Dear MendMeShop,

MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home treatment options. They are robustly constructed to provide superior heat or cold contact to the injured area and the fit is incredibly precise and adaptable. My husband and I use them repeatedly as typical ageing athletes with lots of old injuries. I have loaned them to friends on my paddle tennis team and everyone raves. Yes, they cost a bit more but save untold thousands in visits to chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors. We are among the sites biggest fans.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Wendy Beaver

 

Causes of Toe Deformities

Your foot print might be the key to your pain.

Although there are some specific causes for each of the toe deformities (hammer toe, mallet toe, claw toe), the majority of causes are similar with all of them.

If you suffer from flat feet, your flexor muscles are generally stronger than the other muscles; which creates a muscle imbalance. These muscles exert more tension on your foot which pulls the normal arch in your foot down - creating a flatter arch and longer foot. As a result your weaker toe muscles are overpowered, which can result in a toe deformity.

Are your shoes hurting you?

Inappropriate footwear (short, tight, narrow, pointed, or high heels) that puts pressure on your feet and keeps your toes in an unnatural bent and/or squished position where they rub against the shoes can also cause a toe deformity. If you wear this type of shoe over a long period of time your toe muscles won't be able to straighten your toe even if you are not wearing shoes. Often hard growths of dead skin such as corns (on top of toe) or calluses (on bottom of toe or sole of foot), or bunions (bump on side of big toe joint, normally an enlargement of bone or tissue) will develop from these pressure points, and initiate your toe deformity.

Other causes of toe deformities are:

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  • Different foot structures, conditions from birth or an abnormal toe bone length
  • Hereditary characteristics
  • Muscle, nerve and joint damage from osteoarthritis, stroke, neuromuscular diseases (multiple sclerosis, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, cerebral palsy, degenerative disc disease), inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis) or diabetes, poor blood flow to your feet (peripheral arterial disease)
  • Previous toe injuries or poor foot mechanics and movement
  • Partial or complete dislocation of one of your toe joints
  • Excessive pressure on your foot due to height, weight, and activity levels

Dear MendMeShop,

I fell down on ice last March, hit my left shoulder on the ground pretty hard and stirred up an old injury that hadn't bothered me for twenty years. I was in a great deal of pain and tried everything I could think of that might help. I only found temporary relief from the pain. It wasn't until I began using your Shoulder Inferno Wrap that I truly began to heal and the pain slowly began to subside. After several months, I still use the Wrap daily to maintain the healing and progress I've made. I then also sought the advice of a physical therapist because in addition to the pain I used to have before using the Wrap, I was still dealing with stiffness and a very limited range of motion. After examining me, the therapist said I didn't have rotator cuff issues just muscle issues, a thing called "frozen shoulder". For seven weeks now I have received help from a massage therapist and am slowly improving the range of motion. I chose to work with her because her sessions include massage and stretching. A session leaves my shoulder feeling slightly sore. I use the Inferno Wrap afterwards and the heat I feel as it works relieves the soreness. I am sure using the Wrap also helps the muscles "remember" longer the right way they are supposed to feel and function. Combining the Wrap with massage therapy has been a winning combo for me! Do I dare confess...I love the Wrap so much that I will definitely buy another one. The Back Wrap will be my next purchase from you. I mean this whole-heartedly - thank you for the Wrap! I am also pleased with your customer service. Dealing with you was a pleasure. You really do care about your customers! I am delighted and impressed with your product and your people. __________________

Rating: Five Star Rating

Deborah Barnsdale

 

An effective treatment

Relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis with a cold compress

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

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

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

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