by Tom Hein | 2:26 pm

PRODUCT: Pro-Tec Athletics Hamstring Compression Wrap

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

MATERIAL: Neoprene

SIZE: One size fits all

FEATURES: 4″ x 6″ compression pad built in

 


One of the Better Hamstring Support Wraps Hamstring Support Wraps

ONE OF the hazards of playing many sports, is a hamstring injury, and this is where hamstring support wraps can help the healing process.

The vast majority of the time, hamstring injuries are caused by the group of muscles at the back ofhamstring muscles the thigh (known as the hamstrings) being overstretched, overstrained, partially torn, or completely torn by sudden harsh movement(s).

Examples would be a quick jump, a sudden sprint, or lunging sideways. Once the hamstrings have been injured, they are susceptible to being reinjured.

To avoid this from happening, it’s always best to do some warm up exercises/stretching before physical activity, and and ongoing strengthening regime to keep the muscles toned and pliable.

 


Hamstring Support Wraps From Pro-Tec

Here are the features of the model I chose as being highly beneficial for hamstring injury recovery:

  • 2 Velcro straps make it easy to adjust to the right amount of compression and comfort
  • A large, 4″ x 6″ compression pad designed to put much needed tension/compression on specific muscles – *this is the key feature I would look for in hamstring support wraps*
  • Made of UBL neoprene which is very comfortable, stays in place by “adhering” to the skin, and allows the velcro straps to adhere anywhere on the wrap
  • Easy to apply
  • One size fits all – no need to worry about ordering the correct size
  • Absorbs strain and stress and thereby stabilizes the hamstring, allowing the injured muscles to recover
  • Pain is reduced due to the compression from the pad on the muscles

 


How Do I know if I Need One of These Hamstring Support Wraps?

First of all, there are 3 grades of hamstrings injuries.

Grade 1 – would be a mild strain or pull of the muscle(s)

Grade 2 – is a partial muscle tear

Grade 3 – you guessed it …. a full tear in one of the muscles

If you experienced Grd #1 pull, you would feel a quick pain in the back of your leg, along with tenderness. While muscle strength shouldn’t be affected, there may be discomfort or pain associated with moving the leg.

With a Grd #2 mild tear, the pain and tenderness will be elevated beyond mild. If there is bruising and/or swelling on the hamstring, together with weakened muscles, those are signs of the Grd #2 partial muscle tear.

For Grd #3 symptoms, you will all of the above indicators in a very painful way. In addition to the swelling, pain, tenderness, and bruising, you may also hear a “popping” sound and/or sensation as the muscle completely tears. This will cause loss of use of the affected leg as well.

Only in a severe Grade 3 tear would surgery be required. All other hamstring injuries, for the most part, can be aided in the healing process with hamstring support wraps.

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What Are Others Saying About the Pro-Tec Athletics Hamstring Compression Wrap?

Using Amazon reviews from 11 hamstring compression wrap users, 82% are giving it 4 or 5 stars, and the other 18% (2 people) were at 2 or 3 stars …… can you please all the people all the time?

  • Ian had a Grade 2 tear and was able to get away without painkillers thanks to wearing the Pro-Tec wrap. Awesome hamstring support he states.
  • Trevor reported that it worked well. The only problem he faced was some itchiness. (maybe some talcum powder would have helped him with that)
  • From Glynis – it worked superbly well while giving excellent support.
  • Expectations were met on every level for Simon, and he said he would strongly recommend it!
  • On the 3 star side of things, FJ said it was good for the mid-hamstring area, but lacked support for a higher hamstring issue. Also had it slipping down with long use due to sweat.

From another source comes these comments – this man bought it not for hamstring pain, but to help with pain in his thigh post hip replacement. He found relief from discomfort with long periods of standing at trade shows, and said it is very well made. The compression pad was the key aid for him.

 


Wrapping Up

And there you have it – the benefits, features, and comments regarding one of the best hamstring support wraps that is made by Pro-Tec.

I invite you to leave your thoughts, questions, or experiences below regarding hamstring support wraps.

Prompt replies can be expected! 🙂

Take care of those “hammies”!

All the best,

Tom

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Disclaimer: I am trained in a holistic modality, but not as a doctor, so this post or website should not be taken as medical advice. Please do your own research. Material on this blog is the result of either my own experience or research, and is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to your specific situation, and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice.

Please use discernment in the consideration of purchasing any type of health related products via the internet. Educating yourself prior to buying is always suggested and recommended.

Comments

Nuttanee

I used to play tennis and because of that I Pulled my muscles. It is just inevitable, I had to launch to hit the ball. Thank you for your review on hamstring support. I have been on the look out for a good one for years, this one looks great! The one that I have keeps falling down when I use it. The 6×4 compression would help a great deal. Will give this support a try. Thank again!

Jul 12.2019 | 05:44 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thank you Nuttanee – tennis is definitely one sport where hamstring injuries are common. As you say – there is plenty of lunging actions. 

    Should you buy this wrap, please stop back and leave your feedback for it – I would love to know what your experience is with it. 

    Hoping you can get back out on the court 😉

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 09:20 am

Jordan Smith

I do a little sport, and I know how bad hamstring tear could be; the most widely recognized sort of hamstring damage is a stressed hamstring or hamstring tear. … Wrapping your hamstring up with a compression sleeve will help mitigate the pain and keep the muscle warm. The product you posted here is more affordable compared to the one have seen around. I will surely recommend it to my friends.

Nice write

Jul 12.2019 | 05:47 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thanks Jordan for the support (no pun intended). 

    You’re absolutely right in what you said – compression on the affected muscles will benefit the pain factor and the healing process. 

    I hope your friends will find it helpful also.

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 09:24 am

Antonio

Hi Tom

I am a keen sportsman but  am fortunate not to have done any serious damage to my hamstring apart from an occasional strain. If I knew about these supports during my playing days then I could have shaved days off my recovery time. As long  as they are comfortable and aid in my recovery that is all I ask for.

Has there been any research on the recovery time with a brace and those who do not use one? It would be interesting to find out?

Thank you for writing this review.

Antonio

Jul 12.2019 | 05:47 pm

    Tom Hein

    That’s a good question Antonio, and one that I thought of as well when I was researching hamstring issues. 

    I wasn’t able to find any articles specifically addressing the question, so I relied on my common sense approach for the answer.

    To not use a wrap of any kind, in my opinion, would only serve to aggravate the situation. Without the compressive force on the muscles or the overall support from a wrap, it would be very easy to add more stress to already stressed muscles. There is also the possibility of going from a strained muscle to a torn tendon or muscle. 

    I for one, would not want to risk making a bad situation worse, and adding much more time to the healing process. 

    Thank you for your comments and question Antonio!

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 09:35 am

sandoval121

Marvelous help for your hamstring. I have an evaluation 2 tear and this has happened so much and removes the agony. So can make tracks in an opposite direction from taking painkillers. Extraordinary that I can at present train with the damage and stay aware of the recovery plan. Defoe would prescribe it.

Jul 12.2019 | 07:36 pm

    Tom Hein

    I’m glad you found help through this compression wrap Sandoval. 

    In my book, anything that can keep me away from painkillers is worth its weight in gold!

    The fact that it helps you keep on with your training is a huge bonus as well. Without using it, training would be impossible I’m sure. 

    Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 09:49 am

whitneyfoster88

This thing is a live saver! I pulled a hamstring run with my child preparing her for the up and coming track season. I had the option to run inside two or three days with this wrap on. I ought to have frosted my leg the initial couple of days. I knew better and didn’t. At any rate, I have returned to dashing in three weeks. In any case, I wear this fair in the event that to give me a little included insurance. I simply don’t put it on as tight. In the event that you pull your hamstring, ensure you ice it for the initial 24 hours or you will have the gigantic purple wounding that I had. In any case, this wrap will enable you to back to your preparation sooner.

Jul 12.2019 | 07:38 pm

    Tom Hein

    A great testimonial Whitney – thanks for sharing this!

    You’re right – the sooner you address the problem with R I C E: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation … the sooner you will recover and suffer less damage in the process. 

    I also like the idea of using as a precaution or insurance against re-injury. Once the hamstring is injured, it’s more susceptible to further harm. Well done 😉

    Thank you for your very pertinent comments, and I hope you’re running risk free now. 

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 09:57 am

richardghkl

I was worn out on wrapping my leg with ordinary wrap so I purchased this to check whether it would work better. It does and my hamstring is a lot more joyful with this folded over my leg. Indeed, even has a cushioned zone to help push in and give weight to the hamstring. The main awful thing about this wrap is that it is hot and not breathable by any means. Sweat will trickle out of this even on cool days. Little cost to pay however for as yet having the option to run.

Jul 12.2019 | 07:41 pm

    Tom Hein

    That’s great that you have used this wrap and found it to be of benefit Richard. 

    I see you have found the gel compression pad of extra help – as it was designed to do …. compression on affected muscles to alleviate pain and promote healing. 

    I know what you mean about the neoprene not being able to breathe, and thereby creating sweat. But that is also of benefit, since a thermal element will also aid in the healing process. Warmer muscles will stay more pliable and supple. Just think what happens when it’s cold outside – we tense up. Our muscles contract. Heat does the opposite, and that’s beneficial for muscles strains. 

    Having said that, at the outset of an injury, when there is inflammation and/or swelling, this is the time to apply cold packs to reduce these symptoms. Once this is under control, heat will be the way forward to allow the muscle to relax and heal. 

    Thanks for bringing up these points Richard!

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 13.2019 | 10:06 am

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