In 2003 the US Department of Labor reported 23 days as the average number of work days missed due to CTS – costing over $2 billion a year.
There is little medical evidence yet proving that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by repetitive movements.
If you’re 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 won’t 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.
It’s 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 won’t 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, PDA’s, 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 had a diagnosis of a torn ligament in my right foot in July of 2010. After 10 weeks of twice weekly physical therapy, I had limited improvement.
I started using your Ankle Achilles Inferno Wrap. You make a quality product and its continued use has restored my normal mobility. Your 1-800 telephone staff has provided outstanding support and service. Thank you for this wonderful healing technology.
I will never be without my Inferno Wrap.
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Dear Mendmeshop, I would like to thank Mendmeshop for being such a blessing. I have always been a runner all my life and last November 2010 it finally caught up to me. I was in severe pain with my foot and I didn't understand why after further inves[See Full Review]tigation I realized that I had tendonitis of my foot. I was devastated because the pain was almost unbearable at times. I could barely sit down or stand up for periods of time without being in excruciating pain. I never thought that I would be able to work out again, until finally, I discovered your shop. Needless to say that after using the inferno wrap and Night tread foot splint I am running again!!!! Every now and then I experience some discomfort with my foot after work out or whatever but that s understandable you guys are truly, truly, truly, a blessing thank you all and God Bless because I got my life back! [Close Review]
The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far...
The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far the best you could ever hope for. I have spoken to Paul on numerous occasions and his knowledge is very much appreciated. I own the Inferno wrap which I also use for flareups from my knee. Do not hesitate t[See Full Review]o order from this company..Their products are made well and work. Their customer service is the best you could ever hope for. Thanks to Paul and MendMeShop for their continuing customer satisfaction[Close Review]
l think that your knee inferno wrap is tops!...
l think that your knee inferno wrap is tops! l don't think that l would be able to walk with out it
Heat (energy) is best and people don't realize after swelling goes down, it fixes (muscle and soft tissue).
Couldn't recommend it more highly.
I have had knee injuries (slight meniscus...
I have had knee injuries (slight meniscus tears) from time to time as a result of playing soccer. The inferno wrap has proved very beneficial over the last few years.
I have recently recovered from an injury sustained back in February and have been[See Full Review] using your products to treat my injuries and have had great success with them.
Thanks for your company's outstanding service. FYI, I have recommended your products to friends.
It's refreshing to hear your sincere concern for the health benefit of your products to your customers.
I'm a repeat customer. I purchased my first elbow inferno wrap about five years ago. I use it all the time, since I play tennis about 4 to 5 [See Full Review]times a week. I consider the money well spent for five years of playing lots of tennis.
I also have a knee inferno wrap, which I use less often because once my knees healed they hurt only occasionally. Because the pad in the knee wrap is bigger, I can also use it on pain in my lower back, which I sometimes get from pulled muscles.
For years I've been recommending your products to tennis playing friends who complain about painful joints, and I'm always surprised how few actually want to invest the money into healing themselves. They'd rather use neoprene sleeves, braces or compression devices, which don't work very well and have no healing effect. I guess they just think it's normal to suffer and stop playing at regular intervals.
Your Knee Inferno Wrap arrived in the UK last Monday and my son has been using it for the past week. He has just emailed to say it is making a great difference already and he is able to bend his knee much further than before.
He is delighted as the[See Full Review] leg feels stronger too and he will continue to use it while he under goes physio which starts tomorrow.
Fingers crossed his recovery will be quicker than expected because he has been able to use your product.
We thank you for your excellent product and will keep you updated over the following weeks.
A follow up received from Kim a few months later:
The wrap continued to do its good work and my son made a really quick recovery much to the surprise of the medical professional.
He has now returned to work with full mobility although he continues to use the wrap prior to excercise as it warms the muscles thoroughly.
I ordered an Achilles/Ankle ?Inferno Wrap? and a Back/Hip ?Inferno Wrap? which arrived within 48 HOURS.
These wonderful products produced remarkable results from their very first application!
Day One: Initial Treatment @ 9:00 AM on the Low [See Full Review]Setting for 20 minutes
Second Treatment (same day) @ 12:00 NOON for 20 minutes
Third Treatment (same day) @ 3:00 PM for 20 minutes
Fourth Treatment (same day) @ BEDTIME for 20 minutes
?Rinse & Repeat? every day now?
My range of movement and the reduction of discomfort in my Achilles Tendons improved by at least 90% IMMEDIATELY.
As for my chronic lower-back trouble that is the long-term result of a ?minor exercising mishap? 45 years ago, which randomly flares up on a regular basis..
I am now enjoying Instant Relief thanks to the application of my Back Inferno Wrap whenever I experience any episode of neuro-muscular discomfort !!!
I?ll keep you posted as time goes by, but I wanted to say right away, ?THANK YOU so much for everything?! [Close Review]
I just wanted to let you know that your...
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 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]
I am always amazed by companies who still...
I am always amazed by companies who still deliver true customer service to their clients, it blows me away.
Me and my husband both have knee issues and would like to purchase additional knee wraps in the future as they truly make a difference afte[See Full Review]r using them.
I have recommended your website to my physical therapist for his other patients as he saw a substantial difference in my mobility and decreased usage of pain killers.
Thanks again for your superior customer service and attention to detail and follow through. It is sad to say, but in this day and age those are rare qualities to find in a company. Make it a great day!
The Inferno ankle wrap & the Freezie ankle wrap have done wonders for me.
My foot dr did prescribe orthotics for me being that I walk on concrete floors for 9+ hrs a day.
It did take some time, but these two products have tremendously helped me w[See Full Review]ith reducing inflammation & increasing blood flow to my Achilles area which has greatly aided in the healing process.
We are really enjoying your product - the reviews convinced me the product was worthwhile.
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 began to have acute tendinitis in my ankle just before Thanksgiving of 2012, and I was told that it might last for 6 months. On line, I found a product from the Mend Me Shop that I thought might be helpful for my condition. I did not have any swell[See Full Review]ing, so I thought that heat would aide in healing the tendonitis. I ordered the Inferno Wrap.
From the time I got it...probably after having the condition for two months with no end in sight for the severe tendonitis, I began to use the Inferno Wrap four times a day. By the end of February, my tendonitis subsided, and I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle for her wedding in March. I had been told I could have a cast or a boot to ease the pain; however, I knew that I didn't want to walk down the aisle in a cast or a boot. After the treatments with the Inferno Wrap, I had no problems with pain.
I give Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Wrap credit for ending my pain, so that I was able to walk my daughter down the aisle on March 23[Close Review]
I am very pleased with the results that I...
I am very pleased with the results that I received from my purchase of the Knee Inferno and Freezie Wraps. I applied the treatments to my left knee every day for about 2 1/2 months. I am healed completely and back to load bearing movements to my le[See Full Review]ft leg.
Currently I am suffering from Piriformis Syndrome on my right side/leg, upper hamstring area. I have just ordered the leg/arm inferno wrap. I hope to receive good benefits of pain relief as soon as I can get this wrap. I will be waiting impatiently. Thank you.
Did want to let you know that I was extremely pleased with both the Knee Inferno and the Knee Freezie Wrap that I ordered, the quality is outstanding and should serve our family well over the coming years when required.
The Knee Inferno provided mu[See Full Review]ch needed relief while I waited eight weeks for my appointment with an Orthopedic practice in my area - very glad I chose to make the investment.
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 found the Freezie and Inferno Wraps very effective - my knee is much better now.
I was able to discontinue use of the Inferno some weeks ago because of the improvement.
However, knees being what they are, I expect that sooner or later I will [See Full Review]twist something and have pain. It is just a matter of time before my active lifestyle catches up to me.
When it does, I will get out the Cold wrap then switch off to the Inferno again.[Close Review]
The inferno wrap did a great job on my knee...
The inferno wrap did a great job on my knee and saved me from surgery!
I am still using it but on my non-injured knee. I noticed no cracking and popping noises (from climbing stairs) after treatment of my left (injured) knee, so now I am treating t[See Full Review]he right knee as well.
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.
I'm treating a recent ankle sprain. The injury occurred while playing volleyball.
RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) alone or in the past did not seem to really help. I've tried other herbal remedies that didn't appear to help or still took [See Full Review]a long time to recover. I did an internet search for a quicker recovery process.
I can tell immediately after each use that there is definitely less pain to the touch. And I always felt heat therapy worked better for me. Now I know why, because it promotes circulation and healing.
That's why I also purchased the Inferno Ankle Wrap. At first I did not feel it was providing enough heat. However, my foot was always sweating after each use! With other solutions the temperature was never constant and sometimes I would burn my foot. I knew from my past ankle sprain on my other leg that it took forever to heal. Even 2 years later, I still felt it move. This time I wanted to make sure it did not happen again.
I'm doing surprisingly well with my ankle so far. I played volleyball the following week and back to usual routine the week after, snowboarding one day and volleyball the next. Even though I'm not 100% yet after 3 weeks, I feel the Inferno Ankle Wrap has greatly attributed to my quick recovery! I would definitely recommend it and the customer service has been truly exceptional! Thank you![Close Review]
My name is Bridget, and I am the one that...
My name is Bridget, and I am the one that received the Inferno Wrap that Doug purchased. I had stepped off of my front steps early on Halloween day, I missed the entire bottom step somehow.... and seriously rolled my ankle. I am a avid runner and try[See Full Review] to get somewhere between 25-40 miles in a week depending on what I am training for at the time.
My ankle swelled like a balloon and stayed that way for 2 solid months! I was unable to run, and believe me I tried. I could barely even walk. I was unable to go to the Dr. because of some insurance issues that were being delt with, so I got on the Internet and started doing some research to see what I could do...
That is when I came across your web site. I am not gonna lie, I didn't believe it. I thought it all sounded to good to be true. I actually thought about it for a week before I decided to give it a try, the $ back guarantee is what the deciding factor was for me.
OMG!!! I have nothing but praise for your products! It is an amazing thing, it only took 1 week for the swelling to go down and stay down! I was back on the trails, running again on the 8th day! I am continuing to use the Inferno Wrap on a regular basis, thank you so much for getting me back out where I belong... running the Trails.[Close Review]
I am a 44 year-old woman in good health. I...
I am a 44 year-old woman in good health. I eat a fresh diet and take high-quality supplements, including MSM, glucosamine, Zyflamend, and all the usual joint-recomended supplements.
I injured both knees two years ago while kneeling to tile my fami[See Full Review]ly room and entry. Subsequently, a simple twisting squat ripped my left meniscus with a huge bucket tear that required surgery to trim so it wouldn't keep catching and re-tearing. I am not one to undergo surgery unless it is unavoidable, and even after a "simple" scope operation, it took me a full year to get full extension back on that knee, and I doubt I will ever be able to squat again.
I run a cleaning business. A couple of months ago an employee had forgotten to return equipment to my van, and I had to mop some hardwood flooring for a client on my hands and knees. That simple ten-minute job put me back out of commission. The kneeling pre-injured the area, and when I stepped back onto my good leg two days later, I felt that familiar burn of a fresh meniscus tear. I was heartsick, dreading another surgery and the attendant expense, pain, and down time. I know from my previous experience that cartilage is hard to heal because of the poor blood supply, especially to the center. I knew it was just a matter of time before I tore it further. (My dad had multiple knee scopes before finally getting a replacement, but I was not going down that path if I could help it!)
I got online and researched alternatives that would get me back on my feet. Delighted to discover Mend Me Shop and their professional athletic healing devices, I ordered the Inferno Wrap and Ice Wrap. $400 would be a pittance relative to the $13,000 it costs to repair a torn meniscus (and that doesn't include rehab and lost income). During the week it took the package to arrive, I stayed off my feet as much as possible and iced the injured knee several times a day. My big hope was simply to avoid tearing the cartilage further before the stuff came. (With my surgery knee, I had re-torn it repeatedly before surgery.)
The minute that I put that Inferno wrap around my bad knee, I was in love! The penetrating warmth felt amazing. I kept it by my desk and strapped it on when I would sit and work at the computer. And I kept icing the knee. Within a couple weeks I was walking evenly on both legs, if gingerly lest I inadvertently twist or bounce. But I was definitely healing. I didn't miss any work after the first week, though I moved more slowly than usual and occasionally felt that piercing reminder of the tear. I had to lie down and elevate my knee every two hours to get through the day, but it was slowly healing. Four weeks later I was feeling so good, and the day was so sunny, that I went skipping off the front porch and was reminded I have a torn meniscus!
And so it goes to this day, some six weeks later: the injury is there, but it is gradually improving. The more I use the therapy devices, the faster it improves. The more I get lazy and feel perfect and neglect them, the more I slow down. But I work a full schedule without breaks and only occasionally am reminded of the injury. By God's grace and with many thanks to Mend Me Shop, I have avoided surgery!
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