PRO Compression, Manufacturer of Compression Socks for Runners, Offers Tips to Prevent Shin Splints

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PRO Compression, manufacturer of compression socks for runners, responds to an article published in Men’s Fitness about ways to prevent shin splints.

On March 22, PRO Compression, a company that makes compression socks for runners and endurance athletes, reacts to an article published in Men’s Fitness on ways to prevent and treat shin splints and offers additional tips for runners.

According to the Men’s Fitness article, “Shin splints—when left untreated—quickly become one of the worst running-related injuries that’ll hinder your workout.” The article continued, “You can get [shin splints] by increasing your running frequency, intensity, or duration, not to mention, improper form or poorly-fitted shoes cause them to inflame.” The article listed a number of ways to prevent and treat shin splints, including cross training, running “mid-foot,” and wearing a “supportive shoe.”

In the article, Men’s Fitness had a continuous theme for runners: slow down. Based on the article, acknowledging one’s limitations is essential to avoiding injury. For instance, the article suggests that runners “build gradually” saying, “instead of running too much too soon (a main cause of shin splints) increase your speed and distance gradually.” In the article, Keith Jeffers, D.C., C.C.S.P., advised, “increase your walking distance 10 percent each week while simultaneously amping up your run to walk ratio by 10 percent.”

Eric Smith, CEO of PRO Compression, recognizes shin splints as a common issue for runners. “Runners and endurance athletes alike overcome many obstacles for the love of the sport and they have many resources at their disposal to help them tackle these issues,” Smith says. “We created compression socks for runners which improve blood flow, stability and comfort while decreasing recovery time. Even non-competitive athletes can benefit from the protective benefits of compression clothing.”

At PRO Compression we’ve created high-quality, graduated compressions socks tailor-made for the weekend runner and elite athlete. Unlike countless gimmicks that claim to improve your performance, with PRO Compression socks, the instant, positive improvement isn’t an empty promise – it’s purely scientific.


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