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Scientific studies

Several scientific studies have shown that the Herzog Sport Compression Socks can contribute to injury prevention and promote recovery after exercise. Whether it’s recovering after shinsplints, wearing the compression socks in case of calf complaints or improving sporting performance: the Herzog PRO Compression Socks ensure that you can exercise pleasantly and prevent injuries.

Faster Recovery Shinsplints

Shin splints is one of the most common conditions of the lower leg in athletes. This injury is known to be difficult to treat. Also, few studies have been done in the past on how to treat shin splints. Therefore, a study was launched in athletes and runners to get more clarity about the best treatment of shin splints.

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User experiences of 50 Military personnel in various injuries

By Drs W.O. Zimmermann (sports doctor) and M.A. Paantjens (physiotheraeut)

In 2009, Drs. Wessel Zimmermann, a physician at the Ministry of Defence, conducted research into the use of Herzog Sport Compression Socks in military personnel. This research shows that sports compression socks contribute positively to the healing of lower leg complaints of soldiers.

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Performance improvement

Purpose. Studying whether wearing compression socks in young, well-trained cyclists affects the heart rate around their tipping point.

Set-up. The research used a randomized crossover design.

Method. 6 young (300km/ week) cyclists took part in this study. They all took a test with compression socks (intervention) and a test without compression socks (control).

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Pain in the legs and Herzog Sport Compression socks

Many athletes/runners know it: a slowly but surely emerging and irritating pain in the lower leg: calf injury and/ or shin complaints. Sometimes also a fierce sudden pain shoot in the calf, a muscle tear or whipping. Many are forced to stop the sport they enjoy for a longer or shorter period of time. And after a long recovery, it is difficult to get back to the old level. Often the athlete no longer dares to give himself 100 percent because of the fear that the injury will come back.

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Optimal recovery after the marathon

Running a marathon is often an attack on your body and its recovery takes a long time. Reducing muscle fatigue depends heavily on a quick removal of moisture and waste. New Australian research conducted by Dr. Stuart Armstrong, Anglesea Sports Medicine, Hamilton, New Zealand, etc., it appears that the use of compression socks with a relatively high compression of over 30 mm Hg at the ankle/underside of the calf and a decreasing pressure profile towards the knee can significantly accelerate this recovery.

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Compartment syndrome

Dr. G. van Enst, responsible for the training as a sports doctor in the Isala Clinics in Zwolle, investigated the role of the Herzog Sport Compression Socks at the Exercised Induced Compartment Syndrom (EICS).

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Sport Compression sock for calf complaints

The aim of this research was to systematically record the experiences of athletes with recurrent (recurrent) calf complaints. The cautious conclusion from this study was that the socks had a possible effect as part of the treatment package for calf complaints.

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Other scientific studies

  • A. Ali, M.P. Caine, B.G. Snow. ”Graduated compression socks: Physiological and perceptual responses during and after.” Journal of Sports Sciences, 2007.
  • Hagan, Melissa J., and Stephen M. Lambert. ”A Randomised Crossover Study of Low-ankle-pressure Graduated-compression tights in Reducing Flight-induced Ankle Oedema.” Med J Aust 188.2 (2008): 81-84. Web.
  • Sigvaris, USA. ”Compression Socks Help Reduce Swelling for Nurses.” Sigvaris, Mar 24. 2011. Web. Sept 18( 18) Sept. 2013.
  • Stetter, Emily. (2013). An Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Device Reduces Blood Lactate Concentrations More Effectively Than Passive Recovery after Wingate Testing. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 02. 10.4172/2324-9080.1000115.
  • Sands WA, Murray MB, Murray SR, McNeal JR, Mizuguchi S, Sato K, Stone MH. Peristaltic pulse dynamic compression of the lower extremity enhances flexibility. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Apr;28(4):1058-64. Doi: 10.1519/JSC.00000000000000244. PMID: 24077383.
  • Graduated compression socks: Physiological and perceptual responses during and after. Ali, M.P. Caine, B.G. Snow. J Sports Sci 2007 Feb 15;25(4):413-9.
  • Venous lay symptoms in healthy subjects assessed during prolonged standing. Blättler W, Thomae HJ, Amsler F. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Oct; 4(4):455-62.
  • Quantifying the degree graduated elastic compression socks enhance venous emptying. Lattimer CR, Kalodiki E, Kafeza M, Azzam M, et al. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 47(1):75-80.
  • Compression Socks Help Reduce Swelling for Nurses.Sigvaris, USA Mar 24. 2011. Web. Sept 18( 18) Sept. 2013.
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  • The Effects of a Roundtrip Trans-American Jet Travel on Physiological Stress, Neuromuscular Performance and Recovery. Kraemer WJ, Hooper DR, Kupchak BR, Saenz C, et al.J. Appl. It’s Physiol. 2016 Aug 1; 121(2) 438-48.
  • Compression socks for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers. Clarke MJ, Broderick C, Hopewell S, Juszczak E, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 14;9.
  • Compression hosiery for occupational leg symptoms and leg volume: a randomized crossover trial in a cohort of hairdressers. Blazek C, Amsler F, Blaettler W, Keo HH, et al. Phlebology. 2013 Aug; 28(5):239-47.
  • Randomized Crossover Study of Low-ankle-pressure Graduated-compression tights in Reducing Flight-induced Ankle Oedema.” Hagan, Melissa J., and Stephen M. Lambert. Med J Aust 188.2 (2008): 81-84.
  • Is There Evidence that Runners can Benefit from Wearing Compression Clothing? Angel FA, Holmberg HC, Sperlich B. Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 46 (12):1939-1952.
  • Compression garments and recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage: a meta-analysis. Hill J, Howatson G, van Someren k, Leeder, et al. Br j Sports Med 2014 Sept; 9180:1440-6.
  • Are compression garments effective for the recovery of exercise-induced muscle damage? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Marqués-Jiménez D, Calleja-González J, Arratibel I, Delextrat A, et al. Physiol Behav. 2016 Jan 1;153:133-48.
  • Compression Garments and Recovery from Exercise: A Meta-Analysis. Brown F, Gissane C, Howatson G, by Someren K, et al. Sports Med. 2017 Nov; 47 (11):2245-2267.
  • Compression socks reduce occupational leg swelling. Partsch H, Winiger J, Lun B. Dermatol Surg. 2004 May;30(5):737-43.
  • Acute Effects of Graduated Elastic Compression Stocks in Patients with Symptomatic Varicose Veins: A Randomised Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. Kakkos SK1, Timpilis M2, Patrinos P2, Nikolakopoulos KM2, et al. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Jan;55(1):118-125.
  • Relationship between patient-reported symptoms, limitations in daily activities, and psychological impact in varicose veins. Mallick R1, Lal BK2, Daugherty C3. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2017 Mar;5(2):224-237.
  • Acceptance, compliance and effects of compression socks on venous functional symptoms and quality of life of Italian pregnant women. Allegra C1, Antignani PL, Will K, Allaert F. Int Angiol. 2014 Aug; 33 (4):357-64.
  • Compression socks prophylaxis or emergent varicose veins in pregnancy: a prospective randomised controlled study. Thaler E1, Huch R, Huch A, Zimmermann R. Swiss Med Wkly. 2001 Dec 1; 131(45-46): 659-62.
  • Compression socks for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers. Clarke MJ, Broderick C, Hopewell S, Juszczak E, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 14;9.