A SIJ Belt (Sacroiliac Joint Belt) is an important piece of equipment for athletes, as well as anyone dealing with chronic pain or a recent groin or pelvic injury. The belt works by providing compression and heat to the lower abdomen and sacroiliac joint region, which helps to stabilize the area and reduce pain. The belt also provides support to muscle groups around the hip and groin, which can help to limit pain and promote healing.
For athletes, a SIJ belt can help to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. It can also be beneficial in the prevention of groin and pelvic injuries, as the belt will compress and support the muscles and joints, creating a more stable base on which to move.
The use of a SIJ belt is an important part of a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention, especially in the case of groin or pelvic injuries. In addition to using the belt, it is important to focus on physical therapy, strength and flexibility exercises, and proper nutrition and rest. These measures, in combination with the use of a SIJ belt, can help to speed up recovery and reduce the risk of re- injury.
The primary mechanisms of SI joint dysfunction include: Too much movement (hypermobility or instability) in the sacroiliac joint can cause the pelvis to feel unstable and lead to pain. Pain from too much motion is typically felt in the lower back and/or hip, and may radiate into the groin area.
Supacore shorts and leggings through the patented Coretech technology has an innovative knotting process whereby the SIJ belt is knitted into the garment. Classified as a medical device in TGA the range assists athletes and pregnant women recover.
Here are some of the pros and cons of using a Supacore Coretech instead of an SI joint belt:
- More comfortable and breathable
- Can be worn for longer periods of time
- May be more effective for people who have difficulty wearing a rigid or semi-rigid belt
- Can be worn during sports and training.
- Can sleep in them
- More expensive than some SI joint belts