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Typical compression clothing, in my experience, won't give you much direct performance benefit (running faster, lifting heavier etc). The reason I wear compression shirts/shorts are mainly for comfort and temperature control. If it's really cold out, compression heat clothes can help you stay warm and limber. And if it's really hot, long-sleeve compression ...


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It's not so much support for the tendons. One of the theories behind it is that it helps lift the skin away from the structures underneath it (microscopically) which allows a little more room for swelling, which in turn helps minimize pain. A second theory is that it acts much like rubbing an area does, which interrupts the pain signal to the brain. It is ...


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I've used compression socks in the past and personally found them very pleasant. One of the claimed advantages is that it restricts the swaying of your calf muscle which should help reduce the strain on your shins. But as Plankalk├╝l indicates there isn't any literature to support its effect on preventing injuries, but I found two blog posts (albeit rather ...


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I believe that compression clothing does serve a purpose, especially over longer distances and more strenuous activities. Runners many times will wear compression calf covers or compression forearm covers. This can help to prevent swelling in the muscles, keep you cooler or warmer depending on the conditions and material, and also protects your skin from ...


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I was diagnosed w/ posterior tibial tendonopathy by physician at running clinic at major university. He sent me to their PT to learn how to tape the ankle. For 3 mos, I applied tape as directed and did the core strengthening exercises that he prescribed, as well as ran in place learning to acquire a new running technique in which I would strike mid-foot ...


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I think you'll be fine. The compression clothing is designed to be tight, and if you can fit into it, you should be good. As far as taking it off... I agree it can be a little weird, depending on what piece of clothing it is. I like to kind of peel it off, as opposed to the normal shrugging off I would do with normal clothes. Honestly there's no way I can ...


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Personally, I wear them for a couple of reasons, and I think they are certainly worth the investment. One, I have very bad bulging veins due to multiple pregnancies. Wearing the compression leggings, it not only helps keep the blood flowing as it should, it eases the pain. They also seem to have help in my recovery time. Body temperature control is also ...


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The noted recovery benefits are said to stem from the fact that the compression prevents an additional load on the muscles comming from vibrations and inertial movements, e.g. when a foot strikes the ground during a run. Indeed, there's a feeling of a greater body coherence to it. Probably, it doesn't make this difference for less dynamic sports and ...


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I wear the shirts for my back, it basically gives you an extra layer of skin and huge support. Helps with posture. I know runners, football/basketball/soccer players wear compression shorts to help aviod tearing/pulling muscles around the groin. Other reasons are posted and im sure there are other reasons why...



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