JockeySox™ support the calf muscle and optimise muscle alignment and efficiency. This improves calf muscle stamina and delays muscle exhaustion. The calf muscle acts as a pump to encourage blood and lymph back up towards the heart; the actions of this muscle can be compromised when encased in a long leather fitted riding boot. This is where the correct use of compression science and technology can be advantageous to a competitive rider.
The graduated compression applied by the socks stimulates the muscles and soft tissue by exerting circumferential pressure around the leg. Similar to flight sock science - maximal compression is applied around the ankle (17mmHg pressure), sequentially decreasing towards the calf area (14mmHg).
Graduated compression socks are beneficial to reduce gravitational, heat and exercise associated swelling of the lower leg. The circumferential pressure aids venous return, increases muscle oxygenation and accelerates removal of metabolic waste such as lactic acid. Using this type of compression sock offers the physiological equivalent of sitting down and putting your feet up!
JockeySox™ can be safely used as Flight Socks or for reducing ankle or foot swelling following injury of the lower leg.
Made in Great Britain by a Specialist Medical Compression Hosiery Manufacturer.