Manufacturers claim that wearing compression stockings can optimize blood flow, reduce muscle fatigue, reduce muscle soreness, prevent injury, help remove metabolic byproducts, dampen muscle vibration, and thereby increase endurance and improve running performance.
The exact mechanisms behind the physiological and biochemical responses of wearing compression garments have yet to be established in relation to enhancing performance and recovery. Despite the variation in research findings the use of compression garments remains popular amongst athletes during both training and competition.
However, there may be a psychological component to compression’s effects. Maybe if you have this positive feeling about it and you like them then it may work for you. It is a very individual response.
Please feel free to discuss whether compression garments are suitable for you with your local physiotherapist.