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Dear MendMeShop,

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

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Nancy Georges

 


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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Dear MendMeShop,

Paul, The things I ordered from you seem to help and I am glad to have them. It has been really hot weather here so I don't use it as often as I should but it has relaxed the shoulder and I have a lot more movement. Thanks for your help, you speak the truth. I am telling others of your products.

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Gene Peterson

 

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Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

The rotator cuff, or rotor cuff, is a group of 4 tendons that allow the arm and shoulder to complete various movements in multiple directions. The tendons of the rotator cuff are very susceptible to injury, given the instability of the shoulder joint, their function to hold the humerus to the glenoid cavity, and the fact that we use our shoulder joints for so many things in day to day life.

Without proper rest, an injury rotator cuff tendon can develop tendinosis which is a non-inflammatory degeneration of the tendon's collagen fibers.

Rotator cuff tendinosis is a non-inflammatory degeneration of the collagen fibers of a rotator cuff tendon. The four possible tendons that can be affected by tendinosis are the supraspinatus tendon, the infraspinatus tendon, the teres minor tendon and the subscapularis tendon. Although it is not a part of the rotator cuff, the long head of the biceps tendon may also develop tendinosis, causing pain in your shoulder.

When you are diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinosis, one or more of the tendons in the rotator cuff have developed small tears in its sheath, the tissue surrounding the tendon. The speed of tissue damage exceeds the healing process and eventually the accumulation of damage to the tendon is not able to heal properly. The tendon fibers break down to a point where the once straight, strong, flexible bundle of collagen fibers become weakened by abnormally formed fibers that look more like a mess of strands.

Rotator cuff tendinosis tissue breakdown is often caused by repetitive stress on the tendon fibers. Overuse and not enough time to rest does not allow the tendon’s fibers the time required to heal properly. Tendinosis can also occur following an acute injury to the rotator cuff tendon, however, it does not appear until long after the injury occurs. If an acute injury is not given enough rest to heal, re-injury may continue to occur faster than the tendon can heal. This will eventually lead to degeneration of the collagen fibres as well.

Since there is no inflammation with tendinosis you may not experience swelling, heat or redness. However, you will experience pain, tenderness and stiffness within the tendons of the rotator cuff where the tissue degeneration has occurred.

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

Symptoms of rotator cuff tendinosis come on gradually over time, eventually making shoulder movements quite uncomfortable. With tendinosis you may experience:

Supporting your arm while you sleep will reduce the strain on your rotator cuff and reduce your shoulder pain.
  • An ache or pain with slight swelling along the side of the upper arm and that causes you to not want to move your shoulder to certain positions.
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder’s glenohumeral joint.
  • Terrible pain at night when lying on the affected shoulder.
  • Difficulty with simple movements such as brushing hair, putting on your shirt or jacket, reaching the arm above shoulder height or behind your back.
  • Mild weakness in the shoulder joint, but not as much as you will if the tendon becomes torn.
  • The tendon is jellylike which makes it soft, weak and unable to function as required. It may even feel sponge-like when touched.

Causes of Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

  • Overuse of the tendon with repetitive overhead motion such as serving a tennis ball, throwing a ball, hammering, or painting above the head.
  • Weak and fatigued muscles cause improper movement of the glenohumeral joint, creating excess stress and damage on certain tendons.
  • Slouching forward can narrow the space your tendons have to move in the shoulder creating excess pressure on them. This can irritate the tendons and/or interrupt the blood supply resulting in breakdown of the tissue.
  • Instability in the shoulder joint can cause impingement of the supraspinatus tendon in the rotator cuff.
  • Aging; as we get older our tendons become more brittle and therefore more prone to injury.
  • A hooked acromion at birth increases your risk of rotator cuff tendinitis and bursitis as they can become impinged in the subacromial space.
  • Previous injury to the tendon or an associated condition such as arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disease.

Tendinosis Treatments - What You Can Do!

The trick to treating tendinosis is promoting the regeneration and realignment of type I collagen tissue to replace the abnormal collagen tissue that has formed over time. In addition, it is essential to soften the scar tissue that has built up to reduce the tightness and improve the elasticity of your rotator cuff tendon.

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

Through a treatment method we term BFST®, the Inferno Wrap® can be an incredibly effective and painless method that promotes the growth of normal collagen tissue in the tendon while minimizing the creation of scar tissue and softening scar tissue that has already developed. Without treatment, abnormal collagen fibres will continue to form as damage occurs leaving your tendon soft, weak and at risk of a complete rupture.

Although resting your injured shoulder is an important part of the healing process, resting a tendon inflicted with tendinosis too much can result in the entire area becoming weak and vulnerable, significantly reducing the range of motion or increasing the chance of chronic pain or re-injury. Therefore, it is recommended that you continue to use your rotator cuff gently to prevent the shoulder from weakening and atrophy setting in. Gradual physical therapy exercises are recommended along with use of the Shoulder Freezie Wrap® for minimizing pain and swelling, and use of the Shoulder Inferno Wrap® for Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy.

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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.

During the healing process, scar tissue builds on the tendon and can attach the inner layers of the tendon to the surrounding paratenon that it glides through, limiting the flexibility and movement of the tendon.

Fortunately, you can treat your supraspinatus tendon with therapeutic Inferno Wraps®to soften scar tissue and improve the gliding motion and flexibility.

Not only does the Inferno Wrap® aid in healing, but it helps to prevent long term complications. Chronic pain, lack of mobility, frozen shoulder, or a complete tendon rupture are some of the more common long term complications. By treating your tendon with BFST®, scar tissue becomes softer and the tissue becomes stronger reducing the risk of chronic problems in the future.

If you are suffering from long term complications of existing rotator cuff injuries, our BFST® devices can help. As referenced on the home page, use of the Inferno Wrap® softens scar and fibrous tissue that has built up over time on the tendon and increases elasticity in muscle tissue, helping restore range of motion in your shoulder.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®, will help to warm and loosen your tendon tendon which will relieve the tight feeling in the tendon.

Shoulder Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of rotator cuff tendon injuries and tears.

BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your shoulder, without the need for painful movements, to nourish your tendons, ligaments and muscles which will improve the health of the tendon and surrounding tissue.

Tendons naturally receive a limited blood supply compared to other soft tissue in the body and this significantly reduces a tendon's natural ability to heal itself.

By treating your rotator cuff tendinosis with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the shoulder 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 the injury leaving the area clean and able to heal faster.

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The Shoulder Inferno Wrap® provides the most effective BFST® to give you non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

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 will probably have to modify and/or reduce any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your shoulder until your pain and inflammation settle. With these easy therapies you will notice incredible improvement in your tendon. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

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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.


AidMyRotatorCuff (a division of MendMeShop) is an FDA registered company. This means our products are of very high quality, made from biocompatible materials.


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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Dear MendMeShop,

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 foot 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.

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Polly Bloomberg

 

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