Dear MendMeShop,

I used the Inferno wrap diligently for weeks and my knee felt much better. (I did find out I have a torn meniscus as well as an edema on my right knee). Of course, the doctor recommended surgery, which I am trying to avoid. I was feeling much better and went back to line dancing with some pain, but kept going. I now think I went back too soon and I was feeling like I may have injured it further, so I was using the Inferno wrap 4 times a day again. I feel I should have kept on using the wrap more often and not been in such a hurry to get back to dancing. I am totally sold on the Inferno wrap. I purchased one for my achilles heel problem and it has helped it also. I am one satisfied customer.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Norma Cooper

 

What Causes a Meniscus Injury?

Although knee injuries are more common in women than men, men experience more meniscus injuries and tears (the ratio is approximately 2.5 males: 1 female). This is believed to be due to men's participation in more aggressive sports and manual activities. The peak incidence of meniscal injuries for males is between 31 - 40 years, whereas for females peak incidence is between 11 - 20 years.

The 2 most common causes of meniscus injuries are acute trauma to the knee and degeneration of the knee joint. Occupations such as mining or carpet-laying (where you spend a lot of time in the squat position), or participation in contact sports or repetitive stress activities (such as running and skiing) are prone to meniscus injuries.

Aggressove sports can lead to meniscal injuries

Acute or traumatic meniscus damage can result from forceful rotating of a straight or bent knee while your foot is firmly planted and bearing weight, or from hyper flexion or hyperextension of your knee (flexion or extension beyond your kneeΉs normal range of motion). These injuries are experienced most frequently in activities such as rugby, football, baseball, soccer, basketball or racquet sports when you twist or pivot on your knee, or slow down too quickly. The result will generally be a partial or complete medial meniscus tear. This type of tear generally affects athletes or those under 40 years of age. A medial meniscus tear will frequently occur along with other injuries such as an MCL or ACL tear. The combined injuries are seen most often in contact sports, when an athlete gets hit on the outside of a bent knee. A lateral meniscus tear will result more often from a knee that is bent (flexed) excessively and experiences full weight bearing, while the thighbone is turning outward; seen in sports such as skiing. It can also be injured in collisions that involve deep knee bends.

Wear and tear over time can form degenerative meniscus tear

Degeneration of the knee joint involves weakening of your tissues with age, which results from small repetitive movements such as squatting or pivoting positions, or a minor meniscus injury that never healed properly. When you are young your meniscus is very flexible and pliable (like a new rubber tire), as you get older it becomes less flexible and more brittle, it also develops cracks in it (like those seen in an aged car tire). Your articular cartilage and meniscus deteriorate as you age, which can eventually lead to a degenerative tear without any major trauma. You will also experience a 20% decrease in blood supply to your menisci by age 40 due to weight bearing over time; this inhibits your body's ability to heal itself. This wear and tear over the years can lead to an osteoarthritis condition. Destructive chemical substances are then released in the joint cavity, which further breakdown these collagen fibers. Approximately 60% of people over 65 years of age will experience some form of degenerative meniscus tear.

Active seniors can experience some from of degenerative degenerative meniscus tear

A piece of the meniscus can loosen or tear due to the above causes and move about in your joint. When the tear interferes with normal knee mechanics, the torn fragment of meniscus can catch, lock, or slip between the femur and tibia as your knee moves. As it tries to work its way out, you will normally experience pain, weakness and/or immobility.

A Discoid meniscus occurs when you are born with a more flat, disc shaped meniscus rather than a crescent shaped, wedge meniscus. It is generally found in the lateral meniscus and in kids less than 11 years of age. The symptoms associated with a discoid meniscus can range from very mild to continuous clicking, snapping, buckling and/or locking of the knee joint, decreased range of motion, joint pain and tenderness, and atrophied quadriceps (muscles wasting away). The meniscus will often change to a c-shape with maturity and kids/teens will grow out of their symptoms; however failure of normal development can be experienced.

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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

 

pain relief and injury treatment with ultrasound therapy

Inferno Wrap Knee for meniscus injury acl injury mcl injury or hyperextended knee

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