According to an article published in Greatist by Amy Eisinger earlier this week, compression clothing is making its way to being one of the key influencers in athletic performance. While watching the Superbowl, you saw almost every player on the field sporting some kind of compression piece, whether it be socks, shirts, or pants. And it’s not just limited to football; we commonly see basketball players, marathon runners etc. sporting knee high socks, tight sleeves, and calf hugging leggings. While the idea of “tight,” clothing certainly isn’t new, the idea of tight clothing benefiting athletic performance has been developed fairly recently. Robert Gotlin, D.O., the director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel explains that stockings, in the medical sense, “were made so that there is more pressure lower [on the leg], and less farther up.” From this principle, we can conclude that if garments increase blood flow, maybe they could help athletes perform better.
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