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AvatarBobby Aldridge

In Kelly’s new book (Ready to Run) he says compression socks will “assist your body’s circulation and lymph systems in restoring worked tissue” and “stamp out tissue hotspots”. He doesn’t provide any explanation of how the socks do this but he does cite a 2001 study on deep vein thrombosis and says that because everyone sporty is doing it we should too.

As far as I can tell this artcle discusses the benefits of compression socks ankles vs knee height for deep vein thrombosis and not for recovering from sports inflicted damage. 
Can anyone help substantiate the claim that these socks will help with our recovery?
Why use calf length vs knee length compression socks?
What is the mechanism at work?