The good people at Body Helix reached out to me and asked if I’d like to trial one of their products.  I run about 25-30 miles a week and suffer from shin splints from time to time, so I decided to try their Full Calf Helix to ease my pain.


Appearance: B-

Quality: A

Comfort: A

Price/Value: B

Overall: B+

The Full Calf Helix form Body Helix gave me the compression and comfort I’d expect from a high-quality product.  It didn’t slip whether I was agility training or running 6 miles.  The pain in my shin subsided while wearing the Full Calf Helix, and I felt great post-workout, too.

My main knocks on the product are the appearance and price.  The logo is pretty feminine looking, and at $45, the Full Calf Helix is pricier than other options I’ve used.  Bottom-line, though, the Full Calf Helix from Body Helix gets the job done.  I’ll wear a Hello Kitty sleeve on my leg if it means I’m going to be pain-free after an hour on the treadmill.

Body Helix offers several other products, which are made with high-quality materials and do what they’re supposed to.  If they’re not out of your price range and other products have failed you, give them a try.  You can browse the items on their website here:


From the makers of the Body Helix Full Calf Helix:

Product Uses

The Full Calf Helix offers the most comfortable compression for calf muscle pain (including strained calf muscles and minor Achilles injuries), shin splints treatment and prevention, and anterior leg pain related to muscle and tendon injuries.

If used correctly, the Full Calf Helix effectively reduces muscle oscillation during exercise.  In addition, it provides uniform support to the strong tendons and calf muscles during activity, recovery, and injury treatment.

The Full Calf Helix provides medical-grade compression for lower leg and calf muscle pain, making it more effective then* (should say “than”, fix it on your site, Body Helix!) compression sleeves and socks for shin splint treatment, calf strains, and Achilles tendonitis.

The Full Calf Helix utilizes Form Fit Technology and is made from our Super Stretch or Cool Stretch material.  It provides a full range of motion while remaining anchored to the skin and firmly in place.  The product will not absorb excess water, bacteria, or odors, and it can be washed after every wear.



From the front and back, the Body Helix Full Calf Helix looks like any other compression sleeve.  It’s longer than most other sleeves I’ve used, which is nice, because the pain in my shin generally radiates from a few inches above my ankle to a few inches below my knee.  No, my leg isn’t broken, and no, I don’t have a hairline fracture.  I’ve been dealing with issues like this since I was 16 due to the amount of running I do on a general basis.  It sucks, but ice, rest, and products like the Full Calf Helix help me get through it.


Take your eyes off my dope running shoes for a second and take a look at the logo from the side view of the Full Calf Helix.  I took this photo in the mirror, so it’s reversed, but look at the metallic gold sheen and the font that “Body Helix” is written in.  It just screams “this product is for women”.  I understand they want to get their name out there, so I have no qualms about the size of the logo, but the font needs to change if they want to appeal to more than women (or those who identify as women, I’m not even sure what’s PC anymore these days).  One of the guys at the gym jokingly asked me if I borrowed it from my wife.  I told him no, I borrowed it from his wife.  The jokes about the Body Helix ended there.

I tried several different forms of exercise to put the Body Helix Full Calf Helix to the test.  I did sprints, calisthenics, weight training, and long distance running.  The Full Calf Helix stayed in place throughout all of them.  This product is extremely comfortable and well made.  It held true to its size after multiple workouts, and didn’t stretch out like some lower quality products would.  I’ve also ran it through the wash a few times, it’s as good as new.

If you have an ailment, Body Helix likely has a product for you.  Their catalog of products includes Helixes for the back, knee, arm, wrist, elbow, calf, ankle, and thigh.  I don’t think you could possibly hurt anything else on your body that would require some sort of support but if you figure out a way to do that I’m sure Body Helix would hook you up with something to help ease the pain.  If you’ve tried other products that have failed, give Body Helix a go.  You won’t regret it.