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Dear MendMeShop,

Hello, I'm reporting into you that the shoulder wrap is working so good. Most of my pain is gone now. I have good movement of the arm. Can raise it up over head now and around to the back. Before I started the treatments I was not able to do these things. I am a believer of your product and I will continue to use it. I went to my Doctor today for my yearly physical and I told her about me ordering this wrap, as I did not want to go through another surgery on the rotator-cuff. I just got done doing my overhead pulley exercises on my arms and then I put on the wrap and it felt so good. I still am being very careful as to not over use the arm. I was able to run my vacuum today with the right arm and did great. Ok, just thought you would like to hear my progress and I am very happy with the results so far

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Louise Ranes

 

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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.

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Cameron Caldwell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

We are very pleased with the results we have both achieved with the Inferno back wrap and Inferno shoulder wrap. Great products.

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Richard and Arlene Fiore

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I love the products and I can definitely tell they are making a big difference in my healing. I just wish I had known of your products even sooner. I was in a serious motorcycle accident back in July and broke 17 bones, had a collapsed lung, and had numerous twists and sprains along with a lot of swelling. I was in the intensive care unit for 7 days and then in the hospital for 7 more before I was able to go home. To make a long story short, since using your products my pain level has gone down immensely and the swelling is finally under control. I even take the Inferno wrist and back wrap to work and use it since I have a desk job that makes it possible. I am down to just walking with a cane now and will probably be able to get rid of that in about two weeks. I did twenty minutes on the stationary bike yesterday and walked for 1/2 mile on our treadmill. Within another couple months I hope to be back to jogging several miles every other day. The 4 Inferno Wraps and 2 Cold Cure products along with lots of prayers on my behalf have helped make the difference. Thanks again so much, and God Bless you guys for your products! Steve Brown P.S. Also, here is a little more about my status now. I just ran the Peachtree Road Race (a 10K event – 6.2 miles) in 9:07 per mile. That was back on July 4. I just ran a 5K (3.1 miles) in 8:22 per mile this last weekend. I truly believe the wraps helped me get that level of fitness back. Many people my age (55) don't even ever get in that kind of shape, let alone a year after a major accident with all the complications that I had. I still use the Freezie Wraps after running when I can and I still regularly use the Inferno Wraps before many of my runs and exercise to warm things up.

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Steve Brown

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Things are going well with my healing sessions. I had it three times daily with each session lasting 20 minutes maximum for two weeks. I noticed reduction of pain in my third day using the Inferno Wrap. In my Second week I reduced the sessions to just one (20 Minute) per day. The pain is almost gone except when I make a wrong and abrupt move on or of my right (problematic) shoulder. Hopefully, I do not have to use the Freeze Wrap this summer when I do most of my heavy yard work, but I am assured that there is this cold treatment if in case I hurt my shoulder again. I now have decided not to have an MRI on my shoulder and undergo more expensive treatments or therapy from my specialist ortho doctor . I think his diagnosis of "Frozen shoulder" or possible rotator cup tear are correct. I will be watching my progress and if condition gets worse, I will call him again for appointment. But for the mean time, I am satisfied with my Inferno Wrap treatment on myself. I am glad to have save time and money at least for now. Thanks again for your wonderful products and support. Warm Regards to your Team. P.S. In a follow up email Jesse sent us later in the year, Jesse indicated the Inferno wrap did wonders... it's been almost nine months ago since I purchased your products. I am happy to let you know as today that my frozen shoulder is no longer an issue. I believed in less than a month of continuous therapy sessions per your instructions on the product my pain is gone.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jesse Sese

 


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 am a retired Orthopedic Surgical Registered Nurse First Asst and I just want to say this Shoulder Inferno Wrap is wonderful. I have had adhesive capsulitis in my left shoulder several times. I am 67yo now and I have Arthritis, Lupus and fibromyalgia and I had bilat knee replacements in 2001. It has always taken about 6months to get back use of my arm and to get relief from pain. I read your information and was expecting it to take at least 6weeks to see an improvement. I have used it this short time since receiving it and I am almost painfree. Occasionally I start to feel a little ache and I put it back on before it becomes pain I have full range of motion when I could not brush my hair or fasten my bra. Again, I am so pleased and hope it helps others too. Jane P.S. I would like to encourage others to try the products and see if they get the same remarkable results as I did. I continue to improve with full ROM remaining and only occasional episodes of pain; As soon as I feel any pain, I use it 2-3 days in a row and the pain is gone. This is probably Arthritis as it feels different.

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Jean Jones

 

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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!

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Dwain Hawn

 

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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”!

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Candi Campbell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

My back is feeling better. Regular heating pads don't seem to work as well as the Inferno - I would assume due to their lack of penetration. The Inferno Wrap is of good benefit at this point. Thanks for a great product.

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Bradford Hicks

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am most satisfied with the products that I purchased. It is clearly high quality and I am positive it will heal my knee in the long run. I am really looking forward to getting my knee sorted out permanently. I did have a knee operation about two years ago but there were no time to give it a decent recovery time. Unfortunately as a mechanic working on the power plant here in Salerno, we work on gravel surfaces 24/7 for 85 days before returning home for a 3 week vacation. At the age of 53 it becomes real stress full and I also had to put away my running shoes, which was also a blow to me. I am very confident that your products will get me back on the road again and I would love to do the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa for the third time.

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Christoffel Johannes Smit

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am elated with the Shoulder Inferno and Freezie Wraps. I purchased. My shoulder is regaining strength, albeit slowly. Until I found your products I was in tremendous throbbing pain from a rotator cuff injury. For three months I used Chiropractors and exercise bands to no avail. The terrible throbbing has subsided and I am once again able to throw the ball with my two German Pointers! If I over do activity, the freeze wrap helps to calm the shoulder down. An hour after that I do the Inferno Wrap.

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Scott Patchin

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm very happy with my (Back) Wrap treatments. My pain improved 80%. I want you to know that I told everyone about this treatment. It is really good - you should advertise your treatment everywhere because a lot of people live in pain. Your product IS GREAT!!! Thank you.

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Aurelia Nuta

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you! I absolutely love this Freezie wrap! Just had rotator cuff sugery, I use this daily after my exercises - definately a lifesaver!

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DIANE SEGER

 

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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.

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Melissa Rich

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

We are very pleased with the results we have both achieved with the Inferno back wrap and Inferno shoulder wrap. Great products.

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Richard and Arlene Fiore

 

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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.

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Adam Sedzikowski

 

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Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments for Sesamoiditis & Sesamoid Tendinitis

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

 

You might be suffering from Sesamoiditis if:

  • You have sharp pain right under your big toe, in the ball of your foot.
  • You feel a dull ache, pain or discomfort when walking barefoot or wearing supportive shoes.
  • You have a lot of pain under your big toe when you're active.
  • You're suffering from pain with no clear sign of an injury (no redness under your foot, bruising or swelling).
If you suffer from pain under your big toe you might have sesamoiditis

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

If you have it, you know that sesamoiditis is a very painful injury affecting the soft tissue and bone in the ball of your foot. It happens mostly to those who regularly puts significant, recurring pressure on the front of their foot.

Sesamoiditis 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.

2 sesamoids are located in the ball of the foot right near the big toe

As you probably know, professional athletes have access to state of the art treatment therapies, and it has been this way for years. This has allowed them to heal more quickly and completely than you or I, as their livelihood severely depends on it. This is why athletes that have a serious sesamoiditis injury 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, cost effective treatment at home is available to anyone suffering from sesamoiditis.

Sesamoiditis 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 sesamoiditis fast and heal it (where possible). If you want to be proactive about properly addressing your sesamoiditis, speak to your doctor about adding to your treatment with AidYourTendon's system utilizing BFST® and ColdCure Technology®.



What You Need to Successfully Treat Your Sesamoid Tendinitis Injury:

  • A Professional Cold Compression Sesamoiditis/Wrist ColdCure Wrap® to reduce inflammation of the soft tissue injury (as soon as possible).
  • A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Sesamoiditis/Wrist BFST Wrap® to increase Blood-flow to the injured foot ( BFST® Therapy).

These 2 tools are what you need for rapid healing. These are the tools that top professional athletes use to treat their injuries every day. And just like these athletes, you can treat yourself at home. In fact, if you want to heal properly you have to treat yourself because you need to treat your injury every single day.

At the AidYourTendon Online Store you will find the tools necessary to relieve the pain of foot tendon and ligament inflammation and dramatically speed the healing. A sesamoid tendon injury is a race against time. The faster and stronger you heal your tendinitis, the less chance there is for re-injury. As well, leaving sesamoiditis untreated could easily leads to the development of over-compensation injuries that can become surprisingly debilitating, leading to increased downtime and immobility.

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If you have a Sesamoid Injury, it's important to heal it quickly and completely. If you don't, it may plague you for years and cause more debilitating injuries due to over-compensation.




What is Sesamoiditis?

Long-term limping or shuffling with a sesamoiditis injury may lead to pain in the knee, hip and/or lower back.

Sesamoiditis is a general medical term used to describe any kind of injury that causes irritation in and around the sesamoid bones. This includes tendonitis (inflammation in the tendon tissue) surrounding the sesamoid bones and any kind of fracture or damage to the bone as well. Sesamoiditis may cause pain and inflammation in the sesamoid tendons that surround the sesamoid bones. This inflammation can spread further into more tendons and ligaments of the ball of the foot if not dealt with quickly.

Overall, this condition will make it extremely painful to walk, as fresh waves of pain can be felt every time the big toe moves or is stressed while walking or doing any other sort of activity. To reduce pressure on the big toe while walking, most people will try to walk while applying their weight only on the heel of their foot and turn the affected leg out to one side - creating a shuffling / limping type of movement.

Long-term changes in your gait (the way you walk) - such as shuffling to reduce pain on the ball of your foot - can impact other areas of your body and possibly result in something called 'over compensation pain'.

What Is Over Compensation Pain?

Everything in the human body is connected. Any sesamoiditis injury can lead to other injuries over time if not treated properly. You might start shuffling on the heel of your injured foot and place more weight on your opposite, healthy foot. Shuffling 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 (keeping it straight and off to the side) to compensate for the injury.






What are Sesamoid Bones?

Sometimes the tendons around the sesamoid bones will become inflamed and irritated.

A 'sesamoid' bone is a bone that's not connected to any other bone. Sesamoids are connected to tendons or embedded in muscles. We have many sesamoids in the body - your knee cap being the largest sesamoid bone. They are also found in our hands and feet, and the sesamoid bones in the foot are where the most common sesamoiditis problems occur.

Sesamoids in the foot have three jobs, first they help the big toe move (providing a smooth surface for the tendons controlling your big toe to move) . Second, they provide you the leverage your need when you 'push off' with your foot (they act like pulleys helping to move other tissue that control your big toe). And third, they absorb the weight placed on the ball of your foot when you walk, run or jump.




What Causes Sesamoiditis?
With high arches more pressure is placed on the outer edge and ball of the foot.

Sesamoiditis can happen when you increase the pressure on the ball of your foot in activities like running, playing basketball, football, golf, tennis, taking a step class or ballet lessons. In activities like running, more than half of our weight-bearing travels through our big toe and sesamoid bones (reference: 1).

Any changes to the structure of your foot can also lead to sesamoiditis. This would include if you already have high arches, wear high-heeled shoes regularly, wear a new pair of shoes that don't give your toes enough room, naturally run or walk on the balls of your feet or have bony feet without enough fat to cushion your sesamoid bones.

Sesamoiditis is an overuse injury caused by the same toe movements that are performed over and over again.

 




What are the Symptoms of Sesamoiditis?

If you have sesamoiditis you may experience:

Sesamoiditis will usually present with pain in the ball of the foot.
  • Pain that will come and go in the ball of the foot just beneath your big toe joint.
  • A gradual onset of pain over time if you're still continuing on with the activity that has caused and/or worsens this condition.
  • There may not be a visible sign that you even have sesamoiditis - swelling of the ball of the foot and bruising may or may not be present.
  • Pain that increases when your big toe is stretched up (when your toes push off at the end of a step).
  • Limited range of motion in your big toe, especially when straightening it out.
  • Moderate or severe cases of sesamoiditis may result in a catching or popping of the big toe followed by increased pain.
  • Most people with sesamoiditis may notice the pain decrease as soon as the activity that caused your injury is reduced or stopped.




How Do I Diagnose Sesamoiditis?

The best way to diagnose this condition is with a quick visit to the your doctor for a physical examination of your foot. The doctor will be looking for tenderness at the sesamoid bones just below your big toe.

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

Are you having trouble bending and straightening your toe?

Range of motion movements / tests, will be done to see how much movement has been lost in the toe. Your foot might hurt from the doctor poking and prodding at it, but by doing this the doctor will know for sure the source of your pain, the level of tenderness in and around your sesamoids and how well your toe can move with this condition.

Your doctor may also consider any previous foot injuries or joint stiffness that you may have had in the past. This will help the doctor to determine if you have a more complex injury in your foot and rule out any other foot injuries that may be present.

An x-ray will clearly show the sesamoid bones and any separation or fracture in those bones.

An x-ray of the foot will ensure proper diagnosis, sometimes they will x-ray both feet looking for similarities in bone structure when comparing both of your feet. This x-ray will show your sesamoid bones and whether there is any separation in each bone. For approximately 10 to 30% of people the sesamoid bone closer to the middle of the foot (the medial sesamoid) will be naturally divided into 2 or more pieces (reference: 1, 2, 3).

The doctor will have to find out if you naturally have a divided sesamoid bone OR if you have a fracture in this bone. If you do have any evidence of separation it's likely your doctor will have to perform more tests to find out for sure if you have a fracture in these bones.

Usually if the x-ray shows the bone is jagged there may be a fracture in the sesamoid bone, and if the separation is smooth then this means you have a naturally separated sesamoid bone.

Other tests like a bone scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or blood tests may be done if an x-ray looks normal or the doctor is unsure whether you have a fracture or natural separation in your sesamoid. These tests will also rule out any infections of the bone or tissue and help to determine if you are suffering from other injuries around your sesamoids - like arthritis or gout.


If you suspect you have sesamoiditis,

  • Usually conservative treatment methods are all that's needed to treat sesamoiditis, surgery is only ever used if long-term conservative treatment methods don't work or if you've suffered from a stubborn stress (chronic) sesamoid bone fracture. Conservative treatment options for sesamoiditis 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 big toe 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 sesamoiditis or tendonitis, but you can easily reduce your risk of further injury with consistent conservative treatments

 

Do You Really have Sesamoiditis?

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

Big toe pain can be from injuries to the sesamoid bones or the soft tissue in the foot, 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.
  • 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 over-use injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation of the bone covering and surrounding tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.
  • 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.
 



What's the Difference Between:
Sesamoid Tendonitis, a Sesamoid Bone Fracture
vs Other Sesamoiditis Pain?

 

What is Sesamoid Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon from micro-tearing of the tissue.

Sesamoid tendonitis (sometimes spelled tendinitis and pronounced 'tendinitus') is irritation and/or inflammation of the tendons surrounding the sesamoid bones. You will feel this irritation and/or inflammation when there is a strain, damage or micro-tearing in the tendon tissue.

Anyone can suffer from sesamoid tendinitis - for younger people it usually happens from repetitive movement of the toe in athletic activities like baseball and ballet. In adults, this injury can happen from over-use OR degeneration of the tissue as we age.

You could have different types of sesamoid tendonitis including:

  • Tendinosis - a condition caused by chronic degeneration (wearing away) of the tendon fibers over time.
  • Tendinopathy - chronic inflammation of the sesamoid tendon(s) that results from many small tears over from from over-use or repetitive movements.
  • Tenosynovitis - damage or micro-tearing to the sheath covering the sesamoid tendon(s).

It's possible to have tendonitis / tendinosis / tendinopathy AND tenosynovitis at the same time, creating a more complicated sesamoid tendon injury. In all these cases, however, you can treat these very effectively at home with a Sesamoid/Wrist Freezie Wrap® and Sesamoid/Wrist Inferno Wrap®.

The Sesamoid/Wrist Inferno Wrap® is a specialized treatment that will accelerate bloodflow (and therefore the rate of healing) both in the tendon sheath and the damaged tendon itself. This increased elasticity and flexibility of the tendon, thus helping to break the re-injury cycle common in chronic tendonitis cases. Chronic sesamoiditis is very real. The Inferno Wrap® will help get rid of it, as long as you are willing to treat yourself every single day.


What is a Sesamoid Bone Fracture

Sesamoiditis can sometimes involve a break or fracture to your sesamoid bone.

A sesamoid bone fracture causes many of the same symptoms as sesamoid tendonitis - with pain, irritation and/or inflammation in the ball of the foot. Unlike sesamoid tendonitis, an acute or traumatic sesamoid bone fracture can result in a lot of swelling in the front of your foot and possibly a bruise under the big toe. Your doctor will be able to tell if you have a sesamoid bone fracture by performing an x-ray.

There are 2 types of sesamoid bone fractures:

  • Acute ("Regular") Fracture - is caused by a direct blow or impact to the bone - like landing heavily on your feet from a fall / jump. An acute sesamoid fracture produces immediate pain and swelling at the site of the break, but usually does not affect the entire big toe joint.

    With a "regular" fracture the entire material of bone, including the outer lining of the bone (sometimes called the 'cortical') will crack. This fracture can be straight, diagonal, jagged, in several pieces, etc.
  • Chronic ("Stress") Fracture - is a hairline break usually caused by repetitive stress or overuse - like running regularly or jumping up and down from platforms all day. A chronic sesamoid fracture produces longstanding pain in the ball of the foot beneath the big toe joint. The pain, which tends to come and go, generally is aggravated with activity and relieved with rest.

    With a "stress" fracture the outer lining of the bone will be fine, but the inside of the bone will have hairline fractures (sometimes on a microscopic level).

"Stress" or chronic fractures usually take much longer to heal because they will often remain in a long-term state of non-healing. Treatment for both kinds of sesamoid bone fractures is basically the same as treatment for sesamoid tendonitis.


What if I Don't Have Tendonitis or a Fracture?

There are 3 more injuries that can happen in or around your sesamoid bones resulting in sesamoiditis pain:

  • Intractable Plantar Keratosis (IPK) - this is like a callus or corn that's formed on the ball of your foot under your big toe that can cause sesamoiditis-like pain. Over time this callus / corn can develop into a larger lesion with a very painful sore-spot in the center.

    If left untreated, this condition can lead to a more serious sesamoiditis injury, reduce range of motion / mobility of your foot and change the way you walk on your foot. Conservative treatment methods are used to treat this injury. Surgery is only ever recommended if you continue to feel pain and have reduced range of motion even after using conservative treatment methods.
  • Sesamoiditis can sometimes involve a break or fracture to your sesamoid bone.
  • Osteochondritis (Avascular Necrosis) of the Sesamoid Bone(s) - This is a condition where blood supply to 1 or both of your sesamoid bones isn't available. Over time reduced blood flow to your sesamoid bone can actually cause a portion of your bone to die (this is also called 'necrosis'). Your body will try to heal this injury by building up extra calcium (bone) around the dead spot.

    This can sometimes happen if you've suffered from a chronic ("stress") fracture in your sesamoid bone that hasn't healed properly. In most cases conservative treatment methods won't work to treat this condition and surgery will be needed to remove the sesamoid bone (reference: 1, 2). If surgery is required, conservative treatment methods can then be used during post-surgery rehabilitation.
  • Sometimes sesamoiditis pain is a nerve entrapment injury.
  • Nerve Entrapment - There is a major nerve that runs near our big toe and second toe called the 'Medial Plantar Nerve'. Even though this nerve is usually not close to the sesamoid bones, nerves can sometimes naturally be in areas where doctors don't expect them to be. It's possible to be suffering from sesamoid pain, with the pain really coming from your medial plantar nerve if it's running under one of your sesamoid bones. If you've had an x-ray and multiple tests done to see if you have sesamoiditis or a sesamoid bone fracture and there is no definite result, you might be suffering from nerve entrapment in that area.

    Your doctor can see if you have nerve entrapment in this area by doing a test called 'Tinel's Sign'. During this test the doctor will lightly tap near the painful area to see if you feel any tingling or 'pins and needles' sensations. If you feel tingling that runs down your big toe, you might be suffering from nerve entrapment (reference: 1).
  • Sesamoid Arthritis - Sometimes you may have cartilage damage under your sesamoid bones between your sesamoids and the bones in your toes. This cartilage damage can lead to arthritis, a painful inflammatory condition causing stiffness and swelling in your joints. You could have sesamoid pain that is really a case of arthritis under your sesamoid bones. Any signs of arthritis around your sesamoid bones should show up in an x-ray.

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

The good news is that most cases of sesamoiditis can be cured using conservative treatments. In most cases, surgery is 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 sesamoiditis and bone fractures there's only a few surgical options for treatment - removal of the sesamoid bone(s), scraping of the sesamoid bone(s) or a bone graft. This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort for chronic sesamoiditis injuries or a fractured 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, inflammation or even fracturing your sesamoid bone if you haven't already. This can make your sesamoiditis 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 sesamoiditis (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 over compensation 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 ColdCure Wrap®) will help you manage pain while getting rid of the swelling and inflammation. Immediate pain relief and reduced inflammation will relieve some of the pressure that's being placed on your sesamoid bones and stop your injury from getting worse.
  • Use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy - After any inflammation and/or swelling has been reduced, utilize an Inferno Wrap® to increase local circulatory bloodflow. This increased bloodflow will accelerate healing of damaged tissue in and around the sesamoid bones. This also boost elasticity in tendons, ligaments and muscles in the treatment area, decreasing the risk of re-injury.
  • Wear Low-Heeled Shoes with Less Arch Support, Flat Insoles, and/or a Soft-Sole - Wearing a stiff-soled shoe (like clogs) with less arch support, or flat insoles that keep your big toe straight, can help to reduce the pressure being placed in your sesamoid bones. 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 sesamoid pain. Many doctors will advise their patients to wear stiff-soled shoes as a conservative treatment method to heal sesamoiditis before even considering surgery (reference: 1, 2).
  • 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 sesamoids and keep the big toe straight. You have to be careful with your choice of orthotic and may need to get some custom-made by your doctor because there's always a possibility that using the wrong orthotic will make your injury worse.
  • Your doctor may want to cast your foot to heal a fracture in the sesamoid bones.
  • Tape Your Big Toe - You can try taping or strapping your toe in a flexed position (bent down) to reduce any pressure placed on your sesamoid bones (reference: 1).
  • Immobilize Your Foot with a Cast for a Few Weeks - If you're suffering from a fracture of your sesamoid bone that has the potential to heal on its own then your doctor might suggest casting your foot in order to avoid surgical removal of your sesamoid. Usually the doctor will have you wear the cast for about 6 weeks and advise you to wear stiff-soled shoes after you're out of the cast (reference: 1). Whether your doctor will recommend casting totally depends on their preference - some doctors prefer not to cast and will recommend surgery right away.

Be Careful About Cortisone

Cortisone is an injectable anti-inflammatory drug intended to reduce swelling and inflammation in the plantar plate

Steroid injections can provide temporary relief from the pain of tendon related injuries and are very popular. However, these injections should generally be avoided if possible as they weaken the tendon and may lead to a rupture. If you do opt for an injection, doctors usually recommend that you do not participate in strenuous activities for several weeks to reduce the risk of a rupture.

"In other words, in some way, the cortisone shots impede full recovery, and compared with those adopting a wait-and-see policy, those getting the shots 'are worse off'. Those people receiving multiple injections may be at particularly high risk for continuing damage. (reference: Reynolds, G. (1288). Phys Ed: Do Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?. Well. Retrieved 17 November 2016, from website)

Doctors won't give you a cortisone shot if it's at all possible that you have a fracture (acute or chronic) in your sesamoid bone(s). 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 fracture will get worse and surgery will be more likely needed.

"Complications of cortisone shots can include:

  • Joint Infection
  • Nerve Damage
  • Thinning of skin & soft tissue around injection site
  • Temporary Flare of Pain & Inflammation in the Joint
  • Tendon Weakening or Rupture
  • Thinning of Nearby Bone
  • Death of Nearby Bone
  • Temporary Increase in Blood Sugar"
"Risks - Cortisone Shots - Mayo Clinic". 2016. Mayoclinic.Org. Accessed November 17 2016. website

 



What You Need to Successfully Treat Your Sesamoid Tendinitis Injury:

  • A Professional Cold Compression Sesamoiditis/Wrist ColdCure Wrap® to reduce inflammation of the soft tissue injury (as soon as possible).
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These 2 tools are what you need for rapid healing. These are the tools that top professional athletes use to treat their injuries every day. And just like these athletes, you can treat yourself at home. In fact, if you want to heal properly you have to treat yourself because you need to treat your injury every single day.

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  • 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 anti-freeze 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 ball of your foot around your sesamoid bones (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.


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If You Want to Effectively Treat Sesamoiditis With the Best Conservative Treatments, This is How You Do It

Step 1 - Reduce Pain & Swelling with Cold Compression

The 1st step for getting rid of sesamoiditis is to reduce the swelling. This is a necessary step that will also probably get eliminate most of the pain. This is due to in part to the compression but also the cold, slowing down the nerve and cell function... Once swelling is reduced, your blood vessels are no longer blocked and the healing can begin. 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 use cold or hot for 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 anti-freeze 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.

A ColdCure 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 over your sesamoid injury 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!

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

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The ColdCure Wrap® = Effective Cold Compression Therapy

Ice melts, drips and pools. In most cases it is ineffective and always cumbersome. Our ColdCure Wraps® are nothing like ice - they are better in every way.

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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 ColdCure Wrap® can get the swelling / inflammation around your sesamoid bones under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start dealing with your sesamoid injury and pain head on.

Use a Cold Compression Freezie Wraps®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling in the ball of your foot to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury of your sesamoids.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your sesamoiditis has made your foot tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old sesamoiditis injury.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation in the ball of your foot.
  • 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 the tissue around your sesamoid bones is recommended.

healing your sesamoiditis

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

The only way to get BFST® is through use of an BFST Wrap®. The BFST 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 tendon and sesamoid bones 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 may even burn you.

What Makes the BFST Wrap® Different?

The BFST Wrap® is a wholesome healer!

Trying to force heat through your skin and sub-dermal tissue is not effective. However, the BFST Wrap® emits an electromagnetic energy (EMR) that penetrates deep into your tissue creating the heat right down in your injured tissue. This means that instead of trying to heat from the outside in, you're using another method to to get the energy straight inside; EMR energy passes right through the skin and is absorbed by deep dense tissue - exactly where it is needed.

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Plantar Plate Injury Overcompensation Pain Limp

The best source of Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy 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 your injury, increasing the blood flow right in your soft tissue.

With regular use of the BFST Wrap®:

  • Your pain will be reduced.
  • Your damaged tissue will heal at an accelerated rate while reducing your risk of re-injury.
  • You will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue. (Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)

Our BFST Wraps® are 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!



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Electromagnetic Energy => Increased Blood Flow => More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins => Faster Healing

 

Use a BFST Wrap®:

Plantar Plate Tear Pain Pattern
  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your foot & prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your tissues before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel the area in and around your injury has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue.
  • Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your injury to relax your tendons, ligaments & muscle, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.


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Continue the healing process by resting your foot. Limit the activities that may be aggravate your foot tendons and bones. 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

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If you want to avoid re-injury, or manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits, an ColdCure Wrap® and BFST 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 ColdCure Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy into your everyday health regimen.

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Learn More About SUPERIOR Sesamoiditis Treatments

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

Learn more about how the BFST 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,

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,

As soon as I began using the shoulder product much of the swelling and pain went away. I was impressed because I'm a cynical health practitioner. But it does make total sense to move blood flow to tissue that needs to be repaired. There's really no other way -- except for surgery. And I'm trying to avoid that. I'd say I have another 30-40% of arm use back. Thank you MendMeShop for creating such a simple and effective product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Dr. Judith Valentine

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

As you know the shoulder is a difficult area to Ice. Since I got my Freezie wrap, it has become so easy to do my treatments. I love it and use it daily. It has been huge in the progress I've been seeing. Thank you

Rating: Five Star Rating

R Foss

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I wanted to get back to you with feedback about the Inferno Wrap. So far we are very pleased with the size, light weight, flexibility and comfort of the wrap. It is very convenient the way the cord is set up. If one has to leave the area for a moment it is much easier now because instead of removing the entire wrap or unplugging the whole thing from the wall, you can just detach at the segment. I like the on/off switch, too. It is much easier to see which setting it is on. Everything about this new product seems more intelligent and user friendly. A lot of thought was put into improving on the old product. Well done to all involved!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rebecca Page

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far the best you could ever hope for. I have spoken to Paul on numerous occasions and his knowledge is very much appreciated. I own the Inferno wrap which I also use for flareups from my knee. Do not hesitate to order from this company..Their products are made well and work. Their customer service is the best you could ever hope for. Thanks to Paul and MendMeShop for their continuing customer satisfaction

Rating: Five Star Rating

Charlie Sutaris

 

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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,

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,

MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home treatment options. They are robustly constructed to provide superior heat or cold contact to the injured area and the fit is incredibly precise and adaptable. My husband and I use them repeatedly as typical ageing athletes with lots of old injuries. I have loaned them to friends on my paddle tennis team and everyone raves. Yes, they cost a bit more but save untold thousands in visits to chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors. We are among the sites biggest fans.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Wendy Beaver

 

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