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Shock Doctor, Inc.

Phone: (952) 767-2318Fax: (952) 767-2359View Additional Phone Numbers110 Cheshire Ln Ste 120, MinnetonkaMN 55305-1009 Send email to Shock Doctor, Inc.

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 03/05/2009

BBB has determined that Shock Doctor, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Shock Doctor, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Shock Doctor, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (3)
11/19/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I purchased a Shock Doctor mouth guard at ********* in Anderson, IN on 6/29/13. The cost was $10.69 with tax. It was too large for my mouth and very uncomfortable. I took it back to ********* on 7/1/13 to see what they would do about this and they said there was nothing they could do. I sent a letter and the mouth guard, to Shock Doctor in MN on 7/3/13 and included the original sales receipt(I have a copy of t he receipt). I asked for "a refund check in the amount of $10.69 and if that is not possible, then I'd like to have a coupon for that amount that I can take back to the store for a replacement". I have not heard anything from the Shock Doctor in regards to this issue. I would like to get my money or an equivalent coupon. Thanks for your help.
Product_Or_Service: Mouthguard
Order_Number: *******************

Desired Settlement
refund or equivalent coupon.

Business Response
Hi, We do not have record of receiving a letter from this customer. We would be happy to send him a replacement mouth guard of his choice or the same mouth guard to take back to ********* for a refund. We cannot send a check to a customer that did not purchase directly from us.
We are sorry to hear that he did not like this mouth guard.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I tried to return the original mouth guard to ********* and they would not give me a refund. I sent the mouth guard and original receipt to the address on the dental warranty disclaimer that came with the mouth guard----Shock Doctor, Inc. **** ********* **** North, Suite **** Plymouth, MN 55447. If the Shock Doctor sends me a letter that tells ********* to give me a full refund, $10.69, then I'm OK with that resolution.

Final Business Response
Shock Doctor will issue the consumer a check for $10.69 and mail it to him with in 2 weeks.

04/27/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Sizing of Shock Doctor supporters are grossly misleading. My waist size is 34 (a S.D. Large), and the Large supporters I bought were far too small.
I recently signed up for Muay Thai training and was advised to purchase an athletic supporter and cup for safety. I've never worn ShockDoctor brand supporters before, but have always worn other brands for other sports throughout high school and college. I am no stranger to wearing such garments, and I have never been uncomfortable nor disappointed with the performance of them. However, this time I decided to go to a Dick's Sporting Goods location for the first time and discovered ShockDoctor was the only brand they carried in this department. I was highly dissatisfied with the outcome.

I went to Dick's Sporting Goods in El Paso, TX on 2/23/15 and purchased the "Core Supporter w/o Cup Pocket" and the "Ultra Supporter with Ultra Carbon Flex Cup," both size Large. My waist size rarely deviates from 34". The advertised sizing on the packaging for these products said the Large would cover 34"-37". I figured this to be a simple decision and maybe they would even be a little bit on the loose size. However, immediately upon trying these products after purchase, the waistband was digging hard into my skin, the tags were scratchy, and I could not imagine having to do any form of athletic endeavor wearing them (even over compression shorts).

Aside from the misleading sizes, the material of this product was highly unsatisfactory as well. I've never worn a supporter that had such insanely uncomfortable waistband and strap material. It felt as if they were lined with sandpaper. Very uncomfortable.

After going online to see if others had the same issue, there was an overwhelming majority of people who described similar issues where they wish they had "sized up" when purchasing these products. If you are going to put a waist size on the packaging, it should really be an accurate one. If I sized up to the XL, that would mean (according to ShockDoctor standards) my waist size is at least 38". This is HIGHLY inaccurate and I feel like I was misled in the purchasing this product.

Needless to say, I'm surprised to find myself typing up a complaint for an athletic supporter, but it goes to show just how unsatisfactory this product was. They were tried on once, only to remain in their original packaging with the receipt in the bag they came in thereafter. I've subsequently purchased a different brand for Muay Thai and have had no problems.

Desired Settlement
I'm seeking a full refund of what I payed for the two products.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: *************, CS Mgr
Contact Phone: ************
Contact Email: ******
Our apologies for the delay in response.
We apologies for the issue that this consumer is having. If we were to send a shipping label to the consumer would he be willing to mail the product to use so we could inspect it for a sizing and comfort issue. We will also send him a check for what he paid for the items if he includes a copy of the receipt in the package.

05/10/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

First, I love Shock Doctor's products. My issue is with the velcro on the ANKLE SLEEVE WITH COMPRESSION WRAP SUPPORT. It has routinely failed.
First, I love Shock Doctor's products. My issue is with the velcro on the ANKLE SLEEVE WITH COMPRESSION WRAP SUPPORT. It has routinely failed.

I own these products from Shock Doctor:

I am happy with all, especially the tennis elbow support. However I am very disappointed in the quality of the ankle sleeve velcro. It has not held up under regular workout conditions.

Desired Settlement
Replacement of product.

Business' Initial Response
Shock Doctor is working with complaint to replace the ankle brace that tore.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Sporting Goods - Wholesale & Manufacturers, Safety Equipment & Clothing, Manufacturers & Producers

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 10/15/2007Business started: 01/01/1991
Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 2008, MN

Contact Information
Principal: Anthony Armand (President/CEO)Customer Contact: Jeff Burnett (VP - Operations)
Business Category

Sporting Goods - Wholesale & Manufacturers, Safety Equipment & Clothing, Manufacturers & Producers

Products & Services

According to the information provided by Shock Doctor, Inc., this company is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting equipment.

BBB Program Participation
This company has agreed to use special procedures including arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes through their participation in the following programs: BBB Identification, BBBOnLine.

If you choose to do business with Shock Doctor, Inc., please let them know that you contacted BBB for a Business Review.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Shock Doctor, Inc.

110 Cheshire Ln Ste 120

Minnetonka, MN 55305-1009

To | From


1 Locations

  • 110 Cheshire Ln Ste 120 

    Minnetonka, MN 55305-1009(952) 767-2318
    Fax: (952) 767-2359

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Minnesota and North Dakota. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Shock Doctor, Inc. is in this range.


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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (800) 233-6956

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