Bra Could Be Cause Of Back Pain
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POSTED: 3:20 pm CST November
If you're one of the thousands of women suffering from an achy, sore back, you may be inadvertently causing the problem yourself -- by wearing the wrong bra, Local 2 reported Thursday.
"The proper fit can make all the difference, according to experts, and can alleviate back pain.
"An estimated 75 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra, according to industry experts.
"Doctors say knowledge is key and women should not make their purchase on looks alone.
""Women do want something that is very feminine and pretty and makes them feel good about themselves," said Barbara Nelson, with Top Drawer Lingerie.
"But fit should come first. ""If it's wrong, as in too big, it won't support the breasts. If it is too tight, it will actually cause a restriction of the lymphatic system as well as the vascular system," said Dr. Eric Tondera, a chiropractor.
"The wrong fit can cause upper back pain and even headaches.
""It causes stress on the back with the muscles," Tondera said.
"There are signs that a bra is not the right size.
""You will see red marks where the bra straps go, which you should
not have," Tondera said.
"Jana Barrett knows what that's like.
""I didn't know that that could be such a big sign," Barrett said.
"The most common mistake is the bra is too small, according to
"Here are other signs of a bad-fitting bra.
Bra straps can dig into your skin, leaving unattractive and sometimes painful indentations. The bra band can inch up your back, annoying you and causing discomfort. Many women may be familiar with the annoyances of an ill-fitting bra, but did you also know that there can be health consequences to wearing the wrong size? Here are just a few:
A well-fitting brassiere can provide the necessary support to take tension off the breasts and other parts of your body, alleviating or preventing these potential problems.
If you would like to determine the correct bra size for you, just follow these few simple steps. You also may want to be professionally fit -- it's free for our customers in the Houston area.
Also, remember that your
breast size often changes over time. So whatever
your bra size is now, it probably won't be the
same size you'll wear for the rest of your life.
Because pregnancy, menopause, and weight gain or
loss can change the size and shape of your
breasts, you should re-measure your breast size at
least every two years.
It is important to have a bra that properly supports the delicate breast tissue.
Le Unique, Pennyrich, and Colesce bras are known for their comfortable support.
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Can You Tell You're Wearing The Wrong
There are several easily identifiable
signs that the bra you're wearing does not
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic explain that breast pain is often hormonally based and cyclical, although the cause is not fully understood. Fortunately, they add, there are many ways of dealing with the problem.
Hot or cold compresses applied to the painful breasts may be helpful and it's essential to wear a supportive bra that has been fitted by a professional (ill fitting bras can cause a lot of discomfort). A sports bra provides extra support at painful times.
Relaxation therapy is helpful and you might find limiting or eliminating caffeine brings about an improvement in breast pain. Limiting fat to 20 per cent of calories also seems to have a beneficial effect.
PROPER BRA FITTING
Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource September 2003