Some medical conditions can be alleviated with compression clothing, according to Cleveland Clinic. For example, compression stockings may diminish muscle swelling in legs.
However, compression fitness clothing is not intended to treat medical issues but is designed to “deliver specific levels of pressure” to certain limbs, informed active.com.
In March, verywellfit.com listed four main reasons why health- and fitness-conscious individuals are interested in wearing compression clothing:
1. Weight loss: For someone who might be overweight and/or just beginning to exercise the intention is for muscle strains and tears to be minimized or avoided so that a person can participate in fitness to its fullest.
2. Support: “The garments still allow your body to move freely both during and after exercise.”
3. Minimization of muscle damage: Especially for exercises that require repetitive motion, such