If you’re an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, injuries can be an unfortunate reality. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news: Sports medicine and rehabilitation have advanced, leading to improved injury prevention and quicker recovery. Tightness and inflammation are often times leading causes of sports injuries, especially when you body does not have enough recovery time between activity.
Top 3 Ways Tightness and Inflammation Cause Injury
- Restriction of Range of Motion - Tight muscles can reduce range of motion, increasing injury risk. When muscles are overly tight, they can exert undue force on tendons, ligaments, and joints, making them more susceptible to strains, sprains, and tears. Compensatory movements caused by restricted range of motion put extra stress on other areas of the body. GO Sleeves kinesiology sleeves are specifically designed to provide targeted support to muscles, tendons, and joints. By promoting optimal alignment and increasing circulation, GO Sleeves help reduce tightness, enhance flexibility, and restore the natural range of motion, thus minimizing the risk of injury.
- Inflammation and Microtrauma - Intense physical activity can cause microtrauma to muscles and tissues, resulting in localized inflammation. While inflammation is a natural response to initiate the healing process, chronic or excessive inflammation can impede recovery and hinder performance. Inflamed tissues are more prone to further damage as they become weak and less resistant to stress. GO Sleeves incorporate kinesiology strips and compression sleeve technology that aids in managing and preventing inflammation. By lifting and stretching the skin in the affected area, GO Sleeves promote better circulation and lymphatic drainage. The combination of stretching and compression helps reduce swelling and remove metabolic waste. This compression stabilizes muscles and prevents further microtrauma, aiding athletes in their recovery and decreasing recovery time between training sessions.
- Imbalances and Compensation Patterns - Tightness and inflammation in one area of the body often leads to imbalances and compensation patterns in other areas of the body. For example, if hip flexors are tight, it can lead to an anterior pelvic tilt and excessive stress on the lower back. These imbalances can cause injury and problems in other areas. Similarly to kinesiology taping products, GO Sleeves kinesiology sleeves utilize proprioceptive feedback, which enhances body awareness and supports proper movement patterns. Because GO Sleeves stimulate the neuromuscular system, they can help correct imbalances, improve muscle coordination, and promote optimal biomechanics. This proactive approach may reduce the likelihood of injury and enhance overall performance.
Former NBA Player Rick Barry, competing in his new favorite sport, Pickleball with his GO Sleeves knee sleeves
HOW GO SLEEVES CAN HELP
Applied Science for Every Body
Compression sleeves only compress. But GO Sleeves apply the same techniques prescribed by medical professionals to bring the right support to the right places at the right time, triggering your body’s natural ability to heal and recover.
How It Works
GO Sleeves are engineered to help your body do what it was designed to do: heal and recover. Built-in silicone strips gently lift and stretch the skin around your knee’s muscles, ligaments, and tendons to encourage recuperating blood flow and lymphatic drainage—improving circulation and reducing inflammation, decreasing recovery time between training sessions. In a survey, GO Sleeves customers reported 60% less pain, inflammation, tightness, and usage of pain medications after using GO Sleeves.
Stay Active Longer & Compete Harder - During Activity - GO Sleeves give you optimal and targeted support where you need it most while facilitating full range of motion. Because GO Sleeves help improve blood flow and reduce lactic acid build-up, you can experience more peak performance and less pain so you can stay focused on the game.
Recover Faster & Stronger - After Activity - GO Sleeves activate your body’s natural ability to reduce inflammation, tightness, and fatigue, which translates to less pain and soreness post-workout. So save your ice and skip the pain meds—just keep GO Sleeves on post-workout or wear them for an hour or two throughout the day.