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What to Do During and After Your Neck Whiplash Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 9, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Injuring your neck is not a problem you should take lightly. It’s important to take the proper actions to properly recover from the injury if you can.

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Topics: whiplash, neck injuries

Knee Pain Treatments for "Runner's Knee" Injuries

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January 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Most runners and other athletes have a love/hate relationship with their knees. They have a deep sense of appreciation for the mechanical wonder that is a knee joint, with its ability to propel a body forward with balance, speed, and power. Yet they despair over the joint's fragility and its ability to interfere with even the simplest forward motion when it is sore or injured. The good news is that a casual runner does not need access to a professional athlete's medical staff for knee pain treatments. The better news is that a few regular stretching and strengthening exercises can prevent knee pain and injuries and speed the recovery when runner's knee injuries do happen.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Runner's Knee, knee injuries

New Year's Resolutions and Common Sport Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Skyrocketing gym enrollments are common after the new year as people try to adhere to their resolutions to lose weight or to get in shape. Many new enrollees quickly give up on their resolutions, citing common sports injuries, such as sore hips and knees or backaches, as an excuse for not continuing with an exercise program. If you are committed to keeping your new year's resolution, you can take a few simple steps to ensure that you are not sidelined by a sports injuries.

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Topics: sports injuries

Knee Joint Pain: Common Causes and Potential Treatments

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Knee joint pain can have a major impact on your life, particularly if you're an athlete or work a job that comes with physical demands. Unfortunately, knee joint injuries are not the type that will typically just "go away" on their own. In fact, knee injuries can be among the worst in terms of healing time, with recovery times ranging anywhere from three to nine months (depending on the specific cause and extent of your injury). Furthermore, without the proper diagnosis and care, even slight knee joint pain can become exponentially worse in a very short period of time.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injuries, knee joint pain

10 of The Most Effective Treatments For Back Injuries And Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Suffering from mysterious, chronic back pain that just won't go away? Or have you recently been in an accident that is creating agonizing pain and affecting the quality of your life? When you get the right treatment for back-related issues, you can put an end to the seemingly endless discomfort and pain without hurting the injured area even more. The best treatments for back injuries and back pain will depend significantly on the severity of the injury and the pain. If you broke your back in an automotive or sports injury, clearly the most appropriate treatment is immediate medical attention. If you are suffering from a sore back simply because you were standing on your feet all day, you will probably require less intensive forms of treatment such as rest and pain reliever. Whether you are suffering from a sore back caused by working out a little too hard or recovering from a serious back injury, this post will introduce 10 of the most effective treatments for back injuries and back pain. 

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Topics: back pain, back injuries

9 of The Most Common Sports Injuries And What to do if You Have One

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 4, 2016 at 2:15 PM

When you lead an athletic lifestyle, you do it knowing you risk the potential for injury. While this shouldn't deter you from continuing with sports and other physical activity, it is beneficial to be aware of the common sports injuries, understand a little bit about them, and know what to do if you ever have one. Keeping yourself educated on these injuries will help prevent you from getting them in some cases and provide you with everything you need in the event that you do experience a sports injury. In this post, we will uncover nine of the most common sports injuries and what you can do if you have one. 

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Topics: sports injuries

12 Tips for Reducing Knee Joint Pain in Your Daily Life

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 27, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Knee pain can be debilitating. For those that suffer, it often seems like there is no end to the daily soreness and pain that comes from knee joint pain. Although most never find a complete reprieve from the pain, there are some simple steps that anyone can take to improve their comfort and reduce daily knee joint pain.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain

15 Tips on Treating Ankle Injuries That Offer Immediate And Long-Term Relief

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 15, 2016 at 3:10 PM

An ankle injury is one of the most common injuries that affects everyone from young children to adults to the elderly. Whether the injury is a roll, twist, or sprain or something more serious such as a bone break, ligament tear, or fracture, it is vital that you get the right treatment to ensure that the injury is taken care of immediately and won't lead to lifelong pain problems. If you injured your ankle in a sports activity, at the gym, or simply by falling, treating ankle injuries can be done swiftly and effectively. In this post, learn about these 15 simple tips on treating your ankle injury in order to achieve both immediate and long-term relief.

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Topics: Ankle injuries

Common Injuries in Hockey Including Concussions and Hamstring Strain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 13, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Hockey is a game where most players stay active on a constant basis while you’re in the game. There’s not really a lot of “downtime” like there might be in other games like baseball. As a result, there’s the chance for a lot of injuries. Here’s some information on both how to avoid common hockey injuries, as well as how to handle injuries as you incur them.

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Topics: hockey, hockey injuries

How Using Kinesiology Tape Can Provide Relief and Support

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 15, 2016 at 1:10 PM

If you ever watch sports, you will inevitably see athletes across disciplines using kinesiology tape. You may know exactly why they've wrapped it around their body. But if you are curious why these athletes are wearing strips of tape over various parts of their body, this post is for you. Is it simply a fashion statement, or does it actually serve a medicinal purpose?

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Topics: Kinesiology Tape

What to Do During and After Your Shoulder Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 15, 2016 at 1:08 PM

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Topics: shoulder injuries, shoulder injury

Packing Your Back to School Athletic Training Kit

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

With the end of summer, many high school and college athletes and coaches are heading back to a regular training schedule for the first time. Whether it's your first season or your last, you may find yourself wondering whether or not you've managed to pack that athletic training kit with everything you could possibly need. You've examined all of your gear carefully. You've checked everything to make sure that it's in good shape. Now, what about those important extras that will take your training from ordinary to exceptional, preparing you for potential sprains, strains, and other injuries and ensuring that you're ready for whatever happens on the field?

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Topics: Athletic Training Kits

Managing Chronic Wrist Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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Topics: wrist pain

Finding Ways to Live with Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Your body is a complicated machine, and when one part of it doesn't work, it will adversely affect the rest of you. This is especially evident when you are living with foot pain and plantar fasciitis. Activities of daily life, formerly thought to be routine, can suddenly become a struggle. By trying to find a solution, you can help to improve your life and reduce or even eliminate your pain. Understanding what is causing the pain can help you to treat it, and "get back up on your feet."

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Pain, foot injury

Items You May Not Have Considered Including in Your Athletic Training Kit

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 11, 2016 at 1:09 PM

While many athletes have gauze, ointment, medical tape, and other traditional medical supplies handy when playing sports, there are other valuable items that are often missing from athletic training kits. Here is a look at six items you likely want in your athletic training kit, most of which will only take up a small space in your bag.

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Topics: Athletic Training Kits

The Dreaded Runner's Knee - How to Treat it

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Runner's knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome is an unfortunate, yet common ailment that affects runners. Runner's knee is mainly caused by an irritation localized where the kneecap sets upon the thighbone. In fact, at approximately 20 percent of all running related injuries, PFPS is the most common running injury.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Runner's Knee

Can You Keep Training With Common Athletic Injuries?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM

There's nothing worse than the moment of blind panic when you realize that you've been injured. It's not the pain itself that's so terrifying, though that's bad enough. It's the idea that you're going to be stuck on the bench for the next several weeks, the enforced idleness a punishment for not paying close enough attention to what was going on with your body. Here's the good news: you don't have to give up your training regime entirely just because you've managed to be injured. By taking a few simple principles into consideration, you can keep the rest of your body in peak condition while still allowing the injury to heal.

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Topics: injuries

What to do during and after your knee injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Knee injuries are a common and often frightening injury to everyone from sports participants to average every day people. We slip and fall and usually the first thing that feels pain is our knees. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (Website) the knee is one of the most commonly injured body parts. This is not a surprise since it carries a vast portion of our body weight.

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Topics: knee injuries

What Happens During Physical Therapy Session for Knee Pain?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Тhе humаn knее іs а hіngе јоіnt thаt іs соmрrіsеd оf thе tіbіа (shіn) аnd thе fеmur (thіgh). Тhе раtеllа, оr knеесар, іs lосаtеd іn thе frоnt оf thе knее. Тhе knее іs suрроrtеd bу fоur lіgаmеnts. Тwо shосk аbsоrbеrs, еасh саllеd а mеnіsсus, аrе fоund wіthіn thе knее.

Knee injuries саn bе саusеd bу rереtіtіvе trаumа аnd strаіn оr bу іnјurу. Оссаsіоnаllу іt оссurs fоr nо арраrеnt rеаsоn. Whеn knее раіn оссurs, уоu mау ехреrіеnсе funсtіоnаl lіmіtаtіоns thаt іnсludе dіffісultу wаlkіng, rіsіng frоm sіttіng, оr аsсеndіng аnd dеsсеndіng stаіrs.

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Topics: knee injuries

Living with Serious Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Pain

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