These are suggestions for the "standard" usage placements for each size. Of course, people come in many different sizes, so we don't specify a body part for each HurtSkurt® size for that reason. But generally speaking, these suggestions are where each size is best used. We highly recommend using a tape measure to measure the area you are looking to treat and matching that up with the dimensions detailed in the SIZING tabs below.
SMALL - Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Foot, Ankle, Calf MEDIUM - Calf, Knee, Elbow LARGE - Calf/Knee, Calf/Ankle, Calf/Hamstring, Elbow/Shoulder combos. Large is also the most versatile HurtSkurt® to be used with our SkurtStrap accessory for Back, Shoulder, Hip, Neck, Abdomen treatments, It covers the most area because it is the longest HurtSkurt®. It works wonders on all these areas when used with the SkurtStrap. XL - Knee, Hamstring
For larger sizing, please check out our new ZipSkurt™. ZipSkurts come in two sizes and can be zipped together to make custom sizes, so if none of the standard HurtSkurts fit you, you can make your own custom sizes with ZipSkurt™! They are also great for people who struggle to reach their feet, since it is easily zipped on and off. A perfect solution for those with injuries.
The HurtSkurt® is a revolutionary, patent-pending, stretch-to-fit hot/cold sleeve comprised of 2”x4” individual gel packs stitched into a custom printed soft stretch fabric. Each panel is separated with stretch stitching on all sides and sewn together at the ends, creating a highly flexible ring of gel packs that can double in circumference when stretched onto the body, allowing you to move about while wearing it. HurtSkurt® is designed this way to be the ultimate in comfort, effectiveness, efficiency, and convenience. Just grab it, slide it on, and go about your day without being laid up!
Once on the body, the HurtSkurt® creates a 360º therapeutic environment inside the ring for a long-lasting, penetrating treatment like nothing else on the market today. HurtSkurt® has been clinically proven to maintain a therapeutic temperature for more than an hour! Far longer than other packs, and longer than any recommended treatment. This allows HurtSkurt® to treat multiple areas without re-freezing, and also allows it to travel extremely well. Put your frozen HurtSkurt® in a cooler in the morning and it will be ready for treatment later in the day at the ball field, gym, or work so you don’t have to wait until you get home to get treatment. No more messy ice bags, or ugly, uncomfortable harnesses that dig into the skin and loosen over time.
HurtSkurt® may be stored in the freezer for its coldest usage (panels will freeze solid), in the refrigerator for a softer, more gentle treatment, or heated in the microwave for hot treatment.
HurtSkurt® is designed to stretch and fit a wide variety of sizes without the use of harnessing devices. There is an elastic sewn into the top and bottom hem to aid in smaller fits. This elastic restricts the overall stretch of the HurtSkurt® and may be very easily snipped without compromising the look or function and allow it to stretch to its fullest potential.
We do have a few tricks to help you with your fit, if yours is too tight! Some people need more stretch.
There is an elastic in the top and bottom hem to aid in smaller fits, but it is not a critical component of the HurtSkurt®. You may make a small incision on the inside of the hem and snip that elastic. We suggest you do this one hem at a time, since snipping one may do the trick for you. You will gain several more inches of stretch with this simple trick, without compromising the function or look of your HurtSkurt® in any way. The entire product is designed to stretch to fit.
You can microwave your HurtSkurt® for a few seconds to warm it up when you first get it and give it a good stretch. As with any new product, it may be a little stiff when you first open it. Heating it and stretching it will help it stretch out. Like a nice pair of jeans, your HurtSkurt® will get more and more comfortable with time and use.
You don't have to freeze your HurtSkurt®. When frozen, the 100% gel inside your HurtSkurt® will freeze solid, which allows us to be the leading product for temperature retention, and also keeps us from having to use anti-freeze chemicals to keep our gel soft. But, many prefer the softer feel of the gel, and you can achieve this by storing your HurtSkurt® in the fridge instead of the freezer. You will still get a solid 20 minutes of therapeutic temperature, but retain the softer feel and a little more flexibility.
We designed HurtSkurt® to be very flexible to fit a wide range of people while offering comfort and compression.
Small - 5" (1 panel) tall with 14" max circumference Medium - 9" (2 panels) tall with 20" max circumference Large - 13" (3 panels) tall with 20" max circumference XL - 9" (2 panels) tall with 28" max circumference
SkullSkurt - 5" (1 panel) tall with a 28" max circumference to fit most heads
ZipSkurt4 - Same width as a Small and same height as a Medium ZipSkurt6 - Same dimensions as size Medium
The small is 5” tall x 4” wide (1 panel tall and 4 panels around). Please note that the width can vary slightly when in a relaxed state. The relaxed circumference of the small is 7” with a maximum stretched circumference of 14” with the elastic snipped.
The HurtSkurt® will be tight on the body at its maximum circumference. Recommended for Hands, Wrists, Forearms, Feet, Ankles and Calves.
The MEDIUM is 9” tall x 5” wide (2 panels tall and 6 panels around). Please note that the width can vary slightly when in a relaxed state.
The relaxed circumference of the MEDIUM is 9” with a maximum stretched circumference of 20” with the elastic snipped. The HurtSkurt® will be tight on the body at its maximum circumference. Recommended for Elbows, Biceps, Knees and Upper Leg.
**PLEASE NOTE: THE LARGE IS NOT WIDER THAN THE MEDIUM, IT IS LONGER. FOR A WIDER FIT, YOU WILL WANT TO ORDER THE EXTRA LARGE, WHICH IS 8 PANELS AROUND.
The LARGE is 13” tall x 5” wide (3 panels tall and 6 panels around). Please note that the width can vary slightly when in a relaxed state.The relaxed circumference of the LARGE is 9” with a maximum stretched circumference of 20” with the elastic snipped. The HurtSkurt® will be tight on the body at its maximum circumference. Recommended for Full Arm, Bicep/Elbow Combo, Knee/Calf Combo, Knee/Upper Leg Combo, Upper Arm/Shoulder Combo.
The XL is approximately 9” tall x 7” wide (2 panels tall and 8 panels around). Please note that the width can vary slightly when in a relaxed state. The relaxed circumference of the XL is 13” with a maximum stretched circumference of 28” with the elastic snipped.
The HurtSkurt® will be tight on the body at its maximum circumference. Recommended for Knee and Upper Leg.
Got my husband the xl zipper skurt, didn’t realize how small it was . Have to change for the non zipper xl that you pull up it has a greater coverage area
So much easier!
This is the best idea to be able to use a heating or ice pad and not have it slip and fall. Plus you don’t just have to sit in one place while you’re using it I highly recommend!
Wonderful pain aid
I recently purchased my hurtskurt and strap. My pain areas are back and hip and the strap is a great accessory. I really like how easy you can use anywhere you need and the hot/ cold option for one item is terrific. I use with massage and chiropractor visits if needed and really helps.
Love it! As an avid trail runner so easy to grab one out the the freezer and straight on to the sore muscle or joint. The zippers make adjustments for different sized body parts quick and easy.
As a physician, recommend this product frequently for patients with arthritis, particularly knee, as well as the usually work related ailments. The ability to alternate cold to hot in seconds is a bonus! Keep the innovations coming.