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Compression socks - fad or function?

Old 07-22-09, 10:34 AM
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I dont know what the mm/hg of compression from 2xu/skins stuff is after a quick search, but walmart has diabetic type high socks with 30-40 mm/hg of compression for like 6 bucks if you want to toe the waters.
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Old 07-22-09, 02:40 PM
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I think Friehl's book is a pretty good start. But they don't call them "customized training plans" for nothing. The trick is how you make the basic setup subjectively valuable.

I formed my opinion about compression socks after some research in my coaching capacity. I coach a collegiate team and realized that the teams in our conference that start the season well often end the season wrecked while those that start slowly finish strong. We have a medium sized team so we couldn't have some of our people start slow and others start fast. Instead, I focused on recovery in three terms: training plans, nutrition and recovery tools. As I researched recovery tools it became clear that compression socks are of some psychological benefit, but not nearly as valuable as the physical and psychological benefits of Normatec's units.
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
I dont know what the mm/hg of compression from 2xu/skins stuff is after a quick search, but walmart has diabetic type high socks with 30-40 mm/hg of compression for like 6 bucks if you want to toe the waters.
not the same thing.
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Old 07-22-09, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
not the same thing.
And why would that be?
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Originally Posted by merckx89 View Post
And why would that be?
The diabetic socks are also good for people with large calves and when you are traveling. When traveling you have two good choices. The diabetic sock is comfortable and will not restrict the blood flow. Compression socks act just the opposite and fit snuggly around the leg. They push the blood back up the leg; gravity does its job returning it to the foot. Compression socks are excellent for someone who has blood clots when flying, people who work on their feet all day, pregnant women and the busy traveler. Compression socks are excellent in avoiding achy tired legs for the person on their feet, varicose veins, edema and swollen ankles. One fact not widely known about compression socks are how helpful they are in supporting the muscles and relieving tension for people with plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain.
Diabetic socks are specially designed to help people with diabetic foot neuropathy, which causes poor circulation and loss of feeling in the feet, to keep their feet dry and healthy. Diabetic socks promote circulation and pull moisture away from the feet more than regular socks do. They look just like athletic socks and are just as comfortable but they contain materials and features that help diabetics take better care of their feet.

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