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  • Compression Apparel

    Posted by Ryan on October 3, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Does anyone here use compression apparel (sleeves, shorts, socks, pants, etc.)? What benefit does it provide you? Do you have a brand that seems to work best?

    Susan replied 7 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Susan

    October 5, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I tried compression socks while running but they caused several nasty blisters. I use them after a run now and I think they help me recover more quickly.

    • Ryan

      October 5, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Ooh interesting. Yeah blisters are not cool. I’ve worm compression pants/tights under my shorts for races. I’m not sure if they had any physical benefit, but I felt like Spider-Man. ?

  • Susan Hansen

    October 7, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    As a registered nurse on my feet a lot, I started wearing knee-high compression stockings 10+ years ago to promote circulation, reduce risk of blood clots and leave my legs feeling less tired after work. When I changed to a more sedentary job, it was even more important to wear them! I started with 8-15 mmHg (available over the counter), but will bump up to 15-20 mmHg if I am flying or on a long drive. I also wore them this year during a 5K mud run. Really glad I did! My legs didn’t feel tired, nor did I have any blistering problems as the stockings were quite snug. Plus the fabric didn’t absorb excess water. I would not exceed 20mmHg without a medical professional’s recommendation for a specific treatment purpose. Have a great day! ?

    • Stéphanie Noël

      October 22, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Wow I never really knew what these were for, thanks for the info!

  • Susan

    October 29, 2022 at 4:18 am

    Great info thank you!