athletesYou see it more and more – athletes wear compression socks and stockings. Why do they do this? And what does compression do for athletes?

There are a variety of benefits that athletes gain my using compression socks and stockings:

  • Increased blood flow through the legs
  • “Fresher” and more energized feeling legs
  • A speedier recovery from injuries
  • Improved overall athletic performance

Compression socks and stockings have been used for medical reasons for many years, and athletes now understand the amazing benefits from the use of it during athletic performance. Compression socks and stockings apply pressure to the various parts of the leg, and compress the tissue to help promote blood flow.

Improved circulation throughout the legs is a key benefit of compression, and athletes – young and old – benefit from the use of compression. Sports where compression is widely used include:

  • Running (cross country, track and field)
  • Biking
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • And many others

Giving compression a try for improved athletic performance is something many athletes have given a try: for improved endurance during athletic performance, for decreased tightness and soreness, and to help limit swelling. Contact us with any questions you have!