Most people mistakenly believe that inflammation is the main issue with tennis elbow; it isn't. A break down of tendon tissue is the hallmark factor in the development of the condition.
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- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Back Pain
- Hip Pain
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Posted by on 3/13/2018 to Leg, Hamstring, Groin Pain
A new T-Shellz Wrap review from one of our long-time customers, Mr. S. Bernstein. We were very happy to hear that Mr. Bernstein finds the new T-Shellz design very effective for his chronic pain.
Posted by on 3/12/2018 to Exercises & Stretches
The type of body you were born with can have a big impact on how effective your workout will be. Develop a program that matches your body type and get ready for some big gains!
Posted by on 3/8/2018 to Knee Pain
Hoffa's Syndrome results from an injury to infrapatellar fat pad. The Hoffa's pad becomes impinged between the femur and the patella whenever the leg is extended.
Posted by on 3/1/2018 to Knee Pain
If you are suffering from nagging pains affecting the hips, back, knee, and core muscles that are not easily resolved, then the likelihood is overcompensation issues and changes in gait are at the heart of the matter.
Posted by on 2/22/2018 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy was efficacious for the treatment of common conditions causing wrist pain and impairment.
Posted by on 2/15/2018 to Hip Pain
Open Hip surgery is the traditional hip surgery; typical only used when there is a large amount of damage to the tendon / muscle tissue, fractures are result from an acute injury or there are several tendons or ligaments have been damaged as well.
Posted by on 2/10/2018 to Shoulder Pain
With multiple movements of the shoulders, it makes them very prone to injury. The next time you injure your shoulder (and prior to a professional assessment), there are certain tests that can help you determine what specific ailment may be afflicting your shoulder joint.
Posted by on 2/2/2018 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
If you are suffering from Adductor Tendonitis you may have pain if you touch the area where tendon attaches in the pelvis. A sharp, stabbing pain may be experienced in your groin and inner thigh area. Pain levels raise when squeezing your legs together or when moving your affected leg away from the mid-line of the body.
Posted by on 1/24/2018
Probiotics may hold the key not just for better health and a stronger immune system, but also for treating digestive issues, and possibly mental health and neurological disorders.
Posted by on 1/17/2018 to Knee Pain
Many people mistakenly believe the meniscus does not receive any blood flow. The truth is, certain segments of the knee cartilage is vascular and therefore, capable of some healing aspects.
Posted by on 1/10/2018 to Exercises & Stretches
Good balance can help prevent overcompensation (gait) issues from setting in - thereby reducing stresses and eventual degenerative changes - within the joints of the body.
Posted by on 1/1/2018 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Mature tendons receive less vascular blood flow compared to more newly developed tendons which are highly cellular and metabolically active. Thus, they are supplied with a rich capillary network.
Posted by on 1/1/2018 to MendMeShop News & Special Offers
Now and into the Spring of 2018, MendMeShop is dedicating time and resources to not only introducing new product lines - but also making many improvements and changes to our current websites (which has been long overdue). Please continue reading...
Posted by on 12/27/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Although a great many studies have shown that eccentric training can help you reduce your risk of muscle strains, there is currently no clear consensus among researchers about exactly how it works.
Posted by on 12/12/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Bad posture creates many muscle imbalances that inevitably lead to various forms of shoulder, back, and hip pains.
Posted by on 11/28/2017 to Knee Pain
The knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most easily injured. It is a pivotal hinge joint in the leg that allows for a variety of movements (i.e. flexion, extension, medial rotation, and lateral rotation) and it connects the tibia and the fibula, with the thigh bone (femur).
Posted by on 11/10/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
If you have experienced tendon pain for more than two weeks, you are likely dealing with tendonosis instead of tendonitis. The primary reason why tendon conditions linger on is due to the fact people approach the condition in the wrong manner.
The effect of heat application on pain, stiffness, and physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Posted by on 10/29/2017 to Knee Pain
A study from The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities show the benefits of applying deep heat therapy to alleviate symptoms associated with Knee Osteoarthritis.
Posted by on 10/9/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Experience shows that stretching the calf muscle along with the plantar fascia is key to increasing foot flexibility along with decreasing tension and pain on the heel.
Posted by on 9/25/2017 to Back Pain
If you are someone who is dealing with on-going pain and stiffness and in the lower back, applying a deep heat therapy wrap will prove more effective and safer versus medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Please read the results of the study on the following page...
Posted by on 9/8/2017 to Electromagnetic Energy / Deep Heat Therapy
What's Better to Treat Your Muscle Pain - Ice or Heat? The answers depends upon which stage of the injury cycle you are currently in. In most cases, a combination of both ice and heat should be utilized in conjunction with one another.
Posted by on 9/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain
Many individuals focus on suppression of pain symptoms versus a focus on actual healing of injured tissues (which is the source of the pain to begin with).
Posted by on 8/30/2017 to Back Pain
Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy has been shown to be superior in the treatment of acute low back pain in comparison to to both acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
Posted by on 8/29/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder is a condition that can last for many months as there are three stages that one must complete. How you approach the treatment aspects will determine how long Frozen Shoulder will last for.
Posted by on 8/23/2017 to Electromagnetic Energy / Deep Heat Therapy
While deep heat therapy may stir things up metabolically in the initial treatment stages, evidence shows that deep heat treatments over time will reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Posted by on 8/20/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Misaligned hips will eventually lead to stresses not only on the hips themselves, but also the back, core muscles, IT Band and more.
Posted by on 8/17/2017 to MendMeShop News & Special Offers
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)...
Posted by on 8/14/2017
One will never achieve peak mental health without first doing what you can to achieve ideal physical health.
Posted by on 8/5/2017 to Cortisone 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?
Posted by on 8/2/2017 to Knee Pain
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.
Posted by on 8/1/2017 to MendMeShop News & Special Offers
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Posted by on 7/28/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
If you suffer from sciaitca and the corresponding back and hip pain, then the piriformis muscle just may be the culprit.
Posted by on 7/13/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
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.
Posted by on 7/9/2017 to Shoulder Pain
One of the more natural ways to control inflammation associated with chronic ailments such Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Arthritis is with Gamma Lineolic Acid
Posted by on 7/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 7/4/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Treatment for tendinopathy differs greatly vs treatment of tendonitis - so why do many people fail to recognize this??
Posted by on 7/2/2017 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
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.
Posted by on 6/30/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
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.
Posted by on 6/29/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
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.
Posted by on 6/26/2017 to 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.
Posted by on 6/24/2017
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...
Posted by on 6/23/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
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...
Posted by on 6/21/2017 to Elbow Pain & Tennis 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).
Posted by on 6/19/2017 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
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).
Posted by on 6/16/2017 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
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.
Posted by on 6/5/2017 to Inspiration
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.
Posted by on 6/3/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
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.
Posted by on 5/27/2017 to Inspiration
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.
Posted by on 5/24/2017 to Healing Process
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.
Posted by on 5/15/2017 to Inspiration
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.
Posted by on 5/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 5/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 5/2/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
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.
Posted by on 4/29/2017 to 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.
Posted by on 4/28/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 4/20/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...
Posted by on 4/16/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
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.
Posted by on 4/15/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
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.
Posted by on 4/12/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 4/1/2017 to Shoulder Pain
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.
Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
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.
Posted by on 3/22/2017 to Cortisone Injections