Most Common Sports Injuries for Fall Sports

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If you’ve grown up playing sports or have kids who do, you’ve probably had personal experience with sports injuries. According to the organization Stop Sports Injuries (a joint collaboration of various orthopaedic medical associations), high school athletes alone account for “two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and over 30,000 hospitalizations…

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Why Ice Packs Aren’t the Only Answer to Injury Recovery

When an athlete gets injured, ice packs are usually the first treatment an athletic trainer will use. Have you ever wondered why? Why Ice Packs Are Used Ice packs bring cold to the area of the body that is injured. When an acute injury occurs, the blood vessels dilate, causing…

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How To Reduce Swelling

The Emotional Toll of Physical Injury

When your body swells after an injury, it’s trying to protect and begin repairing the damaged area. Swelling, part of the in ammatory response, is essentially a collection of fluid in the body part that has been injured. The swelling itself is caused by increased white blood cells, as well…

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The Fastest Road To Recovery

Using Cold Compression Wraps For Shoulder Injuries It can be a long and tedious process to regain full health after a shoulder injury. Dislocated shoulder recovery often takes a few months of focused care and scheduled therapy. For athletes, among others, finding the fastest road to recovery is the ideal…

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Recovering From ACL Surgery Using Cold Compression Knee Wraps

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There are few solutions that provide more immediate results after ACL surgery than a cold compression knee wrap. Cold Compression therapy is a highly-respected, proven approach for reducing swelling after an injury. By applying cold compression, freshly oxygenated blood and vital nutrients are directed toward the damaged tissue, advancing your…

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How to Relieve Pain from Standing Desks or All-Day Sitting

Back pain from sitting

With the increasing awareness of damage caused by sedentary living, standing desks have become a common “solution” to the problem. However, last year researchers at Cochrane Work came to the conclusion that there is not enough evidence or research to prove that standing is any better than sitting all day.…

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5 Questions with Gold Medalist Katie Holloway

Q: First of all, congratulations on winning the Gold in Sitting Volleyball! What led you to pursue the sport and how does it feel to bring home a gold medal? A:  I found out about Sitting Volleyball in early 2006 when the Women’s National team came and trained at Cal State…

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The Best Guide for Recovering Faster From an Ankle Injury

Charlie had always been an athlete. At 40-years-old, he decided to take on an ultra-trail run. He was in shape for the race, and he had always been a competitive runner. However, as the race began, it also began raining, and that nice, hard-packed trail turned into straight-up mud. Unfazed,…

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Five Ways You Can Increase Your Athlete’s Performance

It’s back to school season, which also means its time for school sports to start back up. However, with sports comes the possibility of injury. Whether your athlete is recovering from a major surgery or minor sprain, or just needs to recover before the big game, here are 5 ways…

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