• What are compression clothes and why are they popular?

    1 month ago - By Flux Magazine

    Words Al Woods
    When we think about compression wear, the image of The Rock flexing his bulging muscles in his trademark Under Armour gear may come to mind. However, compression clothing has existed way before the idea of Instagram was born.
    In the 1950's, German-born Conrad Jobst developed the first custom gradient compression garment to treat the symptoms of venous insufficiency. This is a condition where blood from the legs have difficulty returning to the heart and can be painful as blood accumulates in the legs.
    To this day, medical grade compression garments are prescribed by doctors...
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