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Compression Knee Helix Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Thomas Parker, MD
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Aside from keeping the knee warm, what are the benefits of compression
There are several studies showing the benefit of compression or support for ankle injuries that comes from improved proprioception.  Several studies have shown increased proprioception is afforded by some type of compression.  Many have found reduced pain as an added benefit of the warmth compression provides.

What is the difference between the Adjustable Knee Helix and the closed Full Knee Helix?

The Adjustable Knee Helix (seen below) has an opening for the patella so that there is not posterior pressure on the patella and it has Velcro tabs so that you can adjust the compression from slight to moderate. The Full Knee Helix does not have the patellar window and is a full sleeve that slides on and provides uniform compression to the entire knee and surrounding areas.  adjustable_knee 

You suggest keeping the wrap on for 1-2 hours after play. How do you ice, shower, hot tub?

There is no particular reason the Helix could not be removed immediately.  I personally wear the Elbow Helix for elbow pain while playing and take it off when I leave the court, laundering shortly after. Remember all our products are machine washable.

Your return and/or exchange policy states that the product must be returned new within 7 days. If conditions occur that prevent a player from testing your product, such as rain in that 7 day period, what then?

We are glad to accept returns up to 30 days as long as the product is in “Like new” condition. You can find our complete return policy here.  We encourage you to try the product and welcome feedback.

Thomas Parker, MD

Thomas Parker, MD

About the Author: Thomas E. Parker, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Body Helix, is a retired physician, with a practice specialty of Internal Medicine. He attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Parker received the distinction of “Top Doctor” in Charlotte Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2008, Parker became involved in Body Helix as a founding member and Chief Science Officer with the responsibility of overseeing product development, safety and guiding marketing materials to reflect scientifically accurate claims.

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