Best braces, splints & supports according to redditors

We found 1,845 Reddit comments discussing the best braces, splints & supports. We ranked the 954 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Braces, Splints & Supports:

u/genericdude999 · 48 pointsr/skyrim

Tape your heels! Stickiest ever.

If you already have blisters, put one of those small circular bandaids over it first, then tape over that so it doesn't rip it off when you remove.

u/loki_racer · 25 pointsr/Dualsport

Last year a buddy and I took a 1300 mile trip around Colorado /r/dualsport ride on a Husqvarna 701 and a Yamaha WR250R. Here's a photo of the gear from last year.

This year we are adding one person (riding a monster, brand new, KTM 1090 Adventure R) to the crew and moving a little farther west to see some of the amazing sites in Utah. I put together a 1500 mile route, and will tack on White Rim Trail (if we can get passes) and wander around in Beef Basin for a bit.

A few of my friends have started using Polar Steps, so I've setup a trip and will try to keep it updated. I also maintain a simple website and will post photos on my flickr account.

Now, on to the fun, because sorting out gear and packing is half the fun of a /r/motocamping trip.

I'm involved in volunteer search and rescue (/r/searchandrescue) so a lot of this gear comes from my callout pack and extended incident command packs. The more experienced riders will notice that I'm lacking any tools, spares, tube slime, etc. I'm fortunate enough to be riding with 2 other riders that are packing all that jazz.

Two mottos:

  1. buy once, cry once
  2. high speed, low drag


u/sdtacoma · 23 pointsr/backpacking

I came here to suggest Leukotape as well. It will stick to you through sweat, water, abrasion, etc... It basically stays put until you are ready to take it off. I have even added a little tissue or paper towel to make a Leukotape band-aid to protect a blister. My only gripe is that I wish they sold it in strips so you didn't have to haul the whole roll around.

I also second the trail runners. You'll thank yourself for wearing something light and comfortable. Those boots look new and very stiff, I would recommend breaking in any shoe before going on a rough hike in them.

But that photo.... looks like it could be in a catalog, sans blood.

u/ModernMuse · 17 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I learned about using this stuff from a girl on my university soccer team. It doesn't move! It doesn't hurt! And it's super cute! And cheap! Obviously this link is for a bulk quantity--I just chose it to show all of the colors available (in addition to the usual black). Smaller quantities are almost certainly available at your regular local pharmacy.

ninja edit: spelling

u/A_600lb_Tunafish · 16 pointsr/Unexpected

Rehbands definitely helped with my knees.

If I squat without them, I'm in pain. If I squat with them, I feel absolutely confident in my knees. So I don't know if you have them, but it's worth a look. Also that link sells them as a single sleeve, not a pair, and you'll want to size down.

u/outbound · 11 pointsr/Ultralight

Ibuprofen, Benadryl, 3M Micropore Surgical Tape, Leukotape, and antiseptic. I bring about a dozen each of the meds, about 2' each of the surgical tape and Leukotape (wrapped around a plastic straw and cut to length), and about 2oz of re-bottled antiseptic.

For cuts/scrapes/gashes, I clean 'em out with antiseptic and apply the surgical tape right on top. The tape will hold a deep gash together while it heals, it protects the wound and still lets it breathe, and I maintain (almost) full movement of the injured bodypart ('specially fingers); the tape stays put for a good two days with the occasional dunking in water.

For blisters, I use antiseptic + Leukotape. Leukotape stays stuck and protects better than the surgical tape, but it doesn't breathe well which is why I don't like to use it on cuts/gashes. To be honest, I don't get blisters often (I 100% credit darn tough socks) and I tend to use Leukotape mostly as a ducttape replacement to fix holes in my tent/pack.

u/tomkatt · 11 pointsr/emulation

Honestly, I'd suggest taking a break. As a fellow sufferer of chronic pain, it's kind of like that joke:

Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I..."
Doctor: "Well you should probably stop doing that."

Especially given the left analog thumb pain, that kind of strain gets worse if you don't give it time to heal. And by "give it time" I mean "as long as it takes." Sorry.

Get yourself a decent thumb/wrist splint. I use this one as needed, and the Mueller brand one is highly rated. Use it, stabilize your thumb and wrist, and give it time to heal. Alternate icing down your hand and wrist, and using a heating pad on the area.

But a different controller isn't the solution here. You need to lay off it. If you must game while injured, take it easy. Play a tablet game, or something a bit more chill on the hands, like a tower defense wave style game, or a turn based JRPG or something.

And make sure your work/programming setup is ergonomic. Proper height with your arms L-braced and resting naturally, shoulders back, top of screen at or near eye level. Don't risk things like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and RSI over something as paltry as gaming. Your health is more important than that.

u/Dahlias_and_roses · 10 pointsr/BabyBumps

this one

Literally the first one that showed up when I searched it so it was a risky purchase but I like that it has multiple belts for stages. Also, it’s cheap. My logic was “if it’s stupid at least it’s cheap”

u/TricksR4Hookers · 9 pointsr/bouldering

Lots of good things to be said about Leukotape.

I've also heard good things about Mueller tape.

Edit: see other commenters links for a better version of Mueller Tape

u/love_you_tp · 9 pointsr/TagPro

I used to get those same symptoms years ago, so I bought this

I just keep it near my computer and put it on whenever I play tagpro. If I play for more than a few hours at a time I still sometimes get tingling, but otherwise the brace has eliminated the problem.

And I still press the keys unreasonably hard to get that extra bit of speed.

u/sednew · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

Back in my soccer days, Pre-wrap was popular ( You rip off a strip of it, tie the ends together to make a loop, and wear it like any other headband. Cheap, disposable, stayed in place nicely (after you do some experimenting to figure out the right length of strip for your head). Might sound a little crazy, but it really did the job.

We'd match the colors to our uniforms because we were cool like that :)

u/calvin_the_ripper · 8 pointsr/bjj

I had at least 4 pairs and their are great. Highly recommended!

u/janebot · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

For the knee, do you use knee sleeves or some other kind of support? That could help, I know a lot of people use them for squats and stuff.

For compression tights, I think Under Armour has some nice ones. I don't wear the long pants but I love their shorts.

u/FutureManBearPig · 7 pointsr/Ultralight

I like:

  • Leukotape
  • Injini socks - Not only do they prevent toe blisters but they also force your feet to splay out.
u/When_In_Doubt_ · 7 pointsr/ems

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Words to live by!

Gloves. Just your standard Nitrile gloves. I have a box in my closet with about 5 pair in my truck. Although with Texas summers here, I'd bet they've melted together by now. I should really check on that...

Safety Glasses Any brand will do. Just look for ANSI Z87.1. You'll probably never use them, or 90% of what's in your bag, but they're nice to have on hand.

Knife w/seat belt cutter & window punch. This is mine. I keep it on my trucks visor when I'm driving, and on me when I'm not. Cheap and useful. A little big though.

Simple Breathing mask. Always good to have around.

Gauze Rolls & Gauze Pads. I've used these a couple times, all on myself. I have the uncanny ability to fall when running outdoors. It's truly a gift.

Large SAM Splint. Surprisingly I've used two in only a year of building my kit. Once for myself, colles fracture from tripping, and the second time for a friend who slipped in my kitchen. We're not the most coordinated bunch.

And if you're feeling adventuress (sp?), Emergency Blanket, Cold Pack, & a Hot Pack. These aren't necessary, but nice to have if you have some extra $$$ to burn.

This is all i carry in my truck medical wise. It's also a good idea to have a flashlight on your vehicle or in the bag. Don't waste money on anything "fancy". You'll never use them and if you do you'll probably get sued.

I received a pre-stocked jump bag from a family member as a gift for getting my EMT cert. Came with OPA's, C-Collar, Adult/Pedi BVM, & a couple suture kits. These are no-no's. Good Samaritan laws won't protect you if you use these. DON'T BUY/USE THEM WHEN NOT ON A RIG! (The suture kits are another matter...just don't) I took these out of my bag completely.

TL;DR K.I.S.S. Avoid anything a non-EMS person couldn't use.

EDIT: Formatting

u/MrPeligro · 7 pointsr/LAClippers
u/RosesSpins · 7 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Just poking my head in to advise this as a plantar fasciitis fix:

Plantar fasciitis Boot

My DH used it and felt results almost immediately

u/DevastatorIIC · 6 pointsr/Survival

Two tips:

From this video I learned about leukotape instead of moleskine.

You can use a pencil sharpener to turn a small stick into kindling.


This comment made me think about backup footwear. If I'm far away from civilization and my boots fall apart, what the hell am I supposed to do?

u/AK47Uprising · 6 pointsr/preppers

Pizza's idea of the Sawyer was an excellent suggestion and would be one of my top recommendations as well. To hit some other categories for ideas:


u/harrison_wintergreen · 6 pointsr/povertyfinance

I'd be careful with large-dose Ibuprofen. It can cause stomach bleeding if used regularly for more than a week or two. for chronic or recurring pain, my doctor recommended switching between NSAID (Ibuprofen/Aleve/ etc) and Tylenol. One is processed by kidneys, the other by the liver IIRC. a week on one, then a week on the other, helps prevent overdose/toxicity/stomach bleeding/ other problems.

I'm on my feet a lot, so here are some things I've found helpful:

  • change socks and shoes during lunch breaks. keep an extra set of shoes in your car or locker, trade them out once a day. shoes and insoles get squashed flat after a few hours and can be less effective. Crocs can be very good, that's why so many nurses and docs wear them in hospitals.

  • stretch. stretch all the tendons and major muscle groups each morning, each lunch break, and after work. especially stretch your Achilles tendon and feet. best case, buy a Strassberg Sock and wear it on each foot for at least 30 minutes after work. if you can't afford one right now, just loop a towel around the ball of your foot and gently pull back for at least 15 minutes.

  • I've had better luck with ice-cold water for sore feet, than warm water. YMMV. on a bad day, I stretch my feet THEN put them in cold cold ice water for about 5 minutes. the first 20 seconds are almost painful -- but then you adjust and it's very soothing.

  • I fill plastic coke bottles about 70% full of water and place them in the freezer. they're cool and relaxing when you roll them under the arches of your feet (Coke bottles have that swooped shape and seem to be better than other types of plastic bottles YMMV)

  • if there are no soft rubber/plastic mats to stand on at work, ask them to provide rubber mats. they can help a lot.

    strassberg sock:
u/spencerdog · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

The one I use is called Serola. I find though it doesn't help much with sitting but helps with walking around quite a bit. Sitting for long periods killed me. I ended up leaving my desk job on short term disability around week 34. Alternating sitting/standing/laying down at home works best. Lots of pelvic floor exercises. Also just keeping your legs together as much as possible. I find rolling over in bed much easier is i squeeze the pillow between my legs tightly. Getting out of the car I keep my legs together and swing around to get out. Really just thinking about basic movements like this has helped the pain a lot. Also the pubis/SI joints can move out easily so avoid anything too heavy especially weight being carried unevenly. (For example a laundry basket on one hip) Try and keep your hips centered as much as you can. Hope this helps, here is a link to the belt I use.

u/d8911 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Here's an old post of mine:
>This is the one I got

>I have a hypermobile sacroiliac joint so the belt does wonders for stability. It also feels like it generally holds my hips together. Whenever I take it off I feel like my pelvis and hips are going to slip apart. My physical therapist suggested it for the loose SI joint while I'm pregnant.

>Here's a good photo of just how low you wear it

u/CL_3F · 5 pointsr/bugout

Always better to build one yourself.

Here's mine. Might give you some ideas.

6x6 Med Pouch (Modified with fingernail polish)

  1. Personal prescription meds inside quart ziploc for additional water resistance.
  2. 2x 4inch Gauze rolls
  3. 8x 4x4 sterile gauze pads
  4. 2x tampons 2x menstrual pads (these are meant more for backups for wife rather than wound care)
  5. 4x pair sterile surgical gloves
  6. 4x 4x4 tegaderm
  7. various butterfly closures and bandaids
  8. 1x triangle bandage
  9. Immodium & Pepto tabs
  10. Tylenol
  11. [redacted because people lack reading comprehension and I'm not going to debate it.]
  12. 2x Epi Pen (These are in case I have a run in with sunflower seeds.)
  13. 10x Alcohol swab
  14. Burn gel (the lidocane is good for more then just burns.) x10
  15. Antibiotic ointment x10
  16. Sting wipes x10
  17. 1x tweezers
  18. 1x tick remover
  19. Medipore tape
  20. Clotting Sponges
  21. Shears
  22. Israeli Bandage x2
  23. Chest Vent
  24. CAT Gen3
  25. SAM splint
  26. Hibiclens
  27. Mini USB light
  28. Bic Pen

    Not all of this fits inside the med pouch itself. It's meant for quick access to the critical items.
u/XooDumbLuckooX · 5 pointsr/medicine

They are reusable, bendable, radiopaque splints. They are the standard for EMS and wilderness medicine. There are many tutorials on how to properly use them. Here is a good start:

u/Gracee413 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'm 100% echoing all of this. The summer heat is really starting to get to me now at 31 weeks, and I just can't wait for the cool weather, crunching leaves, comfy layers, and sweet baby cuddles. We have an outdoor fireplace now, and I'm so looking forward to bonfires and listening to the crackling fire without being eaten to death by mosquitoes.

Pregnancy during summer is awful, but the compromise of a fall maternity leave is something to look forward to! And as far as the carpal tunnel, I can help with that! The link below is to a brace I bought about a year ago. My hands both randomly go numb, and I wasn't finding relief from anything. I've had carpal tunnel for a few years now. I came across these braces, and I can't tell you how much they help. It's a significant difference. The only other tips I have are to wear them just tight enough that it won't fall off your hand, and it helps to wear them often. Just at night is enough to reduce the symptoms, though.

u/Waelsleahta · 5 pointsr/fitness30plus

I had tendinitis in my left knee several years ago. The pain was exactly where you described it. I reduced mileage for a few weeks and later used a Patellar tendon strap, which was very helpful. You should probably ice it a few minutes per day as well.

As another user noted, running on grass or soft surfaces will help. Make sure you have good shoes as well, old worn down running shoes won't provide proper cushion.

u/chemicaljanitor · 5 pointsr/bjj

I have this badboy. I will admit that it is expensive and I use it sparingly but as for grappling knee braces it's most likely the best one out there and as a bonus most sparring partner friendly. I have it due to ACL reconstruction and three meniscus tears that have been repaired surgically.

u/NotACleverUsername12 · 5 pointsr/CrossStitch

I've had both carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis over the past year, and I highly recommend seeing your primary doctor or a hand specialist sooner rather than later. In both cases, I was able to get injections which relieved the pain and numbness within a few days. Wearing a brace at night will also help with carpal tunnel; my doctor recommended this brace which is available from Amazon for about $20, and I wear them on both wrists every night. Good luck!

u/PancakesForTurtles · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I bought a cheap velcro one on Amazon, and I do love it, it helps immediately and immensely, however, adjusting the velcro is pretty difficult, so it's a little awkward to wear. It bends when I sit down and pokes into my skin and I have to keep adjusting it. You pay for what you get, though. Looking at the diagrams, though, it appears I'm not wearing it right coughs

This is what I have

u/Laney_bug · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I had horrifically painful plantar fasciitis a few months back. Took me about a month to get over it, could barely walk. I foam rolled my calves and shins every day, put a Pilates band on my foot and flexed my foot back and forth for about 10 minutes a day, iced my heels, foam rolled the arch of my foot... but I think the thing that helped the most was sleeping in a Strasburg sock. It's not the most comfortable thing but a noticed a ton of relief after about 2 nights. Now anytime I start to feel any calf tightness or heel pain I sleep in it and it relieves it immediately. strassburg sock

u/bigevil80 · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

In terms of exercises, the ones I would recommend would involve your shoulders retracting back (face pulls, pull ups).

The best method is just a mindset of keeping the shoulders back when sitting (it's hard, but it will help you over time). Also, if you have bands at the gym, use the bands to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles.

There are contraptions that help you with posture; but, I've never tried those.

u/DuelOstrich · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

You may want to also look into SAM splints, they’re pretty cheap and can be formed to be useful for essentially any splinting situation. I would also recommend getting triangle bandages, they could help you cut weight as they can be used for a tourniquet, a sling, makeshift traction device (for femur fractures), combined w/ SAM splint a makeshift C-Collar... the list goes on and on! I’m sure there are YouTube videos for teaching some of those skills! That being said, look into an Outdoor Emergency Care or Wilderness First Responder course if you really wanna up your game!

SAM Rolled Splint 36", Orange/Blue (you can also make triangle bandages with some old cloth or something, in my experience bedsheets work best because they are a lot stronger)

u/grae313 · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

Get some of these shin sleeves. You can also do a two-for-one and get some good knee sleeves for squatting and just pull them down around you shins for deadlifting. Either way, neoprene works really well for stopping deadlift bruises.

u/letstalkaboutlaw · 4 pointsr/fitpregnancy

ChongErfei 3 in 1 Postpartum Support Recovery Belly Wrap Waist/Pelvis Belt Body Shaper Postnatal Shapewear,Plus Size Beige

Highly recommend this one!

u/ryneches · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

On Socks.

  • Cotton socks should be illegal, even for everyday use. They are good for making puppets, but should not go on feet.
  • Quality socks last 3-10x as long in everyday use, so factor that into the price. On the trail cotton socks will take forever to dry, will stink unless you disinfect them, and will turn "crispy" when air dried instead of machine dried.
  • Cotton socks have much higher friction against your skin than wool or poly blends, so you are much more likely to get blisters.
  • Cotton socks retain a ton of moisture, which increases the friction even more. Nobody would want to wear wet jeans, but somehow people put up with clammy, sticky cotton socks.
  • $30 for two pairs of Darn Tough socks (or something similar) is probably the best dollar spent per happiness gained of all the equipment you will bring.

    Leukotape :
    Buy a roll from Amazon, and put some pieces onto wax paper. Cut into useful shapes with a pair of scissors. Store in a plastic baggie.
u/kangtea · 3 pointsr/funny
u/sir_sandwiches_a_lot · 3 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Additional blister prevention ideas: an anti-blister balm like foot glide, or a sports tape like leuko tape. I have had success with both methods.

u/AerialAtom · 3 pointsr/FASCAmazon

I would recommend having your foot measured to find the right size of shoes. I put these on my shoes and they work good.

I also tape my feet with kinesio tape, I would recommend this one. And this video.

I guess you can also get compression foot sleeve when you start to get used to the load.

And remember about R.I.C.E.

u/Bellainara · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Need: The Wellgate wrist brace in Right or Left, located on my Comfort and Disability wishlist. Together they are priced out of your cap, so I would prefer the Right before the Left. But in case that one sells out or something, I wanted to list both.

Why: For my RA. I have one for my Right Wrist, but I've had it for so long that the velcro no longer holds well. I don't have any brace for my Left Wrist, but I am right-handed, so the pain is higher on my Right.

Uses: The biggie for me is to be able to work on my crochet for longer. I crochet to keep me busy and help with depression and boredom. It is also good for when I sleep, because I tend to ball up my hands and bend my wrists while I sleep, so I wake up with more pain.

Trying not to be sobby-just realistic! I could use these but if someone has a greater need, go with them. I do have one brace and I can keep using it with hair-ties to keep it tight.

u/staticfingertips · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am 36.5 weeks and also have a herniation in the same spot.

Buy yourself THIS maternity belt (highly reviewed on amazon). You'll thank yourself as you get bigger. I wear it every day and if I ever forget I can tell immediately in the difference in pain. Before my bump was super big I just wore it when doing a lot of walking/standing, now I wear it all the time.

I have been going to physical therapy throughout the pregnancy and that has helped a lot. My therapist is actually a prenatal/pelvic floor PT specialist, too. I have pregnancy approved excercises that I do to strengthen my back and hip muscles, which help a lot but don't get me wrong - you're in for some pain and discomfort that will likely be worse than the average pregnant person's because of your situation. My physical therapist also recommended I get this Sacroiliac joint belt as because of my herniation my pelvis is misaligned (or maybe my pelvis misaligned caused my herniation, who knows) and therefore she said I was at extra risk for SPD. Lo and behold, I started getting SPD symptoms as early as 11 weeks!

So now, I wear the SI joint belt and the maternity belly brace daily. Before the past month or so, I just wore them when I was walking/standing a lot (my husband and I refer to the combo as my 'sausage casing,' it's hilarious).

u/springbok0 · 3 pointsr/camping

A pretty cool thing is a SAM splint, which is aluminium sandwiched between foam, and can be versatilely moulded and cut to fit a lot of different positions and have a few different applications.

u/RightHandMan90 · 3 pointsr/Lineman

Hey, I really hope this gets upvoted, but what you are complaining about is the beginning of carpal tunnel from the vibration. My suggestion (and I’ve had to do this before) is buy these or similar ones for each wrist and sleep wearing them every night.

The reason why you have the pain is from sleeping and having your wrists bent so the tendons can’t relax. Trust me on this you will feel better. (Like I said I had the same issue from vibration and the surgeon I went to suggested this)

I will also add that while this will help and ultimately keep you from doing permanent damage this is only a temporary (3ish months) solution. If you keep doing the repetitive action causing this you will do permanent damage and workers comp will not pay for repetitive motion injuries. So start using the wrist braces now.

u/feedingbrain · 3 pointsr/medicalschoolanki

I know It gets hardcore in the trenches, #struggleisreal but always remember Safety comes first thats why I use this....

u/tr1207 · 3 pointsr/ArtistLounge

Mueller Fitted Wrist Brace Green Line Number 86271 - Right Fitted Wrist Brace - SM/MD 5-8"

I use this when drawing/ painting/ sculpting/ icing for long periods of time and I really like it! It's pretty dorky looking but very comfortable

u/PM_ME_UR_LAT_SPREAD · 3 pointsr/Steroidsourcetalk

Wraps should help, however, you may also want to wrap it during sleep (not too tight, don't want to restrict blood flow) or get a wrist brace to keep it aligned. This is the one I use: I think it's pretty decent.

u/periodicBaCoN · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

Besides nursing pillow I'll add this brace for your thumb tendonitis. I ended up with the same and two months in the brace healed it. Mueller Sports Medicine...

u/herbalhippie · 3 pointsr/Kratomm

Really need to stop making capsule for a week or 2 let my hand heal

That's a good idea. Is it the tendon? Occasionally I'll get tendonitis in my thumb/wrist, and this brace is really good for that and helps a lot.

u/ASquare04 · 3 pointsr/bjj

I wear them all the time, mostly preventatively. Bauerfiend = the best.

u/DoktorSleepless · 3 pointsr/electricians

It started a month ago. I don't have any major pain. Maybe a burning sensation, but mainly just tingling on my thumb, index, middle finger, and part of the palm. The doctor told me it was overuse syndrome, and gave me wrist splint to wear while I worked. I asked if it could be carpal tunnel, and she said no because of lack of pain. I'm kind of skeptical of the diagnosis because symptoms seem to match exactly from what I read online. Pain isn't a necessary condition. I only had pain like in the couple days before the numbness started. (I thought my hand was just sore) The first couple weeks while working the numbness/tingling was pretty apparent. It got especially bad while sleeping like you. Writing and playing guitar also activated it. I've since taken a couple weeks off work though (I could do that because I'm working with temp agencies right now), and it has improved dramatically . The tingling is only slight now and the extreme numbness no longer activates while sleeping. I'm really hoping it goes away. This shit is so discouraging to get early in my career. I'm worried getting back to work will undo the progress.

Also, one of these helped a lot when I first got the symptons. It prevents my wrist and fingers from curling while I sleep.

u/datadude · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I switched from Chucks to squat shoes and felt way more stable. It helped get rid of my knee pain as well. I also found that knee sleeves help reduce or avoid knee pain.

u/Yayyuh · 3 pointsr/Strongman

It looks like the dudes in WSM wear Rehbands on their elbows (from watching it at least), but it could just be a similar design. I got a pair 4 months ago to squat with and I love them. Never used them on my arms though.

Maybe you can ask Mr. Shahlaei about it in his upcoming AMA.

u/iteotwawki · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Well, I guess I believe that my experience and my education gives me the right to call a doctor lazy or misinformed. I think any doctor that doesn't give you treatment options is lazy. Many doctors have specialties and most of them are not kinesiology, but any doctor should be able to do some research and get back to you with treatment options. I'm been a competitive athlete in many sports my entire life, I've had my share injuries and pains. To go along with this I've had many doctors, some who are very forward thinking about physiology, kinesiology and body wellness and others who subscribe to the "take some advil and stop doing xxxxx" method. Some doctors will be very proactive about educating themselves with the latest research and journals and others will get their degree and just prescribe pills for their whole career.

So, ITBS is caused by many things, but you were not born with it, it is something people develop through their movement patterns.

There are many things that can lead to ITBS, running on sloped surfaces, high or low foot arches (can be corrected with insoles), not sufficient warmup or cool down, and a variety of muscle imbalances.

If your health insurance won't cover a PT you could educate yourself. A really good reference book would by "Becoming A Supple Leopard" by Kelly Starrett PhD. He is a doctor of physical therapy who is the owner of as well as a world renowned movement and mobility expert. His book is the best resource for the mechanisms of human movement that I have ever seen, and if you read the reviews of the book, many Doctors of Physical Therapy say the same thing.

Additionally, I use these knee sleeves (Rehband, 7mm Knee Sleeve), they are kind of pricey, but they work miracles for abused knees (mine are heavily abused). Pretty much every competitive lifter uses either these or heavy wraps.

I hope this little bit of info helps and I'd be more than happy to elaborate on anything I've said.

u/amacatokay · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Yep! I bought two for work and they're a godsend for my hips and back, and for lifting the belly up a little bit. I got: and this one: I like and use both of them. The first one is a wider band, and has held up well. The second one has rolled a little bit from when I'm sitting down, but I still prefer the way it fits and has multiple adjustable straps. You can always order two and return the one you don't care for! Definitely try one though, I wish I'd ordered mine sooner :)

u/-LaserEyes · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

This is the one I bought:

I do feel like it really helps, but I just don't like it in general. Uncomfortable when wearing for long, and I hate all the Velcro. I wish the ends tapered better because if I'm not careful the prickly Velcro sticks out and sticks to things/itches. Still better than the discomfort without it I suppose...

Hoping to see suggestions here for others.

u/shartweekondvd · 3 pointsr/pics

It's kinda like a roll of ultra thin foam that goes on under athletic tape so it doesn't stick to you skin but can still serve it's purpose. Works great to keep hair out of your face, and a lot of girls who play sports use it (especially because some sorts don't allow headbands/bobby pins).

u/PotRoastPotato · 3 pointsr/self

Try strapping your feet.

Use 1" athletic tape around your feet and 2" athletic tape across your feet.

The only thing I do different is that I use athletic pre-wrap first so that most of the tape isn't actually touching and irritating my skin.

u/Mrs-Toad · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was wondering the same thing and was recommended two

And then one on Etsy by a shop called “The art of wellness” which I can’t link for some reason

u/sqqqqqqq · 3 pointsr/Posture

Don’t listen to the people commenting on this negatively. I have scoliosis and have tried everything, EVERYTHING under the sun to manage back pain. This device corrected my posture within a few days and has reduced my daily back pain from about a 7 to a 2. The device doesn’t “correct” your posture inherently, but rather helps you to remember to correct and shows you good technique so that you know how to do it yourself. Yes you absolutely need to work on it independently, but this helps so much starting out.

Posture Corrector for Men & Women...

The reviews are mixed, but if you’re of average size it should be ok. It’s worth a shot for 15 bucks.

Made this account just to leave this comment.. first Reddit post from a lurker woo! Hope it works out for you.

Edited to add that I didn’t do much research before buying as it was an impulse buy. There may be better out there with better design/ materials etc., but this one has worked out just fine for me so far. It is slightly annoying to wear, but definitely worth it.

u/abstractdenial · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Have you tried leukotape? That shit is magic.

Link: BSN Medical Leukotape P Sports Tape, 1 1/2 Inch x 15 Yard

u/B00YAY · 2 pointsr/solotravel

Packing cubes and a garment folder made my life easier. Organization makes quick work in hostel dorms.

I loved my old backpack, but have purchased a new REI Flashpack 45 on sale. Of course, now the same bag is like $80 on rei vs the $120 or so I got it. It lacks the zippered pockets of my Kelty Redwing, but is way lighter, and has far better shoulder and waist support for hiking. It's within an inch of carryon size, so I think it'll be ok.

For general hiking and extended walking, Leukotape has been a lifesaver. It sticks better than moleskin, leaves less residue, stays on even wet, and can stay on for a couple days. Covers up hot spots or sore spots from walking around cities too long in my Chacos. Happy feet = happy journey.



u/JohnnyGatorHikes · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Each kit is specific to the person and the trip, but if I'm only taking care of myself, and only out a few days, I'm carrying the following: Lighterpack from GSMNP trip (scroll down to FAK). Most of that is blister prevention and treatment. The Leukotape, tincture of benzoin, and scissors are key. Leukotape is a brand name, and it's good stuff. Amazon link (not an affiliate, just a happy user) Combined with the tincture of benzoin (both an antiseptic and an adhesive), you can treat a blister well, and have the Leuko stick even when your feet are going to stay wet. To save bulk and weight, put some strips of Leuko on the silicone-backed paper that labels come on, and then trim it to the size you need on the trail. Leukotape, combined with the gauze, can make a larger Band-Aid. Scissors because scissors are easier that trimming a bandage with a knife, especially when you really want to get a bandage on. And with the Leukotape (or any tape), you'll want to round the corners to keep them from rolling up.

In case it's not well-known, the vet tape is just that self-sticking tape that they use on your arm after you donate blood. Really good stuff if you need to hold a larger bandage on.

Longer trips will get the hydrocortisone and the neosporin, but I don't normally take it because I've never needed it.

If you know you're prone to chafing, provision for that. Desitin (zinc oxide) is good stuff, and doubles as a sunscreen.

Lip balm and sunscreen are a must as well, but I don't consider them FAK gear.


u/CenturionPrime · 2 pointsr/MMA

sports tape i dont know how effective it is but some people in my muay thai gym wear it. Says it prevents blisters.

u/ruckingmedic · 2 pointsr/Goruck

Leukotape. I put 2 strips along my lower back where my ruck rubs during long rucks or events. Works great. I put some on before the heavy of the HTL I just finished and it lasted all weekend and was still difficult to get off. That’s with 3 shower and a swim across a canal in Tampa. I also used some on hot spots on my feet and it was great for that too.

u/tdicola · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Oh and put some leukotape on your feet in the areas they rub against your boot: Stiff boots made for mountaineering and such never really break in and the best you can do is just manage rubbing. Leukotape is best and will last all weekend (and longer), but if you can't get it then KT tape is a good substitute you can find in stores (but it only lasts a day before rubbing and peeling off).

u/linbot · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this one, but I have more issues with the top of my hand as opposed to the thumb. That brace looks like it'll work great for you though. One of the reviewers says it works for her mother's thumb.

u/kama_s · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Same boat as you with big baby and tons of pelvic and pubic pain. This is what my pelvic PT recommended:

u/amslucy · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

Try an SI belt? I've been using the Serola one, and it helps with low back pain... and it also makes my legs feel a lot stronger, if that makes sense. The first time I put it on I kind of felt like I had discovered a new superpower (the feeling didn't last: I got used to it, but it was really cool for the first few days I had the brace).

The downside is that the brace is a bit uncomfortable and chafes a bit near the bones at the front of the pelvis (iliac crest, maybe?), even over clothing. I don't know if that's just this belt, or if all of them do that. It's also kind of unflattering - causes muffin top and weird bulges. But it does work, and it works well enough that I'm willing to put up with the negatives.

u/twoblueshoes · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Thanks! TBH I really shouldn't complain, mine is the serola belt and it's really low profile in the scheme of things. My issue is specific to my SI joints and no brace is really gonna keep everything in place by itself, so the belt serves as a support. If I ever have to have surgery I'm guessing I will get something much more substantial!

u/SatelliteCat · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Okay. Baby brain, had to actually google it. The brand is Serola. Here's an amazon link:

I'm on mobile in the bathtub currently, so my apologies if that doesn't link easily! It's an expensive belt, so if you can get it through insurance, that's the way to go. I have two and alternate them. This one is nice because you do have the option of wearing it against your skin( mine is too sensitive) and its washable. I alternate between two of them. I have one for work and one for home/sleep.

Also, for all the ladies on this sub, women's health physical therapy is a thing! They are going to help you out better than any regular PT like myself, especially if you have issues postpartum!!! I went to one myself because this pain was out of my league!

u/sammg37 · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I use an SI belt (specifically, my PT recommended this one) when I sleep, and I think it's been helpful. I have a lot of sternum and clavicle pain, especially in the mornings. Look into costochondritis - the cartilage that holds your ribcage together may be inflamed or irritated from hypermobility. My PT told me that commonly, the sternum and clavicle are some of the first things to start shifting around when your pelvis/SI joints are shifting. They're definitely connected. To help with the chest pain, I've started sleeping with a teddy bear that I can wedge under my chest (I'm a side sleeper) to prevent my shoulders from collapsing at night. It's been really helpful.

u/vroomvroom404 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Are you going to a physical therapist? I have sciatica and several herniated discs in my back. I've been going once a month up until recently, and we've upped to once every two weeks (due to increased pain bc my body is finally changing - I didn't show until late, I'm 24 weeks now and still barely showing). We expect to be once, or even twice, a week by the time I'm delivering.

Edit to add: My PT had me get a SI joint band (I got this one from amazon that I wear whenever I walk long distances - so I can still take our pupper for a walk and stuff. It's magic - if I forget to put it on I can hardly walk a mile, if I wear it I can walk however far I want. It's to help combat the relaxin spreading my hips apart, which causes pain when you do a lot of walking bc they're out of alignment.

u/DevilishGainz · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Was looking on amazon for new lifting straps and came across these LINK . You think i can use those for both regular lifting wrist straps to support my wrists instead of picking up velcro ones and use them for deadlifts straps as well or should i also grab these ones as well without the straps for days i need to bench wrist straps without deadliftingstrap . I am wondering if i need both, thinking of saving my cash and only getting the first one and using it for bench and on back days as well.

u/intrinsicdisorder · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

If you have wrist issues, get a nice set of wrist wraps (these are great) or tape your wrists. The lifts that are most likely to cause you pain there are front squats, overhead squats, overhead presses and sometimes even bench, but using the supports has prevented my janky wrists from acting up, and they've even gotten better over time since I started lifting, because I've started addressing the shoulder mobility issues that make wrist problems worse.

u/mgltraveler · 2 pointsr/ems

I totally agree with this! I would just carry multiple triangular bandages, as there are so many purposes for them, they are very light, and if OP has a large bag, it can accommodate them. I would completely agree about the splinting, unless you are going to be in very rural or undeveloped areas, in which case I'd through in a SAM splint.

Oh, also I would carry some sort of cutting implement, (NOT FOR TISSUE,) and not necessarily even a knife, maybe just some mini trauma shears. IDK...

Edit: Specific to the rural/wilderness, throw in a space blanket/emergency blanket what have you.

u/FeebleOldMan · 2 pointsr/EDC

SOTech Viper. Add a hemostatic gauze like QuikClot if you want.

ITS Tallboy / Fatboy with Molly Stix for quick detach.

You can use straight branches for broken limbs, or add a SAM Splint, but it's pretty bulky. You can also get the 18" versions or cut the 36" down to size.

Plus training. You can't just carry these without knowing how to safely use them.

u/Jackson3125 · 2 pointsr/Survival

You need to definitely put some thought into what you would need medically in a survival situation where you can't get to a hospital fast.

For example:

Quikclot to stop excessive bleeding until you can get medical help.

Sam Splint in case of a broken arm or leg.

If you break your arm or get a wound deep enough to where your wound won't stop bleeding, it doesn't matter how good you are at casting a net or purifying water.

u/t-bone_malone · 2 pointsr/wow

I brought a wrist brace and it is amazing. Like, night and day.

u/nattatalie · 2 pointsr/pregnant

Have you tried nighttime carpal tunnel braces? I got CTS during my first pregnancy and it never went away. I use these braces and they help SO much. Wearing that at night pretty much eliminated my daytime pain and discomfort.

Here are the braces I used that helped and are not too expensive.If you have an HSA or FSA account you can use those funds to pay for these.


As far as your family, ignore them. So many people are not educated about the issues people can have during pregnancy. I remember family being so obnoxious when I was pregnant the first time. I'm pregnant again and people seem to be less obnoxious this time.

u/BHaze726 · 2 pointsr/crossfit

I had a very similar issue recently. I started having pain in my right wrist after a night of heavy squat cleans. After that i couldn't do anything that involved being in the front rack position. I also couldn't stay in a handstand pushup or even regular pushup position as that bent my wrist back from my arm in the same sirection. After 2 months of waiting for it to get better on it's own to no avail, I became concerned and went to an orthopedic doctor. She took xrays and confirmed that nothing was broken- it was just a sprain and it would still take a couple of months to completely heal. She suggested I should ice it and wear a wrist brace. (I got this one on Amazon She also recommended that I go to physical therapy 3 times a week. I thought that was a bit much and never ended up going.

Sure enough, it took about 2 months after the doctor visit (4 months after the injury) to be back to 100% and lift regularly again. During that period, whenever there were front squats, thrusters, or press/jerks in the WOD, i would use dumbbells which I could grip without any pain at all.

I am only speaking from my experience. Of course your situation could be completely different. Hopefully its a sprain and you just need to give it some more time, but you should see an orthopedic doctor if possible to see if there's anything more severe going on.

u/yimnap · 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

I have some nerve damage in my left wrist from an accident, so i have a weak left wrist so i wear a brace everytime i play underneath my glove. Doesnt bother me at all.

This is what I use:

Ive seen friends with theses (alternative):

u/pipkin42 · 2 pointsr/Fallout

I wear carpal tunnel braces - I can't recommend enough that you use synthetic ones instead of those cotton ones they sell at CVS. The synthetics both keep the smell down and make them easier to wash.

These - they also come in L/XL are also a lot cheaper than the drug store ones.

Sorry if this is off-topic, wanted to help a fellow carpy out.

u/jenny_bean · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had pretty awful carpal tunnel with my last pregnancy (from about 28 weeks on) and wore these braces as much as I could stand them (day and night) and they helped. I also found that the carpal tunnel persisted about a week after I delivered, also (I know that's not what you want to hear - sorry!!) - it really didn't go away until all of my swelling subsided. On the bright side, just because you have it with one pregnancy, it doesn't guarantee it for future times - I'm 32 weeks with my second and so far so good!

u/Alagos77 · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Doesn't even have to be neoprene if you don't need something watertight. I quite like these because they are more comfortable than the neoprene ones I had before - and they have a piece of metal inside for better wrist support.

u/VesDoppelganger · 2 pointsr/minipainting

Looks great! I am just starting out and was surprised at how much I had to control my "shake" when I am really concentrating on hitting those hard-to-reach or finer details. I am trying a few things here and there to mitigate that. Any thoughts on wrist braces or something of the like to control unwanted movement or would that be too restrictive?

u/ratbas · 2 pointsr/Fitness

For carpal? I've been wearing these.
Mueller Fitted Wrist Brace Green Line Number 86271 - Right Fitted Wrist Brace - SM/MD 5-8"

u/path411 · 2 pointsr/Diablo

Pay 2 Win with one of these:

u/bboy1977 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Get a cheap strap like this:

Once you lose weight and start getting used to running and stronger, you'll be able to ditch the strap.

u/aclockworkgeorge · 2 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

When I was in HS/College I had it a bit. Right below my knee at the top of the shin bone.

I wore one of these for a bit

Icing helps. Advil. Stretching my quads a lot.

Good luck.

u/go_way_batin · 2 pointsr/bicycling

This is patellar tendonitis. Your muscles are most likely not developed enough to help support the strain on the tendon you're asking of them right now. I was dealing with patellar tendon pain for a while. I tried many many seat positions and cleat positions. I solved it by getting a patellar tendon strap. On kind of like this This worked very well in both alieviating pain riding and when not riding. Eventually I was able to push big gears long enough to develop the muscles in the legs that give some support the tendon and I no longer have knee pain from hard rides.

u/Yakooza1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/simplylegend · 2 pointsr/volleyball

I have the same problem, I was injured during the summer and I used this one Unfortunately I lost it and I re-injured my thumb so I've been taping it again, but I just ordered another one and I can't wait to get it. You should definitely try it.

u/plopo · 2 pointsr/crochet

I bought [this thumb brace]( Sports Medicine Reversible Thumb Stabilizer, Black, Measure Around Wrist- Fits 5.5 - 10.5 Inches for this reason.

u/My_Little_PET_Scan · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Agree with the carpal tunnel. I've got it in both wrists since about 24 weeks. It started with the painfully numb hands overnight and then my dominant hand has progressed to being numb throughout the day after doing various tasks. Doesn't help that my job is 99% computer data entry.

Anywho, dr said to wear the braces and they help SO much. After a while I've just gotten used to wearing them. I have a sturdy daytime one to use on my dominant hand and a super comfortable cushy (but sturdy) pair to wear at nighttime.This is the nighttime one that I use and its amazing!

u/giantrubberduck · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Braces can be cheaper than that, depending on where you go. I've also been blessed with carpal tunnel in my pregnancy (mine actually started around the beginning of the third trimester too so I've been dealing with it for a bit).

My brace was about $15 at Walmart (this is the one I have). It helps tremendously for me. I have a sedentary job and it does make it difficult to type but I've adjusted to that and the pain is just so much better.

I bought a different one for sleep since that one isn't very comfortable to sleep in (this one for sleep). It doesn't provide nearly as much support but it does keep the wrist straight overnight which helps with the pain in the morning.

I've thankfully only had it in my right hand but I can feel it developing in my left as well now. Hoping that doesn't get too bad and I can hold off on getting more braces since I'm almost done now!

u/Dharmatron · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Yes, I have pregnancy carpal tunnel and have since about 18 weeks. I wear a splint to bed every night and it has completely fixed the pain.

I got this one:

u/peachybutton · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't have carpal tunnel, but I've dealt with tendonitis in my wrist off and on over the past ten years. I'm so sorry you're going through this - it's miserable and affects so many everyday things!

For sleeping, if you can isolate your wrist so that it remains in a neutral position and not bent funny or curled under, that can help a lot. The easiest way to do this is with a splint, which you might even be able to find at a pharmacy.

For the daytime, I'd suggest using kinesiology tape to support your wrist/hand/forearm but still be flexible. There are several youtube videos that show where to apply the tape for carpal tunnel.

u/M4ntr1d · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

Hey dudes, have an equipment question. I'm going to purchase some knee sleeves soon and have narrowed my search down to the following:

  • Strength Shop Single Ply Hercules

  • Strength Shop Double Ply Thor (I should note these are on sale right now for $23 USD.

  • Rehband 7mm Knee Sleeve - Model 7051 (I think these actually went up in price since I first checked.)

    I have a bit of a budget on this (at or below the $50 USD mark) so if there's another brand that may be better I'm open to suggestions. Doesn't have to be IPF compliant (I'm not competing). Also, I'm not quite sure the difference between single ply and double ply other than "one more ply than the other" which I'm assuming means a bit more support.

    Edit I am an actual retard and didn't notice the one very small line on the Rehband sleeves that mentions they are sold as singles and not a pair. This changes things.
u/xiphos1992 · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I don't know about wraps but Reband knee sleeves are a great investment imo. Sleeves. They are great at warming up the knees and getting everything moving. They have really helped with any sort of pain I had IN my knees in the joint area. However, it seems like you are having pain above the knee. Perhaps this is a mobility problem? Do you regularly stretch your quads and hamstrings? And do you regularly work your hamstrings?

u/aybrah · 2 pointsr/weightlifting

It really depends what youre looking for.

These are very popular, many elite lifters use them (Lu, Tian tao, Liao hui, etc)

Those sleeves linked above do not really provide any support, they will not aid you in performing any movements, theyre mostly for warmth and maybe proprioception in some ways.

Then you have these

Rehband is also very popular among many lifters, these provide a little more support and are thicker, these still probably wont really add anything to your lifts (maybe 5 pounds if you get them a size down??).

Then you have this tier of sleeves

These are used more for powerlifting or for squats only(i dont think ive seen anyone perform olympic lifts with either), they are supposed to be pretty tight and offer a lot of support, they will definitely allow you to squat more (ive seen most people get 10kg+ out of them)


The more support you want, the more you will have to pay. There are also knee wraps which generally provide more support than any sleeve can and those have a similar breakdown from less supportive to more supportive.

u/dfmtr · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Sounds like the exact same problem I had. I got my form coached by pros, nothing major was pointed out, nothing helped with the pain. Then someone suggested a snug pair of these Rehband knee sleeves ($84/pair), and no more knee pain ever since. I don't know if it's the extra support (they are not the assistive kind of sleeves that would add pounds to your squat like wraps) or the heat, my knees just don't pop or hurt anymore.

u/Jaxper · 2 pointsr/weightroom

Sleeves definitely aren't the end-all, be-all solution to knee pain, as u/mantittiez (lol) and u/TheAesir point out.

That being said, if your situation is like mine, the sleeves definitely helped me due to the simple fact that it kept my knees nice and warm throughout my squat workouts while working out in a cold(er) garage. I went with this sleeve. Also, keep in mind, that it isn't sold as a pair.

u/Lodekim · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

You are stronger tham me, but I can give some comments.

  • I've never used knee wraps but they can take time to learn. As for sleeves the older all blue ones like this are nice. The newer ones are not durable enough for squatting. There's plenty of other good kinds too, but I'm happy with mine.

  • Chucks vs shoes with a heel is personal preference and leverages. I recently switched to chucks after a year of using lifting shoes because the lifting shoes pitch me forward when I squat wide and I usually go too deep if I go narrower. It's 100% personal preference. I'd say do a few weeks of heavy training in each and see what feels better (and more consistent).

  • I think wrist wraps are worth experimenting with, but if you don't have any issues they're not likely to make a big difference. I can use a wider grip with wraps but that's because I do have pain without them when going that wide near my max. I don't think they'll add anything.

  • A few inches off the chest is a normal sticking point for raw benchers. There are lots of suggestions (training with longer pauses, extra chest work, extra shoulder work, overload work) but it's likely to always be the weak spot unless you bench close grip, so it's mostly just getting stronger. I'd say make sure you're uncomfortably tight, but I doubt you have a 370 bench without knowing that already.

  • I don't think the singlet matters much. I've used an old one I borrowed from my gym owner both times I've needed one.

  • I don't personally like deloading for 2 weeks, but I'm not elite and my technique suffers if I don't lift heavy for that long. I doubt it's necessary either, but you'll have to learn over time what works for you. It's definitely useful to do lighter weights as you get close. In the past for a Sunday meet I lift heavy up through Friday the week before (9 days out) then light (50-70% for low reps to keep technique on point) the Monday and Wednesday before the meet. In the future I wanna try a little heavier on that Monday, but I don't want to be near my max for at least 5-7 days.
u/thejesbusfire · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

From you this means a lot.

Also get some Rehband knee sleeves for those fucking clicking knees, dude. They work miracles.

u/man1bear7pig · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/MercyMay · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Laying down is the worst for me too. I've started dreading the nights because I know I am going to wake up about a 100 times to change sides because my hip pain is so bad. Sometimes a pillow between the knees helps, and sometimes it seems to make things worse. I usually end up switching throughout the night. I always use something to prop my stomach though.

A hot water bottle between the thighs helps a bit with the pain (either while sitting or in bed), and I bought this belt thing and wearing it (around the hips) during the day seems to help with the nighttime pain. Also, I've found that I actually do feel better in bed on days I've been more active, even though I do get sore and tired easy from walking around.

The exercises from this study seem to help a bit too.

u/Jorose85 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Agree with the foam roller for IT band. You can also use a tennis or lacrosse ball to massage your piriformis - sit on the ball and roll until you find the sore area like with the foam roller.

For sciatica, I find that wearing this particular support belt is super helpful. The trick is to wear it horizontal - like parallel to the ground - around your hips rather than around your lower back.

Bracoo Maternity Belt,Easy to Wear,Adjustable Support for Prenatal or Postpartum Comfort

u/toefoofoo · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

My baby was a low rider so I invested in a belt in second trimester. It worked great for me. Not sure this is what you want or need, but I used this product and have no complaints. I am not sure your size and if that is a factor in what belt type you need, so I apologize if this is not helpful.... but I personally liked my simple, easy belt. :) Edit to add: relieved hip pain as well.

u/smembot · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I actually asked my doctor about seeing a physical therapist, because we have a center associated with my university clinic and it's only a $15 co-pay per visit. She recommended trying the belt first and so far that is doing the trick. I just bought a super cheapie one. I'll definitely switch to the PT if that stops being effective.

u/dbrunning · 2 pointsr/bjj

First, I do this both with pre-wrap and then a self-adhesive wrap (compression wrap) or ACE bandage.

I like to wrap the foot once then cross over the top of the foot to just above the ankle bones, one full wrap around the leg, cross to the foot, repeat until there's enough pressure/support or I run out of material on the roll.

u/andgiveayeLL · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

You can use pre-wrap to make a cheap headband that doesn't slide around

u/kayemgi · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

We've had our grey with SLO for 8 years and we have found great success with four 1000mg fish oil capsules, two 180mg vitamin E capsules, and a dosage of Doxycycline every day. I will say it took a LONG time for us to see consistent progress and even now a nail will still break once in a while but they are few and far between, finally. It also took us awhile to find the right dosage of meds and the right food (he's on Nutro Max). It really sucks, but if you stay consistent with meds and supplements, I promise it will get better!

Can I offer you some tips on dealing with it in the meantime? We've had a lot of practice so I love to share that knowledge, though you may have already gotten some of this advice from your vet.

  • Buy gauze in bulk!
  • Athletic pre-wrap and athletic self-sticking wrap are fantastic for keeping the gauze in place. Be careful not to wrap too tight — you don't want to cut off circulation.
  • If you're not comfortable wrapping her paws yourself, get comfortable. It will save you so many trips to the vet! Ask your vet if they will teach you how to wrap if you're not already familiar with wrapping techniques.
  • Styptic powder is a godsend for when a nail breaks and the blood is gushing everywhere. Dab it on with cotton balls.
  • Don't wrap until the bleeding has stopped, if you can. Otherwise the blood soaks the gauze and then dries and when you peel it off it will hurt and sometimes cause the wound to reopen. A hard lesson for us. If you have to wrap because your grey just won't sit still to let you apply pressure, we have found some success in letting ours lick his foot JUST UNTIL the bandage comes free. Obviously don't let them lick obsessively or that will reopen the wound as well, but it seems to help with getting dried, bloody bandages off.
  • Breathable dog booties are really helpful for keeping them from licking the wound while enabling you to keep it unbandaged after it has stopped bleeding/semi-healed (we found ours at Pet Smart but they are similar to these). We also have a set of waterproof booties that we put on both bandaged and unbandaged injured paws when he goes outside to keep the area clean and dry.
  • Keep all of this stuff together in a big ziplock baggie near where your grey hangs out the most so you can easily grab it quickly when a nail comes off and prevent them from trailing blood all over your house!
  • That said, we've found a combo of Resolve Stain Remover and hydrogen peroxide to be the best for getting blood out of the carpet.

    I hope this is helpful and if I can answer any more questions, please feel free to ask! I'm sorry you're going through this and are still in the early, frustrating stages where you're finding what works and your pup is still in pain a lot. Bigby says, it gets better!
u/Saves01 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

In my experience the cheap ones tend to stretch out quickly. Lululemon makes pretty nice ones if you want to invest in something that will last a bit longer.

Another thing I always used as a soccer player was foam prewrap.

One roll will make lots of headbands and it sticks to hair really well.

u/Illarie · 2 pointsr/eczema
u/Truant_Muse · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

When I played soccer we used to use PreWrap, you pull off a piece and knot it into a loop, might help if you feel like most headbands are too small since you can make it whatever size you want. Works great.

u/Scoxxicoccus · 2 pointsr/BarefootRunning

I agree with several other posters - you may have Plantar Fasciitis.

You should talk to a doctor and/or get a pair of these socks. These socks and some easy toe pointing exercises cured my PF and had me back to my running schedule in about 10 weeks.

u/screwyoushadowban · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Might want to observe if you overpronate your feet when walking normally. Boxing might just be highlighting a chronic, but minor, dysfunction. Consider taking a break if it gets worse. Also ask your coach if it looks like you're doing something dumb.

In order of decreasing importance:

  • 1 Wall ankle mobilization and other ankle mobilization. Do so gently, especially if you're just starting. Do it before warming up.

  • 2 Foam roll before exercise. Don't do it too much the day after a really intense session. I recommend a lacrosse, tennis or specialized rolling ball (I prefer large diameter foam rollers for the calves, but that's just me personally).

  • 3 Look up negative-only calf "raises". Don't do this if the tendon problem has gotten to the "really bad" phase without consulting a physio or doctor.

  • 4 You may be flexing hard while you sleep. Consider purchasing a Strassburg sock. Don't wanna spend $40 on socks? You can get a similar effect with an extra long tube sock/soccer sock and a sewing needle. Don't know how to sew? Buy extra thick rubber bands and jury rig it.
u/shenanary · 2 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

Strassburg sock worked out really well for me:

Strassburg Sock - Regular Size (Calf Size up to 16" Around)

u/orangefelinerunssome · 2 pointsr/running

Yeah I’ve had this and couldn’t run for almost 3 months mainly because I was stubborn... If you feel slight radiation upward it might mean you’re involving the nerve too.
Slight pain at rest, slight pain while driving also hint at nerve involvement.

My PT told me that was post tibial tendinitis and it was a real bitch to heal. It makes sense it hurts most at pushoff because that’s when the tendon feels most force.

I ran with it because it was only a little bothersome for 2 months and during a half it literally felt like my foot and arch blew up (my heels were legit burning) and it felt like it sent lightning up through my calf. See, what I did it stupid and even though I am no specialist I would say to take a break from running until you can compile some strengthening exercises.

You can’t exactly diagnose if you’re irritating the tendon or the nerve or both but once you’re building on nerve irritation it takes weeks on top of what a tendon irritation alone would take to heel.

You want to see a PT.

Sleep with some Yoga Toes. Original YogaToes - Small Sapphire Blue: Toe Stretcher & Toe Separator. Fight Bunions, Hammer Toes, Foot Pain & More!

At the beginning it might help to get a hard night splint to passively stretch the calf. Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint - Medium

Lift your big toe without lifting your other 4 toes, lift your other 4 toes without lifting your big toe, until fatigue. I couldn’t do these 2 at all when I started! It is ok to hold the toe that does not need to activate down with your hands but try to not push up with significant force in your hands . In time you develop a little bit of muscle awareness for your toes. Roll your foot on a golf ball. Ice your heel and ankle joint after activity and heat it before activity. You want the tendon warmed up to move and you want the nerve cooled down as soon as you’re done moving.
This profile, Gait Happens has posted incredibly useful exercises (for me better than what my PT gave me) for activating the first ray (ie your big toe).

You want to NOT do the heel drops if you can feel it in your heel currently. This also makes me think you’re starting to have nerve irritation because during a heel drop both the tendon and the nerve glide behind the ankle.

You do want to do the nerve flossing for post tibial tendon. I felt a lot of pressure in my calf and heel doing these at the beginning. You’re supposed to stretch just a little bit to feel it, about 2/10. You’re not supposed to lean all the way into it like you would in a glute stretch for example.

When you feel better, don’t try to run fast. I am closer but still not where I was now more than a year after being back. I suspect my form breaking at fatigue has more to do with it than necessarily a lingering injury, but I always back off the pace if I feel a little bit of sting starting.

u/badgerstrut · 2 pointsr/running

I actually got this idea from instagram because that's where my healthcare is at right now but if you buy a (solid plastic back) night splint on Amazon (19-22$) and wear it for like 4 h per leg every night a couple of people said they get great relief. I got it myself and wearing it rn and my calves are fighting it hard but I'm hoping it will put an end to my summer of random foot problems. Plantar fasciitis comes from tight calves too so I think you'll see some relief. Along with stretching, foam rolling and rolling your feet on a golf ball.

Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint - Medium (Colors May Vary)

u/CTSVERROR · 2 pointsr/C25K

First and foremost, know the difference between hurt and sore. Run when you are sore, not when you are hurt.

Second, slow down. Running outside is harder main because you don't have a machine keeping pace for you. Often you run too fast.

Third try Pre-C25K program is you are struggling with W1D1.

I also have plantar fasciitis and the thing that helped me the most was a Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint. It took a while to be able to sleep in it but once I did I started to feel better and better. I still ice my foot down after a run but this has made it so that first step in the morning after a run isn't painful.

u/DPTRedbeard · 2 pointsr/physicaltherapy
u/Grimhilde · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I did a search for this topic just last week. A better option is checking r/beyondthebump for post partum belly bands. A lot of women here are pregnant with their first now, and haven't used one yet.

I ordered 2 different kinds (I'm 38+5, so I haven't personally used them yet).

I order a 3 piece set off Amazon:
ChongErfei 3 in 1 Postpartum Support Recovery Belly Wrap Waist/Pelvis Belt Body Shaper Postnatal Shapewear,Plus Size Beige

This I will use after much of the swelling and water weight goes down.

I also purchase a bengkung belly binding wrap off of Etsy for directly after the birth. I'm kind of a granola munching hippie, so the bengkung might not be anything you're interested in, but they are the MOST adjustable belly binder you can have because you create a new bind every day. They are really good for supporting the hips and lower back while you realign your center of gravity, once your belly is gone. They can be very inexpensive if you don't need the fancy ones.

u/YogiMamaK · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

3 in 1 Postpartum Support Recovery Belly Waist Pelvis Belt Body Shaper Postnatal Shapewear (4XL plus for weight over 190lbs, beige)
There's regular and plus size and it's only $20.

u/bcraven1 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had a surprise c section and it was a bit traumatizing. If its scheduled I'm sure you'll fare much better.

-BELLY BINDER. The hospital will give you one, and I recommend ordering one off of Amazon too. ETA: This is the binder I used

-a pillow to hold to your tummy when you laugh, or cough.

-set alarms on your phone to schedule taking meds. I didn't need to finish off all my pain pills. The first week was the worst, and it got a little better each day.

-I personally had no issues pooping (YAY) but take the colace and get a squatty potty or footstool.

-Uber Eats gift card, no one is cooking. Order in. lol

-Check with your doctor, but once you are fully healed, like after 6 weeks, start massaging your scar. This is supposed to help reconnect the nerves and reduce scar tissue swelling.

My Dr did a great job on the surgery. I had 50 hours of labor and had surgery at 1150pm. The scar is barely visible really. I did have some pains for months after which I heard is fairly common. If you have pains or discomfort, it usually subsides before the year is over. Also, take advantage of the high-waist everything fad. lol high waist panties, high waist leggings, high waist jeans, high waist lingerie....

u/SungoldTomato · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I have the hospital abd binder, But it rides up and pinches above my incision. So a few days ago I gave up wearing it. Are the knockoff Amazon binders worth it?

Chongerfei 3 in 1 Postpartum Support Recovery Belly Wrap Waist/Pelvis Belt Body Shaper

Also swallowing my pride and ordered high waisted, mild compression underwear to avoid friction on my scar. The same kind I made fun of my mom for wearing. Lol.

u/SofiM27 · 2 pointsr/getdisciplined

Im sorry about that but look Check this out at
TRUWEO Posture Corrector For Men And Women - USA Designed Upper Back Brace For Clavicle Support And Providing Pain Relief From Neck, Back & Shoulder

Its called back posture sister used to wear one when we were growing up so I know it helps.

Be safe:)

u/mannerlybassoon · 2 pointsr/Posture
u/johns_brain59 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Kinesiology tape is great stuff for blisters, minor sprains/strains, trigger points, or recurring problems like patellar subluxation. By all means, throw some into your kit if you are prone to these problems. $8.43

You could also cut multiple parallel tangential slits (not through and through) in your duct tape and make it stretchy. The gauze roll I picked is also stretchy (like an ace bandage) for wrapping around an ankle. Just a word of caution- if you’re not sure it isn’t broken, better to immobilize.

u/joeyJoJojrshabadoo3 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

For hiking you gotta have that Leukotape! 15 yards is only $8.43 US right now. It sticks well and seems to replace moleskin for blisters/wrapping which is nice.

u/shmooli123 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Try Leukotape with Tincture of Benzoin. It's a very thin and very durable tape. Combined with the benzoin it won't come off even when extremely wet.

u/jennamay22 · 1 pointr/PersonalFinanceCanada

I clicked on this item: BSN Medical Leukotape P Sports Tape, 1 1/2 Inch x 15 Yard it says: “Sold by M.R Systems and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.”

Edit: every item I’ve ever purchased through amazing shows “sold by _____ fulfilled by Amazon”. The last two items were from separate sellers, and completely unrelated. The only difference is these last 2 purchases were made with my TD Visa card and all other purchases were made with my Tangerine MasterCard.

u/jayhat · 1 pointr/preppers

In your FAK/ repair kit throw in a couple large pieces of tenacious tape, some duct or gaffer tape, small tube of adhesives (shoe goo and seam grip ), Leukotape, tiny spool of heavy thread, and 3 large needles. UL gear is great and you definitely dont need some ultra strong 1000D codura nylon backpack that weighs 9 lbs on its own, but it is fragile and a few multiuse repair items can go A LONG WAY.

u/TheMikeGrimm · 1 pointr/RedWingShoes

Try Leukotape wherever you’re getting blisters. Just a small piece cut to size and applied like a bandage. Use this for hiking long distances and it works like a charm anytime I’m feeling a hot spot come on.

My experience is mainly with trail runners that are broken in but it reduces friction and moisture which are two big causes of blistering.

u/Emfuser · 1 pointr/Fencing

I really like strapping tape for this. A former fencer recommended me this stuff and I always keep some around. It's what I use to tape my fingers. It sticks better, is stiffer and is more durable than standard athletic tape.

u/BrontosaurusBros · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Sorry it took me so long! I'm normally a phone redditor. Here we go,

This was the small/shorter one:

And this is the bigger/longer one:

So cheap for what you get. These ones have some kind of beads in the pad of your hand part, so they're great if you're on the computer a ton. And they don't get in the way of you using keys or the mouse. I really can't recommend them enough. I was scared I was going to have to have surgery or something drastic, nope! I love these things.

u/weps_grd_pandemonium · 1 pointr/graphic_design

I go through about 2 of these a year. I still use the old rounded Mac mouse, not the Magic Mouse. I get more shoulder and neck pain but the glove helped that a lot.

Also, do push-ups. This strengthens your wrists, arms, shoulders and neck. Serious, this worked for me. But I still use the glove for cushion and comfort.

u/Mr_Minionman · 1 pointr/Fighters

There was a point where I ran into wrist pain when I was playing FGs on a stick religiously. You are best off taking steps to prevent before it becomes a problem. Easiest answer would be to take intermittent breaks, and do wrist exercises, but if you are really worried (like I was), you might be interested in also picking up a computer glove. Started wearing one when I played online or training mode, and it stopped hurting after awhile. As with everything, problems won't emerge if you don't do it in excess.

Also, as a bit of a disclaimer, I ain't no doctor, so this isn't a professional opinion.

u/FlamingoOverlord · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

This started happening to me a week ago after all these years of playing. Personally it's because I got a new mouse and it's too big for my hands. This glove is like magic

u/DangerG · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I keep one of these at my desk. I love it.

I have struggled with wrist issues for awhile and this helped alleviate it along with better posture

u/nestiv · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This looks super promising - might be worth a shot.

u/Jesus-face · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Add superglue. Most used thing in my kits after bandaids. Great for sticking skin back together in any situation. And can be used to repair gear in a pinch. Also useful for sticking stuff to skin, like keeping bandages on feet or hands or anything sweaty.

I can't see, but I assume the tape you have is the white "fist aid kit" style tape that doesn't stick to shit. Throw that out and get some Leuko tape. It sticks to everything and is mostly waterproof. I've replaced my duct tape with that and its all I cary now. I've used it to fix gear and myself many many times.

One last thing you might look into is a blister kit. Mine is some moleskin patches, leuko tape and some benzoin ampules. The benzoin can be applied directly to the blister to help the skin toughen, and the area to be taped can be pretreated to help the tape stick. Makes the tape stick when your feet and boots are soggy.

And ditch the chem light. They're useless.

u/garbageaccount97 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I like Leukotape p. Very rigid tape with a crazy adhesive, you can't apply it directly to skin - you need a softer tape underneath (cover-roll)

I've found it to be better than soft wraps (more rigid). Braces vary, you really have to try them on. I've found sleeves to be totally pointless.

(I have medial pain [& unstable knees] and was instructed to tape my knee with like a donut around the kneecap, with longer strips along the sides of the kneecap, and above and below it, careful not to cut off circulation)

This stuff is a pain to take off btw, even with the cover-roll tape underneath.

u/JustLearningToReddit · 1 pointr/melbourne

Heh I know what you mean by twisting up like a pretzel in your sleep and waking up in pain. Good to know your friends reminds you.

The wrist brace I use is very similar to you: : bodigrip/tubigrip from chemist warehouse and this

The wellgate one is pretty stiff on the sides (has some metal inserts) and restricts movement while the bodygrip simply applies pressure. Wellgate brace comes with 2 velcro adjustable straps as well :) I find it annoying to wear while doing things as it feels unnatural.

u/samantha_pants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really need this wrist support I sometimes get random and intense pain in my wrist (maybe carpal tunnel?) and have to keep it straight for a while. The problem is, it bends in my sleep, so if nothing else, this will save my wrist during my sleep. Thanks for the contest.

If I win, feel free to choose cheapest option, I'm not sure how much the shipping is w/Amazon

edit: Goodbye Eleven

u/shorthairtotallycare · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I have those as well (though knuckle pain is only occasional)... in my case the wrist and elbow pain are interrelated at this point (though they started out as individual injuries). Bracing both at once has been better than just one.

A good brace for tennis elbow really helped - apparently they diminish load on the tendon by dispersing it. The kind I have has two gel silicone pads, one that goes right on the tendon, the other exactly opposite. (Other elbow braces just squeezed the whole forearm without targeting the pressure on the tendon). This is it (MediSpec Epigel Tennis Elbow Brace). Some people report having skin reactions but I suspect they are not washing it (I started getting irritation too, then washed it).

I've found decent wrist braces easier to find. This one's my favourite (Wellgate for Women PerfectFit Wrist Support).

Wearing both of those, 24/7, for a month, has really helped with pain. I think because the tendons are just experiencing less stress and reinjury and have had time to heal.

Shoulder - this just takes a long time to heal, at least that's been my experience and is what I was told by my PT (literature agrees). I haven't found a good solution other than staying out of the pain range, and just changing how I do things a bit so my shoulder works less. (Eg holding things close to the body, sweeping or mopping in small movements... just not extending it too far out - definitely avoiding subluxation, which is hard because it happens all the time.) When pain is less bad, I try to do PT exercises, but am too sore for that now.

For knuckles, I've not had to use braces yet. Just have intermittent pain. I've been using aids in the kitchen (eg jar openers) and trying different ways of handling things (eg if opening a jar, holding the lid with the sore hand and using the other hand to grip and twist the actual jar. If cutting, positioning myself so the shoulder works less, using a sharp knife, etc).

u/onlyherefordestiny · 1 pointr/DecemberBumps2016

There is something similar for feet, but I'm not sure if that's what we have. I have trouble walking when I get up to run to the bathroom for a while because it's painful.

These are my wrist guards:

Your local drug store or supermarket will probably have something.

u/suckinonmytitties · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So happy that you are happy! I would really love this wrist brace because my ulnar nerve is compressed which usually isn't too bad- just numbness and tingling in my fingers. But lately this week my whole forearm and wrist have been burning and it makes it so hard to take notes and do my schoolwork. I really think this would improve my problem and make life so much easier! THANK YOU

u/CryHav0c · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

FYI I've noticed my hands going numb in my sleep so I ordered these on Amazon and they are amazingly comfortable.

Wellgate for Women PerfectFit Wrist Support, Right Hand

It says they're for women, but they fit my hands perfectly. order a size up if you have large hands.

u/MeghanAM · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have bad carpal tunnel, so a wrist brace would do me a lot of good. It's on "Uncategorized" list.

u/used_to_sleep · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I use this brace and it has helped me immensely!! I was having a lot of numbness in my index and middle fingers, and the pain over night prevented me from opening my water bottle. Since I started wearing that brace, less numbness and pain! And the brace is pretty comfortable too.

u/Meatros · 1 pointr/Fitness

First, a lot of people do bicep curl incorrectly. So you might want to check your form on that. Aside from that, you could simply have some inflammation in your wrists. I have arthritis in my left wrist - I think it's from playing hockey as a kid, that's when it started bothering me. So whenever I do pressing movements (or even heavy squats), my wrist bothers me. I bought a pair of Schiek support and my wrists don't bother me:

Also, I would disagree with Cogniphile on it being difficult to have the form wrong on curls:

u/12bar13 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have had a long history of wrist problems when doing any push type excercise. These wrist braces are the absolute best and I aware by them. I tried dozens before I found these and have been using them for the past 15 years.

Schiek Sports Ultimate Wrist Supports, One Size Fits All

u/nfarahani · 1 pointr/Fitness

I bought these Schiek Wrist Wraps and I couldn't be happier with them. The price is affordable and the quality is the best I have owned. I would highly recommend these!

u/WAH_FML · 1 pointr/Incels

hey guys:

I wear these , this will hide you are a wristcel. I'm not one, I feel like they are thin till i do see a wristcel. But wear these and cover them up and they make you look like a power ranger.

Also nice conversation piece with bros and chicks.

u/nagurski03 · 1 pointr/preppers

In a mass casualty situation, I would completely ignore anyone that needed CPR and focus on the bleeders. The time you spend giving one person CPR could be used stabilizing a dozen people who are bleeding.

For extremities, the most useful thing is a tourniquet. I prefer one with a windlass like a [CAT] ( or [SOFTT] ( over a [TK4] ( or [SWAT] (

For injuries to the abdomen, armpit, crotch, or neck; you will want a homeostatic agent. [Combat Gauze] ( is the way to go here, it is much better than powdered QuickClot.

For penetrating chest trauma (also called 'sucking chest wounds'), you need a large, occlusive bandage on both the entry and exit. In clinical testing of chest seals, the [Halo] ( and [Hyfin] ( drastically outperformed the [Asherman] (

I also personally have a [decompression needle] ( to treat tension pneumothorax, but I advise you not to get it unless you have specific training on it.

For general bleeding the [Israeli bandage] ( is way better than other bandages.

You will also want an [NPA] ( to help keep an open airway.

Edit, I forgot that you are also going to want a good pair of [trauma shears] (

Some other things to consider are rubber gloves, [Kerlix] (, [cravats] (, [medical tape] (, a [SAM splint] (, and a [space blanket] (

u/ignorancepower · 1 pointr/Justrolledintotheshop

Even cheaper is to buy something called a Sam splint. Basically the exact same thing but meant for splinting bones.

It's the strange irony that the medical version of this device cost 1/3 what the auto version costs.

u/biggreen10 · 1 pointr/sailing

If you want something to support a broken limb, check out a Sam Splint. Super light and compact, and great in a pinch to keep a flappy arm a little more stable.

u/kikokinaquoa · 1 pointr/poledancing

I had some wrist pain when I started poling. An instructor recommended this to help strengthen fingers and forearms and wrists. I also use a brace similar to this one when I need to give my wrists a break and it's helped a lot.

u/drogean4 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

its not your arm, its your wrist

you gotta have your chair/desk aligned or you'll fuck it up, also get a wrist wrest

if you already fucked up your wrist get this while playing, wear this while gaming

u/LeagueOfMinions · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

I've been using this after my old one started to fall apart and works pretty well imo. It'll take some getting used to as it will force your wrist in a certain position. Note you have to be consistent and it'll take weeks for you feel a difference. You can wear it throughout the day if you can make it work. I also recommend doing some wrist strengthening exercises like wrist curls with light (2-5lb) dumbbells. You want to make sure your wrist maintains strength as using the brace means you will be using less strength in the general area

u/juliejuicebox · 1 pointr/knitting

I love this one from Amazon Mueller Fitted Wrist Brace Green Line Number 86271 - Right Fitted Wrist Brace - SM/MD 5-8"

u/cellophanenoodles · 1 pointr/piano

Stretch your neck and shoulders. Exercise more, sit less, stand with good posture. Wear wrist splints whenever possible, including during sleep.

And go see a doctor, before the pain forces you to stop playing forever. Seriously.

u/BeantownBiker · 1 pointr/AugustBumpers2017

I had carpal tunnel before I got pregnant, and thankfully it hasn't gotten worse. My suggestion is to wear wrist splints when you sleep. I get woken up easily (with tingling or pain) if I bend my wrists in my sleep.

I love these ones because they are lightweight and not too hot for summer:

u/FissFiss · 1 pointr/pathofexile

Oh I do to even after trying to change for the past couple years. I get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome alot nowadays. When it flares up like it seems it is starting to in you, I have a wrist brace I wear until the pain subsides.

The braces also helps so u can train yourself better.

u/bobbyy98 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I think these ones might be good with a remote:

u/Terkis · 1 pointr/rollerblading

Do you mean just something like this or am I way off?

u/xtreemmasheen3k2 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I started experiencing some Ulnar pain on Friday night. It didn't get better on Saturday, so I haven't played mouse-intensive games since Saturday.

I bought a wrist brace from Amazon (1-day shipping, got it on Sunday) and I've been wearing it as much as I can. It feels a little better today, and it might be better in the next 1-2 days.

Maybe take a break from wrist-intensive gaming and try wearing this a few hours a day until your pain gets better:

u/joeschmidlap · 1 pointr/AskDocs
u/Hypnot0ad · 1 pointr/weightroom

I have patellar tendinitis and wearing a knee strap helps a lot. I have this one specifically and it stays in place and works better than some of the alternatives.

u/timnog · 1 pointr/xxfitness

What did the brace look like? This?

u/ReindeerPoopRVA · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

I definitely have De Quervain's tenosynovitis (mommy wrist/thumb), so I got this one and when I wear it to bed it helps me out a lot. I'll still get a flare up now and then, but overall it is tons better.

u/absolutspacegirl · 1 pointr/Overwatch

What kind of wrist brace? I used to have carpal tunnel so I starting wearing one of those braces. After researching my symptoms more it seems like a thumb stabilizer is what I need. This one arrives today.

u/Ostrichcrotch · 1 pointr/bjj

I wear this every time I train. It’s an awesome brace, little pricey but it’s the best.

u/head7l · 1 pointr/bjj

I'm in the same boat with my knees. After about a dozen full and partial dislocations I had a lateral release on my right knee (and a second quasi-release due to scar tissue reconnecting it). The left knee is also mis-shapen, bur I have been lucky with a few scopes here and there.

The truth of it is that you have to know your limits. It sucks when you can only get a couple of rolls in after class and have to sit on the side and watch everyone else. But if you can treat it more like a marathon and less like a sprint, you should be good.

I recommend Bauerfiend knee braces (I use the GenuTrain) and learn how to sweep from side-control as you'll spend a lot of time there because It sucks not being able to shoot for a takedown with any sort of explosiveness or sprawl super-effectively...but not nearly as bad as being crushed in side control.

u/jimbooooooooo · 1 pointr/BasketballTips

I own a pair of Bauerfeind Genutrain knee braces and they're great for protecting your knees since they have gel padding all around your knee cap to keep it in place.

They're pricey but well worth the money.

u/real_kltg · 1 pointr/Basketball

I use the Bauerfeind Genutrain, and it stays in place pretty well. Maybe a readjustment once a game if at all. It's been used by some NBA players like Dirk, Jeremy Lin, and Kobe if that counts for anything.

u/RocketPowerHandshake · 1 pointr/bjj

Ohhh, the actual bone growth does make sense.

After every class, the spot right below the knee ball is always really large and painful. I've tried a pateller band and that helped a bit, but didn't stop it.

If you don't use one, I've heard this is great for OS and bursitis -

u/Erekshen · 1 pointr/nba


I kind of rather do a sleeve of some type. I was looking at the McDavid.

It seems to be pretty good. I just want something that takes away some tension, but doesn't slide. People have recommended the Bauerfeind , but I can't justify spending $90+ on a knee sleeve unless I absolutely have to.

Any other recommendations you have I will gladly hear out.

u/aolsux00 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I wouldn't worry so much... They aren't going to make you have surgery, they are just going to tell you to wear a brace, take some advil (with food), and do some carpal tunnel exercises. The brace you have in your post is good, but if its too annoying, take out the metal piece and adjust it to make it more comfortable. If you have to, wear it without the metal piece.

Surgery is for extreme cases. You need to change a few things that you do.

  1. Get a wrist rest pad for your keyboard, maybe this one:

  2. Use your cell phone less, its really bad on your wrists in some positions. So if you play a lot of games or do a lot of stuff on your phone or tablet, cut it down as much as you can.

  3. Try to cut down doing anything that hurts your wrists or puts pressure or causes pain for a while.

    Also, they make wrist rests for night time, but they aren't very comfortable and you can't really wear them during the day:
u/lizthewhiz · 1 pointr/Guitar

I had pain in my wrists when I started out. It's gone now but this is what I did to fix it:

  • took two weeks off playing
  • slept with wrist braces to keep my wrists in a neutral position all night. This maximizes circulation and promotes healing. I still sleep with these.
  • stretch for 5 mins before every practice session
  • applied Penetrex anti-inflammatory cream after a long practice session.
  • practiced in front of a mirror to make sure my posture was good and there were no awkward angles in my wrists
  • switched to classical position and got a nice adjustable foot stool.

    That pretty much cleared it up, but I didn't have any serious pain or anything. Just the early onset of something nasty. Definitely take care of it now before it gets bad.
u/Sir_Odoul · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Do yourself a favor and buy a night brace on Amazon, I had to do it a few weeks ago as I was experiencing extremely similar pains. The brace will help put your hand/rest in a neutral position while you sleep. Your hand might feel stiff the first night or two but it passes. Make sure to do wrist/hand exercises now too! Rests and breaks are key!
Futuro Night Wrist Sleep Support, Moderate Stabilizing Support, Adjust to Fit

u/entailments · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I wear a wrist brace at night and try to not sleep on my hands if I can help it.

u/welshfargo · 1 pointr/Fitness

I feel your pain. I am also oldish (65), and my squat is weak, despite having good form (got trained). I found knee sleeves help a lot with knee pain. I also switched to goblet squats and deadlifts, as well as leg press. Romanian deadlifts are good for the hamstrings as well. Good luck.

u/Lync6 · 1 pointr/Stronglifts5x5

I suggest getting some knee sleeves. The price is quite hefty, around $80 for a pair of rehbands ( but I think its well worth it. They keep everything very tight and even help out a bit on your squat. Get a pair, see how they feel and then if your pain is still there, then consider just deloading a couple times.

u/Frank_Caswole · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/ZCount · 1 pointr/weightlifting

I actually have purchased or received as a gift the hookgrip wraps, hookgrip knee sleeves, and rehband sleeves.

I agree with /u/ronniedowd that if you want warmth only, the hookgrip knee sleeves work great and they're cheap. Rehband sleeves provide a lot more support, and they are super durable, but they are fairly expensive. Now I only use the hookgrip wraps, because they're adjustable. If I only want warmth I can wrap them loosely, but if I'm squatting heavy and need support I can wrap them quite tightly. I can't say yet how durable the wraps are.

u/HurricaneHasan · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I've been using the blue rehbands for about 3 years, and they're still in good, usable condition.

u/Demonyx12 · 1 pointr/Fitness

(1) I've never found a lift as hard or rewarding as the squat. For my money it goes beyond even a lower body lift. It impacts my entire system. That said squatting is not for everyone but I would at least try and see if it can work before giving it up completely.

(2) Assuming you are having trouble with barbell back squatting I would try these three things in the following order:

  1. Improve Technique + Bracing + Belt / Knee Sleeves
    1. How To Squat:
    2. How To: Use a Lifting Belt
    3. Belt:
    4. Knee Sleeves:
  2. Try alternative squat variations
  3. Try alternative squat bars
u/j0dd · 1 pointr/Fitness

this could be just general wear-and-tear on your knees from participating in sports, weight lifting, etc.

i used to play a lot of basketball (running on hardwood, of course) and would experience some random, acute pains and aches and creaks and pops when doing leg exercises. something that was supremely beneficial to me both instantaneously and even in the present day is investing in knee sleeves. specifically, i bought a pair of rehbands

other than that, it is explicitly against the rules to offer medical advice. but i hope you take my suggestions to mind. if all else fails, see a/your doctor.

u/Cinnadom · 1 pointr/crossfit

A couple of people at my gym got knee sleeves to help with it. Specifically the Rehband brand ones. They said that it definitely helped to keep the knees warm and reduced the pain during lifts.

Keep in mind that they all also did rehad exercises that a PT at our gym had them do to help. Don't know the exact exercises they went through unfortunately.

u/Stitch-a-holic · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

This is the one that I have. It's nice because of the double adjustment straps. I've found in the last few weeks that wearing it below my bump has helped not just back pain, but also my hip discomfort. You can snug it up pretty nicely and it's still comfy.

u/cibum · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I think all three therapies probably helped. I didn't trust chiropractors going in, but after each session I did feel more stable, so it did something. The massage was nice but probably the least directly helpful, but who knows. The physical therapy has helped with some other hip pain actually, but that one is slow going for the tailbone pain. No matter what I figure strengthening the pelvic floor is good in general. Oh, and it's important to find doctors that know how to deal with pregnant women. I had to ask around for those recommendations.

This is the one I have but you tie it around your hips instead what's shown in the picture. It's not too expensive so I would just get it. And the coccyx cushion just makes it so that it's possible to sit. Without it I would start feeling pain within seconds of sitting. But I've noticed it's still not good to sit on it for long periods of time.

u/larafrompinkpony · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I had that towards the end of my first trimester, it stopped for a bit, and now it's flaring up again. I found that a pregnancy support belt (like this one) helped me quite a bit.

I actually also found it very useful for another reason - I just started wearing maternity pants, but they have a bad habit of getting loose and sagging. Strapping this belt on top helps them stay up!

u/87percentKat · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I got a cheap one on Amazon, works fine for me. Link below, I think someone on here recommended it.

When I go to the bathroom, I just pull it up. I also prefer wearing it with a dress vs. my full-panel maternity pants, though it works with the pants too.

Finally, I found that the belt really helps when I'm standing or walking, but actually hurts to wear while sitting. So during most of the day, when I'm primarily sitting, I don't wear it, so bathroom runs aren't an issue at all.

u/ampras · 1 pointr/Allergies

Yes! I'm allergic to tape & bandaids. When I need something big covered up I use sports pre-wrap, like this:

u/reformedmormon · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Weird but get some prewrap tape. It's cheap too. You can make a headband or wrap a few times for a hairband. It's crazy strong and the only thing that holds my daughters massive thick curly hair. It is also the only thing I have found that doesn't leave a big dent in either of our hair

u/docbad32 · 1 pointr/running

That's a pretty hardcore splint. Were you told to use one like that? If not, the Strassburg sock is probably a lot more comfortable.

u/avictorioussecret · 1 pointr/running

Change your shoes? Try picking up some Straussburg socks to wear at night?

u/jourdanuga · 1 pointr/AdvancedRunning

Dang, sorry to hear that. Have you tried one of the night time splints? A guy I run with had plantar fasciitis and it helped him out.

u/magnolia7330 · 1 pointr/footpain

I also have severe plantar fasciitis. I spent 8 months last year with casts on both feet. I can't stand for more than 5 minutes. My feet are still in severe pain. But, I have run out of options. What you are explaining sounds very similar to what I am experiencing. I have been using night splints and they have helped some. However, they can be uncomfortable to sleep in and I find I do better to switch feet each night instead of wearing it on both feet. They do seem to help loosen the achilles tendon a bit. I made the mistake of not wearing them for 3 nights in a row and that proved to be a very bad decision. I am also starting to wear them when watching tv-it will take a few days or weeks of doing this at first for the tendon to loosen up. I would suggest trying some type of night splint. I use one similar to this (with the wedge in). I also wear compression socks when I'm at work and they tend to reduce the pain to a somewhat tolerable level (as long as I sit as much as possible). I'm a teacher. So, sitting is hard to do. My doctor keeps suggesting surgery for me. But, I'm really high risk, so I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet. These are the compression socks I use. The thing that seems to have worked best for me is the casting. Although, the casts were uncomfortable I was able to be virtually pain free. It provided great relief. I am the first patient my doctor ever did this for, but if you can talk yours into it it may help. They also tried me in orthopedic boots first. I found the casting to be best for me. But, I can't do that anymore. I had them on for a month at a time, then reevaluated, then recasted. Best of luck.

u/windlight · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Not a Doc, but it sounded like plantar fasciitis to me as well (i have it). After going to a podiatrist, he sent me to PT and then got a splint like this .

I run quite a bit and it took me out for a few months (it i could hardly walk some days). All the PT said was to wear that for about 15 mins before you put any weight on it in the morning. After a few months it went away. now when i feel that bothering me for more then a day, I start wearing my splint in the morning again and after a few days it goes away. I still run and have done a few 50k races since then (never did them before). So you should be good keeping up with basketball once it clears up..:)

u/rc1025 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump


I found working out at all really helped. I also find myself hunching a bit when I am holding my baby and standing so I work on not doing that.

u/Toad_is_god · 1 pointr/ibs

Posture Corrector For Men And Women - USA Designed Adjustable Upper Back Brace For Clavicle Support and Providing Pain Relief From Neck, Back and Shoulder (Universal)

u/doggieblacks · 1 pointr/Advice

They sell those posture corrector braces that force you to maintain a correct posture. It’s annoying, but works as long as you consistently wear it.

Posture Brace

u/xaudionegative · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

This is the brace in question. It says it's unisex, but the way it adjusts makes it a lot harder for smaller women (it can't really get small enough for my wife, she's 5'5 and about 110). As far as how often, before I started IF and exercising, I wore it daily for about 6 hours over the course of 2 weeks, specifically when I was at work and sitting down, or when at home sitting down. My standing posture is pretty good naturally, but my sitting posture is really slumped, and this helped correct it.


After I started exercising daily (50 pushups in the morning, then 60 situps at night, 60 reps of freeweight bench or military presses, and every once in a while bicep curls or shoulder lifts), I found I didn't really need the brace anymore when sitting, I could just tell when I was slumping and corrected it. Still, I'm going to keep it around, its a really comfortable brace and it's easy to throw on and off at will.

u/_sm7 · 0 pointsr/bodybuilding

Inzer or Schiek, but using them often will wear out the velcro. Schiek makes these alternative wrist wraps (similar to their straps, minus the actual strap) that would last longer if you use them on a daily basis (