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Sports injuries: Treat with ice or heat?

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 4/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

Child with fluHow do you know when to use heat and when to use ice on a sports injury? This question is best answered by taking into account the type of injury: acute or chronic.

An acute injury is one that has occurred within the last 48 hours. Symptoms of this type of injury could include pain, tenderness, red skin and swelling. 

After an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, ice is recommended. The ice will decrease swelling, pain, inflammation and muscle cramping. continue reading ...

Fuel feature: Cody Reichard

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 11/29/2014 6:00:00 AM

Cody Reichard Indy FuelWhat is a professional hockey players' workout regimen? What does their diet consist of?

We sat down with Indy Fuel goalie, Cody Reichard, to hear how a hockey player stays healthy on and off the ice.

How do you stay active and fit off the ice?
I've always been an active person off the ice and like to do yoga. 

As a professional athlete it’s important to fuel your body with nutrients it needs. What does your diet consist of?
My diet is comprised of a lot of vegetables and fruit - I try to eat organic when I can. 

How do you prepare for game day? Any Rituals?
I don't have any specific rituals, instead I just focus on warming up and become mentally ready for the game. continue reading ...

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Fuel feature: Nick Jones

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 11/19/2014 6:00:00 AM

Nick Jones was recalled to the AHL's Worcester Sharks on November 25 and returned to the Fuel on Monday, December 8.

How do professional hockey players stay active off the ice? How do they prepare for a game? 

We sat down with Nick Jones, defensemen for the Indy Fuel, to get answers to some of our burning questions. 

At what age did you start playing hockey?
I started playing at age three.

How do you stay active off the ice?
I do a lot of training at the gym, running and playing other sports like basketball, baseball and tennis.

What do you like to do on your days off? 
I relax and catch up on TV shows on Netflix like Sons of Anarchy or House of Cards. 

Is there something people may not know about you?
My father is currently a pilot for U.S. Airways and my grandfather is a retired pilot. My two uncles are also pilots; one is a pilot for the Navy and the other is a private pilot in Los Angeles. 

What is your favorite song?
Yeah by Joe Nichols, I'm a big country fan.

Mighty Ducks or Miracle? 
Mighty Ducks. 

As a professional athlete it’s important to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs. What does your diet consist of?
My diet is a well-rounded one. I focus a lot on eating protein, vegetables and fruit. Not to mention, I drink a lot of water. continue reading ...

Dr. Kluetz on common hockey injuries

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 10/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Before the puck drops at the first Indy Fuel game, we sat down with Dr. Joshua Kluetz, to learn more about the most common hockey injuries, and how they can be prevented.

Dr. Joshua Kluetz, sports medicine"At the professional level, the most commonly injured area of the body is the head, followed by the thighs, knees, shoulders and hands," said Kluetz, sports medicine physician at Community Physician Network at team physician for the Indy Fuel. 

Head injuries normally include concussions, lacerations, and tooth injures. Contusions to the thigh are seen often, as are MCL sprains to the knee. Shoulder injuries normally include AC joint sprains (separated shoulders), clavicle (collar bone) fractures, and shoulder dislocations. The most common hand injuries are fractures and contusions. 

"The most common mechanism of injury is contact with another player or body checking," said Kluetz. "Injuries are much more likely to occur during a game than practice, and typically occur towards the end of the game due to fatigue." continue reading ...

Marathon training: Nutrition essentials

Written by Jackie Dikos, RD, CSSD on 8/8/2014 6:30:00 AM

A key component in marathon and half-marathon training is nutrition. Fueling your body for endurance is essential. Here is some advice from Jackie Dikos, registered dietitian and sports dietetics specialist at Community:

Eat carbohydrates.
Your body turns carbohydrates into glucose which gives you energy and fuels long, demanding training sessions. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a good endurance diet. Try to include a source of quality carbohydrates with each meal and snack. Oatmeal, whole grains and brown rice are a few examples. continue reading ...

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