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A Homerun Approach: How The D-Actor 100 Can Help Treat Basball Injuries. Are you an active participant of Fantasy Baseball, a Major League fanatic or a real player of the game yourself? If your response was a resounding “Yes!” then you’re well aware that getting injured while playing a sport is unfortunate for a myriad of reasons. As a Fantasy Baseball leaguer, you run the risk of losing against the other competitors in your group. As a spectator, you may be disappointed about not being able to cheer on your favorite player(s). And as an actual player of this popular pastime—you may find yourself dealing with incredible pain, tedious rehabilitation treatments and even the possibility of surgery. Here are a few examples of professional players currently enduring a sports injury:

  • Jason Grilli, Atlanta Braves – ruptured achilles
  • Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox – strained elbow
  • Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds – injured elbow flexor
  • Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins – torn labrum
  • Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodger – torn cartilage and bruised knee

Injuries such as these unfortunately aren’t far from typical among MBA players. Other common baseball injuries include:

Shoulder injuries:

  • Bursitis- Impingement syndrome (inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff)
  • Shoulder instability (loosening of the structures that keep the ball of the shoulder in the socket)
  • Shoulder separation- Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears

Elbow injuries:

  • Ulnar collateral ligament injuries (slow deterioration or an acute rupture)
  • Little leaguer's elbow (inflammation on the inner side of the elbow, common in pitchers age 16 and younger; also called golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (inflammation on the outside of the elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis)
  • Medial elbow ligament tears ("Tommy John" surgery, where the ulnar collateral ligament is grafted or replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body)

Hand or wrist injuries:

  • Finger fractures
  • Bursitis- Wrist sprains
  • Wrist tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist)

Although surgery seems to be the most viable solution (especially when players, coaches and fans are eager to see their favorite all-star back in action as quickly as possible), there are several other types of treatments for sports injuries available for athletes today such as:

  • Decreasing or changing daily and/or physical activities
  • Downtime or rest
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription/non-prescription medications
  • R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation)

When injuries are more severe and require medical attention to expedite healing in order to return to the field in a timely fashion, however, acoustic wave therapy (AWT) using The Storz D-Actor 100 technology can also be an ideal solution.

Acoustic wave therapy was approved by the FDA in 2000 for the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and in 2002 for the repair of lateral epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”). Today this amazing technology is used for a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries.

Some of the biggest benefits to AWT treatment is that:

1) It’s non-invasive

2) There’s no anesthesia required

3) There are little to no side effects

4) There's hardly any downtime involved during the recovery process

This means many athletes undergoing The Storz D-Actor 100 treatment may feel significantly less pain after each application and may be able to resume their daily activities almost immediately.

If you (or an athlete you know) are currently searching for the best sports injury treatments or remedies for a particular musculoskeletal condition.

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