Elastic Bandages: a Thing of the Past 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, […]
Biceps and Triceps Injury Management 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.
How Can a Compression Wrap Help with Arthritis? A Background on Arthritis
Which is Better for Me: a Knee Brace or a Knee Sleeve? 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 […]
Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Get Relief 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 […]
Happy New Year from the team at Body Helix! You’ve likely been bombarded recently with commercials and social media posts encouraging you to join the fitness bandwagon in the new year. Whether it’s a local gym advertisement or a blog post about healthy recipes – you have gotten the message: “New Year, New You!”
In a society that requires office workers to spend long hours in front of a computer, poor posture and shoulder alignment are becoming more and more common. Unfortunately, many of us who sit in front of the computer aren’t easily able to pay attention to our posture while focusing on our work.
Many back pain sufferers struggle with what’s causing their pain, not realizing that extensive sitting each day could be the main culprit. In fact, according to a 2012 study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, as many as 70% of people spend six or more hours sitting down each day. It’s likely that the excessive sedentary lifestyles that […]
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 […]
Wimbledon 2018 is coming to a close. As tennis players and avid fans, we love to watch the grand slam tournaments. The pomp, the circumstance, the prestige – all of it makes for great tennis. However, it’s becoming more and more difficult to watch how injuries are plaguing the professional players with each passing tournament.