New Therapy Techniques for a Fractured Wrist

By Game Ready | Jun 13, 2018

Recovering from a fractured wrist is a major inconvenience for most patients. Helping them regain strength and range of motion as quickly as possible is an important part of their treatment. Whether you are providing treatment immediately after the injury has occurred or after the cast has been removed, there are certain steps you can take to help patients heal faster and return to normal activity levels as quickly as possible.

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How to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain in Minutes

By Game Ready | Jun 05, 2018

Low back pain can quickly derail a training plan and disrupt your regular routine. For most people, getting relief as fast as possible is a high priority. This type of injury can often be treated at home, but the key is to act fast when the symptoms begin. The longer you try to avoid treatment, the worse the inflammation may get.

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Emerging Sports Medicine Trends for Athlete Recovery

By Game Ready | May 30, 2018

 

Many patients may believe that the best possible therapeutic outcome is synonymous with the newest technology, which is not necessarily the case. While staying current on the latest findings, healthcare providers must balance the promise of new therapies with the reliability of tried and true methods. As a result, one of the most significant emerging trends is not tied to novel exotic therapies.

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Hot and Cold Therapy: Top Recommendations from Professionals

By Game Ready | May 22, 2018

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just a hard worker, you probably have suffered a physical injury. Equally likely, your healthcare provider suggested applying heat (thermotherapy) or cold (cryotherapy) to the injured area. But did they mention a combination of both could be most effective?

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Quick Fixes to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

By Game Ready | May 15, 2018

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the majority (about two-thirds) of Americans suffer from lower back pain. However, only 37 percent of people seek medical attention for treatment. Instead, to relieve lower back pain, many people use home remedies, with 72 percent using pain medication and 55 percent turning to heat and cold packs. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from lower back pain and want the convenience of treatment at home, consider these options:

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How to Prepare Yourself for ACL Surgery Recovery

By Game Ready | May 09, 2018

Many people who suffer from a torn ACL have a few weeks between the time the injury occurs and the day surgery is scheduled. This delay is because you need time for the swelling to go down before the procedure is performed. During this time, you might need to use crutches and/or a knee brace to support the knee joint, prevent further injury, and avoid pain and discomfort.

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A Few Quick Tips To Help You Understand Cryotherapy Benefits

By Game Ready | Apr 26, 2018

Injuries are a fact of life for athletes. Whether you are dealing with a minor injury that you can treat at home or recovering from a more significant injury or surgery, getting back to your regular routine as quickly as possible is a high priority. Depending on the type of injury you are treating, cryotherapy can be used to help reduce pain and swelling and to help you heal faster.

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4 Ways Contrast Therapy Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

By Game Ready | Apr 17, 2018

As technology continues to advance, contrast therapy is gaining in popularity as a treatment method among physical therapists. Gone are the days of hot and cold water baths. Now healthcare professionals can offer safe, convenient (and dry!) contrast therapy to patients recovering from an injury or surgery.

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Recognize the 8 Early Signs of a Pulled Back Muscle

By Game Ready | Apr 11, 2018

A pulled muscle in your back or neck area is not only uncomfortable, it can also be very inconvenient, especially if you are an athlete or just an active individual. Acute pain, unexpected muscle spasms, and the inability to move with full range of motion can have a significant impact on your daily life and prevent you from doing some of the things you love most.

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How to Recover from a Sprained Wrist

By Game Ready | Apr 03, 2018

 

In many parts of the country, it is still slip-and-fall season, which means a higher risk of wrist sprains. Even though the season is almost over, it’s still possible to sprain a wrist while participating in sports, either by falling or colliding with another player in a way that causes the wrist to bend too far backwards.

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