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

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I began to have acute tendinitis in my ankle just before Thanksgiving of 2012, and I was told that it might last for 6 months. On line, I found a product from the Mend Me Shop that I thought might be helpful for my condition. I did not have any swelling, so I thought that heat would aide in healing the tendonitis. I ordered the Inferno Wrap. From the time I got it...probably after having the condition for two months with no end in sight for the severe tendonitis, I began to use the Inferno Wrap four times a day. By the end of February, my tendonitis subsided, and I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle for her wedding in March. I had been told I could have a cast or a boot to ease the pain; however, I knew that I didn't want to walk down the aisle in a cast or a boot. After the treatments with the Inferno Wrap, I had no problems with pain. I give Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Wrap credit for ending my pain, so that I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle on March 23

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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.

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More Facts About Achilles Tendonitis:

The Achilles tendon does not have a rich blood supply. Blood supply is weakest at a point between 2 and 6 cm above its insertion into the calcaneus (heel bone).


Ignoring pain in the Achilles tendon (ie. "running through the pain") is the biggest cause of chronic Achilles tendonitis.


For cyclists, initial Achilles tendon stress is often caused by having a low saddle height. This low saddle height can result in excessive dorsiflexion of the foot, which stresses the Achilles tendon.


The Achilles tendon is the connection between the heel and the most powerful muscle group in the body.


Tennis and soccer players over 40 are the most frequent sufferers of tennis leg (calf muscle strain).


Sudden increases in running and or active sprinting sports can cause Achilles tendonitis.


Excessive running up and down hills can aggravate the Achilles tendon.


Stiff shoe soles at the ball of the foot will increase Achilles tendon strain.


Excessive heel shock absorption can overstretch the Achilles tendon.


Tight hamstrings and/or tight calf muscles create excess strain on the Achilles tendon.


For triatheletes, the most common cause of injuries to the Achilles tendon is overpronation, inflexibility, or lack of strength.


Immobility, due to an Achilles injury, may result in a contracted Achilles tendon and an increased amount of scar tissue.

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I began to have acute tendinitis in my ankle just before Thanksgiving of 2012, and I was told that it might last for 6 months. On line, I found a product from the Mend Me Shop that I thought might be helpful for my condition. I did not have any swelling, so I thought that heat would aide in healing the tendonitis. I ordered the Inferno Wrap. From the time I got it...probably after having the condition for two months with no end in sight for the severe tendonitis, I began to use the Inferno Wrap four times a day. By the end of February, my tendonitis subsided, and I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle for her wedding in March. I had been told I could have a cast or a boot to ease the pain; however, I knew that I didn't want to walk down the aisle in a cast or a boot. After the treatments with the Inferno Wrap, I had no problems with pain. I give Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Wrap credit for ending my pain, so that I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle on March 23

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Sue Wood

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I learned about your product from surfing the net looking for natural ways to heal tendon injuries. What I read on your site made sense to me. Your explanation of soft tissue injury healing, plus your money back guarantee led to my purchase of your products. I am very happy with both of the items I bought from your company! The pain in my elbow, which was a constant shooting pain, is gone! I am still using the Elbow inferno 2x/day. Thank-you so much for offering this kind of a product. With your company's help I succeeded in mending at home and am back to my work out routine as before.

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Thank you!!! So far it's helping. My daughter is a pitcher and has been having treatment on her forearm. We are trying to get her well before the season begins at school. It is always a pleasure doing business with a company who genuinely cares about the quality of it's product, it's effectiveness and customer service. Please don't change a thing about how you do business there are not enough companies like yours in that respect! My family has owned small businesses through out the years and quality of work/product, customer service, satisfaction and respect were always our main concerns too! Angela

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I'm sorry I missed your call to tell you how pleased I am with the [inferno] wrap. I've only had it six days and there is some improvement already. I sprained a ligament in both knees a month ago doing aerobics, and was beginning to feel I would never heal. The thermal wrap is just wonderful. I will certainly recommend it to anyone I know that needs such treatment. My husband will be eternally grateful for your product - he has to do the daily vacuuming from our exotic birds and our 3 dogs. Thank you for your phone call and offer of assistance.

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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!

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I have been using the Leg/Arm Inferno Wrap for almost a week now and cannot believe how much the tendonitis in my arm has improved. It's a great product.

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The Final Step in Achilles Tendon Rehabilitative Therapy

Stretching Your Achilles Tendon is Critical to Recovery!

Consistent Achilles tendon stretching is used to maintain healthy tendon tissue that is flexibile AND recover from Achilles tendon injuries much faster.

Stretching is an important part of conservative treatment for the Achilles tendon. Stretching is even recommended for people with healthy Achilles tendons because regular stretching will maintain flexibility of the tissue as it ages. When the Achilles tendon is injured, stretching plays a huge role in conservative treatment without surgery and rehabilitation of the Achilles tendon after surgery.

For many people, stretching seems like a basic thing but you would be surprised by how many people there are that don't understand the importance of stretching an Achilles tendon injury. Before making the transition to crutches, physical therapists prescribe gentle stretching of an injured Achilles. They don't prescribe this to annoy you - it is in fact the most important part of Achilles tendon recovery. You probably know of someone that chose not to do these stretches as it is common - and they paid a high price for it. By not listening to the therapist (i.e. not stretching), there is a huge chance of re-injuring your Achilles or even sustaining an injury greater than the original injury ever was.

It may seem hard to believe but it's true... Stretching is the secret of healing an Achilles tendon injury. Consistent stretching is one of the only solutions to break up scar tissue that forms on your Achilles tendon as it heals.

Stretching with ColdCure Technology® and BFST® is even better!


Stretching = The Best Way to Deal with Scar Tissue


Scar tissue will grow in to protect your injured Achilles tendon, but the scar tissue will attach to everything resulting in a hard fusing together of tendon tissue - reducing mobility.

Even when you're injured and in pain you need to keep moving to break up scar tissue that's forming in your Achilles tendon. Regular movement can increase healthy range of motion (ROM) of your Achilles tendon, guaranteeing you a speedier recovery process and return to regular activities. Moving when you're injured is hard. Since moving while injured can be painful most people think it's better to stop moving, rest their ankle and hope that their Achilles tendon injury will heal all on its' own. Even though rest is important to recovery, too much rest during the recovery process will increase the amount of scar tissue on your Achilles tendon.

During the healing process your body will fill in tears in your tendon with dense, brittle tissue called "scar tissue". The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal a tear in the Achilles tendon. Scar tissue can form fast to bring together the edges of a tear, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) Achilles tendon tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your tear in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.

Imagine throwing a bunch of drinking straws in the air... When those straws hit the ground they will land in a random, unorganized way. It even seems silly to think that those straws could land perfectly straight and all in the same direction.

This is how scar tissue works. The scar tissue that forms on your Achilles tendon will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding the tear. This scar tissue will also attach to everything in and around your Achilles tendon injury including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This can result in a long-term fusing together of your tendon that stiffens your Achilles reducing your mobility and making your injury even more painful!

Scar tissue builds on the Achilles tendon as the tears heal. The build up causes pain and inflexibility in the tendon making it more prone to further injury.

This is why scar tissue is weak and only a temporary solution to heal your Achilles tendon. Scar tissue is something that needs to be dealt with fast. If you try to get back into your regular daily activities with a mound of scar tissue on your Achilles tendon you will have a higher risk of re-injury. Scar tissue is just not built to withstand the pressures of regular activity.

If you have an Achilles tendon injury with a lot of scar tissue and re-injure that tissue, even more scar tissue will grow to fill in those tears. If you keep falling into the dangerous cycle of re-injuring your Achilles tendon without proper treatment you could end up with massive amounts of scar tissue. Your ability to move your ankle and Achilles tendon in a normal way will be impaired as the amount of scar tissue increases on your Achilles tendon.

The only solution to truly repair your Achilles tendon for good is to break up scar tissue and avoid re-injury.

 


Use the Knee-Flex® to Bring Achilles Tendon
Stretching & Rehabilitation

to a Whole New Level!

As we mentioned before, some people will listen to the advice of their physical therapist when stretching out their Achilles tendon for more complete healing. It is very common for a physical therapist to combine conservative treatments and stretching techniques to help you heal your Achilles tendon. They will also probably give you advice to continue specific stretches at home, everyday, to increase your rate of recovery. If no device is available to allow for consistent stretching of the Achilles tendon at home the physical therapist will usually prescribe something called "heel slides".

Heel slide movement with a device like the Knee-Flex often results in uncontrolled, inconsistent movement that could lead to further injury of the Achilles tendon.

A "heel slide" is basically a full flex and extension of your lower leg. Heel slides can be performed in a seated or laying down position. To start this movement you first need to slide your heel in toward your body, then you slide it right back out away from your body.

Heel slides (full heel to hip movement) is nothing new... Common stretching practices like Pilates, Yoga and other fitness techniques all encourage heel to hip movement to firm, tone and condition the body. This movement is also used to increase alignment of your leg from your heel to your hip and improve your lower body balance. A lot of muscle, tendon and ligament groups are involved in this stretch - like your Achilles tendon, the ligaments in your ankle, your calf muscles, your entire knee, your hip, your hamstring and your quadriceps muscles. This is why heel slides are considered to be a foundation stretch in Achilles tendon rehabilitation.

When physical therapists perform heel to hip stretching they will usually advise you to take a seat on the ground or on their massage/manual manipulation table in the clinic.

Physical therapists will manually manipulate your leg to perform assisted heel slides while massaging different areas of your Achilles tendon and calf muscle ato make sure that your muscles and tendons are performing as they should.

They will also instruct you to remain seated or lay down, and move your heel out away from your body so your leg is straight, then slowly move your leg in toward your lower back, bending your knee. In a physical therapy office they may even perform manual manipulation - where they move your leg for you so they can feel your Achilles tendon and the calf muscles in your leg to see how your body reacts to the stretch.

You will slowly get the hang of this movement in physical therapy and your therapist will recommend that you continue a set of heel slide stretches several times each day in your own home.

The Knee-Flex Passive Achilles Tendon Stretch Device, provides easy, consistent heel slide stretching and is exclusively offered by AidMyAchilles.com

When attempting this stretch on your own outside of your physical therapist's office, your physical therapist will encourage you to use a plastic bag, cookie sheet, tension band, belt or other tool to help you slide your heel away from your body. They recommend these tools to help you get consistent stretching and assistance during your stretching routine. The problem with this is that using a plastic bag or cookie sheet during this stretch can be unsafe, with little to no control over your lower leg... Potentially resulting in an even worse injury to your Achilles tendon!

This is where the Knee-Flex® comes in! This Knee-Flex® provides safe, consistent, controlled heel to hip movement on a sturdy, hardwood track. This makes sure that your heel slides are the same every time! Your stretch won't vary or change as you attempt a higher number of repititions, experience set-backs from re-injury, or lose control over unsafe household tools.

What if You Aren't Seeing a Physical Therapist...

Knee-Flex Achilles Tendon Passive Stretch Devices are used throughout Canadian physical therapy clinics and hospitals during orthopaedic rehabilitation efforts.

The idea behind the Knee-Flex® is exactly the same. If you are someone who is not seeing a physical therapist, you may think that stretching is hard to do without guidance from a medical professional.

And you're right - Without the direct guidance of a physical therapist it's easy to make mistakes when stretching at home. You may have even attempted some stretching you saw in a pamphlet/brochure in a doctor's office, or searched online for Achilles tendon stretching techniques. It's true that consistent stretching is still important for full Achilles tendon recovery.

You can achieve the same positive results of consistent Achilles tendon stretching in physical therapy appointments by using a Knee-Flex® in the comfort of your own home.

 


Knee-Flex® Achilles Tendon Stretching Device - Trusted Equipment Used in Physical Therapy Clinics


This device is used by many medical professionals, they rely on the sturdy, sleek design to help their patients achieve improvements in mobility.

The Knee-Flex® Passive Achilles Tendon Stretching Device was created to allow the heel to slide smoothly in a controlled environment, minimizing the chance of reinjury and additional pain. Physical Therapists encounter the same issues every day when attempting to work with people who are undergoing therapy from a serious Achilles tendon injury. This is why most therapists in Canada instantly purchased these same devices for their own clinics and have been ordering this device for 10 years!

If you are recovering from serious pain, it allows a more controlled and comfortable method to stretch and strengthen your Achilles tendon as well as the ligaments and muscles in your ankle and calf. The sliding mechanism is extremely smooth and durable, as well as linear - something that becomes very important in such cases.

The Knee-Flex is an FDA registered device, under facility number 30006334471 and product listing number D150272

The Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device is an FDA Registered Medical Device and is suitable for repetitive, industrial usage in hospitals and therapeutic clinics. This device is deemed safe to use without medical assistance and as such is also available for use at home.

This seemingly simple device has assisted in the recovery of thousands of people that have suffered various injuries. Once you are on the path to healing, this device assists you in making a fast and full recovery.

The Knee-Flex® assists you in complete and full recovery for:

  • Recovering from surgery (ie. Achilles tendon reattachment, open Achilles tendon surgery, debulking or debridement of the Achilles tendon, mini-open Achilles tendon repair, percutaneous Achilles tendon surgery and Achilles tendon transfers)
  • Recovering from a serious calf muscle injury or shin splints
  • Recovering from a serious ankle injury such as an ankle sprain, peroneal tendonitis, or posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Recovering from Achilles pulls, calf muscle strains, calf muscle pulls, scar tissue in and around the Achilles tendon
  • Recovering from plantar fasciitis
  • Patients recovering from partial Achilles tears, Achilles post-surgery rehab
Achilles tendon passive stretching with a Knee-Flex device will help to break up scar tissue that forms after Achilles tendon surgery.

After using the Knee-Flex® over-time, your Achilles tendon (and calf muscles) will be better prepared to handle higher and higher loads.

Eventually you will reach a stage where your injured leg/ankle can handle crutches or standing for longer and longer periods of time. This is the final stage of recovery, depending on your age, the nature of your injury, your weight and many other factors, it can take the longest time to complete.

But remember, when it comes to Achilles tendon injuries - it pays to be patient! Rushing your injury recovery almost never pays.





Achilles tendon Knee-Flex® stretching is even more powerful when combined with:

  • A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Achilles Inferno Wrap® to increase elasticity of tissue and stimulate blood flow in the injured Achilles tendon before stretching.
  • A Professional Cold Compression Achilles Freezie Wrap® to reduce pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon after stretching.
 

There is a Unique Formula to Achilles tendon Physical Therapy...

If you haven't noticed this yet, you will now that we are sharing this key piece of information with you. In every physical therapy appointment that you have your physical therapist will use conservative treatments, massage, manual manipulation and/or stretching exercises to give you this 3-Step Treatment Formula:


Step 1 - Warm Up Your Achilles Tendon

Physical therapists will warm up Achilles tendon tissue during an appointment by performing deep tissue massage.

For this first step, many physical therapists will use heat, manual manipulation, deep tissue massage, clinical ultrasound devices or a hot bath to warm up your Achilles tendon. The goal during this first step is to increase healthy blood flow circulation and relax your Achilles tendon tissue. Warming up your Achilles tendon will increase the elastic-nature of your tendon making it much easier to stretch. This will also extend the amount that you will be able to stretch your Achilles tendon.

Warm Up Your Achilles Tendon at Home

The Perfect BFST Achilles-Ankle Wrap

Use an Achilles Inferno Wrap® for 15 to 20 minutes at least half an hour before stretching your Achilles tendon. An Achilles Inferno Wrap® will promote Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) - a therapy that will increase the blood flow to your Achilles tendon while warming up and relaxing your injured tendon. BFST® will make your Achilles tendon tissue more elastic and pliable, allowing for more ease of movement when you are stretching and/or exercising.

 

Step 2 - Exercise/Stretch Your Achilles Tendon

After your Achilles tendon is warmed up your physical therapist will guide you through stretches to improve mobility of your Achilles tendon.

The main goal of physical therapy is to exercise (stretch out) the affected area to improve flexibility and range of motion. After the physical therapist has warmed up your Achilles tendon, they will get you to do a series of exercies that are focused on stretching out your Achilles tendon. This exercise may include focused stretches for the Achilles tendon, ankle and/or calf muscles and even some cardiovascular exercise on a stationary bicycle or treadmill.

Stretch Your Achilles Tendon at Home

Amazing Achilles Tendon Stretching with Knee-Flex

Use a Knee-Flex® to perform consistent Achilles tendon stretching. Start off with 10 repititions of the Knee-Flex® stretch at least 1 time everyday. Increase your repititions as the movement becomes more fluid and natural for you.

You can easily modify these stretches to further work out your Achilles tendon by turning your foot in toward your other leg (point your toe in) when sliding your leg out away from your body, then turning your foot out away from your body (point your toe out) when sliding your leg in toward your hips/lower back. This small change in movement will boost the amount of work your Achilles tendon is doing while using the Knee-Flex®.

 

Step 3 - Cool Down (Relieve Pain from) Your Achilles Tendon

A physical therapist may use acupuncture to relax your Achilles tendon after stretching it during the appointment.

Toward the end of your appointment your physical therapist may introduce cold compression, acupuncture, or TENS to relax your Achilles tendon tissue after exercise.

These conservative treatment methods are also used to reduce on-going pain from your Achilles tendon injury and prevent further re-injury to your tendon.


Relieve Pain from Your Achilles Tendon at Home

Achilles Injury Cold Compression Treatment

Use an Achilles Freezie Wrap® after using your Knee-Flex® or stretching/exercising your Achilles tendon. The Achilles Freezie Wrap® will relieve any on-going pain and swelling while preventing full-blown inflammation from returning after your stretching. Start with a 20 minute treatment directly after activity and apply more cold whenever you need to relieve pain and inflammation in your ankle and Achilles tendon.

Each Freezie Wrap® has non-migrating RigiGel® that keeps the cold over your Achilles tendon where it's needed most. With 3 extra large gel packs you also have the ability to swap out gel packs to extend your post-stretch cool down however long you need it.

 


Get Even More Healing Potential from Your Knee-Flex®

On top of dealing quickly with scar tissue in your Achilles tendon, regular passive Achilles tendon stretching with a Knee-Flex® will also give you:

1. Chronic Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis Recovery & Achilles Tendon Surgery Rehabilitation in the Comfort of Your Own Home

As we mentioned before, after you've injured your Achilles tendon massive amounts of scar tissue will grow all around your Achilles tendon tear to provide a "temporary fix" and increase stability of your Achilles. Scar tissue will constantly grow when you are suffering from a chronic Achilles tendon injury like tendonitis, tendinosis, or tensynovitis, and even when you are recovering from Achilles tendon surgery.

Break up and prevent growth of scar tissue with regular Knee-Flex Passive Achilles Tendon Stretching.

Scar tissue is probably the cause of your Achilles tendon, ankle ligaments or even your calf muscles stiffening up over time.

The only solution to get rid of scar tissue and promote growth of healthy, flexible tissue is repeated motion through exercise. The Knee-Flex® will provide natural, fluid, passive stretches that will stretch out the scar tissue increasing the flexibility of your Achilles tendon and improving overall range of motion (ROM).


2. The Same Benefits Available with any Achilles Tendon Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program

You will find in most rehabilitation programs that regular Achilles tendon heel slide stretching and conservative treatment will help to:

  • build muscle strength in your lower leg (calf muscle)
  • increase mobility and range of motion (ROM)
  • speed overall healing
  • prevent muscle loss (atrophy)
  • improve muscular function and capability
  • refine Achilles tendon tissue alignment and physical balance
  • encourage overall ankle joint and Achilles tendon flexibility
  • facilitate proper warm up for regular exercise
  • promote healthy circulation in your Achilles tendon




Knee-Flex® Usage - Key Points to Keep in Mind

knee flex sitting position

The Knee-Flex® will become an invaluable tool in your Achilles tendon recovery therapy. When used correctly, this device can strengthen and stretch four different muscle groups as well as stimulate blood flow in the lower leg soft tissue for added recovery speed.

Once you have spoken with your physician or physical therapist and determined that they approve of this rehab exercise, only then should you begin using the Knee-Flex® device. Once using it, here are a few things to consider:

  • On the first session, loop a belt or bathrobe loop around your foot to assist your efforts. Once you find this is not needed then stop using the loop.
  • Don't worry if you're unable to perform a full stretch when first using this device. Do whatever stretch you can and this machine will assist in increasing your range of motion over the long run.
  • Set up the machine in a stable area free from obstruction. Most of our users find a pillow is very helpful as well for sitting/lying on.
  • Always use the machine slowly and in a controlled manner. Quick, jerky movements are not helpful and will only cause added problems.
  • When placing your heel on and off the machine, use your arms to lift it. This will keep the stress off of your injured Achilles tendon.
  • Always follow the instruction manual provided with your Knee-Flex®.
  • Phone an AidMyAchilles Adviser 1-866-237-9608, if you have any questions about stretching with your Knee-Flex® or how to incorporate other therapies into your stretching routine.

When used properly, the Knee-Flex® has a proven track record of assisting in the speedy recovery of many people suffering from an Achilles tendon injury. The Knee-Flex® is without doubt, the third and final essential tool for complete recovery. Once you deal with the swelling and inflammation through use of the Freezie Wrap® then begin the BFST® process through the use of the Inferno Wrap® it is time to take the third and final step to recovery by beginning a rehabilitation stretching regimen. The safest and most effective way we know to stretch the upper and lower muscles of the leg is through use of the Knee-Flex®

For more information on the Knee-Flex®, Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® or inquiries about your specific condition, call our AidMyAchilles Customer Service Team. AidMyAchilles customer service agents are highly trained individuals and will help find the treatment that's right for YOU. Why wait? Call today and get on the road to recovery faster than ever before!

Learn More About SUPERIOR Achilles Tendon Treatments

Learn more about the The Cold Compression Freezie Wrap®

Learn more about the BFST Inferno Wrap®

Learn more about the Post Surgery Rehab


AidMyAchilles.com Wants to Keep You Informed!

The goal of this webpage is to give people hope that there are medically proven, alternative treatments available for Achilles tendon injuries. There is a lot of conflicting information posted online and we make it a priority to seperate the fact from the fiction.

We are more than happy to help you heal your Achilles tendon injury with conservative treatment options such as BFST, ColdCure Technology and Knee-Flex Passive Stretching

After reviewing our information, you are welcome to call our office toll free at 1-866-237-9608 to speak with a trained AidMyAchilles Adviser - someone who can answer those lingering questions you have about your condition - at no cost or obligation.

We all want to begin healing as quickly as possible and with the right information, it can happen sooner than you think (as 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. In providing this service for over 7 years, we are quite proud of the track record we have built up over that time.

Call us toll free - 1-866-237-9608

 

Advisers are available on weekdays from 8:00am to 11:00pm and on weekends from 11:00am to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).



The Next Step Is Up To You!

AidMyAchilles is committed to bringing you the absolute best quality products for helping you relieve pain and heal your Achilles tendon injury as quickly as possible. Our products are quickly revolutionizing the way the therapeutic industry thinks about soft tissue treatments and come highly recommended by our customers and therapeutic professionals. That's why we sell them, because they are the best.

Like all our products, the Knee-Flex® is the highest quality product you will find anywhere. It can stretch out 4 different muscle groups in your lower leg. And, of course, we guarantee our Knee-Flex® Passive Stretching Devices with the AidMyAchilles 60-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you're not happy with any product you purchase in our shop, you can send it back for a full product refund.

So, if you're really looking for the best way to stretch your Achilles tendon; if you're looking to break up scar tissue, increase your flexibility and strengthen your Achilles tendon and lower leg muscles as fast as you possibly can; the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap®, Freezie Wrap® and the Knee-Flex® are what you need.

These therapies are the best home based, 3-Step Healing System to maximizing your Achilles or ankle injury recovery process.

Achilles tendon pain treatment reasons

The bottom line is, you are welcome to try our products for a full 2 months. If you do not receive the benefits that others have experienced, simply return your purchase back to us and we will issue a prompt & full refund. There will be no hassle and no hard feelings.

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Achilles Tendon Facts

There are over 250,000 achilles tendon injuries each year in the US.


Achilles tendon ruptures are common in people between the ages of 30 and 50.


In runners, too rapid an increase in mileage, hill training without proper strengthening, and recent or inadequate changes to running gear can cause injuries to the Achilles tendon.


Achilles tendonitis accounts for an estimated 11% of running injuries.


3-5% of athletes are forced to leave their sports career due to Achilles tendon overuse injuries that go untreated.


Medications mask the pain but do very little in the healing of Achilles tendonitis. Anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, and pain killers can cause Achilles tendonitis to worsen.


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


Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendinitis are the same thing.


Continually using your Achilles tendon while it is injured will lead to a more serious and/or chronic injury.


 


Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


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

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


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

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I'm sorry I missed your call to tell you how pleased I am with the [inferno] wrap. I've only had it six days and there is some improvement already. I sprained a ligament in both knees a month ago doing aerobics, and was beginning to feel I would never heal. The thermal wrap is just wonderful. I will certainly recommend it to anyone I know that needs such treatment. My husband will be eternally grateful for your product - he has to do the daily vacuuming from our exotic birds and our 3 dogs. Thank you for your phone call and offer of assistance.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Patricia Davidson

 

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Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I use both the Inferno and cold packs and they are fantastic. I run 3 to 4 triathlons each year and these products have help treat my severe tendonitis in my leg. The only downside is that they don't remind me to use them as often as I should:)

Rating: Five Star Rating

Daniel Hestad

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

You are an outstanding company with great service! I have bought both the back/hip and leg inferno wraps, though I sent the leg wrap back and exchanged it for another back/hip inferno (for a friend). My friend liked the back inferno wrap so much he bought the second one from me as soon as he used it.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Tom Allberry

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I purchased this product recently for my plantar fasciitis. I've been using it about a week, and it has helped a lot with the pain when I first get out of my bed in the morning. I previously tried something else, that was more like a sock, that pulled the toes, and that only caused pain. This [night splint] is very comfortable to wear, and I love how much I'm able to adjust it! I would recommend this to anyone!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Bonnie Barber

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the Inferno & Freezie Wraps since November,2012. I saw an orthopedic doctor after Thanksgiving and have been going to occupational therapy (3) days per week. I was told by my ortho doctor to continue to use the items that I had purchased from you (I brought them in on my initial visit with him). I am currently using the inferno wrap as soon as I wake up in the morning, then continue to do my daily wrist and arm exercises. I use the freezie wrap when I am finished. While working I use a tennis elbow brace and I am also using it while doing housework or other chores where I am using my arm alot. My arm is improving slowly as I am working (4) days a week as a chef for 12-14 hours per day. My ortho doctor told me that it would take some time to heal completely. I don't see him until the end of February (3 months since initial visit). So far I am seeing improvement in both pain management and flexibility. I believe the combination of therapy sessions and the use of your wrap treatments are the key to a successful treatment plan. I'll keep you informed of my progress. Thanks again for your help and guidance.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Nancy Georges

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I sustained a re-injury to the lateral right knee in a hiking incident on a wet path. Initially, I treated with anti-inflammatory medication, ice, elevation and knee brace. This injury was very similar to the previous knee injury, so I thought my knee would heal without seeking orthopedic evaluation. I started using a heating pad with a massage feature to relieve pain and found that the heat helped tremendously, but did not radiate deep enough into my knee. Since I am a Certified Rehabilitation RN, I started researching the Internet looking for a product that would provide radiant heat. I was happy to discover your Inferno Knee Wrap. I have been using it several times a day for several weeks and I am now pain free and functionally able to resume all activities. I still continue using the Inferno Knee Wrap on a daily basis in hopes that I can prevent another knee injury. Thank you for such a wonderful product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Ann Block

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


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

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

I'm sorry I missed your call to tell you how pleased I am with the [inferno] wrap. I've only had it six days and there is some improvement already. I sprained a ligament in both knees a month ago doing aerobics, and was beginning to feel I would never heal. The thermal wrap is just wonderful. I will certainly recommend it to anyone I know that needs such treatment. My husband will be eternally grateful for your product - he has to do the daily vacuuming from our exotic birds and our 3 dogs. Thank you for your phone call and offer of assistance.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Patricia Davidson

 

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Olga Cesario