When I feel a tinge of pain during my engagement in taxing pursuits of physical prowess, such as owning the squash court and attending Zumba classes, I calmly remove myself from the action--no matter how many feisty Latinas heckle me for it--and apply a Hyperice compression and ice therapy wrap to promote injury recovery. I don't mess with these things. Not since my broken big toe and the epiphanous medical advice I once received from hip hop artist and all-around sage, Drake:
Last name ever
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Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothing to play with
A sprained ankle: nothing to play with. That goes for a twisted knee, a tweaked back, and a pulled hamstring as well. Now I don't know if Drake is familiar with the Hyperice treatment system, but I'm sure if he were, he would be an advocate. Probably he would incorporate it into his next hit rap song. Hyperice therapy transcends traditional ice-and-wrap methods with its fully integrated reusable ice cell, surrounding compression material, and release valve that removes air from the ice cell to further enhance "the squeeze". Formerly reserved for professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes, Hyperice wraps are now available to those of us who hurt ourselves just as badly and just as often pretending we are professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes.
Hyperice wraps are designed with multidirectional straps and tension layers to deliver optimal compression to specific body parts. Different Hyperice models explicitly suit knees, shoulders, arms, and backs. The system is suggested for both the prevention and relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation from maladies such as:
- Knee: strains/sprains; ACL/MCL/meniscus strains or tears; patella tendonitis (jumper's knee); iliotibial band friction (runner's knee).
- Shoulder: rotator cuff tendonitis/tears; AC joint pain; strained tendons; bursitis; shoulder impingements; overuse.
- Back: spasms; overuse; strain; arthritis; SI joint pain; sciatica.
- Leg: high or low ankle sprains; shin splints; plantar fasciitis; bruising; achilles strain/tendonitis; calf strains.
- Arm: elbow tendonitis (tennis elbow); wrist sprains; bruising.
Hyperice sizes range from Utility ($79.99), recommended for lower leg and arm application, to Back ($119.99), with Shoulder and Knee (both $99.99) options in between. Pimped by NBA star Blake Griffen and a bunch of smokin' hot, ripped girls.