In this study, we analysed accelerometry data from runners foot strikes with and without sport compression stockings. Also, we measured comfort perceived with these garments due its importance to a succesful performance. Ten male runners (n=10) exerted two laboratory test condition in different days: a) without compression stockings and b) with one kind of compression in each leg. Accelerometry data were registered using sensors in tibia and head. Also participants filled out a comfort test in stockings’ condition. Medium compression (MC) impacts attenuation was lower than no compression (NC) condition (p<0,05). General comfort perceived was 66%. In conclusion, compression stockings demonstrated a protective effect against impacts and were perceived as comfortable.
Oficial, Francisco J.; Aparicio, I.; Julián, Iván; and Pérez-Soriano, Pedro
"DO SPORT COMPRESSION STOCKINGS IMPROVE COMFORT AND ACCELEROMETRY PARAMETERS IN RUNNERS?,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 217.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/217