Zoot Unisex CompressRx Calf Sleeve
CRx 2.0 has a unique relationship between the body's dimensions and the pressure the garment puts on those dimensions. This pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury, otherwise known as mmHg. Pressures over 40 mmHg require a doctor's prescription. CRx garments are designed with greater pressure at the farthest part of the limb from the heart. The pressure gradually decreases as it gets closer to the heart, accelerating blood flow and reducing swelling. A graduated garment ensures blood flows faster back to the heart to be reoxygenated. During intense exercise, muscles tear and swelling occurs. By wearing graduated compression, you reduce the swelling caused by muscle tears. During exercise, vibration causes muscle fatigue and muscle damage. When a muscle is compressed close to the body it vibrates less. A compressed muscle sits closer to the body, therefore the muscle responds and performs better.