The BODYMATE Compression Brace is supposed to help with Hip, Sciatica Nerve Pain Relief Thigh Hamstring, Quadriceps, Joints, Arthritis, Groin Wrap for Pulled Muscles, Hip Strap, Sciatica Brace/SI Belt.
– ✅*BREATHABLE NEOPRENE: The material used in the designing of the support keeps you cool and comfortable in all circumstances.
– ✅*UNIVERSAL SIZE: This adjustable support can be worn on either the right or left leg. The latching straps with strong velcro allows you to customize the fit of your brace to your exact size.(Fits snug upto 46 Inch waist/Hip)
– ✅*INJURY SUPPORT: The special design of this brace helps with the faster recovery from any kind of groin, quad, hip, sciatica, hamstring injury. It increases blood flow and reduces recovery time by providing a soothing compression relief to the pain overall.
– ✅*Hassle-Free Returns. Product Materials: Latex-Free Neoprene, Nylon, Spandex, and Polyester
I was wearing this brace almost every day to help relieve my sciatic nerve pain. I have a bulging disc in my lower back and tried steroid injections in my SI joint but it only caused more pain and zero relief. This brace helped relieve my pain. I would wrap it around my back and make it very tight. The pressure relieved my pain and I know it was working because the pain would return when I took the brace off. I would wear it over my scrubs at work. It comes with a mesh bag for laundering.
I have quit using it though at this point. One of my patients was a nurse and her husband is a physician. He actually told me to only use it as a reminder to not lean over but not as a crutch. He told me using it in this way is actually weakening my core when I need to actually be strengthening my core. I still wear it on occasion but resort to using my inversion table and I have started doing crunches on my inversion table and it has helped me to start strengthening my core. I still have days were the pain is worse and I will put on the brace. I was just using it incorrectly. The brace is very comfortable. I like that I can adjust it to my body and comfort level. I would get sweaty under the brace after wearing it all day at work but I think that is expected working as a nurse and running around all day.
All in all I think this brace definitely serves its purpose and I am so glad that I have it handy when my pain flares up.
I give the product four of five stars since it is harder to use on your left leg, and it does end up making you sweaty under the material by the end of the day. I do, however, love the product and it did greatly reduce my SI pain.
This product is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6DX569