Padded shorts feature padded panels to prevent injuries from falls, knocks and heavy tackles, especially hip injuries, in contact sports, skiing and snowboarding. Padded shorts also act as compression shorts or under shorts, which can provide support, warmth and compression to relieve pain and other symptoms of sports injuries such as muscle spasms and strains.
Padded shorts are used by professional athletes and sports enthusiasts such as rugby players in the treatment and prevention of groin injuries, hip injuries and hamstring injuries. Padded shorts are also useful in the management and rehabilitation of Gilmore's Groin and sports hernias.
For protection of the hip and thighs shorts such as the McDavid Hexpad Skiing Shorts or the McDavid Thudd Hexpad Shorts are ideal. For further protection of the knees then there's the longer Freeride range and the McDavid Hexpad Pant 3/4 Guard.