Something to hold ICD in place while running?

Hello! I'm a young male, had an ICD implanted about one year ago after surviving SCA while running. I haven't run since, but I would like to. Whenever I make fast, sudden movements the ICD feels like it's bouncing in my chest in a very uncomfortable way that has prevented me from excercizing. Do others experience this? Can you recommend a certain strap or something to help hold it in place while I run? 


4 Comments

Running

by Jimmy Dinfla - 2020-02-07 19:43:23

Yup.  I have the same situation.  When I hang upside down at the gym and run fast, I put my hand over the ICD to steady it.  A slow run is not as bad.  I do not have any problems in aerobics or Zumba.

I am also now a great believer in shutting cabinet doors - it really hurts to run into a door!

Jimmy

 

compression shirt?

by Tracey_E - 2020-02-07 20:07:14

Maybe a compression shirt would help? I wear a tight sports bra, but I'm a girl so that won't help you much ;o)

Tape?

by Theknotguy - 2020-02-08 00:34:05

I'm wondering if you can talk with your medical people the next time you're in having something checked.  There is a medical tape they sometimes put on the gauze after taking a blood sample.  It's a non-stretch tape.  I also found a cloth type tape at the drug store.  It doesn't stretch either and I'm wondering if you just run a couple of strips over the implant site it will make the skin stiff enough so things won't jiggle around.  

Hope you can find something that will help.  

KT tape

by Tracey_E - 2020-02-09 09:05:12

cloth tape made me think of KT or Rock tape. They do have the stretch and are intended for workouts. I would think it needs to have some give or it would get uncomfortable. 

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