About Compression Athletic Tights – ZeroPoint Compression

In today’s blog, we are going to talk specifically about compression athletic tights. As you probably know, compression gear comes in several different styles and types. Some can be very specific to a particular sport or action. Compression Athletic tights actually can help in several different situations — everything from sports performance to medical issues.

Compression support tights, also known as athletic tights can be used by men and women alike. They also serve several different purposes and come in different styles.

You will find that some of these stockings are a full tight that comes all the way up to your waist. Others fit on the leg from your ankle to the knee, or simply as a sock, from the entire foot to the knee.

Running/Sports Support

Compression athletic tights are often used to increase performance during athletic activities — whether professional or recreational. You have probably seen all sorts of athletes wearing compression gear, from pro footballers to your neighborhood gym buddy.

Compression gear is said to support major muscle groups to allow more efficient functioning. Recovery is faster for those who wear compression as well. Compression tights are usually made with a combination of materials that can include Lycra, Spandex and other similar fabrics.

Athletic tights can also help with sports performance by:

  • Reducing muscle vibration
  • Decrease recovery time
  • Enhancing mental performance
  • Reducing muscle fatigue
  • Increase oxygenation to the body
  • Keeping your body warmer

Preventing/Treating Vein Disease

Compression garments first got their start with those suffering from vein issues, usually varicose veins. We all remember that rubber-like hosiery usually worn by the older generation. While compression is still used to alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins, you can now wear compression wear that is far more attractive.

Additionally, compression tights and other similar garments are used to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis, which is a condition where a blood clot develops in a deep vein in the body (usually the legs). DVT can become very painful. Compression tights can help alleviate the symptoms by applying pressure along with increased blood circulation. With better circulation, there is less chance that a clot can develop.

Support During Pregnancy

Common complaints from women who are pregnant include swollen, achy and tired feet. Additionally, the added weight from the growing baby can cause issues such as varicose veins, circulation problems, edema (swelling), and pain.

Wearing compression tights can help alleviate some of these symptoms because they will increase circulation and support of the veins. Of course, you should consult your physician before wearing compression during your pregnancy.

If you have specific questions or just want some general advice about athletic tights or compression gear, you can always contact one of our knowledgeable team members at ZeroPoint Compression. We can help you find and select the best compression gear for your individual needs and style.


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