In 2003 the US Department of Labor reported 23 days as the average number of work days missed due to CTS Ė costing over $2 billion a year.
There is little medical evidence yet proving that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by repetitive movements.
If youíre unable to tell the difference between hot and cold with your hand, you might be suffering from a severe case of CTS or some other injury (ie. an impingement or ganglion cyst).
Continually using your wrist while it is injured will lead to a more serious and/or chronic injury.
In chronic cases of carpal tunnel syndrome the muscles at the base of your thumb might atrophy (waste away).
Most doctors wonít suggest surgery unless conservative treatment is tried for 6 months.
Wrist arthritis or a wrist fracture can narrow the space in your wrist that might cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Moving your hand or shaking your wrist can temporarily help to relieve the tingling sensation or swollen feeling.
Itís common in the early stages of CTS to feel pain and numbness at night while sleeping.
Not all wrist and finger pain or finger numbness and tingling is carpal tunnel syndrome.
Only 40% of people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome will continue to feel full pain relief 1 year after a cortisone injection.
Doctors wonít normally give someone more than 2 or 3 cortisone injections to reduce pain from CTS.
There is no clinical proof that use of computers, cell phones, PDAís, gaming systems, and other handheld devices will cause CTS.
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 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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I am most satisfied with the products that I...
I am most satisfied with the products that I purchased. It is clearly high quality and I am positive it will heal my knee in the long run.
I am really looking forward to getting my knee sorted out permanently. I did have a knee operation about two [See Full Review]years ago but there were no time to give it a decent recovery time.
Unfortunately as a mechanic working on the power plant here in Salerno, we work on gravel surfaces 24/7 for 85 days before returning home for a 3 week vacation. At the age of 53 it becomes real stress full and I also had to put away my running shoes, which was also a blow to me.
I am very confident that your products will get me back on the road again and I would love to do the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa for the third time.
I just wanted to let you know that your products worked very well for my elbow problem.
It did take more time than the initial warranty so I appreciate your company extending this time period. Your communication via email and telephone, explaining [See Full Review]the correct procedure for the use of your products, were key. This allowed me to see that I was not using them exactly as I should and it made a big difference.
I used them to the letter and today my elbow pain is gone - completely. I was ready to go to a surgeon so this was a much better alternative.
I am a 57 year old flat footed female, who has suffered off and on for at least 25 years with a painful plantar/heel.
Slept in the splint the first night, and like a miracle, no pain in the morning! The splint looks unwieldy, but is actually q[See Full Review]uite comfortable. Love the Freezie and the Inferno wraps too. Impressed with the quality materials, and the well thought out construction.
I've been using cushions in my shoes, but they only help a little bit.
I am walking pain free these days and it's almost like a miracle! Thanks again for such a wonderful line of products.[Close Review]
I am very satisfied with the Freezie wrap and...
I am very satisfied with the Freezie wrap and the Inferno wrap.
I just played in a tournament - total five games in two days and used the freezie as soon as each game ended. In the evening I used the Inferno.
I am having surgery to remove the "flap[See Full Review]" from a torn meniscus last day of July and purchased these two items to help get me through three tournaments before the surgery and to use as remedial therapy following surgery.
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]
I fell down on ice last March, hit my left...
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]
It has been just over 2 months since I...
It has been just over 2 months since I started using my knee Inferno Wrap for a MCL injury. I have used it as directed and have had great results. I am 80% healed with little pain as I write. I am planning to resume surfing this week after a 3 mon[See Full Review]th layoff. I am 62. I definitely recommend Inferno Wrap as an alternative to surgery.
Thanks again, Randy Best
Yesterday I told someone about your great Inferno products who has a foot injury.[Close Review]
I have been using the Freeze Wraps to reduce...
I have been using the Freeze Wraps to reduce the inflammation, for which they worked great.
Last week was the first time I tried the Infernowrap on my right knee and it seems to help just from one treatment. I plan to use it every night when I get [See Full Review]back from work.
I used the knee Inferno wrap again last night and put it on the medium power and it's helping tremendously. I'm able to bend my knee better and walk with more stability without leaning too much on my left knee to compensate for the injured knee.[Close Review]
I was in an auto accident and my knee...
I was in an auto accident and my knee impacted the front interior panel. I came home and could barely walk.
So I used the Inferno Wrap several times over several days and it helped the problems with my knee.
The doctor was amazed.
I started playing tennis again at least 3x a...
I started playing tennis again at least 3x a week a couple weeks ago.
I'm use the inferno wrap mornings and nights and if I have time - the middle of the day. My foot is continuing to feel better and better. The morning after tennis I have a litt[See Full Review]le soreness but very slight. It is the best my foot as felt in the last year.
After trying everything to get rid of my fasciitis, (exercises, ice, stretching every day and wearing a splint) for months, I finally feel my foot will be completely healed. I stopped wearing the night splint a couple weeks ago. I still stretch my foot at least once in the morning but have stopped all the other exercises. I ice after tennis also.
I am very happy with the results I've had since using the Inferno Wrap. I began using it April 27th and noticed results after using it the first week. My foot has continued to heal more and more.
And being able to play tennis 3-4x a week with no pain after is wonderful. The wrap was worth it for the good results I'm having.[Close Review]
I recently went to a Rheumatologist and was...
I recently went to a Rheumatologist and was diagnosed with DeQuervains tenosynovitis. I was tested and treated with a cortizone shot, pain medication and was told to continue using the brace I bought previous to the visit. The shot may have lasted al[See Full Review]l of 4 hours. I went online to research the condition and treatment. I ordered the Wrist Inferno Wrap immediately after reading the reviews and what it could do for the pain I was experiencing.
To my surprise this wrap starting working within a couple of days. I could not believe it! Although this treatment indicates it would take atleast 4 to 6 weeks, I am experiencing relief already. The nodule beneath my thumb where I was experiencing the spasms has disappeared. THIS PRODUCT really works.
I am so greatful to you and endorse this product 100%. I am hoping to be completely healed with continued use soon. Thank you so much for creating a product that TRULY WORKS. I use as recommended 3 times a day including in the office. I rate this product as EXCELLENT![Close Review]
I love all of your products.
I love all of your products.
My knee is doing better since I bought the knee cold and Inferno wrap. It treats the exact area I am trying to heal - I am recovering from a broken femur.
Thank you so much.
I am loving the products and have gotten a...
I am loving the products and have gotten a significant amount of relief. Thank you!
Over the past eight months I have been...
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 [See Full Review]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. [Close Review]
I purchased the Back/Hip Inferno Wrap in a...
I purchased the Back/Hip Inferno Wrap in a last-ditch effort to help a partially torn gluteus medius tendon in my left hip.
Here?s the story:
I have suffered from fibromyalgia for 14 years. I know pain and I usually know how to deal with it. [See Full Review]However, for the entire year of 2013, I had horrible left hip pain. I was told it was probably bursitis and had several injections into the hip joint and bursa.
Finally, in September 2013 I had an MRI which showed a partially torn gluteus medius tendon. My pain management physician said to me, ?There?s absolutely nothing I can do for you, go see an orthopedic surgeon.? The orthopedic surgeon told me, ?It?s not bad enough for surgery. There?s absolutely nothing I can do for you, use a cane and rest for six months to a year.?
I was devastated that there seemed to be no help and my fibromyalgia pain medications could not even touch the hip pain. So, I used a cane and did my best to rest, but I have my own catering business and four teenagers/young adults in my home. ?Rest? is really not in my genetic makeup.
By April of 2014, the pain was still present and intense. I would have a couple of weeks of not needing a cane, but if I sat down wrong, I?d be in pain again and need the cane. I was extremely discouraged and quite frankly, fed up. One of my daughters was graduating in May and we had planned a graduation trip to Disneyland at the beginning of June. It would be two of my daughters, their friend, and their friend?s mom. Desperate to try anything new, I found the information for your company online. Even though it was a hit to my budget, I felt inspired to try your product. I used it regularly leading up to our trip and even took it on our trip to use each evening.
Now, in the past several years, we have taken our children to Disneyland and after the first day in the park, I?ve needed a wheelchair to endure the rest of the trip. Forget about enjoying it. However, this time I was so wicked happy to wake up on our second day feeling good and not even needing my cane!!!! I made it through THREE days of Disneyland and a total of 12 hours driving a car with much less pain and stiffness. I can totally attribute it to the Inferno wrap and quite honestly, God.
I am grateful for the Inferno wrap and still use it daily. Thank you!
In February of this year, I injured my knee while exercising. Since I lost my health benefits through my job due to the economy, I wasn't able to afford a professional diagnosis.
The outside area of my left knee was swollen, stiff and painful and [See Full Review]I could not put any weight on that area. After mowing my lawn, gardening, exercising or any other physical activity the swelling, stiffness and pain were much worse. I was using a bag of frozen crinkle cut carrots attached by a rubber band around my knee to help alleviate the pain & swelling - not a very high tech solution!
I searched online to find what if anything I could do myself to rehab and repair my injury and thankfully I found your web site.
From the information your site provided, I determined I had a torn meniscus as the symptoms associated with that were exactly what I was experiencing. I ordered the Knee Therapy Kit, received it in less than one week and began using the kit immediately.
It has now been 7 days since I started using the kit and I have already noticed results.
My swelling has gone down, the pain is gone and the stiffness is occasional instead of constant. I am so delighted with these results as I am very active and this knee problem was really affecting my lifestyle. Not only that, but I was looking forward to doing a lot of surfing this summer and I am excited as I believe I will be able to without any problems!
I will be telling everyone about your web site and products and that is saying a lot because it is rare and refreshing for me to find products that work so well.
I have owned the elbow Inferno Wrap for over a year now. I have had tennis elbow in both elbows for over 15 years.
After any activity using either arm, both elbows ache...heavily.
About 15 months ago, the tennis elbow got so bad in my left arm[See Full Review] I had to finally go under the knife for torn tendons both in my elbow and my bicep. I could not even extend my arm while sleeping and the gym was a FAR fetched memory. The process from the first doctor's appointment to the actual operating table took about 4 months.
I was also told the recovery would be about 3 months and not fully recovered from the tears for a full year. I was informed that no matter what I did, I would always have this inflammation in my elbow and I needed something to give.
Either my activity level, including the gym, would have to be cut down drastically, or I had to find a way to get the inflammation down. I am allergic to all anti-inflammatories and NSAIDS.
This is where my researched turned up the Inferno Wrap.
As you can imagine, I have tried all sorts of heating pads, cooling pads, ice therapy, and months of physical therapy. I believe I even found the Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Wrap while looking for something along the heating and cooling pad line. My immediate thought was why are these so expensive? What makes them so special? I have to say that initially,
I took a chance because I had no other option for relief.
The day the Inferno Wrap arrived, I knew I had something I had not had access to before. You can tell IMMEDIATELY tell after turning this on that is is working DEEP into the tissue. The wrap does get warm, but in NO WAY is this a heating pad.
THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT PROVIDED AND CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ME RELIEF.
I have not dialed down my activity level. When my elbows ache, the Inferno Wrap goes on, and within one 20 minute treatment, the ache is gone.
Believe me when I say I have been looking for this for 15 years steady. I have since recommended to EVERYONE I know the Inferno Wrap, and have purchased one for my back, which works just as well, as expected. This is a product that works.
This is a product that is backed by good customer service. This is a product that is worth EVERY PENNY.
Knowing what I know now, buying the Inferno Wrap was no chance, but a miracle and nothing less. [Close Review]
I purchased the Inferno and Freezie because...
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 [See Full Review]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[Close Review]
Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in...
Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in my right knee and I was in pain.
My brother-in-law had recovered from knee inflammation using the Knee BFST wrap. So he loaned me his to use and I was pain-free within six weeks.
I apparently str[See Full Review]essed the knee again recently. I decided to order my own Knee BFST wrap this time - so that I would be prepared in the years to come.
I am experiencing relief already and I am very grateful![Close Review]
I just LOVE your products and have great...
I just LOVE your products and have great respect for a company that actually stands behind their products! GREAT JOB!!!
Customer service was FANTASTIC! They diagnosed an issue and sent out a replacement part before I could blink! The part solved [See Full Review]the problem and I'm an EXTREMELY HAPPY customer!
You folks make great stuff, ship quickly, and respond fast if I ever have any questions. You just can't do better than that!
Just a note to let you know I'm 100% satisfied with all of the products I've ordered from your company including the Hamstring INFERNO wrap.
I am a very active individual. If I am not...
I am a very active individual. If I am not running or lifting weights you can usually find me doing various outdoor and home improvement projects.
That is why when I recently started experiencing pain in my shoulder, upper arm and forearm I conclud[See Full Review]ed that I had aggravated an old rotator cuff injury. Initially I ignored the discomfort, thinking that that would make it magically disappear but, to my disappointment the pain only continued to get worse.
After a couple of months of I pain, I decided to do something for myself. I tried stretching exercises, massage, the heating pad and ibprofen but nothing seemed to be helping.
That's when I went online and found the Mend Me Shop and the inferno wrap for the shoulder seemed like a good way to wrap the heat around the immediate area that needed treating.
When I picked up the package from the post office I was anxious to get started. I was so pleased that after only three days of using the products, I was feeling relief. It's only been a little over a week since I started treatments and I can say that I can once again imagine living without the that constant pain.
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