Dear MendMeShop,

I purchased the Inferno and Freezie because on August 28th my life changed, I was in Florida at the beach taking my last skimboarding run when I heard the dreaded pop and hit from behind. I had in fact after an MRI 2 weeks later ruptured my Achilles Tendon 100%. I was devastated...being 50, an athlete, former track record holder, my life came to a complete standstill. I found your site from an Achilles site with Blogs and I am very grateful. My current condition is nothing short of a miracle. I had surgery two and half weeks ago , surgery was open to repair tendon and was one hour 20 minutes. I was placed in a hard cast with toes down for 1 week, I observed all rules and used crutches 100%. After 1 week cast was removed then I was back in my air cast, I could put absolutely no pressure whatsoever on the repaired leg for 4 days. I received your products and immediately used them. The inferno wrap and freezie are my favorites, I just drove home 200 miles with the inferno wrap on via a 12 volt inverter. Last Saturday night I went out in a flip flop with the injured foot to just get used to having some weight on it. This past week i experimented with different shoes and sneakers and when I attended my second PT session all the swelling and bruising was gone and I had great side to side motion still working on stretching the achilles. Yesterday I drove with sneakers on and walked 1.5 miles on my sons college campus with no crutch, can, etc. Today I wore docksiders and drove home another 200 miles, I am now laying in bed with the Inferno on my left foot which has the intact achilles but it is sore due to disruption of weight from injury, at the same time I have the Freezie on my repaired leg. After reading all the stories on the internet and talking with people as well as knowing of the seriousness of this injury, I believe your products have played a key role to getting me back on my feet and my life headed back to normal 1000 times faster than the average achilles rupture patient. Thank You so much for great products and superior service as well as unprecedented guarantee. I will let you know when I am walking normal without any limp

Rating: Five Star Rating

D Hunziker

 

All about Cluster Headahes

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A cluster headache is also known as: hemicrania angioparalytica, hemicrana neuralgiformis chronica, histaminic cephalalgia, Harris Horton's disease, petrosal neuralgia (of Gardner), migrainous neuralgia (of Harris), erythro-melalgia of the head, ciliary neuralgia and erythroprosopalgia of Bing.

A cluster headache is an attack of severe pain that is always on one side of head, never both. This pain can be highest around, behind or above the eye socket or in the temple area. This pain will last between fifteen minutes and three hours, occurring as low as once every 48 hours to eight times per day. Such headaches are associated with one or more ipsilateral (occurring on one side only) physical signs, some of them being fluid buildup in the eyelid, forehead and facial sweating, nasal congestion, excessive tearing of the eye, eyelid droop and more. Most sufferers of cluster headaches are restless or agitated during the episode.

Cluster headache attacks usually occur in sets (cluster periods), lasting for weeks or months. The worst headaches of the cluster period will have excruciating pain; at such times, sufferers are usually unable to lie down and typically pace the floor. In 85% to 90% of cases, there are remission periods from these sets that last months or years; in the rest of the cases, patients have chronic symptoms without remission. During a cluster period, attacks occur on a regular basis, often triggered by alcohol, nitroglycerine or a histamine.

The strongest pain centers in a cluster headache are found around the eye socket, above the eye socket or in the temple area, though pain may spread to other regions of the head. Within the same cluster period, the pain will almost always reoccur on the same side. Cluster headaches typically start at an age from 20 to 40 years, and is three to four times more common in men than women.

Chronic Cluster Headache

...cluster headaches are three to four times more common in men than women...

A chronic cluster headache is defined as cluster headache attacks occuring for more than 1 year without remission or with remissions lasting less than one month. Myofascial pain may occur in the chronic cluster headache and may complicate management of this type of headache if not identified and controlled. If one is experiencing chronic cluster headaches, an evaluation may show underlying stiffnes in the upper cervical spinal joints. Correcting posture, home stretching exercises and ultrasound therapy on trigger points in the upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles may help prevent the triggers to cluster headaches. Furthermore, for chronic headache sufferers, the possibility of over medication or medication withdrawal may continue to trigger the headaches though the underlying causes have been eliminated.

Episodic Cluster Headache

An episodic cluster headache is defined as cluster headache attacks occuring in periods lasting 1 week to 1 year separated by pain free periods lasting 1 month or longer.

Paroxysmal Hemicrania

These headaches have similar characteristics to a cluster headache, including symptoms and pain centers but are shorter lasting, more frequent and occur more commonly in females. These type of headaches respond absolutely well to the medication indomethacin. The paroxysmal hemicrana headache will occur more than five times a day more than half of the time, though a lower frequency of occurrence may occur as well.

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Dear MendMeShop,

I purchased the Inferno wrap and Freezie wrap to treat a chronic Achilles tendonosis (MICROSCOPIC TEARS OF THE TENDON AT THE INSERTION). During the later part of 2008 I was experiencing a lot of tight muscle and tendons and usually working out (running) tired and not properly warmed up and limber. I started the new year with good intention and determined to work on stretching that included following a home yoga program. I am familiar with yoga but admit that I was too aggressive with the stretching that comes from the 'downward dog' position. I believe this aggravated an already existing condition in the Achilles insertion area, this combined with the stress of a late January 5KM road race caused enough pain in the Achilles tendon to force me to discontinue running. I sought medical attention from my family physician who referred me to physiotherapy. Through the early stage of therapy I continued to do regular bike workouts. Unfortunately the pain increased to the point that I had to stop both running and cycling. I attended physiotherapy for just over two months going once a week receiving massage to the injured area, ultrasound, cortisone by patch and ice. I was religious in following the gentle stretching and strengthening routine at home between physio visits. After these two months with little improvement they released me with the instruction to continue with the stretching, strength exercises and ice. I was still in pain and could not run or cycle without causing further damage, walking was painful. I search for other solutions and found the information on the MendMeShop web site. Although skeptical, I purchased the wraps out of desperation, received the product, read all the literature for use and started into a daily routine. Within 7 days I started to experience a reduction in the constant pain. Within 9 days I was walking without a constant reminder of the injury. I tried doing a ride and although the short 13 mile ride was enjoyable I started to feel the injury flair up again. The injury is not completely healed but the progress I am experiencing gives me hope that with a continued discipline of home treatment using the products, gentle stretching and the use of wearing a brace on my foot while sleeping to prevent the tendon from retracting, will in time bring about the full healthy healing of the injured area. I have found that you really have to be in tune with what you are feeling during the gentle stretching and often back off the stretch so as not to cause repetitive injury to the already weakened area of the Achilles insertion.

Rating: Five Star Rating

John Carey

 

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