All Posts Tagged: sports injury

ice baths to reduce inflammation

Ice Baths to Reduce Inflammation – Do They Really Work?

It has been a long-established idea within sports science that it was practical, following intense workouts, to use ice baths to reduce inflammation. However, in 2015, a study was released in the Journal of Physiology that suggested this tactic could backfire: without the inflammation to indicate to your muscles that they need to repair and strengthen, ice baths could actually impede your fitness progress.

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mentally tougher

4 Ways to Become Mentally Tougher

It’s the 2011 NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki, are down 2-1 in their best-of-seven series against the Miami Heat. Midway through the fourth quarter, things look even worse for the Mavericks: they’re down 9 points, and it appears likely that they will soon be in a 3-1 hole.

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runner's knee

Strengthen the Hips for Strong Knees

Running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, but it can also lead to chronic health conditions such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is pain experienced at the front of the knee. Often resulting from a degradation of the cartilage beneath the kneecap, this syndrome is common among athletes, people who work in manual labor, and teenagers.

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sports injury

Sports Injury? PRP Therapy May Speed Up Your Recovery

The last thing a serious athlete (or weekend warrior) wants to do is take time from being active to nurse an injured muscle or painful joint. Thanks to innovations in regenerative medicine, new sports injury treatments like PRP Therapy are available and claim to more quickly reduce pain, improve function, and facilitate a faster return to activity.

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