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Freeze Therapy for Athletes – Ice Bath vs Cryotherapy

Freeze Therapy For Athletes

The cold in general, or freeze therapy for athletes more specifically, when used in the right way, can be a highly useful tool for sports injuries recovery as it helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, clear lactate and relieve temporary aches and chronic pains. It can lessen or eventually eliminate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), speed up injury recovery times or provide maintenance immune system boost in order to get you back to training significantly quicker than usual. In contrast to the basic home remedy of an ice-pack that targets only localized areas of concern, a full body freeze therapy for athletes today focuses on two main types: ice bath and Whole Body Cryotherapy. Let’s compare the two. What Is an Ice-Bath? An ice bath freeze therapy…

Overcoming Taekwondo Injuries: Steven Lopez’ Rehabilitation Techniques

Taekwondo Injuries

Like any sportsmen, martial artists are subject to injuries, often many times over the course of a career. Taekwondo injuries can vary from breaks, tears and dislocations to nagging and persistent troubles like chronic muscle and joint pain. Even the heroes that adorn children’s bedroom walls like champion Steven Lopez are not immune to injuries ranging from everyday occurrences like lower leg muscle pain to severe injuries that can diminish the hopes of future competition. Over the course of long careers, athletes are regularly finding themselves in rehabilitation programs, generally focusing on exercise and strength training in order to fully regain function lost during injury.   Rehabilitation techniques can vary wildly because martial artists use every part of their body constantly. Surgery is sometimes a…

Elite Sports Injury Clinic For Pain Management – Mistakes To Avoid

Elite Sports Injury

Sports injuries are common, especially in high intensity sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Elite sports injury clinics are amongst the best prepared places to handle these types of injuries, but they are also useful in terms of pain management. Many types of injuries related to sports heal with proper treatment and following medical advice and lead to full recoveries in time. However, football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey injuries, for example, that are slow to heal or don’t heal correctly may signal the need for longer term therapy and care with emphasis on pain and symptom management. An elite sports injury clinic can be very useful in this regard, if an appropriate facility is selected. But, choosing the right clinic comes with…

How to Speed Up Spinal Injury Recovery – 10 Best Tips!

Spinal Injury

Injuries to the spine are amongst some of the most devastating and debilitating. There are two types of spinal injury, those that are complete and those that are incomplete. Complete injuries refer to a complete loss of physiological function below the site of the injury, whereas an incomplete spinal injury refers to one in which some or most physiological function is retained below the injury site. Unfortunately, there is a lot more to an injury affecting the spine than just how to relieve back pain and manage loss of use and sensation symptoms. The majority of the time, there is no way to undo damage that has been done to the spine following an injury (exceptions include those caused by abscess, tumor or similar where…

Elbow And Shoulder Baseball Injuries – 10 Facts About Treatment

Baseball Injuries

When most people think about sports injuries, they think about damage to the legs, feet, head and more. Each type of sport however, is subject to its own unique types of injuries that are a result of the kind of physical activity being performed. In the case of baseball, players are still subject to injuries to the legs and feet as a result of jumping, sliding, running and more. But, baseball injuries can also include those to the elbow and shoulder as a result of extreme intensity throwing and repeated use. There are two types of injuries that can affect the elbows and shoulders of baseball players – trauma or sudden acute injury as a result of impact either externally or internally; or, a repetitive…

Common Football Injuries Prevention – 10 Facts For Athletes

Football Injuries Prevention

Few sports carry as great a risk for injury as football. The aggressive and physically demanding sport can lead to fractures, concussions, sprains and strains, cuts and bruises and in some cases, serious trauma. Football injuries are not always preventable. After all, the action on the field involves more than just one individual, and players may be or can be injured through no fault of their own. But, elite sport performance pros point out that there are many things players can do in order to reduce their risk of injury as much as possible. Both during the season and throughout the off season, preventative measures can help keep players healthy and active and reduce the risk of serious football injuries from occurring in the first…

10 Minor Rotator Cuff Injury Healing Time And Pain Relief Facts

Rotator Cuff Injury Healing Time

It has been estimated that almost two million Americans seek medical attention annually for problems with or issues related to the rotator cuff. Although its name may suggest a single part, the rotator cuff is actually a very complicated series of muscles and connecting tendons that enable movement at the shoulder and also keep the arm bone connected to the socket it fits into found in the shoulder blade. Because this area is subject to regular usage regardless of how physically active or inactive an individual is, it’s prone to injury, damage and degeneration. The extent of the damage or injury combined with the overall physical condition of the affected as well as their age strongly dictates rotator cuff injury healing time and which types…

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