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Old 01-12-08, 08:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-14-08, 11:21 AM   #2
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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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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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