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3 ACL Rehab Exercises to Avoid

By Game Ready | Jul 07, 2020

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are the most common type of ligament injury, affecting 100,000-200,000 people annually. This type of injury commonly afflicts athletes who participate in activities that require pivoting, lateral movement, or contact with other players. When the bones in the knee joint twist in opposite directions while there is weight on the leg, the ACL can become overstretched or torn.1 A doctor may recommend surgery in the case of a partial or full tear, especially for individuals who wish to continue participating in athletics.2

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7 Things to Expect After Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

By Game Ready | Jun 30, 2020

Doctors sometimes recommend reverse shoulder replacement surgery for patients with a rotator cuff tear that cannot be repaired, or when other types of treatments have not worked for chronic shoulder pain that isn’t associated with arthritis. During surgery, the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder is replaced.1 However, unlike with a traditional total shoulder replacement, the positions of the ball and socket components are switched.2

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What is a Typical Wrist Surgery Recovery Timeline

By Game Ready | Jun 23, 2020

Wrist fractures and other types of injuries sometimes necessitate surgery. Because upper extremities are such a crucial part of many daily activities, proper recovery is important for getting back to normal life. Knowing what to expect during the recovery process may help you plan for the weeks and months to come.

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What is a Typical Shoulder Surgery Recovery Timeline

By Game Ready | Jun 16, 2020

Your shoulder is a complicated joint that can move in multiple directions. Because of this, it performs in almost all of your typical daily activities, including reaching for food on shelves, brushing your teeth, and getting dressed.

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How Long Does ACL Surgery Recovery Take?

By Game Ready | Mar 10, 2020

Whether you need ACL surgery as the result of a sports injury or because of another type of accident, the recovery timeline is similar for most people. A full recovery, including the return to your pre-injury condition, with full range of motion and stability in the knee joint, usually takes six months.1 However, it’s important to understand that recovery timelines may vary.

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6 Muscle Strain Treatments You Need to Know

By Game Ready | Mar 02, 2020

A muscle strain is when muscles or tendons tear or stretch. Many injuries—falls, sudden blows, overuse, and more—may strain muscles.1 No matter what causes a strain, it’s 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 may help you recover more quickly and make you more comfortable.

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Signs & Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury

By Game Ready | Feb 03, 2020

A torn rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury that may be caused by repeated movements while someone is playing sports or performing a job function. With repeated motion, the muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder socket may tear. Other common causes of a torn rotator cuff include falling, or lifting or pulling a heavy object.1

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4 Common Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff

By Game Ready | Feb 03, 2020

A torn rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury that may be caused by repeated movements while someone is playing sports or performing a job function.

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Hip Flexor Injury?

By Game Ready | Jan 27, 2020

Anyone can suffer from a hip flexor injury, although they are most common in cyclists, dancers, soccer players, and martial artists. The hip flexors are a group of muscles that enable the hip joint to bend the knee toward the chest and make it possible to bend forward at the waist.1 Many activities, including kicking, running, and jumping, engage the hip flexors.

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5 Home Remedies for a Sprained Ankle

By Game Ready | Jan 22, 2020

Every year, a million people seek medical care for ankle injuries. Forty percent of ankle sprains can potentially cause chronic issues.1

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