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It’s extremely difficult to write reviews for supplements like these. First of all, the difference  in quality among omega-3 supplements means you have to try a few brands to find the most effective one. That takes time. You also usually have to take it consistently for a few weeks to get some effect, making evaluating omega-3 supplements a very time consuming process!  Luckily, I stumbled on Vitacost Mega EFA Omega-3 on my first go around. Stumbled probably isn't the right word, because I researched it somewhat and found it to be the only supplement on the market with 800 mg of...

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Cold therapy after knee injury is a must. It’s one of the most recommended treatment protocols for the very simple reason that it works. Up until now, my cold therapy go-to device has been the Ossur Cold Rush. While this is an awesome product (link to a review on it here), it does have lack of portability as a major limitation. My search for a device that could deliver effective cold therapy to my knee regardless of location led me to the Hyperice Knee. Maybe you’ve seen Hyperice around. Their products have been seen on the bodies of the world’s...

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In researching supplements that help with recovery from knee surgery, Celadrin is probably one of the first products you'll encounter. It's widely available, affordable and has rave reviews. Claiming to be a cellular lubricant that promotes flexibility, reduces inflammation, reduces joint discomfort and works faster than glucosamine or chondroitin, this supplement has a lot to live up to. Question is ... does it work?   Celadrin softgels contain an all-natural matrix of esterified fatty acid carbons. Fatty acids and their joint health benefits are widely studied and well known. Perhaps the best studied of all fatty acids, Omega 3s, have been proven to reduce...

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To say patella subluxation and dislocation are no fun, is the understatement of the century. Sadly, patella instability is very prevalent and the condition often necessitates use of a stabilizing brace. There are many excellent options out there, but for lateral instability the DonJoy Lateral J Patella is hard to beat. This knee brace has a J-shaped buttress on the lateral side of the patella opening. This buttress serves to prevent patella movement and it does so quite comfortably. This brace, once sized correctly, fits extremely well and I love that it comes in Drytex and neoprene options. I've used the Drytex brace,...

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One of the first things you hear after knee surgery is R.I.C.E: rest, ice, compression and elevation. The R.I.C.E protocol is an excellent way to manage post-op swelling and hasten recovery. Cold therapy (also known as cryotherapy) reduces inflammation and pain, by applying cooling, and in some cases compression, to the affected area. A cold therapy machine is the best way to achieve this, far superior to using ice packs, and one of these machines is a post-op must have. If you're considering purchasing one of these, first consult your physician or primary healthcare provider and seek appropriate advice and supervision prior to...

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