The 6 Most Common Hockey Injuries

By Game Ready | Nov 02, 2016

Even with all the required protective gear, hockey injuries can happen to both amateurs and professionals. Aggressive skating; contact with other players; and quick, explosive movements all contribute to risk of injury.

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The 4 Best Treatments for Football Injuries

By Game Ready | Aug 31, 2016

Participating in a contact sport like football comes with the constant risk of injury. Most players experience various football injuries throughout the course of their careers, no matter what level of football they participate in. Because the game engages all of the major muscle groups, football injuries can occur almost anywhere in the body. Some of the most common are:

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5 Common Sports Injuries & Tips for Getting Back in the Game Faster

By Game Ready | Jun 22, 2016

Athletic activity pushes your body to its limits. You pivot, sprint, stop fast, push harder, and do it all over again. Sometimes a wrong step, a sudden impact, or too much of a certain activity can result in a sports injury. Every athlete dreads sports injuries, but if you know what to expect and are prepared to help your body heal, you can get back in the game faster.

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5 Common Baseball Injuries & Remedies for Quick Recovery

By Game Ready | May 04, 2016

Every athlete is likely to get an injury at some point, and baseball players are no exception. Although any type of injury can occur during the course of a game or practice, there are some common baseball injuries to look out for. When those sprains, strains, and tears do happen, it’s good to know what you can do to recover quickly so you can return to athletic activity as quickly as possible.

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Why Athletes Turn to Pneumatic Compression Devices for Sports Injuries

By Game Ready | Mar 23, 2016

A pneumatic compression device does much more than static compression alone can do. Static compression helps prevent the formation of edema and reduces swelling by exerting external pressure on the injury. The pressure inhibits the loss of fluid from vessels in the damaged tissues and makes it more difficult for them to accumulate. While this is useful, a pneumatic compression device enhances the benefits of static compression and offers even more reasons for athletes to use one to treat a sports injury.

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Never Recover from Sports Injury Again without a Cold Therapy Machine

By Game Ready | Dec 15, 2015

As an athlete, you know the typical scenario when you get a sports injury. When it happens, you go to the sidelines and apply an ice pack while elevating the injured area, hoping the swelling will go down quickly and that it won’t be that bad. If you’re lucky, it’s just a minor sprain and you get back to your usual routine within a couple weeks. If the injury is more serious, it might take up to six weeks to fully recover, unless you need surgery.

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4 Ways to Treat Recurring Acute Injuries

By Kelly Hansen | Jan 23, 2014

Recurring acute injuries are not only painful and disruptive, they can also be damaging if left untreated. Treatment recommendations vary depending on each individual case, but often include a combination of the following approaches.

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Is Cold and Compression Therapy Right for You?

By Kelly Hansen | Jun 10, 2013

Cold and compression therapy is used in a variety of situations to reduce swelling, prevent edema, and help promote blood flow to injured areas. All of these benefits contribute to less pain, faster healing, and a quicker recovery process.

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Three Types of Injuries Cold Compression Wraps Effectively Treat

By Kelly Hansen | May 06, 2013

Cold compression therapy is commonly used for several different applications. Any injury that results in pain and inflammation can benefit from the combination of cold and compression to help reduce swelling and speed up the healing process. 

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