Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is compression fabric?
A. High-quality compression fabric uses a unique process where thicker Lycra yarns are weaved with nylon. Picture Lycra yarn as rubber bands. The Lycra yarns provide the compression and yet the total fabric remains thin and comfortable.
Q. What is compression apparel?
A. Compression apparel is available in many types of under and outer wear garments. Shorts, shirts, socks, joint supports are some examples of compression items. Compression shorts, for example, support the large muscle groups for the upper legs and stomach and help hold the muscle groups in proper alignment during physical activity.
Q. Why should walkers wear compression apparel?
A. Compression supports have been used in the medical profession for many years to promote improved blood flow. In walking, compression apparel reduces muscle vibration, a significant factor in muscle fatigue. Walking longer distances with less muscle fatigue promotes heart health. It is extremely important to choose a fabric that gives adequate compression.
Q. What compression apparel should a walker wear?
A. A walker should definitely wear compression shorts under their outer garment. Second, a walker should wear a graduated compression sock with a high-quality walking shoe. For joint pain, Nano technology is helpful. A walker should consider wearing a Non support compression sleeve on the painful joint.
Q. Why are compression socks important?
A. Compression socks help support the foot and lower leg while improving moisture management in the area. Over-the-calf models also reduce muscle vibration, which tends to reduce muscle fatigue.
Q. How can compression benefit sore joints, such as knees, elbows and ankles?
A. Many runners and walkers experience joint pain from time to time as they get older. The new Nano technology in compression, using negative ion and far infrared rays, improves circulation, reduces swelling and stimulates an increase in new blood cells according to American Medical Association testing. Nano technology also increases the body’s tolerance to stress.
Q. Are these garments helpful for all activities?
A. Yes, absolutely. Football athletes used compression first, followed by men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, track, volleyball, softball, lacrosse and running. Today, anyone running or walking for exercise will benefit from compression apparel. As well as golfers, tennis players and those who workout in gyms.
Q. How does compression apparel differ from moisture management retail apparel?
A. Moisture management fabrics are designed to wick moisture away from the body, which has nothing to do with compression.