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Dear MendMeShop,

My husband, who is in his 50's was feeling pain in his Achilles on one foot. He kept walking on it till it became inflamed and impossible to walk on. My husband sought out help from our Chiropractor, the treatments were very expensive and he could only get one a day. He couldn't walk on it at all. Just moving any part of his body caused him great pain. Going to see anyone would prove unworkable. I couldn't get him in the car as he could not even move his leg. I researched Achilles tendon injury on line. I found an article about the Inferno Wrap. The cost would be far less than trips to the Doctor. It was only a matter of days before he was able to get out of bed once we started the treatments as recommended. It was a week and he was off the crutches. He was able to get back to work after three weeks. He still uses the inferno boot when his Achilles feels sore. I am very grateful for your products and highly recommend them.

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Nikki Page


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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.

 

Dear MendMeShop,

First I have a bad knee with arthritis and loss of cartilage. Over a year ago I was advised by my doctor to get a knee replacement. I am 70 years old using a arthritis drug, it is not effective as it once was, so I have been getting special shots in my knee, This combination brought my pain level down quite a bit. But I was looking for more because I didn’t want a knee replacement yet. I found you add on the internet for the Freezie and Inferno Wraps. I bought both. When my knee swells from too much activity I use freeze to help bring down the swelling. The freeze really works great and relieves the pain. On a Daily basis when I get up, I use the Inferno Wrap and I immediately can become active for most normal activities for the day without pain, unless I overdo then I do the Freezie. I also use the heat at night when I go to bed which relieves any pain I might have then. I have since bought an Inferno knee wrap for my wife and she says it is the best thing she has ever used to comfort her bad knees. Both her knees are bad with arthritis, and she is wanting another one so she can do both knees at the same time. I also have a lower back that for years was either causing spasms in either side when I would overdo activities, I bought the back Inferno after having such great success with it, each morning I lay it on the bed and lie on it for 20 min before I start my Daily activities. As long as I do this every day I have not had back problems. If I go for a few days without it, my back will start to tighten up again. I then lie on it for relief. One time my back went out completely when not using it and instead of the 2 weeks to get back in shape it only took a few days while using the Inferno. I now use it every morning and night and my back has not went out for some time. My only concern is now my wife is using it so we have to fight for it. Soon we will have to get her one. I am very active in sports and daily activities that require lot of stress on body parts, and as you get older, these body parts don’t work as good as they used to and causes pain. So any help I can get I will go for it. I have also used these wraps on leg muscle cramps for very fast relief and for stiff necks. Anywhere I get a pain I try to wrap one of these Inferno Wrap around it for relief. Great Product!

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Dwain Hawn


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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

The ITB (also called the iliotibial band or iliotibilal tract) is a thick, fibrous tendon that runs along the outside of each leg. These bands run from the iliac (crest of the pelvis), over the greater trochanter at the side of the hip, down the leg, and inserts on the outside of the knee at the top of the tibia (tibial tubercle). Each ITB works with the thigh muscles during flexion and extension of the knee to slow you down when running and helps provide stability to the knee joints.

Iliotibial band syndrome causes pain near the knee and side of the hip.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common condition in athletes, especially runners and cyclists, and occurs when the IT band becomes irritated, inflamed and tight. Excessive rubbing of the IT band over the tibial tubercle (bony prominence at the outside of the knee) is a common cause of the irritation that leads to inflammation, tightness and pain. In addition to knee pain, soreness in the hip may also occur.

The initial pain of ITBS is cause by tightness, irritation, and inflammation in the IT band. Once inflammation in the IT band is reduced and healing begins, scar tissue starts to develop on the iliotibial tract. This scar tissue is tough and inflexible and it stops the muscles attached to the IT band from moving smoothly. This causes further pain at the knee and the tightness is usually felt in the hip (at the top of the iliotibial tract) and down the leg to the knee.

Symptoms of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Symptoms of ITBS in runners usually begin with pain developing during a run which subsides shortly after the run finishes. Pain continues to appear with every run eventually progressing to more constant pain while walking or going up or down stairs.

  • Pain at the lateral (outside) knee
  • Swelling over the knee
  • Knee pain, possibly accompanied by hip pain
  • Stiffness running down the side of the thigh

Risks of ITBS

The risk of iliotibial band syndrome can increase with any condition or activity that may cause excessive rubbing of the ITB, such as:

  • Increasing training distance or intensity to quickly
  • Performing squats while lifting weights
  • Poor form when biking (i.e. incorrect cleat position, saddle height or positioning from bars)
  • Improper shoe fit when running
  • Running on a slanted surface or downhill
  • Muscle imbalances (i.e. weak hip abductor, quads more developed than hamstrings)
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor foot structure (flat feet, pronation), an awkward gait (i.e. bow-legged, knock knees), or abnormal leg lengths
  • Playing court sports with frequent lateral movement (i.e. tennis, handball)

Tests for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Your doctor will do a physical examination which may include range of motion tests. He or she may arrange x-rays and/or an MRI. An x-ray will rule out calcification or bone spurs in the area. An MRI can identify the inflammation or damaged IT band. It can also determine if there is any other damage in the soft tissue neighbouring the iliotibial tract.

Treating Your IT Band Syndrome (ITBS)

With any knee injury, resting it to prevent further irriation and injury is recommended.

Initial treatment of iliotibial band syndrome should focus on resting your leg and reducing the inflammation to help relieve pain. Do not train through the pain. It may be necessary to stop training for a week or two.

But treating your iliotibial tract with a Freezie Wrap® cold compression wrap and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will reduce the pain and inflammation so you can get back to training sooner. However, once the pain is gone it does not mean you are healed. You must get rid of the scar tissue to correct the problem and frequent BFST® treatments at home via the Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® is the best way to do it!

When your IT band becomes inflamed and sore during a run, treat it immediately with cold compression therapy. Cold compression therapy is the safe and natural way to control pain and swelling while minimizing tissue damage. But more importantly, boost your body's rate of healing and treat the scar tissue on your IT band by using BFST® Therapy. Treating this scar tissue is the only way to get rid of iliotibial band syndrome and prevent it from popping up again.

Reducing scar tissue is the most important step in treating ITBS. It will improve elasticity in your IT band, allowing your muscles to glide smoothly once again to prevent further inflammation.

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Complete your IT band treatments with blood flow stimulation therapy, or BFST®. It is the most natural way to speed healing of your damaged iliotibial tendon and surrounding tissue. BFST® enhances your body's own healing process by simply increasing the amount of blood that flows to your outer leg and knee to improve the health of your tissue by delivering an abundance of nutrients to the area.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

To decrease inflammation and swelling and relieve the pain of ITBS, doctor's recommend cold compression therapy. Frequent, cold compression treatments within the first 72 hours of the iliotibial tendon becoming inflamed is an effective way to relieve pain and swelling while limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue. In addition, cold compression therapy can reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that can be harmful to your body.

The Knee Freezie Wrap<sup>®</sup> treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by ITBS while reducing tissue damage.

The Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need to treat your IT band in an effective and convenient way. It is so versatile you can also use it to treat any pain you may be experiencing in your back, knee or legs.

The Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs. This gives you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn. The medical-grade wrap delivers cold right where you need it.

Cold compression therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygen and nutrients to your iliotibial tract and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy, cellular break-down and tissue damage continues because the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive.

By limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue, you limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your IT band faster and with less pain!

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Once the inflammation in your IT band has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening your knee, hip, leg and surrounding tissue is recommended. Using blood flow stimulation therapy will speed your recovery and heal your iliotibial tract more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After severe inflammation and swelling is reduced you can begin to treat your IT band with blood flow stimulation therapy. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your iliotibial tract to nourish and speed healing.

The Knee Inferno Wrap® speeds the healing of soft tissue in the knee.

When you stop moving your knee because it hurts the blood flow is reduced, limiting your body's natural ability to heal itself.

By treating your knee and IT band with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the IT band and increase your body's natural healing power.

An Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need to treat your sore IT band because it speeds healing and relaxes the surrounding muscles. With BFST®, tissues are safely and gently stimulated. Your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the area, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue cells to promote healing. The Leg/Arm Inferno Wrap® from MendMeShop® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

In addition, the improved blood flow helps reduce the risk of atrophy in your muscles. When you stop moving your leg and knee due to pain, your muscles and other tissue can become weaker and dead cells and toxins in the area can cause further tissue deterioration - this can lead to atrophy in your quadriceps, hamstrings and other leg muscles. The Leg/Arm Inferno Wrap® is an amazing healing tools that can be used to treat your entire body.

By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your IT band and leg muscles, the risk of atrophy (muscle weakness and/or deterioration) is greatly reduced. Keeping your upper leg and knee joint tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve leg strength again once your pain has gone and your IT band has healed.

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With these 3 easy therapies, cold compression, BFST® and the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device, you will notice significantly reduced pain, faster healing, and an incredible improvement in the range of motion of your knee.

If you are experiencing knee pain, it is recommended that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis as there are many injuries and conditions that could be the cause of your pain. An MRI will help your doctor determine what damage has been done, the proper treatments, whether surgery is necessary, and which procedure will be performed. Speak to your doctor before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.

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During your recovery, you may have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your knee until your pain and inflammation settle, and you gain more mobility and strength in your joint. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

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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. This means our products are of very high quality, made from biocompatible materials.


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


Our products are currently in use by NFL players, PGA tour golfers, senators, kings (yes, royalty), elite marathon runners, martial arts academies, hollywood actors and actresses, professional trainers, european football players, rugby players and people all over the world with soft tissue injuries just like you.

 


Dear MendMeShop,

Hello April, thank you for your follow up email. I recently purchased the inferno wrap July 5th 2012 and I am using it diligently, I have seen positive results already in just a few weeks. I no longer need to walk with a cane. I would like to thank MendMeShop ever so much for giving back me my life. I will continue to use the inferno wrap and I have spread the good word to all my friends on how MendMeShop product has helped me. Thank you again, Olga

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Olga Cesario


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