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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.

 

Our Experienced Hamstring Injury Specialists are Friendly and Very Helpful.

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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!]

 

Our Experienced Hamstring Injury Specialists are Friendly and Very Helpful.




Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

The ITB (also called the iliotibial band or iliotibilal tract) is a thick, fibrous tendon that runs along the outside of each leg. These bands run from the iliac (crest of the pelvis), over the greater trochanter at the side of the hip, down the leg, and inserts on the outside of the knee at the top of the tibia (tibial tubercle). Each ITB works with the thigh muscles during flexion and extension of the knee to slow you down when running and helps provide stability to the knee joints.

Iliotibial band syndrome causes pain near the knee and side of the hip.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common condition in athletes, especially runners and cyclists, and occurs when the IT band becomes irritated, inflamed and tight. Excessive rubbing of the IT band over the tibial tubercle (bony prominence at the outside of the knee) is a common cause of the irritation that leads to inflammation, tightness and pain. In addition to knee pain, soreness in the hip may also occur.

The initial pain of ITBS is cause by tightness, irritation, and inflammation in the IT band. Once inflammation in the IT band is reduced and healing begins, scar tissue starts to develop on the iliotibial tract. This scar tissue is tough and inflexible and it stops the muscles attached to the IT band from moving smoothly. This causes further pain at the knee and the tightness is usually felt in the hip (at the top of the iliotibial tract) and down the leg to the knee.

Symptoms of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Symptoms of ITBS in runners usually begin with pain developing during a run which subsides shortly after the run finishes. Pain continues to appear with every run eventually progressing to more constant pain while walking or going up or down stairs.

  • Pain at the lateral (outside) knee
  • Swelling over the knee
  • Knee pain, possibly accompanied by hip pain
  • Stiffness running down the side of the thigh

Risks of ITBS

The risk of iliotibial band syndrome can increase with any condition or activity that may cause excessive rubbing of the ITB, such as:

  • Increasing training distance or intensity to quickly
  • Performing squats while lifting weights
  • Poor form when biking (i.e. incorrect cleat position, saddle height or positioning from bars)
  • Improper shoe fit when running
  • Running on a slanted surface or downhill
  • Muscle imbalances (i.e. weak hip abductor, quads more developed than hamstrings)
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor foot structure (flat feet, pronation), an awkward gait (i.e. bow-legged, knock knees), or abnormal leg lengths
  • Playing court sports with frequent lateral movement (i.e. tennis, handball)

Tests for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Your doctor will do a physical examination which may include range of motion tests. He or she may arrange x-rays and/or an MRI. An x-ray will rule out calcification or bone spurs in the area. An MRI can identify the inflammation or damaged IT band. It can also determine if there is any other damage in the soft tissue neighbouring the iliotibial tract.

Treating Your IT Band Syndrome (ITBS)

With any knee injury, resting it to prevent further irriation and injury is recommended.

Initial treatment of iliotibial band syndrome should focus on resting your leg and reducing the inflammation to help relieve pain. Do not train through the pain. It may be necessary to stop training for a week or two.

But treating your iliotibial tract with a Freezie Wrap® cold compression wrap and an Inferno Wrap® you will reduce the pain and inflammation so you can get back to training sooner. However, once the pain is gone it does not mean you are healed. You must get also get rid of the scar tissue to correct the problem and Inferno Wrap® treatments are highly effective tools to minimize scar tissue growth.

When your IT band becomes inflamed and sore during a run, treat it immediately with Freezie Wrap® cold compression therapy. Cold compression therapy is the safe and natural way to control pain and swelling while minimizing tissue damage. Once inflammation has been reduced, use the Inferno Wrap® to treat the scar tissue on your IT band. Treating this scar tissue is the only way to get rid of iliotibial band syndrome.

Reducing scar tissue is the most important step in treating ITBS. It will improve elasticity in your IT band, allowing your muscles to glide smoothly once again to prevent further inflammation.

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Complete your IT band treatments with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®. It is the most natural way to speed healing of your damaged iliotibial tendon and surrounding tissue. BFST® enhances your body's own healing process by simply increasing the amount of blood that flows to your outer leg and knee to improve the health of your tissue by delivering an abundance of nutrients to the area.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

To decrease inflammation and swelling and relieve the pain of ITBS, doctor's recommend cold compression therapy. Frequent, cold compression treatments within the first 72 hours of the iliotibial tendon becoming inflamed is an effective way to relieve pain and swelling while limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue. In addition, cold compression therapy can reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that can be harmful to your body.

The Knee Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by ITBS while reducing tissue damage.

The Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need to treat your IT band in an effective and convenient way. It is so versatile you can also use it to treat any pain you may be experiencing in your back, knee or legs.

The Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs. This gives you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn. The medical-grade wrap delivers cold right where you need it.

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 oxygen and nutrients to your iliotibial tract and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy, cellular break-down and tissue damage continues because the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive.

By limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue, you reduce the healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your IT band faster and with less pain!

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IT Band Syndrome can lead to other overuse injuries if left untreated. The pain of this injury can cause you to re-adjust your posture and change your gait to take weight off your sore hamstring muscles. This can cause excess strain in your back, hip, knees and ankles. The Inferno Wrap® can be used to treat all of your strains and tears, as well as other painful conditions like bursitis, tendinitis, and joint pain. It is a great tool to have on hand for so many soft tissue injuries!

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Once the inflammation in your IT band has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening your knee, hip, leg and surrounding tissue is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will speed your recovery and heal your iliotibial tract more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation and if the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device should be part of your rehabilitative exercise plan.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After severe inflammation and swelling is reduced you can begin to treat your IT band with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your iliotibial tract to nourish and speed healing.

The Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of soft tissue in the knee.

When you stop moving your knee because it hurts the blood flow is reduced, limiting your body's natural ability to heal itself.

By treating your knee and IT band with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the IT band and increase your body's natural healing power.

An Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need to treat your sore IT band because it speeds healing and relaxes the surrounding muscles. With BFST®, tissues are safely and gently stimulated. Your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the area, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue cells to promote healing. The Leg/Arm Inferno Wrap® from MendMeShop® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

In addition, the improved blood flow helps reduce the risk of atrophy in your muscles. When you stop moving your leg and knee due to pain, your muscles and other tissue can become weaker and dead cells and toxins in the area can cause further tissue deterioration - this can lead to atrophy in your quadriceps, hamstrings and other leg muscles. The Leg/Arm Inferno Wrap® is an amazing healing tools that can be used to treat your entire body.

By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your IT band and leg muscles, the risk of atrophy (muscle weakness and/or deterioration) is greatly reduced. Keeping your upper leg and knee joint tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve leg strength again once your pain has gone and your IT band has healed.

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With these 3 easy therapies: , Freezie Wrap® cold compression therapy, Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy through use of the Inferno Wrap® device and rehabilitative stretching through use of the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device, you will notice significantly reduced pain and an incredible improvement in your hamstring pain.

If you are experiencing hip, back or knee pain, it is recommended that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis as there are many injuries and conditions that could be the cause of your pain. An MRI will help your doctor determine what damage has been done, the proper treatments, whether surgery is necessary, and which procedure will be performed. Speak to your doctor before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.

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During your recovery, you may have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your hip or knee until your pain and inflammation settle, and you gain more mobility and strength in your joint. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!


 
 
 

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,

Just want to let you know that I've had a chance to use the Freeze Wrap. I fell down on my tail bone and injured it slightly. I put the Freeze Wrap on my behind every night while watching TV, and it seems to help it a lot. I alternate between the 2 ice packs, keeping one in the freezer at all times. Thought you might be interested in this for the follow-up of your products. Will recommend your products highly to anyone interested. Sincerely, Irene

Rating: Five Star Rating

Irene Tom

 

This universal leg wrap can increase healing rate of a shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

Freezie Leg wrap for cold compression of the shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

Ceanix Professional Therapist Pad - efficient relief of swelling and pain from a hip injury or sciatica

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