Dear MendMeShop,

At the end of the 2009 school year, (I'm a teacher) I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I remember literally being in agony the last day of school and calling my orthopedic surgeon for an emergency appointment. He saw me, prescribed ice, supportive shoes, and offered to give me a shot of corticosteroid. He informed me that the shot might help but it also might make it worse! Needless to say, with that comment, I passed on the shot. I was really having a hard time with the pain. I began to search on the internet to find out all I could about plantar facsciitis and possible regimens to follow to aleviate my problem.. One site led to another and I finally found MendMeShop. MendMeShop offered a foot wrap that sounded like the perfect way to ice my foot. The plantar Freezie gel pack didn't freeze solid and the wrap molded perfectly to my foot. It certainly beat a tub full of hard ice! The condition is now gone from my right foot. I routinely exercise fairly vigorously including jogging on the treadmill. I would never have been able to do that last summer!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Caroline Withers

 

Surgery for Quadricep Injuries

There are always risk with surgery

Surgery is not frequently required for quadriceps injuries, and is usually reserved for complete tears, especially involving the quadriceps tendon. These surgeries generally require day surgery, although some will require an overnight stay.

A quadriceps tendon rupture repair involves making an incision on the front of your knee, over the top of your tendon. Sutures are then placed through your quadriceps tendon, threaded through drill holes in your patella and secured in place to bring the torn part of your tendon back to its proper location on your kneecap. After surgery, a cast or brace is generally used for approximately 6 weeks followed by rehabilitation.

A quadriceps muscle repair will fix a complete tear in the quadriceps muscle. This surgery involves making an incision on the front of the thigh over the torn quadricep and sewing or reattaching the 2 torn ends together.

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Neurolysis of the femoral nerve involves breaking up adhesions (scar tissue) to free the nerve and relieve the pressure and pain from inflammation. Radio frequency, heat, or chemical injection, have also been used.

There are always some risks and/or complications involved with surgery such as infection, stiffness, suture reaction, failure of healing, adverse reactions to anesthesia, blood clotting, persistent pain and continued weakness. Please discuss these in more detail with your surgeon.

Surgery enforces a mandatory rest period, which is one of the main treatment recommendations for quadriceps injuries. 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 quadriceps muscles, before taking on too much.

Dear MendMeShop,

I am getting results by following the protocol MendMeShop laid out for plantar fasciitis. Last week I thought I would have to see a doctor or go to an emergency room as I could not bear weight on my foot it was so painful, first thing in the mornings. This week I'm much improved in the mornings, especially with wearing the splint at night. I am aware I'm not the least cured, but am moving in that direction and am relatively pain free. I'm very hopeful if I stick with what I'm currently doing, I will be able to get my long walks back into my life.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Beth Brewington

 

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

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

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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

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