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Modern Mom – July 24, 2014

  Arctic Ease Wraps With No Icy Mess   As an active family with weekends full of sports, it seems someone always has some sort of ache and pain. I have issues with my ankle, hubby has knee pain, my son seems to always have something that needs ice. Enter Arctic Ease Wraps into our lives. This instant cold wrap conforms to your body and provides hours of relief from pain and inflammation through cold and compression therapy. The best part is it doesn’t involve ice! You wrap this around your knee, ankle, whatever and then go about your business…. [more] – July 15, 2014

Tested: Arctic Ease Instant Cold Wrap Do you like being overheated? Do you like being hurt? If you answered “no” to both those questions, as I did, you might be interested in something called the Arctic Ease® Instant Cold Wrap. The company has been around a while, but I just found out about it recently when the company announced a partnership with IRONMAN, and boy did I get excited! Because it’s not that I “don’t like” being overheated and hurting, I hate it! So if there’s a product out there that can help me recover from injuries and cool me… [more]

Fitness For The Rest of Us – June 3, 2014

Arctic Ease: Ease Your Exercise Aches & Pains I am an avid exerciser, and a newbie to running outdoors. As such, I occasionally encounter the aches and pains that come along with rigorous exercise including: sprains, strains and overuse injuries. For all my minor strains and sprains, I use Arctic Ease. Arctic Ease is a clinically-studied reliable and effective treatment for mild to moderate aches & pains, joint and muscle pains and sprains and repetitive motion injuries. I have been using Arctic Ease on my ankle and my knee and am a convert! I love the quick relief it provides…. [more]

Drug Store News – May 16, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Arctic Ease earlier this week announced a three-year partnership with Ironman, where its cold and compression therapy product will be integrated into the Ironman North American triathlon series. Arctic Ease will sample wraps to event participants at North American Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events for the next three years, the company stated. In total Arctic Ease expects to donate more than 300,000 wraps to race participants. In addition, Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events will feature the “Arctic Ease Cool Relief and Reunion Zone” near the finish line area for triathletes and their supporters. Arctic Ease also will… [more]

Senior Outlook Today – May 2014

BETTER LIVING FOR THE AGELESS GENERATION HOME Arctic Ease Wraps Arctic Ease Wraps uses a proprietary formula to provide cold and compression therapy without the mess of ice. The wrap conforms to your body allowing for active recovery, no more laying on the couch twiddling your thumbs while icing your bum ankle! This reusable wrap is available for $15.99 online and at CVS stores and The Vitamin Shoppe locations nationwide. The wrap is perfect for everyone from fitness novices to elite athletes to adults whose biggest activity of the day is taking out the trash. Arctic Ease wraps are a… [more]

Femur Shaft Fractures

The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone in your body; therefore, it takes a great force, like a car accident, to break it. The long, straight part of the femur from below the hip to the knee is known as the femoral shaft. Types of Femoral Shaft Fractures Femur fractures are classified based on the location of the fracture, the pattern of the break, and whether the skin and muscle were torn. Some common types of femur fractures include: Transverse. A straight horizontal break across the femoral shaft is known as a transverse fracture. Spiral. A twisting… [more]

ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?

ACL injuries are often associated with sports like football, basketball and soccer, when the following movements may occur: Getting hit hard on the side of your knee Stopping suddenly and changing direction Overextending the knee joint Treatment for ACL injuries are determined on an individual basis based on the patient’s age, activity level, how unstable the knee is, and whether other structures in the knee have also been injured. Age. For the young and active population, ACL surgery is often recommended to restore range of motion, to reduce the risk of subsequent injury, and to reduce progression of degenerative changes…. [more]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

More commonly known as the ACL, the anterior cruciate ligament connects the thighbone to the shinbone in the middle of the knee. It prevents the shinbone from sliding out in front of the thighbone. Overstretching or tearing can cause an ACL injury. Most ACL tears occur in the middle of the ligament or the ligament is pulled off of the thighbone, which form a gap that cannot heal on its own. Causes ACL injuries are often associated with sports. The following movements can result in an ACL injury: Getting hit hard on the side of your knee Stopping suddenly and… [more]

Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) refers to an abnormal formation of the hip joint of a child where the thighbone is not held firmly in the socket, and the ligaments may be loose or stretched. In some children, the femur is loose in the socket at birth; in others, the bone is completely out of the socket. In some children, the looseness worsens as the child grows and becomes more active. Screenings Children are screened for DDH at birth and at well baby checkups. When detected at birth, DDH can usually be corrected; however, if the hip is not… [more]

Adult Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of people every year. Also known as hip dislocation and loose hips, hip dysplasia refers to the bones of the hip joint being misaligned. It prevents proper function of the hip joint and causes the joint to wear more quickly than normal. Hip dysplasia is a silent condition, meaning pain often isn’t felt until the later stages, making it difficult to detect. Hip Dysplasia Symptoms Hip dysplasia pain is most often felt deep in the front of the groin region, as well as the side and back of the hip. Pain may start out as mild… [more]

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