Tommie Copper is a brand of copper infused compression garments. Tommie Copper was designed and founded by Tom Callisch, a self-proclaimed weekend warrior who required back, knee and hip surgery after a serious jet ski accident. As a result of the accident and subsequent surgeries, he suffered from chronic arthritic pain.
When Calllish was looking for compression garments to ease his debilitating pain, all he could find were bulky, limiting medical compression materials that made him feel more uncomfortable, not less. What do creative people do that they can't find what they're looking for? They make theirs. And he did.
Types of Tommie copper compression garments
The Tommie Copper compression garment includes compression sleeves for ankles, calves, knees, wrists and elbows. There are compression tops for men and women and pants from Tommie Copper. There are fingerless and full finger compression gloves. Lingerie, stockings, calf socks, and sports socks are also available. There are also Tommie Copper products designed for back support, including cores.
You can view individual product images and order online at the Tommie Copper website .
Tommie Copper Bracelets & Bangles
You've probably heard of copper arthritis pain bracelets (not part of the Tommie Copper product line). While bracelets have not been proven to work, some people swear that they relieve pain. In fact, researchers have long studied the effects of copper on inflammation . Studies have been conducted that have concluded that copper bracelets are ineffective . Bracelets can simply act as placebos in people who claim they work.
Tommie Copper's promotional material says that copper has been used for thousands of years to reduce inflammation, grow and maintain connective tissue, and improve blood flow and oxygen transport. Therapeutic Copper Crimping (TCC) used in Tommie Copper products combines a proprietary 56% copper nylon wire with proprietary multi-directional compression technology. Wearing compression clothing, Tommie Copper places copper directly on the source of pain or injury.
Tommie Copper products are designed to be used 24 hours a day, even while you sleep. The benefits of compression include pain relief, muscle healing, and improved blood flow, as well as reduced inflammation and swelling, according to Tommy Copper.
In 2015, Tommie Copper paid $ 1.35 million to pay the FTC's fraudulent advertising costs and has since changed the way it markets its products, but copper has remained .
How to find the correct size
Size charts are available on the Tommie Copper website. It is important to select the correct size for the product to provide adequate compression. Although Tommie Copper products are designed to be squeezed gently, a sleeve, shirt or glove that is too large will not work. Size Matters.
Tommie Copper stands behind its products. All Tommie Copper products are backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee from the day your order ships.