Copper Infused Ankle Sleeve
STTT is specialized in copper infused compression technology and makes several copper infused ankle sleeves. Our copper compression ankle sleeves are rich in copper and perfect design with spot-on compression right around ankle. Some of the designs come with silicone gel inserts to provide strong ankle support to prevent ankle sprain and help in injury recovery.
Copper compression fabric has drawn a huge attention to health and sports industries because of its claim on relieving pain and improving sports endurance. Although there’s little to no reliable scientific evidence that the copper/compression combo does what manufacturers are claiming, people who have been using the copper compression products do feel they have helped them in one way or the other.
Copper’s antimicrobial property has been studied and approved. As a result, copper has been widely used in fabric to eliminate odors. One of such applications is in ankle compression sleeves. Copper infused ankle sleeves are effective in Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon, Tendonitis, Heel Spurs, and other ankle and foot pain.
Copper Plus Compression – Does It Really Work?
The overall argument is that compression along with copper weaving in the fabric can work together to help you relieve pain and avoid fatigue.
Let’s break down and check each element:
Compression: What it does
Researchers have noted some benefits of using compression braces or sleeves to help with pain relief and recovery after exercise.
These benefits include:
- Less muscle swelling
- Lower sensation of muscle pain
- Increased lactic acid removal from muscles
Compression works by limiting swelling while providing support to the injured area. Medical compression sleeves have also been prescribed to help prevent leg swelling and blood clots in patients who’ve had surgery.
Copper: What it does
Studies support the antimicrobial properties of copper. This is based on a concept called “contact killing,” which means that bacteria, yeast and viruses are killed on solid metallic copper surfaces. Copper has been registered at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an antimicrobial material.
As a result, copper may eliminate odors as your leg sweat, which is a nice benefit. However, studies have not shown copper to be effective at managing pain, stiffness or physical function. Any analgesic benefits were found to be the results of placebo effect.
Compression and copper as a combo
There’s just not any evidence yet to support the idea that people who use copper infused compression sleeves would benefit more in preventing fatigue or facilitating recovery compared to non-copper alternatives, other than the potential benefit related to odor.
The verdict on copper compression sleeves
At this time, the research remains somewhat limited. Further study is needed to shed more light on the effect of copper and compression when used in support to delay or prevent muscle fatigue. There are many questions that remain unanswered and variables that still need to be tested.
That said, there’s no harm in wearing copper compression sleeves if you don’t have any other issues. However, you should call your care provider if you notice any circulation issues or skin changes that don’t appear to be normal or that concern you.
Our Copper Rich Copper Ankle Support Sleeves
Our copper sleeves are true copper rich that contain 25% copper fiber, the highest copper content a sleeve can have without breaking up under pressure. The many others on market who claim as high as 88% copper content are inevitable the impossibility. We have two designs of copper ankle support braces – the copper ankle brace with silicone gel inserts and the lightweight copper ankle sleeve.