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Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis, Ankle/Foot

Ice or Heat? Which is Right for My Injury?

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

 Physicians sometimes recommend ice for injuries and at other times tell you to keep an injury warm.  How do you know what is the right treatment for you?  “It is important to first pay attention to observations that you have made about your own injuries in order to make some sense of it,” says Body Helix CEO, Thomas Parker, MD. “These observations can direct your own injury management.”  [...]

Tennis

Offering Custom Products

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

"As a petite adult tennis player, it is very challenging to find quality products to support various body parts prone to injury so I was delighted when my physical therapist recommended BodyHelix. I had the opportunity to go directly to the site to have a custom fitting. Krystal and Sara were absolutely delightful and helpful to work with. After trying on an elbow and knee sleeve, I was sold! They are working with me to customize an elbow sleeve to fit and are having it shipped to me immediately. I will tell all of my tennis friends especially the ones over 40 who are always nursing injuries and trying to stay healthy on the courts so we can continue to enjoy playing for many many years!" KP How did she get a custom fitting, you ask? Our manufacturing plant is located in Greensboro, NC. We take pride in crafting the very best compression sleeves on the market. At Body Helix we understand that visiting our manufacturing plant is not an option for most of you, that’s why we’ve made it simple to choose the right size when ordering. Just click on the drop down box after you have measured your elbow, knee, etc. Thanks KP, we are delighted to hear how impressed you are with our products! [...]

Knee

Runners Need Knee Support

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Endurance athletes are no strangers to overuse injuries. These can include stress fractures and shin splints or other injuries that may involve the muscles of the hip, thigh, and leg. Today, though, we want to focus our attention on the all-important knee.  The stress that runners put on their knees can unfortunately result in acute or chronic knee pain, which ultimately affects the life of a runner. [...]

Injury Management, Tennis, Elbow

How Do You Treat Tennis Elbow?

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

“Tennis elbow” is the common name for lateral epicondylitis and occurs when you have tendonitis -  swelling and pain of the tendon in your elbow. As the name implies, it affects tennis players frequently but can also affect anyone who plays sports or other activities that require tight gripping such as racquetball, fencing, or weight lifting. [...]

Injury Management

5 Tips for Athletes Who Are Sidelined Due to An Injury

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

If you’re an athlete who’s out of commission because of an injury, you may worry about maintaining your fitness level during the lost training time. The truth is, you likely will experience some loss of conditioning in your primary sport. Studies show muscle mass loss as much as 12% per week with strict bed rest. [...]

Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Thigh, Ankle/Foot

Major Differences Between Strains and Sprains

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Most anyone with an active lifestyle has likely suffered from a hamstring strain, calf strain, ankle sprain or some other type of strain and/or sprain injury at some point. It's important to understand your particular type of injury and its healing process so that ultimately, you can learn how best to support and accelerate the healing process. In this article, we will draw a distinction between strains and sprains, providing you with a better understanding of the medical terminology and the range of injuries that might occur. [...]

Family Steals Knee Helixes

Posted on March 09, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

"I really like your knee products. My family keeps stealing them." Thomas H This review says it all. This review was by Thomas who has ordered three of our knee sleeves because he found them beneficial and obviously so did his children. Good thing he ordered three! As any parent knows, children frequently help themselves to whatever seems to be in their best interests. I suspect that Thomas is a proud parent of an athletic family who took our compression products and gladly shared with his own family. Or he could have a family member who found comfort in the management of arthritis pain with our products. In either case, this humorous review is just another testimony to the benefit of our products. [...]

Tennis, Thigh

Body Helix for Tennis Players

Posted on March 02, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

You know the drill, though, even if you are injured - you push on and you keep playing. You play through your elbow or knee pain to finish your match and make it to the next round. You likely follow the traditional RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) that has been recommended by physicians for years for injury management. Sure, you might take a few days off to rest when your hamstring is acting up again, but you’re constantly thinking in the back of your mind – when can I get back out on that court? Remember the “Compression” part of the RICE method mentioned above? There is truth in that component of treating injuries and Body Helix products might just be the answer you are looking for to get you back on the court stronger and sooner than ever before. [...]

Knee, Tennis

Thoughts on Body Helix from 17-time Grand Slam Winner

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Mark Woodforde, nationally ranked tennis player and 17-time grand slam champion, raves about Body Helix Compression  after he sustained a thigh injury. Mark took it upon himself to shoot us a raving review of the full thigh compression sleeve. Below are his thoughts on the product. If you’re a Grand Slam winner or Grand Slam dreamer, take advantage of the benefit of compression for injury management. "I’m still prone to pull my hamstring or groin when playing. Body Helix provides enough support for tight & tired areas. And most of all a mental edge to play through those tight moments!" -Mark Woodforde   [...]

Knee

Customer Service Review

Posted on January 07, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

We made a mistake and sent the wrong product to Norman Gordon.  Mr. Gordon contacted us. Although we wish we had not made the mistake, we were delighted to receive the following note:  [...]