Letters From Our Customers:

Dear MendMeShop,

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!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Peggy Daugherty


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 us toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.

 

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.


Ultrasound can speed plantar fasciitis recovery significantly.

 

Tendonitis of the Foot
(Posterior Tibial Tendonitis)

Tendinitis can affect four different tendons of the foot - the achilles tendon, the posterior tibial tendon, the anterior tibial tendon and the peroneal tendon. The posterior tibial tendon assists in holding the arch of the foot also prevents your foot from rolling.

Posterior tibial tendonitis

Posterior tibial tendonitis is a common overuse injury that affects the inside arch of the foot. The inflammation can be caused by irritation and tiny tears in the posterior tibial tendon over time (referred to as chronic tendonitis) or due to an immediate traumatic strain or tear (referred to as acute tendonitis).

If a person has tendonitis of the foot, he or she may have inflammation at the in-step area of the foot and also have a flat foot deformity. If posterior tibial tendonitis goes untreated you may experience flattened arches and your toes will begin to point outward as the tendon is no longer able to support your arch.

Symptoms of an inflamed posterior tibial tendon may include:

  • Pain along the in-step of the foot.
  • Shooting, stabbing or burning pain in the foot.
  • If standing on their toes, the patient will feel intense pain in the arch of their foot.

Treatment - What You Can Do!

Initially, treatment of posterior tibial tendonitis focuses on cold compression therapy for pain relief and to minimize swelling and tissue damage. The trick to getting rid of tendonitis of the foot is getting it to heal with minimal scar tissue formation and with as much realignment of the tendon fibres as possible - something ultrasound therapy is great at!

Scar tissue builds on the posterior tibial tendon as the tears heal. The build up causes pain and inflexibility in the tendons making them more prone to further injury.

Even with optimum healing, there is always less elasticity in a previously injured posterior tibial tendon. This will cause the tendon to hurt during daily activities and exercise. However, if you heal your posterior tibial tendon efficiently and quickly, your chance of re-injury later on is much lower than average. Following up your posterior tibial tendon treatments with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will help to strengthen your tendon tissue and complete the healing process.

Success

Allowing your posterior tibial tendon to rest is always recommended if you are suffering from tendinitis. Avoid all activities that may have caused the injury or irritation and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. The posterior tibial tendon is difficult to rest completely as it is an essential tendon for arch support during walking and other daily activities. During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your ankle until the pain and inflammation settle.

Cold Compression Therapy

Doctors recommend using cold compression as soon as possible following an acute posterior tibial tendon injury, like a sprain, and after any re-injury. This will reduce pain and swelling and minimize tissue damage that occurs with soft tissue injuries like tendon tears and tendinitis.

Cold Compression 
Freezie Wrap Therapy for your posterior tibial tendonitis inflammation and pain.

The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your pposterior tibial tendonitis in an effective and convenient way.

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 the posterior tibial 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, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your posterior tibial tendon faster and with less pain!

The deep cooling effect provided by the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® slows cell metabolism thereby reducing cellular break-down and tissue damage. Furthermore, because the cold wraps serve to numb the nerves, the wraps also reduce pain! The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack and is an adjustable wrap that allows you to control the compression to a level that is comfortable for you. The gel packs are chilled in the fridge not the freezer. This eliminates the risk of cryoburn, or 'cold burns', on your skin that can be cause by ice and freezer gel packs. You can also wear the Freezie Wrap® for longer treatments so you can enjoy even more relief from your tendon pain.

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is the most effective and pain-free way to reduce inflammation, soften scar tissue and promote faster healing of your posterior tibial tendon.

MendMeShop Therapeutic 
Ultrasound treats posterior tibial tendonitis and reduces inflammation and scar tissue.

During the healing process, scar tissue builds on your posterior tibial tendon and can attach the tendon to other tissue. This limits the flexibility and movement of the tendon and other tissue in your foot and increases the amount of pain you will experience. Fortunately, you can treat your scar tissue with therapeutic ultrasound to improve the elasticity and flexibility of your ankle.

Not only does ultrasound reduce inflammation, soften scar tissue and speed up the healing process, it also helps to prevent long term complications. Pain, lack of mobility, tendinosis, or a complete posterior tibial tendon tear are some of the more common long term complications that can occur when tendinitis (tendonitis) goes untreated. By treating your posterior tibial tendon with ultrasound, scar tissue becomes softer and the tissue becomes stronger reducing the risk of chronic problems in the future.

For those who suffer from long term tendon tears or strains, ultrasound can help. Ultrasound therapy can help to break up scar and fibrous tissue that has built up over time on the posterior tibial tendon and restore elasticity to the tissue and flexibility in your ankle.

MendMeShop Lavender Infusion Gel enhances your ultrasound therapy to give your posterior tibial tendon the ultimate in scar tissue treatment and improved healing power.

Ultrasound can also be used to administer therapeutic medicines into the body. This is a process known as phonophoresis. Ultrasound with phonophoresis is rapidly becoming more popular than ultrasound therapy alone.

Using the MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Gel during your ultrasound therapy gives you 2 therapies in 1. You get the benefit of the regenerating sound waves from the ultrasound device itself AND the added bonus of the therapeutic ingredients inside the gel being delivered into the tissue where it is most effective.

Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel contains the natural essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol and is exclusively available from MendMeShop®. These ingredients reduce inflammation, relieve pain and improve blood circulation to your posterior tibial tendon. 1 bottle of MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel comes FREE with every MendMeShop® Ultrasound System so you get unbeatable ultrasound therapy for your injured ankle ligaments and tendons.

Success

MendMeShop® ultrasound therapy with phonophoresis is safe, convenient, and easy and generally requires between 5 - 10 minutes per treatment. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send vibrations deep into your body and slightly increase the temperature of your soft tissue cells. The waves are delivered through a hand held transducer and conductive gel that are used together in a slow, circular motion on your skin over the injured ankle.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
MendMeShop Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap speeds the healing and elasticity of posterior tibial tendon's collagen fibres.

Once the posterior tibial tendinitis inflammation has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tissue in the tendon and surrounding area is recommended.

Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, or BFST®, will speed your recovery and heal your posterior tibial tendon more completely preparing them for strengthening exercises. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your ankle to nourish yourposterior tibial tendon and ligaments, improving elasticity and accelerating the healing process.

By treating your ankle with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy you can increase your body's blood supply to your posterior tibial tendon 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 tendonitis and tissue damage leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

With these 3 easy therapies you will notice incredible improvement in your posterior tibial tendon. You will reduce your pain and strengthen your tendons to get yourself back on your feet again. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

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.


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.

 

pain relief and injury treatment with ultrasound therapy

An effective treatment

Relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis with a cold compress

Advanced Therapy for torn achilles, ruptured achilles, sprained ankle or other ankle injury

Ankle sprain treatment and pulled achilles treatment without surgery

This universal leg wrap can increase healing rate of a shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

Freezie Leg wrap for cold compression of the shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy with an Inferno Back wrap for the ultimate in sore back healing

Freeze Wrap Back - reduce back pain and swelling in sore, strained or overused muscles, especially in the lower back and trapezius muscles

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