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Compression sleeves: how long to wear them? (Read 369 times)

runmomto3boys


    If you wear compression sleeves for recovery purposes, how long should you wear them for? An hour? Hours?
    CeeDotA


      I try to put them on as soon as possible after my long runs. Once I'm showered up, basically. If I'm really sore, then I'll leave them on overnight.

      Current PRs:

      5K: 27:06 (11/10/12) | 5M: 44:03 (6/1/13) | 10K: 1:00:48 (7/4/12)

      15K: 1:27:53 (3/17/13) | 10M: 1:30:25 (4/13/13) | HM: 1:59:55 (4/28/13)

      Next race: Ashland 4th of July 10K

      runmomto3boys


        I try to put them on as soon as possible after my long runs. Once I'm showered up, basically. If I'm really sore, then I'll leave them on overnight.

         

        That's good to know.  I wore mine to bed too last night and although I'm not sure whether it's psychological or not, my legs feel better.  My calves still are sore from the week off, but considering how sore I thought they'd be this AM: better than expected.

        happylily


          Stupid question: Are compression sleeves only good for the lower part of the legs? Because I'm usually sore above the knees. The calves and ankles are fine. It's the thighs that hurt. And the lower back. Is that age?

          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

          4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


          Hip Hip Hooray

            Stupid question: Are compression sleeves only good for the lower part of the legs? Because I'm usually sore above the knees. The calves and ankles are fine. It's the thighs that hurt. And the lower back. Is that age?

             

            They make recovery pants, which would work on the whole legs/hips.   I love mine.

             

            happylily


              They make recovery pants, which would work on the whole legs/hips.   I love mine.

               

              That's good to know! Any brand you can suggest?

              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

              4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


              Hip Hip Hooray

                Mine are Zoot!  I've not tried any others, so I don't have any comparison to make, but I like them.

                 

                happylily


                  Thanks! I'm going to look for them. Maybe runningwarehouse has them.

                  PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                          Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                  4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

                  Nevrgivup


                    I'm glad you started this thread because I've often wondered if these would be good after my longer runs. Let me know which ones you get. 

                    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 

                    Nakedbabytoes


                    levitation specialist

                      My dad is a diabetic, if compression can work for recovery and circulation in his legs, you betcha they work on the average person!

                       

                      I have Zensah ones, I have heard great things about the CEP ones as well. I wear mine after longer runs or a hard workout, and especially after races when you ran long and hard! Like PP, I put them on after I shower and if my run was a morning run, wear them until late afternoon. If it was an evening run, then I just wear them overnight. I have calf ones, Zensah compression shorts that go down to my knees for thighs and glutes(I wear them to bike as well), and arm ones. Although my arms don't seem to ever need them, but then when you run like a t-Rex, what do you have to recover from really??

                      MtnBikerChk


                      running is bad for you

                        I have a pair of CEPs that I wore from February to August (no lie - every day and sometimes at night).

                         

                        They helped my calves after my runs no doubt - and they made my shin feel like it wasn't going to pop out of my skin Wink

                         

                        I have a set of Zensahs that are good but not nearly as tight.   AND I have a pair of 2xus (new) that seem good too!

                         

                        I also wear compression cycling shorts when I ride.  I'm a firm believer in compression!!

                        runmomto3boys


                          I have the CEP sleeves, Hilary.  My running store recommended them to me.  I really feel better today, so who knows?  Can't hurt, might help????

                           

                          I didn't realize that there is such a thing as recovery pants. That is good to know!

                           

                          Lily: I definitely couldn't fit the sleeves over my thighs - they are itty bitty and (obviously, by definition!) super duper tight. 

                          Robert31320


                          Running for TJ

                            Do any of you wear them DURING your everyday running?  I have been wondering if they really help with sore legs (calves & shins) and would love to have some real life experiences rather than advertising propoganda...

                            • Casual runner with nothing to prove.  
                            • Dead F'n Last beats Didn't F'n TRY...EVERY F'n DAY!

                             


                            Shakedown Street

                              They make recovery pants, which would work on the whole legs/hips.   I love mine.

                               

                              2xu makes some for the upper legs that are not pants

                              Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)


                              Shakedown Street

                                FWIW I have 2 pair of sleeves and 1 of socks.

                                 

                                I LOVE the socks for recovery and occasionally will run a LSD trail run in them....smartwool phd, very very nice to sleep in, lotsa compression, even in ankle area.

                                 

                                As far as sleeves, I have CEP and Zensah, the CEP are nice, just the right amount of compression, the zensah are much much milder.

                                Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)

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