4 Tips to Prevent CrossFit Injuries

By Game Ready | Mar 01, 2017

CrossFit injuries like back strain or a torn muscle can happen for a variety of reasons, but being proactive about prevention will help decrease the likelihood of suffering from injuries caused by overuse or improper form.

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6 Muscle Strain Treatments You Need to Know

By Game Ready | Jan 04, 2017

Muscle strains can happen in many ways, but no matter how they are caused, they are always painful and inconvenient. Whether you strained your neck while parallel parking or pulled a groin muscle playing hockey, knowing how to treat the pain and swelling will help you recover more quickly and make you more comfortable.

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Playing Indoor Soccer? 5 Things You Can Do to Prevent an Injury

By Game Ready | Dec 28, 2016

As temperatures start to drop, soccer athletes often move indoors to stay fit and active throughout the winter. Indoor soccer is an excellent way to maintain cardiovascular health and stay strong for the outdoor season. However, the same types of injuries are still a risk no matter where you play. Pulled muscles, contusions, sprains, and hip and groin injuries can happen just as easily indoors, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them.

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CrossFit Injuries: What to Do When Time Off Isn't Helping

By Game Ready | Dec 14, 2016

CrossFit is an intense, high-impact workout regimen that, like any other athletic activity, can sometimes lead to injuries. In addition to the intensity level, CrossFit injury can be caused by factors such as:

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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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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 Game Ready | 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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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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Treat Muscle Injuries in Your Sleep: How a Cold Therapy System Does This

By Game Ready | Aug 17, 2016

Most people know that muscle injuries like strains or pulls can be treated at home with the application of RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). However, as simple is this formula might be, it’s not always easy to do it multiple times a day. Holding an ice pack on the injured area for 20-30 minutes at a time is inconvenient, and getting the right pressure with compression bandages can be challenging.

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10 Apps for Injury Recovery & Healthy Living

By Game Ready | Aug 10, 2016

Modern technology lets you do almost anything with a smartphone or tablet. You can play games, check your messages, stay social, and capture the world around you with a built-in camera. In addition to all these handy tools, healthy living apps can also help you stay on track with your recovery plan while you’re recovering from an injury.

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