Reduce Knee Swelling with These 4 Simple Tips

By Game Ready | Dec 12, 2017

Many athletes experience knee swelling at some point, and it’s not always clear why it happens. The causes of this condition—also known as effusion, or water on the knee—can vary. Some of the possible reasons for a swollen knee include:

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Carli Lloyd Recounts Her Recovery Experience with Game Ready After Ankle Injury

By Carli Lloyd | Dec 07, 2017

About Carli Lloyd:

Carli Lloyd is an American soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist. She was named FIFA’s Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and is also a FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion. She currently plays for the U.S. Women's National team and Houston Dash.

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Using Compression Therapy for Exercise-Induced Edema

By Game Ready | Dec 05, 2017

Many athletes experience a condition known as exercise-induced edema after working out. You might not be familiar with this term, but chances are you will recognize the symptoms. Have you ever had trouble taking off a ring after going for a run? Do your feet and ankles swell after athletic activity? These might be symptoms of exercise-induced edema.

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The Effectiveness of Cryotherapy for Sports-Related Sprains

By Game Ready | Nov 22, 2017

A sprain is an injury that happens when one or more ligaments are stretched or torn. The severity of the injury will depend on the number of ligaments involved and whether the tear is partial or complete. In many cases, sprains do not require surgery and can be treated with a combination of rest, cryotherapy, compression, and elevation.

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Most Effective Treatments for Pulled Groin Muscles

By Game Ready | Nov 15, 2017

A pulled groin muscle, or adductor strain, is a common injury, primarily among athletes. However, because many players choose to play through the pain and not seek treatment, it’s difficult to pinpoint how many of these injuries occur each year. Although this type of injury can happen to any type of athlete, it tends to be more prevalent among soccer and ice hockey players.

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3 ACL Rehab Exercises to Avoid

By Game Ready | Nov 08, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of ACL injuries occur every year, primarily in athletes who participate in activities that require pivoting, lateral movement, or contact with other players. When the bones in the knee joint twist in opposite directions while there is weight on the leg, the ACL can become overstretched or torn. Depending on the extent of the injury, surgery is typically recommended in the case of a partial or full tear, especially for individuals who wish to continue participating in athletics.  

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Cryotherapy for Use in Athletic Training

By Game Ready | Oct 25, 2017

Athletic trainers are always looking for new tools and systems that will help athletes recover from injuries more quickly. Cryotherapy allows you to improve on traditional RICE therapy in a way that may be more convenient, more comfortable, and more effective.

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How Compression Therapy Helps Alleviate Hip Flexor Pain

By Game Ready | Oct 18, 2017

Hip flexor pain is felt in the upper groin region. It’s not only uncomfortable, but it can also inhibit mobility and prevent you from doing both normal daily tasks and athletic activities.

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Best Ways to Incorporate Physical Therapy for Your Shoulder Surgery Patients

By Game Ready | Oct 11, 2017

For the majority of patients, shoulder surgery is a one-time event that has a major impact on their lives. Most people don’t know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, but the more you, as a healthcare professional, can help prepare them, the more successful the recovery process will be.

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Why does Hot and Cold Therapy Work

By Game Ready | Oct 10, 2017

Hot and cold therapy, also known as contrast therapy, is a treatment approach that alternates the application of therapeutic heat and cold to provide physiological benefits. But not everyone fully understands how contrast therapy can help in a myriad of ways. That’s why we’ve put together the Why Does Hot and Cold Therapy Work? infographic to help give you an understanding of contrast therapy basics as well as provide the answers to your most common questions, such as:

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