Compression for Running - Key Terms and Definitions

April 23, 2013 1 min read

Compression socks and compression leg sleeves helps runners recover faster and race harder. Using compression for running provides runners with many different advantages, but understanding all the terms is important. Below we listed some key terms important in understanding compression for running.

1. Shin Splints: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) injuries are caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. Characterized by pain in the lower part of the leg between knee and ankle. Wearing compression can help prevent and recovery from Shin Splints

2. R.I.C.E: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation

3. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Wearing compression helps to prevent impact and allows muscles to recover faster

4. Faster recovery: Reducing blood lactate concentration during maximal exercise bouts, allows for an increased lactic threshold. Studies have shown that athletes with a high lactate threshold perform better. Graduated compression by aiding in removal of blood lactate

5. Compression use: Training, Racing, & Recovery

6. Chevron ribbing: Kineso-targeted ribbing constructed into compression leg sleeve to support shin and calf muscle

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