These Compression 101 articles are here to answer any and all questions you may have about graduated compression for sports, everyday use, medical, and all things in between. We hope that you find these helpful in your discovery of graduated compression technology.

How to Start Running

Our employees at LEGEND love to run! However, if you are in the percentage of people who compare running to a form of torture or boredom, then this article is…

Compression Socks for Hiking

Hiking is all about preparation. You pack your backpack with emergency flairs, waterproof matches, granola, a canteen, and a 12-hour thermos. You put on a fleece, rainproof windbreaker, and heavy-duty…

How Long to Wear Compression Socks

If you are wondering how long to wear compression socks, you are not alone.   While, there is really no bad time to put on a pair of compression socks, but…

Types of Compression Stockings

There are three common types of compression stockings: knee highs, thigh highs, and pantyhose. (Not to be confused with compression socks, which are sometimes referenced as compression…

Will Compression Help with Running?

As runners, we have all experienced those pesky shin splints or calf cramps at one point or another. LEGEND compression socks and compression sleeves were designed with…

The Levels of Compression

Graduated compression comes in different levels of compression. The most common levels are first the 15-20 mmHg therapeutic or moderate compression. The second most common is 20-30…

How to Measure for Compression Socks, Sleeves, and Stockings

When choosing the right size for compression socks or stockings, you’ll just need to know your shoe size and circumference of one or two areas on your legs and use…

Compression Socks for Pregnancy

How can compression help during pregnancy? While pregnant, women can experience a number of side effects such as swollen legs, achy/tired legs, varicose veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis and other venous…

Compression Socks for Traveling

How can compression socks help during travel? While you are sitting on a plane or in a car for long hours, blood can pool in your feet and ankles due…

Compression for Shin Splints: Can It Help?

In a quick answer, yes! In a more detailed answer, let me explain how LEGEND compression works with your body and why it helps your shin splints, calf cramps, and…

Compression Socks and Sleeves

The question of “socks vs sleeves” has been ongoing for a long time in the fitness community. Most of the time, it simply comes down to personal preference. Wearing calf…

How To Put On Compression Stockings

The best time of the day to put on your compression stockings is in the morning. Make sure your feet and legs are completely dry! It may help, also, to…

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