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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. [...]

Knee, Youth

How Compression can Help Management of Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Despite being a mouthful to say, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a very common injury in young athletes. It’s incredibly painful to those who suffer from it, and many parents search for ways to help while keeping their kids in the game. If you’ve got a child with Osgood-Schlatter’s, take a look at what exactly it is and how compression can help. [...]

Knee, Youth, Ankle/Foot

How Sever’s Disease Affects Young Athletes

A disease with a name similar to “severe” might sound daunting, but Sever’s disease is a fairly common disorder caused by inflammation of growth plates in the foot. [...]

Knee, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

Studies and Testimonials Prove Compression Relieves Arthritis Pain

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with the most common type of arthritis being osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.  The numbers will continue to grow, according the Foundation, as the number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040 is more than 78 million. With this prevalence, what can be done for those millions that are affected?  Many self-manage their condition with medications, healthy diets, proper rest, and staying active.  Often though, as many of you know, exercise and activity proves difficult when one is in pain.  [...]

Knee, Hip, Back

Golf Series: Part Two - Back, Hip and Knee Injuries

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to statisticbrain.com, there are 29,000,000 golfers in the United States.  Over nine percent of the U.S. population plays golf. With numbers this high, it is of little surprise that we often get asked about compression gear for golfers and their injuries.  We recently published our first post in this two-part series: Golf Injury Series Part One: Elbow, Wrist, and Shoulder Injuries.  Today, we complete the series by diving deeper into back, hip, and knee injuries that are all to familiar to golfers of every level.    [...]

Knee, Youth

COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN IN CHILDREN AND ADOLSCENTS

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Erin Boynton, M.D.

Kids going through a rapid growth spurt are vulnerable to anterior knee pain. This is pain that occurs at the front of the knee and is often due to tendinitis, overload of the knee cap or stress of the growth plate where the patellar tendon inserts (often referred to as Osgood-Schlatter disease). This is often characterized by a painful bump just below the knee that is worse with activity and better with rest. Osgood-Schlatter disease most often occurs in adolescents during growth spurts, when bones, muscles, tendons, and other structures are changing rapidly. Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones and muscles, children who participate in athletics — especially running and jumping sports - are at an increased risk for this condition. However, less active adolescents may also experience this problem. [...]

Knee, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

Top Three Most Common Knee Injuries

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

Our knees take a beating. Whether you are walking, jogging, or just doing every day activities you are putting pressure on your knees. This revealing information is provided by Harvard Health Publications: [...]

Knee, Tennis

The knee sleeve that doesn't slip

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

"Testing a new knee brace from Body Helix. Gotta admit, it does a great job. Had some problems with lateral movement in my league match Saturday. No problems with the brace. Nice, solid product. Fits well and doesn't move during tennis." [...]

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.”  [...]

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. [...]

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