does compression make muscles smaller?

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    does compression make muscles smaller?


    I play baseball and we have practice that lasts like 4 hours. I have been getting pretty bad shin splints. I'm thinking about gatteing a mcdavid compression leg sleeve to help not get shin splints. Will tight compression make my calves smaller?

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    I don't see how wearing a compression sleeve would make a muscle smaller. You're increasing pressure in that area but unless you're cutting off circulation I don't see any reason why you'd lose muscle tissue.

    Plus it's not like you're going to be wearing this thing all day anyway. Don't worry about it..

    I had shin splints when I played football and the only way I could ever get rid of them was to completely rest them and not do any kind of running. I played through them but it was a bitch!! Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Type O Hero
    I don't see how wearing a compression sleeve would make a muscle smaller. You're increasing pressure in that area but unless you're cutting off circulation I don't see any reason why you'd lose muscle tissue.

    Plus it's not like you're going to be wearing this thing all day anyway. Don't worry about it..

    I had shin splints when I played football and the only way I could ever get rid of them was to completely rest them and not do any kind of running. I played through them but it was a bitch!! Good luck
    Thanks bro. I'm just going to wear it and not worry about it

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