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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…

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…

How to Treat Knee Ligament Injuries For Athletes – 7 Facts

Knee Ligament Injuries

Perhaps amongst the best known of all sports related injuries are those that affect the ligaments of the knee. This may be because amongst injuries encountered by athletes, knee ligament injuries are some of the most feared because in some cases, they can completely change the lifestyle or physical abilities of the affected individual.

Most Common Soccer Injuries – 10 Facts You Won’t Believe!

Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a popular sports in many parts of the world, and it’s an excellent way to combine fun with healthy activity. Soccer is popular with both kids and adults alike and is thought to be less dangerous than other sports like American football or baseball. However, soccer is not free from sports injuries, and they occur each and every year. Some of them are easily remedied while others take weeks or months to fully heal. However, for all the well known facts about soccer injuries, there are some that are actually surprising or perhaps downright shocking, and we’ve put together a list of the top ten of them. 1. Risk of Injury Increases With Age: Most would speculate that the younger and more awkward…

Common Basketball Injuries List And Recovery Methods

Basketball Injuries

Basketball is a sport in which players must be at peak performance levels both physically and mentally. Participants need to have incredible endurance, mental agility and physical abilities. The game involves running, jumping and an immense array of activity for the arms and hands, so it’s no wonder that basketball injuries are quite common. Some, however, are much more common than others, and treatment for these types of injuries varies from person to person. Ankle Injuries: Any sport that involves a lot of running combined with a tendency to pivot and change directions on the spot puts the ankles at increased risk. As a result, one of the most common basketball injuries is a sprained ankle. This type of injury occurs when motions force the…

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