Debunking Myths Around Pneumatic Compression

By Game Ready | Jan 10, 2018

Most athletes are used to sustaining minor injuries, and even non-athletes know to use traditional RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment for a sprain or strain. What many people with injuries do not realize is that you can take this treatment one step further with a pneumatic compression device.

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Common Treatment Misconceptions About Torn Groin Muscles

By Game Ready | Jan 09, 2018

Many athletes experience torn groin muscles at least once in their careers. Ice hockey and soccer players are particularly susceptible to this type of injury due to the nature of the movements that cause forceful adduction of the hip. Swimmers, dancers, and skaters are also at a higher rate of risk for a torn groin muscle.

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Tips for Avoiding ACL Injury While Skiing

By Game Ready | Dec 28, 2017

If you’re one of the many avid skiers who looks forward to the colder months all year long, you know how much of a setback an ACL injury can be. With a short season, it’s essential to get the most from your time on the slopes. Recovering from ACL surgery can take six to nine months, which can be devastating for any type of athlete, but especially for one who has only a limited opportunity to do their favorite activity.

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Back Injuries 101: Pulled Muscle Treatment

By Game Ready | Dec 26, 2017

Back injuries are one of the most common causes of pain among patients. In fact, lower back pain is the number one cause of disability and the second most cited reason for a doctor visit. As a practitioner, you have most likely treated back injuries caused in a number of ways, including athletes who pushed just a little too far and non-athletes who pulled a back muscle doing a normal everyday activity.

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New Year, New Recovery Game Plan

By Game Ready | Dec 22, 2017

Are you ready to start 2018 with a new recovery game plan? Every day this January, we’ll be sharing an injury prevention, rehab, or recovery tip on social media. From nutrition tips to specific stretching routines, we’ll be sharing recovery tips every day for the entire month of January.

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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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