During Exercise or to Help Prevent Injury
Have you seen runners sporting brightly colored socks up to their knees? They aren’t just making a fashion statement. Compression stocks are increasingly used by runners and other athletes because of their protective and restorative benefits. If you’ve been injured during exercise or training, compression can help reduce pain as you heal by promoting good circulation and providing support to the legs. And if you’re looking to stay healthy, wearing compression stockings has been shown to improve performance and help you recover more quickly after exercise.
After Exercise for Quicker Recovery
After a strenuous workout, it’s important to give your muscles time to recover. This process is vital for rebuilding muscle tissue and reducing inflammation. One way to promote muscle recovery is by wearing compression stockings. These garments apply gentle pressure to the legs, which helps to reduce swelling and improve circulation. In addition, compression stockings can help to prevent cramping and discomfort. By promoting muscle recovery, compression stockings can help you stay active and healthy. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your workout routine, be sure to give compression stockings a try.
If You Have Certain Medical Conditions
We’ve already mentioned that compression stockings help reduce your risk for deep vein thrombosis. But they can also benefit people with other foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, where improved circulation and the additional Achilles heel support can help promote faster healing. Improved circulation can also help reduce your risk of developing leg ulcers.
WHAT KIND IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Not all compression socks are created equal. Some of the most economical support socks are labeled small, medium and large, but the amount of compression isn’t known. The type and quality of the material, the size and the amount of compression are key in selecting the right product.Quality compression stockings range in strength from mild compression (15-20mmHg) to moderate (20-30mmHg) to firm compression (30-40mmHg). Before you head out to purchase a pair, it’s a good idea to talk with your physician and have your leg measured to ensure the proper fit.
University Surgical Associates recommends the use of Sockwell Socks for their durability, high quality design and range of color options. Their products are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association, meaning they have been tested and reviewed by panel of APMA podiatrists.Check out this video that shows you how to easily put on compression socks!
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