Treat Muscle Injuries in Your Sleep: How a Cold Therapy System Does This

By Game Ready | Aug 17, 2016

Most people know that muscle injuries like strains or pulls can be treated at home with the application of RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). However, as simple is this formula might be, it’s not always easy to do it multiple times a day. Holding an ice pack on the injured area for 20-30 minutes at a time is inconvenient, and getting the right pressure with compression bandages can be challenging.

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Why Athletes Rely on Cold Therapy Units After Their Workouts

By Game Ready | Apr 13, 2016

Athletes all over the world use cold therapy units after a workout to relieve pain and reduce swelling. Although everybody has their own reasons for keeping it cool after practice or a game, here are some of the most common ones:

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9 Athletes Who've Relied on a Cold Therapy Machine for Recovery

By Game Ready | Feb 17, 2016

Doctors and trainers use cold therapy machines to help athletes at every level recover from minor injuries, surgical procedures, and tough games and practices. They know that there is no better way to get all the benefits of cold therapy and active compression than to combine them into one device that delivers consistent therapeutic cold and pneumatic pumping action.

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Why Active Cold & Compression Is Critical to Back Strain Treatment

By Game Ready | Nov 18, 2014

Back strain, sometimes also called a pulled back muscle, is both painful and inconvenient. It can be caused by a number of factors, including a fall, improper lifting, twisting unexpectedly, or repeatedly bending over. If left untreated, it can lead to inability to perform certain movements, which can impact your daily life. Fortunately, in most cases, back strain is fully treatable.

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

By Kelly Hansen | May 15, 2014
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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Experiencing Tennis Elbow Symptoms? 5 Ways to Recover Quickly

By Kelly Hansen | Apr 28, 2014

Tennis elbow results from overuse of muscles in the forearm and hand. Although the injury is common in tennis players, it is not exclusive to them. Anybody can get tennis elbow when the muscles and tendons surrounding the joint become torn or ruptured.

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The 4 Most Common Upper Extremity Injuries and Symptoms

By Kelly Hansen | Mar 31, 2014

Upper extremity injuries can happen to anybody, but they are most commonly related to falling onto an outstretched hand. Athletes and professionals who do repetitive motions with their hands and wrists are also at higher risk of these types of injuries. 

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Common Complications of Upper Extremity Surgery Recovery & How to Avoid Them

By Kelly Hansen | Feb 20, 2014

Although modern medicine has come a long way, complications during or after surgery are not uncommon. However, even the most minor complications should be addressed to ensure that you heal properly and completely.

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How to Have a Quick Upper Extremity Surgery Recovery

By Kelly Hansen | Feb 14, 2014

If you are planning an upper extremity surgery to the hand, wrist, arm, or shoulder, a speedy recovery is probably one of your top priorities. Not being able to use an upper extremity can be very inconvenient, especially if you live alone or if your work requires the use of your injured arm.

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