If you’ve ever worn sports compression socks to improve performance and reduce injury, you may have noticed that they are slightly tighter than regular compression wear. This is because they’re designed to stay in place during rigorous activity to avoid slipping down or chafing. Recovery compression socks on the other hand are slightly looser and more comfortable, and generally worn straight after activity to continue to promote blood flow and healing.
The Benefits of Recovery Socks for Runners and Other Athletes
Just like regular compression socks, recovery socks assist your circulation by preventing blood pooling and helping your body push blood back up to the heart for reoxygenation. For athletes, this increase in oxygen-rich blood flow assists in faster recovery and healing of micro-traumas.
Lymphatic drainage is also improved, resulting in faster elimination of wastes and reduction in inflammation. This includes the flushing of lactic acid that builds up in the muscles after exercise, decreasing pain more quickly.
Another boon for physically active people is that recovery wear helps to protect your muscles during activity by reducing the force of impact they experience. This reduces muscle damage, swelling and inflammation.
What are the Best Recovery Compression Socks?
When choosing the best compression socks for recovery, opt for graduated compression. As the name suggests, graduated compression socks have a higher compression at the ankle area that gradually decreases at the top of the sock. They are more comfortable and effective and all the compression wear here at TXG Socks features graduated compression. We suggest choosing Comfort Women's, Comfort Men’s, Antibacterial Socks or Open Toe Socks for best results.
If you have any questions about choosing the right recovery compression socks for you or have any other questions, call 1800 455 994 or contact our friendly team online for a chat. We look forward to helping you optimise your performance and recovery.