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Why is a Compression Shin Sleeve Great for Basketball?

Experienced runners and sports enthusiasts have been relying on compression socks for years. Newer to the market are compression shin sleeves, designed to reduce recovery time, prevent injury and provide relief from swelling, cramping, aching calf muscles and shin splints. This can be especially important for basketball players, who are prone to overexertion and injury during the basketball season – and simply don’t have time to sit on the sidelines as they wait to heal.
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Compression Therapy Works

Compression Therapy and clothing has proven to be successful in decreasing recovery times, supporting proper blood flow, and making your body feel better. There are benefits to wearing compression stockings and compression socks. You can wear both at the same time or wear just one of the two. This decision depends on the condition that you are looking to address. There are no limitations to how long you can wear compression wear, but if you have a current health condition you should refer to your doctor.
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Do You Have A Desk Job? Here’s Why You Should Move More

The average American adult spends 6.5 hours a day sitting, a fact attributed to more time spent on computers. Alas, it is also promoting sedentary behavior. Sitting too much is unhealthy, and increases the risk for obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and high blood pressure, to name a few conditions. Therefore, if you have a job that requires you to sit most of the time, it is crucial that you introduce or increase movement in your daily routine to prevent health problems and medical disorders.
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Taking care of tennis elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis, commonly called Tennis Elbow, is one of the most common sports-related injuries in the world. It's basically an overuse strain of the tendons in the forearm right at and below the point where they connect to the upper arm bone, or humerus.
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What’s the deal with nano-bamboo charcoal?

Bamboo is a sustainable resource due to the fast-growing nature of the plant and the abundance in which it can be produced. In fashion, it is not only lauded for its “green” quality, but also, it’s softness. And, as fashion trends toward sustainability, more consumers are realizing the benefits of buying bamboo.
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Why use compression?

OrthoSleeve® products are designed to provide the right amount of compression at specifically targeted areas to increase circulation and blood flow while also providing the much-needed relief your body craves. We call this Compression Zone Technology® (CZT®)
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Compression Zone Technology® explained

Orthosleeve® uses decades of industry experience and proprietary textile engineering, called Compression Zone Technology®, to create top-shelf products that target specific conditions and pain points.


Compression Zone Technology® is made on a high-end knitting machine that creates varying levels of medical grade compression strategically placed to affect a certain part of the body with either more or less compression.


Every product is accompanied by a “zone image” to help illustrate how Compression Zone Technology® is applied for that particular use listing what kind of medical-grade compression is applied in the zone. The image for the FS4 Plantar Fasciitis Sock is show below for reference.


the FS4 has 4 different zones of compression

A zone with light compression (less than 15mmHg) can be applied to:

  • Help ensure proper fit
  • Added comfort
  • Relieve pressure

A zone with moderate compression (15-20 mmHg) can be applied to:

  • Relieve friction
  • Stabilize
  • Assist blood flow

A zone with firm compression (20-30 mmHg) can be applied to:

  • Stabilize
  • Provide support
  • Lift
  • Improve circulation

Each zone is meticulously designed to seamlessly work with the next and create the overall benefits of Orthosleeve® compression. And, Orthosleeve® is voluntarily subjects itself to FDA regulations to ensure quality standards. This ensures that the medical grade compression levels in each “zone” are what is stated to consumers.

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Gift Guide 2020 featuring several Orthosleeve products

2020 Gift Guide

One thing we can focus on this year is the power of gift giving. Gift-giving guru, Stephanie Pappas, writes that a scientifically proven way to make gifts meaningful is to get something that shows how well you know the person. And, what says “I know you” more than a gift specific to your loved-ones needs.

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Supporting Small, Family Owned Business

Orthosleeve, originally founded in 2008 by Dave Higgins, grew into a “Three-Generation” company with David's son as President, David's grandson as Materials Manager, and Dave’s wife and other two son’s are owners and directors.
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Heel Spurs Treatment

When you are experiencing foot pain, you want to find the best heel spur treatment as soon as possible. Read on to see how Orthosleeve’s products can help you relieve pain!
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Staying active outdoors

Its that time of year again, Spring with Summer right around the corner.  And the beautiful weather probably has you out and about, maybe more than normal.  What are your favorite outdoor activities?
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Strengthening Your Feet

Strengthening Your Feet Like the rest of our body our foot needs regular exercise for muscle strengthening, however, most people overlook this important part of their body
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