Muscle soreness is one of the most common complaints people experience after any fitness routine, and taking care of your body is important. Help your muscles recover quickly after each workout with a pair of high-quality compression socks so you can feel better and ready for the next one.   

Don't let your sore muscles set you back when it comes to meeting your fitness goals! Allowing your muscles to fully recover after each workout is important for your health, as well as a successful fitness routine.

Compression socks with gradient compression can help tired, sore muscles recover more quickly after any workout. Due to gravity, muscles in your feet and legs tend to suffer from swelling and poor circulation after exercising, and compression socks help to fight that. Swelling also typically causes pain, so if you can reduce swelling, you can reduce any pain or discomfort you feel after a workout as well. Whether your muscles are sore, tired, or just plain weak after a workout, help them recover faster with a pair of graduated compression socks.  

Graduated compression means the tightest or most pressure is at the ankle and gradually decreases up the garment towards the knee. This professional grade compression helps improve circulation, which means your muscles will benefit from extra oxygen, and it also helps prevent the risk of DVT, or blood clots.    

Pro Tip: Wearing compression during your workout can help your muscles too. Check out The Best Compression Socks for Runners, The Best Compression Socks and Sleeves for Shin Splints, and The Best Compression Socks and Sleeves for Plantar Fasciitis.    

Best Compression Socks for Recovery

CEP Men’s Recovery+ Socks (and Women) - $50.00$40.00 ON SALE NOW 

CEP Socks for Recovery are ideal for preparing your muscles before you train or compete and after for recovery. The special fabric features compression knitting that improves circulation and feels great on your legs for maximum comfort. You experience fewer sore muscles and your legs feel stronger before and after sports. They are also perfect for everyday use and traveling.

Sigvaris Athletic Recovery Knee High Compression Socks - $39.95

A growing trend among competitive athletes and weekend warriors is the use of graduated compression socks to help improve their athletic performance and recovery. As the global leader in graduated compression therapy, SIGVARIS creates truly superior sports products featuring true graduated compression for athletes and active people.

“Fit good. Just right amount of compression for recovery after long runs.” Thanks, Michael S.

CEP Women’s Ortho+ Ankle Support Short Socks (and Men) - $45.00

For stabilization and ankle support.

“Pleasantly surprised. These socks really do provide good Achilles support and ample all around compression. I have ankle swelling due to medication and these socks rock my daily walks.” Thanks, Marc G.

Also available in a knee high length for Men and Women.

CEP Men’s Ortho+ Achilles Support Short Socks (and Women) - $45.00

Dual-action design, optimum Achilles tendon relief, and full compression effect.

Also available in a knee high length for Men and Women.

Therafirm TheraSport 15-20 MMHG Athletic Recovery Sleeves - $36.95


TheraSport by Therafirm Athletic Compression Leg Sleeves deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it comes up the leg. This true gradient compression helps improve circulation which in turn can help provide a reduction in muscle fatigue, enhanced performance, and faster recovery.