Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Compression Socks Gain Popularity

One my closest running partners told me this week he “loves” compression socks.

They look horribly uncomfortable and rigid to me, but apparently these types of socks are gaining popularity among runners and triathletes. These socks have been used to help treat circulatory ailments in the legs for many years. The theory for athletes is they help improve circulation; therefore improving performance and recovery.

Personally, I have not tried them. I may give these a try and offer a review, but while we’re waiting, see what these experts have to say about their use. Runner’s World’s Peter Sagar recently wrote an update about the use of compression socks -- http://tinyurl.com/b4gfw4. Triathlon expert Joe Friel also wrote about the results of two studies on the use of compression socks on his blog -- http://tinyurl.com/dkzp8e.

While I have not used these socks, they may be helpful to you. Leave your comments and let us know how they work.

I’m going to be light on the blog entry front this week with spring break. Check back toward the end of the week!


Mark said...

Have a great spring break. How's ball season shaping up?

Coachhrd said...

Lots of practice, but we're FINALLY getting outdoors. We'll be in Missouri for my oldest son's first tournament next weekend (little warmer to the South). It's split between fields in Missouri and Kansas in the KC area.

Catherine Baleda said...

Compression socks actually work and is of great benefit. They gain popularity because they are effective, eh.