You may be doing some quick (or even in-depth) research about the best compression gear for you and your individual situation. Today, we are going to look at top sports where compression sleeves widely used.
The most popular sleeves are a calf, elbow/arm, and knee sleeves. Let’s begin by examining the general benefits of wearing compression during your sports activities. These are general benefits that apply to most compression wear.
General benefits include:
- Increased blood flow/circulation — Compression wear was first designed to increase blood circulation to prevent and alleviate the symptoms of vein disease. Athletic compression gear will also increase blood circulation and provide higher levels of oxygenation.
- Reduce muscles oscillation — Compression gear can help can limit damage to the muscles, as well as preventing soreness by keeping the muscles in place.
- Muscle support —Provides pressure (compression) to assist in keeping muscles in their proper place, leading to fewer injuries. It can also energize the muscles.
- Faster recovery — Enhanced blood circulation and high blood oxygenation can help the body get rid of lactic build up to alleviate/prevent muscles soreness. This results in a quicker muscle recovery, as well as lowering the possibility of soreness post-workout.
- Increased proprioception — The “awareness” of your body in the space surrounding it is important to prevent injury, as well as improving stance, agility, posture, and stability during your sports activity.
Added Benefits of Knee Sleeves
Knee sleeves in addition to the above-referenced benefits can be provided added knee support and stabilization for those involved in sports that may increase stress on the knee. These include running and weightlifting, along with any sports that increase repetitive motion on the knees such as basketball.
Please note that compression knee sleeves are designed to protect the knee from possible future injury or damage. It should not be used in place of a knee brace, which provides a different type of protection and benefit. For instance, if you have an unstable knee, a brace is going to be a better choice. If you have questions about this differentiation, it is best to contact your physician.
Added Benefits of Arm Sleeves
Arm sleeves can be especially beneficial to those who may be engaged in sports such as trail running or other sports where you may be exposed to dirt and the possibility of scratches and other such injuries. For example, wearing a sleeve can prevent nail scratches that can often happen during basketball or other similar contact sports.
Added Benefits of Calf Sleeves
Calf sleeves, in addition to the sports benefit, can be very helpful for those who may be trying to alleviate or prevent blood clots in their legs. These sleeves can also help with the appearance of varicose veins. Additionally, many people who have to travel by air wear sleeves to prevent swelling and clots. They also work for people who have to stand or sit for lengthy periods; again to prevent clots and swelling.
If you want more information about the top sports where compression sleeves are widely used, simply contact one of our knowledgeable team members at ZeroPoint Compression.