Types of Compression Garments + Common Uses
Benefits of Wearing Compression Garments
- Increased blood flow to impacted body regions by holding muscles in place. Constriction of the affected muscle is thought to potentially increase blood flow to the area in question and surrounding tissues. Such an occurrence is believed to help athletes maintain or gain an increased level of strength when performing physical endeavors.
- Reduced muscle fatigue caused by constriction and increased blood supply. It is believed that constricted body regions are less likely to suffer fatigue and will therefore be less susceptible to sustaining injuries such as strains and be more equipped to recover from incidents of soreness.
- Improved oxygen flow and circulation to affected muscles as a result of increased blood flow.
- Maintaining warmth and body temperature, even in the presence of perspiration and when engaging in exercise in cold, windy or rainy conditions.
- A tight fit that provides comfort and prevents clothing slippages, which can interfere with an athlete working out or in competition and, in severe cases, might cause freak accidents.
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.