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More Tendon Facts:

Tenosynovitis is a condition affecting the sheath that surrounds a tendon. In many cases, the sheath encounters tearing due to inflammation of the underlying tendon. The majority of tenosynovitis sufferers are female.


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 use conservative treatment options at home such as:

Rest
Use an Ice Pack to Get Swelling Down
Use a Deep Heat Therapy at Home Once Swelling is Down
Treat the Injury Well Beyond the Point When the Pain Disappears

 

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Adductor Tendinopathy



Groin Tendinitis / Thigh Tendinitis

Adductor muscles in the hip

The hip adductor muscles help bring your legs together and rotate your hip inwards. The short adductors include the pectineus, adductor brevis, and adductor longus, and the long adductors include the adductor magnus and gracilis. These muscles start at your pubic bone where the crease of your inner thigh meets your body and move down your thigh bone to the inside of your knee. At the end of these muscles are tendons, which are tough, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones.

Groin injuries comprise 2 - 5% of all sports injuries; adductor tendinitis and tendinopathy are among the most common causes of groin pain in athletes. The adductor longus is responsible for 62% of groin injuries, and tends to be the most prone to injury, followed by the gracilis muscle. This injury is problematic among athletes especially runners and professional dancers, as both activities stress the adductor tendon quite heavily.

This can be classified into 3 grades of pull or strain severity:

groin muscle pain can be minor to severe.

Minor - Grade 1 involve stretching of your muscles which results in slightly pulled muscles or very small tears in your muscles. You will generally feel mild cramping which will be a little tender or uncomfortable, but will involve no swelling or no loss of strength.

Moderate - Grade 2 are more painful and involve a partial tearing of the tissue fibers in your muscle, tendon, or at the tendon attachment to your bone. You will generally experience some pain, along with swelling, decreased range of motion and strength, as well as difficulty walking or running. Your muscles will often be painful when you touch them.

Severe - Grade 3 involve a complete tear (rupture) of your muscle fibers generally at your muscle/tendon and bone attachment; it is very painful and less frequent than the others. You will tend to experience a burning or stabbing pain, a lot of swelling and minimal strength, which may prevent you from walking without assistance or make it impossible for you to run. Bruising in the injured area is common a few days after the accident. This type of pull or strain may require a surgical repair.

If you do not allow your tendons and muscles to heal properly, previous adductor injuries will build upon each other. The inability of your tendon to repair itself encourages micro-tears to accumulate faster than they can heal, increasing the breakdown of your tissue and reinforcing your pain and disability. The majority of adductor strains are grade 1 or 2 strains that involve partial tears, where your adductor tendon and muscle meet.

(Also known as Adductor Tendinopathy, Adductor Tendonitis, Adductor Tendinosis, Groin Tendonitis, Groin Tendinopathy, Groin Tendinitis, Groin Tendinosis)



Symptoms of Adductor Tendinitis

Adductor Tendonitis pain in your groin and back

If you are suffering from Adductor Tendonitis you may have pain if you touch the area where tendon attaches in the pelvis. A sharp, stabbing pain may be experienced in your groin and inner thigh area. Pain levels raise when squeezing your legs together or when moving your affected leg away from the mid-line of the body. You may have ache or stiffness in the groin that increases with rest following or after a physically demanding activity. The pain in the groin and hip area develops gradually overtime. If you have a chronic injury, you may feel more of a dull ache that lasts for long periods of time.

You may experience stiffness and decreased range of motion (ROM) in your hip joint as a result of injury in your short adductor muscles. This will make it more difficult to bend and rotate your hip and knee. If you have tightness, pain and/or tenderness while doing this, you are likely suffering from a damaged adductor. You may also feel tightness in your lower abdominal, spine and hip region. This is often more prevalent on the left than right side, however it is really dependent on your injury.

correct stretching can help strengthen your muscles

If the condition persists and becomes chronic Adductor tendonitis, you may experience pain symptoms that increase during activity. Your range of motion will be affected - so much so that you may limp as a result of the pain.

Weakness of your adductor muscles can also be experienced as a result of adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy. This along with your other symptoms may make it difficult for you to walk or run and can result in you walking with a limp.

Occasionally, bruising (broken blood vessels) in your groin area or over your adductor muscles may appear a few days after your injury. This may be in one spot or can span from your groin to your knees.

Warmth, redness and/or a tender lump may accompany adductor tendinosis and severe cases of tendinitis. Swelling in your adductor muscles is a result of your tissues becoming inflamed; inflammation normally occurs with a more acute adductor strain and/or adductor tendinitis. Chronic cases will typically have little to inflammation.



Causes of Adductor Tendinitis

Adductor Tendonitis

The most common cause of tendon inflammation is overuse of your area. It results from repetitive stress placed on your adductor muscles and tendons during active sports (especially when running, kicking, twisting, or side-stepping). Result of a sudden fall or direct hit, and/or overexerting yourself in everyday activities that involve twisting or lifting heavy objects while bending or running on an unstable surface (like grass or mud). Sports such as football, hockey and athletics (particularly sprinters, hurdlers, and long jumpers), skiing, horse riding and gymnastics, all commonly have Adductor tendonitis injuries.

Alignment issues and leg length discrepancies, which affect the way you walk, or incorrect sport-specific motions, as well as strength differences in your muscles, lack of exercise and obesity, age-related weaknesses and/or degeneration, and genetics.




Adductor Tendinitis: Reduce The Risk

Stretching will help strengthen your muscles

Avoid doing too much too soon - decrease, modify and/or avoid any activities that cause pain and irritation.

Stabilize your groin, pelvis and hip area, build your core strength with light weights, exercise bands and balls, core balance training, and exercises to develop strength, speed and agility, such as jumping or bounding. Yoga, Tao chi, or a daily stretching routine will also help keep your muscles and joints supple, and will increase your range of motion. Combine these with regular low-impact exercise and healthy diet.

Always warm up and cool down your muscles, learn the proper form and techniques to prevent injuries, and utilize any available mobility supports (braces, taping, orthotics, canes) to help alleviate undue stress and improve your function.



Adductor Tendinitis Diagnosis

Groin pain is often difficult to diagnose, especially when chronic; however, adductor tendinitis is among the most frequent and easily identified groin related pain. To help your doctor achieve a proper diagnosis, he/she will begin with a medical history about you, your current condition and symptoms. He/she will inquire about the intensity of your present pain, the duration of your symptoms and the limitations you are experiencing. Details about the injury, when it started, and whether or not you have ever had treatments for this or a similar condition in the past, will be very helpful in assessing your injury.

adductor tendonitis can be cause by your gait

A physical examination will be performed to determine if you have any signs of adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy. Your doctor will look and feel the muscles, bones and other soft tissue in and around your pelvis and groin area (near and/or including your genital area) as well as your hip, spine, and lower body to evaluate sameness, recognize differences and identify pain and tenderness. This will help to discover any abnormalities, such as mild or severe inflammation, fluid, bruising, bone or tissue deformity. He/she may ask you to complete a series of hip and leg movements to see what motions cause pain, weakness or instability, such as contracting your adductor muscles against resistance. This will help to determine the location of your injury and test for the grade of your adductor injury. He/she will also check the way you walk (gait) to determine if you have any adductor or other muscle weakness.

Common Adductor Tendinopathy Diagnostic Tests:

X-rays will provide a two-dimensional image of the overall structure of your pelvis and groin. They are helpful in identifying pelvis instability, fractures, abnormal bone shapes (bone spurs or bone cysts, wear and tear on the joints) and/or other groin or hip problems.

Isotope Bone Scans are used to identify bone abnormalities, such as a tear, inflammation, fracture or infection of the pubic bone. It will also identify whether other groin conditions are present (osteitis pubis, sports hernia, fractures).

Adductor Longus Groin

MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) will provide more detailed information and will help to evaluate the soft tissues in and around your groin and pelvis (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues). It can identify ligament or tendon damage, and can help to determine the extent of your injury, the grade of your tear or inflammation, as well as other associated groin conditions.

Diagnostic ultrasound (Ultrasonography) or CT scans (computerized tomography) can be used to provide a more thorough 2 or 3-dimensional assessment of the soft tissues, organs and bones in and around your groin and pelvis. Ultrasound is useful for diagnosing and locating muscle and tendon tears, but not tendinopathy.



Treating Adductor Tendinitis

Initial treatment should focus on resting your leg/hip/groin and reducing the inflammation to help relieve pain. Do not train through the pain. It may be necessary to stop work and activity for a few weeks or more.

The good news is that most cases of Adductor Tendinitis will heal with simple home conservative treatments and surgery is often not needed! First you need to stop the activity that is causing your pain and rest your hip and groin.



Adductor Tendon Home Conservative Treatment Options

Step 1 - Reduce Pain and Swelling with Cold Compression

The first step for conservative treatment of your hip tendinitis 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 hip tendinitis injuries. This is why for years, doctors, trainers, and other medical professionals have recommended RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to treat the pain and swelling of fresh injuries, chronic pain, and after any re-injury.

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

 

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 tendon, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal tendon injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your hip pain right after it's hurt, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. Applying a Cold Compress or Ice Pack right away will help stop the damage immediately and unblock your blood vessels to let your body's natural blood flow in to start healing the tissue.

Use a Cold Compress or Ice Pack:

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

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After the inflammation in your groin has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening soft tissue in the injured area is recommended.


T•Shellz Wraps contain a unique Carbon Fiber Energy Pad which is flexible and will shape to conform to your body. This Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electromagnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside to the soft tissue in your body, stimulating blood flow your own body needs to heal your injury. It is the electromagnetic energy that is crucial to the healing process.


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  • When treating any soft tissue injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while the joint is immobile.
  • This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
  • In our opinion, the T•Shellz Wrap® is the most highly effective deep heat medical device on the market that is registered with the FDA and available for home use.

Use Deep Tissue Therapy T•Shellz Wraps:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your soft tisue to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up soft tissues before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel soft tissue in your groin has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced causing you more pain.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue around your adductor.
  • Any other situation where you need to add gentle deep heat to the groin to relax soft tissue, relieve pain, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
 


By using a Deep Heat device like the T•Shellz Wrap®, your body will respond to this added heat by increasing blood flow in the area. This enhanced blood flow will help with your recovery and heal your tendon more completely. Deep Heat increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your soft tissue to; the heat is also proven to temporarily improve the elasticity and length of soft tissue. This basically means that the application of deep heat will help your soft tissue heal faster and more completely while also reducing your risk of reinjury (due to increased soft tissue elasticity)

Deep Heat Increases Blood Circulation

Greater Blood Circulation Results in
Faster Healing of Soft Tissue

T•Shellz Wrap® = Deep Heat


T•Shellz Wraps contain a unique Carbon Fiber Energy Pad which is flexible and will shape to conform to your body. This Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electromagnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside to the soft tissue in your body, stimulating blood flow your own body needs to heal your injury. It is the electromagnetic energy that is crucial to the healing process.


Best of all...

The T•Shellz Wrap® is an FDA Registered Medical Device and is suitable for use in therapeutic clinics and FROM HOME. It is completely safe for people and patients to use for themselves.

As mentioned earlier, the use of electromagnetic energy is becoming much more commonplace in North America for everyday people. The technology has been used for decades in the worlds of professional and amateur - a contributing factor as to why athletes seem to recover from injuries so quickly.

Have you ever wondered by an athlete can return to activity after 3 or 4 weeks following a tendon injury - while your average person takes much longer to return back to normal? The secret isn't really that much of a secret - it involves consistent treatments (meaning multiple times a day) using a diathermy treatment like the T•Shellz Wrap® to stimulate blood flow to injured soft tissue. Most athletes have the luxury of using in-house therapy facilities many times per day.

How many us can afford the time and money to visit a therapy clinic multiple times a day? Very few indeed. This is how you can gain the same advantage that athletes enjoy in healing their own injuries - by using a device like the Shoulder T•Shellz Wrap® two or three times a day on a consistent basis.

Consistent Treatments = Consistent And Long Term Improvement

 

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What Else Makes the T•Shellz Wrap® So Special?

We believe the T•Shellz Wrap® to be one of the most effective treatments to stimulate blood flow to dense, injured tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other similar tissues.

We can promise that you will receive a product that is designed to be safe and does what it is supposed to do...quickly relieve pain and aid in the recovery from tendon, muscle and other soft tissue injuries.

The unit plugs into a standard wall outlet to get its power. The nice thing about the power supply is that the same unit can be used in North America and overseas as well. It has the capability to operate between 110v and 230v.

It has a special signal controller that can be set for 3 different power levels of application (3=High, 2=Medium, 1=Low). The cord is long so you can sit or lie comfortably and watch TV, read or surf the net while you're using it.

Treatments are max 30 minutes in duration and the device can be worn over clothing. This allows you to use the device at work, at home, or really anywhere you have access to an electrical outlet.

A Recap of the Benefits of the T•Shellz Wrap®..

  • Wraps are available for all major joints - very versatile!
  • Targeted treatment of Tendinosis, Tenosynovitis, Tendon Tears, Bursitis, Impingement, Arthritis, etc
  • It can be used before exercise to warm up your tendons and muscles to reduce the risk of injury
  • FDA Registered medical device for use in home or clinics - very high quality
  • Increases temporary flexibility and length of tissues (reducing the re-injury factor)
  • Carbon fiber Energy Pad is strong, lightweight, and flexible - contours very easily
  • It soothes pain and whisks away toxins
  • It provides deep heat, which the body responds to by increasing blood flow. Increased blood flow enhances the healing rate - saving time and money when associated with extended doctor or physical therapist visits
  • it is an outstanding tool for post-surgery rehabilitation, getting you back to work faster

When Should I Use My T•Shellz Wrap® During the Day?

The most common question we receive from individuals prior to purchasing is - how many times a day should I be using my wrap and when should I be using them? While treatment plans will differ for each individual and their specific injury, there are general guidelines that should be adhered to.

  • Use a Cold Compress or Ice Pack when you are experiencing inflammation (usually after exertion or movement of the injury area).

The T•Shellz Wrap® would then be used:

  • Right after rising from bed in the morning (as this is when it is most stiff)
  • Prior to going to bed at night (to relax the area and allow for better sleep)
  • Before you know you will be using your injured joint (going to work, driving, typing, etc).


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During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort at the location of your soft tissue injury until the pain and inflammation settle. Always consult your doctor and/or Physical Therapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they are right for you and your condition. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

 
 
 

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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