5 Reasons to Wear Compression

Posted by Shannon on May 10th 2022

MAY 16, 2022

5 Reasons to Wear Compression Garments

Don't know if you should wear compression garments? Learn about the benefits of why they might be right for you.

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Compression garments have long been known as being beneficial for people who struggle with symptoms of venous disorders and sensory processing issues. However, these types of clothing can also help you address a wide range of other problems that arise during the course of a normal day. Whether you have worn tights or socks in the past or are ready to add something new to your wardrobe, knowing about these benefits of wearing compression garments helps you get the most out of your clothing choices.

1. Feel an Instant Sense of Comfort

Fashion is important, but you should always feel comfortable in the clothing that you wear. For many people, the gentle pressure that compression garments place on the skin provide a sense of comfort that soothes stress. A majority of compression wear is also designed with features such as no seams so that you always feel amazing in your favorite styles.

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2. Improve Post-Workout Recovery

Compression garments such as leggings and armbands have long held a place in sports. While some people simply enjoy the increased range of motion that these garments provide compared to other types of clothing, many athletes also prefer compression gear for the benefits that it provides for their post-workout recovery. Recent studies have shown that compression wear reduces the vibrations experienced by muscles during extreme physical activity, which can help to ease muscle fatigue and soreness that often follows a workout.

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3. Add an Extra Layer of Warmth

Layering your clothing is the optimal way to fend off frigid temperatures during cooler weather. However, you may find that normal tights and undershirts add bulk to your frame that is uncomfortable and unattractive. Since compression garments are often made for you to wear under your regular clothing, you’ll find that the thinner fabric keeps the warmth closer to your skin without adding unnecessary bulk that makes movement difficult.

Woman running in cold weather, woman running in mountains

4. Create a Smooth Silhouette

Over the years, it’s normal to develop a few lumps and bumps in your figure, especially after pregnancy or weight loss. While these are all-natural parts of reaching a certain level of maturity, the truth is that you may lack confidence about wearing your favorite outfits because of how you look in the mirror. Compression hosiery and tights help to smooth out those minor imperfections in your legs and tummy so that you always look your best.

5. Enhance Your Personal Style

In the past, people shopping for compression garments were limited to neutral shades such as skin tones and white that were not always appealing. Now, designers have caught on to the fact that people love to experiment with different patterns and colors that enhance their appearance. Companies like Therafirm offer a wide range of lengths, compression levels, and styles in a variety of core-spun patterns. They were even Dr. Schoene's September product of the month! Whether you love sheer tights in the season’s most popular colors to wear under your dresses or can never have enough striped socks, you’ll find that your new compression wear actually enhances your wardrobe.

Man standing, happy man wearing Therafirm patterned socks

Your clothing choices are personal, and you should always feel as good as you look. As you explore the different types of compression garments that are available, be sure to keep your comfort and style in mind so that every new addition to your wardrobe helps you improve your happiness.


CONTRAINDICATIONS: Compression products should not be worn and are contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions: Severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infections, acute dermatitis, wet dermatosis, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, skin irritations, allergies to dyes.

This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

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