The X-Fit Ankle Helix compression sleeve unburdens tendons injured from overuse, provides uniform support for ankle sprains, and provides warmth to arthritic ankle joints.
The X-Fit Ankle Helix provides compression in an “X” or figure “8” pattern design that fits comfortably inside your shoe and provides support to your injured ankle ligaments. It also takes pressure off sensitive ankle tendons which may have been injured from overuse or acute strains. It is the product of choice for those who want support for the ankle joint itself with as little material in their shoe as possible.
This Helix is an indispensable product for your “toolbox” if you have ever suffered from an ankle strain or sprain, since wearing ankle compression post-injury has been shown through research to reduce re-injuries through increased proprioception – your bodies ability to know where it is in space.
For those suffering from Achilles Tendonitis that is concentrated in the lowest portion of the tendon or from mild plantar fasciitis, the X-Fit Ankle Helix can provide warmth and support to your connective tissue, making it slightly more pliable and easing the pain associated with movement.
If you have arthritis of the ankle joint, this is a comfortable, easy-to-use product to help manage your pain.
The X-Fit Ankle Helix provides support in an “X” or figure “8” pattern, covering the areas that are most often associated with a ligament sprain or tendon strain of the ankle joint. It is the preferred product for those who want as little material in their shoe as possible.
The Full Ankle Helix is a sock-like sleeve with slips over your foot and ankle, covering the entirety of your ankle joint as well as the arch of your foot and much of your Achilles tendon. It is the preferred product for those who have plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or swelling of the ankle
Please measure the circumference of your ankle, from your heel diagonally crossing the front of your ankle where it bends and going around and back to your heel. See the diagram for a picture. Please do not measure your lower leg. Please do not order based on shoe size.
Which size should I order if I am in between sizes?
In general, leaner athletes prefer the smaller size. All others prefer the larger size.
I bought this for my 19 years old daughter when she plays tennis. Her foot is slightly pronated and playing on hard courts will strain her feet. The first time she wore them she felt support that she had not experienced before. Now she wears them to the gym and just about everywhere. They are thin and comfortable enough to wear with her "cute" shoes too. I'm getting her a second pair.
I've been using Body Helix products for my ankles for a few years now. They were especially helpful in helping me manage pain as I recovered from some bad ankle injuries a few years ago. I thought I had fully recovered but after recently taking up running, some of my ankle soreness returned.
I ordered a new ankle support (since I'd lost my previous one) and voila! The pain was immediately better after subsequent runs. The difference is immediately noticeable.
One issue I do have sometimes is due to having a broad foot, the tightness of the product can cause some discomfort on the side of the foot during long runs. TBC - this is just discomfort (like having an extra thick sock) rather than pain. It's a bit annoying but definitely worth the tradeoff of being pain-free on my recovery days.
It also helps me feel a better not using a use-and-throw product like kinesio tapes.
The compression wrap holds my ankle perfectly. It swells, but is held so that no discomfort exists.
All our compression products have two options available: Max Compression and Ultra Light. What’s the difference?