While many inguinal hernia supports exist on the market today, the products that do exist lack in comfort, fit, and versatility. While inguinal, groin, testicular, and scrotal hernias may be uncomfortable and difficult to discuss, they are much more common than you might think. About one in four men develop a hernia at some point in life. Inguinal hernias are up to 10 times more common in men than in women. For these reasons, we have made it our mission to create a supportive, effective, and comfortable inguinal hernia truss.
After months of research, development, and testing, we are beyond excited to introduce a limited quantity of our brand new inguinal hernia belt. These groin support braces were created in-house, by our dedicated Product Development team.
A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily. It is not a permanent solution, but it helps a great deal in coping with the pain. Official treatment will most likely require surgery.
Unlike hernia briefs for men, this is the perfect solution to heal left side, right side, or double (bilateral) inguinal hernias among males and females. The belt includes adjustable tension straps with two pad pockets and six compression pads in total. The combination of tension straps and compression padding helps press on the hernia to hold it in place. If you only have a single inguinal hernia, easily remove the tension strap with pad pocket from the non-hernia side.
It is made of medical-grade materials and is comfortable enough to wear under your pants and for long periods of time. The straps are fully adjustable for customizable compression and support.
An inguinal hernia occurs when a small part of the intestine protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles.
The intestine can form a painful bulge in the pubic or groin area that can appear to increase in size, especially when you cough, bend over, or lift a heavy object.
Other signs and symptoms may include:
There are two kinds of inguinal hernias. Direct inguinal hernias most often occur in adults as they age. This type of hernia is nine times more common in men than in women. Indirect inguinal hernias usually occur among infants, and the rate is even higher in premature babies. An indirect (congenital) hernia may be most noticeable when the baby is crying.
Though located in a very similar region of the body, unlike inguinal hernias, femoral hernias usually occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. The tissue pushes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle wall into an area called the femoral canal.
Yes, for a femoral hernia, position the padding directly over your hernia and tighten the tension straps accordingly. If your femoral hernia is located lower on your thigh, try our Hip and Groin Brace.
Providing support for a single or a double hernia, this hernia belt relieves pain and discomfort caused by inguinal, femoral, and sports hernias. The dual hernia belt is fully adjustable and utilizes a strong fastener system for a secure fit. The lightweight hernia truss includes two removable tension straps with compression pads for supporting weakened groin muscles and applying constant, gentle pressure to your hernia.
Constructed with a durable, machine-washable blend and a strong fastener system, this hernia belt is designed to be discreetly worn beneath your clothes for all-day relief. The latex-free blend will not slip, twist, or slide for a comfortable fit throughout daily activities.
Suitable for alleviating pain due to single or bilateral hernias, this hernia belt includes two anatomically-shaped pad pockets. Each pocket contains three compression pads (six total) to provide additional support for weakened muscles. The soft, yet sturdy compression pads are removable for less pressure.
The dual hernia truss has a stretchy waistband, accommodating hip sizes between 32"-54". Two elastic tension straps secure without the use of uncomfortable buckles and snaps.
Use post or pre-surgery to provide constant, comfortable, and adjustable pressure to single or double inguinal hernias and femoral hernias.
Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. Some patients choose to use an inguinal hernia belt to hold off on hernia repair surgery for awhile. However, if your hernia is causing significant discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss the best treatment and recovery options.
Mixed. The support belt should have an independent adjustment so it can be tightened up to ride securely on your hips. Then the truss could be adjusted without simultaneously changing the tightness of the support belt. The way the truss is designed, where you place the top velcro tab on the truss tape also determines the tightness of the belt. It's hard to get everything right with one adjustment. In sum: Placing the support belt securely and tightly on your hips should be one thing. Adjusting the truss should be another thing.
This is the first product I've tried after my double.hernia surgery. It provides excellent support at the hernia site and I'm back to my normal routine.
The BraceAbility inguinal hernia belt does a good job stabilizing a reducible inguinal hernia and keeping it in place while awaiting treatment.
Belt much too small though I measured myself ordered size as recommended. Unusable for me. When I called and suggested belt replacement for which I would pay, I was told no and too late to return if I wore it. Person said try going to a seamstress to make belt larger. $93 Cdn wasted.
Thanks for your feedback and we are sorry to hear your expectations weren't met. We have a set protocol for our return/exchange standards and there are links to our Return/Exchange policy in 2 different locations on each of our website pages. We do try to be very upfront and transparent with all our policies and products. This product states to measure the hip area and sometimes our customers measure their waist instead causing the item to be too small. We are not sure if this is what happened, but measuring incorrectly or guessing at a size may result in the size ordered not resulting in a proper fit.
I noticed a difference almost as soon as I put this on. The pressure against my hernia (mine has been repaired, but still lets me know it was there, from time to time) made the pain go almost completely away. Highly recommend this. Fair warning - Order to your actual waist size. It's tight, but it's supposed to be. It'd be hard to put pressure on the area if it wasn't tight.
We are so happy to hear you are finding relief with the hernia belt! We understand they can be quite painful and uncomfortable and are sorry you are suffering from one, but glad that our brace is helping you "get back to life". Please reach out should you have any questions or concerns! Mitzi, BraceAbility Customer Care
Our customer support team is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.
Give Us a Call
Send Us an Email
Use our contact form to submit an email to customer support team. Click the “Support” icon on the bottom right of any page on our website. We typically respond within one business day (or faster).
BraceAbility.com is closed on the following United States holidays. This may affect your shipping time and they will be accounted for in the estimated ship date listed on each product page.
New Year's Day