Tips for Avoiding ACL Injury While Skiing

By Game Ready | Dec 28, 2017

If you’re one of the many avid skiers who looks forward to the colder months all year long, you know how much of a setback an ACL injury can be. With a short season, it’s essential to get the most from your time on the slopes. Recovering from ACL surgery can take six to nine months, which can be devastating for any type of athlete, but especially for one who has only a limited opportunity to do their favorite activity.

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3 ACL Rehab Exercises to Avoid

By Game Ready | Nov 08, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of ACL injuries occur every year, primarily in 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. Depending on the extent of the injury, surgery is typically recommended in the case of a partial or full tear, especially for individuals who wish to continue participating in athletics.  

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ACL Surgery Post-Op Exercises for a Speedy Recovery

By Game Ready | Jul 12, 2017

No matter how much you have prepared for ACL surgery recovery, it is a process that requires patience. However, participating in your recovery by elevating your leg, applying cold and compression therapy, and doing certain exercises may help ensure that you recuperate safely and quickly.   

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Everything You Should Know About Your ACL Recovery Timeline

By Game Ready | Oct 13, 2015

An ACL injury could mean serious damage to one of the most important ligaments in your knee, so it’s important to seek treatment from a medical professional and allow enough time for a full recovery before returning to activity. ACL sprains and tears result in pain and swelling, so it is often easy to determine that you have incurred an injury. However, you might not know the extent of the injury until you receive a diagnosis from a professional.

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4 Things To Avoid During ACL Surgery Recovery

By Game Ready | Dec 16, 2014

Recovering from any surgical procedure can be challenging both mentally and physically, but if you are prepared with the right information about how to actively participate in the healing process, you can recover more quickly. In addition to taking proactive steps, an important part of a fast recovery is knowing what not to do.

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Top ACL Surgery Recovery Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

By Game Ready | Sep 09, 2014

Recovering from ACL surgery can be challenging, especially for people who are used to being active. Staying off your feet, getting ample rest, and actively participating in physical therapy may sound like simple tasks, but when you actually have to do it for weeks or months, you might find your commitment slipping.

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3 Proven Cold Water Therapy Techniques to Reduce Knee Swelling

By Game Ready | Aug 26, 2014

The muscles and joints in your lower extremities are important for daily living, but many people take this for granted until they experience pain or swelling. A swollen knee is not only uncomfortable, it can also prevent you from going up and down stairs and limit your desire or ability to walk. This can be very disruptive to daily life and should be addressed as soon as possible to help prevent further damage and allow you to quickly get back to normal. Knee swelling can be caused by a range of factors including:

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4 Tips for How to Heal Faster After ACL Surgery

By Game Ready | Jul 28, 2014

A torn ACL is a painful and inconvenient injury, especially for athletes. Fortunately, ACL surgery makes it possible to repair the damaged tissue, usually with a graft from another ligament in your own body. Arthroscopic surgery leaves few external scars, but the muscles, ligaments, and other tissues in the knee joint need time to recover fully from both the injury and the surgery.

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Post Knee Surgery Dos and Don'ts You Need to Know

By Kelly Hansen | Jun 12, 2014

Whether you have injured your ACL, MCL, or meniscus, knee surgery is sometimes the best solution for getting you back in the game. If your doctor does recommend surgery, it's important to be prepared for the post-operative recovery process as much as possible. The more you are committed to healing quickly, the faster you will be back on your feet.

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