Thrombosis is a formation of a blood clot in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Venous Thrombosis is a blood clot (thrombus) that forms within a vein. A common type of venous thrombosis is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot in the deep veins, usually in the leg. There are risks specific to runners.
The symptoms of deep vein thrombosis DVT are swelling in the foot, ankle, or leg; pain or tenderness, often starting in the calf; redness or noticeable discoloration; and warmth on the affected area.
The symptoms of PE include unexplained shortness of breath or rapid breathing; chest pain, especially breathing in; rapid heart rate; and light headedness, faintness, or palpitations.
If you have any of these symptoms, go to the doctor or the emergency room immediately. Ask for appropriate imaging tests (ultrasound of vein for DVT, CT scan for PE).
Compression clothes and tights helps prevents pooling of blood in the legs that can results to venous thrombosis. These clothes apply pressure on the surface of the skin that gives compression with the help of muscular pump effect of the muscles it aids in the circulation of blood.
Compression Calf Guards – looks like sleeves but for your calf. They are really tight. They are effective for the containment of the calf muscle when training and competing. They definitely helped in recovering quickly, it also help in preventing cramps.
2XU Compression Calf Guards $24.40
CopperJoint Calf Compression Sleeve $14.97
Trideer Calf Compression Sleeve, Leg Compression Socks for Sports Men and Women $8.99
Running Tights, Compression pants – These compression pants are a great under-layer for runners or cyclists. It gives compression benefits for the whole leg. It even protects the knees, by preventing the outward motion that causes wear and tear. It also keeps you warm in cold temperatures and keeps you cool in hotter temperatures.
Whenever I'm competing or in training I always wear compression gear as possible. I usually just wear Underarmour or nike but 2XU really offers serious compression.
2XU Men's Elite Compression Tights $90.03
Compression Pants - Men's Tights Base $24.99
Tesla Men's Cool Dry Compression Baselayer Pants $12.98