September 25, 2023

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5 Best Compression Boots of 2023, Tested by Fitness Experts

5 Best Compression Boots of 2023, Tested by Fitness Experts

<p>”Compression boots, also known as pneumatic compression boots, are medical devices that use air pressure to apply intermittent or sequential compression to the legs or feet,” says <strong>fitness professional and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Mike Tromello</a></strong>, MAT, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW NATIONAL COACH, CF-L2. “They are commonly used in hospitals, clinics and athletic settings for various purposes, including improving circulation, preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and aiding in recovery after intense physical activity.”</p><p>The compression boots fill up with air and then deflate, which gives your legs a massage sensation, explains <strong>physical therapist and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>APTA spokesperson Kelcie Wittman</a>, PT, DPT</strong>, who frequently treats athletes and patients with compression boots. “Some boots will create a pulsing sensation to mimic your body’s normal muscle pump,” Dr. Wittman says, adding that you don’t have to be doing high-intensity training to benefit from them, but says that they may not be the best fit for everyone (more on that later).</p><p>Although many users will report major benefits, there is limited research to date on compression boots and recovery. But our team of fitness experts have spent years and hundreds of hours in compression boots and can attest to many of their benefits when used appropriately. We called in the latest models to assess upgrades and special features on newer versions, and consulted experts like Tromello and Dr. Wittman for their expertise on the subject too. <br><br>You can learn more about how we evaluate compression boots — including tips on how long to wear them for and how often to use them — at the end of this guide. If you’re looking for more recovery devices to compliment your workouts, check out our <a href=”” target=”_blank”>top-tested massage guns</a> and the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>best foam rollers</a>. </p>” />

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