HOW EFFECTIVE ARE COMPRESSION BOOTS FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY?
Compression boots are a popular recovery tool used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. They work by applying graduated compression to the legs, which helps to improve blood flow and circulation. This can help to reduce muscle soreness, swelling, and inflammation.
An example of commercially available compression boots is the Mueller REVIVE™ compression technology. It speeds up the recovery process by accelerating the body's natural circulation with precise levels of personalised pressure and also by activating the lymphatic system.
DO COMPRESSION BOOTS WORK?
There is strong scientific evidence to support the use of compression boots for muscle recovery. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2018 found that intermittent compression applied during recovery from exercise resulted in increased limb blood flow.
This can contribute to changes in exercise performance and recovery, according to the study authors.
Another study, titled ‘Comparison of a Pneumatic Compression Device to a Compression Garment During Recovery from DOMS’ was published in the International Journal of Exercise Science in 2018.
The researchers concluded that ‘findings suggest that daily treatments using a PCD (pneumatic compression devices) further reduce peak disturbance and recovery time from DOMS of the elbow flexors when compared to a continuously worn CS (compression sleeve).
There are lots of other studies that agree with these conclusions. It appears that the immediate and long-lasting massage of the tissues and promotion of circulation helps with tissue repair and the removal of exercise-induced waste products.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF USING COMPRESSION BOOTS FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY:
Reduce muscle soreness (DOMS)
Improve range of motion in the limbs
Speed up recovery time.
Reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints.
These are all benefits that are easy to come by when you apply technology like the Mueller REVIVE™ compression sleeves. They are the ultimate in passive recovery – you simply sit back and let the console accurately govern the amount of pressure you receive, and the frequency of pressure flushes.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING USING COMPRESSION BOOTS FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
Choose a pair of boots that provide a comfortable amount of compression.
Start with short sessions (15-20 minutes) and gradually increase the duration as you tolerate it.
Use the boots after exercise, while your muscles are still warm.
Avoid using the boots if you have any open wounds or skin conditions.
Compression boots are a helpful tool for muscle recovery and when you combine compression boots with other recovery methods, such as deep sleep, stretching, hydration, and nutrition, you multiply the benefits severalfold.
The best recovery method for you will depend on your individual needs and circumstances.
Experiment with different methods to find what works best for you – you might find that combining the compression therapy with infrared sauna use might be extra helpful, for example.
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY – LEARN MORE
At RP-X we distribute a range of different pneumatic compression therapy products that can offer all the health benefits of the treatment, improving general wellness. Contact us to learn more about the products and services we offer and how it could be of benefit to you.
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