Dear MendMeShop,

I had suffered (really suffered!) with Achilles Tendonitis for almost two years, and spent much time and money going to orthopedists and finally a podiatrist. That last visit made me feel there was no hope, but I decided to go on the internet and I found the MendMeShop. I read about the Inferno Wrap, and decided to call and ask more. I figured that the cost of this would be a drop in the bucket to what I'd already spent in co-pays over the past couple of years. The person at the MendMeShop was knowledgable and very helpful. She advised me on a plan of use, and offered to be a continuing resource for me. Once I received the Inferno Wrap I followed the advice I'd been given. I used it on my elevated ankle/foot three times a day for 20 minutes each time. (First applying ice for 10 minutes when my ankle was particularly swollen.) Within 3 months of faithful use, I was able to walk without pain. What a relief! And now whenever I feel the slightest indication of discomfort, I use the Inferno Wrap for 20 minutes -- sometimes twice a day. I have recommended the MendMeShop to friends without hesitation. I feel so appreciative that I found the website on the internet. I also told my primary physician about it so that he could tell other patients to try this wonderful resource. Today I'm writing from Georgia where I am visiting friends and family. Guess what I packed to come with me?! Right! My Inferno Wrap! You all met and exceeded - not just my expectations, which were pretty modest, but my hopes at a time when I felt almost desperate! My best wishes, Chris Kelsey

Rating: Five Star Rating

Chris Kelsey

 

Dear MendMeShop,

The Knee Inferno Wrap is single-handily the best investment I have ever made for my knees, ever! Allow me to explain why, starting with a little knee history. In 1989 I tore my right ACL playing intramural basketball at a local community college. The college picked a cheap doctor & treated me as if I only had a torn meniscus. As a student, I did not have insurance of my own & I thought it was normal for my knee to keep popping out of socket after having surgery. About five years later, I’m now living in Houston Texas, I broke my knee again, really bad, couldn’t walk, severe damage. Had insurance this time and really great doctor (little did I know he was the Houston Oilers Team doctor) and he finds that my ACL had been torn all these years & I would be lucky to save it but probably have to have a cadaver ACL, sorry but that was out of the question, it freaked me out thinking about it. Doctor saved my knee, made it really tight & rehab was really difficult. Since 1994 I have not been able to bend my knee & put the back of my heal to my hip, always had about a 3-4 inch gap. After the first two days using the Inferno Wrap I was touching my heal to my butt, WOW! I have also had my left meniscus operated on & had the same issue, but not as bad, now I can completely sit down on my left knee with no pain, the right is still coming along but at least I can still sit down on top my feet. I’m 48 years old, I am extremely active for my age, I’m a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor & competitive fighter. I starting competing this summer & won my first tournament in June, not long after I got the Knee Inferno. I was able to take it with me, use it before my match & able to fight like never before. I took up long-boarding as well as a means of cardio training since I hate to run for the oblivious reasons, and it has been a great joy to do that. The Knee Inferno is a part of me now for the rest of my life, I use it every night (sometimes I forget) and the difference in the morning is incredible. I tell everyone in my gym that have knee problems, & as you can imaging we have knee issues in an MMA gym. Please let me know what I can do to do that. Thank you.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jeff Martinez

 

Bursitis of the Wrist
(Ulnar and Radial Bursitis)

Where are bursae in the hand or wrist?

A wrist is made up of 8 small bones and many tendons, ligaments and a couple bursae. As you already know, the wrist is constantly in motion throughout the day. Simple everyday activities such as getting dressed, tying shoes, opening a door and preparing dinner would be very difficult to do when the wrist is in pain.

The bursae of the hand are found at the distinct synovial sheaths and the two main bursae are the ulnar bursa and the radial bursa. The ulnar bursa covers the tendons of the index, middle and ring fingers. The radial bursa covers the thumb tendon and extends to the wrist crease. Infection in the radial bursa and ulna bursa is known as a "horseshoe abscess".

Causes of wrist bursitis include frequent throwing or wrist twisting movements during sports, such as baseball, badminton, and tennis. Repetitive activity (Repetitive Stress Injury) is also a major cause of wrist bursitis.

The extensive use of the wrist puts it at a considerable risk for injury; athletes are at an even higher risk - 9% of all athletic injuries involve the wrist.

Symptoms

If you have wrist bursitis you may be experiencing

  • Pain in the wrist especially after the wrist is bent back and weight is puton it
  • A small lump or swelling in the top of the wrist

Wrist Bursitis Prevention

Modify your activities that cause bursitis or reduce the pressure and stress on your joints. Wear a sling or brace to support the injured area.

Take breaks while working out or doing repetitive tasks.

Stretch and strengthen! Improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles, ligaments and tendons with these wrist exercises.

Wrist Flexion Exercise

Wrist Flexion Exercise

Hold a can or hammer handle in your hand with your palm facing up. Bend your wrist upward. Slowly lower the weight and return to the starting position. Do three sets of 10. Gradually increase the weight of the can or weight you are holding.

Wrist Extension Exercise

Wrist Extension Exercise

Hold a soup can or hammer handle in your hand with your palm facing down. Slowly bend your wrist upward. Slowly lower the weight down into the starting position. Do three sets of 10. Gradually increase the weight of the object you are holding.

ball strengthening

Grip Strengthening

Squeeze a rubber ball and hold for five seconds. Do three sets of 10.

Treating Wrist Bursitis

The most important factor in healing bursitis is resting your wrist. During your recovery you will probably have to modify or avoid the activities that stress your bursa until your pain and inflammation settle.

Treatments should involve decreasing swelling, relieving stress on your wrist, correcting any biomechanical dysfunction such as a bone spur, treating scar tissue, and then restoring strength and movement in your wrist.

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For non-infectious bursitis, the preliminary treatment starts with non-operative options such as cold therapy. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) is recommended once inflammation has been calmed to heal the bursa and surrounding tissue faster and reduce the risk of bursitis returning. If your bursitis is caused by an infection (septic bursitis), the doctor will probably drain the bursa sac with a needle and prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Therapy

To decrease inflammation and relieve the pain of wrist bursitis doctor's recommend cold therapy.

The Wrist Freezie Wrap® treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by bursitis while reducing tissue damage.

Applying cold to your inflamed radial or ulnar bursa will help decrease the swelling and redness around it. Cold therapy will also help to numb the pain in your wrist and help to control the inflammation. In addition, the deep cooling effect provided by the Wrist Freezie Wrap® reduces tissue damage.

The Wrist 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.

Cooling your inflamed bursa can be done as needed throughout the day. The Wrist Freezie Wrap® can be used to apply cold in a safe, convenient and effective way. The gel pack sits gently over the inflamed bursa to reduce swelling and redness.

The wrap is soft and adjustable which makes it comfortable to wear and allows you to control the compression. This is important when treating an inflamed bursa because too much pressure can cause you further pain. You control how much pressure the bursa receives so you can benefit from the compression to hold the cold where you need it, without increasing your pain.

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Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Once the inflammation of your bursitis has been reduced with cold therapy it is time to improve blood flow and improve the elasticity of your surrounding soft tissue. Your body needs a fresh supply of blood to improve the health of your tissue and get your wrist bursa back to normal.

The Wrist Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of bursa tissue and the surrounding area.

Unfortunately, when you are suffering from bursitis in your wrist it can be painful to lift a cup or type. When you limit movement in your wrist because of the pain the blood flow is reduced, starving your tissue of the necessary oxygen and nutrients. The trick is to find a way to increase blood flow without causing pain and/or further irritating the bursae. This is where Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®, becomes a powerful tool.

BFST® compliments your body's natural healing process by promoting blood flow while you give your wrist the rest it needs.

The Wrist Inferno Wrap® uses a patented process to generate the same energy that is part of the sun's spectrum of light, the same energy that is necessary to all living things for optimum health. The energy emitted from the Energy Web® stimulates blood flow to your wrist, more than your body would ever be able to generate on it's own. This gives your body the boost it needs to continue the reconditioning process. The healing energy reaches into your wrist to speed tissue repair, whisk away the toxins and dead cells, and rejuvenate the tissue in your wrist for improved elasticity.

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With these easy-to-use, home therapies, you will notice significantly reduced pain and an incredible improvement in your wrist pain and range of motion.

We recommend that you consult your doctor and/or physiotherapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications

NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can be used if required to help manage your pain. However, these aren't recommended for long term use, as they can cause gastrointestinal difficulties and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Most of our customers find they no longer require NSAIDS once they begin using cold therapy and/or BFST® to treat their pain and heal their bursa.


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,

I'm VERY happy with the elbow wraps--GREAT designs! My doctor told me that torn tendons can take months to heal; so, I'm not expecting overnight results. As a follow-up on the elbow wraps months later... They helped the tendons heal up nicely! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Keep up the good work!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jenny Clark II

 

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