Do compression garments improve athletic performance?

March 18, 2015 9:00 AM

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For athletes looking for a competitive edge, a surprising strategy is on the rise: compression garments. While they’re typically used to help patients with vascular problems, whether they can actually help improve an athlete’s performance remains unclear.

“The thought is by using these compression stockings, compression garments, that potentially they can improve blood flow and ultimately improve performance,” Dr. Dennis Cardone of New York University Langone Medical Center told “For athletes, it’s all about performance and getting that ...

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