Dear MendMeShop,

As you know the shoulder is a difficult area to Ice. Since I got my Freezie wrap, it has become so easy to do my treatments. I love it and use it daily. It has been huge in the progress I've been seeing. Thank you

Rating: Five Star Rating

R Foss

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I am out there shooting the best scores of the season. I hurt my wrist, put you wrist Inferno wrap and the next marking period, 2 weeks, I was back to a 6 handicapper vs the 9 handicapper I was when I was hurt. I lent it to my director of golf that jammed his wrist. He was in serious pain. I gave him my wrist Inferno and in one day he was back to being a scratch golfer. It's the best therapy and the only one I WILL use from now on. I also have the shoulder Inferno. I had issues and guess what? No more issues! No surgery that was recommended to me because of you guys, period, like we say in NY. Awesome product thank you.

Rating: Five Star Rating

John Amicucci

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I ordered this wrap after finding out I have a Calcium deposit in my shoulder which has turned to Tendinitis. The Freezie wrap is awesome and instantly takes the pain away. The only thing negative I can say is if you are right at a 40 size chest order the SM/LG (under 40'). I am in the process of exchanging sizes because I ordered the LG/XL (40'-48') and the wrap is bulky and very big. I am right on the cute off for 40' and went bigger when I first ordered and should have ordered the small.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Melissa Rich

 

Lower Back Pain Exercises

If you're recovering from back surgery, a back injury, or if you live with back pain from any cause, you should become familiar with lower back pain exercises. Which your therapist may prescribe include:

standing hamstring stretch
  • standing hamstring stretch - Raise your leg to at least 15 inches high with your heel of your on a stool. Keeping your knees staight, lean forward, bending at the hips. Feeling a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Do not roll your shoulders. Bend at the waist, this will strech your lower back. Hold for stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • pelvic tilt - lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10
  • double knee to chest - variation same starting position knees bent, feet flat, tight stomach mucles... and push your lower back into the floor. Then pull both knees up to your chest. Hold for five seconds and repeat 10 to 20 times.
  • trunk rotation
  • lower trunk rotation - variation same starting position knees bent, feet flat, tight stomach mucles... keep your shoulders down flat, gently rotate our legs to one side, thatn the other as far as you can. Repeat 10 to 20 times
  • partial curl - variation same starting position knees bent, feet flat, tight stomach mucles... and flatten your back against the floor. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side.
  • cat and camel
  • cat and camel - start your hands and knees. Let your stomach hang, with your back curving downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds.
  • quadriped arm/leg raises - start your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg and hold straight out from your body. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly. Using the opposite arm and leg do this 10 times on each side.
  • piriformis stretch
  • piriformis stretch -lie on your back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the opposite knee. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. Tthe stretch will be along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat three times. Switch legs and do the same stretch again

Often the causes of lower back pain is simply the lack of muscle tone and strength to handle day-to-day activities. Going through the routine of your day--even if you're a busy person--is not sufficient to strengthen muscle.

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People have many excuses for not following an exercise routine--not enough time, lack of equipment, etc. Developing an effective exercise regimen does not take equipment or even very much time. A few minutes every day performing strengthening exercises such as pelvic tilts, knee lifts, and others will make a big difference in the way your body carries the weight. Keep in mind that the main part of the body that supports the lower back is the abdominal muscles!

It's common for any type of lower back pain exercises to increase the pain as the muscles begin working differently. That's where the Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® and Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® come in handy. The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® is good for pain relief deep into the muscle tissue. As the muscles that support the spine are retrained to work properly, the Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® can stimulate blood flow and oxygenation that promotes healing in the tissue.

Do your exercises as prescribed by your therapist, chiropractor, or healthcare provider to strengthen your lower back. Then add the benefits of MendMeShop® Therapeutic Wraps and see the incredible results.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

To decrease inflammation of your muscle pull or other back injury doctor's recommend cold compression therapy. For an acute muscle strain, cold compression therapy within the first 48 - 72 hours and after any re-injury is important to limit the amount of damage done to your tissue. Cold compression therapy will relieve pain and swelling as needed and will reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs and pain medications.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by muscle and tendon strain while reducing tissue damage.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need to treat your back pain in an effective and convenient way. It is so versatile it can be worn anywhere over your chest, back, or hip for treatment 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 oxygenated blood through your soft tissue and 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 tissue, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to get rid of your back pain faster!

The deep cooling effect provided by the Freezie Wrap® slows cell metabolism thereby reducing cellular break-down and tissue damage. Furthermore, because the cold wraps gently numb the nerves, the wraps also reduce pain!

The Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn.

Click here to learn more about Cold Compression Freezie Wraps®
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Once the inflammation of your back injury has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the muscle tissue and surrounding area is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will speed your recovery and heal your muscle fibers and other soft tissue more completely. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After severe inflammation and swelling is reduced you can begin to treat your back with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your tendon and muscle fibers to nourish your soft tissue which speeds healing.

The Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of back tendon strain, muscle pulls, and tears.

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

By treating your back with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the muscle fibers and soft tissue and increase your body's natural healing power.

The Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need to treat your sore back because not only does it speeds healing, it relaxes all you back 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 and loosen the tissue. Our Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

In addition, the improved blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from the damaged tissue caused by your back injury, further reducing tightness and pain. When you stop moving your back 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 (muscle weakness and/or deterioration). By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your tissue, the risk of atrophy is greatly reduced. Keeping your muscle tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve muscle strength again once your pain has gone and your back has healed.

Click here to learn more about how BFST® and Inferno Wraps® work.

With these easy-to-use, home therapies, cold compression and BFST®, you will notice significantly reduced pain and an incredible improvement in your back pain.

During your recovery, you may have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your back until your pain and inflammation settle. 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,

So far, so good! I've used the shoulder treatment 4x a day for a week now and seen a marked improvement in my shoulder with both flex ability and pain relief. P.S. As a follow up one week after the initial comments... Indeed, after a couple weeks of use, the pain totally subsided. Thanks!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Roger Hall

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I spent 7 years in the gym walking one hour and working out. I lost 85 pounds in about 2 years with a lot of hard work and dedication. After I left the gym in 2008 due to it closing I started having problems about a year later. 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 cortizone 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 tendons 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 coming 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 received 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 becoming 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 receive. Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rajendra Singh

 

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 Shoulder - an advanced treatment for shoulder injury and rotator cuff injury

Freezie Wrap Shoulder - efficient relief of swelling and pain from an active sprain, shoulder strain, whiplash, or tight upper back muscles

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

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