Dear MendMeShop,

I sustained a re-injury to the lateral right knee in a hiking incident on a wet path. Initially, I treated with anti-inflammatory medication, ice, elevation and knee brace. This injury was very similar to the previous knee injury, so I thought my knee would heal without seeking orthopedic evaluation. I started using a heating pad with a massage feature to relieve pain and found that the heat helped tremendously, but did not radiate deep enough into my knee. Since I am a Certified Rehabilitation RN, I started researching the Internet looking for a product that would provide radiant heat. I was happy to discover your Inferno Knee Wrap. I have been using it several times a day for several weeks and I am now pain free and functionally able to resume all activities. I still continue using the Inferno Knee Wrap on a daily basis in hopes that I can prevent another knee injury. Thank you for such a wonderful product.

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Ann Block

 

Upper Back Pain Exercises

The upper back is also called the middle or thoracic back, and is located on the bottom of the neck, reaching all the way to the top of the lumbar spine. The upper spine consists of 12 vertebrae that attach to the ribs, forming a protective barrier to the internal organs such as the heart, liver, and lungs. Upper back pain can occur for a number of reasons including muscular irritation from overuse, poor conditioning, and trauma.

Strengthening exercises are essential for relieving the pain from upper back distress. This may include a combination of weight lifting and stretches to strengthen the upper body for proper posturing. It's important to follow the instructions of your back specialist to avoid further injury or damage to painful muscle tissue.

Which your therapist may prescribe include:

thoracic extension
  • thoracic extension - sit on a chair. Clasp both arms behind your head, gently arching backwards and look up. Do this ten times. This is a exercise has many benefits and can be done several times a day.
  • scapular squeezes - in a sitting position your arms are at your sides, gently squeeze your shoulder blades together, hold this for five seconds.
  • arm slides - stand against a wall, place your elbows and wrists against the wall. Slowly slide your arms up as high as you can. Try and keep your both elbow and wrists against the wall. Repeat three sets of ten.
  • pectoralis stretch - stand in a corner or doorway, place both arms on the wall slightly above your head. Slowly lean forward, until you feel a stretch in the front of your shoulders and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Do this three times.
  • thoracic stretch
  • thoracic stretch -
    1. In a seated position on the floor, feet straight in front of you. Hold your mid-thighs with your hands. Slowly move your head/neck as to curl toward your belly button. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat three times.
    2. Point your right elbow and shoulder forward while twisting your upper body to the left, will stretch your right upper back. Hold for 15 seconds. To stretch your left side point your left elbow and repeat as mentioned.
  • Mid-trap exercise
  • mid-trap exercise - you'll need a flat firm surface and a pillow for this exercise. Lie on your stomach, place the pillow (folded in half) underneath your chest. Your arms should be straight out at your sides, thumbs pointing to the ceiling. Raise your arms towards the ceiling and squeeze your shoulder blades...lower slowly. Repeat three sets of 15. Once your strength increases add a can of soup or small weight to yours hands.

Other exercises to strengthen the upper back include push-ups. Push-ups can be modified to fit your beginning fitness level. The key to successful upper body strengthening with push-ups is to avoid arching the back, or allowing the back to sag. This can cause pain to the lower back. Shift the burden of weight to the core of your body by contracting the midsection.

In addition to strengthening exercises, many physical therapists recommend ultrasound therapy to enhance the blood flow to the deep muscle tissue.

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Dear MendMeShop,

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.

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Malcolm Pallott

 

pain relief and injury treatment with ultrasound therapy

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

Inferno Wrap Shoulder - an advanced treatment for shoulder injury and rotator cuff injury

Freezie Wrap Shoulder - efficient relief of swelling and pain from an active sprain, shoulder strain, whiplash, or tight upper back muscles

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

Contact one of our Mendmeshop Customer Service Advisors for any questions help with ordering and recommended treatment directions