Compression Socks shaping a new trend for athletes
Have you asked yourself whether the new, trendy and attention grabbing socks common today with athletes are just ordinary socks? Well they are not, in fact, they have a therapeutic effect. Before we even discover how that is possible, let’s explore how they found their way to our pitches and tracks. They have been designed aping those used in the medical field and used to prevent blood from clotting in the usually smaller blood vessels.
Compression socks can significantly boost an athlete’s performance by not only preventing blood clots, but also preventing muscle fatigue; muscle cramps incidents and pooling of blood around the lower extremities. Other benefits an athlete gets from compression socks are: extra support on the leg joints, muscle and ankle, better stability when running, working out and walking, protection of the lower extremities and are responsible for keeping your foot warm during cold days. They are also good for winding down especially after strenuous exercises. After a strenuous exercise, they help the body to recover quickly by reducing muscle pain and fatigue on joints.
But what is compression socks made of? Made of fine rubber material that is able to have a grip on the part it is holding, it is credited for quick recuperation rate for patients who used it. For the 60 years it has been used it has shown resilience when it comes to ageing. A good quality compression socks fits just right, comes with an added thick protective material and is stitched right to prevent wear during rigorous workouts. As much as it will enhance an athlete’s performance, it has great health benefits as highlighted here.