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I am in LOVE with these compression shorts. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and often have hip pain and trouble keeping my hips aligned. I'm a very active person and when I'm having a bad flare-up of my hEDS it is hard to work out. These have been a lifesaver! They compress just the right places without being too restrictive. It keeps my hips aligned and my muscles working correctly. It really helped with my knee pain and hip pain. I often wear them after hard workouts too which has helped with stiffness and pain.
They are very tight and fit small but that's how they should fit. I ordered the large and medium through Prime Wardrobe to find the right fit and the mediums were best for me. I'll include my measurements below, the medium fit perfectly.
I've got Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and my hips and SI joint are hypermobile, so sitting upright has always caused pretty severe pain in my legs and lower back. I just received these and have been sitting in my desk chair for an hour now without any pain, which is huge for me.
The fit in the crotch is a little weird because they are cut for a cis man, which I am not, but I was expecting that, and I couldn't find any shorts cut for women that seemed to have the same level of compression and support as these ones, and that was by far the most important thing for me.
It sounds silly, but I'm honestly so excited right now to be able to sit upright without pain.
As a woman, I ordered the mens shorts. I'd say for WOMEN 5'2" - 5'5" tall 130-140#, order a mens Extra Large. They run super super small. (I got a size Small in the lighter version of these, but this firm version runs very small). These are GREAT for hip bursitis, hip problems, IT bands, etc. The lighter version is best for under your clothes (nice and thin) or on top or under yoga pants. Both versions helped me. These more rigid version are better for strong support for zumba, treadmill, running.
First I think this is made and targeted more for medical use, not for sport. I bought these as a 40 year old resonably fit tennis player. They are not really useful for playing sports. My hip size is 42.5 inch (108cm) and size L it's too narrow, too much pressure, can barely walk.
However I found that from the same (great) company the much simpler model MD8100 is perfect for sports. Even with my wide hips and usually wearing L, I found that from this MD8100 model I actually enjoy very well the "M" size, as "L" provides little compression for me.
So I recommend this product probably for older people or people with hip problems, surgeries, etc., and not for active sports players.
I normally wear size L and most things fit me quite well, including short pants, actually US size short pants L usually feel a little large. These are too slim for me, I can fit them but I can't move in them :-)). It's true that for a man I have slightly wider hips at 42.5 inch (108 cm) circumference. For women I can't see these fit, maybe going 2 sizes up. (and 0.5-1 for men)
Then, the compression, the power required to extend the material it's too much, within this context (of my wider hips). Basically it pulls your legs and your ass cheeks together too tighly. So, the form factor of your hips is very important, if it is very standard then these will fit. If not, as they are made with many stictches and not much flexibility, chances are they will not fit.
However in some medical uses perhaps this kind of large compression force, and little give from the material is needed and useful. The are very well built and heavy duty quality stuff.
For sport use buy the much cheaper, lighter, more flexible but still very good quality material MD8100, very different from other cheap useless options.
5 stars for The Quality ... 1 star for fit! Ordered XL The Waist is BIG / the Hip area is VERY Small and Thighs are baggy ..! I am a women size 12 shapely but not Kardasian lol. not a chance i could wear. These are cut for a man with a V shape.. lots of thigh meat/ average hips/ waist larger than hips. Quality looks very good! It's too bad they don't make in Women's sizes. .0 stars For Returns ..you have to print out labels , invoice, and pay for your packing postage and insurance
The product runs small in the thigh area! Very, very, tight---to the point that it would be very uncomfortable to wear these for any long period of time. Also, these should be made with a string tie around the waist. Because of it being tight in the thigh area, it feels llike the waist area keeps falling down! I do like the support, that these seem to give for your hip area!
My waist is 38 and my thighs are 28 inches, needless to say these are so tight around my thighs that they feel as if they are cutting off the circulation, if I ordered a larger size the waist would be too big.
These are heavy duty compression shorts and somewhat difficult to wriggle into but if you are an industrial athlete these are great for work! Gave 4 stars because they can gradually slide down but if you’re constantly walking, sorting, loading or picking things up for work you will appreciate the support. I usually order XL and went with XXL.