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I'm regularly using both Leg and Plantar Inferno Wraps now and I'm already seeing extreme/good results. Basically I'm doing lots of running now and enjoy competing 5k's & 10k's. Hopefully full marathon soon and to achieve better results I need to train hard; consequences [of this] are typical running injuries. Obviously I'm treating my Plantar Fascia [with the Plantar Inferno Wrap], and using the Leg Inferno Wrap I'm treating my calf and hamstring. Both Inferno Wraps I should say are user friendly / easy to use except you need to be near electrical outlet to operate this gadget. I should say this equipment is a big help to the runners world.

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Romeo Aggabao

 

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.

 


Hoffa's Syndrome (Fat Pad Impingement)

Your Hoffa's pad (infrapatellar fat pad) is a fatty pad that sits below your patella (knee cap) directly behind your patellar tendon. It cushions the patella, preventing it from hitting against the condyle of your femur (or end of the thigh bone) in the case of a direct blow to the front of the knee. The fat pad in the knee has a lot of nerve cells, so any injury to it is extremely painful.

Hoffa's Syndrome causes pain in the front of the knee with swelling and inflammation under the knee cap and along the patellar tendon.

Hoffa's Syndrome is a condition in which the infrapatellar fat pad either suffers a contusion or an injury, resulting in damage and swelling. This can lead to the Hoffa's pad becoming trapped between the femur and the patella every time the leg is extended.

Fat pad impingement can also occur if the fat pad is pinched when the leg turns inward abnormally while running. The risk of this happening increases if you have instability in your knees or hips which can be a result of other conditions such as Achilles injuries. When favouring a sore Achilles tendon in one foot, you begin to use improper mechanics to walk or run and this can lead to unbalanced loads and over straining one of your knees and/or hips.

Because straightening the leg will cause the fat pad to become trapped, it is being re-injured constantly and can lead to a significant recovery time if not treated quickly and correctly.

Hoffa's Syndrome Causes

Hoffa's Syndrome (fat pad impingement) can be caused by the fat pad pinching between the patella (knee cap) and the femur following a blow during contact sports.
  • People participating in activities or sports where a blow to the knee is possible such as football, rugby, soccer, and hockey.
  • If you have suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury the stability of your knee decreases leaving the infrapatellar fat pad more prone to being pinched.
  • Runners with excessive pronation (also known as flat feet) or weak hips may experience quick leg turns inward while the knee cap (patella) remains behind, causing the fat pad to be pinched.
  • People who have Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome.
  • Anyone who has a history of hyperextension in the knee

Fat Pad Impingement Symptoms

  • Pain, inflammation, and swelling at the front of the knee cap and along the sides of the patellar tendon.
  • Increased pain when the knee is extended.
  • Standing for long periods on hyperextended knees will increase the pain.
  • Squatting or using stairs will often make the pain worse.

Hoffa's Syndrome Test

Your doctor or health care professional will examine your knee to determine if you have Hoffa's Syndrome (fat pad impingement). He/she will ask you to lie down with a bent knee. You then slowly straighten your leg while the doctor presses his or her fingers below the knee cap (patella), on either side of the patellar tendon. Any pain or hesitation when straightening the leg is considered a positive test for Hoffa's Syndrome.

Treating Knee Pain - What You Can Do!

Allowing your knee to rest is always recommended when you are suffering from fat pad impingement. Avoid activities that may have caused the injury or irritation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. It is difficult to rest your knee completely as you have to get on with your daily activities.

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Fortunately, there are healing tools that can help treat your pinched fat pad and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) will treat scar tissue and promote blood flow to heal your knee faster and more completely than any other methods available. BFST® is best achieved through use of the Inferno Wrap®.

Cold Compression Therapy

Using cold compression immediately following an injury reduces pain, swelling, and tissue damage that occurs when you have Hoffa's Syndrome (fat pad impingement).

Cold Compression Freezie Wrap Therapy reduces the pain, inflammation and swelling of Hoffa's Syndrome (fat pad impingement).

The Knee Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your knee in an effective and convenient way to rid yourself of the pain of Hoffa's Syndrome at the front of your knee.

Cold Compression Therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the damaged area. This is important because once blood vessels are damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood to the infrapatellar fat pad and patella tendon and tissue cells begin to break-down.

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The deep cold provided by the Knee Freezie Wrap® slows cell function thereby reducing cellular break-down. Furthermore, because the cold wrap serve to numb the nerves, the wrap also reduces pain! The Knee Freezie Wrap® uses a deep cold gel pack with a medical-grade neoprene compression cover to keep the ice off the skin preventing cryoburn and surrounding your knee cap with soothing cold.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Knee Inferno Wrap speeds healing soft tissue patella Hoffa's Syndrome.

After the inflammation and swelling behind your knee cap and around your patellar tendon is gone, you can begin to treat your entire knee with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your knee to nourish your fat pad, meniscal cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles to speed healing.

By treating yourself with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy you can increase your body's blood supply to the knee and your body's natural healing power. In addition, the fresh blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from the tissue damage of Hoffa's Syndrome leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Knee Inferno Wrap® provides the most effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

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During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your knee until your pain and inflammation settle. Taking the time to care for your knee properly will have your knee back to normal faster and allow you to get back to the activities you enjoy.

With these 3 easy therapies you will notice incredible results in your knee. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

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


 
 
 


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