Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the Inferno & Freezie Wraps since November,2012. I saw an orthopedic doctor after Thanksgiving and have been going to occupational therapy (3) days per week. I was told by my ortho doctor to continue to use the items that I had purchased from you (I brought them in on my initial visit with him). I am currently using the inferno wrap as soon as I wake up in the morning, then continue to do my daily wrist and arm exercises. I use the freezie wrap when I am finished. While working I use a tennis elbow brace and I am also using it while doing housework or other chores where I am using my arm alot. My arm is improving slowly as I am working (4) days a week as a chef for 12-14 hours per day. My ortho doctor told me that it would take some time to heal completely. I don't see him until the end of February (3 months since initial visit). So far I am seeing improvement in both pain management and flexibility. I believe the combination of therapy sessions and the use of your wrap treatments are the key to a successful treatment plan. I'll keep you informed of my progress. Thanks again for your help and guidance.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Nancy Georges

 

Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome early is important to avoid permanent damage of the median nerve or the spreading of pain to the elbow and shoulder.

Early diagnosis and proper treatment is beneficial.

Your doctor can determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and rule out pain due to another underlying condition (i.e. diabetes, arthritis or fracture) with a physical examination and basic laboratory tests. The doctor will perform several exams that will test the range of motion, strength and painful areas of your wrists and hands.

The examination usually begins with checking the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck for range of motion, tenderness, swelling, warmth and discoloration. The fingers are tested for sensation and the doctor may ask you to bend your wrists down to check the muscles at the base of the hand for atrophy and strength.

Often pain can be reproduced by pressing on the wrist and medial nerve, which would be a strong indication that the nerve is the source of pain. The median nerve does not connect to the little finger. Therefore, if you have feeling in that finger but the rest of your hand feels numb and painful it may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. Range of motion and wrist flexion tests including pressing the palms together, and pressing the back of the hands together will test for alternate causes like trauma, prior injury and arthritis.

Electrodiagnostic Test

The nerve conduction test can be used to confirm a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Small electric shocks are applied and the speed of nerve impulse transmissions is measured.

With electromyography, a needle is inserted into a muscle and the electrical activity is viewed on a screen. This activity is used to determine the amount of damage the median nerve has suffered.

Home Tests

Phalen's test being performed.

Phalen's Sign - Phalen's test is done by pushing the back of your hands together for one minute. This compresses the carpal tunnel and is also positive when it causes the same symptoms you have been experiencing with your carpal tunnel syndrome.

Tinel test being performed.

Tinel's Sign - Tinel's test is performed by tapping the median nerve along its course in the wrist.

A positive test is found when tapping the nerve causes tingling in the fingers

Ultrasound Imaging

An ultrasonic image can be used to show the extent of impaired movement on the median nerve.

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In order to relieve these symptoms of CTS, the goal is to stop the swelling or compression of the median nerve to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. In order to accomplish this, rest and immobilization is a must. To treat the swelling, pain, inflammation and compression quickly, you can effectively use ColdCure Technology® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy conveniently in your own home.

Learn more about how these incredible therapies can treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrom at Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Dear MendMeShop,

The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far the best you could ever hope for. I have spoken to Paul on numerous occasions and his knowledge is very much appreciated. I own the Inferno wrap which I also use for flareups from my knee. Do not hesitate to order from this company..Their products are made well and work. Their customer service is the best you could ever hope for. Thanks to Paul and MendMeShop for their continuing customer satisfaction

Rating: Five Star Rating

Charlie Sutaris

 

Advanced relief from sprained wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome injuries

Freezie Wrap Wrist - efficient relief of swelling and pain from a wrist injury or carpal tunnel syndrome

Inferno Wrap Elbow for tennis elbow, epicondylitis, elbow strains and elbow sprain

Freezie Wrap Elbow for tennis elbow, epicondylitis, and elbow sprain to prevent surgery

An effective treatment

Relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis with a cold compress

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

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