3 Quick Tips for Athletes Recovering From Football Back Injuries

By Game Ready | Oct 04, 2017

Now that football season has officially started and is in full swing, it’s important to watch out for symptoms of injuries. Some of the most common football injuries are those to the back. The nature of the game requires hard impacts, twisting the torso, and other activities that can lead to a back injury.

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5 Most Common Football Injuries and How to Recover From Them

By Game Ready | Sep 06, 2017

As the fall sports season gets into full swing, the incidence of football injuries increases. While some injuries can be prevented by warming up, cross-training, and practicing good technique, almost every athlete will experience at least one injury during their career. If that injury happens this season, it’s a good idea to be prepared with knowledge about how to recover from football injuries so you will be ready.

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The 4 Best Treatments for Football Injuries

By Game Ready | 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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How to Alleviate Pain and Speed Recovery from Common Football Injuries

By Game Ready | Nov 03, 2015

how to alleviate pain and speed recovery from common football injuriesThere is no doubt that football is a high-impact sport that comes with the chance of injury. In fact, most people who play football will experience at least one injury in the course of their career. In addition to the contusions and other injuries that result from tackling, football players also risk damage to joints from overuse, pivoting, sprinting, and other types of motions. Some of the most common football injuries include:

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4 Things You Need to Know about a Dislocated Shoulder Injury

By Kelly Hansen | Jul 08, 2013
A dislocated shoulder injury is common in certain sports, particularly those with a lot of contact between players (football, hockey, rugby, etc.) or the potential for an impact with the ground (gymnastics, volleyball, downhill skiing, etc). A dislocated shoulder injury can also be caused by a trauma such as a car accident or a fall.

Whether it is a sports injury or an unfortunate accident, it is useful to understand what happens in the body when a shoulder becomes dislocated and how you can help speed up the recovery process.

4 Things You Need to Know about a Dislocated Shoulder

  1. Dislocation is different from separation - When a shoulder is dislocated, the upper arm bone (humerus) becomes separated from the shoulder blade (scapula) and pops out of the socket. In contrast, a shoulder separation occurs when the ligaments that connect the scapula and the clavicle are damaged.

  2. Shoulder dislocation is a serious injury - If not treated properly, a dislocated shoulder can result in future dislocations, a frozen shoulder, and other joint complications in the future. Some dislocations may also result in bone fractures, muscle tears, or nerve or blood vessel damage. Only a trained medical professional can properly diagnose these potential complications, which is one reason it is so important to quickly see a doctor if a dislocated shoulder injury is suspected.

  3. Symptoms may vary - If you experienced a sports trauma or other event that might have resulted in a shoulder dislocation, there are some common signs. Significant pain is almost always an unfortunate symptom, along with the inability to move the arm and numbness. In many cases, the shoulder will actually be visibly dislocated.

  4. The faster you treat it, the faster you recover - When treated properly, a dislocated shoulder often fully recovers and full range of motion is restored. In addition to prompt medical attention and a careful return to activity, the healing process can be accelerated with cryotherapy and compression to help reduce inflammation and protect healthy tissue.

If you are concerned that you might have a dislocated shoulder injury, seek medical attention immediately so you can start recovering as soon as possible.

If you are recovering from a dislocated shoulder injury, ask your doctor, coach, or trainer about Game Ready cold compression therapy systems. Our patented wraps are designed to completely cover the entire shoulder area, so you get the benefits of cryotherapy and active compression exactly where you need them. Contact us today to learn more or to get your own Game Ready system.

Have you ever had a dislocated shoulder injury? Tell us about your recovery in the comments section.

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Five Mistakes People Make When Recovering From Football Injuries

By Kelly Hansen | Jun 20, 2013
Football injuries can be challenging for both players and coaches. Athletes have to deal with the discomfort and inconvenience of recovering from the injury, and coaches have to work with a different team configuration when players are unable to perform; this is why optimizing the recovery process is so important.

Even though getting back in the game quickly is critical for keeping teams in winning form, there are several common mistakes that athletes make when recovering from football injuries.

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The 8 Most Common Football Injuries

By Kelly Hansen | Jun 17, 2013

Like with all sports, football comes with the risk of injury. In fact, football has the highest risk of injury compared to other sports. One of the reasons for this elevated risk is that football is a high-impact sport. Tackling, blocking, and other physical interactions between players can result in contusions, concussions, and other common injuries.

Another reason football injuries are so common is simply the nature of the game. Players must frequently pivot and change direction, increasing the likelihood of injuries to the joints and other tissues. Sudden bursts of speed can cause muscle damage if the player is not properly warmed up. Overuse injuries are also common, particularly for quarterbacks.

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