Giraffes have Permanent Compression Socks
- They are the tallest mammal on the planet.
- The distance between their heart and feet is twice that of a human's.
- Giraffes have small calf muscles.
- Their toes do not move.
- Their ankle joint is limited in movement to safely support their height and weight.
Why don't giraffes have circulation problems in their legs?
Their leg hide is stiff and fibrous, with no elasticity. Their legs are compressed for a successful circulation system creating efficient venous return. Just like compression stockings.
Scientists and human health researchers created compression systems based on the giraffe.
- Two-layer and four-layer wrapping.
- Body gloves
All these materials and items replicate the stiff, fibrous support giraffes naturally possess. Compression applications and treatments have grown from this simple four item list into new applications with new material discoveries. Next time you see a giraffe, remember they are all geniuses with great cardio circulation.