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A Diagnoses of Sydney Jones' Achilles Tear

A Diagnoses of Sydney Jones' Achilles Tear

Posted by Mark Workman on | 0 comments Tags: Achilles Tear, athletes, cause, sports, Sydney Jones, treatment

On March 11, 2017, University of Washington CB Sydney Jones suffered an Achilles tear during defensive back drills practice on Pro Day at the school. Ironically, the injury occurred as Jones participated int eh final drill of the day. Jones was projected to be a first-round NFL draft pick. The injury will likely affect his eligibility at this time, but he is dedicated to focusing on a full recovery and moving forward from what he refers to as "a minor bump in the road". An Achillles tear occurs when the Achilles tendon - the largest tendon in the body - is...

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R2F MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT: GenuTrain Knee Brace By Bauerfeind

R2F MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT: GenuTrain Knee Brace By Bauerfeind

The GenuTrain Knee Brace By Bauerfeind features a viscoelastic Omega pad that surrounds the patella to improve tracking and provide tendon relief. The Hoffa pads – two friction points on the lower section of the pad – apply targeted pressure to the infrapatellar fat pad (Hoffa's fat pad) to provide relief and reduce pain in the retropatellar area. With its two lateral wings, the Omega pad also massages the joint of the knee and alleviates pain in the menisci. The Omega pad and three-dimensional compression knit work together to massage the soft tissue during movement to reduce pain, speed up...

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Why Do Athletes Have a Higher Pain Tolerance?

Why Do Athletes Have a Higher Pain Tolerance?

Posted by Mark Workman on | 0 comments Tags: athletes, evidence, findings, injuries, pain tolerance, research, sports

Athletes often find themselves in the limelight for one of three reasons: success, failure, or injury. To avoid negative time in the spotlight, most athletes adopt a “play through the pain” mentality in order to give the impression that their bodies are not suffering during physically and mentally challenging activities. The Evidence Scientists have tried to research why athletes appear to experience pain differently. However, the research available is often inconsistent or lacking in solid evidence. Despite these validity concerns, a recent meta-analysis from the University of Heidelberg has concluded that athletes do in fact have a higher tolerance to...

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Proper Steps for Wrapping an Injured Wrist and Hand

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: hand pain, hands, steps, techniques, wrapping, wrist pain, wrists

Your wrists and hands are susceptible to injury and are quite vulnerable to pain. A wrist injury can range from a minor sprain to a medical condition such as carpal tunnel or arthritis. The best way to treat one of these injuries is to wrap the wrist and hand to prevent them from further damage and to get pressure on the wound in order to reduce swelling. Compression also acts as a pain reliever and aids in the healing process. Here are 4 proper steps to take to wrap your hand and wrist properly: Step 1: Start From The Hand - Your first wrap...

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3 Ways To Rehab From A Surgically Repaired Shoulder

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: injury, rehab, shoulder injury, surgically repaired shoulder. treatments, tips

One of the most complex areas of the human skeletal system - and one of the most used - is the shoulder area. Since this jointed system is able to move in so many different directions, this creates a number of opportunities for injury. As all components of the shoulder area work in conjunction with one another, many injuries will require surgery in order to heal properly and maintain the shoulder's full range of functionality. Following shoulder surgery of any kind, specific instructions will be given by your physician for the recovery and rehabilitation process. It is imperative to follow...

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What Happens When You See Swelling in Your Knees?

  Swelling in one, or both of the knees is not uncommon in people from teenagers to the elderly. The knees are some of the most interesting joints in the body because they contain an especially complex configuration of soft tissue alignments. People notice swelling in the knees because of injury, force trauma, and even nutritional factors. Swelling can occur within the knee joints themselves, or between the skin and bony structures. It can be accompanied by pain, or a general feeling of stiffness and pervasive warmth. Athletic And Occupational Injury The vast majority of swelling in the knees is...

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2 Distinct Reasons to Need a Brace or Support in the Wrist Area

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  A wrist brace wraps around the wrist with the aim being to restrict movement of the joint. Such a support usually extends down to the hand, with a band that goes around the area between the thumb and fingers. The aim of a wrist brace is to offer support to the ligaments and muscles of the wrist. Read on to find out the main reasons why you may require a wrist brace. You Have the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes intense pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, and other symptoms in your hand. These...

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Treatment for Bruised and Broken Ribs - Part 2

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: bruised and broken ribs, injuries, injury, rib injuires, tips, treatments

  An injury resulting in a bruised or broken rib can often be difficult to diagnose and treat. Most often a fall, car accident, or contact sports can result in bruised or broken ribs. It is first necessary to determine if you think you have injured your ribs. Most often, you can treat yourself at home for your injuries. It is not possible to treat bruised and broken ribs like other bones. When other bones are broken, they can be placed in a cast or splinted to ensure they heal correctly. Unfortunately, this is not the case for your ribs...

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Can Repetitive Movements Cause More Pain To Your Joints?

  Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia are two common diseases that result from this. It can also cause physical injuries due to repetitive motion can cause more injuries due to the ability to weaken the bones and joints, since they are the ones being used the most. For those with arthritis, endurance and muscle strength is important. Additionally, the range of motion should improve because the pain decreases with it. These are only a few things that can be done as options for pain relief. Negative effects on the joints; repetitive movement may have long lasting effects. Over exercising is common for...

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Can Being Injured Lower Your Immune System?

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  Any injury causes pain, which is a stressor on the nervous system, which in turn influences the immune system response. Being injured can suppress the immune system in some people depending upon the extent of injury which causes pain and the duration of the pain, which again is the stressor. Injury triggers stress response by the sympathetic nervous system. The magnitude and duration of pain has a direct influence on the immune suppression or enhancement. The effects of injuries to the immune system of the body can be detrimental or beneficial. However a balanced immune system is strong and...

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The Differences Between a Jammed Toe and a Dislocated Toe

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: dislocated toe, injuries, jammed toe, symptoms, toes, treatments

  There are many different types of injuries that people encounter in their lifetimes. Perhaps one common type of injury that a great percentage of the population has probably experienced is a jammed toe. However, it is important for one to know that a jammed toe should not be confused with a dislocated toe. The difference between the two types of injuries are essentially a given from the names of their types. A jammed toe is a type of injury in which the toe is pushed in towards the connecting joint, whereas, a dislocated toe is where the toe is...

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Your Body Can Sweat When You're Injured

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: athletes, injury, sports, sweat, workout

Many athletes are well aware of how important it is for them to ensure that they are able to break a good sweat when participating in their workouts and/or sports games. However, a dilemma ends up taking place when they become injured. Most people are aware that injuries are common for athletes in just about every sport. However, what many people may not be aware of is that one can still break a sweat while they are injured. Although breaking a sweat while one is injured may seem like a good thing, it is important to note that the sweat...

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Electrotherapy And Ultrasound Therapy: Two Ways To Ease The Pain

  Electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy are two different types of medical treatments. They use different means to provide relief to patients with dissimilar types of medical problems. Whether a medical provider would use electrotherapy or ultrasound therapy depends of the individual patient, and the type of medical problem. Both treatments are effective but each must be used in the appropriate situation to obtain the desired results. Electrotherapy, as its name suggests, utilizes electrical current. The name basically means the use of electricity for therapeutic purposes. It may sound strange, as most people think of electricity as something dangerous when applied...

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3 Ways A Person Can Tear Their Quad Muscles

  When mentioning the quad muscle, people are referring to the quadriceps which are a set of four quad muscles on the front of your upper thigh. Athletes value the quadriceps because strong quads allow for better success in athletic areas such as jumping and acceleration. The quadriceps work with a person's hamstring to extend or bend legs effectively at the knees. Injury to any of the four muscles this could hinder a person for an extended period, and the more extreme cases can prevent a person from walking. A quad muscle tear describes the injury, but other words describe...

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Reflective Tech Compression Arm Sleeves / Pair By McDavid

  McDavid's new Reflective sleeves make your world brighter and safer. 360° visibility provides a high-power rating of 400CD/LUX . When you are playing sports, doing a bit of running or walking, or just out and about doing your everyday routine, get noticed in those waning hours of light anywhere when you purchase these Reflective Tech Compression Arm Sleeves here at Return 2 Fitness Today. Reflective Tech Compression Arm Sleeves Features: Reflective heat transfer design for 360° visibility Reflective candlepower rated 400CD/LUX Arm muscles stay warm and active with compression technology Protects skin from abrasions hDc™ Moisture Management Technology is...

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How Does Chest Pain Effect Your Muscles and Joints?

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: bones, chest pain, muscles, symptoms, treatments, Uncategorized

  Millions of people experience chest pain each year and it is natural to fear it is a heart attack. But not all pain in your chest is heart-related. The causes of chest pain are numerous from spasms of the esophagus to problems with nerves and muscles The pain can vary in intensity from sharp to dull and can spread from neck to arms and throughout the entire chest area, leaving sore muscles. Pain from heart attacks may begin in the chest and then spread to other parts of the body or there may be no chest pain at all....

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Different Ways to Diagnose a Hip Injury

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  Not always is a hip injury fully noticeable, so it makes sense that someone concerned would want to get the proper care in diagnosing whether they have a hip injury as well that such a person would be understandably curious about the testing involved in diagnosing such a problem. With that said, here are a list of the most common ways for which a doctor will use, in order to properly diagnose a hip injury in the case that someone should need to be checked out: Most commonly a primary care physician will initially start the process of testing...

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Stiff Back? Try These Techniques to Feel Better...

  Many people suffer from minor back pain and stiffness, especially as they grow older. Some are stiff and find it difficult to move upon waking in the morning, while others have a sore back only after a long day of work. Back pain can be a distraction, but there are treatments that can alleviate your discomfort and make your day that much more comfortable. Using a heating pad can help your back to relax and loosen up tightened back muscles. Some all-natural heating pads are filled with material such as corn or rice and can be heated up easily...

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Allowing Your Body to Adjust after Physical Rehab

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: body, injury, Physical Rehab, surgery, therapy, tips

  Injuries and surgeries are often an unavoidable part of life. How you help your body adjust after your rehab will directly impact your success in returning to your normal lifestyle. Your physical therapy will take you a long way towards your goal, but the conditioning doesn't end when the sessions do. In the case of a sports injury, therapy will assist you in retraining your muscles to perform in the way they used to. You will work on range of motion, strength building, and endurance. The biggest mistake most people make is failing to follow through with their exercises after...

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Nagging Injuries Differ When it Comes to Pain and Tolerance

Posted by 116789024 on | 0 comments Tags: body, injuries, nagging, sudden, treatment

  There's a considerable difference between a sudden and a nagging injury. Sudden injuries, like fractures, sprains, or torn muscles, usually come with intense pain and sudden debility. Nagging injuries are long-term, and generally involve aching and inflammation. While they may not seem as dramatic as a sudden injury, nagging injuries can definitely have a serious impact on a sufferer's physical ability and quality of life. Many sudden injuries result in nagging problems if they are not properly treated. Ignoring a sprain or a hairline fracture, for example, can cause pain and weakness over the long term. Others are the...

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