Copper-Infused Pain Relieving Compression Wear from Tommie Copper

August 16, 2011 | By | 135 Replies More

I L-O-V-E learning about new products, and if those products are also very cool, I get even more excited about them!!

So, I’m sure you can appreciate that I got pretty intrigued/interested in the Tommie Copper compression wear line of products that claim to help relieve pain.  Here’s the email I received:

My name is [name removed], and I work for a company called Tommie Copper.

We design copper infused compression wear that helps with inflammation, swelling, and joint pain. When I saw your website, and I thought you would be the perfect person to try out our gear.

Tommie Copper is the leader in innovative copper compression wear that is designed to be comfortably worn all day by athletes and non-athletes alike who want relief from everyday aches and pains. All Tommie Copper products are manufactured in the United States utilizing a patented Therapeutic Copper Compression (TCC) technology that combines copper infused yarn with an exclusive multi-directional recovery process.

The line currently includes sleeves for the elbows, knees, calves and ankles as well as a line of compression shirts for men and women. I was wondering if you would be interested in trying out some of our products & doing a review.

If you can believe this – it wasn’t the compression undershirt that interested me most – it was the copper-infused, pain relieving knee sleeve.

Like many other active young athletes, I pretty much put my knees through hell when I was a kid doing sports. So much in fact, that I’ve had problems with my knees ever since. While one of my knees is in pretty good shape, the other isn’t and I have pretty bad stiffness/arthritis in it and it aches and causes me discomfort every day.

It hurts most when I have been sitting for a while, having it bent for a period of time – like now when I’m at my computer. Surprisingly, if it’s straight for long periods of time (like when I’m sleeping), I don’t have a problem.

The bottom line really is that my knee hurts nearly every day, and if a product like this can offer me even temporary pain relief, without me having to take medicine, well then Tommie Copper will have customer in me for life. I’m a true skeptic, and because my knee pain is real and NOT in my head, I will be able to tell, without a doubt, if this stuff really works.

After a quick email exchange, I got confirmation that the company is sending a sample compression undershirt and knee and ankle sleeves for me to try out.  As soon as I get the lot, I’ll be wearing them daily and will report back here. In the meantime, here’s some information about the products:

Product Details

  • Brand: Tommie Copper
  • Company Background
  • Description: Copper infused, pain-relieving compression wear. Combines the benefits of revolutionary compression fabric with patented copper infused yarn
  • Manufactured: Made in USA (Yeah!)
  • Products: Men’s and Women’s Compression Shirt ($44.50), Knee Compression Sleeve, Elbow Compression Sleeve, Ankle Compression Sleeve, Calf Compression Sleeve (all priced at $24.50), Compression gloves ($29.50)
  • Video Testimonials: http://www.tommiecopper.com/testimonials

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  1. kathy says:

    I had ACL surgery in April and I am having trouble bending my knee. Would this brace help me plus my knee is stiff…

    • Tug says:

      kathy, the knee brace from tommie copper likely won’t help your knee any more than any other compression knee sleeve.

      my recommendation would be to consult with your knee surgeon and ask what kind of post-op knee support they recommend.

  2. shadta says:

    I’m bone on bone would the knee sleeve help that knee also other knee is about the same plus a lot of arthritis in both knees would it help

    • Tug says:

      shadta — if you’re truly bone-on-bone, then wearing a compression knee sleeve really isn’t the solution. you should consult a knee doctor or physician for medical advice.

      compression itself may offer temporary relief, but if that’s the case, then any compression knee sleeve will provide that.

      i’m a big fan of tommie copper products, and love that they are made in usa, but i can’t honestly say that the copper fibers in the product offer any specific benefits that i can actually observe. though, if you check out the reviews on their site, there’s a pretty impressive list of customer reviews saying the products are helping relieve pain.

      as one with pretty severe knee pain as well, i still have not found anything that legitimately lessens the pain.

  3. Sheryl Shipley says:

    Do you know if you can buy Tommy Cooper products other than online?
    Like in a store? I really want to try the knee sleeve on. Not sure
    on what size I would need. Thanks.

    • hi sheryl! thanks for stopping by and posting your question about tommie copper (:

      as far as i know, and based on their website, the only retail location for tommie copper is currently here:
      74 S. Moger Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

      if you’re curious about the knee sleeve sizing, then you should look at their women’s knee sleeve sizing chart. it instructs you to measure 5″ above your knee, while sitting. take that measurement, and locate closest size on their sizing chart.

      hope that helps!

      if you do decide to get the knee sleeve, be sure to come back here and let us know if the sizing chart worked out for you.

    • Karen says:

      You can buy Tommie Copper at Wal Mart in the as seen on TV area. 9.98
      Also on ebay, and amazon.

      • Tug says:

        hi karen — wow, thanks for sharing that additional information about where to buy tommie copper.

        i’m a bit surprised to learn that you can buy it at walmart. do you know exactly which product you can buy for $9.99??

        i’m thinking that walmart is probably selling copper wear (copperwear.com) and not tommie copper. copper wear is an “as seen on tv” product, and i don’t think tommie copper is. most of the commercials i’ve seen for tommie copper are the ones that montel williams does.

        you can buy tommie copper at: tommiecopper.com
        you can buy copper wear at: copperwear.com

        two different companies selling athletic gear made with copper-based yarns. though, it would appear that copper wear is just a copy-cat of tommie copper. though, i’m not certain which actually came first because copperwear.com was registered as a domain in 2007 and tommiecopper.com was registered in 2010.

        as a side note, copper wear is offered by Tristar Products, the company behind many other As Seen on TV products like abcoaster, abroller, power juicer, genie bra, etc.

    • cooper fan says:

      just got my knee sleeve today @ wally world
      aka wal mart
      seems to have made some differents in just the few hours i have had it on
      i blew my knee out years back
      so it hurts most the time !
      i payed $9.98 for it was looking for a knee brace when i found this
      so far so good hope this helps

  4. Victoria Martin says:

    My son was in a car accident over 15 years ago. The bones in his chest are dissheveled and he is in constant pain. No amount of pain killers relieve his pain. I am wondering/hoping your shirt may be something that could help him. Could you contact me with your thoughts on it helping him.
    I will appreciate it very much and hope you have a product that I have been praying to find…
    Sincerely,
    Victoria Martin

    • heya victoria, please visit tommiecopper.com for more information.

    • Daniel Maloney says:

      Ms Martin,
      Anyone who is in hideous chronic total body pain as your son and yours truly must endure could never benefit from this mild product.
      Even a soul with one knee hurting badly would be wasting hope.
      This product is definitely designed for healthy athletic persons who have convinced themselves of minor discomfort in an area…so with a great deal of discretionary funds at their disposal…they spend needlessly.

  5. does anyone offer a full ‘Copper’ body suit ? How much do they cost ?

  6. if you get a rash try bathing and reinsing really well ! before wearing the sleeve .

  7. Cruz Cebollero says:

    I recently obtained the Tommy Copper compression knee sleeve. I need to know if it’s necessary that the silicone band attached to the upper part of the sleeve touches the skin of the user. I wore it for a few hours but I got a rash that bothers and itch me a lot. I will appreciate your response. truly yours, Cruz Cebollero

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