Compression garments have long been known for providing muscle and circulatory support. Doctors often prescribe compression garments to help treat varicose veins, to avoid dangerous clots and thrombosis, to avoid blood pooling in the extremities, and to treat low blood pressure. Some studies indicate athletes can run longer with less pain, and recover faster. Many athletes and celebrities swear by their compression sleeves- claiming they have more energy, their muscles work more efficiently, and they avoid injury while exercising.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Our compression garments may help
Compression garments are only effective when they are being worn and properly sized.
2 Born D.P., Sperlich B., Holmberg H.C., Bringing Light into the Dark: Effects of Compression Clothing on Performance and Recovery, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2013 Jan;8(1):4-18
3 Trenell M.I., Rooney K.B., Sue C.M,, Thompson C.H., Compression Garments and Recovery from Eccentric Exercise: A 31P-MRS Study, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2006) 5, 106-114, published March 2006
4 Duffield R, Edge J, Merrells R, Hawke E, Barnes M, Simcock D, Gill N., The Effects of Compression Garments on Intermittent Exercise Performance and Recovery on Consecutive Days, International Journal of Medicine and Sports Physiology and Performance, 2008, 3, 454-468
5 Driller M.W., Halson S.L., (2013), The effects of lower-body compression garments on recovery between exercise bouts in highly-trained cyclists, Journal of Science and Cycling, 1(2): 45-50
6 Kraemer W.J., Volek J.S., Bush J.A., Gotshalk L.A., Wagner P.R., Mazzetti S.A., Selle B.J., Influence of compression hosiery on physiological responses to standing fatigue in women, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2000) 2, 0195-9131/00/3211-1849/0, 1849-1858
7 Jakeman, J.R., C. Byrne, R.G. Eston. 2010. “Lower limb compression garment improves recovery from exercise- induced muscle damage in young, active females.” European Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(6):1137-44.