Dear MendMeShop,

As a professional athlete, my body takes a lot of abuse during training. Boxing is very strenuous on the arms and shoulders and I have had a rotator cuff injury for the past two years. The shoulders don't get a lot of blood flow, so injuries don't heal properly on their own. The injury had gotten so bad, I thought I might have to retire from the ring. Then I started using the Inferno Wrap and the Freezie Wrap every day. I use the Inferno Wrap before my workouts to relax and loosen up the muscles in my shoulder and increase the circulation. After a hard training session (sometimes up to 3 hours), I use the Freezie Wrap to deal with any remaining inflammation. My shoulder has felt better in the past two months than it has in the past two years! I highly recommend both of these products to anyone with a chronic injury who is saddled with daily pain. -Molly McConnell Top World ranked professional female boxer

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Molly McConnell

 

Surgical Treatments for Groin Pulls

There are always risks with surgery.

Often a groin pull will heal with conservative treatments, however in acute strains where there is a complete tear or in chronic strains that don't respond to the conservative treatments, it may be the only option. Your surgeon will determine whether or not you are a candidate for surgery.

An adductor tenotomy or iliopsoas release is used to release the soft tissue of the muscles when there is a force imbalance with your adductor, hip and abdomen muscles. It involves cutting and releasing or loosening the tendon that attaches to your muscle (often the adductor longus, brevis or gracilis) to relieve pressure at the tendon origin (pubic bone) and/or release any entrapped nerve endings. This permits your legs to fall further apart, and gives you better leg movement so the femur (thigh bone) can be properly positioned in the hip socket. After surgery a compression bandage is generally applied for 24 hours.

Success Stories - treat yourself at home.

Surgery enforces a mandatory rest period, which is one of the main treatment recommendations for severe groin strains. Often you can walk after a few days and return to some activities in 5 weeks, and your normal routine in about 10 - 12 weeks. However, your surgeon will provide a customized treatment plan to help you regain your use as soon as possible. Keep in mind the longer you have your symptoms prior to surgery, the longer it will take to recuperate. If you return to your activities too soon, you could cause permanent damage. You want to ensure the strength, flexibility and stability of your groin muscles before taking on too much.

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!

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P Hood

 

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

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

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

Ceanix Professional Back Therapy Vest - efficient relief of swelling and pain from rotator, upper back or mid back injury

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