Glossary

Achilles Tendonitis

What is achilles tendonitis? Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel. If you have a pain in the back of your ankle/heel that gets worse after running or other sports activities, you may have Achilles tendonitis.

Treatment for achilles tendonitis: Generally, Achilles Tendonitis can be treated with a self-care regimen like applying ice packs, or FrozenPeaz, to the affected area. It is also best to avoid the activities that trigger the pain.

You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden or sever pain the back of your ankle, you cannot bend the injured foot downward, or you cannot stand on your toes.
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Source: Mayo Clinic


ACL Tear (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)

What is ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments in the knee connecting the upper and lower leg bones.

What is an ACL tear? An ACL tear is a tear in the ACL of your knee. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries. How common? On an annual basis, the ACL is the cause of over 150,000 injuries in the U.S alone.

Symptoms of an ACL tear: Symptoms of an ACL tear include feeling or hearing a pop in the knee at the time of injury or a knee pain on the outside and back of the knee. In more severe cases, the knee may feel unstable, buckle, or give out.

ACL recovery: Immediately following an ACL tear, your knee will swell and you may not be able to put weight on the injured knee. The most important objective following an ACL tear is to reduce swelling and knee pain. This can be done with combination of rest and cold compression therapy. Your doctor may also prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication. From there, treatment progresses with physical therapy and, in severe cases, surgery.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Acute Injury

Acute injury often result from an identifiable trauma or impact, affecting a specific area of the body. Acute injuries often result in pain, tenderness, inflammation and swelling. The pain is usually sudden and sharp. Pain from an acute injury is generally isolated and felt within hours of the event. Acute injuries require immediate care and attention with first aid therapies like R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation ? read more.

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Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is caused by joint inflammation. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

Arthritis treatment: Though there are many pharmalogical treatments ranging from analgesics that relieve pain to steriods that reduce inflammation, many healthcare professionals prefer lifestyle changes for managing arthritis symptoms. In addition to exercise and getting enough sleep, alternating hot and cold therapy can help reduce inflammation and ease the the stiffness and pain.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Back Pain

Why back pain? Improper lifting of heavy objects, working in the garden or around the house, or sporting activities can cause upper back pain and lower back pain.

Symptoms vary in severity and range from muscle aches to shooting or stabbing pains and limited flexibility or range of motion to an inability to stand straight.

Back pain relief: Experts often recommend hot packs, ice packs, and proper stretching and exercise techniques to speed relief from back pain and help strengthen back and abdominal muscles. In some cases, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and muscle-release techniques may also help to reduce back pain.

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Source: National Institute of Health


Broken Collarbone – Clavicle Fracture

The collarbone is one of the most commonly fractured bones in the shoulder area. If you suspect a broken collarbone, seek medical attention immediately.

Most of the time, a clavicle fracture can be treated with home remedies and physical therapy. A complex break may require surgery to realign the broken bone to ensure proper healing. A broken collarbone is an acute injury. Applying cold therapy to the injured area for the first several days can help reduce swelling and relieve pain.

 

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Bursitis

What is bursitis? Bursae are the small sacs of fluid that cushion the bones and enable tendons and ligaments to glide smoothly over your joints. The suffix -itis means inflammation. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed due to repetitive motion or positions that put too much pressure on the joint. The most common forms of bursitis are shoulder bursitis, elbow bursitis and hip bursitis. But bursitis can also flare up in your knee or heel.

Treatment for bursitis: With self treatment – such as rest, cold packs and medication – bursitis will usually subside in a couple of weeks.

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Source: National Institute of Health


Carpal Tunnel (carpal tunnel syndrome)

What is carpal tunnel? In its simplest terms, carpal tunnel is a pinched nerve in your wrist. More common in women, carpal tunnel syndrome is best described as numbness and pain in the hand and arm. The condition is caused by a swelling of the tendons that enable you to bend your fingers, which puts pressure on the nerve as it passes through the narrow passageway on the plam side of your wrist know as the carpal tunnel.

Carpal tunnel treatment: For most people, lifestyle changes and home remedies ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel. The Mayo Clinic recommends taking regular breaks from repetitive activities involving the use of your hands or wrists. Additionally, applying a cold pack both lessens the pain and helps to reduce the swelling and pressure on the nerve.

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Sources: Mayo Clinic; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Dislocated Shoulder

Fun fact: The ball and socket construction of your shoulder make it the most mobile joint in your entire body! This freedom of motion also makes the shoulder susecptable to dislocation.

Dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the ball of the arm bone pops out of the cup of your shoulder blade.

If you think you may have dislocated your shoulder, seek medical attention immediately. Once your shoulder is reset and your body is recovering, the Mayo Clinic recommends rest and gentle shoulder exercises to maintain range of motion in your shoulder. Like most acute injuries, applying cold therapy for 20-minute intervals every couple of hours will help reduce inflammation and relieve shoulder pain. After 2-3 days as the swelling subsides, alternating hot therapy can help relax the strained muscles.

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Sources: Mayo Clinic; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Elbow Pain – Golfer’s Elbow

The official medical term is medial epicondylitis. In contrast to tennis elbow, golfers are more likely to injure the tendons on the inside of their elbow. This results in elbow pain on the inside of the elbow. You may may also experience pain in the forearm.

Follow the RICE guidelines of Rest, Ice (or cold – like FrozenPeaz®), Compression to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, and Elevation, to prevent swelling.

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Source: National Institutes of Health


Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? The iliotibial (IT) band is a band of tough fibers that run along the outside of the thigh. Its primary purpose is to act as a stabilizer when you run or walk. ITBS occurs when this ligament becomes so tight that it rubs against the outer portion of your femur. Distance runners are especially susceptible to IT Band syndrome, hence a common name for this injury is Runner’s Knee. The pain generally starts behind or around the kneecap. There is often more pain during activities where the knee is required to bend, like walking or running. There may be a popping or grinding sensation in the knee. The pain manifests on the outside of the knee or lower thigh, as opposed to Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) where the pain is just below the kneecap.

Treatment for Iliotibial Band Syndrome: The best treatment is rest and cold therapy. Avoid putting weight on the injured knee. To reduce pain and swelling, apply an ice pack or knee ice wrap like FrozenPeaz for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours. Continue cold therapy for 2-3 days, or until the pain is gone. IT Band Syndrome generally improves with at home therapies – such as rest, cold packs and stretching.

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Source: Rice University


Little League Elbow

What is little league elbow? Up to 40% of little leaguer’s experience Little League Elbow, an overuse condition caused by overhand throwing. The best plan is to avoid this type of overuse injury and the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee published guidelines to help reduce the risk of injury.

Little league elbow treatment: If your little leaguer has elbow pains, he or she should be put on a no throw zone restriction for at least 4-6 weeks or until the elbow is pain free. During this time, sports injury treatments like RICE (rest, ice packs, compression, elevation) can reduce pain and promote recovery.

If left untreated, this condition can disrupt normal bone growth. Contact your family doctor to determine if additional treatment or physical therapy is necessary.

See Tennis Elbow for more information.

Source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Lumbago

What is lumbago? A pain in the lumbar region – lower back pain – most commonly caused by a muscle strain. See Back Pain.

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Meniscus Injury

What is the meniscus? The meniscus is a piece of tough, rubbery cartilage between your shinbone and thighbone. Each knee has two of these c-shaped shock absorbers. Your knee is kept steady by these two pieces of cartilage as they balance your weight across the knee.

What is a torn meniscus? Refer to Torn Meniscus

Cure for knee pain: Mild to moderate meniscus tear can usually be treated with cold packs and lost of rest for the knee and physical therapy.

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Migraine

What is a migraine? Migraines are the second highest cause of headaches and are often described as pounding or throbbing pain. According to a 2006 Oxford University study, alternating hot and cold compresses may help to relieve migraine headache pain.

Cure for a migraine: Cold therapy constricts blood vessels and calms inflammation. This can reduce the pressure in your head, which may ease headache pain. Cold packs also have a natural numbing effect. In contrast, warm compresses will relax your muscles.

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Neck Pain

What causes neck pain? Do you spend several hours a day hunched over a computer or steering wheel? Poor posture can strain the muscles in your neck and shoulders. Sleeping on the couch or gritting your teeth can also lead to neck and shoulder pain.

Relief for neck pain: As soon as possible after the pain sets in, apply a cold pack, like FrozenPeaz®, for up to 20 minutes 6 to 8 times a day. Most people don’t realize that a stiff neck is usually the result of inflammation. While you may think heat would feel good, it might actually further aggravate the injury. Once your neck pain begins to feel a little better, you may find additional relief by alternating hot and cold therapy.

In addition to hot or cold therapy treatments, gently stretching your neck will help to restore range of motion.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Patellar Tendonitis (knee pain)

What is patellar tendonitis? The patellar tendon is a thick, fibrous cord that connects the quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh to the shinbone. The suffix ?itis means inflammation. Patellar Tendonitis, jumper?s knee, is irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon. As you might guess, Jumper’s Knee often plagues basketball and volleyball players. Runners, skiers and cyclists can also develop patellar tendonitis.

Symptoms of patellar tendonitis: Knee pain below the knee may be patellar tendonitis. The knee pain is most noticeable when you move your knee or try to kneel. The more you move your knee, the more tenderness develops in the area of the tendon attachment below the kneecap.

Patellar tendonitis cure: Like most forms of tendonitis, knee pain from patellar tendonitis can be treated with self-care measures ? like applying cold gel packs to the affected area and avoiding activities that trigger the pain. A knee ice wrap that includes compression is ideal. Physical therapy may also be beneficial to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation (-itis) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the thick tissue on the bottom of your foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. Because this ligament is responsible for creating the arch in your foot, people with flat feet or high arches are prone to this injury. Distance runners are also prime candidates for plantar fasciitis. The pain, a sharp stabbing feeling in the heel, is usually worse in the morning with the first few steps of the day. You may feel a dull ache in the bottom of your foot, as well.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis: Initial treatment for plantar fasciitis includes heel and foot stretching exercises, staying off your feet as much as possible for at least a week, and applying a cold pack to the painful area 3-4 times a day.

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Source: National Institute of Health


Rotator Cuff Injury

What is a rotator cuff? Your arm is held in place by a network of muscles and tendons collectively called the rotator cuff. Most people know that baseball pitchers are susceptible to rotator cuff injuries. Other common causes include falling, lifting and repetitive overhead arm activities, like throwing a baseball or removing items from overhead shelves.

Treatment for rotator cuff injury: The good news is that most rotator cuff injuries heal with self treatments like alternating cold and hot therapy or physical therapy. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a cold pack or a bag of frozen vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes at a time for the first couple of days following the injury. Once the initial inflammation goes down, two or three days post injury, the Mayo Clinic recommends hot packs to help loosen up any muscle tightness. The most important part of recovery is rest. Be sure to give your shoulder plenty of time to heal before returning to normal activity so you do not make the injury worse. If your shoulder causes you pain for more than a week, check with your doctor to see if your injury is more serious.

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Sources: Mayo Clinic; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Runner’s Knee

What is runners knee? A common ailment of runner, runner’s knee can affect any athlete who participates in activities like walking, biking, or jumping. Basically, any activity that causes frequent bending and unbending of the knee.

Symptoms of runners knee: The pain usually It usually causes aching pain around the kneecap. The pain generally starts behind or around the kneecap. There is often more pain during activities where the knee is required to bend, like walking or running. There may be a popping or grinding sensation in the knee.

How to cure runners knee: The best treatment is rest and cold therapy. Avoid putting weight on the injured knee. To reduce pain and swelling, apply an ice pack or knee ice wrap for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours. Continue cold therapy for 2-3 days, or until the pain is gone.

Adding compression, like the FrozenPeaz compression wrap, will help to push the cold therapy deep into the injured knee. Rest and elevation are the final elements in home care for runner’s knee.

Anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs) like Advil or Aleve may also help relieve pain and inflammation. These medications should only be used temporarily and can cause side effects, like an increased risk of bleeding and ulcers.

Refer to Iliotibial Band Syndrome, also known as  ITBS

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Sciatica

What is sciatica? Sciatica pain is actually a symptom, not an actual disorder or injury. The sciatic nerve runs the from your back to your buttock/hip area and down each leg ? making it the longest nerve in your body. Sciatica refers to pain that begins in your back or buttock and moves down your leg and into your foot. You may also experience weakness, tingling, or numbness in one or both legs.

Treatment for Sciatica: Most people find relief from back pain caused by sciatica with self-care remedies like stretching, applying a hot pack, alternating hot therapy and cold therapy. Use of over-the-counter medication may also be necessary. If the pain persists, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to both aid in recovery and to teach you proper lifting and lifestyle changes to help prevent recurrence of your sciatica pain.

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Source: WebMD


Shin Splints

What is a shin splint? Shin splints are a tenderness along the inner part of your lower leg.

How do you get shin splints? This injury is a common complaint of runners and people who play basketball, soccer, tennis or other activities requiring sudden stops and starts. Shin splints occur when too much force is placed on the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the shin bone, causing the tissue to pull away.

How do you cure shin splints? Most cases of shin splints can be treated with rest, ice and other self-care measures. Wearing proper footwear and modifying your exercise routine can help prevent shin splints from recurring.

The best cure for shin splints is to prevent shin splints. Check out this article for tips include proactive cold therapy.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Sinus Headache

What is a sinus headache? Many tension or migraine headaches are misdiagnosed as a sinus headache. Sinus headaches may be a symptom of  sinusitis, a condition in which the membranes lining your sinuses become swollen and inflamed. If you have a sinus headache, you may feel pressure around your eyes, cheeks and forehead. These areas might also feel tender to the touch.

Sinus headache remedies: According to the Academy of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat doctors), alternating hot and cold compresses may help reduce inflammation, alleviating the pain associated with sinus headaches. If headaches persist, make an appointment with your healthcare professional to make sure your headaches aren?t a symptom of a more serious condition.

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Sprain

What is a sprain? How do you know if you have a sprain or strain? Sprains are usually the result of a fall that causes injury to ligaments. In contrast, a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon and is typically caused by overuse.

Sprains effect ligaments, the strong, fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect two bones together and hold joints in place. A sprain is actually a tear in the ligament. The severity of sprains ranges from an over stretching of the ligament (mild sprain), to a partial tear ((moderate sprain), to a complete tear (severe sprain).

Symptoms of a sprain: Symptoms of a sprain vary, but generally include the following:

  • Swelling in the joint (like the wrist or ankle)
  • Sharp pain at the time of injury (see acute injury)
  • Persistent pain when you move the joint
  • Bruising or discoloration

Treatment for a sprain: By following the R.I.C.E first aid protocol, most mild to moderate sprains can be treated at home.

If the sprain doesn?t show signs of improvement after a few days, the injured joint cannot be moved without extreme pain, or the injured area is misshapen beyond normal swelling see your physician.

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  • R ? Rest
  • I ? ice pack like a FrozenPeaz PeazPak™
  • C ? PeazPod™ wrap for Compression
  • E ? Elevate the injury above your heart

Sources: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; MayoClinic


Sprained Ankle

What is a sprained ankle? Rolling, twisting, or turning your ankle in an awkward way can stretch or tear the ligaments in your ankle.

How to cure a sprained ankle: Though treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the sprain, most sprained ankels can be treated with at-home remedies like RICE guidelines. Rest. Ice pack. Compression. Elevation.

See the general term and cure for a sprain. If the sprain doesn?t show signs of improvement after a few days, the injured person cannot walk even a few steps, or the foot/ankle area is misshapen beyond normal swelling see your physician.

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Tendonitis

What is Tendonitis? Tendons are the soft tissues that attache muscles to bones. The ending -itis refers to inflammation, irritation, or swelling. Tendonitis, then, is the inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the tendon. You are likely familiar with some of the common terms for specific areas of tendonitis: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, achilles tendonitis, jumper’s knee. Interestingly, Runner’s Knee is not caused by tendonitis.

Treatment for tendonitis: Most of the time, you can cure tendinitis with rest, cold compression, physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications. If tendinitis is severe or left untreated and leads to the rupture of a tendon, you may need surgery to repair the damage. So don’t push it. Allow your body time to heal and use ice packs several times a day.
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Source: National Institute of Health


Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow: If your doctor says you have lateral epicondylitis, chances are have swung a few tennis or racquetball rackets. This form of tendonitis, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a muscle strain injury resulting from overuse (or misuse if your technique in racquet sports is lacking). In contrast to Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow.

Treatment for tennis elbow: Home remedies like rest and cold therapy will help relieve the pain and allow the damaged tissue to heal.

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Source: Mayo Clinic


Tension Headache

What is a tension headache? According to the Cleveland Clinic, 90% of all headaches are diagnosed as tension headaches or stress headaches. In contrast to a migraine which is a pulsing pain, the pain associated with tension headaches ranges from a dull pressure to a tight band or vice like feeling.

Cure for a headache: While the exact cause of tension headaches has not been definitively accepted, many believe tension headaches are caused by the tightening of muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Applying a warm compress like the Sinus/Eye PeazPak wrap may help to relax muscles and relieve headache pain. The neck wrap can be used as a hot pack to relieve neck and shoulder tension.

Other healthy tips:

Posture can play a big role in preventing tension headaches. This is especially important if you are sitting at a computer all day. Make sure your computer screen or monitor is at a comfortable level where you aren’t looking down or slumped forward. Keep both feet on the ground with knees at a 90° angle.

Good pillows and a Good sleep. If your pillow is hard or lumpy, it may be causing you pain long after you’ve left your bed. Most importantly, in this busy switched on world we live in, make sure to unplug for at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

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References: Mayo Clinic; U.S. National Library of Medicine


Torn Meniscus

What is the meniscus? The meniscus is a piece of tough, rubbery cartilage between your shinbone and thighbone. Each knee has two of these c-shaped shock absorbers.

What is a meniscus tear? Though quite tough, the meniscus can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while putting weight on it.

Treatment for a meniscus tear: Most injuries to the meniscus can be treated with home remedies including rest, cold packs, and physical therapy. Meniscus tear surgery may be required in severe cases or if the meniscus does not heal. This is generally done through arthroscopic surgery to repair or trim the meniscus.

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Whiplash

What is whiplash? Whiplash can also be referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and backward, injuring the soft tissues of the neck and straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion. The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident. But whiplash can be caused by other activities like riding a roller coaster or playing a contact sport.

What are symptoms of whiplash? Whiplash symptoms include neck pain and stiffness and headaches. In severe cases, you may experience shoulder pain, lower back pain, pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand, and dizziness.

Treatment for whiplash: Most whiplash symptoms can be treated at home. However, you should seek medical attention if the pain spreads to your shoulders or arms or you feel numbness or tingling in your arms or legs.

To treat whiplash at home, apply a cold pack, like FrozenPeaz®, to the neck area for the first 48 – 72 hours. After that, alternate hot and cold therapy. Reduce normal activities for the first few days and avoid activities that require heavy lifting or twisting of your back and neck for 4-6 weeks. Stretching exercises for your neck after the first few days can also release tension and increase range of motion.

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Source: National Institute of Health