Recognize the 8 Early Signs of a Pulled Back Muscle

By Game Ready | Nov 18, 2019

A pulled muscle in your lower back, upper back, or neck is uncomfortable and can be inconvenient, especially if you are an athlete or lead an active life.

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5 Tips for Spinal Fracture Recovery

By Game Ready | Nov 12, 2019

A spinal fracture is a painful and potentially serious injury. Both trauma, such as from an accident or fall, and diseases that weaken bones, such as osteoporosis, can fracture the spine.1 Some of the symptoms associated with a spinal fracture may include:

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4 Ways to Aid Recovery after Ankle Surgery

By Game Ready | Oct 30, 2019

Ankle surgery recovery takes time—typically at least six weeks, depending on the type of surgery and the severity of the injury.1 Recovery downtime is inevitable, but there are steps you can take to help move along the healing process.

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How Long Will Wrist Surgery Recovery Take?

By Game Ready | Oct 09, 2019

Like with any type of injury, wrist surgery recovery time will vary depending on the type of injury, the type of surgery, and the general health of the individual before the operation. For most people, wrist surgery recovery times range from a few weeks to several months. The bone itself may heal within a month or two, but fully recovering from the surgery or the injury can take 4 to 6 months.1 Consult with your doctor to get a more specific recovery timetable for yourself. 

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5 Ways to Accelerate Groin Strain Recovery

By Game Ready | Jun 17, 2019

 

A groin strain injury can happen to anybody, but it is most common in athletes, and particularly those who play soccer, football, or hockey.1 The injury happens when the muscles in the groin area contract too suddenly, causing a painful stretch or tear in the muscle tissue.2 How do you know if you have a groin strain injury?

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8 Stretches to Help Treat A Pulled Groin

By Game Ready | Jun 13, 2019

A pulled groin—also known as a groin strain or sprain—occurs when the muscles in the inner thigh get overstretched or torn.1 This can happen when they contract too quickly during activities such as running, jumping, or changing direction.1 Although a pulled groin is a common injury among athletes, it can happen to anybody. Though this injury can be quite painful, it usually heals on its own.1

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Sprained Wrist? The 6 Best Ways to Heal Fast

By Game Ready | Jun 07, 2019

Breaking your fall, a sudden blow, or twisting in the wrong direction can sprain your wrist.

No matter how it happens, you want to heal as quickly as possible. Not being able to fully use your hand and arm can impact daily activities such as cooking, typing, brushing your teeth, and even tying your shoes. The faster you can return to full range of motion and be pain-free, the faster you can get your life back to normal.

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5 Ways to Accelerate ACL Surgery Recovery

By Game Ready | Jun 05, 2019

 

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common injuries, especially for athletes. One study found an ACL injury rate of 6.5 per 100,000 athletic encounters.1 If you injure your ACL and have to have surgery, you’ll want to get your life back as fast as possible. To do that, you want to ensure you have a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

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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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