Compression stockings aren't just for varicose veins and swollen ankles. Athletes in almost every sport, including gold medal Olympians, have discovered the benefits of wearing compression socks during and post competition.
During competition compression socks and sleeves:
Stabilize leg muscles, reducing vibration
Increase blood flow and muscle oxygenation, which increases endurance
Decreases chances of injury, like shin splints
Wearing compression socks post-workout helps flush lactic acid from the muscles, which means less ache and a quicker recovery. Then you're ready to get up and do it all over again.