5 Methods to Reduce Swelling From an Injury

By Game Ready | Oct 26, 2016

As part of the inflammatory response, swelling is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. The excess fluid produced by the body helps protect damaged tissues from further injury. However, although a certain amount of swelling is unavoidable, it’s important to do what you can to control the process for these important reasons:

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4 Questions to Ask Your Physical Therapist During Injury Recovery

By Game Ready | Oct 19, 2016

Physical therapy is an important part of the injury recovery process, but it’s not a magic bullet. You must actively participate in your own recovery, in conjunction with your physical therapist, in order to return to normal activity as quickly as possible. One way to do this is to be sure that you are fully informed about what to do, what not to do, and what you still need to learn in a physical therapy setting.

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6 Tips for Staying Healthy and Fit During Surgery Recovery

By Game Ready | Oct 12, 2016

Having surgery is often a disruption to daily life, and the longer the recovery process takes, the longer you have to deal with the inconvenience of pain, discomfort, and limitations to the types of activities you normally do. Whether you are having a quick outpatient procedure or a more complex surgery, being proactive about your recovery plan will help you get better faster. Follow these surgery recovery tips to help you return to your regular lifestyle more quickly:

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5 Things to Avoid After Surgery from a Broken Wrist

By Game Ready | Oct 05, 2016

If you have had surgery for a broken wrist  after a fall or sports injury, you will want to get back to your lifestyle as quickly as possible. However, the recovery process takes time and there are some things you should avoid while your broken bones are healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions, but these are some general tips about what to steer clear of following wrist surgery.

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The Best & Most Comfortable Ways to Treat Hip Flexor Pain

By Game Ready | Sep 28, 2016

Hip flexor pain can be the result of a muscle strain or soreness caused by too much activity without enough stretching. Any activity that involves bending or rotating at the hip can cause or contribute to hip flexor pain, including running, soccer, cycling, and hiking. When hip flexor pain does occur, you can take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication to relieve some discomfort and help reduce swelling. If you want to avoid medication or supplement it with other methods, consider these comfortable ways to treat hip flexor pain:

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Dislocated Shoulder? 3 Things You Can Do at Home to Accelerate Recovery

By Amanda Reynolds | Sep 21, 2016

Dislocated shoulder recovery can take from 12 to 16 weeks, and the vast majority of this time is spent doing self-treatment with guidance from a physician and/or physical therapist. Because you are largely on your own, it’s important to have all the resources you need for home treatment, especially if you want to get back to your regular lifestyle as quickly as possible.

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MCL Surgery: What are the Quickest [& Best] Recovery Methods?

By Amanda Reynolds | Sep 14, 2016

MCL surgery recovery typically takes at least twelve weeks, but you can potentially shave some time off that period by being proactive while you recuperate. In addition to speeding up the healing process, you can also put your body in a better position to return to normal activity (and your chosen sport if you’re an athlete) sooner after MCL surgery.

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The 4 Best Treatments for Football Injuries

By Amanda Reynolds | Aug 31, 2016

Participating in a contact sport like football comes with the constant risk of injury. Most players experience various football injuries throughout the course of their careers, no matter what level of football they participate in. Because the game engages all of the major muscle groups, football injuries can occur almost anywhere in the body. Some of the most common are:

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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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