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I'm treating a recent ankle sprain. The injury occurred while playing volleyball. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) alone or in the past did not seem to really help. I've tried other herbal remedies that didn't appear to help or still took a long time to recover. I did an internet search for a quicker recovery process. I can tell immediately after each use that there is definitely less pain to the touch. And I always felt heat therapy worked better for me. Now I know why, because it promotes circulation and healing. That's why I also purchased the Inferno Ankle Wrap. At first I did not feel it was providing enough heat. However, my foot was always sweating after each use! With other solutions the temperature was never constant and sometimes I would burn my foot. I knew from my past ankle sprain on my other leg that it took forever to heal. Even 2 years later, I still felt it move. This time I wanted to make sure it did not happen again. I'm doing surprisingly well with my ankle so far. I played volleyball the following week and back to usual routine the week after, snowboarding one day and volleyball the next. Even though I'm not 100% yet after 3 weeks, I feel the Inferno Ankle Wrap has greatly attributed to my quick recovery! I would definitely recommend it and the customer service has been truly exceptional! Thank you!

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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.


BFST is a highly effective treatment 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.


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

 

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Preventing Osteoarthritis in the Knee

It is always better to prevent osteoarthritis in the knee rather than try to fix it after it happens, however that is not always possible. There are a number of things you can do to keep your knee and leg healthy and prevent further damage.

Help strength your body with exercise - yoga.

Improve Knee Support

To stabilize your knee joint and increase your range of motion, maintain and build the strength and flexibility of your quadriceps, hamstrings, calf muscles and hip flexors. Strengthening exercises will help to keep your knee strong which will prevent further injuries (leg lifts with light weight or exercise bands are very beneficial), and stretching exerciseswill help to keep your leg muscles and joints supple (yoga, tai chi, daily stretching routine). Proprioceptive (balancing) exercises will also help to retrain your position or "joint sense".

Stay Active

Although the pain of osteoarthritis can make you reluctant to use your knees, keeping them active is recommended when pain levels are tolerable. Avoid staying still or keeping your joints in the same position for too long, to prevent stiffening up from the osteoarthritis. For cartilage to remain healthy, it must be subjected to weight-bearing exercises.

Therefore, a regular exercise program that focuses on total body fitness and includes low-impact aerobic activity at least 3 days per week, such as walking, swimming or biking will help to keep you healthy overall and will strengthen your knee. The Archives of Internal Medicine [2001;161(19): 2309-2316] noted that participation in moderate physical activity 3 times per week can reduce your risk of arthritis-related disability by 47% .

Maintain Body Weight

Keep active 3 days a week - walking.

Making wise eating choices and participating in some form of exercise to maintain your body weight is very important, as extra pounds will put extra pressure on your joints. Therefore stick to a well-balanced diet comprised with lots of protein, calcium, carbohydrates, essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, drink lots of water, and minimize your intake of processed foods, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Vitamins and/or natural supplements have also been known to aid your aching joints and rebuild cartilage. An article published by Arthritis & Rheumatism in 1998 noted that, by losing as little as 11 pounds you can reduce your risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by 50%.

If you are living a healthy lifestyle, you will tend to have a healthy mindset, and will be much more equipped to deal with stress and manage your emotional health. You will be able to deal with the fatigue, frustration and depression that often accompany a disability due to arthritis of the knee.

Use Supportive Equipment

Using appropriate equipment for your body type and size can help to alleviate the load on your joints and relieve pain while reducing further damage. Some suggested equipment includes:

Prevent further damage to your knee by using the appropriate equipment.
  • Knee supports as required during activities (bracing/strapping/taping your knee for extra support).
  • Foot supports to help keep your body aligned (heal wedges or orthotics).
  • Cushioned shoes that fit your feet and are suitable for your sport (shock absorbing insoles, stabilizing heels, strong shank for twisting).
  • Mobility aids (rails, canes or walkers), reaching aids, or bathroom aids to help alleviate symptoms and improve functions.

Avoid Doing too Much to Soon

Ease into activities slowly to give your body an opportunity to build up its endurance, and to protect your joints from injury and overuse. Gradually increase your participation to prevent overstraining your muscles and joints. Always warm up and cool down your leg muscles before and after working them, and learn the proper form and techniques for your activity.

If you are suffering from knee arthritis pain, listen to your body and decrease, modify and/or avoid any activities or motions that cause pain and irritation (twisting, squatting, kneeling, heavy lifting, climbing and running, walking on uneven terrain). Try to walk on softer surfaces such as cinder or grass, rather than pavement if going long distances. If you are required to perform these motions at work or play and cannot avoid them, make sure you take frequent breaks and rest your knee to prevent fatigue and pain. It is important not to rush your recovery following knee trauma or surgery to prevent further damage.

Proactive Preventative Treatments

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Treating your knee with preventative therapies will help to reduce your risk of osteoarthritis and/or slow the deterioration of tissue in your knees. Use Knee Freezie Wrap® cold compression therapy if you are experiencing pain or your knees are inflamed. The Knee Inferno Wrap® accelerates healing while improving elasticity of soft tissue and reducing scar tissue. Arthritis of the knee is a chronic condition, but the use of the Knee Freezie Wrap® and Knee Inferno Wrap® will help you keep inflammation down while maintaining elasticity of the soft tissue, helping prevent atrophy.

Learn More About SUPERIOR Knee Treatments

Learn more about the The Cold Compression Freezie Wrap®

Learn more about the BFST Inferno Wrap®

Learn more about the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device


Knee Osteoarthritis: Quick Links
Symptoms
Causes
Diagnosing
Treatment
Conservative Treatments
Exercise & Support
Medications
Surgery
Prevention


 
 
 

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.


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

 


Specialized Hip Bursitis Treatment Options

Inferno Wrap Knee for meniscus injury acl injury mcl injury or hyperextended knee

Cold Compression Knee Freezie Wrap for meniscus injury mcl injury and acl injury

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

Advanced Therapy for torn achilles, ruptured achilles, sprained ankle or other ankle injury

Ankle sprain treatment and pulled achilles treatment without surgery

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