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  • How to Strengthen Your Back After an Injury

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    Back injuries can happen from something as minuscule as lifting improperly to something severe like a traumatic accident. Regardless of how you hurt your back, the pain is debilitating or distracting. An injury to the back can take you out anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, pulling you away from work, the gym, or that game of pickup basketball you were waiting to play. You might be able to get through your day, but you'll have trouble focusing when the pain level in your back unbearable. As everyone knows, being in pain most of the day is no fun, which is why adressing the issue is important.

    Why Strengthening Your Back is Important

    After any type of back injury, you should start a back exercise and stretching routine to help strengthen the back. Because

  • Mueller Sports Medicine Heads to Radio Row in Miami

    Prairie du Sac, WI

    As America’s highest anticipated sporting event brought in viewers from all over the nation, the Kansas City Chiefs grinded out a 31-21 victory against the San Francisco 49ers. Leading up to the big game, stations and sports outlets from all over the country prepared for Radio Row at the Miami Convention Center.

    Mueller Sports Medicine partnered with reputable former NFL athletes to introduce a new product that will help keep athletes on the field.

    Professional athletics is the ultimate stress test for physical endurance. There are lots of products designed to assist athletes with the stress and strain they put on their body; however, many come with side effects and interfere with mobility. Staying on top of any game requires products that support joints and muscles and allow free and easy movement.

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  • Mueller Sports Medicine Proud Sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Game Against NFL Alumni

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    Wounded Warrior Alumni Game

    Mueller Sports Medicine was the proud sponsor of the highly anticipated Wounded Warrior Amputee Alumni football game played during the week of Super Bowl LIV at Nova High School in Davie, Florida last Wednesday. Although the game brings in far less attention than the Super Bowl, it is memorable for all participants and supporters involved.

    The Wounded Warrior football team took on a team of Miami Dolphins and NFL Alumni to highlight the importance of America's heroes. The Wounded Warriors swept the game away with a 38-28 win. The football game, held as an annual charity event during Super Bowl week, has become an avid success generating thousands in the audience. Mueller Sports Medicine graciously donated $50,000 towards this powerful cause.

  • 12 Ways to make Half Marathon Training Easier and More Enjoyable

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    You love to push your body, to feel your muscles and stamina reaching their limits. There is something undeniably uplifting about how your feet can carry you for miles, the wind blowing in your face. Which is one of the many reasons you've decided to train for an upcoming half-marathon race. Whether you're doing it for a good cause or just for the opportunity to run with a few hundred other people, half-marathons can be a great deal of fun.

    Training, on the other hand, has its ups and downs. Half marathon training involves months - ideally three or four months - of measured runs, long and short, to build up your stamina and increase your speed. While you may love running, over months of intensive training there will be moments where it's hard to get yourself

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  • 4 Myths About Kinesiology Tape

    The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed and vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world.  You've probably heard conflicting arguments and might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape.  Let's set the record straight and tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape:

    Myth #1 - There is no evidence to support the use of kinesiology tape

    Kinesiology tape has been the subject of numerous recent medical studies and plenty of studies have found it to be beneficial.  In this study, researchers found that kinesiology tape combined with exercise is as effective as a steroid injection combined with

  • 7 Ways Kinesiology Tape Assists with Healing and Athletic Performance

    Most athletes, coaches, and trainers are aware of the RICE method for injury recovery, along with treating the regular sprains and strains. But new technology in injury recovery is constantly being developed. Kinesiology tape is one such method. Rather than focusing on the injury directly, kinesiology tape takes work and tension away from the injury and redirects it to stronger surrounding tissue.

    By using this special type of long-adhesion flexible tape, you can redistribute tension in muscles and ligaments. What's incredible is how many different uses for kinesiology tape there are.  By layering and directing the tape over various target areas, you can relieve pain, enhance your form, or improve healing.

    What is Kinesiology Tape?

    Kinesiology tape is a special kind of tape made with a blend of cotton

  • 6 Unconventional Items to Include in Your Athletic Training Kit

    While many athletes have gauze, ointment, medical tape, and other traditional medical supplies handy when playing sports, there are other valuable items that are often missing from athletic training kits. Here is a look at six items you likely want in your athletic training kit, most of which will only take up a small space in your bag.

    Super Glue

    While super glue is great for emergency equipment repairs, such as fixing falling apart cleats or the quick repair of a bicycle tire, super glue can also benefit you medically. A Very Well article from earlier this year discussed how super glue can actually be used on minor cuts. It dries fast and will stay in place well, which

  • 4 Common Back Injuries and How to Treat Each One

    Back pain is an extremely common ailment that can affect everyone from the middle-aged corporate employee to the teenager soccer player to the senior citizen. The problem with back pain is that it could be caused by countless different conditions. If you are suffering from back pain and trying to figure out what might be causing it, take a look at four of the most common back injuries and how you can treat each one.

    1. Sciatica: Many people mistake sciatica as a condition when it is actually the symptom of a condition. This condition is known as nerve compression or a pinched nerve. When there is pressure on your sciatic nerve (the longest nerve in your body), it leads to the painful, annoying problem that is sciatica. Some signs of sciatica include pain that increases any time you sit down, a numbness or tingling sensation in your

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  • When to Use Heat to Treat an Injury

    Healing from a sports or activity related injury is always a little frustrating because most people want to jump back up and return to what they were doing when the injury occurred. Whether you were out on your nightly run, lifting a box at work, or practicing at the gym most people would rather return to their regular physical routine instead of taking weeks of light work and healing. Most people eventually start thinking about how to heal faster and a few quick internet searches reveal that heat is, in general, a great treatment option for fast comfortable healing. However, there are also a lot of very specific circumstances where you shouldn't use heat so it's important to know the difference between the injuries that can be treated with heat and those that can't.

    Heat is a Powerful Healing Aid

    The human body is very affected

  • 10 Tips to Help Avoid Sprained Ankles and Running Injuries

    If you have ever sprained your ankle, and most of us have at least once, then you know how much of a pain in the rear recovery can be. Weeks of 'taking it easy' is enough to drive any athlete up the wall even if you're not officially an athlete. Everyone from recreational runners to people who are simply always up and active at work rely on their ability to move around, respond quickly to situations, and enjoy the sensation of moving like a fast and well-oiled machine. 

    Unfortunately, when your ankle turns or gives way, that step could be the last smooth movement you experience for a while. After the ankle turns, you can't un-sprain it and are stuck hobbling carefully around for weeks if not months afterward before you're fully up to your old physical capabilities again. 

    However, while you might not be able to undo a sprain once it's o