I was given a pair of knee-high, compression socks for Christmas last year. My first pair. As usual, I was sceptical, didn’t think I needed or, would appreciate, them.
Does compression technology help the recreational athlete?
The jury is still out. There is little scientific evidence that compression aids in recovery or performance. All I know is that I like the feel and think I have more energy when I wear them. It may be in my head. Maybe not. I can’t prove it one way or the other.
I do know this. I have peripheral neuropathy – a condition affecting the nerves in my feet. In my case, there is no apparent cause. The nerves simply stop working properly. I am fortunate. I have minor impairment and the condition has not been worsening. What I have learned is that the compression socks help. I seem to have more feeling in the feet and they seem not to tire as quickly.
If you have not tried compression socks yet, I would suggest you do. You may be surprised the way I have been.