Why is it useful to choose graduated compression garments for sports activities?
Pre-shaped stockings offer decreasing compression from the ankle to the calf, and are highly recommended for use both during and after sports activities in order to ensure an optimal venous return.
What happens during a workout?
During sports activities, cardiac output and full-body circulation increases: the veins react by activating the vasodilation phenomenon and increasing venous tone. The oxygenation of the tissues improves because all the capillaries are opened up. Prolonged exercise can thus result in the turgescence of superficial veins, typically in high-level athletes.
These veins are normal, but in susceptible patients excessive dilation may occur, above all in the legs.
What is the function of these elastic compression socks?
The use of elastic compression knee socks can prove to be helpful for athletes who are susceptible or already suffer from varicose veins, especially if they practice sports that are not conducive to their circulatory situation. Studies have shown that these articles can help to eliminate fatigue both during and after exercise.