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Compression Sleeves for Joint Pain Review

Updated on September 11, 2014

Do You Have Joint Pain?

As we age, we find we have little aches and pains. When we get up from a chair, we might hear popping and creaking we didn't have in our youth.

When we have worked hard using our arms and legs, we notice joint pain and often have to have cortisone shots and possibly surgery.

If we do not want surgery, compression sleeves give relief. If you know which ones to pick, circulation will not be cut off and you will receive the pain relief you need.

Under Armour Compression Sleeve The Under Armour Compression Sleeve provides the right amount of compression to give joint relief.

Review of Compression Sleeves

Elbow Relief

From many years of military physical exercise, remodeling house projects, body building, and, dare I say it, golfing have caused my husband to have major joint pain in his elbow. He has had MRI's and cortisone shots. His doctor does not believe it is time for surgery - yet. Besides, surgery is the last resort for my husband, especially since it would interfere with his golf game.

He tried the old fashion nude colored compression elbow sleeves, but they cut off his circulation. He constantly works, whether it is in the yard, in the house, or on the golf course. He was a career Army Engineer officer working on building and earth work. When he was in his 20's and 30's, he was a body builder. All have taken a toll.

After many experiments with different brands of compression sleeves, he finally found one that works: the Under Armour Compression Sleeve.

Testing Different Brands of Compression Sleeves

As I mentioned above, my husband tried the old elastic, nude colored compression elbow sleeve. It cut off his circulation, especially when he was active. For someone who is always active, the lack of circulation was unacceptable. He continued his research.

He also tried the Rawlings Compression Sleeve and the Nike Compression Sleeve. Both helped his elbow, but both had tags that chaffed his skin. Movement only compounded the problem.

Finally, he tried the Under Armour Compression Sleeve. No tag and no chaffing. His elbow felt better, and he is able to wear it during yard work, home improvement projects, and the ever-important golfing.

Compression Sleeves Do Help with Joint Pain Relief

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Testing the Under Amour Compression Sleeve

My Husband Has a Test for Everything

My husband is a firm believer in R.E.S.T: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Though he works hard, he knows his limits - most times... In the evening he sits in his recliner with a pillow under each arm so his elbows are even with his heart. That takes care of the "Rest" and "Elevation" part of R.E.S.T. Sometimes, when he has exceptional pain, like after nailing down back boards for flooring or 27 holes of golf, he will use ice.

After doing what he could on his own, he started researching compression sleeves, also known as shooter's sleeves because many basketball players use them. He bought the three top brands: Nike, Rawlings, and Under Armour.

After choosing the Under Armour Compression Sleeve, he decided to test it. He has been wearing it day and night. He had to test it (that is just what he does), so he took it off overnight. He woke with the same pain he had before. He put the compression sleeve on and, within minutes, he could feel the joint pain relief in his elbow.

He has noticed the new "As Seen On TV" commercials for the copper infused compression sleeves. He plans to get one to test. Copper has been used for years for arthritic pain and joint pain. Until then, he is happy with the results of his Under Armour sleeve.

Do you have joint pain? Share your experience. Thanks for reading!

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    • sharonbellis profile image

      Sharon Bellissimo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Yes sometimes in my knees and ankles. I just grin and bear it most of the time.

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Susan Zutautas: I am glad the compression stockings work! My husband is a true believer now. Thanks for commenting and liking!! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have RSD and my ankles swell quite a bit during the warmer weather. But recently due to pain meds that I'm taking for something else I've noticed my ankles swelling up. So when this happens I wear compression stockings. They really do help.