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    compression socks and recovery

    How long is too long to wear compression socks? I put them on after a ride, but usually take them off before bed. Should I leave them on?

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    I sleep with mine on
    If your legs or feet are falling asleep, the socks might be too small.
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    Assuming you are using them to help improve blood flow I would think you can wear them as long as you like.

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    what exactly is the purpose of the compression socks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    what exactly is the purpose of the compression socks?
    For cyclists, to improve circulation.

    http://www.footsmart.com/Socks-Compression-Socks.aspx

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    I've left them on for days at a time (post ACL surgery) with no ill effects.

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