Dear MendMeShop,

I am a 44 year-old woman in good health. I eat a fresh diet and take high-quality supplements, including MSM, glucosamine, Zyflamend, and all the usual joint-recomended supplements. I injured both knees two years ago while kneeling to tile my family room and entry. Subsequently, a simple twisting squat ripped my left meniscus with a huge bucket tear that required surgery to trim so it wouldn't keep catching and re-tearing. I am not one to undergo surgery unless it is unavoidable, and even after a "simple" scope operation, it took me a full year to get full extension back on that knee, and I doubt I will ever be able to squat again. I run a cleaning business. A couple of months ago an employee had forgotten to return equipment to my van, and I had to mop some hardwood flooring for a client on my hands and knees. That simple ten-minute job put me back out of commission. The kneeling pre-injured the area, and when I stepped back onto my good leg two days later, I felt that familiar burn of a fresh meniscus tear. I was heartsick, dreading another surgery and the attendant expense, pain, and down time. I know from my previous experience that cartilage is hard to heal because of the poor blood supply, especially to the center. I knew it was just a matter of time before I tore it further. (My dad had multiple knee scopes before finally getting a replacement, but I was not going down that path if I could help it!) I got online and researched alternatives that would get me back on my feet. Delighted to discover Mend Me Shop and their professional athletic healing devices, I ordered the Inferno Wrap and Ice Wrap. $400 would be a pittance relative to the $13,000 it costs to repair a torn meniscus (and that doesn't include rehab and lost income). During the week it took the package to arrive, I stayed off my feet as much as possible and iced the injured knee several times a day. My big hope was simply to avoid tearing the cartilage further before the stuff came. (With my surgery knee, I had re-torn it repeatedly before surgery.) The minute that I put that Inferno wrap around my bad knee, I was in love! The penetrating warmth felt amazing. I kept it by my desk and strapped it on when I would sit and work at the computer. And I kept icing the knee. Within a couple weeks I was walking evenly on both legs, if gingerly lest I inadvertently twist or bounce. But I was definitely healing. I didn't miss any work after the first week, though I moved more slowly than usual and occasionally felt that piercing reminder of the tear. I had to lie down and elevate my knee every two hours to get through the day, but it was slowly healing. Four weeks later I was feeling so good, and the day was so sunny, that I went skipping off the front porch and was reminded I have a torn meniscus! And so it goes to this day, some six weeks later: the injury is there, but it is gradually improving. The more I use the therapy devices, the faster it improves. The more I get lazy and feel perfect and neglect them, the more I slow down. But I work a full schedule without breaks and only occasionally am reminded of the injury. By God's grace and with many thanks to Mend Me Shop, I have avoided surgery! Gratefully yours, Debbie Morgan

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Debbie Morgan

 

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The knee joint is made up of many ligaments and tendons that support the weight and movement of your legs. The meniscus provides even weight distribution across the knee joint effectively protecting your bones from excessive force and severe arthritis. The meniscus is a tough cartilage that rests in between the thigh bone and shin bone on either side of the knee.

In younger people a meniscus tear most commonly occurs when under weight the knee is twisted forcefully. In adults a meniscus injury is more of a degenerative process; as the cartilage becomes brittle even a minor injury could tear the cartilage.

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If you visit your doctor about knee pain they will almost always consider a meniscus tear but for your own reference a meniscus tear will cause pain and swelling of the knee, tenderness on either side of the knee where the menisci are located, limited range of motion and some people even experience a locking of the joint.

Once you have a meniscus tear, you have an increased risk of developing knee arthritis, because these shock absorbers are weakened. They slowly wear away with knee movements and are unable to protect your articular cartilage on the surface of the knee joint as much as before.

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I had been suffering for months with debilitating pain in my knee that was a result of a meniscus injury that just wouldn't heal. The advice I received was to ice it, try to stay off it, and take something for the pain. Hopefully in a few weeks or months it should have hopefully healed and surgery could be avoided. Well, it wasn't healing, it was getting worse.

Desparate to escape surgery, I bought your ultimate knee kit. Two weeks later most of my pain is gone. I have little doubt that I'm now on the road to a full recovery

I just wish someone had recommended products like these to save me months of suffering.

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Thank you again!

Brent Thompson San Diego, CA

In the injuries initial stages it is important to reduce the swelling in the area and to control the pain as much as you can. The URICE (Ultrasound, Rest Ice Compression Elevation) method has long been a tried and true treatment for soft tissue injuries. The best way to heal is to reduce swelling; the RICE method facilitates this as well as a quicker healing time.

During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your knee area until your pain and inflammation settle.

Small tears may go completely unnoticed and will most likely heal themselves. These tears are often located on the outer edges of your meniscus and have access to a lot of blood supply, which helps them heal quicker This is fine as long as the mild pain and inflammation does not worsen. Other small tears will heal with conservative treatments, especially if your knee is stable and doesn't lock.

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The MendMeShop Portable Ultrasound Therapy System and our top quality cold wraps provide you with the tools necessary to relieve the pain caused by your torn meniscus and dramatically speed the healing of any tissue inflammation. When using radiant energy or ultrasound, the energy waves stimulate blood flow which speeds up healing and clears away the pain causing inflammation. Beginning with your very first treatment you will feel the relief - the power - of ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound waves travel deep into your body, over 3 inches deep, delivering therapeutic benefits to the source of the pain

Our Ultrasound system comes with a specially formulated gel which contains naturally-based, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory ingredients. The ultrasound unit actually drives the pain relieving ingredients deep into injured tissue (a process known medically as phonophoresis) giving you the pain relief where you need it. In effect, you receive enhanced ultrasound therapy treatment every session!

To get the maximum benefits combine ultrasound therapy and our cold therapy wraps for the ultimate in URICE treatment!

Our cold compression wraps are made of the highest quality materials available. They fit perfectly, stay in place, are extremely durable, and use a special patented baffled cold array. What is a baffled cold array? All other cold packs simply use a plastic bag partially filled with cold gel. What is sure to happen is the gel pools in the low spots or in pockets where there is no pressure. Fill a plastic bag with water and put it on your arm and watch what happens - all the water sits in two pools on either side of your arm. Cold compression wraps work because they interrupt and slow nerve and cell function in the damaged area. Once blood vessels are damaged they can no longer carry oxygenated blood to the damaged tissue and therefore cells begin to break-down. The deep cold provided by cold compression wraps slow cell function thereby reducing cellular break-down. Furthermore, because the cold wraps serve to numb the nerves the wraps also reduce pain!

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Dear MendMeShop,

Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in my right knee and was in pain. My brother-in-law had mentioned he recovered from knee inflammation using the Knee Inferno wrap. He loaned me his to use and I was pain-free within six weeks. I apparently stressed the knee again recently. I decided to order my own Knee Inferno wrap this time so that I would be prepared in the years to come. I am experiencing relief already and I am very grateful! Thank you, Dana Jagoda

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DANA JAGODA

 

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