It is not uncommon to see athletes, fitness buffs and regular people wearing compression knee sleeves from time to time. Whether it is to treat an injury, arthritis or as a preventative measure against future damage to the knees, many people put their trust in this simple piece of fabric. However, there have been many skeptics and even research done to answer the ongoing question as to whether they actually help to reduce knee pain. Among the latest compression wear to come up for scrutiny is the copper knee sleeve, most of which contain a high level of the mineral in the form of threads, along with stretchy material such as spandex.
The ‘science’ behind copper knee sleeves is that they help to provide support to injured knees suffering from muscle stiffness and soreness by promoting blood flow, while keeping the knees comfortable. It also has antibacterial and anti-odor properties, all of which are believed to help accelerate recovery. Does it really work though? In answering this question, let’s take a closer look at the knees and how the use of high quality copper knee sleeves like those developed by Get7Solutions may be relevant to them.
The knee is made up of several ligaments along with important cartilage which help to cushion it from impacts associated with activities such as running, jumping and walking. When there is a problem with the knee, it needs to be rested and treated in a way to allow proper blood flow around the body in order to promote accelerated recovery and comfort. The use of a copper knee sleeve that fits snugly improves the flow of rich, oxygenated blood to the knees, providing support to the surrounding muscles of the thighs and calf. By relaxing these muscles, circulation through the arteries and veins of the knees is increased and therefore, results in the reduction of pain.
In an arthritic situation, cartilage is worn away and the bones of the knees start to rub against each other, resulting in mild to excruciating pain. Depending on the level of pain, a patient with arthritis in the knees may have their movement restricted severely and may also experience swelling. Arthritic patients have been known to wear copper bracelets, with many reporting varying degrees of relief. Whether this is a placebo effect or not, is debatable, since there are various ongoing studies. However, copper knee sleeves often contain a high copper content (up to 88%) and as such, are able to offer the suspected benefits of copper bracelets to people with arthritis. Additionally, copper has been proven to be antibacterial, so at the very least, it can help to prevent the affected knee from becoming infected.
All runners, including track athletes, morning joggers and marathon runners, need support for their knees so as to ward off potential injuries and soreness. Therefore, they often invest in compression knee sleeves that they can wear on a long-term basis in order to protect themselves. The components that make up copper knee sleeves are breathable, anti-odor and antibacterial, not to mention fast-drying. These attributes make them ideal for everyday wear, so they can be worn in and out of competition and regardless of whether there is a knee injury or not.
As the debate rages on about the effectiveness of knee sleeves and, by extension, copper knee sleeves in treating knee joint pain and injuries, it is a fact that people are wearing them every day for these issues and reporting relief from their use. It is therefore, almost indisputable, even without sufficient scientific evidence, to say that copper knee sleeves from Get7Solutions are effective in one way or another in the treatment of knee ailments.