5 Methods to Reduce Swelling From an Injury

By Game Ready | May 24, 2019

Did you throw too many passes and hurt your shoulder? Did you twist your ankle working in the yard? Did you lift too much weight and injure your knees? If your answer is yes to any of these or other injuries, you’ve probably experienced swelling and inflammation. 

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Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis in the News

By Game Ready | May 21, 2019

The opioid crisis is a hot topic in both mainstream and pain management news, which is not surprising considering the dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in recent years. One study published in the JAMA Network Open found that U.S. deaths attributable to opioids increased 292 percent between 2001 and 2016.1 This same study reported that in 2016, 20 percent of the deaths of adults ages 24-35 involved opioids.  

Growing awareness of the opioid crisis has prompted medical professionals to generate potential solutions, primarily by coming up with alternatives for pain management. These four stories highlight the various ways the medical industry is responding to the crisis through innovation, cooperation, and new policies.

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What Are The Qualities of a Good Physical Therapist?

By Game Ready | May 17, 2019

 Selecting a physical therapist to help you recover from an injury or surgery is an important decision. You need a provider who is aligned with your recovery goals and who has the necessary skills and equipment to help you achieve them. You’ll also be spending a lot of time with your therapist, so you want to avoid personality conflicts and ensure that you are comfortable in the clinic environment. When researching your options, ask your doctor, friends, and family for recommendations and take the time to meet with providers before you commit.

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How to Treat a Pulled Back Muscle in 8 Steps

By Game Ready | Mar 27, 2019

A pulled back muscle can begin as a sudden, sharp pain when lifting or bending. Or it may appear gradually, getting progressively worse over several days. This common injury ranges from a minor inconvenience to an intense source of pain. It can take several weeks, and in some cases a few months, to heal.1

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4 Things NOT to Do When You Have a Sprained Wrist

By Game Ready | Oct 04, 2018

Whether you get a sprained wrist from playing volleyball or slipping on the ice, the recovery process is the same. While your body is mending, there are things you can do to help speed up the healing process, and there are also activities you should try to avoid. This list of four things to avoid doing when you have a sprained wrist is a good starting point, but as with any other type of injury, follow your doctor’s recommendations.

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What is the Treatment for a Fractured Spine?

By Game Ready | Sep 25, 2018

Around 80 percent of adults are used to dealing with occasional or frequent back pain. Though a pulled muscle or chronic low back pain are uncomfortable, they are typically not serious and can be treated at home. However, a spinal fracture is a much more serious injury that should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional.

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Signs & Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury

By Game Ready | Sep 20, 2018

Like many types of injury, a rotator cuff injury should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. If you’ve experienced this injury before, you probably know what to look for; but if you haven’t, we’ll help you recognize the symptoms so you can seek treatment and get on the path to recovery.

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Pulled Groin Muscle? What to Expect and Stretches to Help with Recovery

By Game Ready | Sep 12, 2018

A pulled groin muscle is a common athletic injury, but it can happen to anybody. Understanding the causes can help you avoid this uncomfortable injury, but when it does happen, it’s important to know how to identify it and what you can do to help your body recover.

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How Long Does It Take to Recover After a Hip Surgery?

By Game Ready | Sep 05, 2018

Although it is a major procedure, many people recover from hip surgery faster than you might expect. In many cases, you may return to normal activity in as few as three weeks, with 12 weeks generally being the longest expected recovery time. Being proactive during hip surgery recovery may help you recover faster and get you back to your life as quickly as possible. Knowing what to expect after surgery can help you plan for your recovery and be prepared with techniques that support faster healing.

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What Helps A Sprained Ankle Heal Faster?

By Game Ready | Aug 29, 2018

Almost everybody has sprained an ankle at one point or another, and athletes are especially familiar with this common injury. Understanding why it happens, and how to help prevent and treat a sprained ankle can help you avoid this type of injury and manage it better when it does happen.

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