Athletic socks provide light weight compression and support to working joints and muscles that helps improve venous return and oxygen and accelerates recovery from sports training and competition. They may also be worn by for those who maintain an active lifestyle or may be at risk for developing Lymphedema. (read more)
Compression athletic socks help to keep muscles warm and to prevent muscle or joint strain and fatigue. The additional warmth and support provided also helps to relieve pain from post-exercise muscle stiffness and soreness. Athletic socks are designed with specialty fabrics that help wick sweat away from the skin, keeping the body dryer and helping to prevent chafing and rashes.
Similar to athletic socks, other compression garments such as the micro massage garments feature micro-massaging fabric that provides light graduated compression to other body areas and works with the body’s natural movement to gently massage the skin and stimulate circulation.
Oftentimes athletic wear is used in conjunction with Kinesiology-sports tape as the tape’s adhesive backings creates a lifting effect on the epidermis which results in improved circulation and lymphatic drainage.