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Discussion: Anyone used or tried compression socks ?

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May 28, 2013
CanOcorn
12 posts
Anyone used or tried compression socks ?
Saw them recently and was wondering if there was any reviews on them ?
Thanks !!
May 28, 2013
Fred S
Men's 80
93 posts
I use them. IMO not worth the extra money as they never lasted. I have neuropathy in my feet and legs and have bought diabetic and regular compression socks. The work fine at the beginning but slowly unravel with use.

Last time I sent them back under warranty and never hear nothing
May 28, 2013
dand
Men's 65
13 posts
I have used smooth toe compression socks for the past 2 years. Think they are great. My legs are no longer as tired or achy after playing 3 games or more in a day. After 2 years, the compression is still there. They are not cheap but to me worth the price.
May 28, 2013
Fred S
Men's 80
93 posts
Dand: You must of got a better batch than I did. I tried them twice and both times they didn't last year.

So much for the warranty also. Sent back by last 3 pairs within 6 months and never heard a word from them
May 28, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
874 posts
I got my first pair a month ago. When I leave high elevation to play ball in lower elevation locales, my ankles swell. The doctor told me the compression socks will help to alleviate that. I wear them when I travel by air and when I play ball away from home.
May 28, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
I use them and like them but have not found any research. The compression is measured by a number. It is critical that the ankle compression be higher than the calf compression to drive the blood out of the lower leg. The strongest for diabetics are rated 20 to 30. I bought 2 pairs from Rawlings designed for baseball rated at 15 to 20 although the site doesn't say that and the rep couldn't answer my question. I know the rating based on the packaging.
Although it is subjective, I think I get less swelling and faster recovery, but it might all be in my head. I also wear compression shorts (Bike
7625) and wear compression tops after I play and think they help.
Besides socks you can buy compression calf sleeves which are like elbow sleeves. If interested I suggest you call Alan who posts here because I know he sells his favored brand and is far more knowledgeable than I. He is a triathlete besides being a softball guru and the triathletes all use compression wear.
May 29, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Can,
They do work for sure. There is tons of medical research that shows it. I'm sorry you did not have a good experience but I have never had that problem with the brand I have tested and used for years nor have the athletes that I have supplied them to. I am happy to answer your questions or get you what you need.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
May 29, 2013
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
I had a blood clot in my right thigh (Calf swelled). Was told to use compression
socks when I play. I bought Miken's VO2FX compression socks. They are expensive, around $40 a pair! I got mine for $20 on Amazon.

I love them! They are very comfortable and seem to help my legs during tournaments. Would recommend them to anyone with leg problems.
May 29, 2013
Fred S
Men's 80
93 posts
Tri18: I will check with you sometime this week and maybe try what you have. You haven't steered me wrong yet.
May 29, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
The same company makes Miken Rawlings and Worth and all 3 sell compression socks from VO2FX which is probably a related company. The ones from Miken which I saw online at Amazon were clearly marked 20 to 30 which will supply diabetic grade
compression. I believe all have a 2-year warranty and you register them online which I did. The have a lot of CoolMax in them and I have found them not to be hot and they are also advertised to provide abrasion resistance.
May 29, 2013
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
117 posts
I've using the Phiten model compression socks for 2 years now..no problems with them.. the key is to never place them in the dryer, as this causes them to break-down quicker...
http://www.phitenusa.com/p-34-titanium-sport-socks-knee-high-made-in-japan.aspx
May 29, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
i use under armour socks and like them.....and can get them in many different colors....
May 29, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
Salsa, I checked the phiten site you referenced.
They may be wonderful socks, but they are not compression socks. They do sell a compression elbow and upper arm sleeve, designated as such.
May 30, 2013
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
117 posts
MD,
I bought the UA socks and they did not go all the way past my calf muscle :(

HJ,
to me they feel and work as compression and it has the titanium material to relive soreness, they also have a sleeve that is only directly made for the calf muscles;)

not sure what folks here are looking for, but found this link.. :)
http://www.compressionsale.com/mens-styles/
May 30, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
skid49....what socks did you get....all mine are at least knee hi(as i put my evo shin guards in there)....i also didn't care if they were the soccer or football ones along with baseball/softball.....all were knee hi....tho UA's are not comp socks,they help me....those phiten's might something for me to check into tho.....
May 31, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Mad dog,
Take a look at zensah.com they have an excellent product line with lots of choices and good pricing. I have been selling them and using them for years with excellent results. If you need help getting some or have questions get with me at 561-718-7504.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
May 31, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
thanks alan....at this time i have way to many socks,and momma might have something to say about more socks....LOL......i will go look tho,thanks......
June 1, 2013
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
117 posts
MD, I use these socks... $15.00
http://www.phitenusa.com/p-34-titanium-sport-socks-knee-high-made-in-japan.aspx
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