When you’re an active person, you want to spend more time doing what you love, and less time sitting at home praying that your muscles are going to be feeling good enough for the next session.
Many athletes around the world are now relying on compression socks to assist with recovery and get them back on their feet quicker than they ever could before.
Do you suffer from muscle soreness regularly?
One of the most common athletic complaints after competing, training or working out is muscle soreness. Putting a pair of compression socks on after endurance runs or sprint trainings has shown to decrease post-exercise soreness in sports people of different codes. Many athletes have also said that wearing compression socks while they train also reduces their muscle soreness while in recovery mode.
Get back to doing what you love most, quicker than before
With less muscle soreness and less muscle damage, you are more than likely to find that you feel ready to get back on your feet quicker than you would without wearing compression socks.
Big name athletes have made comments about their level of muscle soreness after wearing compression socks and that they are a ‘must-have for long-term runners.
A psychological boost
As well as having actual physical benefits, it’s also believed that the sensation of compression can actually affect the way your brain processes soreness and allow you to feel less pain than you would normally. Mind-muscle connection can be very powerful when it comes to recovery and performance so wearing compression socks can definitely be useful in this sense.
The right compression for recovery
Now that you understand that recovery compression socks are definitely useful for athletes, you need to know what you should be looking for when you buy.
Because socks come in different compression levels, choosing the right pressure will be vital to how effective they are for you. Some athletes use 20-30 mmHg, while others can go up to a higher pressure, especially if they have an injury and they are going to be off their feet for a while.
Everybody is different, so it’s a good idea to talk to your medical professional to get their advice on what would be the right pressure for your needs.
Need some help finding the right compression socks for recovery?
Our expert team at TXG Socks are highly experienced in compression socks and can help you find the right pair to aid your sports recovery. Check out what some of our happy customers have had to say about using socks for sports and recovery, and please do give us a call if you have any questions on 1800 455 994.
Please note: The information provided here is for general information only and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified, professional advice.