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Dear MendMeShop,

I have only used the inferno heat wrap for about 2 weeks for a fairly significant achilles tendon problem that has plagued me for several months. A recent MRI shows partial tears and an irregular shape to part of the tendon. It seems to me I am getting amazing results already from use of the products I purchased. I am back to playing tennis on a limited basis and realize I need to show restraint but it certainly appears I am on the mend. I am extremely impressed by the professionalism of your company and the personnel that I have talked to in the ordering process.

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Walter Kirn

 

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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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Paolo LAUDADIO

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I just wanted to send a huge thank you to your company. I suffered a fully torn Achilles and unfortunately the system for retired Army officers is not very good -it was 5 weeks before I was seen by a surgeon. He was furious -- but we had to take the non surgical route. After 12 weeks I was cleared and sent to physical therapy - they were dumbfounded with my progress. I shared your products and gracefully explained I would prefer to trust my health to a process that works rather than continue to gamble with a system that is a crap shoot at best. The Doctor agreed! I love my progress and I work hard each day using the Ankle wrap heat and cold plus the knee flex. Thank you for great products - from a person who DID NOT HAVE SURGERY for a fully ruptured Achilles and the PT is dumbfounded with my progress. I am so far ahead of my surgical repaired contemporaries. This is my first testimonial and it would not occurred -- but when I lost my power connector for my heat ankle wrap it was replaced ASAP with no cost I was floored - thank you for mission impossible!!

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T Brayboy

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm regularly using both Leg and Plantar Inferno Wraps now and I'm already seeing extreme/good results. Basically I'm doing lots of running now and enjoy competing 5k's & 10k's. Hopefully full marathon soon and to achieve better results I need to train hard; consequences [of this] are typical running injuries. Obviously I'm treating my Plantar Fascia [with the Plantar Inferno Wrap], and using the Leg Inferno Wrap I'm treating my calf and hamstring. Both Inferno Wraps I should say are user friendly / easy to use except you need to be near electrical outlet to operate this gadget. I should say this equipment is a big help to the runners world.

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Romeo Aggabao

 


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

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Maria Vracic

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I recently ordered the Inferno Wrap and wanted to tell you how great it worked. I had a minor MCL tear and bursitis of the knee from a fall on ice in February, yes here in the Southern US, we do have ice sometimes and we don't know how to walk on it. Well, to make a long story short, I healed much faster and will recommend your product to others. Also, a representative from Mendmeshop called and asked how the product was working. This is unheard of in today's world. I never realized how long or involved a knee injury could be. Thank you for such a wonderful product.

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Vivian Miller

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you for your professionalism I also appreciate your knowledge of your products and the links to the other sites.

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Lori Stillerman

 

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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.

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Nancy Jensen

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

The Inferno ankle wrap & the Freezie ankle wrap have done wonders for me. My foot dr did prescribe orthotics for me being that I walk on concrete floors for 9+ hrs a day. It did take some time, but these two products have tremendously helped me with reducing inflammation & increasing blood flow to my Achilles area which has greatly aided in the healing process. Thx again,

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DONALD WILSON

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I love the freezie wraps, and use them for hip pain. They work well at night to take away most of the bursitis like pain. The Mend Me shop has provided excellent advice and treatment protocol which has been invaluable.

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Sandra R

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

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

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Nikki Page

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

A couple of years ago I helped my husband cut firewood on a hillside. I began to experience pain in my Achilles tendon shortly after we had finished getting all of the firewood cut, split and stacked. I limped through the winter and in the spring began to worry that I wouldn't be able to take care of my gardens. I finally went to the doctor and was prescribed physical therapy. The PT did help with the pain but didn't really "cure" the problem. I continued home physical therapy for another year and began to research therapies to help the tendon. I wanted to avoid surgery if possible. I came across the MendMeShop website and read about the products recommended for Achilles tendon. The cost seemed minimal compared to what I had already spent at the doctor and physical therapist. I ordered the Inferno Wrap and the Freezie Wrap for the ankle and used them according to the directions. I felt great pain relief and the flexibility in my Achilles returned within a few weeks of treatments. I have also been using a night splint following my last Inferno Wrap night treatment before retiring. With that regimen, I have been able to avoid a surgical tendon correction and have been able to resume my normal busy activities. Thank you MendMeShop for your great products and customer service follow-up of the shipment of products.

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Pat King

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Dear "Aid My Tendon", I am so happy I found your company when I did an "achilles tendon" search on the internet. The kit has been a Godsend and I can use it in my own home and when it is convenient for me. So far it has given me amazing results. When it starts to flare up again (usually because I have worn the "wrong" shoes) I just go to work on it with the Inferno Wrap. Thanks for making these products available to the public. Yours truly, Glenna

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Glenna Keoskie

 

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Achilles Tendon Surgery and
Post-Operative Rehabilitation

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Achilles Tendon attaches the heel bone to the gastrocenemius and soleus muscles.

Not every Achilles tendon injury or condition requires surgery.

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

Most doctors, physicians and orthopedic specialists will recommend conservative therapy for minor Achilles/Ankle injuries before considering surgery.

Some conservative treatment methods recommended include:

  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without an appropriate amount of rest you are at risk for increased inflammation, pain and re-injury of your Achilles tendon.
  • Cold Compression - Immediate cold compression (using the ColdCure Technology® Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®) will allow you to manage pain while getting rid of swelling and inflammation.
  • and edema in your ankle.
  • Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) - You can use your own blood flow to maximize your rehabilitation, decrease recovery time, and boost overall long-term healing.

Other Conservative Treatment Methods can be Risky

Cortisone is an injectible anti-inflammatory drug that is intended to reduce swelling and inflammation in the Achilles tendon. It is a short-term solution - this treatement does not lead to long-term healing of the Achilles tendon.

In some cases, physicians may recommend drugs or medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs) to manage pain and inflammation. Alternative medications like cortisone injections are NOT advised for any type of Achilles Tendon injury or condition. This is because there is an increased risk of rupture of the tendon following a cortisone injection.

"Medical evidence shows that cortisone shots can damage the surrounding tissue, fray the Achilles tendon, and even trigger a rupture. Most side effects are temporary, but skin weakening (atrophy) and lightening of the skin (depigmentation) can be permanent." (reference: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Resting too long, or using bracing to restrict movement for extended periods of time, can decrease mobility of your Achilles tendon and increase pain.

For acute (new or recent) Achilles tendon tears that have the ability to heal on their own - your doctor may even cast your foot in a toe pointed position (in something called a "hanging enquinus cast") or in a removable brace/splint. A removable splint can be very helpful to prepare you for physical therapy sessions and mobility exercises.

Prolonged use of a cast, removable splint, or long-term rest (restricted movement) without proper exercise or stretching can make your Achilles tendon injury worse. If your Achilles tendon remains completely immobilized and at constant rest, the ends of the Achilles tendon (where it attaches to bone or other muscles) will begin to fill in with massive amounts of scar tissue as part of the healing process. You may also have on-going symptoms of pain, swelling and inflammation, and even poor blood flow circulation.

Lack of proper blood flow and growth of scar tissue will increase the natural length of the tendon and tighten the tissue, changing the flexibility between your ankle and foot. Your ability to push off with your foot in certain activities such as running, jumping, or going up and down stairs all become compromised. You are also at an increased risk of re-rupture of the tendon, if the initial injury was large and required surgery in the first place.

 

Safe, Effective Conservative Treatment Options are Available

If your physican has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatment, you can join our many customers who have had great success treating themselves with the powerful, conservative treatment products we offer through AidMyAchilles - the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and the Knee-Flex® Passive Heel to Hip Stretching Device.

If surgerical intervention is required, talk to your physican about using these same products for post-surgery recovery as you will find them to be effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and minimizing scar tissue growth.


If Surgery is Required...

The type of surgery you will have depends on the type of injury you are faced with. The longer you have waited to have surgery will also be a factor that determines what type of surgery is needed.

Has it been weeks or months since the injury?

 

With acute (recent) tearing the separation in your Achilles tendon is likely to be very minimal. If you have an acute tear you may qualify for less invasive surgery (such as a mini-open procedure). Surgeons will always choose a shorter, less invasive procedure if it is possible to do so. Most surgeons know that a less complicated procedure will have less trauma to the tendon and a much quicker rate of recovery after the surgery.

Serious Achilles tendon injuries, such as a rupture, cause severe instability in the lower leg and require more intensive surgery to fix.

One week after the Achilles tendon has ruptured the ends of the tendon begin to fill in with scar tissue as part of the healing process. As we mentioned before - the added scar tissue increases the natural length of the tendon and negatively affects your ability to do normal activities (like running, jumping or going up and down a flight of stairs). If scar tissue is present then a more complicated procedure may be needed to clean out the presence of any scar tissue for optimal healing after the surgery.

An injury that is 4 to 6 weeks old is considered a chronic rupture. When you have a chronic Achilles tendon rupture the tendon tears continue to separate further from their ends increasing the gap in the tendon. A chronic rupture requires a difficult, drastic surgery - often times with a tendon transfer to complete the surgery and a lengthy recovery period.

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

Open Achilles Tendon Surgery

This is the traditional Achilles tendon surgery and remains the 'gold standard' of surgery treatments. During this procedure one long incision (10 to 17 cm in length) is made slightly on an angle on the back on your lower leg/heel. An angled incision like this one allows for the patient's comfort during future recovery during physical therapy and when transitioning back into normal footwear.

Open surgery is performed to provide the surgeon with better visibility of the Achilles tendon. This visibility allows the surgeon to remove scar tissue on the tendon, damaged/frayed tissue and any calcium deposits or bone spurs that have formed in the ankle joint. Once this is done, the surgeon will have a full unobstructed view of the tendon tear and can precisely re-align/suture the edges of the tear back together.

An open incision this large also provides enough room for the surgeon to prepare a tendon transfer if it's required. When repairing the tendon, non-absorbale sutures may be placed above and below the tear to make sure that the repair is as strong as possible. A small screw/anchor is used to reattach the tendon back to the heel bone if the Achilles tendon has been ruptured completely.

An open procedure with precise suturing improves overall strength of your Achilles tendon during the recovery process, making it less likely to re-rupture in the future.


Debulking or Debridement of the Achilles Tendon

Debridement and debulking is a common surgical technique used to 'clean up' the injured Achilles tendon and clear out all damaged tissue.

This surgical technique is done during open Achilles tendon surgery. To perform a debulking or debridement the surgeon will cut away any damaged/inflamed tissue and scrape down any calcium deposits (bone spurs) that have grown on your heel. Scar tissue may be removed from the sheath surrounding the tendon, from the tendon itself or from both surfaces.

Debulking or debridement of the Achilles tendon is used as a last resort, if all methods of conservative therapy have been exhausted.

This procedure is typically used for conditions such as Tendocalcaneal bursitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Achilles (mid-point or insertional) Tendonosis and in some cases when the tendon has ruptured as well.

 

Mini-Open Achilles Tendon Repair

During a mini-open Achilles tendon repair surgery, 2 to 8 small stab incisions are made to pull the edges of the tendon tear together and suture the torn edges to repair the damage.

During this procedure the surgeon will make one 3 to 4 cm long incision on the back of your ankle and 2 to 4 smaller vertical incisions around the long incision. These smaller veritical incisions are made with a pair of surgical scissors and are commonly referred to as "stab incisions".

Once the incisions are opened up, the surgeon will place precise sutures with non-absorbable stitches to strengthen the damaged Achilles tendon tissue. This suturing technique reduces the amount of scar tissue on the tendon after surgery and provides better surface healing of the skin. Unlike the traditional method of an open surgery, this procedure has less risks and complications involved. To learn about all risks you may face be sure to speak to your doctor.

Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Surgery

During this procedure the surgeon will make 3 to 4 incisions (approx. 2.5 cm long) on both sides of the Achilles tendon. Small forceps are used to free the tendon sheath (the soft tissue casing around your Achilles tendon) to make room for the surgeon to stitch/suture any tears.

Skilled surgeons may perform a percutaneous achilles tendon surgery with ultrasound imaging techniques to allow for blink suturing with stab incisions made by a surgical suture needle.

This procedure can be done in 3 different ways depending on the preference and experience of your surgeon.

Instead of making several 2.5 cm incisions for this procedure, some surgeons will use guided imaging with an ultrasound to see the Achilles tendon tissue without having to open up your ankle. For this technique, they will use a surgical needle to repeatedly stab your Achilles tendon. These "stab incisions" will allow the surgeon to "blindly" suture your tendon without seeing the actual tissue. As another option - some surgeons will only make 1 to 3 incisions for smaller surgical implements to repair your tendon while relying on imaging ultrasound to see your damaged tissue. During either procedure the use of ultrasound imaging or endoscopic techniques requires a very skilled surgeon.

"Blind" suturing can be dangerous depending on the experience level of your surgeon. Without seeing your tendon tissue, it is possible that your surgeon won't use enough sutures to repair your tendon. They could also hit one of the nerves in your ankle or align your tendon tissue incorrectly. Each of these issues can result in a re-rupture of your Achilles tendon if left untreated.

 

Achilles Tendon Transfer

Your surgeon will decide to perform an Achilles tendon transfer procedure if the gap in your tendon is really wide or your tendon has become frayed and weak over time. The donor Achilles tendon tissue will bridge the gap and cover the weaker portions of your tendon to strengthen it and increase your overall rate of recovery.

Stability of your Ankle after the Surgery

It is important to understand that surgery may not give you 100% functionality of your leg, but you should be able to return to most if not all of your pre-injury activities. These surgical procedures are often performed with very successful results. What truly makes a difference is your commitment to a doctor recommended rehabilitation program after surgery as there is always a possibility of re-injuring your tendon even after a surgical procedure. One complication of surgical repair for Achilles tendon tear is that skin can become thin at site of incision, and may have limited blood flow.

Recovery after Achilles tendon surgery will require a cast, removable brace and/or crutches.

Many people don't realize that Achilles tendon surgery can be very traumatic to your body. The type of trauma you experience after surgery can be compared to what you go through when you first injured your Achilles tendon.

During the first 24 to 72 hours after the surgery your ankle will be tender, swollen and very painful. Your leg will be weak and unstable making it impossible for you to put weight on your leg without some kind of help. This is why your doctor or surgeon will have you outfitted for a cast, ankle brace and/or crutches before the procedure. When you are relying on a cast/brace and crutches your Achilles tendon is less likely to be as active as it once was. This is usually why atrophy (loss) of your lower leg muscles (specifically your calf muscle) happens.

In general, more than 80%* of people who undergo surgery for an injured Achilles Tendon are able to return to their active lifestyle. In order to avoid re-injury, it is important to commit to a regular conservative therapy routine. *(reference: webmd.com)

Ask any doctor and they will tell you that the success of your surgery depends on your level of dedication to regular at home care of your Achilles Tendon. Most of our Achilles tendon post-op clients have treated themselves successfully through regular use of the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and the Knee-Flex®.

Using these therapies will lessen the chance and/or severity of ankle joint degeneration and muscular atrophy during your rehabilitation process. In some cases our customers have prevented the onset of degeneration through regular use of these treatments. They will even combine these therapeutic treatments with the rehabilitation plan recommended by their doctor, surgeon or physical therapist.


Getting Started with Your Post-Operative Rehabilitation

If you have undergone surgery on your Achilles injury then your physician will quickly get you on the path to rehabilitation. Now, the aggressiveness of your rehabilitation efforts and your injury's ability to heal will depend on a variety of factors including (but not limited to):

  • your age, overall health and activity level
  • the state of your injury before surgery (severe injuries like a tendon rupture, open wound, bone damage or fracture will require more intense surgery)
  • the type of surgery you have undergone
  • how soon you must return to normal activity

No two rehabilitation plans are alike - The less invasive your surgery is,
the quicker your road to recovery will be.

Effective post surgery rehabilitation for your ankle will combine rest, physical therapy, exercise and conservative treatment methods to ensure consistent healing of repaired tissues.

The goal of a rehabilitation plan is to manage pain and swelling while improving function, strength, and range of motion. Ultimately, you will regain strength in your ankle and Achilles tendon to be able to walk normally and return to full activity. You will most likely spend a lot of time with a physical therapist after your surgery, but as your healing progresses, emphasis will be placed on your personal at home treatment. The success of your rehabilitation will depend on your dedication to working with your doctor and physical therapist while also managing your recovery on a daily basis at home.

Regardless of what type of surgery you've had (or even if you don't need surgery) your home therapy routine can be improved by controlling initial and on-going pain/swelling, and increasing blood flow to heal your tendon so that you can achieve long-term, positive results. This can easily be done by incorporating an Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® into your rehabilitation routine. Regular treatment with an Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® will decrease your time spent in recovery.

Speak to your doctor, surgeon or phsyical therapist about incorporating Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® treatments into your post-operative rehabilitation program to boost your overall recovery process.

Post-OP Phase 1: Protect your Achilles Tendon

You may need to wear a removable splint for some time after surgery to restrict movement of your Achilles tendon as it heals.

Rehabilitation after surgery on your Achilles tendon will first focus on protecting your ankle from further damage and starting simple movement. The level of protection needed for your ankle will depend on the type of surgery you have had.

After an open Achilles tendon surgery (depending on how much damage was repaired) your ankle will be immobilized in a short or long-leg cast with absolutely no weight bearing on your injured leg for 4-8 weeks. After 4-8 weeks your Achilles tendon will start to heal and weight bearing, and a new low-heeled, short-leg equinus cast or controlled ankle motion brace will be used.

You may need to wear a short cast and/or a removable brace for up to 4 weeks after a Percutaneious or Mini-open Achilles tendon repair procedure. After 4-6 weeks have passed, you may be able to return to weight bearing with the aid of a splint or walking boot.

Soon after surgery your ankle will become tender, swollen, red and hot to the touch. These are all symptoms of inflammation.

An Elbow Freezie Wrap can safely and effectively reduce immediate post-surgery pain, inflammation and swelling to speed the recovery process after Achilles tendon surgery.

In order to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation your doctor will prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug to be taken during the first 4 weeks after your surgery, or for however long it is needed, depending on your pain level. Your surgeon will also recommend a cold compression therapy if you are wearing a removable brace. If you are not wearing a cast right after the surgery, you can use an Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day, to control your inflammation and reduce your pain.

Rest is also vital to your rehabilitation plan, depending on the surgery you have undergone. When it comes to Achilles tendon surgery recovery, your surgeon or physical therapist will expect you to rest your ankle as needed to prepare for physical therapy and exercise to come. Typically, rehabilitation with a physical therapist will begin 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Post-OP Phase 2: Start Physical Therapy

After your Achilles tendon starts to heal your tissue will be in a weakened state and will not be as strong as healthy tissue for some time. This is why you need to be on "re-injury watch" and make the most of your physical therapy appointments and home therapies during your rehabilitation. It would be devastating if overdoing it at any point during the first few months of rehabilitation would send you right back into the operating room.

Use Warming Therapies like BFST to increase flexibility and elasticity of your Achilles tendon before physical therapy exercise.

As we mentioned before, approx. 4-6 weeks after your surgeon will recommend regular physical therapy appointments where you will be encouraged to gain back some of your range of motion (ROM) and increase the stability of your injured leg. You will start with the gradual movement of your leg in a free (non-forced) way with little weight or resistance, normally with very few repetitions of activity. Strengthening exercises will slowly increase in difficulty (with more resistance) around 8 weeks after your surgery.

Your leg will be stiff and painful at first, and simple, easy movements may seem challenging in the beginning. Don't be discouraged!

Some of this pain and stiffness can be treated by increasing healthy blood flow to your Achilles tendon before you exercise, with an Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap®. An Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® will warm your tissue, reduce any lingering stiffness in your ankle, and increase the amount of oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy that travel to your injured tissue. Using an Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® for approximately 15 to 20 minutes (finishing 15 minutes before exercise or your physical therapy appointment) will warm up your ankle, relax your lower leg (calf) muscles and boost flexibility of your tissue.

Controlling post-exercise swelling and inflammation is crucial during any phase of rehabilitation. Any sign of swelling or inflammation after exercise may be an indication of minor re-injury to your ankle or the surrounding tissues and muscles. Controlling your inflammation immediately after exercise, for at least 15 to 20 minutes, with an Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® may prevent the chance of reinjury to your Achilles tendon. If you don't treat your swelling immediately after finishing exercise, you will likely experience a setback in your recovery.


At Home Stretching/Exercise

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

Talk to any doctor and they will tell you just how important it is to commit to regular exercise at home as well as in the clinic. You can easily integrate high quality, clinic based devices into your at-home routine by using a Knee-Flex®.

Full heel to hip movement is a common to many physical therapy recovery routines. it is considered to be a foundation stretch used to rehabilitate from a variety of injuries, including recovery from open Achilles tendon surgery, percutaneous or mini-open repair procedures. Your physical therapist will prescribe heel to hip movement (sometimes referred to as "heel slides") to introduce gentle stretching of your leg and keep your Achilles tendon active and moving.

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The Knee-Flex Passive Knee Stretch Device, providing full heel to hip movement, exclusively offered by AidMyAchilles.com

It can be difficult to achieve consistent physical therapy exercises at home. Your physical therapist may even recommend household tools to help you achieve consistent stretching and assistance during your stretching routine. The problem with this is that using some household tools (like plastic bags or cookie sheets) to create a fluid heel sliding motion can be unsafe, with little to no control over what your body is actually doing!

This is where the Knee-Flex® comes in! This specially designed tool provides safe, consistent, controlled heel to hip movement on a sturdy, hardwood track. This makes sure that your heel slides and Achilles tendon stretching is the same every time! This proprietary device is even used in hospital and clinics across Canada and now YOU can have access to this amazing technology in the comfort of your own home!

The Knee-Flex®will:

  • 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 tissue alignment and physical balance
  • encourage joint and tissue flexibility
  • facilitate proper warm up for regular exercise
  • promote healthy circulation in your Achilles tendon

If you are looking for a treatment plan that will give you encouraging short-term results and the benefits of long-term health care, speak to your doctor, surgeon and/or physical therapist about adding the Knee-Flex® to your recovery plan today!

 

Post-OP Phase 3: Return to Regular Activities

Depending on your injury, the type of surgery you've had, and your level commitment to your post-operative rehabilitation program, you may be able to return to walking around 6-12 weeks after your surgery.

After Achilles tendon surgery you will need to gradually return to regular activity.

Most people won't be able to return to other regular activities, like driving, until 8 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery. This timeframe is of course different for everyone, and depends on the advice of your surgeon and/or physical therapist. For example, you may be cleared to return to driving when you have shown that you are physically capable of raising and moving your leg on your own during physical therapy.

Athletes may take up to 7 months to heal before they are ready to begin their sport again. In fact, recovery from an Achilles Tendon Surgery may take many months to heal.


Expectations for Long-term Recovery

Why Treat Injury after Injury when You can Prepare
Your Body for Lifelong Health?

 

Rehabilitation after your Achilles surgery is just the beginning of your recovery process. Even after you've had surgery to fix your Achilles tendon, your tendon will never heal 100%. Unfortunately from this point forward you will always need to be careful with your Achilles tendon. Your tendon is weaker now, it will never be as strong as it was before you got hurt, and your risk of re-injury is much higher.

You will now need to manage your symptoms on a daily basis to prevent a re-rupture of your Achilles tendon.

It's simple to manage long-term healing of your Achilles tendon with conservative treatment methods that can be conveniently used in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for an all-natural pain management and long-term healing solution that is ergonomically designed to provide exceptional long-lasting relief, speak to your doctor today about incorporating the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® into your treatment plan.

Cold Cmpression Freezie Wrap Therapy for your Achilles tendon injury will reduce pain, swelling and tissue damage for faster healing.

ColdCure Technology® can help you to decrease post-operative pain and swelling while also managing any pain from occasional inflammatory flare-ups (re-injury). The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® effectively targets cold compression therapy right at the source of your pain. Consistent treatment with an Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® will effectively reduce you inflammation, draw the pain out of your ankle and gently numb the nerve endings in your tissue for rapid, long-lasting pain relief.

Each Freezie Wrap® comes with 3 large gel packs that are specifically designed to wrap around the back of your ankle. With 3 massive gel packs you can have one inside the wrap while you are treating your Achilles tendon and the other 2 chilling in the freezer ready for use at any time. This means tailored treatment of your Achilles tendon with perfect, consistent cooling temperatures - providing even more relief of pain and swelling.

During your last few stages of rehabilitation, while you are undergoing physical therapy and focusing on improvements to your range of motion, it is important to maintain healthy blood flow in your Achilles tendon. Strong and healthy tendons need a solid foundation of good recovery methods. While tissue is healing, blood flow can sometimes reduce to a trickle if on-going swelling and inflammation is experienced. It also takes time for veins carrying blood flow to your healing tissue to regrow after a traumatic event or surgery.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy for your Achilles tendon will speed healing, encourage tissue re-growth and help to get rid of scar tissue.

Reduced blood flow slows down your recovery process and keeps your Achilles tendon tissue in a weakened state. If your tissue remains in this condition, you will always be at risk of re-injury that will severely set back all of your hard work of rehabilitating your injury.

In order to prevent re-injury and allow your body to heal naturally, use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy BFST® regularly. Healthy blood flow is vital to the healing process after an Achilles tendon surgery. Your blood flow is what brings oxygen, nutrients, anti-bodies and energy to your healing tissue. It promotes the re-growth of your tissue to strengthen the delicate work your surgeon has done.

Regular treatments with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will help you increase blood flow up for up to 3 hours with just one 20 minute application! An Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® will help you increase blood flow to your repaired tendon. There simply isn't a better product on the market to increase your body's natural healing process and provide long-term health benefits.

Dealing with Scar Tissue After Achilles Surgery

How Scar Tissue Affects Your Rehabilitation
Achilles tendon passive stretching with a Knee-Flex device will help to break up scar tissue.

Scar tissue is something that will be present in your tendon before and after your surgery. The growth of scar tissue is ultimately what causes stiffening in your Achilles tendon, restricting movement and flexibility. Scar Tissue is something that cannot be avoided during surgery. Your surgeon will determine if the anticipated outcome from surgery will be successful, despite the buildup of scar tissue that you will develop as a result of the surgery. Overall, the surgeon may be able to remove a lot of the initial buildup of scar tissue around the injury and in doing so, view a positive outcome from the surgery.

Unfortunately, scar tissue may plague you for weeks, months and maybe even years after your surgery, depending on your level of activity and the amount of conservative treatments you have done during your rehabilitation. Scar tissue is a major problem, especially when it comes to re-injury of your Achilles Tendon. When dealing with scar tissue it is always important to:

  • listen well to your physician and if conservative treatments are recommended, remember to stick to your (daily) treatment plan using these therapies, to avoid further surgery or avoid surgery altogether!
  • if surgery cannot be avoided, know that frequent use of the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® after your surgery, will help reduce the swelling very quickly. Much of the pain you feel will be from the swelling, and you will be surprised how fast the pain drops off once the swelling is down. Using the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® is also recommended as a conservative treatment option to help increase your chances of avoiding surgery altogether.
  • the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® is a safe, electromagnetic energy device that will help reduce scar tissue and increase blood flow to the area (thereby accelerating the body's own healing process). Treating your Achilles with this device after surgery is probably the easiest and most effective way to accelerate your recovery. Using the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® is a highly effective conservative treatment option that will increase your chances of avoiding surgery altogether.
  • when applied before stretching, the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® will help the connective tissue in your ankle joint elongate, and stay elongated. This will help improve your range of motion and may prevent joint atrophy.
  • repeated motion through exercise can not only get rid of scar tissue, but also promote growth of healthy, flexible tissue. Our Knee-Flex® can provide natural, fluid, passive stretches for your Achilles tendon while recovering from surgery. Regular, consistent exercises with a Knee-Flex® will stretch scar tissue, increasing extensibility and flexibility of the tissue and improve overall range of motion (ROM).

Overall, continued treatment with the Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap®, Freezie Wrap® and Knee-Flex® will maintain good health in your Achilles Tendon and significantly reduce your risk of reinjury.

It may seem hard to believe, but regardless of what type of Achilles surgery you have undergone (or are trying to prevent), our Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap®, Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your injury faster and reduce the chance of degenerative Achilles conditions by maximizing blood flow where it is needed most, reduce swelling and inflammation induced pain.

Learn More About SUPERIOR Achilles Treatments

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

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

Learn more about how the Knee-Flex® Passive Achilles Tendon Stretching Device can assist rehab exercises to increase mobility and deal with chronic scar tissue.



Are You Dealing with Rehabilitation After Achilles Tendon Surgery?

We Have Answers that can Help...

Most cases of Achilles tendonitis/tendonosis will respond well to conservative treatments, however, surgery will be needed in some cases (especially with a full Achilles tendon rupture). Undergoing Achilles tendon surgery, whether you have an open, percutaneous or mini-open procedure, can be a scary and challenging time for most.

The Internet and any medical professionals available to you (your surgeon, orthopaedic specialist and/or physical therapist) will provide a wealth of information and details on the surgery itself, but it can be a challange to fully understand the medical terminology used, how your body reacts to the surgery and what comprehensive rehabilitation plan will get your body healed as soon as possible.

Surgery in itself is not the end of the journey, it is merely
the beginning of a new chapter. Your rehabilitation efforts will have an important impact on how soon you can return to living and enjoying your normal daily life.

It truly takes a cohesive rehab plan after surgery - incorporating conservative therapy, rest and physical therapy/exercise - to ensure a complete recovery takes hold. There is no single answer and each individual experience in rehabilitation is different.

We here at AidMyAchilles provide suggestions and options for people to help get them through this life changing event. We assist many people in shaping an individual course of action to help them heal after surgery.

If you have undergone Achilles tendon surgery and you would like to ask us questions on steps needed to ensure more complete healing, then call our office toll free: 1-866-237-9608

 

AidMyAchilles Played A Key Role In A Fast Recovery

I purchased the Inferno and Freezie because on August 28th my life changed, I was in Florida at the beach taking my last skimboarding run when I heard the dreaded pop and hit from behind. I had in fact after an MRI 2 weeks later ruptured my Achilles Tendon 100%.

I was devastated... being 50, an athlete, former track record holder, my life came to a complete standstill. I found your site from an Achilles site with Blogs and I am very grateful.

My current condition is nothing short of a miracle.

I had surgery two and half weeks ago, surgery was open to repair tendon and was one hour 20 minutes. I was placed in a hard cast with toes down for 1 week, I observed all rules and used crutches 100%.

After 1 week cast was removed then I was back in my air cast, I could put absolutely no pressure whatsoever on the repaired leg for 4 days.

I received your products and immediately used them. The inferno wrap and freezie are my favorites, I just drove home 200 miles with the inferno wrap on via a 12 volt inverter.

Last Saturday night I went out in a flip flop with the injured foot to just get used to having some weight on it. This past week I experimented with different shoes and sneakers and when I attended my second PT session all the swelling and bruising was gone and I had great side to side motion still working on stretching the achilles.

Yesterday I drove with sneakers on and walked 1.5 miles on my sons college campus with no crutch, can, etc. Today I wore docksiders and drove home another 200 miles, I am now laying in bed with the Inferno on my left foot which has the intact achilles but it is sore due to disruption of weight from injury, at the same time I have the Freezie on my repaired leg.

After reading all the stories on the internet and talking with people as well as knowing of the seriousness of this injury, I believe your products have played a key role to getting me back on my feet and my life headed back to normal 1000 times faster than the average achilles rupture patient.

Thank You so much for great products and superior service as well as unprecedented guarantee. I will let you know when I am walking normal without any limp

D Hunziker, Virginia

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Results may vary. Always seek the advice of your physician
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The Next Step Is Up To You!

Living with pain is never easy as it affects your entire lifestyle. Living with pain during or after intensive surgery with a lengthy rehabilitation period can be even harder! Nothing is more important than making the proper decision when it comes to treating your ankle pain after surgery.

Rehabilitation at home, while attending regular physical therapy or doctor appointments, is vital for your overall recovery. Consistent exercise and conservative treatment on a daily basis during your rehabilitation, while working with your doctor, surgeon or physical therapist, is key!

AidMyAchilles stands out in this regard as our goal is to help you heal for the longer-term during your post-operative rehabilitation and beyond.


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.

If you are still uncertain which route to go or if you would like to discuss issues affecting your ankle pain, Achilles tendonitis, tendonosis or other soft tissue injuries, then do not hesitate to contact an AidMyAchilles Advisor immediately by phone or email.

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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.


 


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Dear MendMeShop,

I just wanted to send a huge thank you to your company. I suffered a fully torn Achilles and unfortunately the system for retired Army officers is not very good -it was 5 weeks before I was seen by a surgeon. He was furious -- but we had to take the non surgical route. After 12 weeks I was cleared and sent to physical therapy - they were dumbfounded with my progress. I shared your products and gracefully explained I would prefer to trust my health to a process that works rather than continue to gamble with a system that is a crap shoot at best. The Doctor agreed! I love my progress and I work hard each day using the Ankle wrap heat and cold plus the knee flex. Thank you for great products - from a person who DID NOT HAVE SURGERY for a fully ruptured Achilles and the PT is dumbfounded with my progress. I am so far ahead of my surgical repaired contemporaries. This is my first testimonial and it would not occurred -- but when I lost my power connector for my heat ankle wrap it was replaced ASAP with no cost I was floored - thank you for mission impossible!!

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T Brayboy

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

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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Angela Sloan

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I recently ordered the Inferno Wrap and wanted to tell you how great it worked. I had a minor MCL tear and bursitis of the knee from a fall on ice in February, yes here in the Southern US, we do have ice sometimes and we don't know how to walk on it. Well, to make a long story short, I healed much faster and will recommend your product to others. Also, a representative from Mendmeshop called and asked how the product was working. This is unheard of in today's world. I never realized how long or involved a knee injury could be. Thank you for such a wonderful product.

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Vivian Miller

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I've been a long time customer. Two of our daughters dance and your products have helped a variety of ailments. Our daughter's Achilles tendonitis took a few months, but no longer hurts!!! You have super products that really work! As a follow up not long after Kathy's first comments (based on her most recent purchase of the Wrist Inferno and Freezie) Pain is down about 90% so far!!! Thanks for thinking of us. You have a great system of customer service and products! KL

Rating: Five Star Rating

K Lange

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

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

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Nikki Page

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have had good consultations and help from the customer service at MendMeShop and I appreciate their high quality of service which has helped me by answering all of my questions and concerns. I suffered Hip Bursitis for over 6 years.

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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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Dear MendMeShop,

I just wanted to reply by saying that I love your products. I have purchased 2 wraps from you (Wrist Inferno and Ankle/Achilles Inferno) and they have worked for me better than I ever thought they would. I believe I completely healed my heel and I am still receiving treatments for my carpal tunnel. But your products are really wonderful. Thank You

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Tracy Skeens

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I've been a long time customer. Two of our daughters dance and your products have helped a variety of ailments. Our daughter's Achilles tendonitis took a few months, but no longer hurts!!! You have super products that really work! As a follow up not long after Kathy's first comments (based on her most recent purchase of the Wrist Inferno and Freezie) Pain is down about 90% so far!!! Thanks for thinking of us. You have a great system of customer service and products! KL

Rating: Five Star Rating

K Lange

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I spent 7 years in the gym walking one hour and working out. I lost 85 pounds in about 2 years with a lot of hard work and dedication. After I left the gym in 2008 due to it closing I started having problems about a year later. I recently had surgery on my left shoulder on Jan 4th of this year to shave down the bone to leave enough space for my shoulder joint to work. It seemed to be healing slowly, until I probably reinjured it trying to cut down a small tree. I went back to my Orthopedic Surgeon for my follow up and had to have a cortizone shot in June so I could be painfree while on a long awaited vacation. The shot lasted until September and had another shot October 26 with a warning from the Dr that if I couldn't get any better through therapy by Jan 6 2011 I would have to have the full surgery with my tendons and muscles sewn up to the top of my Rotator Cuff. I told him I don't want to go through the pain again, since I can't take pain medication due to my daily med I have to take for PTSD and can't take them both at the same time. So I did some research for the last 2 months and kept coming up with the MendMeShop Left Shoulder Inferno Wrap. I printed all the material and showed it to my OS and he said to try it if I think it will help me. I received it in 2 days last Friday and was out of town overnight.So I didn't get to try it until Saturday night. I tried it wrapped over a sweater with a thermal shirt underneath and the heat went right through and felt like I was at the physical therapist. The next day I did a few 60 minute sessions and I could feel my muscles ache a little bit, but NO PAIN praise God !!! I was buying a large tube of Extra Strength Muscle Rub with 16 % Menthol once a week to bear the pain along with 800 ML of Ibuprofen.Today is Thursday and I haven't had to put any rub on my shoulder since coming home Saturday night. This Inferno Wrap is incredible and is worth every penny. I am on Disability so I can't afford to waste a penny, but this purchase is becoming a lifesaver for me. Sometimes I just unplug from the charger, tuck the little 8 inch connector, then I tighten the wrap to make it a compression support and the heat stays in it for hours and allows me to be able to function a lot less painful since I am left handed also. If I could give it a 10 star rating instead of a 5 star I would. I will keep you all up to date a few times a week as I progress, along with any replies I might receive. Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rajendra Singh

 

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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:)

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Daniel Hestad

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Angela Sloan

 

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