The first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 crossed the finish line last week. Meb Keflezighi, 38 , won the men’s division while wearing CEP compression, a line of Mediven medical compression stockings. Meb has been publicly wearing CEP compression socks for years, including as the US Olympic marathon runner.
Due to the health benefits that come from compression socks, other athletes are also using compression socks to decrease muscle fatigue and improve performance and recovery. It seems as though every runner is wearing compression socks these days. Compression is not just for athletes. Compression has been used for decades as the treatment for vein disorders. In the field of venous disease, they are the gold standard in conservative management for vein conditions such as varicose veins and venous insufficiency. For those who have jobs that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting, compression can help with occupational leg swelling and fatigue. They are also recommended during air travel to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
CEP Compression socks, like those worn by Meb Keflezighi in the Boston Marathon can be found at CompressRx.com.