Why do most people wear compression shorts, socks, etc? When you ask them, you will normally hear " it feels good and supportive." But did you know that research shows that compression helps with recovery too? Professional hockey players and other athletes will wear compression suites and pants after long intensive games to prevent and minimize their soreness. You will hear me reference professional athletes because they are the ones that get paid the big bucks to perform. Below are several choices for compression that I trust and brands that I have used.