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Injury Management

IT Band Syndrome - Causes and Treatment

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) syndrome is one of two conditions with the nickname “runner’s knee”. The other, patellofemoral syndrome, also comes from overuse, so it’s easy to confuse the two. While patellofemoral syndrome results in discomfort around the knee cap, IT band syndrome causes pain on the outside of the knee. Combine certain muscular imbalances with the daily dedication of runners, and you can get lateral knee issues. IT band syndrome brings anywhere from mild irritation to extreme pain for some. But what exactly causes it, and what can you do about it? [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention

Elastic Bandages: a Thing of the Past

Posted on June 30, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

Many of us are familiar with the RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) method of treating an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain. The compression component of this method is intended to help reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as increase blood flow to the injured tissues, tendons, and/or muscles. For years, many people have simply grabbed the traditional Ace Bandage from the medicine cabinet. However, the advancement of fabric science technology through the years has made the good, old-fashioned Ace Bandage rather obsolete. Fortunately for athletes and patients alike, Body Helix is at the forefront of this fabric science movement and has much evidence to support why Body Helix wraps and sleeves are a more effective method than Ace Bandages in acute injury management. [...]

Biceps/Triceps

Biceps and Triceps Injury Management

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

Please Note: We are always careful not to give medical advice.  Please seek a medical evaluation for severe or prolonged pain from any cause. The following information applies to pain originating from the muscles and tendons of the arm, not the shoulder or forearm.  [...]

Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

How Can a Compression Wrap Help with Arthritis?

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

A Background on Arthritis [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention, Knee

Which is Better for Me: a Knee Brace or a Knee Sleeve?

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

We receive many questions about the various types of knee braces and knee supports that are available on the market today. There are several types of knee braces that provide a myriad of stability, support, and pain relief for individuals. We recommend that you discuss with your doctor the type of knee brace that would offer you the most benefit. In the meantime, though, we have put together some information to help educate you on the different types and various uses for knee braces and knee sleeves. [...]

Tennis, Shoulder

Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Get Relief

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Thomas Parker, MD

Thanks for telling us about your shoulder pain.  Stay tuned... you'll be getting more information via email on solutions to help your pain.  In the meantime, we thought you might find this blog article interesting... We are always careful not to give medical advice. Please seek a medical evaluation for prolonged or severe pain. [...]

Fred Robinson

3 Ways to Clear the Chatter in Your Mind

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Fred Robinson

In my last post on mental endurance, Three Ways to Improve Your Mental Endurance, we discussed: [...]

Nutrition, Fred Robinson

Fred's Fundamentals: Food and What It's Really Doing to Your Body

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Is our daily routine optimal for our health?  How long during the day do we feel good?  Are we consuming high-energy, efficient foods?  Our love of health allows us to be the best version of ourselves.  The thoughts, feelings, and beliefs we have initially drive everything in our bodies.  Then our nutrition, exercise routines, and other components all support this. [...]

Fred Robinson

3 Ways to Improve Your Mental Endurance

Posted on June 17, 2019 by Fred Robinson

After reading my first post on Mental Endurance and watching Roger Federer’s hitting session, you should have a quick glimpse at your attention span.  If you began wandering after 30 seconds, then roll up your sleeves because we have a lot of work to do!  [...]

Youth

Parents Corner: Interview with Shalon Morris

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Shalon Morris

Shalon Morris is a  busy mom of three children. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 16 years. They have 3 children, all who participate in sports - Daughter, Jansen (14) and sons Hudson (11) and Maximus (8). As a family, they enjoy camping and going to sporting events. As you'll read, gymnastics is a huge commitment but Shalon and Michael are here to support their oldest daughter and Body Helix Junior Brand Ambassador, Jansen, in her goal  of competing in college. [...]