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

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R Foss

 

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,

I love the products and I can definitely tell they are making a big difference in my healing. I just wish I had known of your products even sooner. I was in a serious motorcycle accident back in July and broke 17 bones, had a collapsed lung, and had numerous twists and sprains along with a lot of swelling. I was in the intensive care unit for 7 days and then in the hospital for 7 more before I was able to go home. To make a long story short, since using your products my pain level has gone down immensely and the swelling is finally under control. I even take the Inferno wrist and back wrap to work and use it since I have a desk job that makes it possible. I am down to just walking with a cane now and will probably be able to get rid of that in about two weeks. I did twenty minutes on the stationary bike yesterday and walked for 1/2 mile on our treadmill. Within another couple months I hope to be back to jogging several miles every other day. The 4 Inferno Wraps and 2 Cold Cure products along with lots of prayers on my behalf have helped make the difference. Thanks again so much, and God Bless you guys for your products! Steve Brown P.S. Also, here is a little more about my status now. I just ran the Peachtree Road Race (a 10K event – 6.2 miles) in 9:07 per mile. That was back on July 4. I just ran a 5K (3.1 miles) in 8:22 per mile this last weekend. I truly believe the wraps helped me get that level of fitness back. Many people my age (55) don't even ever get in that kind of shape, let alone a year after a major accident with all the complications that I had. I still use the Freezie Wraps after running when I can and I still regularly use the Inferno Wraps before many of my runs and exercise to warm things up.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Steve Brown

 

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