Dear MendMeShop,

I thank the One Above for having your website befall on me. My Inferno Wrap is absolutely perfectly designed, and absolutely perfectly works as advertised. My first-20 minute treatment tells it all: My Inferno Wrap, from the get-go, provided complete relief, and unquestionable will keep doing the same on the other parts of my injured body. My Inferno Wrap: Just Perfect. Period. Also, thank you for your patience, as I unloaded my many questions on you. Regards, and Best of Success, Bruce

Rating: Five Star Rating

Bruce Ratner


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Dear MendMeShop,

I am most satisfied with the products that I purchased. It is clearly high quality and I am positive it will heal my knee in the long run. I am really looking forward to getting my knee sorted out permanently. I did have a knee operation about two years ago but there were no time to give it a decent recovery time. Unfortunately as a mechanic working on the power plant here in Salerno, we work on gravel surfaces 24/7 for 85 days before returning home for a 3 week vacation. At the age of 53 it becomes real stress full and I also had to put away my running shoes, which was also a blow to me. I am very confident that your products will get me back on the road again and I would love to do the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa for the third time.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Christoffel Johannes Smit


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Dear MendMeShop,

I've been meaning to write a review for a while... The knee Inferno Wrap did a lot to help me and actually got me back to walking normally. Prior to the Inferno, I was limping really bad to the point where I probably should have gotten crutches or a wheelchair because of the pain. Though I do walk normally, I still have issues with my knee and in some rare instances. I've just started thinking about doing minor exercises to keep in shape. I do want to say thank you for the Inferno and what your company has created as a substitute for surgery for me. I was injured in September, and started using the wrap that same month, By the beginning of November I felt so much better it was incredible. I doubt my knee is completely healed but it is a definite improvement.

Rating: Five Star Rating

T McAdory


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Dear MendMeShop,

I love all of your products. My knee is doing better since I bought the knee cold and Inferno wrap. It treats the exact area I am trying to heal - I am recovering from a broken femur. Thank you so much.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Elsie Johnson


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Dear MendMeShop,

The inferno wrap did a great job on my knee and saved me from surgery! I am still using it but on my non-injured knee. I noticed no cracking and popping noises (from climbing stairs) after treatment of my left (injured) knee, so now I am treating the right knee as well. Thanks for your great product!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rick Forbing


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have had knee injuries (slight meniscus tears) from time to time as a result of playing soccer. The inferno wrap has proved very beneficial over the last few years. I have recently recovered from an injury sustained back in February and have been using your products to treat my injuries and have had great success with them. Thanks for your company's outstanding service. FYI, I have recommended your products to friends. Regards, Raj

Rating: Five Star Rating

Raj Assi


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the inferno and freezie on my knee (torn meniscus) for several weeks now and have been very happy with the results. Less pain and less inflammation. I have been using the inferno before a work out and up to 3 times a day. I use the freezie after my work out or if I feel my knee is inflamed. I am very pleased that I found your advertisement on my facebook page. I have tell everyone about this product and I can't imagine how my knee will feel in another month. I also use it on my other knee for arthritis. It seems to help. Thanks again and I will continue to endorse your product. Because I believe it works. I showed my physical therapist your product and he was impressed. Yours truly Jacenta Friesen

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jacenta Friesen


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Dear MendMeShop,

I bought to help rehab post meniscectomy. Totally recovered. The device (Knee Flex) was very helpful. Thank you.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pamela Miler


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More Meniscus Injury Facts:

Cold compression is the easiest and most effective treatment for minor meniscus injuries.


Left untreated, meniscus injuries can be extremely debilitating and lead to life long complications.


In older people whose menisci are more likely to be worn down, a tear can result from even a very minor injury.


To heal as fast as possible:

  • Rest
  • Use a cold compression wrap to reduce pain, swelling.
  • Use BFST treatments to accelerate the body's natural healing.
  • Avoid pain killers
  • Once swelling is reduced and healing has begun, start stretching the injured joint.(stretching=good, straining=bad)

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I am loving the products and have gotten a significant amount of relief. Thank you!

Rating: Five Star Rating

P McInnis


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Dear MendMeShop,

Your Knee Inferno Wrap arrived in the UK last Monday and my son has been using it for the past week. He has just emailed to say it is making a great difference already and he is able to bend his knee much further than before. He is delighted as the leg feels stronger too and he will continue to use it while he under goes physio which starts tomorrow. Fingers crossed his recovery will be quicker than expected because he has been able to use your product. We thank you for your excellent product and will keep you updated over the following weeks. Regards Kim Frame P.S. A follow up received from Kim a few months later: The wrap continued to do its good work and my son made a really quick recovery much to the surprise of the medical professional. He has now returned to work with full mobility although he continues to use the wrap prior to excercise as it warms the muscles thoroughly. Many thanks for an excellent product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Kim Frame


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Dear MendMeShop,

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your Courtesy email. I have used the wraps, alternating the treatments as your information advised. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. For over a month, I could not get up out of my chair without assistance and I thought my knee was never going to heal. I have used them for 9 full days and I am able to get up by myself. I have never had any problem like this before and I have a new appreciation for the disabled. This treatment has been unbelievably successful for me and I have told everyone I know about this product. It has been like going from night to day....I am at least 85% better. Thank you again for these most wonderful products. I having been thanking my wonderful God and Savior of this universe for you people. I hope you have a wonderful day and may God bless you personally and prosper your company abundantly!! Rebecca

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rebecca Geoffrion


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the Freeze Wraps to reduce the inflammation, for which they worked great. Last week was the first time I tried the Infernowrap on my right knee and it seems to help just from one treatment. I plan to use it every night when I get back from work. I used the knee Inferno wrap again last night and put it on the medium power and it's helping tremendously. I'm able to bend my knee better and walk with more stability without leaning too much on my left knee to compensate for the injured knee.

Rating: Five Star Rating

A Hattar


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Dear MendMeShop,

I’ve been recommending your Knee Inferno Wrap! I’m getting better! I really didn’t notice much difference until about a month of using this twice a day. But now I’m really feeling so much better. Last weekend I walked 3 miles. I couldn’t walk 3 blocks a few months ago without pain and swelling of my knee. I’m happy to say I won’t be needing surgery. Thank you.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jo Souza


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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm regularly using both Leg and Plantar Inferno Wraps now and I'm already seeing extreme/good results. Basically I'm doing lots of running now and enjoy competing 5k's & 10k's. Hopefully full marathon soon and to achieve better results I need to train hard; consequences [of this] are typical running injuries. Obviously I'm treating my Plantar Fascia [with the Plantar Inferno Wrap], and using the Leg Inferno Wrap I'm treating my calf and hamstring. Both Inferno Wraps I should say are user friendly / easy to use except you need to be near electrical outlet to operate this gadget. I should say this equipment is a big help to the runners world.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Romeo Aggabao


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Dear MendMeShop,

The products have been great for my athletic injuries (achilles tear and a meniscus tear). The products have definitely helped me recover faster and get back to my active lifestyle.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Kattina Young


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Dear MendMeShop,

I just love the Knee Inferno wrap. I honestly feel it has helped my recovery tremendously. I also get acupuncture treatments for it as well as message. Honestly though, the knee Inferno wrap plays the biggest role in my treatment. You are right in saying it's not an overnight miracle cure, but it sure accelerates the process. The fact that you guys are there for us every step of the way matters as well. Your company is wonderful and that's a rarity these days. I cannot say that my knee is totally healed yet, but definitely it has improved greatly and has turned a corner. If I did not have the inferno wrap, I seriously doubt my return to work would have been that speedy. Three weeks with the Inferno Wrap and I was back to work.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Marie Callahan


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Dear MendMeShop,

I've used both the Knee Inferno Wrap and the Freezie Wrap. The Freezee wrap has been of most help in reducing inflammation and pain. The doctor discovered a torn meniscus via MRI, and subsequent x-rays show significant arthritis, so it's going to be a total knee replacement situation. I anticipate using your products during recovery after surgery. Thanks very much.

Rating: Five Star Rating

K. Puckett


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Dear MendMeShop,

I bought the knee wrap for my husband and he has gotten significant relief from it. He only uses it occasionally now but used it every day for the first couple of months and felt it helped greatly. I have one of your other products which I use on my hip (which I believe has bursitis). It has been a godsend. I used it a lot in the beginning and now only have to use it once in a while--esp when there is a low front going through which usually aggravates my hip and my knee and my husband's knee. Thank you for your wonderful products.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Donna Byers


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Dear MendMeShop,

l think that your knee inferno wrap is tops! l don't think that l would be able to walk with out it Heat (energy) is best and people don't realize after swelling goes down, it fixes (muscle and soft tissue). Couldn't recommend it more highly.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Malcolm Pallott


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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you for spending time answering my questions and concerns on the Knee Inferno Wrap and wrist products and how to use them. I appreciate that, and I am impressed with your company's personal availability to personally talk with customers. In a fast pace, seemingly no care, 'all out for my benefit' mentality in our society it is refreshing to know I can go on-line and there are people doing business who do care for their product and the people buying them.
I went on-line to find help in treating my very painful meniscus and other issues Arthroscopic surgery on my right knee, that were more severe that my left knee issues had been, so I could find help in speeding up my recovery and get back on my feet again. Having had the same surgery on my left knee only 6 months prior, I was not able to recover as fast as my left knee had not yet fully recovered enough to take the full load of both knees. The Dr. said nothing about recovery only that I could not even put toe weight on my right knee for 4 weeks. So, with my left knee still in recovery this made life extremely difficult. So much so, I had to go to a wheel chair so I would not ruin either of my knees or my back which is suffering from degenerative discs. My knee issues stem from aging and over-use over the years. They are just wearing out.
I am an active person and was not going to consign myself to a wheel chair for the rest of my life. I had no access to physical therapy treatments in my personal situation. So, I took the bull by the horns and got busy finding out what I could do to help myself recover faster and get back in action physically. And I found your company.
I started my personal quest on Internet, which is all I was able to do physically at the time, and found your company, MendMeShop.com. I read all your info and was impressed with what I read and felt comfortable that you were genuine and were out to help me fully recover. The fully guaranteed refund was a plus to me so that I would not spend a lot lf money for something that I would be stuck with and as well did me no good.
You also had a personal way to contact your company to discuss any concerns I might have in using it. You also had expedited mailing so that I could have your product in a few days so I could get started in my recovery. I was willing to pay the extra mailing cost to get the product faster. You really came through on your end and I had my Inferno Knee Wrap in just a few days. That really firmed up to me that you back up your claims about your product and that you truly cared about me and so I could get onto faster recovery sooner.
After receiving the Inferno Knee Wrap, I was having personal issues in how often to use the Knee Wrap and so I called you to help me with this. I felt that the knee wrap was helping me, but I was finding that I could not use it to the fullest degree the instructions mentioned. You helped me and told me to call you back. From your recommendations, I started experimenting on my own to see what would work for me and I found a workable solution for me personally. Each person is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. So, I recommend not giving up and returning this product until you find what works for you.
Because my knee issues are so severe, it will take longer than I want it to, but I am plugging away and using the Inferno Knee Wrap along with stationery bike exercise and I am seeing progress each day.
Thank you for being there when I needed help in recovery of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. I appreciate you and your company.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Betsy Fritcha


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Dear MendMeShop,

Your Inferno Wrap is a great success and I am doing very well. The injury happened on Feb. 12, so that is almost five weeks ago. Doctor gave me three options, none of them acceptable to me. From the first day I used this wrap I could sleep again and pain is not a big problem anymore. I can feel that healing is not complete and I have to be careful not to reinjure that meniscus, but at least I have my life under control again. Living alone at age 90 makes that most important! I am recommending your products to everyone in my family and friends. They should be part of a well rounded first aid supply in every home. I am planning on ordering another item next month. Thank you for the courteous manner in which you conduct your business!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Coby Vanmastrigt


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Dear MendMeShop,

I recently purchased the Inferno Wrap from mendmeshop and have been using it every day for several weeks now. I started seeing positive results the second or third time I used it. I'm not sure what caused the sudden discomfort in my shoulder, but when I first experienced it, I went on line and googled "Torn Rotator Cuff" After reading about the shoulder joint, I saw the information from the mendmeshop. Several years ago I purchased a similar device from your company for a knee injury.. I had very good results with the heat treatment, so when I saw the Inferno Wrap, I knew from past experience that it was probably going to work. The shoulder discomfort has gone, but I still continue to use the Inferno Wrap every day. Hats off to the Mendmeshop for providing such instant and positive relief.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Paul Thompson


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Dear MendMeShop,

I am very happy with the purchase of the Shoulder and Knee Freezie Wraps! Including the extra packs always ensures I have a cold one ready to go. Thanks In advance.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Anthony DeCecio


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Dear MendMeShop,

I learned about your product from surfing the net looking for natural ways to heal tendon injuries. What I read on your site made sense to me. Your explanation of soft tissue injury healing, plus your money back guarantee led to my purchase of your products. I am very happy with both of the items I bought from your company! The pain in my elbow, which was a constant shooting pain, is gone! I am still using the Elbow inferno 2x/day. Thank-you so much for offering this kind of a product. With your company's help I succeeded in mending at home and am back to my work out routine as before.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Paolo LAUDADIO


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Dear MendMeShop,

Hello April, thank you for your follow up email. I recently purchased the inferno wrap July 5th 2012 and I am using it diligently, I have seen positive results already in just a few weeks. I no longer need to walk with a cane. I would like to thank MendMeShop ever so much for giving back me my life. I will continue to use the inferno wrap and I have spread the good word to all my friends on how MendMeShop product has helped me. Thank you again, Olga

Rating: Five Star Rating

Olga Cesario


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Dear MendMeShop,

Did want to let you know that I was extremely pleased with both the Knee Inferno and the Knee Freezie Wrap that I ordered, the quality is outstanding and should serve our family well over the coming years when required. The Knee Inferno provided much needed relief while I waited eight weeks for my appointment with an Orthopedic practice in my area - very glad I chose to make the investment.

Rating: Five Star Rating

J Fehr


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have been using the inferno and freezie on my knee (torn meniscus) for several weeks now and have been very happy with the results. Less pain and less inflammation. I have been using the inferno before a work out and up to 3 times a day. I use the freezie after my work out or if I feel my knee is inflamed. I am very pleased that I found your advertisement on my facebook page. I have tell everyone about this product and I can't imagine how my knee will feel in another month. I also use it on my other knee for arthritis. It seems to help. Thanks again and I will continue to endorse your product. Because I believe it works. I showed my physical therapist your product and he was impressed. Yours truly Jacenta Friesen

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jacenta Friesen


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have had good consultations and help from the customer service at MendMeShop and I appreciate their high quality of service which has helped me by answering all of my questions and concerns. I suffered Hip Bursitis for over 6 years.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Sharon Elzaurdia


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Dear MendMeShop,

As usual, I'm quite thrilled with the latest MendMeShop products that I've purchased. After suffering an injury to my meniscus, my knee is much better after using the Knee Inferno Wrap and the Knee Freezie Wrap for the past four weeks.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rod Whaley


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Running Hip Injury Specialists are Friendly and Helpful.




Types, Symptoms and Locations of
Meniscus Tears


medial meniscus, lateral meniscus, transverse ligament, ACL and MCL anatomy

Not every meniscus injury requires surgery. Most doctors will recommend conservative therapy for minor meniscus tears before considering surgery.

Location, shape and size of your tear can greatly influence your success in healing your meniscal tear. Your ability to heal quickly and completely will be affected when dealing with a new vs old tear. Your results for healing with conservative treatment methods or surgery will be more favorable if you have a new meniscus injury.

Conservative treatment methods recommended to heal a torn meniscus injury include:

lateral meniscus healing completely and get back to your life
  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without an appropriate amount of rest you're at risk for increased inflammation, pain and re-injury of your meniscus.
  • Apply Effective Cold Compression
    Effective Cold Compression = Treatment with a Freezie Wrap® - Immediate cold compression (using the ColdCure Technology® Freezie Wrap®) will allow you to manage your pain while getting rid of swelling, inflammation and edema in your knee. Effective cold compression will 'open up' your blood vessels to allow your injured meniscus to receive more blood flow.
  • Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) - You can use your own blood flow to maximize your rehabilitation, decrease recovery time, and boost overall long-term healing. Your meniscus receives very little natural blood flow, but blood flow is needed to bring oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy right to your tear to boost natural healing.
  • Long-term Rehabilitation - Regular stretching will help to keep your knee joints active, healthy, lubricated and maintain a much higher level of range of motion. Regular use of a Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device progressively increases range of motion, builds tissue strength and stabilizes your knee joint.


We have Advanced Treatment Tools to Help You
Get Back on Your Feet

 

If your doctor has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatments. You can join our many customers who have had great success treating themselves with the powerful, conservative treatment products we offer through AidMyMeniscus; the Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and the Knee-Flex® Passive Meniscus Stretching Device.

If surgical repair is required, talk to your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery. Enhancing your healing by reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and minimizing scar tissue growth.


What You Need to Treat Your Torn Meniscus:

  • A Professional Cold Compression Freezie Wrap® to reduce inflammation around your meniscus (as soon as possible).
  • A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Inferno Wrap® to increase Blood Flow Stimulation Therapyto the injured soft tissue (BFST®).
  • A Professional, Minimal Impact Stretching Device, known as the Knee-Flex® to prevent muscle atrophy around your knee and gently allow stretching of your knee joint, including your meniscus.
 


What is the Meniscus?

medial meniscus, lateral meniscus, transverse ligament, ACL and MCL anatomy

The meniscus (plural = 'menisci') is a crescent-shaped pad of fibrocartilage that sits on the end of the tibia (shin bone), a flat surface. Each meniscus (there are 2 in each knee) forms a concave surface for the round ends of the femur (thigh bone) to rest on. They cover approximately 2/3 of the tibia surface and are thicker on the outside and thinner on the inside appearing triangular in cross section.

The 2 menisci in the knee include the medial meniscus (located on the inside of the knee) and lateral meniscus (located on the outside of the knee). The 2 menisci fill the space between the shin and thigh bones where they meet at the knee to cushion them so the thigh bone won't slide off or rub against the shin bone.

medial meniscus, lateral meniscus, transverse ligament, ACL and MCL anatomy

Both menisci are joined together inside the knee by the transverse ligament. The menisci also attach to ligaments inside that help to stabilize them and maintain their position during movement. On the inner part of the knee, the ends of the menisci, known as the anterior and posterior horns, are attached to the shin bone (tibia) and joint capsule. These attachments are a little loose which allow the menisci to pivot freely. The medial meniscus doesn't move as freely in the joint as the lateral meniscus. The 'free floating' lateral is torn more frequently because it's not anchored into place like the medial meniscus.



How Bad is Your Meniscus Tear?


How do you know if your meniscus tear needs surgery or if you can heal it yourself, at home, with conservative treatments?

If you think you have a meniscus tear,

  • The first thing to do is speak with your doctor. Only your doctor can give you a proper diagnosis and from this, determine a course of proper treatment. Unless you need surgery to fix your torn meniscus, your doctor will almost always recommend conservative treatment options - conservative treatment options for a medial meniscus tear typically means rest, ice the injury, elevate the injury and take anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Second, if your doctor has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatment options, then you'll find that many of our customers have had great success treating themselves with our powerful conservative treatment products - the Knee Freezie Wrap®, Knee Inferno Wrap®, and Knee-Flex® Passive Stretching Device.
  • Or, if surgical intervention is required, talk with your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery as you will find them to be effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and minimizing scar tissue growth.

If you've taken the step to get a proper diagnosis, then you've seen your doctor and may have your MRI results in hand. When it comes to meniscus tears there's a lot of medical terms that might mean very little to you but will actually describe the type of tear you have by using:

  • Location of the tear.
  • Zone of the tear (proximity to blood supply).
  • Type of tear (severity).
  • Pattern/shape of your tear.
  • Size of your tear.

Knowing all of these things about your tear will be the 1st step in also knowing whether you need surgery or if you'll be able to treat yourself with conservative treatment methods (avoiding surgery).

We here at AidMyMeniscus want to help you understand what all this medical speak is about...


Where's Your Tear Located?

Each meniscus is described as having 3 different sections when doctors, surgeons or physical therapists explain where a tear is located: the anterior horn (located at the front of the knee), the mid-body (middle of the knee), and the posterior horn (located at the back of the knee).

radial posterior horn meniscus tear

Here are some phrases used by doctors to describe the location of your tear:

radial posterior horn meniscus tear
  • Complex lateral meniscus tear: The word 'complex' actually describes the type of tear you have and the pattern/shape. Complex meniscal tears usually include a number of small different shape pattern tears in the meniscus. The word 'lateral' describes which meniscus (of the 2 in your knee) are affected. The lateral meniscus is on the outer side of the knee. This is probably where most of your pain, swelling and inflammation is located.
  • Complex medial meniscus: Just like the 'Complex lateral meniscus tear', this tear is complex (lots of little tearing in many patterns/shapes). The word 'medial' means your meniscus closer to the inner side of your knee is injured. This will be where your pain is located.
  • Posterior horn meniscus tear: Without the words 'medial' or 'lateral', this tear could be on either one of the menisci in your knee joint (inner or outer sides). The posterior horn is the location of the tear on the actual meniscus. Posterior always means 'back', so a posterior horn meniscus tear would be at the back of your knee, or the fold of your leg.
  • Anterior horn meniscal tear: Like the 'posterior horn meniscus tear', this tear describes location on either one of the menisci in your knee. The anterior horn ('anterior') is always the front of your knee, so this tear is near the front, right behind your kneecap.
  • Lateral meniscus tear: Of the 2 menisci in your knee, this means the lateral meniscus is torn. The lateral meniscus is on the outermost side of your knee (the C-shaped curve is facing away from your body).
  • Medial meniscus tear: This means your medial meniscus is torn. The medial meniscus is on the innermost side of your knee (the C-shaped curve faces in toward your body, the opposite knee).

How Much Blood Supply is Available?

Blood supply to the injured meniscus is critical to healing! Location of the tear on the meniscus (the blood supply zone it's located in) will influence your ability to heal without surgery. The meniscus tissue is different 'fibrocartilage' than any other soft tissue in the body and has limited blood flow. This can make it difficult for the body to heal a meniscus tear on its own.

The amount of blood supply in the meniscus varies and can be broken into the 3 different zones:

  • The Red zone - Outside edge of the meniscus that's vascular (receives plenty of blood flow).
  • The Middle body - Central part of the meniscus with fewer blood vessels, but still some blood flow available.
  • The White zone - Inner 1/3 of the meniscus containing no blood vessels and receiving no blood flow.

Tears in the red zone have the best chance of healing because they have more access to blood supply.

Meniscus tear blood supply zones

Based on blood supply, meniscus tears can be described in 3 different ways depending on the zone they're located in...

Red-on-Red Tears = If both sides of a meniscus tear are in the red zone (the outer edge of your meniscus), your body has the ability to heal the tear with conservative treatments (most of the time, without surgery).

Red-on-White Tears = A meniscus tear that's between the red zone and the middle body (includes the outside rim and center portion of your meniscus) heals slowly. The outer edge of the tear generally receives good blood supply and the inner part of the tear doesn't. Depending on the severity, shape/pattern and size of your tear, this may need surgery. Surgeons will often try to suture (repair) a meniscus when a tear occurs in this zone. This is because they will have determined that there's enough blood supply available to assist with healing after the surgery.

White-on-White Tears = A meniscus tear that's in the white zone (the middle and inner part of your meniscus). Tears in this location have a poor healing rate and in most cases they won't heal naturally because there is little to no blood supply. A bucket handle or parrot beak tear (where there is displaced tissue causing locking/catching/clicking in the knee) in the white-on-white zone is usually removed surgically as healing is very unlikely.


What Type of Tear do You Have? How Severe is it?

There are 3 different types of meniscal tears you could have:

  1. Partial Meniscus Tear

    This means the tear has a partial thickness in depth and the meniscus still remains attached. These tears tend to be smaller and more stable because the meniscus stays connected to the front and back of your knee and doesn't move about freely. Depending on the location, a partial tear can heal well with conservative treatment methods.

  2. Complete Meniscus Tear

    This is a full thickness tear where the meniscal tissue separates from your meniscus and the tear goes all the way through. These tears tend to be larger and less stable because a flap of meniscus tissue will hang by a thread of cartilage to the rest of the meniscus. The flap will move around in your joint which can lead to further complications and damage if not treated (usually by removal in surgery).

  3. Degenerative Meniscus Tear

    These tears have frayed edges on the inner rim, where the meniscus is thinnest, which can eventually tear in multiple directions and can lead to a completely degenerated (frayed, worn, aged) meniscus. A flap of the meniscus often moves about in your joint. If some of your meniscus is catching in the middle of your knee (locking/clicking your knee), you'll need surgery to smooth out your meniscus and remove all damaged tissue.

What's the Pattern/Shape of Your Meniscus Tear?

The pattern of your meniscus tear will influence your doctor's method of treating your injury. Some patterns are capable of healing themselves through conservative treatments, while others will require surgery to treat severe symptoms (locking of your knee). The shape of your tear will also determine the most appropriate surgical procedure to fix your torn meniscus.

5 types of meniscal tear patterns, lateral and medial meniscus

Diagram of meniscal tear patterns:

(A) Vertical or longitudinal (Bucket-handle).

(B) Oblique - tears are known as flap or parrot beak tears.

(C) Radial meniscus tear (or Transverse) - start on the inside white zone and goes to the middle body. A radial meniscus tear can continue to tear and reach the outside red zone. If this happens your surgeon will have no choice but completely remove your meniscus (meniscectomy).

(D) Horizontal cleavage tears - start on the inside white zone and goes to the middle body the meniscus may show signs of degeneration.

(E) Complex degenerative meniscus tears.

Only about 10 - 15% of meniscus tears are repairable, and in most of those cases the meniscus is repaired along with other tissue in the knee (such as the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL). (source: Campbell's operative orthopaedics, Arthroscopy of the lower extremity)


Meniscal Root Tear

Both lateral and medial menisci are held in place with 'root' attachments at the posterior end of the meniscus. As the name suggests, it roots the tissue in place inside the knee, provides stability, and prevents the menisci from being squeezed out place by the bones of your knee. A meniscal root tear is a very serious condition that needs to be treated with surgery to re-attach the tissue. This is because the foundation of the meniscus is now weak, unstable (meniscal subluxation) and the joint will act as if it's not present at all.

This type of tear can be caused by a sudden trauma to the knee, which is common to athletes in their 20's. A meniscal root tear almost always comes with secondary injuries to supporting soft tissue; like the ACL, PCL or other damaged ligaments. Failure to have the meniscal root tear treated leads long-term degenerative joint issues, like osteoarthritis.

Degenerative meniscal root tears are common to adults in their 50's. This can happen with a pop in the back of the knee with deep flex, squatting and/or lifting. This seeming trivial event leads them to discover they are suffering from a rapidly developing case of osteoarthritis.

 

How Big is Your Meniscus Tear?

The size of your meniscus tear will have some affect on your ability to heal the tear through conservative treatments. Meniscus tears under 1 cm can heal without surgery if it's located in the red-red or red-white zone (with some blood supply for healing). Tears that are 1.5 cm to 4 cm usually require surgery. The size of the tear becomes important because if the tear in the tissue is too large it will not heal without the help of your surgeon.

To understand why the size of your tear is important, let's imagine you have 2 slices of bread in front of you. You tear one just a little (less than an inch) and place it down. When you do this the bread will naturally pull the edges of the small tear back together. You tear the 2nd slice of bread in half (or more). When you place the bread down it will be floppy, and remain out of shape. You would need your hands, some peanut butter, or something else to force/keep both sides of the tear together. Your meniscus is no different, small tears have the ability to heal and large tears need surgery to repair the tissue.


Your Age, Health & Activity Level can Influence Meniscal Healing too...

non surgical treatment for torn meniscus

Your age will directly influence the cause of your meniscus injury. It's been proven that the meniscus becomes weaker over time resulting in degenerative meniscal tears; 60% of individuals over the age of 65 will experience a degenerative meniscus tear. (reference: 1)

A degenerative tear would require partial meniscectomy to remove damaged and displaced tissue. A meniscal repair isn't possible to fix degenerative damage because of the jagged and torn nature of the meniscus. A meniscal repair of degenerative tissue would be very difficult to perform and reduces the rate of success for healing. Because of this fact, your age increases the likelihood that your surgeon will feel that your tear can't be repaired.



How to Heal Your Meniscus Tear


As you now know the location, blood supply zone, type of tear, pattern/shape, size, and your overall age/activity level will influence your course of treatment and your doctor's decision about surgery. As a general rule, doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods wherever possible first before considering surgery. You may have to move directly onto surgery because of the amount of damage around your meniscus - but you can still benefit from use of these same conservative therapies in preparation for the surgery and afterwards during your rehabilitation.

The level of damage to your meniscus will also affect which surgery is best to deal with your injury. If a tear is repairable, the surgeon will do the best they can to fix your meniscus. In many cases, meniscal tears are not repairable and so a piece of the torn tissue will be removed to fix the injury.

Whether you need surgery or not to heal your meniscus tear, conservative treatment methods will get you on the path to recovery for quick and complete meniscus tear healing.

Blood Supply = Essential for Meniscus Tear Healing

Meniscus tears are known to receive very little natural blood supply. This is especially true if your tear is located in the Red-White or White zone of the meniscus (closer to the center of your knee). It's the lack of blood flow around your tear that makes meniscus injuries so hard to heal. Healing is tough no matter what course of treatment your doctor's suggesting - ice, heat, physical therapy or surgery. It's no secret that no matter how your doctor suggests you treat your medial meniscus tear, you really need more blood flow to allow your body to heal as it comes naturally.

The most amazing thing about a torn meniscus is that your body is capable of healing itself.

It uses your blood supply to do this. Even if you don't receive enough blood flow to the location of your meniscus injury, you can still treat yourself in a way that gives your natural blood flow the boost it needs to reach further into your meniscus tissue.

Working with your blood flow is an easy 3-Step process that can be made even easier with the treatment tools available from AidMyMeniscus.

 

  • Step 1 - Open Up your Blood Vessels by Decreasing Swelling & Inflammation
The Knee Freezie Wrap will reduce pain and swelling from your medial meniscus tear.

The 1st step is reducing pain and swelling to open up your blood flow. This can be done with effective cold compression through use of a Knee Freezie Wrap®. Use of the Freezie Wrap® early on in your healing process will numb your pain in a comforting way, get rid of your swelling and stop tissue damage in your meniscus on a cellular level. The Freezie Wrap® will dramatically reduce the amount of fluid leaking into your knee joint, decrease pressure being placed on your blood vessels, and open the pathways necessary to deliver blood flow right into your injured meniscus.

Effective Cold Compression with a Freezie Wrap® slows nerve and cell function - reducing swelling that blocks blood vessels from doing their job.



  • Step 2 - Boost Your Blood Flow to Speed Up Healing
The Knee Inferno Wrap will increase local blood flow to your medial meniscus.

After the swelling is gone and your blood vessels are opened up, you can start helping your body to deliver blood flow into your meniscus with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). BFST® is a therapy that substantially increases the flow of blood to your injured meniscus without the need to exercise or move your weakened knee joint. The only way to get maximum blood flow to your meniscal tissue is to help your body stimulate blood flow. BFST® is the fast, easy, pain-free way to increase blood flow. More blood flow means more healing nutrients, oxygen and antibodies; which means faster, more complete healing of your damaged tissue. The only way to get BFST® while treating yourself at home is through use of a Knee Inferno Wrap®.

Our Knee Inferno Wrap® = The Perfect BFST® Delivery Tool



  • Step 3 - Increase Knee Joint & Medial Meniscus Flexibility

Your meniscus injury recovery doesn't end as soon as you successfully bring more blood flow into your injured meniscus. This is merely the beginning of your recovery process. You'll need to continue using effective cold compression therapy and BFST® to manage any on-going pain and keep your tissue in great supply of blood flow.

Consistent, passive, movement with a Knee-Flex will increase flexibility of tissue.

You'll also need to gradually return to your normal activities, and a gradual return can be easily facilitated with use of our Knee-Flex® Passive Meniscus Stretching Device. This device allows you to stretch out your knee, strengthen the ligaments, tendons and muscles in and around your knee joint, and promote enhanced flexibility of your healing knee. The safe, passive, consistent stretch you get from a Knee-Flex® will make your stretch the same every time and give your knee the exercise it needs to gradually return to your work, sport or other activities. Continued use of the Knee-Flex® will help your knee to take on higher and higher loads as your medial meniscus tear heals.

Before returning to full activity after a medial meniscus tear, physical therapists prescribe gentle stretching of your knee. Gentle stretching at home can only be achieved through use of a Knee-Flex® Passive Stretching Device.



What You Need to Treat Your Torn Meniscus:

  • A Professional Cold Compression Freezie Wrap® to reduce inflammation around the meniscus (as soon as possible).
  • A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Inferno Wrap® to increase Blood Flow Stimulation Therapyto the injured soft tissue (BFST®).
  • A Professional, Minimal Impact Stretching Device, known as the Knee-Flex® to prevent muscle atrophy around your knee and gently allow stretching of your knee joint, including your injured meniscus.
 


Is Surgery Required?


location of your torn meniscus matters for healing

After you find out how bad your meniscus tear is, what's next? Your doctor will be deciding if your tear requires surgery to clean it up or fix it. There are a lot of options available to you with healing with or without surgery during your recovery. Your healing will be influenced by the situation you're facing whether you're trying to heal without meniscus surgery, heal after a surgical repair or heal after a meniscus clipping or complete removal (partial or full menisectomy).


Healing Your Meniscus Tear without Surgery

Red-Red zone tears heal best with conservative treatments and few tears in that area require surgical repair. If the tear is less than 3 mm from the outer edge of the meniscus you will have success healing the tear on your own with conservative treatment methods. The lateral and medial meniscus tear types that respond well to conservative treatment include:

  • Posterior horn of the medial meniscus size under 1.5 cm
  • Anterior horn of the lateral meniscus size under 1.5 cm
  • Discoid lateral meniscus under 1.5 cm
  • Peripheral tear size under 1.5 cm
  • Acute medial meniscus vertical tear, bucket handle (Longitudinal) size under 1.5 cm
  • Chronic medial meniscus vertical tear, bucket handle (Longitudinal) size under 1.5 cm

If you have been diagnosed with a small meniscus tear (like the ones mentioned above) then your doctor will recommend the following conservative treatments to get you on the path of healing and recovery:

  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without an appropriate amount of rest you're at risk for increased inflammation, pain and re-injury.
  • Apply Effective Cold Compression
    Effective Cold Compression = Treatment with a Freezie Wrap® - Immediate cold compression (using the ColdCure Technology® Knee Freezie Wrap®) will allow you to manage your pain while getting rid of swelling and inflammation. Consistent cold compression will open up your blocked blood vessels, allowing your meniscus to receive the blood supply that's critical for healing.
  • Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) - After any inflammation and swelling has been reduced, you can use your own blood flow to maximize healing of damaged tissue and maintain healthy blood flow to your meniscus. This also boost overall long-term healing of your meniscus.
  • Consistent, Passive Stretching with a Knee-Flex® - While healing from a meniscus tear you'll need to break-up and soften scar tissue, increase mobility, decrease pain, and increases muscle strength surrounding your knee. Focused stretching will help to stabilize your knee joint and allow you to return to your normal activities and work sooner than not stretching at all.


Healing Your Meniscus after Surgical Repair

Red-White zone meniscal tears will require surgery to suture the tissue or clip away a small part of the damaged tissue in order for it to heal. Tears that can be repaired surgically usually occur in an area of good blood supply in the meniscus. Acute injuries are typically the type of tears that can be repaired, and could be repaired with arthroscopic surgery within 3 to 6 weeks of the initial injury. The type of tears that can be surgically repaired include:

  • Longitudinal, bucket handle (in good condition) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Acute vertical tear, bucket handle (longitudinal) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Acute oblique vertical cleavage, parrot beak, double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Chronic vertical tear, bucket handle (longitudinal) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Chronic oblique vertical/horizontal cleavage, parrot beak double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Damaged oblique vertical/horizontal cleavage, parrot beak, double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Degenerative tear/damage size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
Knee-Flex Meniscus rehabilitation exercises enhance mobility of the knee after surgery

Surgery is just the beginning of a new journey because after surgery you'll need to stay focused on recovering completely and healing the damage in your knee. Your doctor, surgeon and/or physical therapist will guide you through recovery after surgery. Your recovery process will start by using conservative treatments at home. The first step is managing your pain and dealing with your swelling, inflammation, edema and fluid build-up. This can be done with effective cold compression through use of a Knee Freezie Wrap®. Getting effective cold compression therapy will be key in the first 4 to 5 days after your surgery. During this time you need to allow the area to calm down and relieve your pain.

After spending some time with initial recovery of rest and cold compression, the 2nd step of your rehab will be physical therapy and strengthening of the tissue around your knee. This is especially true if you're immobilizing your knee after surgery with a cast, brace or by using crutches. Long-term immobilization of your knee can lead to massive amounts of scar tissue that stiffens the entire area and causes your surrounding muscles (quadriceps, hamstring) to atrophy (waste away). Your dedication to recovery will largely rely on your at home exercises made simple with a Knee-Flex® Passive Stretching Device.

The Knee-Flex® allows you to perform consistent, passive, full-leg stretching on a sturdy hardwood track at home. The track is designed with an easy-glide in mind meaning you don't have to you tension bands or place any weight or resistance on your knee as you heal. The track is incredibly sturdy and linear - something that's very important to achieve the exact same stretch every time. With its' portability, you can also bring the Knee-Flex® into your physical therapy appointment to get tips and techniques for at-home stretching from your physical therapist.

Another key ingredient to your healing is blood flow supply. As you know by now, the meniscus is an area of the body with very limited blood supply. If your meniscus has been repaired and your tear was located in the red-white zone of your meniscus, then some of your tissue will not receive enough blood flow. Lack of blood flow will decrease your rate of healing, making it incredibly slow.

Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) with an Inferno Wrap® is the only treatment method available for your home that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. BFST® is ideal for treatment during your entire recovery process, after the swelling and inflammation have been reduced. BFST® allows you to increase your blood flow while resting comfortably. Regular treatment with a Knee Inferno Wrap® will enhance your tissue re-growth, improve overall functionality of your knee and decrease pain with every treatment.

Ask any doctor and they will tell you that the success of your surgery depends on your level of dedication to regular at home care of your meniscus repair. Most of our meniscus injury post-op clients have treated themselves successfully through regular use of the Knee Freezie Wrap®, Knee Inferno Wrap® and the Knee-Flex®.


Healing Your Meniscus after Full or Partial Meniscectomy Surgery

White-White zone meniscus tears won't heal on their own because this area of the meniscus has no blood supply which is why it's described as a 'white zone'. Surgery is necessary to prevent the tissue from completely degrading, tearing loose and locking the knee causing permanent damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscle atrophy in the leg. Your surgeon will remove all or clip away the flap of loose meniscus tissue. This type of surgery is needed when you suffer from:

  • Acute vertical tear, bucket handle (longitudinal) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Acute oblique vertical cleavage, parrot beak, double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Chronic vertical tear, bucket handle (longitudinal) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Chronic oblique vertical/horizontal cleavage, parrot beak double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Damaged oblique vertical/horizontal cleavage, parrot beak, double flap (radial/flap) size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
  • Complex degenerative tear size 1.5 to 4.0 cm
healing your meniscus injury quicker and avoid surgery

Partial or complete meniscus removal surgery (meniscectomy) may leave you pain free... So for you, a new chapter begins with being pro-active to reduce the chance of have further degeneration to the cartilage, bone(s) and breakdown of the meniscus completely (requiring even more surgery). Incorporating regular use of the Knee Freezie Wrap® will reduce swelling after activity or re-injury, the Knee Inferno Wrap® before activity will reduce the risk of damaging your remaining meniscus and the Knee-Flex® will strengthen the surrounding tissue as a preventive measure for arthritis or osteoarthritis. Regular use of these 3 easy therapies will promote lifelong health to your knee, allowing you to continue having an active lifestyle.


How Do You Treat Meniscus Injury?
What You Can Do!


quick healing for a horizontal tear of medial meniscus injury

Your recovery and rehabilitation process with or without surgery won't be easy. Healing takes a long time, and healing without conservative treatment tools will prolong your recovery even more. If your doctor has already recommended conservative treatments, then you need to continue on with your therapy as suggested in order to get the most out of your rehab. If you're trying to heal on your own, conservative treatments will be even more important to your recovery process.

Meniscus tear injuries can happen to anyone and right now there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to treat their torn meniscus fast and heal it (where possible). If you want to be pro-active about properly addressing your meniscal tear, speak to your doctor about adding to your treatment with AidMyMeniscus's system utilizing BFST®, Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression and Passive Heel to Hip Stretching with the Knee-Flex®.

The AidMyMeniscus therapeutic at-home healing system gives you:

  • Products that are approved by the FDA for use in the hospital or at home.
  • A 3-Step Treatment Formula used by physical therapists and doctors - with a Knee Inferno Wrap® used to increase blood flow circulation before stretching, a Knee-Flex® to stretch out your meniscus and a Knee Freezie Wrap® to 'cool down' & relieve post-stretching pain / swelling.
  • Consistent stretching will help to break up scar tissue.
  • An Inferno Wrap® with deeply penetrating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy right into your damaged meniscus and knee joint where you need treatment most (unlike other methods that just heat your skin - like hot water bottles, hot baths, etc.)
  • A Cold Compression Freezie Wrap® that relieves pain, inflammation and swelling fast with consistent cold temperatures that WON'T reach temperatures so low that it causes cryoburn (like ice or blue gel packs full of anti-freeze and chemicals).
  • Food-grade, non-toxic gel packs that can be chilled in the fridge or freezer.
  • Medical-grade, soft, plush, neoprene wraps that meet ISO 10993 bio-compatibility testing - providing the safest product for cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy treatment.
  • Controlled, comfortable, passive movement and stretching with the Knee-Flex® - producing the exact same, safe, effective stretch every time!



Pre-Surgical and Post-Surgical Treatments

Step 1 - Reduce Pain & Swelling with a Freezie Wrap®
Treat yourself with effective cold compression to reduce pain and swelling from meniscus.

The 1st step for conservative treatment of your meniscus when treating conservatively or even after surgery is to reduce swelling to "open up" the area for more blood flow. Anyone in the health-care business knows that your blood supplies the oxygen and much needed nutrients required for your body to heal naturally after surgery. This is why doctors and surgeons recommend cold compression therapy within the first 72 hours of an injury and following meniscus surgery.

Cold compression therapy is recommended to reduce pain, swelling and tissue damage. Many doctors, surgeons and physical therapists consider cold compression therapy to be the gold standard for treatment of inflammation and pain. On-going cold compression treatments can reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs or other medications that can be harmful to your body.

Cold compression therapy is known and trusted by most medical professionals. This is why for years doctors, trainers and other medical professionals have recommended RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to treat the pain and swelling of fresh injuries, chronic pain, after any re-injury, and especially after surgery.

Treat yourself with effective cold compression to reduce pain and swelling from meniscus.

Although RICE can help to treat these symptoms, ice and inferior gel packs reach temperatures so low they can cause cryoburn, an ice burn on your skin. The problem is, up until now there hasn't been any other option to treat painful conditions and injuries with effective cold compression, so ice and blue gel packs (full of antifreeze and chemicals) have been the only choice.

Fortunately you no longer have to settle for these ice cold methods that are uncomfortably cold against your skin, provide short term relief, cause ice burns, and numb your skin and underlying tissue beyond feeling so you don't even notice the ice burn until it's too late. You can also get rid of those cold packs that warm up soon after you pull them out of the freezer and gel that pools around your injury putting the short-term cold everywhere except for where you need it most - on your meniscus injury!

The Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need for your post-surgical recovery to treat yourself in an effective and convenient way.

When used on a meniscus injury, our Freezie Wraps® provide:

  • The highest-level of cold compression to quickly decrease pain, swelling, inflammation and draw the heat out of your knee.
  • Tailored wraps that are available to conform around your knee.
  • Effective cold compression that is unlike any other cold compression wrap out there.
  • Cold temperatures that stay right over your meniscus injury for the entire length of your treatment.
  • A home-based solution with consistent (daily) cold treatments that reduces swelling fast, decreases tissue damage after surgery, and opens up the vessels in your meniscus to receive the blood flow circulation needed to heal quickly and naturally.
  • Heavier, more substantial gel packs containing a special formulation of gel - called RigiGel®.

What's RigiGel®?

RigiGel® is our trademarked name for a unique gel formula that's made of food-grade, non-toxic material that holds the cold for an extended period of time. This specially formulated gel also features non-migrating gel technology that makes our Knee Freezie Wrap® truly different from any other wrap available on the market.

RigiGel® is a patented formula that gives you:

RigiGel's unique gel formula offers non-migrating gel that stays put over your knee injury.
  • More cooling power per pound than standard cold compression wraps.
  • More gel than other wraps, meaning every time you put one on it will keep your knee cold for a longer period; pain relief is enhanced and swelling is better controlled.

Our special RigiGel® packs can be chilled in the fridge or freezer to tailor the amount of cold that you need for your injury. It doesn't matter how you cool it down, because our gel packs are chock full of gel that's designed to cool down into millions of tiny snowflakes. This method of cooling means our gel packs aren't icy-cold, just perfectly cold enough to give you the most effective cold compression available.

The cushioned gel will wrap around your knee and it won't budge for the entire treatment period. You'll no longer have to deal with annoying pooling around your knee or have to hold a hard block of ice on your injury!


Effective Cold Compression Therapy slows nerve and cell function - reducing the swelling that blocks blood vessels from doing their job.

 

medial meniscus healing completely and get back to your life

This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the tissue and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells don't get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your meniscus, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal meniscus injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your meniscus as soon as possible, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury or surgery. Applying a Freezie Wrap® right away will stop the damage immediately and unblock your blood vessels to let your body's natural blood flow in to start healing the tissue.

The Freezie Wrap® = Effective Cold Compression Therapy

 

It'll seem weird for you to read this, but there are a LOT of people out there that don't understand how fast cold compression with a Freezie Wrap® can get the swelling / inflammation in your knee under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start actually dealing with your meniscus injury and the healing needed.


Use a Cold Compression Knee Freezie Wrap®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling in or around your injured meniscus to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury of your meniscus.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your meniscus is making your knee feel tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old meniscus injury.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation.
  • Any other situation where you need to draw the pain and inflammation out of your knee.
 



Step 2 - Improve Circulation, Soften Scar Tissue & Prevent Re-Injury with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Increase blood flow to speed up healing of your radial tear lateral meniscus.

There are a lot of people that think their meniscus injury is gone after their swelling and inflammation are gone and their knee feels better. They also make the mistake of returning to regular activities too soon without proper time for healing. The truth is that healing takes time and after the swelling is gone your meniscus injury isn't even close to being fully healed. If your meniscus tear is in the red-white zone it heals at an incredibly slow rate, as there is very little blood supply to that area naturally.

After the inflammation in and around your knee has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening the tissue around your meniscus is recommended. Believe it or not, the best time for you to focus on avoiding re-injury and strengthening the weakened tissue in your knee is when the swelling's gone and your meniscus has started to heal. It's vital that you don't go back to activities too soon because you might bring on a major setback in your recovery...

  • Have you recently re-injured your meniscus by returning to your normal daily activities too quickly?
  • How many times in the past have you aggravated your meniscus injury just trying to perform basic tasks around your house?
  • Is your meniscus injury preventing you from work or activities you love to do?

If this sounds like you - You're not alone...


Most people we deal with tell us these scenarios have happened to them many times in the past. The real challenge is how to promote blood flow to your injured meniscus without causing further injury. This goal is even more complicated by the fact that you have to use your knee/leg for almost everything in everyday life.

 


What can you do to actually start healing your meniscus injury?

Increase blood flow to speed up healing of your radial tear lateral meniscus.

The answer is simple. Your body can heal itself and it's the blood in your body that makes it all happen. Your blood is how everything that's good inside of you is transported directly to your injured meniscus tissue. Your blood carries oxygen, nutrients, water and antibodies right to the source of your injury and pain. Bringing proper blood flow to your injured meniscus is essential for healing.

Promoting blood flow around injured tissue to help the body heal itself is a concept that's been used for centuries. Oxygen and nutrients, carried in your own blood, are critical for the body to heal itself. Without proper blood flow, recovering from your meniscus injury will be delayed... Sometimes for a very long period of time.

Even though the concept is simple, improving blood flow to your meniscus can be difficult. When an injury occurs to the meniscus, the challenges are even greater due to the lack of natural blood flow in the red-white and white zones. Traditional methods require you to move your sore/stiff knee in order to promote blood flow. This same motion that promotes blood flow can also make your pain and meniscus injury much worse (especially if you need to immobilize your joint during surgery recovery). Relying on movement along to increase blood flow puts you in danger of re-injuring your meniscus.

So what do you do when you need to increase blood flow, but you can't move your knee without re-injuring your tissue?


This is where the Knee Inferno Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) come in!

 

When should you use hot or cold for injuries?

Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®), will help with your recovery and heal your meniscus more completely. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your soft tissue to nourish your knee, improving elasticity and speeding the healing process. This increased Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy to your damaged meniscus is greatly needed to complete your healing and avoid re-injury once and for all.

The only way to get BFST® is through use of a Knee Inferno Wrap®.

The Inferno Wrap® is the only treatment method that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. Other methods of warming / heating tissue (hot water bottles, hot baths, etc) will only ever increase blood flow on a surface / skin level. These methods need a LOT of time to even reach your damaged meniscus on a deep tissue level. And even if you were to use them this long your skin would heat up to an uncomfortable level and may even burn you.

healing your meniscus injury quicker and avoid surgery

The best source of heat treatment is from a product where you don't even feel that much heat. When you don't feel the heat, it means the therapy is working in your deep soft tissue which is really where you need it. It's kind of like how your heart works in your body. You can't "feel" your heart pumping blood all around your body to your arms and legs. You can't even hear your own heartbeat without listening very closely. This is exactly how deep tissue BFST® works too!

You're not supposed to "feel" a lot of heat because the heat isn't treating your skin, it's treating your meniscus, increasing the blood flow right where your injury is!

  • When treating a torn meniscus or any soft tissue injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while your knee is immobile.
  • This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
  • The Inferno Wrap® is the most highly effective blood flow stimulation device that you'll find on the market that is approved by the FDA for use in the home or hospital.

Regular treatments with a Knee Inferno Wrap® can reduce pain and stiffness from scar tissue and increase overall flexibility in your knee. Increased blood flow will whisk away damaged tissue, toxins, and any bacteria in or around your injured meniscus to promote more effective healing. Getting rid of toxins will allow all of the positive healing processes to start in your injury. Increasing blood flow will also increase the amount of oxygen that's being sent to your injured tissue AND boost your tissue's ability to absorb oxygen. (reference: 1)


How Does the Knee Inferno Wrap® Promote BFST®?

Electromagnetic energy increases blood flow on a deep tissue level.

Every Inferno Wrap® contains a patented Energy Web® that's flexible and shaped to conform around your knee. The Energy Web® provides a uniform wave of healing electromagnetic energy over the entire treatment area. This energy travels deep inside your soft tissue to stimulate blood flow on the deep tissue level where it's needed to heal your injury. It's the electromagnetic energy provided by our Inferno Wraps® that's crucial to the healing process.

Electromagnetic energy is the only way to get your blood flow moving on a deep tissue level for these reasons:

  • Electromagnetic energy waves are not heat waves.

  • When emitted from the Inferno Wrap®, electromagnetic energy waves penetrate right through your skin and fat layers until they get to your damaged tissue.
  • Once these energy waves reach your injured meniscus, they're absorbed and quickly converted into heat energy right at the location of your injury.
  • The idea of electromagnetic energy waves is slowly catching on in North American, but the truth is, it's a technology that's been used for decades.
Electromagnetic energy has been studied by researchers for decades.

Many people just don't know that over the past 30 years, researchers in Japan and China have completed extensive studies on the use of electromagnetic energy for healing and their findings have been impressive. Success has been reported in studies from countries like Sweden and Germany. Research is continuing and soon, much of North American will know what the Far East and Europe has known for a long time...

Electromagnetic energy provides a wide range of health benefits for those not only suffering from a torn meniscus, but for many other soft tissue injuries as well.

Regular treatment with the electromagnetic energy in our Inferno Wraps® will ensure:

  • Your pain will be reduced.
  • Your injured meniscus will heal at an accelerated rate with reduced potential for re-injury.
  • Your knee will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue in your joint and around your meniscus. (Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)


Electromagnetic Energy = Increased Blood Flow = More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins = Faster Healing

 

Increase blood flow to speed up healing of your radial tear medial meniscus.

Our Inferno Wraps® are uniquely patented designs that are better than other alternatives out there for more than just the electromagnetic energy they provide! Our wraps are made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us. Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.

Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - bio-compatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product to increase blood flow circulation.

Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!


Use A BFST® Knee Inferno Wrap®:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your knee to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after meniscus surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your knee before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel your knee has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced causing you more pain.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue in and around your knee.
  • Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your knee to relax your soft tissue, relieve pain, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
 


Step 3 - Use the Knee-Flex® to Exercise At Home & Prevent Scar Tissue Build-Up
Stretching is needed for recovery from your medial meniscus injury.

The final step in meniscus rehabilitation is stretching - this is a critical step for complete recovery from your meniscus!

When your meniscus is injured, stretching plays a huge role in treating your injury with or without surgery... This is especially true if you're immobilizing your knee after surgery with a cast, brace or by using crutches. Long-term immobilization of your knee can lead to massive amounts of scar tissue that stiffens all of the tissue in your knee causing your surrounding muscles to atrophy (waste away).

For many people stretching seems like a basic thing but you'd be surprised by how many people there are that don't understand the importance of stretching a meniscus injury, especially after surgery.

Each of your legs support an intense amount of weight everyday. When you suffer from a meniscus injury in your knee you're unable to support your own weight in the same way you used to. This can make simple tasks like walking or even standing extremely difficult for you. A full recovery from your meniscus injury (especially after surgery) depends on your commitment to stretching and strengthening exercises.

Physical therapists will manually manipulate your leg to increase flexibility of your meniscus tissue.

Physical therapists prescribe gentle stretching of your knee before making the transition to crutches after surgery and as you recover from having to use immobilization tools like a brace. They don't prescribe this to annoy you - it's in fact the most important part of your meniscus recovery. You probably know someone that chose not to do any stretching - and they paid a high price for it. By not listening to their therapist (i.e. not stretching), there is a huge chance of re-injuring your meniscus or even getting a more serious injury than your original meniscus tear.

Ask any physical therapist and they'll tell you the key to a successful recovery is commitment to at home exercise!


Our Knee-Flex Passive Stretching Device will increase flexibility of your healing tissue and help to break up scar tissue that forms.

It may seem hard to believe but it's true... Stretching is the secret of healing your meniscus after surgery. Consistent stretching is one of the only solutions to break up scar tissue that forms in your knee as it heals.

You can achieve safe, consistent, controlled knee movement and stretching with the Knee-Flex® Passive Meniscal Stretching Device. This device is designed to provide you with a sturdy track to move your knee; allowing you to stretch out and elongate your ligaments, tendons and muscles, work out scar tissue in your knee and increase your overall flexibility / mobility.

Stretching is amazing for your joints and will bring your overall post-op rehab to a whole new level. Stretching with a Cold Compression Freezie Wrap® and BFST® Inferno Wrap® is even better!

 


The Knee-Flex® is a Special Design Created for People Just Like You

exercises after meniscus surgery with the Knee Flex

I spent a very long time searching for this treatment option to specifically aid in the recovery of meniscus surgery. I was introduced to a carpenter (let's call him Paul) about 1 year ago. Paul had designed and created this device especially for his friend Earl that was trying to recovery from a bad knee injury. The muscles, tendons and ligaments in and around his knee joint were seizing up from decreased use (immobility).

Earl was instructed by his doctor to put his foot in a plastic garbage bag while sitting. After his foot was in the bag, Earl was supposed to stretch his leg and strengthen his knee by sliding his foot forward and backward across the floor. Earl complained of the intense pain he felt when the bag would crease, fold over, and jerk his knee around with inconsistent movement. If Earl had continued down this path, he would've re-injured his knee and end up with even more serious injuries in his hip, lower back, thigh and foot!

 Knee Flex exercise after meniscus surgery is key to recovery

Luckily for Earl, his friend Paul created the very first Knee-Flex® Passive Stretching Device. Earl's knee recovered 10 years ago, but Paul continues making more and more of the Knee-Flex® devices every year - mostly for therapy clinics and hospitals in Canada that keep asking for his Knee-Flex® Device.

This seemingly simple device has assisted in the recovery of thousands of patients that have suffered many various injuries. Once a patient is on the path to healing, this device assists the patient in making a fast and full recovery.

The Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretching Device helps with:

  • Meniscus post-surgery rehabilitation efforts.
  • Recovery from serious medial, lateral, bucket-handle, complex, posterior horn and/or anterior horn meniscal injuries.
  • Increasing flexibility in the tendons, ligaments (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL) and muscles in and around your knee.
  • Stretching out scar tissue that forms in your knee while your meniscus heals with or without surgery.
  • Decreasing the stiffness in your knee.
  • Preventing atrophy in surrounding soft tissue from your knee being immobilization.

The value of this device cannot be under-estimated.

The Knee-Flex® operates without the use of tension bands or any added force aside from the weight of your own leg. Basically, if you're on the road to recovery from a meniscus injury or recovering from surgery, this device is the first thing you would start using to gain flexibility back in your knee.

 


The Knee-Flex® = A Medical Grade Device Used by the Experts

The Knee-Flex is extremely portable, giving you the option to bring it in to your physical therapists office.

The Knee-Flex® Meniscus Stretching Device was created to allow your heel to slide smoothly in a controlled environment, minimizing the chance of re-injury and additional pain. Physical therapists encounter the same issues every day when attempting to work with people who are undergoing therapy from a serious meniscus injury or recovery from meniscus surgery. This is why most therapists in Canada instantly purchased these same devices for their own clinics and have been ordering this device for 10 years!

If you're recovering from serious pain, it allows a more controlled and comfortable method to stretch and strengthen your hip, knee, ankle, heel and foot as well as all of the soft tissue (tendons, ligaments, muscles) in your entire leg. The sliding mechanism is extremely smooth and durable, as well as linear - something that becomes very important in such cases.

The Knee-Flex is an FDA registered device, under facility number 30006334471 and product listing number D150272

The Knee-Flex® is an FDA Registered Medical Device and is suitable for repetitive, industrial usage in hospitals and therapeutic clinics. This device is deemed safe to use without medical assistance and is also available for use at home.


When used properly, the Knee-Flex® has a proven track record of assisting in the speedy recovery of many people suffering from a torn meniscus. With regular use of the Knee-Flex® at home, you'll be able to:

Our Knee-Flex Passive Stretching Device will increase flexibility of your healing tissue and help to break up scar tissue that forms.
  • Build muscle strength around your knee for added support to your recovering meniscus.
  • Increase hip, knee, ankle, heel and foot joint mobility and range of motion (ROM).
  • Speed overall healing of your meniscus injury.
  • Prevent soft tissue (tendon, ligament, muscle) loss (atrophy) around your knee.
  • Improve soft tissue / muscular function and capability.
  • Encourage overall knee joint flexibility.
  • Facilitate a proper warm up for regular exercise.
  • Promote healthy circulation in all of the joints in your leg (hip, knee, ankle, foot).

Knee-Flex® Stretching = The Best Way to
Deal With Scar Tissue

 

Scar tissue grows to protect your meniscus injury after surgery.

During the healing process your body will fill in tears in your soft tissue with brittle tissue called "scar tissue". This process is no different after you've had surgery to repair your meniscus. The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal the area. Scar tissue can form fast to bind everything together in your knee, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) soft tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of the damage in and around your knee in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.

Imagine throwing a bunch of drinking straws in the air... Those straws will land in a random, unorganized way. It seems silly to think that those straws could land perfectly straight and all in the same direction.

This is how scar tissue works. The scar tissue that forms on your meniscus will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding your meniscus. This scar tissue will also attach to everything in and around your meniscus (including the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL ligaments). This can result in a long-term fusing together of your tissue that stiffens up your entire knee, reducing your mobility and making your meniscus injury even more painful!

This is why scar tissue is weak and only a temporary solution to heal your meniscus injury. Scar tissue is something that needs to be dealt with fast. If you try to get back into your regular daily activities after surgery with a mound of scar tissue in your joint you'll have a higher risk of re-injury. Scar tissue is just not built to withstand the pressures of regular activity.

If you have an injured meniscus with a lot of scar tissue and re-injure that tissue, even more scar tissue will grow to fill in those tears. If you keep falling into the dangerous cycle of re-injuring your meniscus without proper treatment you could end up with massive amounts of scar tissue in your joint. Your ability to move your affected joint in a normal way will be impaired as the amount of scar tissue increases.


The only solution to truly repair your meniscus injury for good is to break up scar tissue and avoid re-injury.

 

quick healing for a horizontal tear of medial meniscus injury

This can easily be achieved with regular use of the Knee-Flex®. This device provides a sturdy hardwood track with an easy gliding motion giving you the same stretch every time. Your movement is controlled reducing your risk of re-injury. The result is a consistent stretch that helps to break down your scar tissue and improve flexibility during your post-op recovery.

It may seem hard to believe, but our Freezie Wraps®, Inferno Wraps® and Knee-Flex® will assist you in recovering from your injury faster and reduce your chance of suffering from degenerative conditions (like arthritis) by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and reducing swelling / inflammation induced pain.


Prevention and Promotion of Lifelong Health

get back to your daily life with heal and pain relief from MendMeShop

If you want to avoid re-injury, or manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits a Knee Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® will provide the results you are looking for.
Why spend time in pain, off from work, and missing out on your active lifestyle when you can be proactive about your injury and the health of your body? Talk to your doctor about incorporating a regular routine of using a Freezie Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy.

Call one of our AidMyMeniscus Advisers at no cost or obligation to address any lingering questions you have about using heat or cold for your meniscus injury - toll free 1-866-237-9608

 

Learn More About SUPERIOR Meniscal Injury Recovery Treatments

Learn more about how the Freezie Wrap® is designed to be the most effective cold compression wrap on the market today.

Learn more about how the Inferno Wrap® helps with the healing process.

Learn more about how the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device promotes range of motion, increases joint strength and prevents degenerative changes to the knee.

 
 


Meniscus Injury Facts:

Knee injuries are very common, meniscus injuries occur in most sports, but most commonly occur in contact sports.


Meniscus Injuries often occur in combination with ligament injuries, particularly when the medial meniscus is involved.


Injury to the medial meniscus is about 5 times more common than injury to the lateral meniscus.


Oral medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of meniscus injuries. Anti-inflammatories and pain killers can cause meniscus injuries to worsen.

 

Dear MendMeShop,

I found the Freezie and Inferno Wraps very effective - my knee is much better now. I was able to discontinue use of the Inferno some weeks ago because of the improvement. However, knees being what they are, I expect that sooner or later I will twist something and have pain. It is just a matter of time before my active lifestyle catches up to me. When it does, I will get out the Cold wrap then switch off to the Inferno again.

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Dear MendMeShop,

Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in my right knee and I was in pain. My brother-in-law had recovered from knee inflammation using the Knee BFST wrap. So 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 BFST wrap this time - so that I would be prepared in the years to come. I am experiencing relief already and I am very grateful!

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D JAGODA


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Dear MendMeShop,

Did want to let you know that I was extremely pleased with both the Knee Inferno and the Knee Freezie Wrap that I ordered, the quality is outstanding and should serve our family well over the coming years when required. The Knee Inferno provided much needed relief while I waited eight weeks for my appointment with an Orthopedic practice in my area - very glad I chose to make the investment.

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J Fehr


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Dear MendMeShop,

I was in the middle of my training for my first Ironman triathlon in Florida, when my running had to come to a complete stop because of tendonitis in my right knee. After a month off and using the Inferno Knee Wrap for one week was able to start back where I left off in my run training and as of November 6th 2010 my Ironman dream is now a reality, finishing my training and the race in Panama City injury free. Thank you Mend Me Shop and the Inferno Knee Wrap for helping me achieve my dream.

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Jeffrey Lange


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Dear MendMeShop,

I am always amazed by companies who still deliver true customer service to their clients, it blows me away. Me and my husband both have knee issues and would like to purchase additional knee wraps in the future as they truly make a difference after using them. I have recommended your website to my physical therapist for his other patients as he saw a substantial difference in my mobility and decreased usage of pain killers. Thanks again for your superior customer service and attention to detail and follow through. It is sad to say, but in this day and age those are rare qualities to find in a company. Make it a great day! Warm Regards, A.M.

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A M


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Dear MendMeShop,

Have been using the knee wrap for about 5 days & it has actually already made a difference. First, there is a lot less pain when walking and secondly the external knee temperature (feeling by hand- not very scientific) is now almost the same for both knees. When I started with the wrap the right knee was obviously the hotter knee indicating inflammation, I guess. I have been using the wrap three times a day for 20 minutes on and at least two hours off with at least 15 minutes each day on the stationary bike. I'm retired & have the time. The wrap seems really well made which it should considering the price and it is large enough to fit the largest knee. I also like the three temperature levels and certainly the built in 20 minute shut off.

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Karl Nordberg


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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm usually a bit of a skeptic but I am absolutely amazed at the improvement in my knee. I was diagnosed with Lateral tendonitis - never knew it could be so painful. I actually started walking again yesterday and look forward to getting back to Bootcamp soon. Thank you for an amazing product!

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Carol Rasmussen


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Dear MendMeShop,

I thank the One Above for having your website befall on me. My Inferno Wrap is absolutely perfectly designed, and absolutely perfectly works as advertised. My first-20 minute treatment tells it all: My Inferno Wrap, from the get-go, provided complete relief, and unquestionable will keep doing the same on the other parts of my injured body. My Inferno Wrap: Just Perfect. Period. Also, thank you for your patience, as I unloaded my many questions on you. Regards, and Best of Success, Bruce

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Bruce Ratner


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Dear MendMeShop,

I found the Freezie and Inferno Wraps very effective - my knee is much better now. I was able to discontinue use of the Inferno some weeks ago because of the improvement. However, knees being what they are, I expect that sooner or later I will twist something and have pain. It is just a matter of time before my active lifestyle catches up to me. When it does, I will get out the Cold wrap then switch off to the Inferno again.

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Pamela Klein


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Dear MendMeShop,

Just a note to let you know I'm 100% satisfied with all of the products I've ordered from your company including the Hamstring INFERNO wrap.

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Mary Ann Michalsky


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Dear MendMeShop,

I have had knee injuries (slight meniscus tears) from time to time as a result of playing soccer. The inferno wrap has proved very beneficial over the last few years. I have recently recovered from an injury sustained back in February and have been using your products to treat my injuries and have had great success with them. Thanks for your company's outstanding service. FYI, I have recommended your products to friends. Regards, Raj

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Raj Assi


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Dear MendMeShop,

Hello April, thank you for your follow up email. I recently purchased the inferno wrap July 5th 2012 and I am using it diligently, I have seen positive results already in just a few weeks. I no longer need to walk with a cane. I would like to thank MendMeShop ever so much for giving back me my life. I will continue to use the inferno wrap and I have spread the good word to all my friends on how MendMeShop product has helped me. Thank you again, Olga

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Dear MendMeShop,

The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far the best you could ever hope for. I have spoken to Paul on numerous occasions and his knowledge is very much appreciated. I own the Inferno wrap which I also use for flareups from my knee. Do not hesitate to order from this company..Their products are made well and work. Their customer service is the best you could ever hope for. Thanks to Paul and MendMeShop for their continuing customer satisfaction

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Dear MendMeShop,

l think that your knee inferno wrap is tops! l don't think that l would be able to walk with out it Heat (energy) is best and people don't realize after swelling goes down, it fixes (muscle and soft tissue). Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Dear MendMeShop,

Just a little note to thank you for your wonderful products-they really work. Some months ago I was diagnosed with a meniscus tare, after seeing the specialist and getting an injection which only temporarily took away the pain. Facing the possibility of having to have surgery I looked in the internet for an alternative treatment-when I came across Mend Me Shop. Before I started the treatment it was painful and difficult to walk, now I am walking an average of 14,000 steps a day without pain or discomfort. Pastor Geli, Th.D

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Pastor Geli


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Dear MendMeShop,

So far, the products seem to be working fine. I have used both but mostly the Freezie Wrap for the inflammation from the meniscus injury. I do like the fact that the Freezie Wrap makes it easier for me to ice my knee than using anything else

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Caron Notarmuzi


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Dear MendMeShop,

Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in my right knee and I was in pain. My brother-in-law had recovered from knee inflammation using the Knee BFST wrap. So 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 BFST wrap this time - so that I would be prepared in the years to come. I am experiencing relief already and I am very grateful!

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D JAGODA


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Dear MendMeShop,

I wanted to take a minute and write to thank you so much for your extreme kindness and accommodation to help me replace my lost Inferno adapter. Your products literally do heal and can help prevent surgery. I am doing well with my Knee Freezie Wrap and my Knee Inferno Wrap. A heating pad doesn't come close to how the Inferno Wrap works. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Cheryl Dyer

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Dear MendMeShop,

I was in an auto accident and my knee impacted the front interior panel. I came home and could barely walk. So I used the Inferno Wrap several times over several days and it helped the problems with my knee. The doctor was amazed.

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G Burton


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Dear MendMeShop,

You guys are tremendous. I've purchased 3 items from you and have told many others about you. I was overwhelmed by your speed and thoroughness regarding my problem. Everything is working just fine with the new Knee wrap. Thanks again.

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am very pleased with the results that I received from my purchase of the Knee Inferno and Freezie Wraps. I applied the treatments to my left knee every day for about 2 1/2 months. I am healed completely and back to load bearing movements to my left leg. Currently I am suffering from Piriformis Syndrome on my right side/leg, upper hamstring area. I have just ordered the leg/arm inferno wrap. I hope to receive good benefits of pain relief as soon as I can get this wrap. I will be waiting impatiently. Thank you. Angi Perretti Orlando, FL

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A Perretti


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Dear MendMeShop,

Did want to let you know that I was extremely pleased with both the Knee Inferno and the Knee Freezie Wrap that I ordered, the quality is outstanding and should serve our family well over the coming years when required. The Knee Inferno provided much needed relief while I waited eight weeks for my appointment with an Orthopedic practice in my area - very glad I chose to make the investment.

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J Fehr


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Dear MendMeShop,

I learned about your product from surfing the net looking for natural ways to heal tendon injuries. What I read on your site made sense to me. Your explanation of soft tissue injury healing, plus your money back guarantee led to my purchase of your products. I am very happy with both of the items I bought from your company! The pain in my elbow, which was a constant shooting pain, is gone! I am still using the Elbow inferno 2x/day. Thank-you so much for offering this kind of a product. With your company's help I succeeded in mending at home and am back to my work out routine as before.

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Paolo LAUDADIO


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Dear MendMeShop,

My knee is completely healed and I am back more than 100%. I had surgery on that knee several years ago and it had not been very flexible since then. Between the ice wrap and the inferno wrap, my knee is better than it was before I injured it this time. I had been to the doctor and had scheduled an MRI about the time I ordered the ice and Inferno wraps. I kept moving the MRI date up because I could tell my knee was beginning to heal. I cancelled my MRI appointment a couple of weeks ago and I am back to my full workout schedule. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product. I tell everyone who will listen how great your product is and the excellent results I received. I still use both products every day. I have arthritis in my right shoulder and will be ordering the shoulder wraps in the near future. Again, thank you for a product that has saved me hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars had surgery been the result of the MRI, not to mention the risks associated with surgery. I am a lifelong fan! Thank you! Jerie

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Dear MendMeShop,

I am very satisfied with the Freezie wrap and the Inferno wrap. I just played in a tournament - total five games in two days and used the freezie as soon as each game ended. In the evening I used the Inferno. I am having surgery to remove the "flap" from a torn meniscus last day of July and purchased these two items to help get me through three tournaments before the surgery and to use as remedial therapy following surgery. Thank you for a very good product.

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Steven Carpenter


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Dear MendMeShop,

I am most satisfied with the products that I purchased. It is clearly high quality and I am positive it will heal my knee in the long run. I am really looking forward to getting my knee sorted out permanently. I did have a knee operation about two years ago but there were no time to give it a decent recovery time. Unfortunately as a mechanic working on the power plant here in Salerno, we work on gravel surfaces 24/7 for 85 days before returning home for a 3 week vacation. At the age of 53 it becomes real stress full and I also had to put away my running shoes, which was also a blow to me. I am very confident that your products will get me back on the road again and I would love to do the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa for the third time.

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Christoffel Johannes Smit


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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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Debbie Morgan


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