Having the right equipment when playing badminton is very essential. And when it comes to the lower part of our body; feet, ankles, calfs and legs it is important to feel comfortable as well as having equipment which can protect you from injuries. In badminton we are quite exposed to injuries.
One of the equipment’s you can use is a compression sock. And in this post, we are taking a look at the Pro Tech sock from Liiteguard.
The Pro tech sock from Liitegaurd
Liiteguard’s Pro tech sock is a compression sock. According to Liiteguard, a number of studies has revealed a positive effect on restitution in relation to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), when compression products are used during training and matches.
During our usage of the Pro Tech sock, we have found that it is very useful for badminton players as well. First, you have to get used to the fact, that the sock really is a compression sock. That means it can be difficult to put it on. However, that simply means that the sock does the job, once it is on your foot. You instantly feel, that this is a different experience compared to a regular or other compression products.
So, what is that this compression sock can do for us as badminton players. Well, we picked the reasons we find most useful. And when testing the sock, there is no doubt, that the following aspects is what the sock helps us obtain.
Optimal blood flow with compression
The sock is a compression sock, with gradual compression. The compression is tightest in the foot, while the compression is decreased in the rest of the sock. This way of distributing the tension and tightness in the sock gives a optimal flow of blood in your foot, ankle, calf and leg.
Protected from twisting your ankle
On the inside of the sock by both ankle knobs there are small silicone buds. These a located in a very specific way, which protects your ankle. First because it increases blood circulation, but also increases the sensory feedback from the skin to the brain. This allow you to easier and quicker feel changes in the position of the foot, and thereby increasing you chances and possibility of correcting your motions if you are twisting dangerously.
Protecting your achilles
On the Pro Tech sock there is a reinforcement by the Achilles Tendon where there is increased compression. Compression applied directly on the Achilles Tendon can alleviate pain during and after activity, related to the Achilles tendon. The compression prevents the Achilles Tendon from swelling, and also provides a support that protects against the constant vibrations experienced in the tendon during activity.
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