Thigh Tubigrip

Lotsofpain
Lotsofpain Member Posts: 154
edited 16. Aug 2018, 00:37 in Living with Arthritis archive


How can I stop a tubigrip sliding down my thigh

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You can't, it's what it does no matter where you wear it. DD
  • Elmbow
    Elmbow Member Posts: 80
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Garter belt?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sudden thought (I was tired yesterday) : if you meant sliding then maybe a smaller size would help, but if you meant rolling that is what it does, I used to end up with quite a sausage around my upper knee so was forever unrolling, vey tedious. :roll:
  • jennand
    jennand Member Posts: 130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    May I ask what is the reason you have tubigrip on your thigh? I can’t really think of any benefits for it. Do you mean that you have a full leg tubigrip and it’s rolling down from the thigh? If it’s for compression maybe a surgical stocking would be better. It would still need pulling up frequently, but I believe it would be better than tubigrip.
  • Lotsofpain
    Lotsofpain Member Posts: 154
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am trying to provide some support to my tight painful adductors which are hell especially when I over from sitting to standing
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,934
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Has a doctor or physio advised this? It seems an odd thing to do and I don't see how it would help arthritis anywhere.
  • jennand
    jennand Member Posts: 130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I’m not sure that tubigrip is the best way of dealing with this. I’m assuming that it’s not arthritis related but you do have other arthritis problems. Firstly, have you seen a Dr or physio who has told you that the adductor muscles are tight? If so, have they given you a reason? If there is no underlying damage that is causing this, if it’s merely “ tightness”, then I doubt tubigrip would have any benefit. I have a very good book of stretching exercises which I find is extremely helpful if I do them regularly. Not only do the exercises help with general flexibility, I find that many of them help my OA but not necessarily my RA. You can also find many of these stretching exercises online if you don’t want to buy a book.

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