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Learn from our Chief Medical Officer - John Miles about whether Bearhug can help you and your symptoms/condition.

Will it help with Shin splints?

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome is a condition that commonly occurs after a spike in training volume or change in activity. Modalities of treatment include soft tissue release, stretching and compression of the anterior comp

Will it help my Knee ligament tear?

Ligament tears of the knee primarily of the major ligaments of the collaterals (ACL & MCL etc.) either side of the knee and the cruciate ligaments deep within the joint. Treatment consists of rest / bracing and strengthening of the thigh muscles. The

Is Bearhug good for Plantar fascitis?

We would not promote our products for Plantar fascitis as a specific pathology.

Can it help provide Arthritis pain relief?

Bearhug supports can be beneficial for arthritis in several ways:. 1. Compression and Stability: Bearhug supports provide gentle compression around the affected joint, which can help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with arthritis. This co

Is the Wrist support good for Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the nerves running through the wrist as such it is advisable to avoid adding any further compression the wrist area as this could potentially increase symptoms.

My IT Band hurts - will it help?

Yes, Bearhug supports like knee compression sleeves or braces can be helpful for managing knee pain in various ways:. 1. Compression: Compression provided by the bearhug support can help reduce swelling and inflammation around the knee joint, which i

Will it help tennis or golfers elbow?

A Bearhug support, like a compression sleeve or brace, can potentially help with elbow pain, particularly if the pain is due to conditions like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow (epicondylitis). These supports can provide compression and stability to th

Can it help sciatica?

Bearhug supports, which are typically compression sleeves or braces designed for joints like elbows or knees, may not directly address sciatica, which involves irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve usually in the lower back. Sciatica symptom

Are they good for Osgood Schlatter?

Bearhug supports, such as knee sleeves or braces, may provide some relief and support for individuals with Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is a condition that affects the growth plate at the top of the shinbone (tibia) where the patellar tendon attac

Do they stop cramp?

Bearhug supports, such as Calf compression sleeves or braces, may provide some relief from muscle cramps, depending on the cause of the cramps and individual factors. Here's how they might help:. 1. Improved Circulation: Compression from bearhug supp

How do these work for compartment syndrome?

It is generally advisable to avoid compression when suffering with compartment syndrome. This is due to the fact that compartment syndrome is a result of compression of the fascia around the muscle therefore adding compression externally may exacerba

I have a bad Achilles Tendon - does it help?

Bearhug supports, such as compression sleeves or braces, can potentially provide some benefits for Achilles tendon problems, but their effectiveness may vary depending on the specific issue and severity of the condition. Here's how bearhug supports m

Can I wear them instead of flight socks?

Wearing a Bearhug support, such as compression socks or sleeves, can be beneficial during flights, especially for long durations or if you are prone to discomfort or swelling in your legs. Here's how it can be helpful:. 1. Improved Circulation: Compr