Trying to help someone out. I was looking at the new generation of sports 'under layers' ie things you wear next to the skin which use panels etc to give support to certain parts of the body. Kind of 'squashing' in parts like thighs, calves etc. Wandered if they'd be useful for arthritis type symptoms? I'm thinking that if these materials can squash in the muscles up a bit they would be stronger and help someone with weakened leg mobility have a bit more strength/stability? Help them exercise and to walk about. I'm thinking they are useful for people who exercise and rip muscles and so these panels keep the injured part bound in a bit and thus helps keep warm, helps repair and keeps you on your feet...sorry i mean 'retains performance.' Can anyone recommend any brands. Both expensive and cheaper. May be useful information. I've had a quick look at Under Armour. I recall seeing some other brands. Maybe even Keela were entering in to this market a few months back.