Emerging Sports Medicine Trends for Athlete Recovery

By Game Ready | May 30, 2018

 

Many patients may believe that the best possible therapeutic outcome is synonymous with the newest technology, which is not necessarily the case. While staying current on the latest findings, healthcare providers must balance the promise of new therapies with the reliability of tried and true methods. As a result, one of the most significant emerging trends is not tied to novel exotic therapies.

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Why Ice Water Therapy Alone Won’t Speed Up Muscle Recovery

By Kelly Hansen | Feb 14, 2013

Cold (cryo) therapy is widely used after a musculoskeletal injury or post-surgery to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling. Let’s say you’ve had an ankle or knee injury. You know the drill – get in bed or on the couch, elevate the leg and apply ice to the injured area. You also remember the mess and inconvenience this kind of ice water therapy causes – wet pillows, bedclothes, blankets, etc. Staying compliant with that type of cold therapy is really difficult and that’s just one reason why ice water therapy alone isn’t ideal for recovering from a sports injury.

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