Foot and Ankle Compression Sleeve
Wearing a foot and ankle compression sleeve is one of the best ways to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and relieve plantar fasciitis and other ankle and foot pains. Neo Sports Lab has applied the cutting-edge technology and developed several types of foot and ankle compression sleeves. Our foot and ankle sleeves have been widely used in support plantar fascia, heel, arch, and achilles tendon.
Benefits of foot and ankle compression sleeves
Compression is the key that can help control swelling. Foot and ankle compression sleeves promote good blood circulation in lower leg, ankle and foot, which helps heal faster. The consistent pressure of the foot and ankle compression sleeve assists the veins in pushing deoxygenated blood back to the heart that increases flow of oxygen-rich blood to working muscles. It also provides support to the damaged tissues surrounding the ankle including the ligaments. Compression ankle sleeves help alleviate the pain from putting weight on the injured foot. It is not only during an ankle injury you should wear compression ankle sleeves, but it is also advisable to wear compression ankle sleeves while performing tasks that require a lot of footwork, like in basketball, tennis, soccer and other sports that demand the use your delicate ankle muscles. For individuals who have a history of ankle injury, it is best to wear compression ankle sleeves before participating in physical activities because they are more prone to having another sprain.
Some of the basic features of compression ankle sleeves are to prevent injury and re-injury. Aside from preventing ankle sprains and improving recovery time, compression ankle sleeves have four benefits if worn daily. Ankle compression sleeves are beneficial for your health because it can alleviate aches and pains. Please note that compression ankle sleeves help relieve pain and swelling, it cannot cure injuries. If the pain or swelling does not go away, it is best to seek help from medical professionals. Ankle compression sleeves help improve performance and balance during physical activities. Since compression sleeves improve blood flow throughout the muscles it will result in a higher rate of oxygen supplied to the muscles which generate more energy. The compression ankle sleeves provide soothing comfort, especially when a person is injured, allowing the patient to relax through the otherwise throbbing pain. Another feature is protection; compression ankle sleeves can protect the ankle from further injury because it stabilizes the foot from external forces. In addition, these ankle socks and sleeves are beneficial to people suffering from plantar fasciitis because it also provides compression in the sole of the foot.
How to Choose Foot and Ankle Compression Sleeves?
There are so many foot and ankle sleeves on market. Which one(s) to choose all depends on your needs. But here are some factors to consider:
- Material: Foot and ankle sleeves can be make from neoprene or knitted fabric. Neoprene sleeves may provide better support, but not meant for longer wear. Knitted fabric sleeves are thin and light weight. The moisture-wicking fabric sleeves are breathable and make you skin dry and comfortable, so they are good for longer wear
- Frequency: Depending on your needs, you may wear your foot and ankle sleeve for a short period of time or all day long. If you plan to wear for all day or night, you should consider those sleeves that give mild to moderate compression. The anti-microbial copper sleeves may suit better for this purpose
- Type of Ankle Sleeves: There are thick ankle sleeves, thin sleeves, sleeves with straps, and ankle sleeves with silicone gel inserts all provide varying levels of support, protection and compression
- Comfort: Take time to choose the correct size sleeve to best fit your ankle and foot. A wrong size sleeve that is too tight can cut through your blood circulation, while a too loose sleeve may not give you the support and compression you need