There is always confusion about what constitutes ‘Compression’ in the expression ‘Compression Wear’.
Its a term bandied about all over the place and often is simpy used to market cheap socks and tops to unsuspecting consumers who think they are on to a good thing.
Good compression wear will have a base in medical compression where it has been tried, tested and proven. By assisting the returning blood flow from the lower leg and stabilising the muscles many athletes find their recovery time from workouts is quicker and there is less muscle soreness.
Medi compression – Advantages
- More energy, greater endurance and enhanced performance
- Improved circulation
- Preventative function
- Muscle and joint stabilization
- Improved coordination
Fitting compression socks can be a struggle, but this is a good sign. If you can put them on like regular socks, guess what? Then they are as useful as regular socks and are useless as compression wear.
With working on my feet mostly I wear my recovery compression socks after morning runs to ease fatigue in my legs through the day. They definitely work for me.
Have you tried compression socks? How did they work out for you?
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