Where do you old guys get your compression shorts?

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I've been suffering from groin injuries off and on since the spring. I've heard that compression shorts can help.

Can anyone recommend a pair and where to find them?


Try London Drugs at Broadway and Cambie. I think they have BIKE brand. They work fine.

For the love of God, please wear other shorts overtop.

I'd recommend stretching and strengthening over garments if you want to prevent injury.

I've got a pair of Under Armour that work very well (a bit pricey - $50). I got them at Sportchek.

I do plan on stretching and strenghtening, but I want to play at babes this weekend..


First off - you don't want to have that groin injury become chronic - it might be best to skip Babes - there will be others...

However, if you feel you've got to play, then the following observations might be of assistance:

I have pairs of both the Bike and the UnderArmor. My personal observation is that the Bikes give much more support than the UAs.

I like to wear my UAs on day one of a tourney, then shift to the Bikes for day two, when my muscles are a little sore and I feel they need a little more support. However, if I happen to be nursing a tweaked quad/hammy/groin (and have to play), then I go with the Bikes from the get-go... That's not to say I won't reinjure myself, but I feel it gives me the greatest amount of support... In short, go with the Bikes.

If you haven't worn them before, the Bikes are going to feel TIGHT. They do stretch a little over time, so follow the sizing recomendation on the label.

I do find that the Bikes are warmer, so if you have problems with overheating, take this into consideration. Also, I find that the Bikes tend to wear out in the crotch area - they have reinforced seems, but apparently not quite enough for me (maybe I shouldn't be following the sizing recommendation... lol).

Remember that part of the benefit of the compression short is keeping your muscles WARM between points. So make sure you get a decent warm up BEFORE you play. You're going to need to get in a good 10-15 minutes of jogging/running followed by light stretching in order to get ready. Make sure you do the warm-up run FIRST - if you try to stretch a cold groin, you might as well just take off your cleats - you won't be playing...


Lulu lemon makes them as well (~$30).

Are people suggesting that wearing toight pantsh is somehow going to prevent a groin injury, or have some protective value for an already-injured groin?

I'm not a scientist but I'd propose that the only benefit you'll get from clothing is potentially keeping warm. I don't think you get "support" from compression shorts, unless by support you mean keeping your package high and tight.

When you sprain an ankle, the doc doesn't recommend spandex socks... if you have a muscular issue with your groin, I think it would probably take a lot more that tight underpants to prevent further injury...

I made it through the weekend alive and my team made it to finals.

The compression shorts are supposed to keep your muscles from getting tired by preventing them from vibrating (I read that somewhere, but can't find the link).

I also used a tensor bandage around my upper thigh to keep the swelling down. I warmed up thoroughly. Saturday night, I took two vitamin I's and iced.

Full article on the death of the jock strap here:


Skiba says that many football players now sport a garment called compression shorts. Young amateurs like the shorts, too, even though they cost about twice as much as jocks. According to Bike, which has diversified its athletic undergarment portfolio in these jock-unfriendly times, these stretchy shorts provide support and "steady, uniform pressure" to hold the groin, hamstring, abdomen, and quadriceps muscles in place during "the twisting, stretching and pivoting action of a game or strenuous exercise." They're also supposed to "fight fatigue by helping prevent vascular pooling."

When I ran this by Dr. Roberts, he sounded skeptical. "If the short is compressing enough to prevent pooling of blood, will it not also prevent blood flow from below?" he asks. "Would this flow obstruction not lead to calf fatigue and loss of lower muscle function?"

--> "When I ran this by Dr. Roberts, he sounded skeptical. "If the short is compressing enough to prevent pooling of blood, will it not also prevent blood flow from below?" he asks. "Would this flow obstruction not lead to calf fatigue and loss of lower muscle function?" " <--

Or you can go to the next step, which is a full compression pant. It's a bit too hot for me to wear mine in the past few weeks (I'll have to pick up a pair of shorts it seems), but I sure like them in the fall and winter seasons. Sure I look like a geek wearing them, but I assure you it isn't the pant that does that. ;)

You can find compression shorts anywhere on online shopping sites. For me, I wear men's compression shorts and tights as clothes and sometimes under other garments. It is used to regulate blood flow, body temperature, and support muscle groups.

Needless to say, it isn’t for some dirty perverted fetish like most assume. It actually serves a purpose to me, it works well and gives my life the quality.

Everyone says, if I do wear them as clothes it's usually under a longer top or at least some shorts to conceal the front and back. No one wants to see a junk exposed, so there is a level of dignity which is always present.

Hey, it is a relevant item in the time of coronavirus pandemic in the world. I am from https://postcodefinder.net/northern-ireland/ and we are still on home distancing. But looking through the forecasts, it looks like protective gloves will become a must-have part of our outfit for many coming months. It is a very sad reality, unfortunately. Who could imagine it just a few months ago?