Compression Garments might be more popularly known as one of the miracles of the 21st century, whereas the truth is way too far from that. History has had extensive proof of physicians and healers wrapping tight clothes around their patients' wounds and injuries to heal them, dating back as early as the ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations can go. So, let's clink a chalice to health as we set off on the path of debunking some common myths surrounding these wonder wears!

Myth: Compression Garments are only suitable for injured, inactive, elderly people or pro athletes

Truth: Compression Garments are used to regulate proper blood flow and release muscle tension. This is done by applying a certain amount of pressure on tissues regardless of your form, factor or age. So, if you're not one of the beings who doesn't have any muscle or blood flow related issue – it'll be perfectly suitable and profitable for your health.

Myth: Compression Garment is of no use if you're already at the top of your health

Truth: Whether you're working out 10 hours a day or too tired to move a single muscle, whether your diet consists of all leafy greens and vitamin-rich fruits and veggies as they come – there's always an option to be healthier. Wearing compression garments when you work out will prevent muscle damage and reduce soreness and swelling. It will also help level your blood pressure and balance the blood flow throughout your body if you just prefer to sit at your desk, working through your pending projects.

Myth: Shapewear and Corsets are like Compression Garments

Truth: Corsets are under-dresses that were designed to make a woman look proper "feminine" in a skirt or a gown, and it usually consists of a stiff material, steel structure, and lace to help it tighten up as much as possible. Shapewear is a somewhat modern version of corsets, which provides a much comfortable "re-shaping" solution, given that you feel you look a bit out of shape, giving you further access to form-fitting outfits or that little bulge you're a bit shy of showing. Compression Wear is a mix of hip and healthy – it provides you with the shape and protection from high pressure, muscle tension, stress-related dysphoria and way too many other things to list on this page. Compression Wear does not cure fatness or fatigue or diabetes or anything else related to its benefits – it accelerates the process of reaching there faster.

Myth: Compression Garments are not comfortable

Truth: Available in all shapes and size and breathable materials (knit and unknit), compression wear, no matter how tight they look from the outside, might just be the most comfortable set of gears you'll find yourself wearing. The pressure that looks like is setting on your bones is not present throughout the design – it's focal, and is engineered to act as an acupuncture instrument, weight and massage therapy – all amalgamated into a single garment. There are Compression Garments for Women, Compression Garments for Men, Medical Compression Stockings and Garments and many other varieties available online – comfortable for all given age and size.

Myth: Compression wear is not protected 

Truth: Compression Wear is not a trademark in itself, and though there are no ways of knowing the feasibility of the ones available around the market, you can always talk to someone who's a regular user. For more knowledge on reliable brands, you can go to a website like Garnersupply and buy physician-approved versions of cost-effective compression stockings, brassieres, gauntlets, amongst other things.

Myth: Compression Wear doesn't have any benefits 

Truth: Do your gloves help you relieve tension and reduce complications like diabetes and thrombosis? Does your brassiere seem to have the superpower of providing you more energy to perform after a long, tiring day? Do your stockings help you feel like your muscles can run more even after you've just finished a marathon? Compression Garment does all that – and more. And that includes reducing the chance of contracting a heart disease – even if it's hereditary.

Myth: Compression Wear makes your muscles dependent on them – hence, weaker

Truth: There's no way of changing how your muscle works – only to make them work faster. Compression Wear helps you achieve that, along with a resiliency you could never think of achieving – resulting in more gym time, more exercise, more ability to walk, run, do everything physically as much as you want. It won't make you a superhuman – but it will push your muscles and veins to their superior form, that's a given.

Myth: Compression Wear isn't suited for regular use

Truth: No time is a wrong time for gearing up with compression – be it wearing your compression stockings to sleep or while being on a date. Compression Wears have shown to have proven results on regular use – but it'll work more efficiently when you work out because that's when it'll be fully active throughout its placement over your body.

Myth: Overusing Compression Garments is harmful to your health

Truth: You can't over breathe. Think about the same for your muscles – they cannot over energize, or over vitalize themselves. Compression Garments heals the tissues as soon as they tire out – be it after a long walk, or no walk at all.

Myth: You can't wear Compression Gears if it's too hot or too cold outside 

Truth: Compression Garments are built from universal breathable materials and is suited for any season at any temperature. As they work on healing and enabling your internal organs at a more efficient rate, you can wear them under your usual garments during working out or doing chores around your home. They can be worn come summer or winter, so, never let your muscles feel scanter!

Myth: Compression Wear is not scientific

Truth: There are two different meta-analyses* accumulated from over 40 scientific researches showing that Compression Wears have a positive effect on people – albeit with varying results in individual subjects. You just must find the one that fits your pocket and size.

Myth: Compression Wear does not help with sprains and injuries 

Truth: Compression Garments were engineered to help muscles heal faster. Though it is advised to not wear any compression wear on a skin wound or injury, internal injuries like sprains and tearing of muscle tissues can be cured and avoided with Compression Wear – given that they are used in time.

Myth: One should not blindly trust Compression Garments 

Truth: Don't trust. Just try one out and see the change yourself – but please do not buy a size that doesn't fit you and blame it all on the "Hoaxes".

Myth: Compression Garments are too complicated to wear

Truth: You indeed have to follow certain rules and regulations regarding Compression Stockings Uses, or any other Compression Garments to be honest. However, that doesn't include anything remotely relatable to setting them up with some screws on your skin or assembling a thousand different part before using. You just have to know about which points to place and where on your legs, hand or chest.

Myth: Compression Garments will help you lose weight 

Truth: Compression Garment will not help you lose weight. It will lift off the extra weight that your muscles feel all the time – leading to an energized, active schedule through which you can work out and reduce your weight, though, if you want.

Myth: One can only acquire Compression Garments with a Prescription 

Truth: Garments that have a compression level of 20mmGh or lower doesn't need to be prescribed by a doctor. Check with your physician in case you need a Compression Stocking for Varicose Veins or a Compression Stocking for Edema or any similar complications and buy one suited to your requirements. Otherwise, 20mmGh will do just fine as daily wear.

Myth: The drawbacks of Compression Garments can cost more than their benefits

Truth: The risk of wearing Compression Garments and giving your muscles a long-lasting, healthy life is lower than the risk of not wearing them and fall victim to thrombosis, blood clots or blood-pooling at your feet, according to a renowned physician. The secret lies in choosing a compression hose that fits the size of your foot/hand/chest. The best bet? Measure them with tape in the early morning, before your limbs get a chance to swell.

Myth: Compression Garments displaces your internal organs

Truth: Compression Garments don't have any direct effect on your internal organs. However, many surgical procedures (i.e. cosmetic surgeries) are known to prescribe Compression Clothing instead of regular garments to their patients to keep the operated areas safe and adequately placed throughout the healing period. This prevents further complications like having difficulty breathing or muscular discomfort. The same goes for normal, and athletic compression wears.

Myth: Plus-size people, mothers, children should stay away from Compression Garments 

Truth: There are Compression Garments available for every size and shape, and suited for every occasion, be it for medical purpose, maternity purpose and for daily wear. Expecting mothers have admitted to reduced discomfort in the pelvic area and increased stamina due to the pressure reduction in the abdominal area after using compression socks during their pregnancy period. Plus-size people will find it extremely comfortable to work out in compression gears compared to normal ones for the same reason. They lift half the weight of your body, making your muscles more mobile – and there are several instances of child athletes swearing by the name of Compression Garments – so if your child is aiming to be a future Usain Bolt – go for it.

Myth: Compression Garments are ugly and expensive 

Truth: Do you watch athletic events? Have you looked at the arms bands, tight socks, pants or vests worn by the athletes there? 90% of those are Compression Wear, equipped with prime durability and functions to help them stay at their level best through those competitions. Here's a complete list of the most cost-effective Compression Garments you can buy – and as far as the quality goes, they are worn by people in all fields – be it home, a sports ground, or a hospital, so it shouldn't be something you have to worry about.

I hope this helped you a bit in decloaking the myths that have been existing as truths. Let's go back to that chalice now – here's to health, everybody!