Arnica Infusion - NEW Topical Pain Relief Gel from MendMeShop

Posted by on 8/17/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Arnica Infusion - NEW Topical Pain Relief Gel from MendMeShop
Our newest product is called Arnica Infusion and has been in development for awhile. It is now very, very close to coming to market (perhaps within the next week or so)...

Physical Health and Mental Health Go Hand In Hand

Posted by on 8/14/2017
Physical Health and Mental Health Go Hand In Hand
One will never achieve peak mental health without first doing what you can to achieve ideal physical health.

My Review of the Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - My Family Loves Them!

Posted by on 8/9/2017 to MendMeShop Reviews
My Review of the Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - My Family Loves Them!
Debbie wrote us to indicate that members of her family have been using her Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - and benefiting from them just as much as she has! This was wonderful news indeed. Debbie's review for the Shoulder Wraps can be found on the next page.

Complications Can Arise From Steroid Injections

Posted by on 8/5/2017
Complications Can Arise From Steroid Injections
Too many people (and their medical team) seem to quickly opt for injections in management of pain. This does not come without many risks and side effects. Isn't it better to focus on healing versus temporary suppression of pain?

Arnica - Topical Application Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Posted by on 8/2/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
Arnica - Topical Application Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers
The study performed by Western Ontario and McMaster Universities in Canada showed topical Arnica applications should be a consideration for those suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis.

MendMeShop - All About Us

Posted by on 8/1/2017 to MendMeShop Reviews
MendMeShop - All About Us
We have been in business since 2005 and have helped thousands of people over the years. For a background on the company, please continue reading.

These 10 Piriformis Muscle Stretches Will Help Alleviate Your Sciaitca, Back & Hip Pain

Posted by on 7/28/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
These 10 Piriformis Muscle Stretches Will Help Alleviate Your Sciaitca, Back & Hip Pain
If you suffer from sciaitca and the corresponding back and hip pain, then the piriformis muscle just may be the culprit.

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Reduced With Use of Support Tape

Posted by on 7/20/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis Pain Reduced With Use of Support Tape
Reduce stress on the plantar fascia by incorporating the use of Medical Support Tape prior to activity where you will be walking, running, or standing for extended periods of time.

Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?

Posted by on 7/13/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?
Research does indicate that utilizing conservative therapies such as cold compression and deep heat can be just as effective in healing a torn rotator cuff in comparison to surgery.

Nurse Practitioner Benefiting from The Plantar BFST Inferno and Coldcure Wraps

Posted by on 7/12/2017 to MendMeShop Reviews
Nurse Practitioner Benefiting from The Plantar BFST Inferno and Coldcure Wraps
As a Nurse Practitioner, I wholeheartedly endorse the BFST / Inferno and Coldcure wraps for plantar fasciitis and possible for other types of foot pain.

Customer Review of Shoulder BFST Wrap - An Exceptional Product

Posted by on 7/10/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Customer Review of Shoulder BFST Wrap - An Exceptional Product
"I'm reporting into you that the shoulder wrap is working so good. Much of my pain is gone now. I have good movement of the arm and I can raise it up over head now and around to the back. Before I started the treatments I was not able to do these things."

A Relatively Unknown Natural Anti-Inflammatory - Gamma Linolenic Acid

Posted by on 7/9/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
A Relatively Unknown Natural Anti-Inflammatory - Gamma Linolenic Acid
One of the more natural ways to control inflammation associated with chronic ailments such Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Arthritis is with Gamma Lineolic Acid

Clinical Effectiveness of Kinesiological Taping for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Posted by on 7/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
Clinical Effectiveness of Kinesiological Taping for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
For those seeking short term relief from the pain associated with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, the use of support tape would be recommended as this research concluded.

Review for Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - Used By Friends and Family

Posted by on 7/6/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Review for Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - Used By Friends and Family
The nice aspect about the new Shoulder Wraps from MendMeShop is the fact they come with three different extender straps - allowing people of different sizes and statures to use the very same wrap! Great versatility indeed.

Why You Need To Know The Differences Between Tendinitis and Tendinosis

Posted by on 7/4/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Why You Need To Know The Differences Between Tendinitis and Tendinosis
Treatment for tendinopathy differs greatly vs treatment of tendonitis - so why do many people fail to recognize this?

de Quervain's Tenosynovitis Diagnosis

Posted by on 7/2/2017 to Wrist Pain & Injury
de Quervain's Tenosynovitis Diagnosis
Diagnosis of de Quervain's Tenosynovitis is based on the location of pain, functioning of the hand, and the presence of swelling. To perform the test, the therapist grasps the thumb and ulnar deviates the hand sharply. If sharp pain occurs along the distal radius, de Quervain's tenosynovitis will likely be the diagnosis.

What are the symptoms of Adductor Tendinitis?

Posted by on 6/30/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
What are the symptoms of Adductor Tendinitis?
Symptoms of adductor tendinitis will vary depending upon underlying causes (injury or biomechanics). Groin injuries comprise 2 - 5% of all sports injuries; adductor tendinitis and tendinopathy are among the most common causes of groin pain in athletes.

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

Posted by on 6/29/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up
Build your abs without placing excess stress on your back or hips. Ab exercises performed while standing are very effective for building these core muscles.

Risk Factors and Causes For Developing Frozen Shoulder

Posted by on 6/26/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Risk Factors and Causes For Developing Frozen Shoulder
The common belief is that Frozen Shoulder is idiopathic in nature (meaning, it does have a true cause). While this may be true to a certain extent, there are a number of risk factors for developing the condition that people need to be aware of.

Weather and Joint Pain - Is There a Link?

Posted by on 6/24/2017
Weather and Joint Pain - Is There a Link?
Some people indicate their joint pain increases prior to a change in the weather. Many other do not believe there is a connection, but there just might be...

Questioning the Benefits of Orthotics

Posted by on 6/23/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Questioning the Benefits of Orthotics
A leading researcher on orthotics indicates they may do more harm than good for most individuals. They actually make the supporting muscles and joints work up to 50% harder...

Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Posted by on 6/21/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Golfer's Elbow is a form of degeneration of the tendon. Swelling and tenderness will be present on and around the tendons that attach to the small bony part on the inside of your elbow (medial epicondyle).

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted by on 6/19/2017 to Wrist Pain & Injury
What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Early treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is important for making sure that this condition doesn't worsen to the point of permanent nerve damage or wasted away muscles in the thumb (muscle atrophy).

De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis

Posted by on 6/16/2017
De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis
De Quervain's Syndrome is an inflammatory condition that is commonly caused by cumulative injury, and is one of the most common diagnosed conditions treated by hand specialists.

Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Posted by on 6/14/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Professional boxer Molly McConnell (pictured with the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard) is a user of the Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps. She is very happy with the results...

Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...

Posted by on 6/5/2017
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes. An important message that applies to all aspects in life. Too many people want to take the easy road and not work hard towards their goals (whether it applies to fitness, overall health, careers, finances, etc). Making the small, consistent sacrifices now will compound into dramatic improvement.

Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected

Posted by on 6/3/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected
Pain patterns associated with Plantar Fasciitis. While the condition primarily affects the heel region for most, changes in foot biomechanics result in issues developing in the ball of the foot and arches as well.

Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on 5/27/2017
Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend
In the midst of a busy weekend, don't forget to take time to reflect on those whose sacrifices allow us to live in a free and prosperous society.

Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries

Posted by on 5/24/2017
Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries
An understanding on the three stages of injury healing is critical before you can formulate a plan of action for treatment. Many people tend to focus too much on inflammation stage, while ignoring the more critical stages later in the cycle.

How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength

Posted by on 5/15/2017
How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength
We all know that the mental toll our bodies take during times of injury is just as challenging as the physical aspects. Overcoming these challenges builds great character and strength in the true spiritual sense.

Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation

Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation
Non surgical management may be preferred initially, but surgical repair may be warranted for those whom fail conservative care or require extreme usage of the upper extremity.

Shoulder Injury Overcompensation

Posted by on 5/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
Shoulder Injury Overcompensation
When you injure your shoulder, you will naturally do everything you can to "protect" it. This inevitably leads to more stress on the opposite shoulder. It is critical to focus on upper body health in general when contending with a shoulder injury.

16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 5/2/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders
Sitting at a computer all day with our head and neck in the same position leaves us with tight, stiff, and sore shoulders. Read on to find out about a simple solution you can do at home, at work, truly anywhere - to help alleviate those tight shoulder muscles causing you so much grief.

Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis

Posted by on 4/29/2017 to Bursitis
Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis
A question we are often asked...what exactly does bursitis of the shoulder involve?

Well to begin, A bursa is a sac of synovial fluid, rich in protein and collagen, that acts as a cushion to protect soft tissue, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle, from friction and excess pressure. We have over 150 bursae (plural for bursa) in our bodies with most of them located in our joints.

What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?

Posted by on 4/28/2017
What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?
Trigger points are specific, hyper-irritable and hypersensitive areas in muscle that can suffer from decreased circulation, increased contraction and spasm, and a build up of toxins and waste. Lack of circulation creates a high level of toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from low ache to sharp pain.

Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears

Posted by on 4/20/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
 Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears
Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...

8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 4/16/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders
Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Despite our best intentions, we are likely to do this every now and again. The following stretches can help alleviate the tightness and soreness our shoulders bear on a daily basis.

Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad

Posted by on 4/15/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad
Results of research to determine whether the addition of deep or superficial heating to stretching produces better clinical outcomes than stretching alone in the management of frozen shoulder.

Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder

Posted by on 4/12/2017
Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder
The shoulder has an incredible range of motion, but this means that it is also very prone to injury. The shoulder can easily slip out of alignment by a few millimeters, become weak due to regular wear and tear, or become completely dislocated during a fall.

The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains

Posted by on 4/1/2017 to Deltoid Muscle Injury
The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains
The treatment for a deltoid muscle strain will vary based on the grade of strain along with the individual's daily routine and activities. It is critical to tailor treatments based on the individual needs of the person suffering the injury. There are however, some standard approaches that envelope the entire spectrum - which includes cold compression therapy and diamtheric treatments designed to stimulate blood flow to injured tissues.

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Rotator cuff surgery is generally not considered until all conservative treatment options have been exhausted. Or there is a complete tear in one or more of the muscles comprising of the rotator cuff. Unless it is a highly severe or complete tear, doctors, orthopedic specialists and physical therapists will advise that you try at least 6 or more months of conservative therapy with no sign of improvement before surgery will even be considered.

Will Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?

Posted by on 3/22/2017 to Biceps Tendinitis / Tendonosis
Does cortisone can slow one's rate of recovery? At best, it may provide some very short term benefits in terms of pain reduction, but are those short term benefits worth the potential detrimental effects for the long term.