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Arctic Ease Featured at Chain Drug Review. The Industry Most Influential Publication.

Arctic Ease Reusable Cold Therapy Wraps were featured in the “Suppliers News Breaks” at the drug store industry’s most powerful and influential publication.   “Arctic Ease hits shelves at CVS stores“ Chain Drug Review is the chain drug store industry’s top news publication, reaching 40,200 decision makers and recognized by industry professionals to be the most influential and authoritative source of news and trends in the market today.

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Flexor Tendon Injuries

The muscles you use to flex or bend your fingers are appropriately called the flexor muscles. From the elbow and forearm region, your flexor muscles turn into flexor tendons halfway down your arm and attach to your finger bones. There are two flexor tendons for each finger and thumb. A deep cut on the underside of your hand or fingers can damage the flexor tendons. If a tendon is severed or cut, the tendon will pull apart and the blood supply to your fingers may be cut off. These cases require immediate surgery. Without properly functioning flexor tendons, moving your… [more]

Understanding Tendonitis

Connecting muscles to bones, tendons allow you to walk, run, lift, and to move in general. When tendons function normally, they glide smoothly as your muscles contract. However, tendons can become inflamed, turning simple movements into painful ones. This inflammation of the tendons is known as tendonitis. Causes Tendonitis most often results from overuse. Poor blood supply can also lead to tissue damage and tendonitis, as the body cannot deliver enough oxygen and nutrients necessary for tendon healing. Your doctor may order an X-ray or MRI to rule out a fracture or another problem that could be causing your pain…. [more]

Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritic Hand

Your hands and wrists have many small joints that work together to enable your fine motor skills, such as holding a pencil or tying your shoelaces. When you suffer from arthritis of the hand, it can make even the simplest of tasks challenging. Arthritis is a disease of the cartilage in the joints. Healthy cartilage allows for the smooth gliding of joints. Arthritis occurs when the smooth cartilage wears out. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million people in the United States suffer from arthritis. Literally meaning “joint inflammation,” arthritis is the leading cause… [more]

Does Arctic Ease work: WREG – CBS, Memphis asked Texas A&M Aggie Track / Field Dr Henderson

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Does Arctic Ease work? WREG (CBS, Memphis) asked Texas A&M Aggie Track and Field Physician Dr Vincent Henderson to try Arctic Ease!

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes

Baseball Pitcher in Action

Unlike acute injuries that result from falls or collisions with another player, throwing athletes can suffer from overuse injuries that occur over time. Athletes who repeat the same movement frequently during a short period of time are at risk. The repetitive overhand throwing involved in baseball pitching, for example, often results in elbow injuries. According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, pitchers who throw sliders are 86% more likely to experience elbow pain during the season. As pitch counts increase, the risk of elbow pain also increases. Phases of a Throw. The proper technique for throwing includes the windup,… [more]

Shoulder Dislocation Recovery Time

Dislocated Shoulder Recovery Time

Whether through a fall or a collision, your shoulder can dislocate after being jerked upward and backward from its socket. It causes the ligaments that hold your shoulder in place to stretch. A common risk in many sports, a dislocated shoulder can leave you on the sidelines for three months. Following a shoulder dislocation, expect that your arm may be immobilized for about four weeks to allow the joint time to heal properly. A sling or a shoulder immobilizer will prevent you from using your shoulder. In general, dislocated shoulders fully heal within four to 12 weeks depending on your… [more]

About.com Reviews Arctic Ease

Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Pads and Wraps Keep Arctic Ease wraps and pads handy to soothe sore or injured muscles or joints—or kids’ owies. The slender, cooling gel pads are much easier to manage than bulky ice packs, and they don’t even need to be refrigerated or frozen in advance. Arctic Ease: Pros and Cons Pros: Thin, flexible fabric is easy to place in just the right spot Reusable Does not require refrigeration No adhesives or latex to irritate the skin   Cons: Pads can be slippery when first applying Pads can’t be covered (they work better when exposed to air) Wraps… [more]

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Run a Marathon

Marathon Training Tips

A 26.2 mile run is no walk in the park. Training for a marathon takes physical and mental commitment. Before you decide to start training for your first marathon, here are five things you need to know: Training is tough. Marathons are no joke. Whether you’re preparing for a full 26.2-mile marathon or a 13.1-mile half marathon, training is both mentally and physically demanding. You should start training four to six months before the marathon date and gradually build up mileage as you train. Prepare to spend your weekends running long and hard distances. Set realistic goals first, like running… [more]

Spring Injuries on the Playground

Kids on Playground

Spring is in the air, which means children who have been stuck inside all winter can hit the playground and release that pent up energy. Unfortunately, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under for playground injuries each year, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Most injuries occur on climbing equipment and swings, resulting in fractures, soft tissue injuries, concussions, and dislocations. Avoid injuries by keeping away from playgrounds with concrete and asphalt beneath the equipment. Instead, choose playgrounds with surfaces made of hardwood fibers, mulch chips, pea gravel, sand, or rubber. Still,… [more]

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