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Many people can benefit from wearing compression socks. Most don’t realize it. Compression socks are not exactly a clothing item you would think about, but perhaps you should. The healing properties behind compression garments need to come to the forefront of good health practices.
Hi, my name is Jake Owen. During the day I am a qualified Physiotherapist but at night, I like to create informative articles to help people make good choices when it comes to compression wear. As a Physiotherapist, I have worked with a many types of people (athletes, soon-to-be moms, and the elderly) and have come to know the ins and outs of compression wear along with the purposes, benefits and downfalls. If you have any questions at all, please let me know and I'll do my best to help you.
There are many different types of compression sleeves available and they all have different benefits and target different muscle/health groups. The many compressions sleeves available are; arm compression sleeve, knee compression sleeve, ankle compression sleeve, calf compression sleeve and thigh compression sleeve.
Compression shorts come in all different colours, lengths and sizes. Compression shorts are use to help keep your muscles tight and warm which helps to keep them from getting fatigue. They also help with post recovery after physical activities.
Compression shirts can come in 3 different lengths; long sleeve, short sleeve and cut off sleeves. These have become very popular and a must have when going to the gym. Compression shirts help to keep your upper body muscles from getting tired and helps with post workout recovery.
Compression socks have many different purposes from workouts, to medical conditions to pregnancy. People who work out like to use compression socks because they help t prevent their legs from getting tired. Compression socks can also help with medical conditions such as varicose 'spider' veins, blood clots, post surgery, circulation problems and leg injuries.
Compression pants are mostly worn by athletes or people who like to workout. You see a lot of professional athletes such as NBA players, NHL players and FIFA players wear there these a lot. Due to the amount of running and strain on their legs in a game, the pants help to keep them from getting tired and helps them recover quicker after, which prevents injuries when playing a lot of games in such a short period of time.