When parts of the body need support, compression clothes provide a very useful service. Coming in various colors, fabrics and thicknesses, compression clothing is utilized for various reasons, including helping eliminate discomfort and provide support during strenuous physical activities, address problems of poor circulation and modify body shape.
Let’s look at compression sleeves for arms.
Compression sleeves that fit over the arms can be used in a variety of recreational and high strenuous physical activities, such as for sports and work related movements. These sleeves help the muscles in the arms by increasing blood flow with promotes the flow of oxygen to the areas. The result is a lessening of soreness and stiffness in the affected area. The coverage provided by these compression sleeves for arms also prevents harsh weather, such as snow, wind and the harsh sun from contacting the skin and causing irritations or chafing.
Compression sleeves for arms may be utilized in a health care setting as well to help promote blood flow. Illnesses such diabetes, vein problems and peripheral vascular disease have causes related to the lack of blood flow to the area – which results in considerable discomfort and swelling at times. Compression garments for the arms as well as other parts of the body may help alleviate some of the symptoms by enhancing the flow of the blood and therefore oxygen to the areas affected.
Compression garments can also change the appearance of body shape. This can be true of the arms, but also may be true for special compression fittings for the legs or even one’s waistline.
Closer Look at Compression Sleeves for Arms
These sleeves can extend from the shoulder all the way down to the wrist. They provide warm and can be made from a variety of materials, including nylon, spandex, wool and cotton. They are also available in a variety of lengths.
Arm Sleeves for Lymphedema
For those diagnosed with lymphedema, compression sleeves for arms can be particularly helpful. They are also useful where tissue is swollen do the damage or removal of lymph nodes. Some are available in silicone for greater comfort. They are also available in a variety of colors.
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