abdominal injuries

5 Practical Tips for Using an Abdomen Device to Help Prevent Abdominal Injuries

By Gladiator Therapeutics

April 16, 2024

Abdominal injuries occur when muscles in the abdomen are stretched or even torn. Many people suffer these injuries when lifting heavy objects, during intense workouts, or while playing a sport. However, it doesn’t have to be something intense or extreme to cause sudden abdominal pain. You could also accidentally twist one of your abdominal muscles after making a sudden movement or overexertion.

Unfortunately, abdominal injuries, even one like a minor muscle strain, can be quite painful. The pain alone can keep you from doing something as small as daily chores for weeks, if not months. However, using an abdomen device can help you prevent such injuries, and/or heal one too. This device can be instrumental in relieving muscle pain and stiffness.

How Does an Abdominal Injury Device Work?

Other abdominal injury devices have abdominal guards, belts, and compression garments. This protects your midsection from potential shocks and supports your core muscles. With a stable and protected midsection, you are less likely to suffer abdominal injuries.

However, our abdomen/back device goes a step further. The Gladiator MD™ Abdomen/Back Device helps relieve pain and inflammation with patented non-powered FIR technology to relieve muscle pain and stiffness. You can use it for systemic wellness, back pain, and surgical recovery.

5 Ways to Use Your Abdomen Injury Device Effectively

The abdomen injury device will produce the desired results if you know how to use it. Don’t worry; you don’t need to be tech-savvy to use a device like this. You just need to keep a few important things in mind.

Tip 1: Proper Fitting

First things first – check if the device fits properly. A well-fitting abdomen device will provide support, stability, and protection. A loose device won’t be as effective.

On the other hand, if the device is too tight, it can be harmful. The tightness might cause one of your muscles to twist. It could even worsen your pain and inflammation. That’s why you need to tighten every abdomen device properly.

Check the product’s sizing chart and measure your waistline. This will help you choose a device that fits you perfectly. That said, our abdominal injury device comes with adjustable straps. That means you can custom-fit it around your waistline. That’s one of the reasons why our device works effectively.

Tip 2: Wear During High-Risk Activities

Abdominal injuries are more likely to happen during high-risk activities. These include sports like football, rugby, martial arts, and activities like weightlifting or construction work. In other words, if you are going to participate in some form of physical activity, you might need to wear an abdomen device.

However, you have to be careful. First, make sure the device fits comfortably under your work clothes. Wear loose clothing if necessary. This will help prevent abdominal injuries, especially when doing the heavy lifting. Secondly, make sure you can do your work easily while wearing the device. It should not cause you more discomfort.

Tip 3: Combine with the Proper Technique

Abdomen devices are not magic wands. Relying on the device alone isn’t going to cut it. You should combine its use with the right techniques for physical activities and learn to use correct posture or movements when engaging in physical activities.

For example, if you are lifting heavy objects, you will need to keep your back straight, chest out, and shoulders back. Tighten your stomach muscles and bend your knees, not your back. The load should stay between your shoulders and waist. Lift with your legs, not your back. Avoid any sudden movements to prevent injuries to your back or abdomen.

Whatever you are doing, make sure to do it correctly. Talk to your healthcare professional to learn more about the proper technique. That should help minimize the risk of abdominal injuries.

Tip 4: Regular Inspection and Replacement

Last but not least – regularly check your abdomen device for signs of wear and tear. Although our devices are durable, none are immune to damage or wear and tear. If your device is damaged or no longer fits correctly, it’s time to replace it. A damaged device will not provide you with adequate protection against abdominal injuries. So, make sure to check it regularly.

Check Out the Abdomen/Back Device at Gladiator Therapeutics

Abdominal injuries do happen. They are quite painful and may alter your life forever. However, you can stay safe and/or heal from such injuries with the help of an abdominal injury device. But, you need to use this device effectively to see the desired results. That includes selecting the right fit, wearing it during high-risk activities, following usage instructions, combining it with correct techniques, and regular inspections.

The Gladiator MD™ Abdomen/Back Device can help you recover from back pain, surgery, and systemic wellness. We also have other healing devices for other parts of the body. Contact us to learn more about how our devices work.