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What Is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain?

A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament (a band of fibrous tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). One or more ligaments can be injured at the same time. The severity of the injury will depend on the extent of injury (whether a tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved. A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon (fibrous cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone). Depending on the severity of the injury, a strain may be a simple overstretch of the muscle or tendon,...

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When is Cold Therapy Utilized?

Cold therapy is mostly utilized in sports where muscle injuries are a regular occurrence. Cold therapy packs are now a standard part of first aid kits carried to sporting events. The cold therapy gel treatment can be very useful for sprains or injuries that happen at home also. This is why every home should have such a product in the refrigerator or freezer ready to be used when needed. Treating injuries this way is not expensive, easy to apply, and most importantly achieves the desired end result - that of seeing the injured muscle restored to its previous optimum functioning....

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ACL Rehab For Active Adults – The First 2 Weeks

ACL Rehab For Active Adults Going through ACL Reconstruction surgery is not easy for anyone. The pain, discomfort, swelling and foreignness of having an immobile limb will be quite a departure from the normalcy of a daily routine. This especially holds true for the active adult who chooses to or needs to have ACL Reconstruction Surgery. One day you are at least able to move around on your own, and the next you are completely confined to a resting position. However, with some patience, hard work and dedication, you will be back to your active lifestyle, even stronger than you...

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Purchasing Home Medical Supplies...

Purchasing home medical supplies and home healthcare products from an online supplier isn't just about convenience and saving money. When choosing a healthcare supplier, it's important to recognize the importance of selecting products that are best for the task at hand.

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