Understanding the Real Benefits of Copper in Compression Therapy

LONDON, UK – 6 Apr, 2017 – Belief in copper’s antibacterial properties date back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians would use it to sterilize wounds; Greeks would use it to create clean drinking water. Romans and Aztecs even relied on it for its medicinal properties.

Today, the natural element has made a come back. In the US alone, 15 hospitals are looking to install—if they haven’t already—copper components across busy surfaces that are prone to exposure from microbes. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has installed drinking fountains with copper surfaces. Apparently the Colorado Springs US Olympic Committee’s flagship training center uses dumbbells with antimicrobial copper grips, similar to professional hockey teams the LA Kings and St. Louis Blues. Fast food chains like Chick-fil-A have begun using copper for their restroom door handles. Even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites copper as the only metal in the world that can help prevent pathogens.

“Tests performed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that 99.9 percent of disease-causing bacteria and viruses are eliminated within two hours on surfaces made of copper or its alloys,” reports the Del Mar Times.

How does it work?

Copper kills various pathogens once it interacts with oxygen and modifying oxygen molecules. And while there has only been one published clinical trial that demonstrates the effectiveness of copper, the results—which showed a 58 percent drop in infection rates—was enough to prompt further study.

The world however, was all too eager to leverage on copper’s antimicrobial properties. Along with reports of its disinfecting possibilities, anecdotal reports of copper being used for its pain management and wound healing properties are also making the rounds. To that end, it almost comes as no surprise that copper’s inherent advantages are now being applied to fabric —particularly for compression garments.

Compression Therapy

Compression garments are used to deliver graduated pressure, improve circulation and provide better support for high impact activities for athletes, or improve blood flow for patients suffering from arthritis.

Made with highly engineered, elastic fabric, a sleeve, for instance, is designed to mold around a particular area to help increase blood and lymphatic flow. Adding the intrinsic advantages of copper into compression garments that are constantly worn, essentially improves on a therapeutic product that has long been used by doctors and patients to improve performance and speed up recovery.

Reaping the Benefits

Not all compression garments, however, are created equal. At Dr. Arthritis, we approach the creation of our products with a strong focus on quality and medical effectiveness.

We use a high quality blend of 88 percent copper nylon with 12 percent spandex, combining the highest copper content available with all-day comfort.

Browse our products page to check out our entire line.

For questions and enquiries send us a message at: enquiry@doctorarthritis.org

If you’re interested in trying out compression therapy to help address arthritis symptoms, visit our website, www.doctorarthritis.org to learn more, or visit our US Amazon site or UK Amazon site to browse through our  full collection.

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