FAQ

 

Plantar Fasciitis - Foot/Ankle Compression Sleeves 

   

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Q. My Sleeve is difficult to get on at first? Did I get the wrong size? Is this normal?
A. Forget everything you know about normal socks. Your brand new Plantar Fasciitis Sleeves have been stitched by the world class Germany MERZ stitching machine, using the Best Nylon / Lycra Fabrics. Your Sleeve will adjust, expand, and move to the curves of your feet, without losing its important fascia compression (noticeable on lower grade sleeves). The compression levels even remain after multiple machine washes! It is important to give your sleeves 3-5 days of interval use in order to truly achieve the benefits.

Best method for putting your New Plantar sleeves on:
1. Scrunch up the Sleeve
2. Put your Toes Through
3. Slowly Bring the Sleeve up towards Heel
4. Make Sure the Heel Sits Properly in Heel Cup
5. Roll remainder up the Ankle

Q. Should the Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve be worn over or under my sock?
A. To receive maximum benefit from the compression sleeve support, we recommend wearing this product underneath your sock.

Q. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
A. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Q. Who is the Physix Gear Plantar Fasciitis Compression Sleeve for?
A.
The Physix Gear Foot Sleeves are made for anyone who suffers from foot pain associated with inflammation, fatigue, and poor circulation. May also be used for general sports & movement support.

Q. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
A.
Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and dance aerobics — can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
Faulty foot mechanics. Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can adversely affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and put added stress on the plantar fascia. Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia. Occupations that keep you on your feet. Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage their plantar fascia.


Q. When should I wear my Physix Gear Foot Sleeves?
A. You can wear your Physix Gear Foot Sleeves anytime you will be doing any prolonged standing, sitting, or high impact athletic activities. Before, during, after, perfect for everyday use!
The Physix Gear Foot Sleeves are also perfect for travel as they help to improve circulation in your legs and feet to prevent blood pooling in your lower extremities.

Q. I only have the pain when I first get up in the morning, can I wear these at night?
A. YES! Any time there is prolonged inactivity for your plantar fascia, it can become stiff and inflexible. Foot Sleeves can help to maintain circulation, and help align your foot to prevent and relieve morning foot pain.

Q. Can you go running while wearing these?
A. Yes! Running, Basketball, Tennis, excellent for any sport by offering circulation and foot alignment.

Compression Socks

   

PURCHASE COMPRESSION SOCKS HERE

Q. What are the Best Washing Instructions for my New Compression Socks?

A. “Extended Life Care” Laundering

• Hand Wash Recommended (Machine Wash Ok)
• Warm Water
• Mild Soap or Detergent
• Air Dry Recommended (Tumble Dry OK)
• Do Not Bleach
• Do Not iron
• Do Not dry clean

Q. When should I wear my Compression Socks?
A. Your Compression Socks can be worn before activity to activate muscles, and during activity to improve performance.

Q. How long can these Socks be worn at a time?
A. Our product can safely and comfortably be worn for multiple hours at a time. However, if for any reason you do feel discomfort or experience negative effects from wearing our Compression Socks, please remove them immediately.

Q.Who Wears Compression Socks?
A. Pregnant Moms to be, Clients with Varicose Veins Syndrome, Anyone On their Feet All day, and Athletes around the world wear from cycling, to running, to basketball. The advantages to lower leg enhanced blood circulation are endless.

Q. How often do I need to replace my Compressions Socks?
A. The life of the product depends on usage. Just like a pair of running shoes, the life of Compression Socks varies with the amount of miles you put on them. Based on typical usage, you should expect them to last about 6-8 months. It’s recommended that if it has been 6 months since your last pair of new Compression Socks, you order a new pair to ensure you are receiving the optimal amount of compression.

Q. What is the Best way to put on?

1. Scrunch up the Socks
2. Put your toes through to the end
3. Slowly bring the Socks up towards the ankle and over heel
4. Now Roll up to just below the Knee Cap

Q. Your products do not feel as tight as I thought they would. Am I getting enough compression?
A. In the world of compression, more is not necessarily better. Too much compression can restrict blood flow, having adverse effects. Realizing this, Physix Gear Sport has created our Apparel with 80% Nylon 20% Spandex with the optimal amount of compression to serve the needs of athletes. Even though you may not feel it, our products are working to ensure you perform at your best and recover quickly.

 

 

Calf Compression Sleeves

 

Q. When should I wear my Calf Compression Sleeves?
A. Your Calf Compression Sleeves can be worn before activity to activate muscles, and during activity to improve performance.

Q. How long can these Sleeves be worn at a time?
A. Our product can safely and comfortably be worn for multiple hours at a time. However, if for any reason you do feel discomfort or experience negative effects from wearing our Calf Compression Sleeve, please remove them immediately.

Q. Who wears Calf Compression Sleeves?
A. Athletes around the world wear Calf Compressions Sleeves -- from cycling to running, to basketball. Calf Compression Sleeves are seen across a number of sports.

Q. How often do I need to replace my Calf Compressions Sleeves?
A. The life of the product depends on usage. Just like a pair of running shoes, the life of Calf Compression sleeves varies with the amount of miles you put on them. Based on typical usage, you should expect them to last about 6-8 months. It’s recommended that if it has been 6 months since your last pair of new leg sleeves, you order a new pair to ensure you are receiving the optimal amount of compression.

Q. What are limitations of Physix Gear Compression Calf Sleeves and when should I wear them?
A. We do not recommend that you “recover” in calf sleeves (ie. keep on for extended amount of time after run) – while wearing the calf sleeves during periods of inactivity, the blood can begin to pool in your feet. This is especially true on a long flight – never wear sleeves on an airplane!

FOOTLESS CALF SLEEVE RULES:

  1. WEAR WHILE ACTIVE
  2. NEVER WEAR ON A PLANE

 What is the Best way to put on?

  1. Scrunch up the sleeve
  2. Put your toes through
  3. Slowly bring the sleeve up towards the ankle and over heel
  4. Now Roll up to just below the Knee Cap

Q. Your products do not feel as tight as I thought they would. Am I getting enough compression?
A. In the world of compression, more is not necessarily better. Too much compression can restrict blood flow, having adverse effects. Realizing this, Physix Gear Sport has created our Apparel with 80% Nylon 20% Spandex with the optimal amount of compression to serve the needs of athletes. Even though you may not feel it, our products are working to ensure you perform at your best and recover quickly.

 

 

 

Acupressure Massage Ball

Q. How will the Physix Gear Massage Ball Benefit Me?

A. When someone gives you a deep tissue massage, they use their palms/fingers/elbows to apply pressure to help relax tight muscles and make you feel better. Physix Gear Acupressure Lacrosse and Spiky Balls are hard/dense, and mimic this deep release massage using your own bodyweight.

 TIPS

  1. Begin with light pressure and short duration and progress as tolerated.
  2. Start with once a day and progress to 3 sessions a day.
  3. Breathe normally and try and relax the body part which is being massaged.
  4. Most exercises can be progressed from using a wall in a standing position, to laying down on the floor utilising the effect of gravity and body weight.
  5. If laying down, start by working on a soft surface and progress to harder surfaces.
  6. Don’t forget to hunt for the trigger points and try applying a firm sustained pressure to them.
  7. Consult with your therapist if unsure or if symptoms appear to be increasing

KINESIOLOGY TAPE


Q. How Long will my Physix KTape Stay on my Skin
A. Your tape can remain on for a number of days since it is water resistant, however we recommend that you keep it on for a maximum of 5 days. The length of time will vary depending on the area of application. For example, applying to the feet may only last 1-2 days (more wear and tear) whilst the postural area could last 5+ days.

Q. Who is Kinesiology Tape For?
A. Kinesiology Tape can be worn from children to the elderly.

Q. When should my Physix Kinesiology Tape be Used?
A. We recommend using Kinesiology Tape for Mild to moderate pain on movements or exercise, and to help improve any athletic functions.

 TIP

At least one hour before exercise, prep the skin. Clean and dry skin vigorously to completely remove lotion, dirt, oils or excess hair (rubbing alcohol works well).  If in humid climate, apply tape indoors to ensure moisture does not interfere with adhesive while it sets.  Clip excessive hair to 1/8” long for better adhesion.

 **Sensitive Skin**

May irritate very sensitive Skin. Be sure to test a small 1-inch patch of Ktape over the skin for first-time use on sensitive skin.

 

Round The Corners Top Tip

 In preparing your Kinesiology tape, rounding the corners has been rated #1 Top Tip.  Corners of the tape often become catching points on clothing, and other things which could affect the Kinesiology tape’s adhesiveness. Cutting the edges is a vital step in helping stop the tape from peeling off, and may give you an extra 2-3 days of usage!

MUSCLE ROLLER STICK

Q. Should I use this pre-workout or post workout?
A. Both! The Massage Therapy Stick works at breaking up and stretching the Tissue pre workout and excellent for post workout lactic acid & warm downs. The physical benefits are endless.

Q. How long should I roll over the Muscle to get best results?
A. A typical warm-up for healthy muscle tissue is about 20 progressively deeper passes over each muscle group (about 30 seconds per area).

TIPS

  • Keep muscles relaxed during rollout
  • It is not necessary to hurt the muscle in order to help the muscle (Important)
  • Most effective when used before, during and after periods of activity.
  • Speed determines intensity. The more slowly you roll, the more intense the sensation.
  • Be patient and relaxed and practice some quality breathing when rolling, do not hold your breath!

 RESISTANCE LOOP BANDS SET

 

Q. WHAT CAN THESE RESISTANCE TRAINING BANDS DO FOR MY BODY AND FITNESS?
A. These bands cover a wide array of training variables: strength, strength endurance, power, stability, mobility, reactive ability of muscles and joints, flexibility, speed, agility. They can give you as little as 5 pounds of resistance up to 200 pounds when combined.


Q. HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
A. They are made with the toughest elastic on the market. We’ve designed our bands with TPR Latex Rubber - built tough, PLUS we include a lifetime warranty

Q. I want to regain strength in a previously injured area--will the exercise bands help me?
A. Yes! And They might also make you worse! "Rehab programs" need to be approved first by health care practitioners--preferably a physical therapist. 

TOP TIP for Fast Results

  • “Slow and steady wins the race!”  Try slowing down all your exercise movements by 75% the usual speed.  The workout becomes more intense with double the benefits!