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Tommie Copper Compression Apparel: Your New Weapon Against Mobility Aches & Muscle Fatigue


Prolonged aches after you work out? Rashes developing from moisture irritation? Muscles just not performing the way they used to?

Compression apparel can help.


What is Compression Wear?

You may have noticed them while watching sports on TV. Those sleeves on the arm of football players or the knees of Tennis pros.

Compression apparel is here to stay.

And isn’t just for the athlete. At Tommie Copper, we have designs for the young and the old.

For the active adult who wants to prevent rashes or chafing, ease muscle stiffness and quicken muscle recovery after workouts


For the seasoned adult with poor circulation who needs help standing longer or walking further than expected. Compression can also prevent swelling and muscle soreness and has been prescribed to help prevent deep vein thrombosis. 


For the young adult who wants to avoid any early muscle injuries or strains while playing and training hard for what lies ahead. Compression apparel also helps with the behavior of autistic children.

How does it work?

Compression apparel is made with a tight elastic that holds its shape and aids in circulation. Muscles need oxygen. Oxygen is carried in the blood. So better circulation means more oxygenated muscles and better muscle capability.

Jessica Hill M.S.c., Exercise Scientist authored a review of Compression apparel published in the 2013 British Journal of Sports Medicine. It concluded that people who wear compression garments after their exercise sessions experience less soreness and faster muscle recovery than people who wore a more traditional gym outfit, like a t-shirt and shorts.

When you work a muscle group hard, it can become inflamed. She explains:

“When we experience an inflammatory response we get an increase in fluid and white blood cells to the affected area. This leads to swelling and increases in pressure, and therefore pain”.

Compression garments “work” by constricting your muscles. That reduces the amount of fluid buildup, decreasing the swelling and pressure.

“Compression garments also may increase blood flow to the muscles, which removes creatine kinase, an enzyme in your muscles that leaks out after muscle damage and can cause the ache.” (1) 

More plainly? Compression apparel can make life a heck of a lot easier. Mitch S. a customer of Tommie Copper explains…

“I am almost 50, I have had knee problems my entire life. I have tried every brace imaginable, and aside from the $500 to $1000 braces nothing else works. I bought the Tommie Copper Brace for kicks n’ giggles, I had no hope in it working. To my shock, this thing works! I thought it was my imagination, so I stopped wearing it for a couple of days, and the pain was back, intense and almost crippling. I work at a marina, and I am on my feet most of the day and without the Tommie Copper Knee Sock, my work sucks.”

Compression gear can be your own personal weapon in your arsenal against post-exercise aches.

At Tommie Copper we have perfected this weapon:

  • Specially designed fabric that inhibits nasty odor-causing microbes.
  • UPF 50+ skin protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Moisture wicking fabric that prevents chafing and skin irritation.
  • Patented “4D Compression technology” that fits comfortably – just the way you need it.
  • Copper Cotton. Who doesn’t love cotton? This is next generation cotton that won’t ride up or ride down and provides better muscle health as well as comfort.

Our Core Products are designed for your everyday movement and our Performance Line for your shorter more active tasks and recreation.

Our Knee Sleeve & Elbow sleeve are designed for better stability and endurance.

Our Compression Tops & Leggings to help optimize both work and play.

And our Back Brace for helping you complete everyday tasks.

Your movement is our business. Mobility will never be more pleasurable, safe, and enhanced.

We help you get up, get going and love every minute of it.

All our products come with a 60-day unrestricted return policy. The clock starts when we ship them to you.

Contact us today. Don’t just aim for wellness. Wear it. 




Posted on

October 2, 2016