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.
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.
I constantly use the Leg Inferno Wrap for my thigh and hamstring pain......love walking/running. It's great for shin splints.... feels good when muscle gets hot.
Really helped when I woke up one morning with a lower leg deep vein Thrombosis really bed with the combo of whey protein; herbs for inflammation; and wearing this I was able to start running again in three weeks and walk normally in 2 weeks.
Constantly use every evening and feels good after;
For anyone like me it's a great product.
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I ordered this wrap after finding out I have...
I ordered this wrap after finding out I have a Calcium deposit in my shoulder which has turned to Tendinitis. The Freezie wrap is awesome and instantly takes the pain away. The only thing negative I can say is if you are right at a 40 size chest orde[See Full Review]r the SM/LG (under 40'). I am in the process of exchanging sizes because I ordered the LG/XL (40'-48') and the wrap is bulky and very big. I am right on the cute off for 40' and went bigger when I first ordered and should have ordered the small.[Close Review]
I'm 52 & in fairly good shape, I mountain...
I'm 52 & in fairly good shape, I mountain bike for hours - at least twice a week. I kayak offshore for hours twice a week. I also snorkle & work out.
So when my son invited me to play paint ball, my leg muscles were strong enough to do what my mind [See Full Review]told them...to a point where my left leg (the one that got bent backwards playing little league baseball 29 years ago) became so painful the next day.
I was shocked & amazed how I had gone from in great shape to a hobbling old man.
A bit of research I re-learned hot before & cold after a workout/activity.
Cold packs are cheap at the drug store & heat pads are too, but destroyed a few of these in the microwave oven to heat. I found the frozen packs seemed a bit too much & the heat pads ether nearly burned me or wasn't hot enough to get deep.
I then went back & ordered your hot & cold products AND MY PRODUCTS GOT HERE IN MAUI IN TWO DAYS ARRIVING ASTONISHINGLY ON A SATURDAY !!!!
I now heat up both my knees before a workout or just as good treatment & cool 'em down after. I feel like I'm 99% better but I'll continue to use these products as I feel it'll keep me from getting a knee injury.
The relief is so wonderful...I paddle for hours and I have no issues.[Close Review]
I am very pleased, especially with the...
I am very pleased, especially with the inferno wrap. At first when I received it, I was wondering if it was going to really help, more than my heating pad.
I can tell you today, my wrist has gotten so much better!
I use the inferno wrap every even[See Full Review]ing in my down time before heading to bed, on the weekend did use it much more and believe that did help. I had severely stretched/pulled the tendons in my wrist, became very painful, going about the routines of life.
I am so very happy with the purchase and am a big fan of the Mendmeshop, thanks for helping me to get my life back on the road to being somewhat normal!
I do like the freezie wrap too, being able to put it on and leave it there but still move around.
I will surely recommend your site to anyone I know in the future that injures themselves and wants to be on the road to recovery as soon as possible.[Close Review]
The Freezie Wrap for the shoulder is miles...
The Freezie Wrap for the shoulder is miles above using regular ice bags.
Shoulder injuries are a tough nut and take weeks if not months to heal. The wrap has already been money well spent.
I really never expected such good service!...
I really never expected such good service!
I have a trochanteric bursitis, and have been seriously bothered by it for more than a year. My rheumatologist gave me two steroid injections which helped briefly and then the pain started again, and th[See Full Review]at pain is almost crippling. Celebrex was recommended and it worked for me except that I have IBS and unfortunately couldn?t continue to take it. Besides it is a systematic drug and who knows what else it may effect.
I was in pain and decided to check out the internet and that is where I found you. I was uncertain about the use of electromagnetic therapy, it sounded like it might be in the snake oil category, but fortunately for me I got good confirmation about the legitimacy of the product.
I have to say I am so glad that I made the purchase.
You are right I felt a difference with the first treatment using the inferno wrap. I have continued to use it about two times a day. I am very impressed with you product. I still have pain, more on same days than others, but it is greatly reduced and I am able to walk without severe pain.
I also ordered the freeze wrap but haven?t used it yet. I expect a situation will arise when I may want to. I will recommend you and your product to anyone who may benefit.
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.
I am elated with the Shoulder Inferno and...
I am elated with the Shoulder Inferno and Freezie Wraps. I purchased. My shoulder is regaining strength, albeit slowly.
Until I found your products I was in tremendous throbbing pain from a rotator cuff injury. For three months I used Chiropract[See Full Review]ors and exercise bands to no avail.
The terrible throbbing has subsided and I am once again able to throw the ball with my two German Pointers!
If I over do activity, the freeze wrap helps to calm the shoulder down. An hour after that I do the Inferno Wrap. [Close Review]
MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home...
MendMe products are the Cadillac of at-home treatment options.
They are robustly constructed to provide superior heat or cold contact to the injured area and the fit is incredibly precise and adaptable.
My husband and I use them repeatedly as t[See Full Review]ypical ageing athletes with lots of old injuries. I have loaned them to friends on my paddle tennis team and everyone raves.
Yes, they cost a bit more but save untold thousands in visits to chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors.
I purchased the Inferno wrap and Freezie wrap to treat a chronic Achilles tendonosis (MICROSCOPIC TEARS OF THE TENDON AT THE INSERTION). During the later part of 2008 I was experiencing a lot of tight muscle and tendons and usually working out (runni[See Full Review]ng) tired and not properly warmed up and limber. I started the new year with good intention and determined to work on stretching that included following a home yoga program. I am familiar with yoga but admit that I was too aggressive with the stretching that comes from the 'downward dog' position. I believe this aggravated an already existing condition in the Achilles insertion area, this combined with the stress of a late January 5KM road race caused enough pain in the Achilles tendon to force me to discontinue running. I sought medical attention from my family physician who referred me to physiotherapy. Through the early stage of therapy I continued to do regular bike workouts. Unfortunately the pain increased to the point that I had to stop both running and cycling. I attended physiotherapy for just over two months going once a week receiving massage to the injured area, ultrasound, cortisone by patch and ice. I was religious in following the gentle stretching and strengthening routine at home between physio visits. After these two months with little improvement they released me with the instruction to continue with the stretching, strength exercises and ice. I was still in pain and could not run or cycle without causing further damage, walking was painful. I search for other solutions and found the information on the MendMeShop web site. Although skeptical, I purchased the wraps out of desperation, received the product, read all the literature for use and started into a daily routine. Within 7 days I started to experience a reduction in the constant pain. Within 9 days I was walking without a constant reminder of the injury. I tried doing a ride and although the short 13 mile ride was enjoyable I started to feel the injury flair up again. The injury is not completely healed but the progress I am experiencing gives me hope that with a continued discipline of home treatment using the products, gentle stretching and the use of wearing a brace on my foot while sleeping to prevent the tendon from retracting, will in time bring about the full healthy healing of the injured area. I have found that you really have to be in tune with what you are feeling during the gentle stretching and often back off the stretch so as not to cause repetitive injury to the already weakened area of the Achilles insertion.[Close Review]
Your products help my ankle a lot. I'm not...
Your products help my ankle a lot. I'm not in as much pain as I was before. It'll take time, but it feels much better.
Thanks & take care.
My husband, who is in his 50's was feeling...
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[See Full Review] 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.[Close Review]
I'm a believer in your products.
I'm a believer in your products.
My wife had plantar fasciitis a few years ago. I did some research and came across your website. What impressed me the most and encouraged me to purchase was the response I read from your founder to a naysayer who[See Full Review]m had never even tried your wraps. This guy was bashing your products when all others were praising them. Your owner invited him to Canada with airfare included to tour the headquarters! Anyway, I figured it was the real deal and so did he after that!
My wife's brother is a chiropractor she literally healed her foot with the use of your inferno wrap and another treatment in a couple of weeks!
I personally have Golfers elbow in both arms. I've been using the Inferno wrap for about 5 days so far. I haven't used the Freezie wrap yet as I really haven't much pain and no swelling.
I definitely feel that it's working already. I'm confident that within a couple of weeks or more I'll be good as new!
Thanks again for being part of such a wonderful company that stands behind its product!
I bought the knee wrap for my husband and he has gotten significant relief from it.
He only uses it occasionally now but used it every day for the first couple of months and felt it helped greatly.
I have one of your other products which I use [See Full Review]on my hip (which I believe has bursitis). It has been a godsend. I used it a lot in the beginning and now only have to use it once in a while--esp when there is a low front going through which usually aggravates my hip and my knee and my husband's knee.
I'm doing well with my Inferno Wraps. I have one for my foot, leg, back, and elbow.
My elbow IS gradually getting better. The foot/ankle/Achilles, leg, and back/hip are helping a lot.
I have a complex soft tissue injury from a fall where my foo[See Full Review]t was asleep and I did not know it ... UNTIL I fell on the floor, having twisted (running on my foot that turned over) my ankle, knee, and hip. I have healed well from the original injury (now 4 years ago) with lots of chiropractic and massage therapy and lots of rehab.
One of my rehabs now is "Ballroom Dancing" with a teacher who understands injuries. I call it "Physio-dance therapy for rehabilitation." I've done this for the last 8 months and have gotten incredibly stronger and improved coordination and balance.
But, 3 weeks ago I "strained" my Achilles/calf/ankle/foot muscles and tendons. I purchased the Inferno Wraps to help expedite my healing, which they HAVE DONE and I've only used them 2 weeks now. I am using them 2 times per day, every day. [Close Review]
I developed tendonitis in my left ankle about...
I developed tendonitis in my left ankle about a year ago, after having some pain and realizing I needed to go to the doctor to see what I?d done! In November, I was told it was tendonitis and to wear a ?boot? or air cast and that they would p[See Full Review]rescribe physical therapy. I was told that I did not need to wear the boot 24/7, but anytime it was painful or would be using my feet a lot, I should use it.
Even though I?m a type A and like to multi-task and move quickly, I wore the boot, but boy did it get in my way. The physical therapy definitely helped, and they gave me some exercises to do at home and while gone for about two weeks.
I graduated from physical therapy in January, and although my ankle did not really feel stable, the pain had diminished. However my body had aches and pains, some sciatica, my legs had cramping and those worsened whenever using the boot for long walking periods, as suggested by PT?s and doctor.
Basically, we dediced that all this had helped, but anytime there was a strain put on that ankle, it was back to swelling and pain. And, the boot helped to keep pressure off the injury, but basically caused more damage to the rest of me.
Frustrated, I decided to search tendonitis on line, and was looking for other modalities for healing. Voila! This lead me to the MendMeShop. With their 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Shipping on orders over $200.00 and great support ? I decided to purchase (I mean how could I go wrong)!
I got the Achilles Inferno Wrap (for pain), the Achilles Freezie Wrap (for swelling, although after using the Inferno really didn?t have a swelling problem) and the 5 Year Extended Warranty on about the 20th of June this year.
Read the instructions, called with a couple of questions and got great personalized service, and started using the Inferno Wrap as directed!
Immediately my ankle was back to its more normal size and most of the pain was gone. I am able to move freely, actually am working a few days a week on my feet 8-9 hours, and although I don?t believe my tendon is totally healed yet ? I believe it will be as I continue to use the Inferno Wrap.
I simply saw that the PT (which included some ten treatments) was giving me snippets of relief. The boot left me wondering if it wouldn?t cause other damage even though it took the pressure off the tendon when I was unable to walk on it.
The Inferno Wrap, and the few times I?ve needed the Freezie Wrap, have done more for me and has been worth every penny spent. I know I?ve saved 100?s in PT had I not met TheMendMe Shop and their products.[Close Review]
Great products, they have both helped me out...
Great products, they have both helped me out by keeping my knees healthy while i get ready for Marine corps boot camp. Thanks again! God bless
Just a little note to thank you for your...
Just a little note to thank you for your wonderful products-they really work.
Some months ago I was diagnosed with a meniscus tare, after seeing the specialist and getting an injection which only temporarily took away the pain. Facing the possibili[See Full Review]ty of having to have surgery I looked in the internet for an alternative treatment-when I came across Mend Me Shop.
Before I started the treatment it was painful and difficult to walk, now I am walking an average of 14,000 steps a day without pain or discomfort.
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 [See Full Review]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.[Close Review]
I would be happy to let you know that I am...
I would be happy to let you know that I am VERY pleased with the Knee Inferno Wrap that I purchased from your company in June. I suffered from recurring knee problems, pain and swelling when I would exercise or stand too long. I used it as instruc[See Full Review]ted 3-4 times a day along with light cycling and swimming, my knee has improved dramatically!!
I absolutely LOVE the Inferno Wrap and continue to use it when I overdo it and feel any discomfort in my knee. It truly does seem to speed up the recovery process. I would recommend your products to others.
I fell down on ice last March, hit my left shoulder on the ground pretty hard and stirred up an old injury that hadn't bothered me for twenty years. I was in a great deal of pain and tried everything I could think of that might help. I only found tem[See Full Review]porary relief from the pain.
It wasn't until I began using your Shoulder Inferno Wrap that I truly began to heal and the pain slowly began to subside.
After several months, I still use the Wrap daily to maintain the healing and progress I've made. I then also sought the advice of a physical therapist because in addition to the pain I used to have before using the Wrap, I was still dealing with stiffness and a very limited range of motion. After examining me, the therapist said I didn't have rotator cuff issues just muscle issues, a thing called "frozen shoulder".
For seven weeks now I have received help from a massage therapist and am slowly improving the range of motion. I chose to work with her because her sessions include massage and stretching. A session leaves my shoulder feeling slightly sore. I use the Inferno Wrap afterwards and the heat I feel as it works relieves the soreness.
I am sure using the Wrap also helps the muscles "remember" longer the right way they are supposed to feel and function. Combining the Wrap with massage therapy has been a winning combo for me!
Do I dare confess...I love the Wrap so much that I will definitely buy another one. The Back Wrap will be my next purchase from you. I mean this whole-heartedly - thank you for the Wrap!
I am also pleased with your customer service. Dealing with you was a pleasure. You really do care about your customers! I am delighted and impressed with your product and your people. __________________[Close Review]
I have to say I was very skeptical and only...
I have to say I was very skeptical and only bought this product because of the 60 day return policy, and I waited a long time to send this email. I want to say THANK YOU for this product.
I am not completely pain free but would say I am 90 percen[See Full Review]t better and some days (still rare I admit) I don't think about my feet!
I work on my feet all day in the medical field and I was really discouraged about my pain. Even on bad days now, a 20 minute session really helps, and the bad days are far fewer. It seems like a lot of money, but for me it has been worth every penny. Thanks again for this product, and I plan to keep using it and hope to become pain free![Close Review]
I am out there shooting the best scores of...
I am out there shooting the best scores of the season. I hurt my wrist, put you wrist Inferno wrap and the next marking period, 2 weeks, I was back to a 6 handicapper vs the 9 handicapper I was when I was hurt.
I lent it to my director of golf that[See Full Review] jammed his wrist. He was in serious pain. I gave him my wrist Inferno and in one day he was back to being a scratch golfer.
It's the best therapy and the only one I WILL use from now on. I also have the shoulder Inferno. I had issues and guess what? No more issues! No surgery that was recommended to me because of you guys, period, like we say in NY. Awesome product thank you.
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