Compression Zone Technology®
Compression Zone Technology® – It’s What’s Up Our Sleeves
A lot of our delighted customers want to know what it is that makes OrthoSleeve® bracing sleeves so different from all the compression stockings, splints, and braces used to treat painful conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar tendonitis, knee pain, tennis elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Traditional splints and braces; Patient compliance challenges
Traditional treatments like splints and braces rely on the patient to tighten Velcro straps or other similar features to provide adequate support to the underlying tissue. While they certainly have some benefit, there’s a downside: the patient has no way of knowing if the way they are tightening the product is affecting their circulation until it’s already been on for a long time and they notice symptoms like discoloration or temperature changes in the skin around the brace.
It’s not easy to strike that perfect balance in which the brace is tight enough to function properly, but not too tight to harm circulation.
In addition, most of these braces and splints are made of materials that are hot, heavy, bulky, and generally uncomfortable for long-term use (such as overnight or throughout a work day).
The end result is that the device isn’t worn as often as it should be to treat the condition from which the patient is suffering.
The CZT® difference
If you’ve tried on an OrthoSleeve® product, you noticed that each sleeve offers medical grade orthopedic support like a strap or brace, but unlike these other products, an OrthoSleeve® is thin, light, comfortable, and made of moisture-wicking fabric that’s easy to slip on and off.
So what makes the difference?
The design of OrthoSleeve® bracing sleeves is based on a patented formula called Compression Zone Technology®.
Without going too deep into the science behind the technology, picture each OrthoSleeve® bracing sleeve divided into a number of zones with each zone providing a different level of compression for orthopedic effect.
Generally, the lightest compression is at the outer edges and openings of the sleeve, which facilitates the easy-on-easy-off design and promotes free circulation of blood into and out of the covered area. Then, as you move down the sleeve from either end, the zones of compression change to accommodate the part of the body being treated, with the firmest compression to be found at the exact spot where the highest level of orthopedic support is required to treat the condition in question.
All of this is accomplished through the use of high-grade compression fibers woven together seamlessly to provide maximum benefit and maximum comfort in the same thin and light product, without resorting to any straps or patient-controlled tension.
Why Compression Zone Technology® is better
The bottom line is comfort. By creating a product that is highly effective in providing pain relief, promoting circulation, and supporting injured tendons or muscles, but that is comfortable enough to wear all day or night even under your normal clothing, OrthoSleeve® has offered millions of sufferers the best option available:
Comfortable, mobile pain relief you can wear any time of day or night, so you can stay on the go.