Recovery Compression Socks: A Must-Have for Athletes


Tired of your body taking a long time to recover after an intense workout or long-distance run? We totally get it.

When you’re an active person, you want to spend more time doing what you love, and less time sitting at home praying that your muscles are going to be feeling good enough for the next session.

male athletes running a trail

Many athletes around the world are now relying on compression socks to assist with recovery and get them back on their feet quicker than they ever could before.

Do you suffer from muscle soreness regularly?

One of the most common athletic complaints after competing, training or working out is muscle soreness. Putting a pair of compression socks on after endurance runs or sprint trainings has shown to decrease post-exercise soreness in sports people of different codes. Many athletes have also said that wearing compression socks while they train also reduces their muscle soreness while in recovery mode.

Get back to doing what you love most, quicker than before

With less muscle soreness and less muscle damage, you are more than likely to find that you feel ready to get back on your feet quicker than you would without wearing compression socks.

Big name athletes have made comments about their level of muscle soreness after wearing compression socks and that they are a ‘must-have for long-term runners.

A psychological boost

As well as having actual physical benefits, it’s also believed that the sensation of compression can actually affect the way your brain processes soreness and allow you to feel less pain than you would normally. Mind-muscle connection can be very powerful when it comes to recovery and performance so wearing compression socks can definitely be useful in this sense.

The right compression for recovery

Now that you understand that recovery compression socks are definitely useful for athletes, you need to know what you should be looking for when you buy.

Because socks come in different compression levels, choosing the right pressure will be vital to how effective they are for you. Some athletes use 20-30 mmHg, while others can go up to a higher pressure, especially if they have an injury and they are going to be off their feet for a while.

Everybody is different, so it’s a good idea to talk to your medical professional to get their advice on what would be the right pressure for your needs.

Need some help finding the right compression socks for recovery?

Our expert team at TXG Socks are highly experienced in compression socks and can help you find the right pair to aid your sports recovery. Check out what some of our happy customers have had to say about using socks for sports and recovery, and please do give us a call if you have any questions on 0800 894 769.

Please note: The information provided here is for general information only and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified, professional advice.


About Heather Gatland

Chief Sock Checker at TXG Socks

After finding that compression socks sped up the healing of an injury, Heather wanted to help others do the same, so founded TXG Compression Socks in Australasia in 2013. With her 6 years of ‘hands-on’ experience working with medical professionals, extensive business experience and Chartered Accountant qualification, Heather knows all the ins and outs of the compression socks market. Heather’s goal of helping baby boomers, like herself, has finally come true. Heather loves researching and sharing her findings on the TXG blog as well as enjoys supporting her customers to get back to feeling happy, energised and active.

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