The long johns offer relief for groin problems, superficial hip pain, or the cold sensation sometimes associated with bladder or prostate problems. In relation to hip pain, we have seen good results when the problems are linked to the superficial muscle and tendon known as the tensor fascia lata. In younger and middle aged people, inflammation of this muscle can often be the cause of hip pain.
Men’s long johns is made from a ribbed fabric that is a little thicker than that of the women’s model. The ribbed fabric is more elastic and is less sensitive to the choice of size. The men’s ribbed garments can, however, be used by both sexes.