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Shoulder Inferno Wrap Eased the Pain

I recently had surgery on my left shoulder on Jan 4th of this year to shave down the bone to leave enough space for my shoulder joint to work.

It seemed to be healing slowly, until I probably reinjured it trying to cut down a small tree. I went back to my Orthopedic Surgeon for my follow up and had to have a cordizone shot in June so I could be painfree while on a long awaited vacation.

The shot lasted until September and had another shot October 26 with a warning from the Dr that if I couldn't get any better through therapy by Jan 6 2011 I would have to have the full surgery with my tendions and muscles sewn up to the top of my Rotator Cuff. I told him I don't want to go through the pain again, since I can't take pain medication due to my daily med I have to take for PTSD and can't take them both at the same time.

So I did some research for the last 2 months and kept comming up with the MendMeShop Left Shoulder Inferno Wrap. I printed all the material and showed it to my OS and he said to try it if I think it will help me. I recieved it in 2 days last friday and was out of town overnight. So I didn't get to try it until Saturday night. I tried it wrapped over a sweater with a thermal shirt underneath and the heat went right through and felt like I was at the physical therapist.

The next day I did a few 60 minute sessions and I could feel my muscles ache a little bit, but NO PAIN praise God !!! I was buying a large tube of Extra Strength Muscle Rub with 16 % Menthol once a week to bear the pain along with 800 ML of Ibuprofen. Today is Thursday and I haven't had to put any rub on my shoulder since coming home saturday night.

This Inferno Wrap is incredible and is worth every penny. I am on Disability so I can't afford to waste a penny, but this purchase is becomming a lifesaver for me. Sometimes I just unplug from the charger, tuck the little 8 inch connector, then I tighten the wrap to make it a compression support and the heat stays in it for hours and allows me to be able to function a lot less painful since I am left handed also.

If I could give it a 10 star rating instead of a 5 star I would. I will keep you all up to date a few times a week as I progress, along with any replies I might recieve.

Singh, S.
Massachusetts, USA

Rating: Five Star Rating[5 of 5 Stars!]

 

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Very Impressed With Knee Freezie and Inferno Wraps (Ultra-Marathon Runner)

I am very impressed with the Knee Freezie and Inferno Wraps. I started to get some relief immediately and believe that i am on the road to a full recovery. I am 57 years old and run marathons and ultra-maratons. When training, I run about 40 miles per week.

Bill K.
Marathon Competitor, Maryland, USA

Rating: Marathon Running Hip and Hamstring Injury

 

More Hamstring Injury Facts:

Oral Medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of a Hamstring muscle injury. Anti-inflammatories and Pain killers can cause Hamstring muscle related injuries to worsen.


One out of three athletes who sustain an initial hamstring injury will reinjure their hamstring within a year of returning to play. It is theorized that weakness in the hamstring muscle due to incomplete or improper (scar tissue) healing will often cause a hamstring re-injury.


A Grade 1 Hamstring Injury is a mild strain with a few torn muscle fibers in the hamstring.


A Grade 2 Hamstring Injury is a moderate strain and the patient shows a definite loss in strength.


A Grade 3 Hamstring Injury is a complete tear of the hamstring muscles.


10% to 23% of all acute soccer injuries are typically hamstring tears and hamstring strains (also known as strain injuries of the posterior thigh).


A complete tear of the Hamstring will require reattachment surgery. There is no avoidance of this.

 

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A Skeptic Has Been Amazed by the Results From the Knee Inferno and Freezie

I'm usually a bit of a skeptic but I am absolutely amazed at the improvement in my knee. I was diagnosed with Lateral tendonitis - never knew it could be so painful.

I actually started walking again yesterday and look forward to getting back to Bootcamp soon.

C. Rasmussen
USA

Rating: Marathon Running Hip and Hamstring Injury

 

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Thanks For Your Expert Advice, I Am On My Way To Being Healthy Again

I also wanted to thank you so much for something you casually mentioned. In an email, you mentioned that I might want to look into a test to see if I had one leg shorter than the other because my knee pain was gone. Guess what- you were RIGHT! I went to an orthopaedic specialist who focuses on the foot and ankle. He was very casual and said I was healing fine. I insisted that he send me to someone who could make a brace of some sort. I can see that the same problem (posterior tibial tendonitis) was going to return if we did not get to the root of the problem.

I insisted that he at least send me to a person. Fortunately, he sent me to a certified Orthodist. She found a slight discrepency in my right foot. (That's the one with the cast on it.) She is getting new orthodics for me- PLUS I asked about a brace that could keep my feet from over pronating. The Orthopaedic specialist said he could put me in an Arizona brace. I was molded for the brace yesterday.

I truly appreciate your suggestion. No doctor thought to check into it. I am now swimming and have no more pain in the right ankle.

You have been a true blessing to me- in more ways than you will ever know. I know God had you pick up the phone when I called.

Again- THANKS for your kindness and expert advice. Don't forget to send me a link so I can write a review. Now I am on my way to being healthy again.

A. Williams
MD, USA

Rating: Five Star Rating

 

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NFL Football Player Successfully Treated Achilles Tendonitis with Inferno Wrap

Hi, I'm Pro Wide Receiver Steve Smith. During this past off-season I experienced Achilles pain, so I began using the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap. After using the Inferno Wrap for only a month, the pain in my Achilles subsided! Thanks to the Inferno Wrap my Achilles tendon is now feeling great!

If you are experiencing ankle or Achilles pain I strongly recommend trying out the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap, it worked for me and I'm confident it will work for you! Thanks to the Inferno Wrap I can now focus on scorching the competition this season!

Steve Smith, NFL Pro Wide Receiver, NY USA

Rating: Five Star Rating

 

Possible Reasons for High Rates of Hamstring Injury:

Timing and Coordination problems during a running sprint - specifically during the time the back leg is off the ground and pulled forward (to place on ground in front of you).


Running stride is too long (overstride), or the sway in the run is significant (causing more stress on the hamstring).


An Improperly healed hamstring injury will predispose you to another hamstring injury.


Lack of stiffness in the hamstring muscle will increase your chance of a strain when your feet are contacting the ground in a run. (inability to absorb enough shock)


Improper warm-up before exercise.


A slippery playing surface increase your odds of a hamstring strain due to slipping.


Certain Lower Back Issues may potentially cause weakened muscles; weak hamstring muscles are more prone to strain than stronger hamstring muscles.

 

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Therapist Using the Inferno and Freezie for Their Own Ailments

The first time I used the shoulder inferno wrap and the freezie wrap was to treat a rotator cuff injury I sustained from over use and aging. I was in my early 60's and an avid tennis player,kayaker, skier, hiker and biker for most of my life.

Doctors were recommending surgery but I opted for physical therapy. This helped but did not give me the relief I needed to continue with all of my athletic activities. Then I started using your product. After activities where I used my shoulder, even weight training, I used the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Then I used the inferno wrap periodically throughout the day while at work.

I'm a therapist and my clients were OK with me wearing the wrap during sessions if I felt the need to. I experienced the ability to use my shoulder and be completely pain free. I was thrilled. Then at age 65 I began to have achilles tendon inflammation which became extremely painful. Doctors explained to me that as we age tendons lose flexibility and are more prone to injury. I bought that explanation to a point but again tried physical therapy, prolonged stretching, Ibuprofen and rest.

I had relief if I used large regular doses of anti-inflamatory medications but was concerned about the long term negative affects of the meds. I purchased the Ankle inferno and freezie wrap and began the same routine I had used with my rotator cuff injury. I'm happy to say the results were the same. Even this aging body was able to repair and stretch my achilles tendon with exercise, and the cold and warm treatments from your products.

Now I am still playing tennis and doing all of my other activities and I remain pain free. After athletics I use the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Also, before I play racket sports or hike I use the inferno wrap on my ankle and follow with gentle stretching. When I get home I use the freezie wrap. Who knows how long I will be able to continue my active life style. But right now I know that these products are enabling me to be an active, vibrant, aging woman who can (almost) keep up with my kids.

I should add that I also maintain a healthy weight, train with weights, exercise every day and eat a plant based diet with lean protein. Even my healthy lifestyle wasn't enough to prevent these nagging injuries that become more prevalent as we age. So....thanks for making a great product ...... and my life more manageable.

Pat D.
NJ, USA

Rating: Five Star Rating

 

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Ironman Competitor Stops Training Due to Knee Tendonitis

I was in the middle of my training for my first Ironman triathlon in Florida, when my running had to come to a complete stop because of tendonitis in my right knee.

After a month off and using the Inferno Knee Wrap for one week was able to start back where I left off in my run training and as of November 6th 2010 my Ironman dream is now a reality, finishing my training and the race in Panama City injury free.

Thank you Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Knee Wrap for helping me achieve my dream.

Jeffrey
Pensacola FL, USA

Rating: ironman training tendonitis injury

 

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Great Results for an Avid Runner

I'm regularly using both Leg and Plantar Inferno Wraps now and I'm already seeing extreme/good results.

Basically I'm doing lots of running now and enjoy competing 5k's & 10k's. Hopefully full marathon soon and to achieve better results I need to train hard; consequences [of this] are typical running injuries.

Obviously I'm treating my Plantar Fascia [with the Plantar Inferno Wrap], and using the Leg Inferno Wrap I'm treating my calf and hamstring. Both Inferno Wraps I should say are user friendly / easy to use though you need to be near electrical outlet to operate this gadget.

I should say this equipment is a big help to the runners world.

Romeo A.
FL, USA

Rating: Five Star Rating[5 of 5 Stars!]

 

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Hamstring and Thigh Pain

I constantly use the Leg Inferno Wrap for my thigh and hamstring pain......love walking/running. It's great for shin splints.... feels good when muscle gets hot.

Really helped when I woke up one morning with a lower leg deep vein Thrombosis really bed with the combo of whey protein; herbs for inflammation; and wearing this I was able to start running again in three weeks and walk normally in 2 weeks.

Constantly use every evening and feels good after; for anyone like me it's a great product.

Adam S.
USA

Rating: Five Star Rating[5 of 5 Stars!]

 

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Achilles Tendinitis (Tendonitis)

The suffix "itis" refers to something that is inflamed, therefore, the term tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis) is used when a tendon is inflamed. There are 2 types of tendonitis that can occur in the Achilles tendon, acute and chronic. The term acute tendinitis refers to inflammation that comes on suddenly or within a few days, usually due to a tendon strain or overloading the tendon during exercise.

Weekend warriors commonly experience acute Achilles tendinitis due to acute tendon injuries in Achilles tendons that are not prepared for activity.

Chronic Achilles tendinitis occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed over a period of time, usually due to repetitive overuse or irritation. It may be a result of acute tendinitis that has been left untreated or has not been allowed sufficient rest.

If you feel a sharp pain, as though you've been hit in the back of the ankle, and hear a "pop" sound, your Achilles tendon has likely ruptured. A ruptured (completely torn) Achilles tendon is caused when the Achilles tendon is overstressed to the point of tearing. It will be very difficult for you to walk or move your ankle if this is the case.

Acute Tendinitis

In the case of acute Achilles tendonitis, most individuals can identify an injury or specific event that caused a strain or tearing of the Achilles tendon. When the fibers of a tendon are torn, they become inflamed and swollen causing pain and tenderness in the area which can also result in difficulty flexing the foot during regular movements, such as walking and jumping.

Acute Achilles tendinitis should never go untreated. It can lead to tendinosis, tenosynovitis or a complete Achilles tendon rupture.

Most commonly, this condition is seen in the "weekend warrior" athlete who sits at a desk all week and then plays softball or tennis on the weekend. The resultant muscle strain (mild tears) creates inflammation and pain and can lead to tendinitis. This condition could also be created if the tendon is strained from a sudden trauma such as a fall or misstep.

Achilles tendinitis can occur at the insertion point of the tendon (referred to as insertional tendinitis) at the calcaneus (heel bone) or mid way up the Achilles tendon (referred to as non-insertional tendinitis). The most common area to be affected by acute tendinitis is approximately 1/3 of the way up the tendon, 2.5 inches from where it attaches to the heel bone. This part of the Achilles tendon is at most risk of tendinitis and other tendon injuries because it receives less blood flow than other parts of the tendon.

Symptoms of Acute Tendonitis

If you are suffering from acute Achilles tendinitis you will most likely be experiencing:

  • Pain that occurs abruptly following a tendon strain, usually part way up the Achilles tendon.
  • Sharp pain at the beginning of activity that decreases in intensity as exercise progresses.
  • Pain that returns after exercise or after long periods of inactivity.
  • Pain may subside when the Achilles tendon is allowed to rest.
  • Pain becomes most significant when pushing off or jumping.
  • Stiffness in your Achilles tendon when you wake up in the morning.
  • Tender and warm to the touch.
  • The Achilles tendon is irritated by heat but feels good when treated with cold compression and rest.

Causes of Acute Tendonitis

  • Improper stretching before and after running and jumping exercises.
  • Changes in foot wear (i.e. high heels, poor running shoes).
  • An inflexible Achilles tendon (i.e. tendon with scar tissue from previous injury or wear and tear).
  • An increase in training, training on uneven terrain or a change in terrain (i.e. hills) .
  • Weak or inflexible calf muscles (gastrocnemius or soleus muscles).

Chronic Achilles Tendonitis

Stretching and proper foot mechanics are important for your Achilles tendon to prevent chronic Achilles tendintis

The pain of chronic Achilles tendonitis can occur lower down the ankle at the insertion point of the tendon (referred to as insertional tendinitis) into the heel bone or part way up the tendon (referred to non-insertional tendinitis). In addition, it is common that the tendon becomes enlarged and inflexible with the build up of scar tissue.

Although this condition is very common among male recreational runners between the ages of 35-45, Achilles tendinitis can also affect people participating in lower impact sports, like golf, and less active pastimes, such as gardening who may have poor foot mechanics or weakened muscles and tendon tissue.

Symptoms of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis

  • A gradual onset of pain with no specific event known as the cause
  • A thicker or swollen Achilles tendon
  • Constant pain throughout exercise and even during daily activity
  • A possible lump in the tendon approximately 2 inches above the heel
  • Pain that increases when walking uphill or up stairs
  • Pain and stiffness after long periods of rest
  • Tender and warm to the touch
  • Pain becomes most significant when pushing off or jumping
  • A creaking feeling may occur when you press the tendon or move your ankle

Causes of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis

  • Acute Achilles tendinitis that has gone untreated.
  • Not warming up or stretching before and after exercise.
  • Wearing high heels over a long period of time. High heels cause the calf muscles to contract providing less slack in the Achilles tendon.
  • An inflexible Achilles tendon (i.e. tendon with scar tissue from previous injury or wear and tear or acute Achilles tendinitis).
  • Training on uneven terrain or a change in terrain (i.e. hills) .
  • Weak or inflexible calf muscles (gastrocnemius or soleus).
  • Chronic Achilles tendinitis may be caused by over-pronation of the foot or flat feet.
  • Flat feet (also called pes planus or fallen arches) can cause extra stress on the Achilles tendon.
  • Over-pronation of the foot (rolling your foot inward too much when you walk or run which may be due to having high arches).
  • Bony growths around the heel (sometimes caused by arthritis) which irritate the Achilles tendon.

Chronic Achilles tendinitis can be a difficult condition to treat due to the build up of scar tissue on the tendon. Scar tissue causes pain and inflexibility and leaves the tendon prone to further injury. Fortunately, with use of the Freezie Wrap® cold compression and Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) device, you can treat your scar tissue and heal your tendon to restore its proper function.

Achilles Treatments - What You Can Do!

Scar tissue builds on the Achilles tendon as the tears heal. The build up causes pain and inflexibility in the tendon making it more prone to further injury.

The trick with any tendon injury is getting it to heal with minimal scar tissue formation - something our Inferno Wraps® are great at! Even with optimum healing, there is almost always less elasticity in previously injured tendons, muscles and ligaments. However, if you heal your strain properly and use our BFST® device to treat scar tissue build up, your chance of re-injury or chronic tendonitis later on is much lower than average.

Allowing your Achilles tendon to rest is always recommended following injury. Avoid all activities that may have caused the injury or irritation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. The Achilles tendon is a difficult tendon to rest completely as it is an essential tendon for walking and daily activities. Fortunately, there are healing tools that can help treat your tendon and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury. BFST® will minimize scar tissue growth and promote blood flow to heal your tendon faster and more completely than any other methods available.

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Although steroid injections may provide temporary relief of the pain of Achilles tendinitis, they should generally be avoided as they weaken the tendon and may lead to a rupture of the tendon. If you do opt for an injection, doctors usually recommend that you do not participate in strenuous activities for several weeks to reduce the risk of a rupture.

Cold Compression Therapy
The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by muscle and tendon strain while reducing tissue damage.

Doctors recommend using cold compression as soon as possible following an Achilles injury and re-injury to reduce pain and swelling and minimize tissue damage that occurs with soft tissue injuries like tendon tears.

The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your Achilles tendon in an effective and convenient way.

Cold Compression Therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the Achilles tendon and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your tendon, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your tendon faster and with less pain!

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The deep cooling effect provided by the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® slows cell metabolism thereby reducing cellular break-down and tissue damage. Furthermore, because the cold wraps serve to numb the nerves, the wraps also reduce pain! Only the Freezie Wrap® gel pack is charged in the fridge. This means the cooling temperature of the gel pack will not cause cold burns, or cryoburn, on your skin like ice or freezie charged gel packs can. You can also treat yourself for longer periods of time so you get lasting pain relief.

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Once the inflammation of chronic Achilles tendinitis has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tendon tissue and surrounding area is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will speed your recovery and heal your tendon more completely preparing it for leg strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
The Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of your Achilles tendon.

After the inflammation and swelling is gone you can begin to treat your Achilles tendon with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your ankle to nourish your tendons, ligaments and muscles to speed healing.

The Achilles tendon receives a limited blood supply compared to other tendons in the body and this greatly reduces its natural ability to heal itself.

By treating your Achilles tendon with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy you can increase your body's blood supply to the ankle and increase your body's natural healing power. In addition, the fresh blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from the injury leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

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With these 3 easy therapies you will notice incredible improvement in your tendon. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results! During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your Achilles tendon until your pain and inflammation settle.

 
 
 

Hamstring Injury Facts:

Hamstring Muscles cross both your hip and knee, and help extend (straighten) the hip or bend the knee.


A Hamstring injury is an injury to one of the three different hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh.


The three Hamstring muscles name are: Biceps Femoris, Semitendinousus, Semimembranosus muscles.


Continually using your Hamstring muscles while injured will lead to a worse injury; and yes, it is difficult to avoid using the Hamstring.


Most Hamstring injuries happen while playing sports, such as soccer or football.


Once you have suffered one Hamstring injury, there is a very good chance you will suffer another Hamstring injury.

 

Our Specialized Hamstring Customer Service Advisor can help.

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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you so much for your communication. I am loving the Ankle Inferno wrap and just wish that I was disciplined enough to use it more because I believe I am actually feeling better! I look forward to extended time with the device and hope to reap more benefits in the future.

Rating: Five Star Rating

M Hardcastle

 

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