Thank you. I am still using the (Plantar) inferno wrap and feel it has helped by feet. Thanks for caring.

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Carol Rooker

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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 (running) 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.

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John Carey

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More Plantar Facts:

The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot in carrying the weight of the body.

Approximately 90% of women and 40% of men with plantar fasciitis are overweight.

It frequently affects athletes, people who are on their feet all day and those over 40 years of age.

Among professional athletes, plantar fasciitis is one of the 5 most common foot and ankle injuries.

If left untreated the condition could become chronic and can lead to a host of other issues.

Most sufferers are able to overcome the pain with non-invasive therapy.

Night splints prevent contraction and stretch your plantar fascia while you sleep to help with pain.

Treatment includes avoiding the activity, icing the inflammation, gently stretching and warming the area.


I have been using the inferno wrap for about 3 weeks now and the results are outstanding. I could feel relief after the first use of the inferno wrap. About 2 years ago the doctor told me I had plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. The heel of my feet hurt so badly, I could hardly walk. Getting out of bed in the mornings was pain beyond belief. I would hold on to the bed railings to take a step. After going to the doctors and getting cortizone injections, ordering custom made insoles, exercises, taping my arch, and therapy, my feet were still hurting. I stopped the doctor visits for lack of relief. I was paying out so much money with no results. Not knowing what else to do, I prayed and asked God to show me what I could do to get releif. I came across the mend me website and read the entire article on foot problems and the products. What it said made so much sense to me. I felt it would be the right thing for me. I love the way it talks about the body and explain how it should work. What really drew me the most and encouraged me to order was: the site said your body was designed to heal itself. I am a firm believer in organic healing and avoiding medication and surgery whenever possible. When I read about the blood flow I was sold on the product. I know that blood is the life of the body. When I wear the inferno wrap I don't want to take it off. It gives relief and warmth right where it hurts. I will be ordering other products for the feet as well. Thanks for the information you give on each part of the body. I have referred your website to several people for different ailments.

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Yolanda Oliver

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I was hesitant to purchase the dorsal night splint since I thought that it would be awkward to sleep with, but with a limited budget I decided to purchase the splint and the freeze wrap for treating plantar fascitis. Within less than 2 weeks I noticed that I could walk without pain when I got up in the morning! This was amazing, since it usually took several minutes of severe limping before I could walk normally in the past. I just did a trip with my husband where we walked on hiking trails for up to 5 miles each day and my foot did just fine. I was amazed that I could do all this with only 2 weeks of treatment!

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Sandy Kubillus

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Get on Track: Beating Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis Anatomy and Information

Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced "PLAN-ter 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 poor sufferers (typically those with a chronic condition) are plagued all day with the pain.

What happens to the fascia?

Think of your plantar fascia as your body's shock absorber. Throughout the day the fascia supports the arch of the foot in carrying the weight of the body. Sometimes, when the impact is too great, tiny tears will appear in the fascia. If the impact level continues unchanged, in time these tears will become inflamed.

What causes it?

  • Over time the strain to the ligament from having flat feet or high arches
  • Your foot rolls inward (excessive pronation) or outward (supination) putting added stress on the fascia
  • Walking or standing for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces
  • Tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles pull and add the extra stress to the foot and it may be difficult to point you foot and toes upward
  • Sudden increase in activity (such as taking a new step class)
  • Running, sports that involved repetitive impact to the foot
  • Obesity
  • Wearing shoes that have the wrong fit or are worn out
Taking care of your feet is very important - to prevent plantar fasciitis
So what can be done?

Most people are able to overcome the condition with simple non-invasive therapy and get back to their work or favorite activities. Left untreated however, there is a risk that the plantar fasciitis will become chronic which can possibly lead to a host of other issues. Over compensation to the opposite side of your body can effect the knees, hips, and back as you change your how you walk to adjust for the pain or discomfort.

The good news is there are many steps you can take right in your own home to speed your recovery time and prevent this condition from returning all you need is the right information, the right tools, and the right attitude.

What do I do first?

Treatment doesn't have to invasive or painful. Most treatment plans focus on temporarily avoiding the activity causing the inflammation, stretching and warming the affected area, bringing down the inflammation, and healing the tears.

More than 90% of people with plantar fasciitis will improve within 10 months of starting a nonsurgical simple treatment methods. (source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
AidMyPlantar has the tools you need to specifically treat plantar fasciitis pain:

  • A Plantar Freezie Wrap® (cold compression eases swelling, inflammation, and give you short term pain relief) shop
  • A Plantar Inferno Wrap® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy Inferno Wrap® aids healing the tiny tears, relaxes tight tissue, it soothes pain and whisks away toxins) shop
  • A MendMeShop® Ultrasound Device (ultrasound therapy breaks down scar tissue to prevent re-injury of the plantar) shop

Dealing with plantar fasciitis can be like
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Not everything works for everyone. There are many resources on the Internet but what WORKS for YOU? This can be a bit of a challenge in finding that correct pieces.

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How do I stop it from coming back?

Treatment is only the first step. The next step is to find out why it happened in the first place. Are you wearing worn out shoes? Are your shoes to tight and fit correctly? Is your foot rolling inward or outward (check the soles of your shoes, they will have a wear pattern if they are)? How are you feeling after that new exercise program? To prevent a recurrence of plantar fasciitis these factors need to be addressed:

Drop the weight

healthy weight range is important in combating plantar fasciitis

The Mayo clinic states that if your Body Mass Index (BMI); that is, the ratio between your height and age, is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight - above that is considered obese. Maintaining a healthy weight range is important to reduce the load on your arches. This will go a long way in combating plantar fasciitis as well as a host of other medical and emotional problems. Your waist measurement and medical history are also important factors: it's worth speaking to your doctor about if you fall within this category. To measure your BMI, click here.

If you find that your BMI is above the healthy range, know that there are simple steps you can take to get you to that healthy range. Although there have been countless books, pills, and diets dedicated to finding the magic pill to weight loss, there really is no such secret. The basic principle of weight loss is simple; energy in must be slightly less than energy out. That is, don't consume more than you expend. This is the key - you need to watch what you eat and get moving; if you commit to both of these goals you will see the results of a steady and safe weight loss. For more info on how to get started, click here.

Fix your gait and your shoes

The simple structure and workings of your foot can be responsible for a lot foot conditions including plantar fasciitis and heel spurs; if left uncorrected it may lead to other conditions including shin splints, runner's knee, jumper's knee, ilio-tibial band syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunctions, and chronic low back pain.

How your gait can affect your plantar fascia

Pronation (the inward rotation of your foot) can put pressure on your arch and aggravate the fascia. Having a high arch, being flat-footed, or having an abnormal gait (how your foot strikes the ground) can changes how the body carries itself (weight distribution) putting extra pressure on the fascia as it works to absorb the impact.

How do you know if you have faulty foot mechanics? Look at your shoes. Is one side of the heel more worn than the other? This is a good indication of either pronation or over-pronation (rolling out) and both lead to complications. Your best course of action is to have your gait checked by a professional. This can be done by a podiatrist, orthopaedist, or physical therapist. These days many specialty footwear stores have equipment and experts in house as well but be sure to check their credentials first.

Now you know what you are doing wrong but to make a lasting difference you also need to consider your footwear. All the efforts in the world to fix your gait won't amount to much if you still insist on walking around the mall for 4 hours in your 3 inch heals or taking a hike in your sandals. Plantar Fasciitis is often called flip-flop disease and for good reason. If you are overweight or if you intend to spend a long time on your feet while carrying extra weight or are planning a long walk or run. It is absolutely critical to the health of your feet that you wear supportive shoes. This means shoes with some arch support, a slightly raised but stable heel, and cushioning for shock absorption. Wear hiking boots for hiking, running shoes for running and walking, and save the flip flops for the beach and the heels for the dance floor. And when recommended, use orthothics to correct your stride.

Activity: too much/too little

Finally, the third most important aspect to consider in preventing Plantar Fasciitis is how much you are asking of your feet.


The old adage, "move it or lose it" is true to a certain point for all soft tissue. Your soft tissues are intended to be used, to be stretched, or called upon for support and strength. Of course, moving your body is a critical factor in maintaining or reducing your weight but it goes further, you need to keep all the parts of your body moving regularly in order to ensure their proper function. Immobilization and inactivity is known to cause atrophy and early fatigue in muscle tissue and can lessen the levels of collagen and water in connective tissue making it less elastic, more brittle, and weaker. For good foot health, wear sensible shoes and get those feet moving.

Of course there is another adage we need to consider - "You can have too much of a good thing". It is not uncommon to see physical therapists' and podiatrists' waiting rooms filled with high-performance runners and weekend warriors. Many of us have been taught to push through the pain to achieve our goals - and this is evidenced at extreme endurance events over and over. However, if you want to be in it for the long run you have to learn to listen to your body's signals. Foot pain means there is something wrong - something that needs to be fixed. Left untreated, you will more than likely develop a chronic condition that will very likely lead to further complications. Don't jump in head first to your exercise program, go feet first and be smart: get advice, start slowly and listen to your body.

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful and debilitating condition that can stop you in your tracks. But have hope, with Plantar Fasciitis treatments from MendMeShop®, and a few steps in the right direction you can successfully treat the pain and stop it from coming back. You have the right tools and the right information, now it's up to you to take action and get back on your feet again!


Plantar Fasciitis Facts:

Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament that runs along the arch of the foot.

This condition affects over 2 million Americans.

Sufferers experience an intense stabbing pain in the heel.

Heel spurs can be caused by plantar fasciitis.

50% of people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs.

The pain is most severe in the morning after the tissue has contracted during sleep.


What I can report is that the treatments make a difference. I have a bone spur. My routine is to start at 6:00 am because in the morning is when it hurts the most. I have discovered a way to wrap my foot with both the planter ligament wrap and the Achilles tendon wrap at the same time. I do the cold for 20 minutes, let it rest for 20 minutes, then do the hot for 20 minutes. While the pain does not go away, it does go from excruciating to tolerable. Each day I'm able to do a little more in the way of household chores I am even starting to go swimming again. I look out at the garden and dream of the day I can get back to work there. I told my podiatrist about your product and he said that is exactly what he wants me to do, cold then hot, plenty of water. He asked for information about your products, so I am taking it with me at my next visit. So, yes, all in all, I am happy with your product. But mostly I am pleased with your company. Like this letter for example, I am sure that you have hundreds of customers, but you make me feel like I'm the only one, or the most important. I feel like you care that I am experiencing pain and you want your product to help me. I wish you much success with your business. Yours Truly, Peggy *Update* Peggy emailed us 3 weeks after her first comments with a promising update: My bone spur has improved to the point that I use the treatments only once a day in the morning, with an occasional treatment in the evening after dinner. And there are days when there is no pain at all throughout the day!!

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Peggy Daugherty

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At the end of the 2009 school year, (I'm a teacher) I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I remember literally being in agony the last day of school and calling my orthopedic surgeon for an emergency appointment. He saw me, prescribed ice, supportive shoes, and offered to give me a shot of corticosteroid. He informed me that the shot might help but it also might make it worse! Needless to say, with that comment, I passed on the shot. I was really having a hard time with the pain. I began to search on the internet to find out all I could about plantar facsciitis and possible regimens to follow to aleviate my problem.. One site led to another and I finally found MendMeShop. MendMeShop offered a foot wrap that sounded like the perfect way to ice my foot. The plantar Freezie gel pack didn't freeze solid and the wrap molded perfectly to my foot. It certainly beat a tub full of hard ice! The condition is now gone from my right foot. I routinely exercise fairly vigorously including jogging on the treadmill. I would never have been able to do that last summer!

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Caroline Withers

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