauma like a sprained ankle or pulled muscle. Even if you’re not an athlete, you should use RICE any time you have back pain, bump your head, or suffer almost any other type of minor injury.

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How to Stay Healthy During Recovery from Ankle Surgery

By Amanda Reynolds | Jun 29, 2016

If you need ankle surgery to repair a fractured bone or torn ligament, you will have to stay off your feet for awhile. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t take steps to stay healthy during recovery from ankle surgery. Taking a proactive approach to your recovery can help speed up the healing process and ensure that you are ready to return to normal activity immediately after your ankle has fully healed.

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