Decreasing muscle strength, balance and proprioception issues increase the risk of falls while aging. Wearing protective shorts allows older people to reduce the risk of hip fracture during ambulation so they can stay active, exercise and further reduce the risk of falls.
These are breathable cotton/poly shorts with a pair of shock absorbing, high density, contour design EVA pads. The pads are specially designed for shock absorption and impact resistance at both trochanter regions for prevention of hip fractures due to falls. The drawstring is provided for people with a particularly small waist, but for most users it is not necessary and can be removed. The pads are removable for washing the shorts.