Dear MendMeShop,

Just a quick note to say thanks for your products......even though it was I who purchased them, lol. I have been dealing with a small meniscus tear (left knee) for almost a year and a half and didn't want the surgery and the down time, crutches and also that I have stairs in my home and at my gym. I believe I have been useing your products for 3-4 weeks now and am really pleased with the results thus far. I am still taking stairs one at a time to reduce any impact on the knee and only do low impact cycling at the gym. It is my understanding that I should continue treatment for 4-6 months. Warm regards, David

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David Gross

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I am a 57 year old flat footed female, who has suffered off and on for at least 25 years with a painful plantar/heel. Love the Freezie and the Inferno wraps... Impressed with the quality materials, and the well thought out construction. I've been using Dr. Scholl's cushions in my shoes, but they only help a little bit. Many thanks.

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Leslie Waldrop

 

Dear MendMeShop,

Things are going well with my healing sessions. I had it three times daily with each session lasting 20 minutes maximum for two weeks. I noticed reduction of pain in my third day using the Inferno Wrap. In my Second week I reduced the sessions to just one (20 Minute) per day. The pain is almost gone except when I make a wrong and abrupt move on or of my right (problematic) shoulder. Hopefully, I do not have to use the Freeze Wrap this summer when I do most of my heavy yard work, but I am assured that there is this cold treatment if in case I hurt my shoulder again. I now have decided not to have an MRI on my shoulder and undergo more expensive treatments or therapy from my specialist ortho doctor . I think his diagnosis of "Frozen shoulder" or possible rotator cup tear are correct. I will be watching my progress and if condition gets worse, I will call him again for appointment. But for the mean time, I am satisfied with my Inferno Wrap treatment on myself. I am glad to have save time and money at least for now. Thanks again for your wonderful products and support. Warm Regards to your Team. P.S. In a follow up email Jesse sent us later in the year, Jesse indicated the Inferno wrap did wonders... it's been almost nine months ago since I purchased your products. I am happy to let you know as today that my frozen shoulder is no longer an issue. I believed in less than a month of continuous therapy sessions per your instructions on the product my pain is gone.

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Jesse Sese

 

What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?

Therapeutic Ultrasound is a method of stimulating tissue beneath the skin's surface using sound waves. It is a very high frequency massage that can penetrate up to 5" below the surface of your skin.

The sound waves are of a very high frequency, typically between 800,000Hz and 2,000,000Hz. The sound cannot be heard by humans or animals. Humans can only hear sounds up to about 20,000Hz. These high frequency waves affect tissue on the cellular level, energizing the tissues causing them to vibrate. Furthermore, the nutrient absorption rate and blood flow in the area are greatly enhanced.


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How ultrasound energy is transferred into the body is a complicated question. The frequency of the ultrasound waves is actually opposite to how deep they will penetrate the body. A 1MHz ultrasound will penetrate about 4" below the skin whereas a 2MHz ultrasound unit will only penetrate about 2". While a low frequency means deeper penetration, using too low a frequency will mean that the waves are too wide to properly move the molecules. For therapeutic applications, 1MHz is the optimal frequency for both effect and penetration.

Power output is another significant factor. It is measured in watts per square centimeter. The higher the power, the more energy is transferred into the body. If too high a power output is used and an ultrasound unit is left sitting on the body, it is possible to burn the tissue beneath the skin. While several professional ultrasound machines are capable of these high powers, your medical practitioner will typically use a low power setting below 1 watt / per squared centimeter. More power is not necessarily better. Practitioners usually use higher powers to speed up treatments. It is actually more effective to use a lower power setting for a longer period of time.


The power output rating is often broken down into two separate units: peak intensity and average intensity. Peak intensity can be thought of as how tall the waves are that are being sent into your body. The waves need to be large enough to affect the tissue and provide the desired massage effect. At the same time, your body tissue needs breaks between groups of waves to cool down. So, Ultrasound machines actually send the waves in groups, giving your body a vibrate-rest-vibrate-rest effect. The average intensity is a measure of how much energy is transferred over a period of vibrate-rest cycles.


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Often Ultrasound machines provide a Total Power Output rating. High power units are typically used with large applicator heads to treat larger parts of the body. The important measurement part of ultrasound is the watts per square centimeter mentioned above, not the total unit power. Again, it is more effective to treat the affected area more frequently and for longer periods with lower power.

When applied directly to the skin, an ultrasound head cannot effectively transfer the sound waves into the body. To make it work properly, a conductive medium is required - ultrasound gel. The gel simply makes it possible for the sound waves to travel from the unit head into your body. Ultrasound without gel is ineffective, and can damage the ultrasound machine.


What does it do?

The heating and massaging effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound have 2 primary benefits. First, it increases blood flow in the treated area, which speeds the healing process. Second, it reduces swelling and edema, which are the main sources of pain.

Ultrasound can also be used to administer therapeutic medicines into the body. In such a case, there are 3 benefits to a treatment, the first two from the massaging effect of ultrasound discussed above, and the third from administering the medication. This is a process known as phonophoresis. Ultrasound with Phonophoresis is rapidly becoming more popular than Ultrasound Therapy alone.

For most injuries and ailments, a cycle of ultrasound therapy usually consists of 5-10 minute treatments, 2-3 times per day, for the duration of the healing period. This surprises many people who have gone for single treatments in clinics only 2 or 3 times each week. This has everything to do with the cost and convenience for the customer. A proper course of therapeutic ultrasound treatment consists of 3 to 10 minute treatment 2 to 4 times per day.


What can be Treated With Ultrasound?


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An incredibly wide variety of ailments are treated using ultrasound. Essentially, ultrasound will help anywhere there is a need to promote blood circulation, and reduce swelling and edema.

Injuries to the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage are treated primarily with ultrasound. Ultrasound helps to reduce swelling and edema, which in turn greatly reduces the pain from an injury. The stimulated tissue, and increased blood flow, speed the healing process. Typically, these types of injuries are very slow to heal, and because people continue to try to use the injured body part, the injury is repeatedly stressed. Regular applications of ultrasound over the duration of the healing period will significantly reduce pain and the recovery time.

Most professional athletes use ultrasound as a preventative method to protect against injury. Using ultrasound before and after very physically strenuous activities aids in the warm-up/warm-down process. Athletes with chronic ailments from previous injuries will use ultrasound to promote circulation to the injured area and to reduce swelling and pain which may impact their performance. Because they use them daily, most professional athletes have purchased personal ultrasound units.


Back Pain, Sciatic Pain

People who suffer from chronic ailments associated with swelling and pain also gain great benefit from ultrasound. Those who suffer from Arthritis, Bursitis, Carpal and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, and swollen disks use ultrasound to reduce the swelling and pain associated with their ailment. Ailments which are not chronic, such as Bursitis and Tunnel Syndromes, can be treated and eliminated with ultrasound. For conditions such as arthritis, ultrasound cannot cure the disease but it can reduce the pain and swelling significantly, which allows people to resume their normal activities. When used for treating painful conditions such as these, ultrasound is typically applied using a medicated gel for the phonophoretic benefit as well.


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As a therapeutic massage device, ultrasound is very effective at reducing muscle tension. People who suffer from muscle tension headaches and migraines can use ultrasound on the back of their necks. This is a very common procedure used by massage therapists and chiropractors for headache sufferers. People receiving treatments often describe the sensation, saying 'the machine seems to suck the tension and pain right out of my head through my neck'. In reality, what is happening is the ultrasound is releasing pressure on trigger points, which are the source of the pain.


Massage therapists are increasingly offering ultrasound treatments in conjunction with regular massage, as a pain free method of releasing trigger point pressure and knots in all the muscles. Using ultrasound on the trigger points of injured muscles helps to relax the muscle from the trauma of the injury. When relaxed, the muscle can heal from its injury much more quickly and more effectively, with less scar tissue. While full body ultrasound treatments are not practical, ultrasound treatments on localized trouble areas are very effective.


Where can I get Therapeutic Ultrasound?

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Traditional Ultrasound Therapy treatments can be obtained from most Doctors, Physio-Therapists, and Chiropractors. Some Massage Therapists also provide Ultrasound treatments.

Phonophoretic Ultrasound Therapy is also available at many Doctor's offices, Chiropractors, and Physical Therapy Clinics. The vast majority of these are beginning to use MendMeShop Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel. Some clinics will rent out Ultrasound Kits to patients for use at home after an initial consultation. Typical pricing is $75 - $100 per week for take home units. In-clinic treatment pricing may vary depending on your ailment. Call your healthcare professional and book an appointment today!

Ultrasound Kits are also available for purchase from most medical practitioners who offer Ultrasound treatments, or you can order online from MendMeShop.


MendMeShop Home Therapy Ultrasound Kits

The MendMeShop Portable Ultrasound Home Therapy Kit is a device designed for people who require or desire regular ultrasound treatments. Compact, light weight, safe, portable and very easy to use, it provides people with a means to give themselves convenient and regular ultrasound treatments.

The units come with our naturally medicated ultrasound gel that, through the process of phonophoresis, delivers anti-inflammatory and pain relieving ingredients deep inside the body. Together, the combination of phonophoretically delivered medications and regular ultrasound therapy provide incredible pain relief and speed the healing process.

In addition to the ultrasound unit and medicated gel, our kits also come with an illustrated treatment manual guide, to help you through treating almost every part of your body.

Home Ultrasound Kits are radically changing lives, as well as the professional therapeutic community. A low cost, safe, easy to use unit allows professionals to provide their patients with units to take home and use for the duration of the healing process. This means you can get ultrasound treatments 3 times per day, every day, instead of just a couple times per week. That's 10 times as often - with 10 times the benefit - meaning a less painful and more speedy recovery.


Restrictions on the use of Ultrasound

Warnings for use:

  • Never use your ultrasound unit for treatment without first applying the conductive gel.
  • Never clean the unit with water or submerge it under water.
  • Never use ultrasound on children under the age of 16 without the recommendation/supervision of a physician or therapist.

The use of ultrasound is NOT recommended for use:

  • Over any implants of any kind
  • Over organs (stomach, liver, lungs, spleen, bowels, heart, kidneys)
  • Over the pelvis, abdomen and lumbar (lower back) region in pregnant or potentially pregnant females.
  • Over highly ultrasound-sensitive organs (eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain, spinal cord)
  • Over mucous membranes (mouth, nose, rectum/anus, vagina)
  • On patients with pace-makers
  • On patients with phlebitis, and/or deep venous thrombosis
  • On patients with hemophilia
  • On patients with spina bifida or surgical laminectomies of the spine
  • On tissue and/or bone with active infection
  • Over areas suspected to be cancerous or pre-cancerous
  • Over de-sensitized (numb, hypoaesthesia) areas of the skin (eg. diabetic neuropathy)
  • Over open sores or lesions
  • In the front of the upper neck (thyroid region)
  • Over areas that have had cortisone injections in the last 30 days
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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm doing well with my Inferno Wraps. I have one for my foot, leg, back, and elbow. My elbow IS gradually getting better. The foot/ankle/Achilles, leg, and back/hip are helping a lot. I have a complex soft tissue injury from a fall where my foot was asleep and I did not know it ... UNTIL I fell on the floor, having twisted (running on my foot that turned over) my ankle, knee, and hip. I have healed well from the original injury (now 4 years ago) with lots of chiropractic and massage therapy and lots of rehab. One of my rehabs now is "Ballroom Dancing" with a teacher who understands injuries. I call it "Physio-dance therapy for rehabilitation." I've done this for the last 8 months and have gotten incredibly stronger and improved coordination and balance. But, 3 weeks ago I "strained" my Achilles/calf/ankle/foot muscles and tendons. I purchased the Inferno Wraps to help expedite my healing, which they HAVE DONE and I've only used them 2 weeks now. I am using them 2 times per day, every day.

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Polly Bloomberg

 

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Freezie Wrap Shoulder - efficient relief of swelling and pain from an active sprain, shoulder strain, whiplash, or tight upper back muscles

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy with an Inferno Back wrap for the ultimate in sore back healing

Freeze Wrap Back - reduce back pain and swelling in sore, strained or overused muscles, especially in the lower back and trapezius muscles

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Freezie Wrap Wrist - efficient relief of swelling and pain from a wrist injury or carpal tunnel syndrome

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