Dear MendMeShop,

The Knee Inferno Wrap is single-handily the best investment I have ever made for my knees, ever! Allow me to explain why, starting with a little knee history. In 1989 I tore my right ACL playing intramural basketball at a local community college. The college picked a cheap doctor & treated me as if I only had a torn meniscus. As a student, I did not have insurance of my own & I thought it was normal for my knee to keep popping out of socket after having surgery. About five years later, I’m now living in Houston Texas, I broke my knee again, really bad, couldn’t walk, severe damage. Had insurance this time and really great doctor (little did I know he was the Houston Oilers Team doctor) and he finds that my ACL had been torn all these years & I would be lucky to save it but probably have to have a cadaver ACL, sorry but that was out of the question, it freaked me out thinking about it. Doctor saved my knee, made it really tight & rehab was really difficult. Since 1994 I have not been able to bend my knee & put the back of my heal to my hip, always had about a 3-4 inch gap. After the first two days using the Inferno Wrap I was touching my heal to my butt, WOW! I have also had my left meniscus operated on & had the same issue, but not as bad, now I can completely sit down on my left knee with no pain, the right is still coming along but at least I can still sit down on top my feet. I’m 48 years old, I am extremely active for my age, I’m a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor & competitive fighter. I starting competing this summer & won my first tournament in June, not long after I got the Knee Inferno. I was able to take it with me, use it before my match & able to fight like never before. I took up long-boarding as well as a means of cardio training since I hate to run for the oblivious reasons, and it has been a great joy to do that. The Knee Inferno is a part of me now for the rest of my life, I use it every night (sometimes I forget) and the difference in the morning is incredible. I tell everyone in my gym that have knee problems, & as you can imaging we have knee issues in an MMA gym. Please let me know what I can do to do that. Thank you.

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Jeff Martinez

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises/Prevention:

Diagnosing/Testing

The doctor will perform several exams that will test the range of motion, strength and painful areas of your wrists and hands. First, a visual inspection of the wrists and hands will ensure the doctor that your pain isn't sourced from some obvious abnormality. Furthermore, the doctor will want to test for feeling, sensation and strength in the hand. For example, if you suffer numbness in the fingers but not the baby/little finger than there is a strong chance the medial nerve, responsible for Carpal Tunnel, is pinched as it provides feeling to all other fingers but the baby/little finger. Often pain can be reproduced by pressing on the wrist and medial nerve, which would be a strong indication that the nerve is the source of pain. Range of motion and wrist flexion tests including pressing the palms together, and pressing the back of the hands together will test for alternate causes like trauma, prior injury and arthritis.

Home Tests

Tinel test being performed.

Tinel's Sign - Tinel's test is performed by tapping the median nerve along its course in the wrist. A positive test is found when tapping the nerve causes tingling in the fingers

Phalen's test being performed.

Phalen's Sign - Phalen's test is done by pushing the back of your hands together for one minute. This compresses the carpal tunnel and is also positive when it causes the same symptoms you have been experiencing with your carpal tunnel syndrome.


Preventative and Rehab Strategies

Success Stories

At the onset of carpal tunnel pain immediate measures should be taken in order to avoid permanent damage of the median nerve. Ignoring the symptoms thinking they will go away naturally and continuing with activities that cause wrist and hand pain will certainly lead to more serious problems in the future. In order to avoid serious CTS injuries try to maintain a straight and relaxed wrist position. Repetitive tasks with a bent wrist like typing, playing an instrument and even driving puts your wrist at risk. Doing simple things like using a wrist support at your keyboard or making sure that your keyboard is in the prone position rather than elevated will help keep your wrists in an ergonomic position. It would also be wise to take frequent short breaks to stretch your fingers and thumb. Below is a simple to follow stretching routine you can perform before beginning work and frequently throughout your work day. Performing dumbbell exercises with light-weights (2 lbs) to loosen and strengthen the area will help defend against injury. These exercises are used as a precautionary measure and should not be practiced by those who already suffer carpal tunnel pain.

MendMeShop Cold Compression Wrist Wrap

Icing the area for 5-10 minute intervals throughout your work day will reduce pain and inflammation.

Here is a quick stretching routine to be performed daily before and during your work day. Being limber counts for a lot under repetitive conditions. If you suffer from mild carpal tunnel, these strategies could help you avoid further injury and surgery. Remember, many of these strategies are precautionary and help guard against carpal tunnel injury. If you feel pain or discomfort while exercising or stretching your wrists stop immediately.

Extend and stretch both wrists and hands upwardly as if pressing against a wall. Hold for a count of 5.

Return wrists to a relaxed straight position.

Make a tight fist with both hands and then bend down at the wrist maintaining a clenched fist. Hold for a count of 5.

Return wrists to a relaxed straight position.

Repeat these stretches 10 times and then relax your arms at your side and shake them out.

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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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