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2011-04-27 1:06 PM

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Subject: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?

I just received the calf compression sleeves that I ordered as I have been experiencing calf tightness and soreness after long runs.  I am just using them for recovery purposes and the plan is to put them on after running.  I have been searching for guidelines without any luck so thought I would post my questions here. 

How long should I wear them?  Are there any negative consequences associated with wearing them too long?

Thanks for any info that you have.



2011-04-27 1:30 PM
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Subject: RE: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?
Since no one can demonstrate positive consequences for wearing them, I doubt any one can demonstrate any negative ones.  Wear them and see how you feel.
2011-04-27 1:39 PM
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Subject: RE: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?
I have some and have no idea if they really work.  I suppose I could put a sleeve on one calf and not on the other to try a side by side test but that might do all sorts of wonky things.  I don't dislike them so I use them when I'm feeling particularly sore or I've had a particularly hard ski day and know I need to run hard the next day.  For some reason the combo of skiing and running really does a number on my calves. 
2011-04-27 2:04 PM
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Subject: RE: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?

When they start to stink, I'd take them off. Wink

But I've showered in them and worn them to bed before.

2011-04-27 3:00 PM
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I spoke to a 2XU rep at my last tri workshop and he suggested wearing them to bed.
2011-04-27 3:09 PM
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Subject: RE: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?

COSkiGirl - 2011-04-27 2:39 PM I suppose I could put a sleeve on one calf and not on the other to try a side by side test but that might do all sorts of wonky things.

I did exactly this during the B2B HIM last fall.  I had been having calf issues, so I wore a sleave on one leg only for the entire race.  Not sure if I felt any difference, but mentally it made me feel better having it there and I didn't feel any pain during the race.



2011-04-28 1:05 PM
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Subject: RE: How Long to Wear Compression Sleeves?

As part of my research for a few articles on my blog, I did quite a bit of research on compression in general, and compression sleeves/socks in particular.

A study was published in March on the recovery implications of endurance athletes wearing compression (in the case of the study, the study participants were ultra marathoners).  The research showed that participants realized recovery benefits for up to the first 48 hours following exhaustive exercise.

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