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More Facts About Knees:

Babies are born without knee caps. They appear when the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

The knee is the largest articular joint in the body.

Each knee has two tough, rubbery menisci that act as shock absorbers in the joint.

One meniscus sits on the inside of the knee joint and is referred to as the medial meniscus. The other meniscus rests on the outer part and is referred to as the lateral meniscus.

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of knee bursitis.

TShellz Wraps are highly effective treatments for knee bursitis.

Runner's knee is not exactly a condition in itself. It sums up a multitude of knee disorders with different causes all centering around the kneecap.

Obesity and improper body alignment are responsible for many knee injuries.

Optimal knee treatment includes avoiding activity, icing the inflammation, gently stretching and warming the area.

DTR treatments can speed ACL, PCL and meniscus recovery significantly.


Exercise and Rehabilitation Support

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a beneficial way to help diminish pain in the soft tissues, restore weakened muscles and improve knee and leg strength and mobility. The type of physical therapy and the duration will be dependent on the extent of your knee arthritis.

Acupuncture, massage or chiropractic sessions have also been known to reduce pain and improve muscle and bone alignment experienced with osteoarthritis.

Once your initial arthritis pain starts to decrease, a physiotherapist will also set up an individualized leg strengthening, stretching, range of motion and endurance exercise program for you to perform at home or in the gym based on your needs and abilities.

Individuals will often exercise or lift weights on their own to try and build up their strength; however in doing so, they can do more damage. It is extremely important to restore your joint movement, and to stretch and strengthen your muscles properly as they may have weakened during the period of non-use. A personal trainer or physio therapist will help to ensure your rehabilitation process is effective. For best, long-term results use DTR Therapy treatments (via the Knee T•Shellz Wrap) in conjunction with physical therapy and an exercise program that incorporates stretches you can do at home.

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Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, managing the symptoms of pain and inflammation is possible. Using Deep Tissue Regeneration Therapy (D.T.R.) will improve blood flow within the knee joint.

By improving blood flow, a healthier environment in the knee joint is created and inflammation stays under control. As a result, your pain will be reduced allowing you to continue your rehabilitation and strengthening exercises in a more comfortable manner.

We recommend that you consult your doctor and/or physiotherapist before using any of our products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.

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Supportive Equipment

To increase your comfort and prevent further damage you may want to use a splint, joint assistive aid, compression or stability knee brace, or a knee unloading brace (when one side of the knee joint is affected) which will help support the area and reduce stress on the injured tissue. These braces can be used until the injury is gone or during contact/active sports for additional stability. However they should not be worn at all times, as they can limit muscle development, cut off circulation and impede healing of your muscle tissue.

Supportive inserts can reduce the impact and protect your knees.

Shock absorbing insoles, heal wedges or orthotics can also help reduce impact and protect your joint from deterioration of osteoarthritis.

Evaluate how you use your knee in daily activities to determine if you can decrease stress on the arthritic tissue. This may involve changing your technique, using correct or supportive equipment (proper shoes, mobility aids) and/or implementing ergonomically-sound structures to help you perform your tasks more effectively and safely (prevent you from squatting or bending your knee as much). Taking more frequent breaks during your work or activities can also alleviate stress on your knee joint. Speak with an occupational therapist or a professional in your specific activity or work setting to get the proper information.

Self Management

Maintaining a healthy weight will keep your joints healthy

Self management is one of the most important things you can do to help treat the osteoarthritis in your knees. This involves eating well, educating yourself about arthritis and maintaining an active lifestyle, which will help you have a positive attitude to fight depression and anxieties that are associated with arthritis.

The best way to accomplish this is through:

  • Weight loss and/or weight maintenance, which involves eating a balanced diet full of protein, complex carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. This will help support a healthy system and will help you to maintain your weight. Limiting your caffeine, alcohol and nicotine consumption will also improve your health.
  • Getting more physical; this allows you to burn energy and have an outlet for your emotions. Physical activity also releases endorphins (body's natural "feel good" chemicals), that produce a sense of well-being and positive attitude.
  • Learning about living with osteoarthritis, restructuring your thinking and dealing with negative emotions; this will help you to distinguish fact from fiction. The unknown can be very scary, therefore adjust your thinking so it's reflective of your actual circumstances (not what think you know). This will allow you to look at things objectively and avoid making mountains out of molehills. The power of thought is very influential (you are what you think you are), therefore focus on what you can do, not what you can't do.
  • Setting up realistic goals and working towards them; this permits you to focus your energy in constructive ways. The use of relaxation techniques, on-line arthritis support groups (ask your doctor about classes in the area or check with the Arthritis Foundation), or interactions with people who understand arthritis is also very helpful.

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Some Facts About Knees:

Approximately 19.4 million visits to physicians' offices in the US per year are due to knee problems.

The knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries.

Oral medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of knee injuries.

Most knee injuries can be successfully treated without surgery.

Sadly, regardless of treatment, ACL injuries in high-school youths are associated with a 10-fold increased risk for degenerative knee arthritis later in life.

MendmyKnee (a division of MendMeShop) is an FDA registered company.

Every year, at least 1 in 3000 Americans between ages 14 and 55 tear an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


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