Dear MendMeShop,

We are really enjoying your product - the reviews convinced me the product was worthwhile.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Lachlan Simpson

 

Dear MendMeShop,

So far so good. After using a variety of ice packs there is no comparison in comfort and success of reducing swelling in the affected areas with these “Freezie Wraps”. We will continue to use them and let you know how it goes!

Rating: Five Star Rating

P Hood

 

Dear MendMeShop,

l think that your knee inferno wrap is tops! l don't think that l would be able to walk with out it Heat (energy) is best and people don't realize after swelling goes down, it fixes (muscle and soft tissue). Couldn't recommend it more highly.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Malcolm Pallott

 

Quadriceps Tendonitis (Tendinitis)

Quadriceps tendinitis - inflammation of the quadriceps tendon is caused by tiny tears that are not giving the proper rest to heal.

Quadriceps tendonitis is a painful condition affecting the quadriceps tendon above the kneecap. The quadriceps group of muscle is the largest in the front of the thigh and is very important for stabilizing the leg. The quadriceps tendon connects the quadriceps to the shin bone (tibia) via the patellar tendon, which encases the knee cap itself. The process known as the quadriceps mechanism involves the patella (knee cap), the patella tendon, the quadriceps and its tendon. They all work together to extend the leg to straight.

Quadriceps tendonitis is caused by repetitive use of this tendon. This condition is most common in an athlete who is in involved in sports that require lots of jumping such as basketball, volleyball and jogging, or in a sport that requires a lot of stopping and starting. Little tears in the tendon and tendon sheath will present as pain and inflammation if these tears are not allowed to heal with rest.

If your Achilles tendon is causing you pain, you are probably walking with less pressure on the injured side. This puts additional pressure on the opposite leg, knee and ankle and can lead to an overuse injury such as quadriceps tendintis or bursitis in the knee.

Quadriceps tendinitis can lead to tenosynovitis if left untreated.

Inflammation in the quadriceps tendon is often due to irritation and/or micro-tearing of the collagen fibers. When the fibers tear, they become weaker, inflamed and swollen causing pain and tenderness in the area.

Other conditions which can be a cause of anterior (front) knee pain are commonly confused with quadriceps tendonitis. These conditions include patellar tendonitis, synovial plicae, chondromalacia, patello-femoral subluxation and hyper-pressure, fat pad impingement or Hoffa's syndrome and patello-femoral arthritis.

Risk Factors for Quadriceps Tendinitis

  • Participating in "jumping" sports such as basketball, volleyball and jogging.
  • Having diabetes, gout or para-hypothyroidism.
  • Age can be a factor because as we grow older our tendons become more brittle and therefore prone to injury.
  • Activities that require sharp, sudden changes of direction or lots of stopping and starting.
  • Mis-alignment of the foot, ankle, and leg including flat feet, leg length discrepancy, tracking abnormalities, etc.

Symptoms

  • Pain when tightening or flexing the quads with a straight leg.
  • Pain when the top of the kneecap is pressed.
  • Irritation or pain when moving from a crouched position to a standing position.
  • Stiffness or tightness the day following any activity or exercise that irritated the area.

Knee Tendon Treatments

It is important to treat tendon injuries as soon as possible, as any activity or strain you put on your knee can re-injure it further. Though the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of a knee injury can be overwhelming, it's possible to overcome it.

Scar tissue builds on the tendon and causes pain and inflexibility making it less flexible and more prone to further injury.

The trick with any tendon injury is getting it to heal with minimal scar tissue formation. In addition, if you heal your tendon quickly your chance of re-injury is much lower than average. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy is great at achieving both!

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Allowing an injured tendon to rest is always recommended. Avoid all activities that may have caused the injury or irritation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. It is difficult to rest your knee completely as it is essential 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.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

Doctors recommend using cold compression as soon as possible following an injury or re-injury to reduce pain and swelling and minimize tissue damage that occurs with tendonitis or tears.

Cold Cmpression Freezie Wrap Therapy for your knee injury will reduce pain, swelling and tissue damage for faster healing.

The Knee Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your tendon in an effective and convenient way. The wrap is adjustable which allows you to control the compression to a level that is comfortable for you. And the Freezie Wrap® is the best cold compression wrap to treat your knee.

Here's why! The gel packs are chilled in the fridge not the freezer. This eliminates the risk of cryoburn, or 'cold burns', on your skin that can be cause by ice and strandard freezer gel packs. You can also wear the Freezie Wrap® for longer treatments so you can enjoy even more relief from your knee pain!

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 your 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 Knee Freezie Wrap® gives you the fast, effective relief your sore knee has been looking for!

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Once the inflammation of your tendon injury has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the 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.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
MendMeShop Knee Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of tendonitis and tendon tears

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

By treating your knee with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply 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.

The Knee Inferno Wrap® will give you the most effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

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With these easy-to-use, home therapies you will notice incredible improvement in the health and flexibility tendon and reduced daily pain in your knee. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

Please be aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Dear MendMeShop,

As usual, I'm quite thrilled with the latest MendMeShop products that I've purchased. After suffering an injury to my meniscus, my knee is much better after using the Knee Inferno Wrap and the Knee Freezie Wrap for the past four weeks.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rod Whaley

 

An effective treatment

Relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis with a cold compress

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

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy with an Inferno Back wrap for the ultimate in sore back healing

Freeze Wrap Back - reduce back pain and swelling in sore, strained or overused muscles, especially in the lower back and trapezius muscles

Inferno Wrap Knee for meniscus injury acl injury mcl injury or hyperextended knee

Cold Compression Knee Freezie Wrap for meniscus injury mcl injury and acl injury

Contact one of our Mendmeshop Customer Service Advisors for any questions help with ordering and recommended treatment directions