Category Archives: Injury Prevention

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, tendons, and/or muscles. For years, many people have […]

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 that you discuss with your doctor the type of knee brace that would […]

The Most Common Injuries in Pickleball and How to Manage Them

“You can’t get hurt during pickleball, can you?” Of course you can! While its popularity in recreation has risen due to the slower, lower-intensity nature, any regular pickleball player knows it can get challenging in the heat of the moment. According the the USA Pickleball Association, pretty much every joint from shoulder down can be […]

Recovery and the Aging Process: Tips on How to Stay Active as You Get Older

Getting older is unavoidable. We all come face-to-face with the annoying effects of aging eventually. One of those downsides is slower, less efficient recovery from exercise or stress. If you’re getting older, you’ve definitely felt it. Some things just don’t work like they used to. The good news? You can do something about it.

Tips for avoiding injury in young athletes

If your kid plays an organized sport, odds are they’re either a) running around between 15 different sports/activities or b) so busy with the demands of one they might as well be a professional athlete. Therefore, your children spend their time in sports overtraining, and then they go to school and sit for hours, tightening […]

We Advocate for Change.

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. 

Top 3 Things You Should Do Every Week to Avoid Injuries

We are excited to partner with Elite Physical Therapy to provide you with performance tips, workout ideas, and rehabilitation suggestions to help you perform at your absolute best throughout your training and activities. In today’s post, Kelly Floyd, owner and Physical Therapist at Elite Physical Therapy, discusses the top three things you should do each […]

A Physician’s Personal Review of the Adjustable Knee Helix

Dr. Karl Fields, UNC professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cone Health Systems, discusses his own experiences with the adjustable knee helix compression wrap. In this short video, Dr. Fields also talks about his patients’ experiences and their love of the compression sleeve. (Full transcript below).

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