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How Long Does It Take for A Pulled Back Muscle to Heal?

By Game Ready | Jan 20, 2020

A pulled back muscle may happen suddenly while lifting a squirming child or overexerting at the gym. It may also appear over time as weak muscles steadily debilitate and trigger injuries.

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What to Do for A Pulled Back Muscle: 8 Early Signs and Symptoms

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 Ankle Surgery Recovery Methods For You to Try

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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ACL Surgery Recovery 101: Timeline & Tips

By Game Ready | Jun 24, 2019

If you have scheduled a procedure to repair a torn ACL, you’re probably wondering, “How long will I be out of my normal routine?” Although this is an important question, there is much more to ACL surgery recovery than just getting back on your feet. Even after you’re able to walk without crutches or other assistive devices, your body is still healing, and the recovery process continues. For most people, it takes 2-9 months to fully recover from ACL surgery.1 A 2016 study of 80 amateur athletes found that on average, athletes returned to their sport after eight months.2 

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5 Ways to Help Speed Up 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 Groin Muscle Pain

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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5 Ways to Help Speed Up 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 Help 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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