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As a professional athlete, my body takes a lot of abuse during training. Boxing is very strenuous on the arms and shoulders and I have had a rotator cuff injury for the past two years. The shoulders don't get a lot of blood flow, so injuries don't heal properly on their own. The injury had gotten so bad, I thought I might have to retire from the ring. Then I started using the Inferno Wrap and the Freezie Wrap every day. I use the Inferno Wrap before my workouts to relax and loosen up the muscles in my shoulder and increase the circulation. After a hard training session (sometimes up to 3 hours), I use the Freezie Wrap to deal with any remaining inflammation. My shoulder has felt better in the past two months than it has in the past two years! I highly recommend both of these products to anyone with a chronic injury who is saddled with daily pain. -Molly McConnell Top World ranked professional female boxer

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More Rotator Cuff Facts:

The rotator cuff is a shallow 'ball-and-socket' joint where the humerus (upper arm) meets the scapula (shoulder blade).


2-5% of the population will experience Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder), most for no apparent reason.


Women and diabetics are common sufferers of Frozen Shoulder.


BFST® can greatly reduce the time it takes to move through the 3 stages of Frozen Shoulder.


Rotator cuff tears occur most frequently in men, ages 40-50, who do manual overhead work.


The most common tendon torn in the rotator cuff is the supraspinatus tendon.


A complete tear of the supraspinatus tendon will limit your ability to lift your arm at your side (abduct).

 

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I am a retired Orthopedic Surgical Registered Nurse First Asst and I just want to say this Shoulder Inferno Wrap is wonderful. I have had adhesive capsulitis in my left shoulder several times. I am 67yo now and I have Arthritis, Lupus and fibromyalgia and I had bilat knee replacements in 2001. It has always taken about 6months to get back use of my arm and to get relief from pain. I read your information and was expecting it to take at least 6weeks to see an improvement. I have used it this short time since receiving it and I am almost painfree. Occasionally I start to feel a little ache and I put it back on before it becomes pain I have full range of motion when I could not brush my hair or fasten my bra. Again, I am so pleased and hope it helps others too. Jane P.S. I would like to encourage others to try the products and see if they get the same remarkable results as I did. I continue to improve with full ROM remaining and only occasional episodes of pain; As soon as I feel any pain, I use it 2-3 days in a row and the pain is gone. This is probably Arthritis as it feels different.

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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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Biceps Tendinopathy

Anatomy of the Biceps

The biceps (also known as the biceps brachii) is a muscle located at the front of the upper arm, the one that bumps up when you flex your arm muscles. It attaches your arm bone (humerus) to your shoulder and functions to rotate your arm from pronation to supination (twist your palm upward), and to bend your elbow and shoulder.

Biceps tendinitis is often caused by repetitive overhead motions in our work, hobbies, and sports.

Biceps means 'two heads' in latin and the muscle earns its name because it joins at the shoulder in 2 places with 2 different 'heads', know as the proximal biceps tendons because they are closest to the top of the arm. The short head of the biceps tendon originates at the coracoid process of the scapula (shoulder blade). The long head of the biceps originates just above the glenoid fossa (joint cavitiy) of the scapula (shoulder blade) and runs in front of the head of the humerus along the bicipital groove, like a rope through a pulley. The transverse humeral ligament runs over top of the long head biceps tendon, holding it against the humeral head. The 2 heads of the biceps then merge and go down the length of the upper arm. It attaches at the largest part of the radius (lower arm bone) at the elbow.

Both heads of the biceps muscle are attached to the shoulder bones with their respective tendons. These tendons can become irritated and inflamed from a strain or over use of the tendon. As a result, tendonitis, tenosynovitis or a biceps tendon rupture may occur.

Biceps tendinitis can lead to tenosynovitis and possibly a biceps tendon rupture if left untreated

Biceps Injuries

Biceps brachii tendon damage, inflammation, strain, or a tear typically affects the long head tendon of the biceps, as it is much more involved with the biceps group of muscles and tendons. The biceps is a commonly injured area of the body due to the large range of motion and frequent use of the shoulder joint.

Biceps tendinitis, or bicipital tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis), is a painful condition that affects the fibres of the biceps brachii tendon. Tendinitis occurs when the biceps tendon experiences small tears, is irritated, and becomes inflamed. As tendonitis develops, the tendon shealth (covering) can become thicker due to the tough scar tissue that builds up during healing. This thickening makes the tendon less flexible and prone to further injury.

Biceps tendonitis causes pain in your arm and/or shoulder and may lead to more severe problems if left untreated. The tendon and its sheath can become bound together, a condition known as adhesive tenosynovitis, which can severely restrict the range of motion within the arm and shoulder. The walls of the tendon sheath can thicken which prevents the tendon from sliding through the opening that keeps it in place, a condition known as constrictive tenosynovitis. The bicep tendon can rupture, or tear, completely which may require surgery.

Biceps tenosynovitis is a common tendon injury that typically affects older athletes. The synovial sheath (outer covering) of the biceps brachii tendon becomes inflamed and swollen. This limits the biceps tendon's ability to slide through the sheath smoothly and can cause scar tissue to build up between the tendon and its sheath restricting movement even more.

Symptoms of Biceps Tendon Injuries

If you have biceps brachii tendonitis or tenosynovitis you may experience:

Biceps tendinitis pain can make it difficult for you to sleep. Supporting your arm during the night may help to relieve the pain.
  • Pain and tenderness at the front of the shoulder that may move down the upper arm.
  • Pain that increases when lifting your arm out front or above the shoulder.
  • Pain that often gets worse at night or upon awakening in the morning.
  • Redness, swelling, and a sensation of heat in the area of the biceps tendon.
  • Limited range of motion in the shoulder and the elbow.

With tenosynovitis you may also experience:

  • A sticking feeling in the upper arm/shoulder.
  • A crackling noise (crepitation) in the shoulder when the arm is moved as the tendon tries to move through the sheath.

With a biceps tendon rupture:

  • You may hear or feel a snap at the top of the shoulder with sharp pain. When this occurs, pain in the shoulder may quickly disappear as the pull causing strain in the head of the biceps is reduced.
  • Bruising midway down the arm to the elbow may be evident.
  • A bulge at the bottom of the biceps is usually noticable.
  • There will be weakness when you try to lift your arm or bend the elbow.
  • If not torn completely, there may only be pain at the front of the shoulder.

Due to the biceps muscle's connection to the shoulder joint, other problems that may occur in conjunction with biceps tendonitis include injuries such as shoulder impingement, shoulder instability, tears in the glenoid labrum that can lead to frozen shoulder, arthritis, and rotator cuff tendon tears.

Causes of Biceps Tendon Injuries

In the majority of cases, wear and tear of the biceps tendon causes damage. This wear and tear is often due to overuse of the shoulder during many overhead activities that we perform in our daily lives, hobbies, and sports. With overuse, tendons can weaken with microtears that cause irritation, eventually leading to inflammation (tendinitis). When tendonitis develops over a long period of time from overuse, it is referred to as chronic tendinitis.

Biceps tendinitis is often caused by repetitive overhead motions in our work, hobbies, and sports.

Biceps tendinitis often occurs with other shoulder conditions or injuries, usually with damage to the biceps tendons. A fall on an outstretched hand or a direct blow to the shoulder can cause acute tendonitis (tendinitis that comes on quickly) if the biceps tendon is damaged. If left untreated, both types of tendinitis may develop into tenosynovitis or a complete tear (rupture).

Specific causes of biceps tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and tears in the biceps tendon include:

  • Sports that involve repetitive throwing, lifting or forceful contact such as swimming, baseball, tennis, gymnastics, and weightlifting.
  • A torn transverse humeral ligament. This ligament usually holds the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove at the top of the humerus, but if torn, the tendon can slip out of the groove and become irritated.
  • Work that requires repetitive overhead movements such as painting, hammering, and overhead lifting.
  • Straining the biceps muscle or tendon due to overuse or unusual use.
  • Having an ongoing or previous shoulder injury that may have not healed properly.
  • Infection in the shoulder, sometimes following surgery, although this is a less common cause.

Biceps Tendonitis Treatments - What You Can Do!

If you have a biceps tendinitis, resting your arm is highly recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the inflammation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible.

Scar tissue develops as damaged biceps tissue heals. This can lead to re-injury or other painful conditions if left untreated.

The trick to healing your biceps tendinitis and getting your arm and shoulder back in the best possible condition you can is getting it to heal with minimal scar tissue. Due to scar tissue build up on the tendon and the amount of abnormally formed collagen, it can takes months to soften the scar tissue and improve the tissue of the tendon. With Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) you can treat scar tissue and promote blood flow to heal your supraspinatus and other tendons faster and more completely than any other methods available. Even with optimum healing, there is always less elasticity in previously injured biceps tendons. However, if you heal your tendinitis properly and treat scar tissue build up, your chance of re-injury or chronic shoulder conditions later on is much lower than average.

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There are healing tools that can help treat your biceps tendonitis and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) will treat scar tissue and promote blood flow to heal your tendonitis faster and more completely than any other methods available.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

The Shoulder Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by biceps tendonitis while reducing tissue damage.

To decrease inflammation and relieve the pain of biceps tendinitis doctor's recommend cold compression therapy. For acute tendinitis, cold compression therapy within the first 48 - 72 hours following the injury and after any further irritation is important to limit the amount of damage done to your tissue. Cold compression therapy will relieve pain and swelling of both chronic and acute tendinitis and will reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs.

The Shoulder Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need to treat your tendon injury that occurs at the top of the biceps tendon. Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap® will treat biceps tendinitis that is located along the upper arm in an effective and convenient way.

The Leg/Arm Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by biceps tendonitis while reducing tissue damage.

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 your tendon 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 biceps tendon, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to get rid of biceps tendinitis faster and with less pain!

The deep cooling effect provided by the Freezie Wrap® slows cell metabolism thereby reducing cellular break-down and tissue damage. Furthermore, because the cold wraps gently numb the nerves, the wraps also reduce pain!

The Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn. The medical-grade wrap keeps the cold directly off your skin preventing cryoburn while delivering cold right where you need it.

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Once the inflammation of your tendinitis has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the biceps tendon and surrounding area is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will speed your recovery and heal your biceps more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After severe inflammation and swelling is reduced, begin treating your biceps with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your arm and shoulder to nourish your soft tissue to speed healing.

Leg/Arm Inferno Wraps speed the healing of biceps tendon injuries and tears.

The biceps naturally receives a limited blood supply and when you stop moving your shoulder because it hurts the blood flow is reduced even further, limiting your body's natural ability to heal itself.

By treating your biceps tendon with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the biceps tendon and increase your body's natural healing power.

An Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need to treat your sore arm and shoulder because it speeds healing and relaxes the surrounding muscles. With BFST®, tissues are safely and gently stimulated. Your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the biceps, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue cells to promote healing. Our Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

In addition, the improved blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from your biceps tendinitis. When you stop moving your arm and shoulder due to pain, your muscles and other tissue can become weaker and dead cells and toxins in the area can cause further tissue deterioration - this can lead to atrophy. By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your tendon and other tissue, the risk of atrophy (muscle weakness and/or deterioration) is greatly reduced. Keeping your upper arm, shoulder and biceps tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve arm strength again once your pain has gone and your tendinitis has healed.

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With these simple and safe home treatment therapies - Freezie Wrap® cold compression therapy and BFST® therapy, you will notice significantly reduced pain and an incredible improvement in your rotator cuff range of motion.

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.

During your recovery, you may have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your biceps area until your pain and inflammation settle, and you gain more mobility and strength in your shoulder. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

 

Rotator Cuff Injury Facts:

The term "rotator cuff" refers to a group of four tendons that attach four shoulder muscles to the upper arm bone.


About 6 million people in the U.S. seek medical care each year for shoulder problems.


The shoulder joint has the widest range of motion of all joints in the body.


Rotator cuff injuries are typically associated with motions that require repeated overhead motions or forceful pulling motions. This is an injury that is very common in athletes, especially baseball pitchers, football players, weightlifters, rugby players, volleyball players, swimmers, boxers, tennis players, bowlers and cheerleaders.


Continual repetitive use of the injured rotator cuff will lead to a worse injury.


Although the rotator cuff can tear suddenly as a result of a serious injury, most rotator cuff problems develop over time.

 

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As you know the shoulder is a difficult area to Ice. Since I got my Freezie wrap, it has become so easy to do my treatments. I love it and use it daily. It has been huge in the progress I've been seeing. Thank you

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