Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Copper Compression Wear: No Better Than the Sum of its Parts

Submission: August 16, 2017; Published: September 25, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2017.01.000501

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume1 Issue1


Copper compression clothing is a seemingly unstoppable fitness trend, despite several articles in popular literature debunking their claims of enhanced performance, reduced recovery time, and even pain management. Despite copper compression wear companies’ claims of science-proven effectiveness, search for scholarly literature on compression clothing left the authors empty-handed. The authors reviewed the current literature on both copper and compression wears separately and arrived at the conclusion that the absence of research in this field appears justified.

Keywords: Copper compression; Pain management; Recovery; Performance

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