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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 to 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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Charlie Sutaris


Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Gradual, Repetition Based
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Most cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are unknown in origin though the condition is signalled by gradually increasing symptoms over time. A common factor in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is increased hand use or activity. Physiology and family history may be significant factors in a persons susceptibility to the condition.

It is also argued that a common cause of Carpal Tunnel is Repetitive Strain Injury. The almost compulsory long duration use of keyboards when working in an office setting can be aggravate this condition.

Every time you type you are flexing and extending the wrist and fingers requiring the tendons that run inside the carpal tunnel to slide through their protective sheath. The sheath acts as a protective tube to separate the tendon from the surrounding tissues and prevent any adhesions from forming to the tendon itself. It is much like the hand break on a bicycle. When you squeeze the hand break on your bike, the wire travels through the tube and causes the break to engage much like the forearm muscles pull the tendon through the sheath to cause movement in the hand.

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Now if the sheath becomes irritated due to the amount of repetitive movement of the tendon through it this is called tendonitis. This irritation is reflected in inflammation that can fill up the carpal tunnel and cause compression on the median nerve. The median nerve sends the signals to all the muscles and receives all the sensations from the tissues and muscles located from the thumb to the middle finger of the hand. You can think of the nerve like your garden hose, when you compress or kink the hose the water cannot flow through freely much like a compressed nerve cannot send or receive the electrical signals coming in and out if the hand tissues.

Single Traumatic Event
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It is less common, but single acute traumatic incidents can cause Carpal Tunnel Strain or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well. Fractures of the wrist bones (the carpal bones) as well as fractures of the distal radius near the wrist can cause CTS. Acute injuries that do not break bones but stress the wrist excessively (even if for only a very short period of time, such as in a rear end motor vehicle accident while grasping the steering wheel) can cause this problem.

In fact the list of potential causes for CTS is massive, and includes: alcoholism, hemophilia, local tumors such as a lipomata or ganglia, hormonal changes, menopause, pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid imbalance, acromegaly, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, diabetes mellitus, and local trauma to the wrist as is sometimes seen in motor vehicle accident victims.

What is tenosynovitis and tendonitis?

Tendonitis means inflammation of a tendon.
(It is sometimes spelled as 'tendinitis')

Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the sheath is called the synovium). Tenosynovitis can be caused by calcium deposits, repeated strain or trauma, high levels of blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or gonorrhea.

These two conditions often occur together.

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Dear MendMeShop,

I was skeptical at first as to be expected with anything being purchased online, however I decided to take my chances and just go for it. I tried all that I could to heal plantar fascilitis and nothing seemed to work for me, and the things that did work were taking wayyy to long. I got to the point where I was beyond frustrated I was so devastated that I couldn't run, or even sit for more than 5mins without standing up with excrucitaing pain. I turned to aid my tendon and so far I have nothing but pleasantries to say about it. I ordered the Night splint and Inferno wrap and I use them everyday needless to say it has only been a week but I do see signs of serious improvement. It even almost seems like my healthy foot is getting jealous so sometimes I put the inferno wrap on it cause it is very soothing. I have only had it for a week so I cant give it a full 5 stars but I am expecting to be back in the next couple weeks updating my review with all pleasnt things Thanks.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Emerrald Hutchinson


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Advanced relief from sprained wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome injuries

Freezie Wrap Wrist - efficient relief of swelling and pain from a wrist injury or carpal tunnel syndrome

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Freezie Wrap Elbow for tennis elbow, epicondylitis, and elbow sprain to prevent surgery

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

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