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When we spoke on the phone regarding my husband's improved foot condition a few days ago I mentioned that he thought the size of his heel spur was actually reducing as a result of using the wrap. I didn't want to write to you about that in my last email until I had a chance to actually look at the heel spur myself. Well, I looked at it this morning and my jaw dropped! It has shrunk I would say at least 80%. When it was at its largest size I estimate that it protruded about .75 of an inch. Until he started using the wrap, it was a huge, hard and ugly protrusion that made it difficult to wear shoes. When I looked at his heel this morning it barely was protruding at all, less than .25 of an inch at its highest point. Keep in mind that bone spurs are a hard mass that don't come and go. They are permanent, and the hard mass was something he had been living with for years, but now it has reduced to almost nothing. We are absolutely astounded and my husband is so excited. The $146.00 was well worth it, especially compared to the shoe inserts which cost over $400 and did nothing to reduce the size of the bone spur. And his foot feels great! I told him he should call the two podiatrists he has seen and tell them but I doubt that he will.

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Progression of a Hamstring Pull

Hamstring complete/partial and tears, strains

This can be classified into 3 grades of hamstring strain severity:

Minor - Grade 1 Hamstring Pull involve stretching of your hamstring muscles which result in slightly pulled or excessively stretched muscles, or very small tears in your muscles. You will generally feel some specific point pain, tightness or mild cramping in your hamstring which will be a little uncomfortable, but will involve no swelling or no major loss of strength. These may diminish with activity, but will return with a vengeance afterwards.


Moderate - Grade 2 Hamstring Pull are more painful and involve a partial tearing of the hamstring fibers in your muscles, tendons, or at the tendon attachment to your bone. You will generally experience some pain that radiates down your leg during activity, while bending your knee against resistance, or when you touch your hamstring. Swelling, stiffness, decreased strength and range of motion (may not be able to straighten knee) will be apparent and can also cause you to limp. You may also experience some bruising (ecchymosis) due to bleeding within the injured muscle.


Severe - Grade 3 Hamstring Pull involve a complete tear (rupture) of your hamstring muscle fibers where your muscle belly attaches to your tendon or where your muscle belly rips in 2 separate pieces. It is very painful and rarer than the other strains. You will tend to experience a burning or stabbing pain, a lot of swelling and minimal strength, which may prevent you from walking without assistance or make it difficult for you to move your leg. Discoloration and widespread bruising in the injured area as a result of bleeding in the muscle tissue can also happen. You may also notice a break in your normal muscle outline that makes a gap under your skin where the muscle has come apart. This can be seen or felt with your hands and looks like a knotting of the muscle that produces a bulge.

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The majority of hamstring strains are grade 1 or 2 strains that involve partial muscle or tendon tears that occur near the musculotendinous junction, where your hamstring tendon and muscle meet.

Should you seek medical attention?

This is up to your discretion; however any continued discomfort in your hamstring should be investigated. If you continue to experience the hamstring injury symptoms and have tried the suggested conservative treatments for 2-3 weeks, it is recommended that you seek professional medical attention. It is recommended you seek immediate attention if you:

  • hear a "loud pop" in your muscle when injured
  • have immediate severe pain, swelling or discoloration in your hamstrings
  • experience severe weakness in your leg (compared to other leg) and have difficulty walking
  • have a temperature over 100.4Ό F (38Ό C)
  • notice blue toe nails, numbness or coldness below your injury
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    Thank you so much for your communication. I am loving the Ankle Inferno wrap and just wish that I was disciplined enough to use it more because I believe I am actually feeling better! I look forward to extended time with the device and hope to reap more benefits in the future.

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