Hernias are fairly common, but they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. In some cases, surgery is the best treatment for a hernia, but it isn’t always the only option. Many patients are opting for hernia pain relief from hernia belts and trusses. But what is a hernia belt or truss exactly?
A hernia belt can be a great way to alleviate pain for certain types of hernias, especially inguinal hernias. An inguinal hernia is diagnosed when a portion of the intestine bulges through the wall of the lower stomach. In most cases, the bulge protrudes in the groin area, through the inguinal canal. According to researchers, about 27 percent of men and 3 percent of women will develop inguinal hernias during their lives.
In this article, we will look at what a hernia belt is, what the purpose of a hernia belt is, how to wear a hernia belt and how Comfort-Truss can help alleviate your hernia pain and discomfort.
WHAT IS A HERNIA BELT USED FOR?
A hernia belt is a supportive undergarment that can be worn to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by hernias. There are different styles of hernia belts and trusses designed to treat different types of hernias. For instance, a single-side hernia belt is used for support of an inguinal hernia on one side of the body.
WHAT DOES A HERNIA BELT DO?
Hernia belts are designed to hold the protruding tissue caused by a hernia in place. A hernia belt can not cure a hernia, but it can provide relief from the pain and discomfort associated with hernias.
The benefits of wearing a truss or belt include:
- They are inexpensive and readily available.
- They offer relief for pain and discomfort after diagnosis even if surgery is eventually required.
- They’re available in different sizes for children, men and women.
- They are worn under your clothes, making them undetectable.
HOW TO WEAR A HERNIA BELT
There are different types of hernia belts and trusses, so you must apply each one in the appropriate way. Some abdominal belts simply wrap around the abdomen, while others are designed to be stepped into.
Make sure your hernia support belt is the proper size and you don’t feel unwanted pressure anywhere.
Be sure your hernia is fully reduced (pushed back into your abdomen) before putting on your truss. You may need to lay down on your back to accomplish this if you have a lot of internal pressure. After fully reducing your hernia, the belt can then be put on and the straps tightened enough to hold the hernias in place.
It’s important to position the hernia pads in your belt directly over the hernia site. If you have a bilateral hernia, both pads need to be positioned properly to ensure they are properly reducing the hernia and helping to combat your pain and discomfort. Tighten the belt or truss in a gentle yet firm manner.
Are Hernia Belts and Trusses the Same Thing?
A hernia truss is a special type of hernia belt designed for treating groin hernias. In general, the terms hernia “belts” and “trusses” are used interchangeably.
George Hirst, the founder of Comfort-Truss, was able to manage his hernia without surgery. Using a hernia belt he devised for himself, and by making certain lifestyle changes, he was able to reduce his hernia to the point where he is now asymptomatic. You can learn the techniques George used to deal with his hernia and see how they can help you. The Proactive Approach to Hernia Intervention has everything you need to head down the right path to managing your hernia.