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Common Gymnastic Wrist Injuries: A Dorsal Wrist Impingement [Infographic]

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Gymnastics is a wonderful sport that really challenges your body and your reflexes. Unfortunately, it also challenges your joints, especially your knee and wrist joints. As a result, gymnasts often suffer from a dorsal wrist impingement. Learning how to diagnose and treat this wrist injury can help you or your gymnast children from falling victim to this injury.

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Topics: infographic, wrist injuries

Tennis Elbow Brace Can Help You Get a Grip

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

July 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Tennis elbow is a painful nuisance that can make everyday tasks quite tricky. Contrary to its name, tennis elbow can occur in anyone, not just tennis players. How is it caused? What can you do to treat it? Do you need to rest it, or use a tennis elbow brace? When do you need to see a doctor? 

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Topics: Tennis Elbow

Guest Post: MY KNEE HURTS…IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT?

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

May 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Knee pain is a common condition practitioners encounter. The functional capability of the knee, not to mention its fluidity, and agility is truly amazing. Unfortunately, intrinsic in its design, it has the potential to increase the risk of knee injuries.

Dr. Kevin Wait, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS - Clinic Director of Capitol Physical Therapy in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin deals with complaints of knee pain frequently. As a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Wait has an impressive working knowledge of knee injury and diagnosis. In his article below, Dr. Wait goes over a list of possible knee pain signs and symptoms.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Sports & Spine, Dr. Kevin Wait, Guest Post

Plantar Fasciitis: Treating This One Big Pain in The Foot

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

January 12, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Have you ever gotten out of bed on a bright, sunny morning, all ready for another amazing day only to find that your foot is stiff and sore? Does the pain go away after a few steps, but comes back with a vengeance later as you climb stairs or stand for longer periods of time? It's not just a cramping muscle or stiff joints, this foot pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis, a much more serious condition.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Pain

Most Common National Football League Injuries

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

October 27, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Fall has officially arrived and football season is in full swing.  Unfortunately, football and injuries tend to go hand in hand and every post-game recap includes a list of casualties.  The injuries sustained by players can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating and can affect nearly every part of the body.  

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Topics: NFL

Treating Injuries with Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

For an athlete, there is nothing worse than becoming injured. Treating injuries with heat or cold therapy will help lessen the pain the athlete may be experiencing. Knowing when to use each therapy is helpful in utilizing these types of treatments effectively.

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Want help with Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

March 20, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Plantar fasciitis is extremely common in both athletes and sedentary individuals. In athletes, the development of plantar fasciitis is often associated with a sudden increase in the intensity of training, or with a sudden change in the type of training. However, it’s often classified as an “overuse” injury.

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Ankle braces keep athletes on the court

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

March 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Coached might think: Ankle braces? Do my athletes really need to wear an ankle brace? How can my team play wearing braces? Valid questions. Let's try to anwser them with the following studies.

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Topics: ankle brace, sports medicine,, basketball,, athletes

Tips for Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

November 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is characterized by stabbing heel pain that can make walking difficult. Runners are especially susceptible to developing it, especially if they pronate or roll their feet inward when they run. While it is more prominent in the morning, pain from plantar fasciitis can actually be felt at any time. If you’re plagued by this disorder, here are some practical tips for dealing with the discomfort.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment and Knee Braces For Medial Collateral Ligament Tears

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

October 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Тrеаtmеnt оf аn МСL tеаr dереnds оn thе sеvеrіtу оf thе іnјurу. Тrеаtmеnt аlwауs bеgіns wіth аllоwіng thе раіn tо subsіdе, bеgіnnіng wоrk оn mоbіlіtу, fоllоwеd bу strеngthеnіng thе knее tо rеturn tо sроrts аnd асtіvіtіеs. Вrасіng саn оftеn bе usеful fоr trеаtmеnt оf МСL іnјurіеs. Fоrtunаtеlу, mоst оftеn surgеrу іs nоt nесеssаrу fоr thе trеаtmеnt оf аn МСL tеаr. Іn sоmе sресіfіс сіrсumstаnсеs, surgеrу mау bе rесоmmеndеd. Моst оftеn, surgеrу іs usеd fоr trеаtmеnt оf thе mоst sеvеrе МСL іnјurіеs.

Grаdе І МСL Теаrs: Grаdе І tеаrs оf thе МСL usuаllу rеsоlvе соmрlеtеlу wіthіn а fеw wееks. Тrеаtmеnt соnsіsts оf:

  • Rеstіng frоm асtіvіtу
  • Ісіng thе іnјurу
  • Аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу mеdісаtіоns
  • Κnее ехеrсіsеs

Моst раtіеnts wіth а grаdе І МСL tеаr wіll bе аblе tо rеturn tо sроrts wіthіn оnе оr twо wееks fоllоwіng thеіr іnјurу.

Grаdе ІІ МСL Теаrs: Whеn а grаdе ІІ МСL іnјurу оссurs, usе оf а hіngеd knее brасе іs соmmоn іn еаrlу trеаtmеnt. Тhе hіngеd knее brасе wіll аllоw уоu tо bеnd thе knее, but рrоvіdе suрроrt tо thе іnјurеd lіgаmеnt. Оthеrwіsе, thе trеаtmеnt рrіnсірlеs аrе thе sаmе аs thоsе fоr раtіеnts wіth а grаdе І МСL tеаr.

Аthlеtеs wіth а grаdе ІІ іnјurу саn rеturn tо асtіvіtу оnсе thеу аrе nоt hаvіng раіn dіrесtlу оvеr thе МСL оr sуmрtоms оf іnstаbіlіtу. Раtіеnts wіth а grаdе ІІ іnјurу оftеn rеturn tо sроrts wіthіn thrее оr fоur wееks аftеr thеіr іnјurу.

Grаdе ІІІ МСL Теаrs: Whеn а grаdе ІІІ МСL tеаr оссurs, раtіеnts shоuld brасе thеіr knее аnd usе сrutсhеs untіl раіn hаs subsіdеd. Тhе knее саn bе іmmоbіlіzеd fоr а fеw dауs іnіtіаllу, but еаrlу rаngе-оf-mоtіоn wіll hеlр іn thе hеаlіng рrосеss.

Оnсе thе раtіеnt саn bеgіn bеndіng thеіr knее, еаrlу rаngе-оf-mоtіоn ехеrсіsеs shоuld соmmеnсе, іnсludіng stаtіоnаrу bісусlіng. Νоrmаl wаlkіng аnd рrоgrеssіоn tо јоggіng саn bеgіn аs раіn аllоws. Usе оf а knее brасе іs usuаllу vеrу hеlрful tо suрроrt thе knее, еsресіаllу іn thе еаrlіеr stаgеs оf rеhаb. Моst аthlеtеs rеturn tо sроrts аbоut thrее mоnths аftеr а grаdе ІІІ МСL tеаr. Contact us to learn more about knee braces. Follow us on Twitter @MuellerSportMed

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain, General Health

Sports Medicine Can Give You The Power To Live Well

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Being a part of sports offers all around rewarding benefits. Taking part in sports activities is good for physical, mental, and social growth. It does not matter if you are a competitive athlete, professional athlete, or someone who participates in sports on the weekend. If you are one of those couch potatoes who promises to get off the couch, and you have a pain that is bothering you, there is something that can help you. 

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Topics: General Health

Information to Help You Manage Sports Injuries

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

If you have a sports injury and need more information about how to manage the injury, try MedlinePlus®. MedlinePlus®, produced and maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, contains information on more than 900 health topics in English and in Spanish. Some of the topics also have links to information in other languages. These links come from U.S. government sites and non-government health care associations.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Compression Shorts Are Much More Than A Fashion Statement

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

If you're a track and field athlete, basketball player, football player, or any other athlete, there is probably something you have in common with the others. There is a high chance that you may wear compression apparel. Compression shorts can be thought of as a mix between a girdle and a pair of biker shorts. These shorts a really snug, and they are smaller than what size your normally wear. There are a number of different lengths the shorts can come in. 

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Topics: Compression Apparel

Knee Braces for Comfort and Healing

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 20, 2014 at 6:30 AM

The knee is the largest joint in the body. Because of its position and the range of forces on it, the knee and the tendons that support the knee are subject to a range of painful injuries. These injuries are especially likely in physically demanding and competitive high contact sports. The wrong twists and turns of the leg can cause strains with lasting pain and motion limitation. If the tendons around the knee are injured, the knee brace can replace some of their supportive functions, reduce pain, and allow the tissue to heal more quickly.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain, Runner's Knee

Unique Benefits of Compression Shorts For Athletes

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Compression shorts and other compression garments are gaining in popularity for those who play sports, enjoy a morning run, or compete in cycling competitions. Whether at the gym or browsing your favorite sporting goods website, compression garments are becoming more readily available. These garments can be identified by their form fitting appearance and are designed to fit tight; offering great support for a number of activities. 

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Topics: Compression Apparel

Mueller's new athletic trainer bags

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 9, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Mueller Sports Medicine has consulted with certified athletic trainers about their needs and in association with the industry leader in first aid kits, MERET, is proud to introduce the Mueller A.T. Pro Series by MERET line of athletic training bags. 

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Heat stroke, heat exhaustion or over-hydration?

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Ah, summer. Time to get out and move. No one wants to miss the good weather, but ending up down and out due to heat stroke isn't going to help you qualify for the Boston Marathon. 

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Topics: Heat Stroke

Mouth guard technology has come a long way

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 21, 2014 at 6:30 AM

When it comes to dental injuries in sports, prevention can be the best medicine. More than 2.6 million children under the age of 19 are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports and recreation-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of those injuries come from inadvertent blows to the face from balls, bats, hockey sticks and elbows. A mouth guard won’t stop that contact but it cushions the blows and redistributes the impact protecting teeth, tongue and gums when contact happens.

 

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Topics: Mouth Guards

What is the Best Knee Brace For Me

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

As the weather warms up, more and more people are taking to outdoor sports. Unfortunately, when playing sports injuries can and do happen. If you have experienced a torn MCL, PCL, or ACL in the past, you are more susceptible to injure your knee again. A common injury for many teens and adults is an injured knee. Preventative care is the best way to ensure that injuries do not occur. The best way to do this is to wear a knee brace when playing sports. 

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

Athletes: Teeth Damage 60 Times More Likely Without Mouth Guard

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Mouth guards weren't invented just to annoy young athletes. Mouth guards are considered the best way to protect teeth. The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety states that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to teeth when not wearing a mouth guard. 

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Topics: Mouth Guards

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