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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

 

Elbow Bursitis
(Subtendinous Olecranon Bursitis)

Also known as: subtendinous olecranon bursitis, dialysis elbow, student's elbow, lunger's elbow, miner's elbow

olecranon bursa in the elbow

The subcutaneous olecranon bursa (just below the skin) is exposed to injury during falls on the elbow and to infection from abrasions of the skin covering this area. Repeated excessive pressure and/or friction, as might occur in wrestling, for example, may cause this bursa to become inflamed, producing excessive friction and pain in this area. This type of bursitis is known as "dart thrower's elbow" and "miner's elbow".

Occasionally, the bursa becomes inflamed. Subtendinous olecranon bursitis is much less common, resulting from excessive friction between the triceps tendon and olecranon. This may result, for example, from repeated flexion-extension of the forearm as occurs during certain assembly line jobs, and is one of many repetitive motion type injuries. The pain is most severe during the flexion of the forearm because of pressure exerted on the inflamed subtendinous olecranon bursa by the triceps tendon.

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Causes of Elbow Bursitis

There are a multitude of ways to contract bursitis, but fundamentally, the cause is from one of three sources

Trauma (Acute or Chronic) - Trauma causes inflammation of the elbow bursa, resulting in a widening of the blood vessels in the bursa. This widening allows proteins and various fluids into the bursae that are not supposed to be there, resulting in a reactive swelling from the bursae. Until these foreign materials leave the bursa or are broken down by the bursae defense system, the swelling and pain will remain.

Acute Trauma to the elbow means a direct blow to the elbow. In such cases, blood may leak into the bursa of the elbow and cause swelling and pain.

Chronic Trauma will occur if there is mild trauma to the elbow that occurs repetitively. For instance, a hard elbow rest while driving frequently or straining the elbow frequently while throwing darts.

Elbow Bursitis and Bursa Pain

Infection (Septic Bursitis) - The closer the bursa is to the surface of the skin, the more likely the chance of infection from specific bacteria that are commonly found on the surface of the skin. This bacterial infection is known as septic bursitis and common bacteria that create this infection are known as Staphylococcus Epidermis (or Staphylococcus Aureus). Septic Bursitis occurs most commonly in men (85% of all cases occur in men) and you are at higher risk of contracting this if you

  • have Diabetes
  • have recently experienced Trauma
  • are undergoing Steroid Treatments
  • have Alcoholism
  • have a certain Kidney Condition

Crystal Deposits (caused from Gout and/or Rheumatoid Arthritis) - Some people with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or scleroderma may contract bursitis from crystalline deposits in the joints. Although not much is known about how this process happens, it is common knowledge that Uric acid is a normal byproduct of daily metabolism. If your are diagnosed with gout then you are unable to break down this uric acid properly, leading to crystalization of this excess acid which deposits in jointsχa painful symptom that can often lead to bursitis.

Acute injuires can lead to bursitis

There are a number of things that can indirectly cause bursitis such as repetitive use or overuse from work or sporting activities, acute injuries and aging. Over the years your muscles will start to lose their mass and strength, your tissues will lose their elasticity and degenerate, making you more susceptible to injury. Weakened muscles and/or tendons or injuries to your elbow, wrist, forearm or shoulder can instigate bursitis. You are at increased risk of suffering from this condition if your work and/or lifestyle require repetitive use of your elbow.

Elbow Bursitis Home Treatments

The U.R.I.C.E. Treatment Philosophy

This treatment philosophy is used to decrease inflammation and relieve pain for a chronic or acute bursitis within the first 48 hours of a flare-up.

  • Ultrasound around your injured elbow for 5 minutes, 3 times per day. This is best accomplished with a personal, therapeutic ultrasound device.
  • Rest and limit your activity, to decrease swelling and keep the brusistis from getting worse.
  • Elbow Cold/Compression wrap
  • Ice your elbow area 3-4 times/day for approximately 15 - 20 minutes at a time to help reduce blood flow and fluid build up. Gel packs are a better option than frozen peas if possible, as they mold to your body shape and are reusable (do not apply ice/gel packs directly on your skin, instead wrap cold compress in a wrap or cloth).
  • Compress the area if possible by adding light pressure to minimize swelling (make sure the compress is snug, but not too tight as it could cause numbness, tingling or more pain).
  • Elevate your arm above chest level to relieve the pressure from swelling and allow fluid to drain from your injured area.

BFST™ - Using Your Body's Natural Healing System
Inferno Wrap providing superior blood flow stimulation.

Your body can heal itself! In fact, your body starts healing itself the moment you are injured and it's the blood in your body that makes it all happen. Your blood is the transport mechanism for everything that is good inside you. It carries oxygen, nutrients, water and antibodies. Proper blood flow is essential to healing. Unfortunately, when you injure your body you stop moving and the swelling sets in. That means your vital blood flow can be reduced to a trickle! If you want to heal quickly, you need to keep your blood moving and that's where Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™, or BFST™, comes in.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ promotes the flow of blood through the injured area without the need to exercise your already damaged tissue. You can really feel it work. Within moments of applying an Inferno Wrap™ you can feel the healing sensation and the increase in blood flow. During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, your injured area will experience increased blood flow even though your body is at rest. It's a soothing sensation and extremely effective. With BFST™ your injury is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly what your body needs to heal.


How An Inferno Wrap™ Works

Inferno Wrap and how it works.

Inferno Wraps™ have been specifically designed for the treatment of deep, soft tissue injury. Inferno Wraps contain a patented Energy Web™ which is flexible and shaped to conform to your body. This Energy Web™ emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electro-magnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside your body and stimulates the blood flow needed to heal your injury.

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Our Cold Compression Wraps are recommended by countless medical professionals. That's why we sell them, because they are the best. We have noticed over time that our customers are so fond of our cold wraps that they are frequently coming back and ordering a second one. The wraps are becoming very popular with baseball and soccer trainers, and the wraps can be conveniently stored in a cooler for quick application on the field when needed.

xyliss ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is also a helpful tool for pain prevention of bursa injuires, and having a portable ultrasound device at home can be a powerful and convenient treatment tool. If you have symptoms or are recovering from a bursa related injury, using ultrasound on a regular basis before your activity or throughout the day will help relax your muscles, tendons and tissues, diminish pain and inflammation, soften scar tissue and contribute greatly to the healing of your injury.

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If you suffer from mild inflammation or pain after certain activities or movements use ultrasound therapy when you complete the activity and then rest and elevate your area of injury. Limit the application of ultrasound to a couple of treatments per day (the manual will recommend treatment frequency depending upon the injury). In between ultrasound treatments, maximize your pain relief and injury recovery by using an Inferno™ Personal Therapy System. Proven Performance, Proven Relief - only found at MendMeShop.com. If you have been given a treatment plan by your health professional, make sure you adhere to it to ensure pain free living. In general, people who are committed to their therapies and exercises will have the best medical outcomes.

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Dear MendMeShop,

Hi Paul. I thank you for your personal follow up. I have bought several of your products and I will tell you right now the Inferno Wraps are the BEST. I was in a walking boot last December for what was diagnosed as moderately severe tendonosis. Surgery was recommended. Instead I gave it time and started using the Freezie Wrap and the Inferno Wrap. After consistent and continued use of the Inferno Wrap I am 100% good to go! Your products are the best! Walker S

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Walker S

 

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