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Be Ready for Anything with a Medical Bag or Athletic Training Kit

Posted by Andrea Hamel

April 27, 2017 at 3:23 PM

Almost no one prepares for an injury, but immediate care is essential for getting you back in the game quickly. Whether you're putting time in at the gym or hiking in remote back country, every athlete needs a medical bag or athletic training kit. Part of a league? Your friends will thank you for coming prepared to help an injured player. Be the hero for your kid's sports team when you bring this along to the game. Maybe you're just stopping to help someone who rolled an ankle on the bike trail. Whatever your activity is, a medical bag is an important part of caring for yourself and others. 

If you're considering a medical bag or athletic training kit, use these tips to select one that's right for you. Don't risk a long recovery. Prepare for the worst so you can play at your best.

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Topics: Athletic Training Kits, Medical Bags

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: neck injuries, whiplash

Knee Pain Treatments for "Runner's Knee" Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

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: Runner's Knee, Knee Pain, 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 injuries, back pain

9 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

If you would like to walk more comfortably each day, consider these tips:

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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

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

As many boxers, mixed martial artists, and weight lifters know, it only takes a heartbeat to cause a wrist injury. One minute, you're sparring normally. The next minute, you've blocked a kick wrong, angled your hand the wrong way as you threw a punch, or simply put too much pressure on your wrist. Now, you're dealing with wrist pain. Over time, especially with repeated injuries, many athletes find themselves dealing with chronic wrist pain. Sometimes, training straight through it is the best option. Other times, managing the pain involves treating it properly. 

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Topics: wrist pain

Advice For Preventing Common High School Football Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 11, 2016 at 3:08 PM

As students head back to school after the summer, it's time for the football team to dig in, start training, and get ready for those all-important games. Unfortunately, along with the start of the football season comes the potential for injury--and football players have a higher risk for injury than participants in any other sport. Whether you're out on the field for a game or in the middle of an intense practice, however, the last thing you want is to end up with an injury. Not only are injuries painful, they could potentially take you out of the game when you need to be there the most, making it impossible for you to be seen by college scouts and decreasing your chances of that all-important athletic scholarship. Here's the good news: some of the most common high school football injuries can be avoided with proper care and effort. 

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Topics: football, football injuries

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: Foot Pain, foot injury, Plantar Fasciitis

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 we experience is knee pain. 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

Treating Back Injuries and Back Pain...Without Medication

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 12, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Dealing with a back injuries or chronic back pain can make life difficult. It can really get in the way of doing the things that you want to do, such as participate in sports and other physical activities. It can even cause you to be in constant pain when you aren't doing anything at all.

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Topics: back injuries

4 Common Running Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Whether you have been running for years or you are new to the world of running, if you have not already, you will likely at some point suffer a running-related injury. While some running injuries can sideline you for a while, others are less serious and may only require you to go a little easier for a time. If you are serious about running, knowing about common running injuries, injury prevention, and treatment is essential.

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Topics: running injuries, Runner's Knee

Keep Time on the Bench Down with Prevention and Treatment of the Most Common Soccer Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 5, 2016 at 1:13 PM

The popularity of soccer has exploded over the past few decades, but with it come injuries associated with playing a competitive sport. According to the US Youth Soccer Association, the membership rate of youths playing the sport has almost doubled in the past 25 years, and many of those players grow up and continue to play in some capacity. Whether playing in high school, college, or in a professional or community league, common soccer injuries can be treated and prevented with the right knowledge and supplies. 

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Topics: soccer injuries

Three Common Tennis Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 1, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Like any sport, tennis athletes get injured. While tennis players can suffer concussions and other injuries that are most associated with contact sports, the most commone tennis injuries are either repetitive action injuries or acute injuries, such as sprains. If you are a tennis player, it is important to recognize and properly treat any injuries before they become more serious.

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Topics: tennis injuries

How to Strengthen Your Back After an Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Back injuries can happen from something as minuscule as lifting improperly to something severe like a traumatic accident. Regardless of how you hurt your back, the pain is debilitating or distracting. An injury from lifting can take you out for a few weeks. You might be able to get through your day but you'll have trouble focusing when your back hurts. Being in pain most of the day is no fun either!

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Topics: back injuries

5 Common CrossFit Injuries to Watch out for in Your Regimen

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that has taken off in popularity in recent years. No longer is it reserved for hardened military types, but everyone from lanky teens with MMA dreams to spritely seniors are taking advantage of the full-body workouts. As CrossFit combines a wide range of movements, it can mean an even wider range of injuries. Don't believe the newbie trainers that spout the ridiculous mantra that "if you don't want to get hurt, CrossFit isn't for you," it is not true. With a knowledgeable trainer, injury should not be an issue if the program is done properly. However, accidents happen, muscles get tweaked the wrong way, and ligaments get pushed a little too far. For those taking on the challenge of CrossFit, be ready to address these common injuries.

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Topics: crossfit

Returning to Practice After Common Athletic Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 24, 2016 at 1:11 PM

There's nothing worse than time spent out of training because of an injury. Once you're healed up and your doctor has, if necessary, cleared you to return to training, you're ready to dive back in as quickly as possible! Unfortunately, diving in too fast can lead to further injury, putting you right back on the bench before you even have a chance to enjoy your freedom to train as you like. By following a few simple precautions, however, you can get back to your normal training schedule sooner and avoid further injuries in the future.

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Topics: injuries

The 5 Most Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

For many, the pain comes on slowly. You hobble around on a sore foot cursing yourself from collecting another bruised heel. However, unlike a bruised heel, the pain doesn't go away. In fact, it gets worse. You try to play on it, you try to run through the pain, but eventually you just stop trying. That is the world of athletes that suffer from plantar fasciitis pain.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

Understanding and Treating Back Injuries and Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 21, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Back pain has become one of the most common chronic injuries in America. Whether your back hurts because you are aging or you've sustained an injury, it's important to understand how to treat your back injuries and back pain. For some individuals, back pain is a result of a congenital defect; for others, it's caused by a recent event. Regardless of how you got your back injury, you shouldn't have to suffer; effective treatment is an absolute must.

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Topics: back pain, back injuries

From the Shins Up: Preventing and Treating 3 Common Soccer Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 20, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Soccer is becoming more or more popular in the United States. With the sport’s increased popularity comes an increase in injuries. While injuries will happen, here are some tips for preventing and treating three common soccer injuries:

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Topics: soccer injuries

Tennis Elbow: An Injury for More than Just Tennis Players

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is often the cause of discomfort and pain that radiates from the elbow down to the forearm and the wrist. While tennis elbow is one of the most common injuries of its namesake sport, it can affect a number of athletes in different sports as well as non-athletes who engage in repetitive elbow activities.

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Topics: Tennis Elbow

When to Consider Heat Therapy

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 16, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Heat therapy, or thermotherapy as doctors and physical therapists refer to it, is the application of either wet or dry heat to injured areas. While it can also be used to treat painful conditions like arthritis, athletes typically utilize it as a way to relieve injury pain as well as to help injuries heal quicker. As the body uses its own heat to help injuries heal, the added heat of heat therapy helps to remove joint stiffness, muscle pain and spasms, and chronic pain. The question is, when is it best to use heat therapy and not ice?

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Topics: heat therapy

Common Mixed Martial Arts Injuries: Avoiding, Treating & Training

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 14, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Many MMA fans and athletes are familiar with the high risk of injury that goes along with a sport that's high-impact, high-intensity, and filled with opportunities to get hurt. Even during training, when you're working with your opponent instead of trying to injure them, there's always a chance that something is going to happen. All too many mixed martial artists are familiar with the decision that arises following even a minor injury: do you keep working through it, pushing past the pain, or do you take time off? How do you treat the most common injuries without having to pay a visit to a doctor physical therapist? Most important, for many martial artists, is one simple question: when can you get back in the game?

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Topics: mixed martial arts

Avoiding Foot and Ankle Stress as an Athlete

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM

It can be something as simple as running or even striking the ground with their foot, but the physical activity that many athletes enjoy every day also puts them at risk for injury. As the foot has to endure physical contact in every sport from golf to rugby, this part of the body is at risk every time an athlete steps onto the field. Treating foot and ankle injuries not only takes you out of the game, but they can cripple your non-sports related life as well. However, while some injuries are unavoidable, athletes can take precautions in order to decrease the risk of injury. 

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Topics: Ankle injuries

What You Need To Know About Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM

If you're an athlete, you've undoubtedly heard of torn achilles tendon or ruptured achilles. You know that it is a serious injury, but aren't quite sure what it entails. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge could help contribute to your own injury. Here's what you need to know about this common sports injury.

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Topics: Achilles Tendinitis, achilles tendon

Ankles and Feet: Preventing and Treating 3 Common Soccer Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

 

Soccer injuries happen at all levels of play, from new players to professionals. Here are some tips for preventing and treating three common soccer injuries:

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Topics: soccer injuries

Treating Tennis Elbow With Heat

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Tennis elbow is a disease that strikes anyone who has overused a specific repetitive motion in their elbow. While common in tennis players, it can strike people who have been kayaking, hammering, or any other intense physical activity. Treating it requires a careful application of mostly heat therapy. While it won't cure the condition entirely, it can speed the healing process. This blog will help you understand why you should treat tennis elbow injuries instead of with alternating treatments of cold and heat.

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Topics: Tennis Elbow

How To Find Out Which Treatment Your Ankle Injury Needs

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 3, 2016 at 2:30 PM

When you injure your ankle, it can be a very scary and painful event. Whether you get hurt while playing a sport, on the job, or simply by accident, it's important to understand what kind of ankle injury you have sustained and what treatment your ankle injury needs.

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Topics: ankle injury

Sports Taping vs. Bracing - Which is Right for Your Injury?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

June 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Both taping and bracing are just a part of life for every athlete. No matter what the injury is, even after ample time off to rest and heal, it needs a little support to allow athletes to return to their previous level of competition. While both taping and bracing can greatly reduce risk of re-injury, the question is which one is best. Although an athlete may need both and eventually they can use one or the other depending on the injury, certain wounds will flourish from either a brace or tape depending on the situation.

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Topics: Tape, braces and supports

Using Kinesiology Tape for Tennis Elbow

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 31, 2016 at 1:11 PM

As you are probably well aware, tennis elbow affects many people who have never even picked up a racket. While it is a common condition that tennis players get, it is simply the overuse of the hand muscles, forearm, and arm. This condition causes a painful elbow and is also known as the medical term, lateral epicondyle.

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Topics: Tennis Elbow

The Most Common Yoga Injuries And How To Prevent Them

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM

When you think of taking a yoga class, getting injured is probably not something you consider likely to happen. Yoga is supposed to be healing, right? Like any activity, it has its risks, especially when you attempt more difficult postures like arm balances or inversions, try one of the styles of yoga hybrid classes like aerial or acro yoga, or just don't listen to the cues your body is sending.  

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Topics: yoga

Jammed Finger: When to See a Doctor

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM

A jammed finger is often not considered a serious injury, but it is one of the most common sports injuries out there. It can happen in any sport, and while athletes can often play through the pain, like any injury, it should be addressed.

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Topics: jammed finger

How to Properly Fit a Knee Brace

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

For many athletes, a knee injury is a constant threat. Whether it is a torn ligament or an injury that required knee surgery, athletes with injured knees may find themselves requiring a knee brace for six weeks or more. Not only is the immobilization that takes them out of the game enough to drive an athlete nuts, but if their knee brace doesn't properly fit, it can make a knee injury absolutely maddening.

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Topics: Knee Braces, knee brace

Is Jumper's Knee the Cause of Your Knee Pain?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

As its name might suggest, patellar tendinopathy, or jumper's knee, is one of the more common sports injuries that can affect those that play sports like volleyball or basketball. Jumper's knee results from trauma to the patellar tendon which connects the knee cap (or patella) to the front of the shin. When the tendon is continuously jarred from frequent jumping or even hard running that involves numerous direction changes, it begins to fray.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Is it Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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Topics: shin splints, stress fractures

Young Athletes: Common Injuries And Injury Prevention

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Each year more and more young people are enjoying various sports. Taking part in physical activities offers many benefits, like developing confidence and discipline, reducing stress, and reducing the risk of chronic illness and cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, sport injuries are part of the territory, too. It is estimated that over five million athletes under the age of 18 will receive medical treatment for injuries related to their sport.

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Topics: sports injuries

Knee Sleeves: What Are They and When to Wear Them

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Knee injuries are a major problem in athletics around the world. Not only can blown ACLs, MCLs, PCLs, and torn cartilage take athletes out of the game for long periods of time, if poorly handled and not allowed enough recovery time athletes may never be able to play again. When it comes to braces and supports for the knee, athletes may only think to slip on their hard brace in order to prevent injury. However, these hard braces not only limit knee mobility, but will prevent the joint from becoming stronger overtime. For athletes looking to prevent knee injury without compromising their knees, then knee sleeves are the way to go.

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Topics: knee injuries

Strains, Sprains, and Breaks - Knowing the Difference

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

In the athletic world, the most common injuries fall into three categories - strains, sprains, and breaks. In each of these categories, there are hundreds of different names to describe each, fitting with what type of body part that was injured. However, while a break in the bone or ligament is obviously more serious than a strained muscle, without proper treatment for each of these injuries, it can take you out of the game in the long-term. Knowing the difference between these three common injury categories and how to best treat them can make all the difference in terms of proper healing and healing time.

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Topics: injuries

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