CAN COMPRESSION SOCKS HELP YOU WITH YOUR RUN?
A If you’re a long-distance runner, they can. Sports medicine expert Dr. Jack Taunton says compression stockings can prevent swelling in the calves and ankles, as well as stave off cramping by helping blood return up through the veins in the legs. “In a long race over 10 kilometres, ankle edema occurs and your calf muscles are swollen and tight. The compression stockings speed up recovery,” Dr. Taunton explains. If you aren’t a distance runner, you can also benefit from compression socks on long flights (again, to prevent ankle swelling) or if you’re recovering from an ankle sprain.