You might think of compression as a way of treating injuries such as cuts, bruises and inflammation. But it's also a valuable preventative against injuries and fatigue. When used correctly, oxygen-rich blood flows to the area being compressed at a faster rate than normal allowing muscles to work better, harder and healthier.
One company, CEP, recently introduced an all-weather, merino-wool compression sock line. They come in ankle-high and knee-high sizes (as well as a calf sleeve). In addition to the compression benefits, the company claims the socks keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer by regulating temperature and moisture. Depending on the sock length, prices run from $22.50 to $60 (cepcompression.com). If you frequently come home from the golf course with sore feet, they might be worth trying for your next round.
Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest. Follow @ronkaspriske