Did you do a double-take on the title of this post? I know it sounds crazy, but there are benefits to injuries. Stick with me here…
Body Helix all began because I strained a hamstring and it wasn’t getting any better. After playing for months with the constant pain, I was fed up! I had tried everything on the market and came to one simple conclusion: None of these companies cared about me or my pain! They were all using the […]
1. COMPRESSION WORKS Research shows a drastic decrease in pain sensation when compression is applied to injuries. Additionally, compression is a key component of the RICE method, which has been an effective method for treating injuries for over forty years.
I go through books like most people go through coffee. Therefore, if you have been following along with my other blog posts, you will likely see a lot of references to my reading. Right now, though, I want to share a few of my “Fuel for the Mind” reads that I think can help you with […]
This video is an “oldie but goodie.” Several years ago, I sat down with longtime friend, Brent Abel of Webtennis.com, about adjusting your practice targets so you become more consistent during matches.
I’m often asked what I do for training off the court. I wanted to share the following with you in hopes that you’ll consider working these into your weekly regime for fully optimized fitness.
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 […]
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 […]
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.