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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

 


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.

 

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!

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Stephen Williams

 

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (pronounced "fash-ee-EYE-tus") is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes, and supports your arch. This condition affects over 2 million Americans and is typically characterized by intense stabbing pain in the heel - particularly first thing in the morning or after a period of activity. In many cases the pain decreases as the fascia warms up during the day but some sufferers (typically those with a chronic condition) are plagued all day with the pain.

Plantar fasciitis inflammation and pain occurs at the bottom of the foot and close to the heel (calcaneus)

The Plantar Fascia runs along the bottom of the foot, acting as your body's shock absorber by supporting the arch of the foot in carrying the body's weight.

The plantar fascia is thick, fiberous tissue that is not elastic. It originates at the heel bone (calcaneus) and fans out towards the base of the toes (metatarsal bones) and attaches to the bottom of them. It acts like a bow string to support the arch of the foot and absorbs the impact of walking.

Sometimes, when the impact is too great, tiny tears will begin to appear in the fascia. If the impact level continues unchanged, in time, these tears will increase in number, become larger and inflamed. The body repairs these tears in the fascia with scar tissue, which is less flexible than healthy tissue, and therefore leads to a cycle of re-injury and flare ups. Plantar fasciitis will become a chronic condition if left untreated.

What are the symptoms?

  • A dull ache in the heel that can progress into a more acute pain.
  • Significant pain with your first steps in the morning that may or may not subside.
  • Pain that gets worse when standing or walking throughout the day.
  • Inflammation of the bottom of the foot, especially near the heel.
  • Pain when pulling toes back towards the shin.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by improper foot mechanics such as pronation (flat feet) and supination (high arches).
  • Having flat feet or high arches.
  • Wearing improper footwear and walking long distances.
  • Carrying excess weight.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Having bone spurs in the heel.
  • Sudden changes in your level of activity.
  • Doing high impact activities that involve repeated pressure or impact on the heels.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments - What You Can Do!

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

The trick with healing plantar fasciitis and beating it once and for all is getting the plantar fascia to heal with minimal scar tissue formation - something the Plantar Inferno Wrap® is great at! Even with optimum healing, there is always less elasticity in a previously injured plantar fascia. This will cause the fascia to hurt during daily activities and exercise. However, if you heal your injury efficiently and quickly, your chance of re-injury later on is much lower than average.

Allowing your plantar fascia to rest is always recommended following injury. Avoid all activities that may have caused the injury or irritation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. The plantar fascia is difficult to rest completely as it is essential for daily activities. During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your plantar fascia until your pain and inflammation settle.

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Fortunately, there are healing tools that can help treat your plantar fascia and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury. The Plantar Inferno Wrap® will treat scar tissue and reduce inflammation while promoting blood flow to heal your plantar fascia and surrounding tissue faster and more completely than any other methods available.

Cold Compression Therapy

Doctors recommend using cold compression therapy to reduce pain and swelling and minimize tissue damage that occurs with plantar fascia tears and plantar fasciitis. The Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your plantar fasciitis in an effective and convenient way.

Cold Compression
 Therapy reduces tissue damage and treats the inflammation and pain of plantar fasciitis.

Cold compression therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the plantar fascia and tissue cells begin to break-down.

Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your plantar fascia, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your plantar fascia faster and with less pain!

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The deep cooling effect provided by the Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap® slows cell metabolism thereby reducing cellular break-down and tissue damage. Furthermore, because the cold wraps serve to numb the nerves, the wrap also reduces pain! The Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack with a medical-grade neoprene compression cover to keep the cold directly off your skin preventing cryoburn while delivering cold right where you need it, along the bottom of your foot.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Once the inflammation in your plantar fascia has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tissue in the plantar fascia and surrounding area is recommended.

MendMeShop Plantar/Spur Inferno Wrap speeds the healing and improves the elasticity of your plantar fascia fibres.

Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®, will speed your recovery and heal your plantar fascia more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your foot to nourish your plantar fascia, and other foot ligaments, tendons, and muscles, improving elasticity and accelerating the healing process.

The plantar fascia receives a limited blood supply and this greatly reduces its natural ability to heal itself. By treating your plantar fascia with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy you can increase your body's blood supply to the foot and increase your body's natural healing power. In addition, the fresh blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from plantar fasciitis leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Plantar/Spur Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

Night Splints

Wearing a night splint to treat your plantar fasciitis allows you to begin your day in significantly less pain and heals your inflamed fascia ligament faster. Night splints are designed to maintain a gentle stretch of the plantar fascia while you sleep.

Here's how it works! Your ankle is stabilized at an angle that keeps the fascia taut and prevents it from constricting as you relax your foot throughout the night. Preventing the fascia from constricting as you sleep alleviates the painful mornings all too familiar to plantar fasciitis sufferers and accelerates the healing process. Our lightweight, padded Dorsal Night Splint and Night Splint with Tread will give you the stretch you need while you sleep comfortably and heal your pain.

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These conservative treatments are the most effective, pain-free way to treat plantar fasciitis. However, recovery time can be lengthy depending on your situation and commitment to treatment (6 weeks to 6 months or longer) is important. Avoidance of aggravating activities (any activity that involves repeated, impact of your heel on a hard surface such as jumping) and activity modification (pursuing less strenuous, weight bearing routines such as water exercises or biking) is recommended.

Remember: We recommend that you consult your doctor and/or physiotherapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.


 

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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Advanced Therapy for torn achilles, ruptured achilles, sprained ankle or other ankle injury

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Relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis with a cold compress

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