How tight should compression socks be for running?

The benefits of wearing compression socks are many: the most basic is to promote venous return and prevent deep vein thrombosis; In the process of running, it can reduce the impact of landing impact and make running smoother, thus reducing muscle fatigue, reducing the occurrence of delayed muscle soreness and promoting recovery, and to some extent reducing the risk of muscle injury.

With all these benefits, do you know how to properly wear compression socks? Recently, NCAa-turned-high school coach Hilary Keegal answered a similar question from fellow runners.

One runner asked Hillary: How tight should you wear compression socks? When is the best time to wear them? Mrs Clinton gave separate answers to both questions.

In response to the former question, she thinks compression socks should be comfortable to wear. “It’s tight enough for them to let compression socks leave a mark on your skin – but you shouldn’t feel any pain while wearing them.”

On another issue, Clinton said there are no rules about when to wear compression socks. “Some runners like to wear them while running to increase circulation to their calf muscles. For others, running in socks is uncomfortable or may be too hot.”

Personally, Hillary likes to wear compression socks while recovering from a run. “Putting them on after getting wet can improve circulation in your legs after a long run or hard training session. They’re also great to wear on the plane, especially when you’re on your way home from a tournament break.”


Post time: Jan-04-2023