Monday, October 6, 2014

Compressions Leg Sleeves: Reviewed

My husband works in a busy hotel restaurant as a manager, and is on his feet speed walking back and forth on hard concrete floors for up to 11 hours a day. He takes a lunch break maybe once a week (his choice as he feels guilty doing it---not the smartest for him to do), and even then, feels guilty about sitting down. If only he would realize he is breaking his body down and causing strain on his joints, muscles, legs, feet, and by not fueling his body with food, he is really doing a number on his body. It was my hope that he might wear these daily to provide support and perhaps not be in some much pain when he comes home.

We recently had the opportunity to try out a compression sleeve set for him to wear on his legs. These are popular for those who are runners, cyclists, and athletes of all types, and anyone who is on their feet constantly. These are also great for those suffering from varicose veins, poor circulation, or restless leg syndrome. Individuals suffering from shin splints can often find relief when wearing these sleeves.

These sleeves use "20-25 mmHg graduated compression" and promote greater circulation and stability when worn. These are breathable, knit sleeves (these look like a knee sock without the foot part) that stabilize and provide protection from straining without hindering movement in activity.

These fit snugly, and are meant for calf sizes with circumferences ranging from 12"-16". These are made of a comfortable blend of 88% Nylon and 12% Spandex. The moisture wicking anti-microbial material is anti-itch and won't tug on leg hair if you have any (my husband).

The company states that there is no slipping or sliding during activity, however my husband reported that these rolled up on him throughout the long 11 hour day that he wore them. His legs are average size and not large. I do want to note that these look new after being worn a few times, and the elastic does retain its strength and appearance after washing a few times. I am guessing most people do not wear these non stop for 11 hours straight. His experience is most likely uncommon.

I tried these on and although I only wore them an hour or two at a time while sitting or walking around, they fit comfortably on me. I only wear them around the house, and you will rarely see me running. In fact, if you see me running, you might want to run too (there might be something scary chasing me.) :)

These are well made and the seams and construction look good. They hold up well after washing. If you would like more information about these compressions, check out Compressions:

Compressions Website

Compressions Facebook

You can find these leg compression sleeves on Amazon: Calf Compression Sleeve

(These legs are a stock photo)

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