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Dear MendMeShop,

I recently went to a Rheumatologist and was diagnosed with DeQuervains tenosynovitis. I was tested and treated with a cortizone shot, pain medication and was told to continue using the brace I bought previous to the visit. The shot may have lasted all of 4 hours. I went online to research the condition and treatment. I ordered the Wrist Inferno Wrap immediately after reading the reviews and what it could do for the pain I was experiencing. To my surprise this wrap starting working within a couple of days. I could not believe it! Although this treatment indicates it would take atleast 4 to 6 weeks, I am experiencing relief already. The nodule beneath my thumb where I was experiencing the spasms has disappeared. THIS PRODUCT really works. I am so greatful to you and endorse this product 100%. I am hoping to be completely healed with continued use soon. Thank you so much for creating a product that TRULY WORKS. I use as recommended 3 times a day including in the office. I rate this product as EXCELLENT!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pamela Henry

 

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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!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Dwain Hawn

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am a very active individual. If I am not running or lifting weights you can usually find me doing various outdoor and home improvement projects. That is why when I recently started experiencing pain in my shoulder, upper arm and forearm I concluded that I had aggravated an old rotator cuff injury. Initially I ignored the discomfort, thinking that that would make it magically disappear but, to my disappointment the pain only continued to get worse. After a couple of months of I pain, I decided to do something for myself. I tried stretching exercises, massage, the heating pad and ibprofen but nothing seemed to be helping. That's when I went online and found the Mend Me Shop and the inferno wrap for the shoulder seemed like a good way to wrap the heat around the immediate area that needed treating. When I picked up the package from the post office I was anxious to get started. I was so pleased that after only three days of using the products, I was feeling relief. It's only been a little over a week since I started treatments and I can say that I can once again imagine living without the that constant pain. Thanks so much for the relief !!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Theresa Zimmerman

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I ordered an Achilles/Ankle “Inferno Wrap” and a Back/Hip “Inferno Wrap” which arrived within 48 HOURS. These wonderful products produced remarkable results from their very first application! Day One: Initial Treatment @ 9:00 AM on the Low Setting for 20 minutes Second Treatment (same day) @ 12:00 NOON for 20 minutes Third Treatment (same day) @ 3:00 PM for 20 minutes Fourth Treatment (same day) @ BEDTIME for 20 minutes “Rinse & Repeat” every day now… My range of movement and the reduction of discomfort in my Achilles Tendons improved by at least 90% IMMEDIATELY. As for my chronic lower-back trouble that is the long-term result of a “minor exercising mishap” 45 years ago, which randomly flares up on a regular basis.. I am now enjoying Instant Relief thanks to the application of my Back Inferno Wrap whenever I experience any episode of neuro-muscular discomfort !!! I’ll keep you posted as time goes by, but I wanted to say right away, “THANK YOU so much for everything”!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Candi Campbell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have nothing but good to say about the Inferno Wrap. I am continuing to use it daily. My shoulder is better than I imagined it could be in the amount of time I have been using it. Sometimes I go for days with no pain and when it does come back, it is no where near the intensity it was before the Inferno Wrap. Thank you so much for tracking my progress. A very happy customer, Louise Schiotis

Rating: Five Star Rating

Louise Schiotis

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am out there shooting the best scores of the season. I hurt my wrist, put you wrist Inferno wrap and the next marking period, 2 weeks, I was back to a 6 handicapper vs the 9 handicapper I was when I was hurt. I lent it to my director of golf that jammed his wrist. He was in serious pain. I gave him my wrist Inferno and in one day he was back to being a scratch golfer. It's the best therapy and the only one I WILL use from now on. I also have the shoulder Inferno. I had issues and guess what? No more issues! No surgery that was recommended to me because of you guys, period, like we say in NY. Awesome product thank you.

Rating: Five Star Rating

John Amicucci

 


More Tendon Facts:

Inferno Wrap treatments can speed tendonitis recovery significantly.


A fully ruptured Tendon REQUIRES surgery. It will not heal on its own.


Except for a fully ruptured tendon, Tendonitis can almost always be cured without surgery.


Left untreated, tendonitis can be extremely debilitating and lead to life long complications.


Continually using your Tendon while it is injured will lead to a worse injury.


To Heal as fast as possible:

Rest
Use a Good Cold Compression Wrap
Get BFST Therapy Treatments
Treat the Injury Well Beyond the Point When the Pain Disappears

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have used the Hip inferno device for 9 days now. The results so far are great. I have bursitis and have been getting injections which were helping less and less. With your product, the pain has lessened dramatically. The swelling has gone down as well as the tingling and the numbness in my hip. This is remarkable and welcomed relief as I have a vacation planned in 2 weeks and now I can't wait. You spoke to me on the phone about a back product as I have chronic back pain from an L5-S1 Spondylolithesis. I can't remember which but if you can suggest it again I would like to try it. Again Thanks for your concern and your product. It has certainly increased the "Quality of my Life" already. Regards Steve

Rating: Five Star Rating

Steve Jennings

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you for spending time answering my questions and concerns on the Knee Inferno Wrap and wrist products and how to use them. I appreciate that, and I am impressed with your company's personal availability to personally talk with customers. In a fast pace, seemingly no care, 'all out for my benefit' mentality in our society it is refreshing to know I can go on-line and there are people doing business who do care for their product and the people buying them.
I went on-line to find help in treating my very painful meniscus and other issues Arthroscopic surgery on my right knee, that were more severe that my left knee issues had been, so I could find help in speeding up my recovery and get back on my feet again. Having had the same surgery on my left knee only 6 months prior, I was not able to recover as fast as my left knee had not yet fully recovered enough to take the full load of both knees. The Dr. said nothing about recovery only that I could not even put toe weight on my right knee for 4 weeks. So, with my left knee still in recovery this made life extremely difficult. So much so, I had to go to a wheel chair so I would not ruin either of my knees or my back which is suffering from degenerative discs. My knee issues stem from aging and over-use over the years. They are just wearing out.
I am an active person and was not going to consign myself to a wheel chair for the rest of my life. I had no access to physical therapy treatments in my personal situation. So, I took the bull by the horns and got busy finding out what I could do to help myself recover faster and get back in action physically. And I found your company.
I started my personal quest on Internet, which is all I was able to do physically at the time, and found your company, MendMeShop.com. I read all your info and was impressed with what I read and felt comfortable that you were genuine and were out to help me fully recover. The fully guaranteed refund was a plus to me so that I would not spend a lot lf money for something that I would be stuck with and as well did me no good.
You also had a personal way to contact your company to discuss any concerns I might have in using it. You also had expedited mailing so that I could have your product in a few days so I could get started in my recovery. I was willing to pay the extra mailing cost to get the product faster. You really came through on your end and I had my Inferno Knee Wrap in just a few days. That really firmed up to me that you back up your claims about your product and that you truly cared about me and so I could get onto faster recovery sooner.
After receiving the Inferno Knee Wrap, I was having personal issues in how often to use the Knee Wrap and so I called you to help me with this. I felt that the knee wrap was helping me, but I was finding that I could not use it to the fullest degree the instructions mentioned. You helped me and told me to call you back. From your recommendations, I started experimenting on my own to see what would work for me and I found a workable solution for me personally. Each person is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. So, I recommend not giving up and returning this product until you find what works for you.
Because my knee issues are so severe, it will take longer than I want it to, but I am plugging away and using the Inferno Knee Wrap along with stationery bike exercise and I am seeing progress each day.
Thank you for being there when I needed help in recovery of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. I appreciate you and your company.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Betsy Fritcha

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have to admit, I fully expected to be returning my order. (inferno wrap, freezie wrap) I told my wife "this is a lot of money and if doesn't work I'm sending it back", "I've got 60 days". Well after about 9 days of (2) treatments per day my severe case of Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is almost pain free. I tried wearing the over the counter tendon support brace with absolutely no results. My elbow pain was so bad I couldn't sleep at night and just knew I was going to have to see a doctor. Then I found your website. I was very impressed with the quality of your wraps, very thick and made form high quality materials. I guess the old adage "you get what you pay for" speaks volumes here. I'm completely sold on your products and won't be returning anything!!! Thank you for helping heal my tennis elbow and I've already told many of my friends about your web site. 100% satisfied Cameron Caldwell from Meriden, KS.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Cameron Caldwell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I can tell you I have already seen the difference and good effect, and i only used them (Back/Hip Inferno and Leg/Arm Inferno Wraps) for one week. Big test was Saturday when I went to cut my grass and after had no pain in my leg. I am glad I found you on the internet and it made sense to me to try it.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Maria Vracic

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have nothing but good to say about the Inferno Wrap. I am continuing to use it daily. My shoulder is better than I imagined it could be in the amount of time I have been using it. Sometimes I go for days with no pain and when it does come back, it is no where near the intensity it was before the Inferno Wrap. Thank you so much for tracking my progress. A very happy customer, Louise Schiotis

Rating: Five Star Rating

Louise Schiotis

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Over the past eight months I have been suffering from shoulder and arm pain. I just kept thinking that the pain would go away on its own. When I reached the point where I was unable to raise my arm over my head without assistance and forget about putting my arm behind my back. I decided that a trip to the doctor was due. She ruled out that I had an injury to the Rotator Cuff itself and determined that I had a soft tissue injury. Due to repetitive movement and heavy lifting. She suggested that I try physical therapy. With my work schedule and family obligations I knew that was going to be very difficult and I wanted something that I could fit into my schedule. So I began doing research on the internet for alternative treatments and exercises. That's when I found your product on the internet. I was somewhat skeptical as to rather it would perform as stated, but decided to give it a try. It was stated that it could take up to three weeks to feel results. BUT I am here to say that for myself it has done better. I have been using the Freezie Wrap for a week and have already felt some improvement. I can now raise my arm to just about shoulder height unassisted, and can now almost get my finger tips back behind my back. I make a point of using Freeze Wrap as soon as I get home from work to relieve the stress to my muscles from work and to keep the inflammation down. Now that I have gotten some of the inflammation gone I intend to incorporate the Inferno Wrap treatment to my regiment to just before going bed to aid the healing process and aid in a better night's sleep.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Nancy Jensen

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Two years ago, after returning to the gym for the first time in over a decade, I developed intense lower back pain which radiated into my left hip and leg. I also developed snapping hip syndrome. After many expensive visits to a chiropractor and physical therapist, I gained some relief, but still experienced constant low level pain in the injured areas with episodes of intense debilitating pain which interfered with my sleep and work. After searching online for alternative and cost effective self treatment methods, I discovered your website and purchased your Back/Hip Inferno Wrap and Back/Hip Freezie Wrap. Within a short period of time of using these products, I noticed a huge reduction in pain. Two months later, the pain is barely noticeable, the snapping hip syndrome is an unpleasant memory and I feel that significant long term healing of chronic injuries is taking place. I absolutely LOVE your products, and enthusiastically recommend them to everyone I meet who is experiencing similar pain issues. Kudos to Paul and everyone in your customer service department which is beyond compare in terms of knowledge, promptness and genuine concern for your customers!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Stephen Williams

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I ordered this wrap after finding out I have a Calcium deposit in my shoulder which has turned to Tendinitis. The Freezie wrap is awesome and instantly takes the pain away. The only thing negative I can say is if you are right at a 40 size chest order the SM/LG (under 40'). I am in the process of exchanging sizes because I ordered the LG/XL (40'-48') and the wrap is bulky and very big. I am right on the cute off for 40' and went bigger when I first ordered and should have ordered the small.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Melissa Rich

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the Freeze Wraps to reduce the inflammation, for which they worked great. Last week was the first time I tried the Infernowrap on my right knee and it seems to help just from one treatment. I plan to use it every night when I get back from work. I used the knee Inferno wrap again last night and put it on the medium power and it's helping tremendously. I'm able to bend my knee better and walk with more stability without leaning too much on my left knee to compensate for the injured knee.

Rating: Five Star Rating

A Hattar

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Just want to let you know that I've had a chance to use the Freeze Wrap. I fell down on my tail bone and injured it slightly. I put the Freeze Wrap on my behind every night while watching TV, and it seems to help it a lot. I alternate between the 2 ice packs, keeping one in the freezer at all times. Thought you might be interested in this for the follow-up of your products. Will recommend your products highly to anyone interested. Sincerely, Irene

Rating: Five Star Rating

Irene Tom

 

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Advanced Treatments for
Plantar Plate Tears

How to Use Superior Home Treatments to
Heal & Relieve Pain from Plantar Plate Injuries!

You might be suffering from Plantar Plate Tears if:

  • You have sharp pain right under your second toe, in the ball of your foot.
  • You feel a burning pain that shoots into the affected toe when walking or running.
  • Your toe may appear to be out of alignment with the other toes.
  • You have swelling and redness on the top of your foot.
  • You may feel as if you are 'walking on the bones of your foot'.

If you suffer from pain under your toe you might have plantar plate tear

If any of those statements are true for you or you're suffering from on-going pain under your toe(s) or at the front of your foot then you might have a "Plantar Plate Tear". It's an injury that's not commonly heard of - people are more likely to understand that they might have plantar fasciitis, tendonitis or some other injury in their foot.

Many people don't know that a plantar plate tear is a very real injury affecting the soft tissue and bone(s) in your toes. It can happen to anyone who regularly puts a lot of pressure on the front of their foot.

Plantar Plate Tears is one of those injuries that can really bring down the quality of your life. Anyone - young or old - can suffer from this injury, and if you're active this condition will keep you from doing the things you love to do. It will even start interrupting any of your normal daily tasks and make living life harder than it really needs to be.

how did I tear my plantar plate?

Fortunately for you, professional athletes have had access to state of the art treatment therapies for years that allow them to heal more quickly and completely than you or I. This is why athletes that have a serious plantar plate tear can often get back in the game in a matter of weeks while you could suffer for months or even years (in chronic cases).

With some breakthrough products we have engineered, professional treatment is now available to anyone who needs it.

Plantar Plate tears can happen to anyone, not just professional athletes. Right now, there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to treat their plantar plate tears fast and heal it (where possible). If you want to be proactive about properly addressing your plantar plate tear, speak to your doctor about adding to your treatment with AidYourTendon's system utilizing BFST® and ColdCure Technology®.

The AidYourTendon therapeutic at-home healing system gives you:

  • Products that are approved by the FDA for use in the hospital or at home.
  • quick get plantar plate pain under control with a Freezie wrap
  • A cold compression Freezie Wrap® that relieves pain, inflammation and swelling fast with consistent cold temperatures that WON'T reach temperatures so low that it causes cryoburn (like ice or blue gel packs full of antifreeze and chemicals).
  • Food-grade, non-toxic gel packs that can be chilled in the fridge or freezer.
  • An Inferno Wrap® with deeply penetrating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy into the bottom of your toes around your plantar plate (unlike other methods that just heat your skin - like hot water bottles, hot baths, etc.)
  • Medical-grade, soft, plush, neoprene wraps that meet ISO 10993 bio-compatibility testing - providing the safest product for cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy treatment.


Trying to Treat Plantar Plate Tears?
We Have Answers that can Help...



The goal of this website is to give people hope that there are medically proven conservative treatments available for plantar plate tears or post surgery recovery. There is a lot of conflicting information posted online and we make it a priority to separate the fact from fiction.

We're available to take your call 7 days a week - Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 9:00pm (EST) plus Saturday & Sunday between 11:00am and 6:00pm (EST).

We can offer many suggestions that could personally help you - right from the comfort of your own home. If you would like to discuss options with one of our trained AidYourTendon Advisers, we welcome you to call our office toll-free at 1-866-237-9608, or Internationally at +1-705-445-3505.

There is no cost or obligation to this service.


We all want to begin healing as quickly as possible and with the right information, it can happen sooner than you think (it has for thousands of others who took the time to contact us).

You can be assured we will do our best to answer any question or concern you have. Living with a plantar plate tear injury is never easy and we can help to provide answers about prevention, causes, treatment options, and ways to manage your injury for the short and long term.

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What are Plantar Plate Tears?


Painful plantar plate tears are treated best with cold compression and blood flow stimulation therapy

Your foot is a complex area of the body, it's small compared to the rest of your body but it's packed full of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones. Each toe in your foot has a small fibrous band of tissue called a ligament that connects the foot bones to the toe bones. The plantar plate(s) are a special type of ligament that is super strong and flexible. These plantar plates' job is to help pull your toes down toward to the floor. The plate helps stabilize your toe from shifting side-to-side and maintains the toe in its correct position. Each foot contains four of these plantar plates, one for each toe except the big toe, which does not have a plantar ligament plate.


What are the symptoms of a Plantar Plate Tear


Where you feel plantar plate pain in your foot.

If you're suffering with plantar plate tears you may feel as if you're 'walking on the bones of your foot'. You could have pain beneath your 2nd (this is the most common area of pain), 3rd or 4th toes that gets worse with walking, jumping or running. You may have felt a tearing sensation when the injury originally happened. The toe could have dislocated and 'popped' back into place.

If you're suffering with a lot of pain you may develop a limp to avoid the pain and placing any weight on your foot. You may also notice swelling and redness on the top of you foot. If your plantar plate injury is severe you may have had bruising near or over the affected toe. If left untreated, your foot/toe will develop a toe deformity called 'hammer toe'.


What Causes of Plantar Plate Tears?


Excessive upward motion on your toes can damage your plantar plate.

Acute injury: Plantar plate injury can come from:

  • A sudden and excessive upward motion of the toe.
  • Pushing too hard on your toes from a standing position to a run.
  • Standing on your tiptoes and pushing upwards on your weight.
  • Walking too much.


Chronic injury: This type of plantar plate injury has developed over time. The ligament suffers from micro-tears in the tissue and is stretched out. You may have had a sudden acute injury at first but left untreated and undiagnosed it has not healed and turned 'chronic'. The most common cause of chronic plantar plate tears is when your feet over-pronate or roll inward. It's very common for middle aged women to experience plantar plate tears as the foot is rolling inward when they walk. Over time a chronic injury may lead to a severely deformed toe that is locked out of normal position.


An untreated Plantar Plate Injury
Can Lead to a Secondary Injury or Foot / Toe Deformity

 


What's Overcompensation Pain?


overcompensation pain because of a plantar plate pain is an uphill battle

Long-term changes in your gait (the way you walk) - like shuffling or limping to reduce pain around your toes, can impact other areas of your body and possibly result in something called 'overcompensation pain'.

Everything in the human body is connected. A plantar plate injury can lead to other injuries over time if not treated properly. You might start limping or shuffling because of your injured foot and place more weight on your opposite, healthy foot. Limping your way around for a long period of time may lead to pain in the heel of your foot, knee, hip or lower back on your injured side because you are mis-aligning your entire leg. The goal is to prevent secondary injuries while letting your toes heal. If you are changing the way you walk - try keeping your foot straight and off to the side to compensate for the injury.

Any injury left untreated can lead to overcompensation pain. Dealing with the injury quickly and healing completely should be your main focus. Plantar plate healing takes time... You can speed up your body's natural healing with very simple steps - like using cold compression, rest and blood flow stimulation therapy.


How Do I Diagnose a Plantar Plate Tear?


plantar plate rupture Xray

It's important to find out what's wrong with your foot. Plantar plate injuries are often misdiagnosed as they are similar to some other injuries that affect the foot. This is very true for those who are very active or enjoy running sports. When seeing your doctor they will discuss your medical history and examine your foot, heel and ankle for any deformities or inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, pain). They will also look at your flexibility, stability, and gait (the way you walk). Occasionally an x-ray of your foot will help rule out Metatarsal (toe) Stress Fractures. An MRI can be used to provide a complete and accurate diagnosis of any injury to the soft tissue (ligaments) in your toes. In some cases the doctor will request blood tests to rule out diseases or infections.


Do You Really have a Plantar Plate Tear?

Our feet are some of the most complicated joints in our bodies with 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments (reference: 1).

Toe pain can come from injuries to the soft tissue in the foot or to one of the many tiny small bones, some of the more common injuries being:

  • Foot bursitis - Bursitis can occur in the toe joints, the side of the foot, the heel and around the ankle. As we walk, run or jump, the ground surface and the shoes we wear play an important role in how much trauma our feet experience. Every step can cause a small amount of damage to a particular area in the foot which can increase the risk of bursitis.
    foot or toe bursitis can be the cause of foot pain
  • Morton's neuroma - This condition usually causes burning pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate into the toes. The pain generally intensifies with activity or wearing shoes. You may sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot. You may also have numbness in the toes. Neuroma is often the misdiagnosis of plantar plate tears the two conditions have similar symptoms.
  • Metatarsalgia - This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that area between your arch and the toes. Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation of the bone covering and surrounding tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.
  • Sesamoiditis - The big toe has two very tiny bones embedded in tendon tissue in the ball of the foot. Any type of injury to the tendon tissue can cause irritation in and around the sesamoid bones. This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that big toe. Sesamoiditis is a common overuse injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - Pain associated with plantar fasciitis normally starts as a dull ache and then progresses to a sharp, knife-like pain or constant throbbing feeling that is worse when you put weight on your foot. The most tender areas tend to be in the center of your heel and along the inside and bottom of your foot towards your toes, where your heel and arch meet.
  • Turf toe - This can happen when the big toe joint is pushed beyond its' normal range (backwards or downwards). A 'pop' is felt at the moment the injury happens followed by sharp immediate pain. Symptoms include swelling in the foot, the entire big toe joint is affected and limits the motion in the toe.
  • Pre-dislocation syndrome, crossover toe deformity and floating toe syndrome are terms related to a plantar plate tear or sprain.

 


How Do I Cure Plantar Plate Tear? -
What You Can Do!

We Have Advanced Treatment Tools to Help You
Speed Up Healing of Your Plantar Plate Tear!

First your doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.

The good news is that most plantar plate tears will heal with simple home conservative treatments and surgery is often not needed!

It's generally understood by doctors and surgeons, that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into the foot. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring physical therapy and conservative treatment options post-surgery. When it comes to a plantar plate tear, rupture, and bone fractures there's only a few surgical options for treatment - sutures are used to repair the torn tissue. This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort for chronic plantar plate injuries, complete rupture or a fractured metatarsal bone that won't heal with conservative treatment methods.

Some conservative treatment methods recommended include:

  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without proper rest you're at risk for increased pain and inflammation. You can even end up causing more damage to the already weakened tissue. This can make your plantar plate injury even worse and turn an acute injury into a chronic one.
  • Avoid Activities that Caused Your Injury - While resting your foot it's also important to avoid all activities that may have caused your plantar plate tear (especially any repetitive toe or foot movement). Continuing on with regular activities will not only make your injury worse, but limping / shuffling just to get by can also wind up giving you overcompensation pain in other areas of your body.
  • First your doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.
  • Apply Cold Compression - Immediate cold (using a Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap®) will help you to manage pain while getting rid of the pain and inflammation. Immediate pain relief and reduced inflammation can also relieve some of the pressure that's being placed on your toe and stop your injury from getting worse.
  • Use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy - After any inflammation and/or swelling has been reduced, you can use your own blood flow to maximize healing of damaged tissue and maintain healthy blood flow to your plantar plate. This will boost overall long-term healing of this injury.



Other Conservative Treatment Methods can be Risky

Cortisone (Corticosteroid) Injections

Cortisone injections can be harmful to tendonitis injuries

Some of the options your doctor may recommend include drugs or medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) to manage pain and inflammation. Alternative medications like cortisone injections are advised with caution for any type of tendon or ligament condition. This is because there is an increased risk of rupture of the plantar plate and other soft tissue in the toe following a cortisone injection.

Doctors won't give you a cortisone shot if it's at all possible that you have a fracture (acute or chronic) in your toe bone. If cortisone is used with even the slightest stress fracturing, the cortisone will make the injury worse by stopping the bone's natural healing process. Over time if left untreated, your plantar will reach a non-healing state and surgery will be more likely needed.

 


Foot support aids for plantar plate tears

A cushioned athletic shoe with a wide toe-box may relieve pressure on you plantar plate injury. Taping the toe down or taping the toe to the neighbouring toes may help the condition from worsening.

  • Wearing wide toe-box, cushioned athletic shoes gives your toes more room. Wearing a stiff-soled shoe like clogs or flat insoles that keep your toe straight, can help to reduce the pressure being placed on your plantar plate(s). For some people, a soft-soled shoe (like flip-flops) are even more comfortable and reduce the pain. If you've recently started wearing a new pair of shoes with a different type of arch support insole then this might even be the reason why you now have foot pain.
  • Orthotics should be custom-made to properly treat and relieve pain from your plantar plate injury.
  • Put Orthotics in Your Shoes - Use of any kind of orthotic or insert for added support in your shoe should always be done through the recommendation of your doctor. There are certain shapes of padded inserts / orthotics that are designed to relieve pressure on the plantar plate and keep your toes straight. You have to be careful with your choice of orthotics and may need to get some custom-made by your doctor because there's always a possibility that using the wrong orthotics will make your injury worse. Plantar metatarsal pad's may by be recommended by your doctor.
  • Tape Your Toe - You can try taping or strapping your toe in a flexed position (bent down) to reduce any pressure placed on your plantar plate injury. Tapping also adds a slight degree of support for the tissue.


Effective Conservative Treatment Options
are Available


If your doctor's decided that your plantar plate tear can be treated with conservative treatment, you can join our many customers who have had great success in treating themselves with the powerful, conservative treatment products we offer through AidYourTendon - the Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®.

If you need to have surgery, talk to your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery. You'll find them effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and minimizing the growth of scar tissue in your foot.






What if You Need Surgery?


Whether you need to have surgery and the type of surgery you'll have depends on the severity of your plantar plate tear. The longer you've waited to have surgery or try conservative treatment methods will also be a factor to decide if you need surgery.


Has it been weeks or months since the injury?

 

An acute (recent) case of plantar plate tear is usually treated with conservative treatment methods, like rest, minimizing activity, cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy as we mentioned before.

Doctors will explore every method of treatment before considering surgery for plantar plate tear.

Doctors and surgeons will always avoid surgery if possible because recovery from the surgery can be a lengthy process. Doctors always prefer minimally invasive treatments which is why they suggest conservative treatment first. Your doctor and surgeon know that a surgery will involve altering the structure of your foot, and so they will recommend treatment to avoid surgery at all costs.

Scar tissue will be problematic for long-term recovery after surgery.


As with any surgery there are risks to every procedure depending on a lot of factors, including your age, the severity of your injury and your level of health going into the procedure. It's always best to discuss all possible risks and complications with your doctor, orthopaedic specialist and/or surgeon before the procedure. It's important to be aware of the risks you may face with any procedure intended to fix or relieve pain from your plantar plate tear.


Plantar Plate tear Surgery


It's generally understood by doctors and surgeons, that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into the plantar plate tissue. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring physical therapy and conservative treatment options post-surgery. If not dealt with properly, your toe could end up in worse condition than before the surgery! This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort.

If you and your doctor have decided that your injury is in a state of un-healing and conservative treatments have not worked to correct your plantar plate tear. There are two types of surgical procedures available to repair your plantar plate.


Surgery for a Chronic Plantar Plate Tear/Injury


how will I walk after plantar plate surgery

Surgery involving a correction to your bone will be performed if you suffer from a chronic plantar plate injury that has resulted in your toe raising up off the floor or pulling away and crossing over your other toe(s). In extreme cases you may now have hammertoe that needs to be corrected surgically. Surgery to correct the toe requires a transfer of tendon tissue called a 'flexor to extensor tendon transfer'.

This plantar plate repair is done with sutures to re-position your toe and a tiny amount of bone is removed (removal of this bone is called a 'Weil Osteotomy'). The shortening of the toe allows the surgeon to gain access to the plantar plate and decreases tension and forefoot pressure post-operatively. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain at the bottom of your toe, re-align the toe and bring the toe back down toward the floor.

Use cold compression to reduce pain and swelling after plantar plate surgery

You may be fitted with a hard cast or a surgical shoe that you may have to wear for approximately 6 weeks. The amount of time you'll have to wear this cast depends on the amount of work the surgeon had to perform to fix your plantar plate and correct your toe. In most cases this is an 'out patient' surgery where you will arrive that morning and leave the same day as your surgery (no hospital stay is required).

During post-surgery recovery after care is very important in order to keep the toe in the proper position while healing. Depending on the type of that you have job you may need to take at least one week off (especially if extensive standing, walking, climbing, etc is involved). Consistent cold compression is important during early recovery to reduce swelling, inflammation and naturally treat any pain. Your surgeon will schedule a follow-up visit 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to check your toe and the incision site. You may have a temporary cast or bandage removed if you were originally placed in one right after surgery and begin wearing a more permanent, hard, surgical cast. Another method your doctor may use is tapping your toe to reduce pressure. If your toe is taped, this tape will need to stay on for about 6 weeks.

plantar plate exercise for healing plantar plate injury

Around the 2nd or 3rd week of recovery, your surgeon will have you begin stretching and exercising your toes. Exercises may include crunches by picking up a marble with your toes. Transitioning back into regular shoes usually happens around 6 weeks, but this depends on how well you're healing. At this point you may begin to walk more normally and become less flat-footed. Your regular check-ups with your surgeon and your overall healing progress will be the guide. It may take up to 12 weeks for you to return to other normal activities - like walking briskly or jogging.


New Plantar Plate Surgical Technique


New plantar plate surgical techniques use an incision on the top of the foot.

One of the new techniques of performing a plantar plate surgery involves the use of smaller tools and an incision site on the top of your foot. This new technique provides quicker recovery and less risk of postoperative problems than the traditional method we already mentioned. An incision at the top of the foot actually makes your recovery faster because it means you won't be stepping on your incision (in your cast or with the aid of crutches) while trying to recover.

You should always discuss the type of surgery your doctor plans to perform before you have your surgery. As with any surgery, there are many complications that can arise and so it's always important to discuss all possible complications with your surgeon to choose the correct path for your recovery.


Surgery isn't the end of your journey, it's merely the beginning long-term healing and recovery from your plantar plate injury.

 





Use These Conservative Treatment Methods to
Avoid Surgery & Speed Healing After Surgery!


If you think you're suffering from a plantar plate tear,

First your doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.
  • Usually conservative treatment methods are all that's needed to treat a plantar plate tear, surgery is only ever used if long-term conservative treatment methods don't work or if you've suffered from a plantar plate rupture, hammertoe or a deformity in your toes/foot. Conservative treatment options for plantar plate injury typically includes rest, icing of the injury, avoiding activities that cause or worsen the pain that you're feeling, wearing comfortable shoes that keep your toes straight and anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medication (reference: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
  • Second, if your doctor has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatment options, then you'll find that many of our customers have had great success treating themselves with our powerful conservative treatment products - the Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®.
  • Or, if surgical intervention is required, talk with your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery as you'll find them to be effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and reducing scar tissue growth.

No one is immune to plantar plate injury, you can easily reduce your risk of further injury with consistent conservative treatments

 

Step 1 - Reduce Pain & Swelling with Cold Compression

The 1st step for conservative treatment of your plantar plate injury is to reduce the swelling to "open up" the area for more blood flow. Anyone in the health-care business knows that your blood supplies the oxygen and much needed nutrients required to heal plantar plate injuries. This is why for years doctors, trainers and other medical professional have recommended RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to treat the pain and swelling of fresh injuries, chronic pain, and after any re-injury.

when you should cold or hot for a plantar plate injury

Although RICE can help to treat these symptoms, ice and freezer gel packs reach temperatures so low they can cause cryoburn, an ice burn on your skin. The problem is, up until now there hasn't been any other option to treat painful conditions and injuries, so ice and blue gel packs (full of antifreeze and chemicals) have been the only choice up until now.

Fortunately you no longer have to settle for these ice cold methods that are uncomfortably cold against your skin, provide short term relief, cause ice burns, numb your skin and underlying tissue beyond feeling so you don't even notice the ice burn until it's too late and pool around your injury putting the cold everywhere except for where you need it most.

The Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your foot in an effective and convenient way. Our Freezie Wraps® will wrap around your foot keeping the cold right under your plantar plate for the entire length of your treatment. Our food-grade, non-toxic gel packs can be chilled in the fridge or freezer to tailor the amount of cold that you need for your injury. It doesn't matter how you cool it down, because our gel packs are chock full of gel that's designed to cool down into millions of tiny snowflakes. This method of cooling means our gel packs aren't icy-cold and stay flexible even right out of the freezer! The cushioned gel will wrap around your foot and it won't budge for the entire treatment period. You'll no longer have to deal with annoying pooling around your foot or have to hold a hard block of ice on your injury!


Cold Compression Therapy slows nerve and cell function - reducing the swelling that blocks blood vessels from doing their job.

 

Use cold compression to reduce pain and swelling after plantar plate surgery

This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the tissue and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells don't get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your plantar plate, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal plantar plate injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your plantar plate foot pain right after it's hurt, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. Applying a Freezie Wrap® right away will stop the damage immediately and unblock your blood vessels to let your body's natural blood flow in to start healing the tissue.


Cold Compression Therapy = the Freezie Wrap®

 

It'll seem weird for you to read this, but there are a LOT of people out there that don't understand how fast cold compression with a Freezie Wrap® can get the swelling / inflammation around your toe under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start dealing with your toe injury and pain head on.


Use a Cold Compression Freezie Wrap®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling around your toes to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury of your toe.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your plantar plate has made your foot tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old plantar plate injury.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation in your plantar plate or around your toes.
  • Any other situation where you need to draw the pain and inflammation out of your foot.
 


Step 2 - Improve Circulation, Soften Scar Tissue & Prevent Re-Injury with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After the inflammation in your foot has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening your plantar plate tissue is recommended.

healing your plantar plate

Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®), will help with your recovery and heal your plantar plate injury more completely. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your soft tissue to nourish your plantar plate, improving elasticity and speeding the healing process. This increased Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy to your toes is greatly needed.

The only way to get BFST® is through use of an Inferno Wrap®. The Inferno Wrap® is the only treatment method that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. Other methods of warming / heating tissue (hot water bottles, hot baths, etc) will only ever increase blood flow on a surface / skin level. These methods need a LOT of time to even reach your soft tissue in your toe on a deep tissue level. And even if you were to use them this long your skin would heat up to an uncomfortable level and you might even get burned!

The best source of heat treatment is from a product where you don't even feel that much heat. When you don't feel the heat, it means the therapy is working in your deep soft tissue which is really where you need it. It's kind of like how your heart works in your body. You can't "feel" your heart pumping blood all around your body to your arms and legs. You can't even hear your own heartbeat without listening very closely. This is exactly how deep tissue BFST® works too! You're not supposed to "feel" a lot of heat because the heat isn't treating your skin, it's treating around your plantar plate increasing the blood flow right in your deep tissue.


  • When treating plantar plate or any soft tissue foot injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while your foot is immobile.
  • This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
  • The Inferno Wrap® is the most highly effective blood flow stimulation device that you will find on the market that is approved by the FDA for use in the home or hospital.
First your doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.

Our Inferno Wrap® is made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us! Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.

Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - bio-compatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product for heating treatment. Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!


Use a BFST® Inferno Wrap®:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your foot to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your tissues before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel the tissue in your foot has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced causing you more pain.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue in your injured toe.
  • Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your plantar plate to relax your soft tissue, relieve pain, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
 





Our Plantar Plate Therapy Formula
is Proven to Work!


It may seem hard to believe, but our Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your plantar plate injury by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain.

Here at AidYourTendon we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidYourTendon has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:

  • Guarantee #1 - Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, I encourage you to send back the items for a 100% refund.
  • guaranteed customer satisfaction
  • Guarantee #2 - You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product from us. AidYourTendon Advisors and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone 1.866.237.9608 or email to answer your questions or concerns.
  • Guarantee #3 - Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.
  • Guarantee #4 - All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
  • Guarantee #5 - You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by utilizing our products, and getting back to work sooner.

In our testing we discovered that our customers with larger feet need a different wrap to treat their plantar plate. This chart will provide you with correct wrap for your foot treatment:


Shoe Size (US)
Women 5 to 10 11+
Men 7 to 9 10+
Best Wrap for Full Treatment Coverage Plantar Inferno & Freezie Wraps Wrist Inferno & Freezie Wraps

Continue the healing process by resting your foot. Limit the activities that may be aggravate your plantar plate injury. Without proper rest and limitation on activities, being active as if your foot is healthy can lead to re-injury. We spend hours on our feet through simple daily routine, recreational activities, exercise, or participating in athletics. To get back to doing the things you love you need to give your body proper care and attention. Why risk having to limit or give up your favorite weekend activity, your exercise routine, or even your job due to an injury?


Prevention and Promotion of Lifelong Health


calf muscle strain healing therapies

If you want to avoid re-injury, or manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits, a Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®, will provide exceptional results. Why spend time in pain, off from work, and missing out on your active lifestyle when you can be proactive about your injury and the health of your body? Talk to your doctor about incorporating a regular routine of using a Freezie Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy into your everyday health regimen.

Call one of our AidYourTendonAdvisers at no cost or obligation to address any lingering questions you have about using heat or cold for your plantar plate injury - toll free 1.866.237.9608

 


Learn More About SUPERIOR Plantar Plate Tear Treatments

Learn more about how the Freezie Wrap® is designed to be the most effective cold compression wrap on the market today.

Learn more about how the Inferno Wrap® helps with the healing process.


 
 
 

Tendon Injury Facts:

When the tendon gets inflamed it is known as tendonitis, and when the tendons are chronically overused, it may lead to microscopic tears in the collagen matrix and causes a gradual weakening of the tissues.


Achilles tendonitis is a common injury among runners, as the Achilles tendon is responsible for helping you lift off the ground with each stride.


As computers become ever more important elements of the work place and everyday life, incidents of wrist tendonitis are on the rise.


Oral Medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of tendonitis. Anti-inflammatories and pain killers can mask the pain and indirectly cause tendonitis to worsen.


Ice and Compression treatments are the easiest and most effective treatments for tendonitis.

 

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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

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Also great for ribs I have broken; cracked and even fractured almost all my ribs in all this ; you trip fall just right and you can't stop yourself well rest is history feels good on that part. Let me tell you, just last week I bent over and pulled my ab muscle so I wore the Inferno Wrap over my abs and helped heal in 3 days, back in action again.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Adam Sedzikowski

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm grateful for the Inferno products. After a month or so, I began to feel so much better with my shoulder, leg, and my back. It's a magnificent healing product. I recommend it to everyone I know. If it weren't for your product, I would have had to have surgery and who is to say that would have worked - or made it worse. Appreciate all your help.

Rating: Five Star Rating

S Boswell

 

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