Compex Back Recovery

How to Use Compex for Recovery

To perform your best, you need to recover the best.

Many think recovery is to rest your muscles. Rest takes time, valuable time that many athletes—newbie or experienced—don’t have.

However, there is a solution to speed up recovery time: Compex Muscle Stimulation. A Compex Muscle Stimulation device offers recovery programs that can flush out lactic acid in 6.5 minutes, which prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). It also delivers fresh oxygen to the muscles, preventing aches and pains. Continue reading →

Your Ankles Always Hurt – Tips to Beat Chronic Ankle Instability

You can fight through nagging quad aches or shoulder discomfort, but chronic foot and ankle pain can throw a wrench into your whole routine.

Your feet and ankles are your tools to get you from one point to another. You’re constantly on your feet, whether you’re walking around the office or running on a track. Your feet and ankles are the foundation to your daily activities.

Your feet and ankles are tough; they can hold a great deal of weight and handle various movement. But when overworked, over trained or neglected, they’ll begin to hurt. If left ignored, you’ll begin to deal with chronic ankle instabilities. Continue reading →

Never Tape Again: DonJoy Performance Launches POD, Revolutionary Ankle Support for Athletes

Pod Ankle for Soccer
No more taping to protect your ankle. Choose ankle bracing that prevents your ankle from rolling over tape. Taping is inefficient, time consuming, and wasteful. Today, DonJoy Performance releases a new “Protection On Demand” ankle brace that features patent-pending technology to prevent ankle rolls and sprains without limiting range of motion:  POD Ankle Brace.

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What to Do About an Ankle Injury that Affects Your Day to Day

Ankle injuries can happen to anyone, not just athletes. You can twist your ankle walking on an uneven surface or simply by not wearing proper footwear. If you’ve twisted, rolled, or sprained your ankle, you’re already aware of the first symptom: pain. Depending on the severity of the injury, you probably experienced some pain right away. Regardless of the type of injury, however, you can expect that it will impact your day-to-day functioning, but just how much? Here’s how you can be prepared so you can care for your injury, return to activity, and prevent future injuries.

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Facts About Plantar Fasciitis

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. That’s 52 bones in your feet, which make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.

Since a quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet, when a great deal of force, weight and pressure are placed on them, your chance of injury increases.

In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.

• About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, will experience plantars.
• Ten percent of runners will suffer from it.
• Fourteen percent reported improved symptoms simply from changing their shoes.

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