Here we are in January – the month of New Year’s Resolutions and generally getting healthy. It’s time to try out all that new workout equipment and apparel you received for the holidays. Did anyone get knee high running socks? These seem to be quite the trend in athletic and running apparel – convenient for those of us who like to wear athletic compression socks like our new TheraSport socks, as well as our Core-Sport socks.
Gradient compression, which is compression that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it moves upwards, is known to improve blood flow from the ankle to the heart. The increased blood flow improves oxygenation and enhances athletic performance. Athletes that wear athletic compression garments may experience less delayed onset muscle soreness, less fatigue, improved performance, less edema post-competition and faster recovery.
Gradient compression is common in the medical world, but virtually unknown in athletic compression, despite all its advantages for athletes. Most athletic compression on the market is the more basic all over compression. TheraSport and Core-Sport socks both feature lab-tested gradient compression available in 15-20mmHg and 20-30mmHg.
TheraSport Athletic Performance and Recovery Socks, the newest addition of gradient compression socks to Therafirm’s line, are breaking the athletic compression mold. Not only do they offer the wearer the true gradient athletic compression, but they also have a number of other benefits that make them ideal for today’s most serious professional and amateur athletes or anyone who prefers a sports style sock.
TheraSport socks are made with a super soft and lightweight material for exceptional comfort. A comfortable band provides a non-binding grip to help the socks stay up. High tech, moisture wicking yarns, as well as breathable mesh paneling and moisture-wicking fibers keep feet cool and odor under control. A unique “Y” heel stitching helps to keep socks in place. Additional Achilles and foot protection provide greater support and stabilization. Finally, a lightweight cushioning helps to absorb shock and protect feet during athletic activity.
But, let’s not forget how cool they look! Seriously, these things look great, all the while providing beneficial gradient compression. It’s a win-win. So, get a pair, put them on and get to those resolutions!