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Why compression for dancers?Updated 2 years ago

DID YOU KNOW? Dancer injury rates are TWICE the amount as football players from the knee down? It’s true! Most of those dancer injuries are caused by overuse, repetitive strain & inflammation (65% from the knee down). This inflammation causes pain, and aches & can lead to chronic injuries. We want to help you ache less & feel better. How do we do that?

  • Targeted compression to assist circulation & recovery by reducing inflammation
  • Arch support & ankle stability offer similar support provided by taping
  • Knit-in energy absorption provides metatarsal (and heel comfort for full-coverage Shocks)

Compression feels like your feet and ankles are receiving a nice, snug hug. It is not uncomfortable, but it will feel different. Apolla uses compression levels that are high enough to effectively lift the plantar fascia in targeted insertion points on the arches to help keep it lifted and supported. It also helps to stabilize the ankle’s tendons and ligaments. Wear your Apolla Shocks in class for support and reduce inflammation, then wear them AFTER class for recovery. Recovery and rest allow your feet and legs to be fresh the next day. They are also great for travel and everyday wear. If you are nursing an injury, wear your Shocks as much as you can. This is very similar to the support you will get from taping…except it allows for better movement and comfort. This compression helps remove the inflammation, which in turn helps you ache less and feel better…AKA Dance Longer & Dance Stronger!

You can read more about compression here: https://www.apollaperformance.com/blogs/news/what-are-compression-socks

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