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,

The cold (Knee Freezie Wrap) & hot (Knee Inferno) wrap combo, along with the knee-flex allowed me to get back to work in half the time I was expecting. My older son injured his knee & I was able to help him during his visit. He was amazed, & had more recovery progress in a week than he had the 2 weeks prior. I would recommend the products to anyone. Thank you, JT

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jason Tilleo


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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,

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.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Karl Nordberg


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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm 52 & in fairly good shape, I mountain bike for hours - at least twice a week. I kayak offshore for hours twice a week. I also snorkle & work out. So when my son invited me to play paint ball, my leg muscles were strong enough to do what my mind told them...to a point where my left leg (the one that got bent backwards playing little league baseball 29 years ago) became so painful the next day. I was shocked & amazed how I had gone from in great shape to a hobbling old man. A bit of research I re-learned hot before & cold after a workout/activity. Cold packs are cheap at the drug store & heat pads are too, but destroyed a few of these in the microwave oven to heat. I found the frozen packs seemed a bit too much & the heat pads ether nearly burned me or wasn't hot enough to get deep. I then went back & ordered your hot & cold products AND MY PRODUCTS GOT HERE IN MAUI IN TWO DAYS ARRIVING ASTONISHINGLY ON A SATURDAY !!!! I now heat up both my knees before a workout or just as good treatment & cool 'em down after. I feel like I'm 99% better but I'll continue to use these products as I feel it'll keep me from getting a knee injury. The relief is so wonderful...I paddle for hours and I have no issues.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Roger Curley


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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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The Passive Knee Stretch Device:
The Final Step in Meniscus Rehabilitative Therapy


'The house is only as strong as the foundation' this statement rings true with your knee(s). Each step we take we rely on our foundation to be strong, straight and true. Your knee is a weight-bearing joint and the most important thing about when it comes to your knee is stability. Yes, we need our knee(s) for move around in our daily life, but if we have weakness in the muscles and the foundation is going to collapse there will be no mobility.

your knee can only be as strong as the muscles holding it together.

The stronger your muscles are around your knee, the less energy is passed onto your meniscus. When you have any type of injury to your knee, the first thing your doctor tells you to do is 'rest' in order to heal and use cold compression for swelling. Here is where the trouble begins, our muscles start to lose strength after just a few day of rest. It becomes critical to start passive stretching and not loose muscle strength and may be one of the most valuable things you can do to recover from your meniscus injury! A balance of exercise, range of motion, strengthening and endurance can relieve symptoms, protect your knee joint and prevent knee degeneration of the meniscus and cartilage. (source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

Muscles begin to atrophy (waste away) only after a few days of dis-use. As time passes the muscle fibers shrink and the muscle loses strength and the cells begin to die inside the muscle. (source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

Your muscles supporting your knee are in weakened state you may have even already felt is if your knee may 'give-out' on you; walking up a set of stairs or getting up from your chair. It may have been even difficult to take that first step in the morning. All signs that the tissue around your knee is weakening and you are losing range of motion with your leg. While in fact, this pain and lack of movement in your leg and knee is holding you back in the healing process. Your body needs blood flow to heal correctly, the old saying 'use it or lose it', not moving your knee you are losing out on critical extra blood flow to promote healing.

Bring Back Full Movement


Knee Flex is Superior Therapy to regain movement in your leg

Pain can restrict your leg and knees range of motion, you hurt so you don't move. Pain free range of motion exercises are your best friend and can get you on the road to recovery from your meniscus injury. Any injury to tissue is in a weakened and fragile state as healing starts and your body will quickly fill in the tears or strains with scar tissue. So using your knee if even only a bit, any pain-free movement is good for your knee!

The gold rule with for successful recovery from any meniscus therapy is increasing flexibility, tissue strength and range of motion. All that can been done with Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch 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 Stretch Device assists in complete and full recovery for:

  • Patients recovering from surgery (ie. knee replacement, lathroscopic knee and hip surgery, hip replacement).
  • Patients recovering from a serious knee ligament injury
  • Patients recovering from a serious Hip Injury such as Illiotibial Band Syndrome or Acetabular Labral Tear
  • Patients recovering from Hamstring Pulls, Hamstring Strain, Calf Pulls, Calf Strains
  • Patients recovering from knee or hip dislocations
knee flex is better than heel slides

Before making the transition to crutches, physical therapists prescribe gentle stretching of an injured knee or hip, and if no device is available, they usually prescribe heel slides. They don't prescribe this to annoy you - it is in fact the most important part of knee injury recovery. You probably know of someone that chose not to do these stretches as it is common - and they paid a high price for it. By not listening to the therapist (ie. not stretching), there is a huge chance of re-injuring your knee or even sustaining an injury greater than the original injury ever was.

The Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device was created because the heel was not sliding smoothly enough, causing re-injury and additional pain. Physical Therapists encounter the same issues every day when attempting to work with patients who are undergoing therapy from a serious knee or hip injury. This is why most therapists in Canada instantly purchased these same devices for their own clinics. For patients recovering from serious pain, it allows a more controlled and comfortable method to stretch and strengthen the muscles and ligaments in both the hip and knee joint. The sliding mechanism is extremely smooth and durable, as well as linear - something that becomes very important in such cases.

Using the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device not only helps minimize the growth of scar tissue, but it also increases the elasticity and strength of the joint. After using the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device over time, your knee joint will be better prepared to handle higher and higher loads. Eventually you will reach a stage where your knee joint can handle crutches or standing for longer and longer period of time. This is the final stage of recovery and depending on age, the nature of the injury, your weight and many other factors, it can take the longest time to complete. But remember, for knee injuries, it pays to be patient! Rushing your knee injury recovery almost never pays.

Stretching = The Best Way to Deal with Scar Tissue


Scar tissue will grow in to protect your knee injury, but the scar tissue will attach to everything resulting in a hard fusing together of tendon/ligament tissue - reducing mobility.

Even when you're injured and in pain you need to keep moving to break-up scar tissue that's forming in your tendons and ligaments in you knee. Regular movement can increase healthy range of motion (ROM) of your knee, guaranteeing you a speedier recovery process and return to regular activities. Moving when you're injured is hard. Since moving while injured can be painful most people think it's better to stop moving, rest their knee and hope that their knee injury will heal all on its' own. Even though rest is important to recovery, too much rest during the recovery process will increase the amount of scar tissue in you knee.

During the healing process your body will fill in tears in your tendons and ligaments with dense, brittle tissue called "scar tissue". 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 a tears in the soft tissue. Scar tissue can form fast to bring together the edges of a tear, 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) tendon/ligament tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your tear in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.

Imagine throwing a bunch of drinking straws in the air... When those straws hit the ground they will land in a random, unorganized way. It even 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 in your knee soft tissue will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding the tear. This scar tissue will also attach to everything in and around your knee injury including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This can result in a long-term fusing together of your tendon that stiffens your knee reducing your mobility and making your injury even more painful!

Scar tissue builds on the knee tendons and ligaments as the tears heal. The build up causes pain and inflexibility in you knee, making it more prone to further injury.

This is why scar tissue is weak and only a temporary solution to heal your knee injury. Scar tissue is something that needs to be dealt with fast. If you try to get back into your regular daily activities with a mound of scar tissue on your tendons and ligaments you will have a higher risk of re-injury. Scar tissue is just not built to withstand the pressures of regular activity.

If you have an knee injury 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 knee without proper treatment you could end up with massive amounts of scar tissue. Your ability to move your knee in a normal way will be impaired as the amount of scar tissue increases in and around your knee.

When combined with Freezie Wrap® therapy and Inferno Wrap® therapy, the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device allows you to comprehensively treat meniscus injuries, knee ligament injuries and knee strain with the most effective home treatments that are available.

 

The Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device 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 as such is also available for use at home. This device is manufactured with a durable, easy glide track and is constructed almost completely from Canadian hardwoods.

knee flex sitting position

If you aren't a professional athlete but you have a soft tissue knee injury (just like the injuries they get all the time), shouldn't you be getting the best treatment too? Of course you should - and you can. Pro Athletes have unlimited and timely access to Trainers and Physical Therapists that are actively working to get them healed as fast as possible. In almost all cases, Trainers and Therapists will have the patient undergo a treatment regimen that involves using a joint stretch device very similar to the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device.

Knee Flex Usage - Key Points to Keep in Mind

The Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device will become an invaluable tool in your knee/hip recovery therapy. When used correctly, this device can strengthen and stretch four different muscle groups as well as stimulate blood flow in the joint for added recovery speed. Once you have spoken with your physician or physical therapist and determined that they approve of heel slide exercises, only then should you begin using the Knee-Flex® device. Once using it, here are a few things to consider:

  • On the first session, loop a belt or bathrobe loop around your foot to assist your efforts. Once you find this is not needed then stop using the loop.
  • Do not fret if you cannot flex your knee. Do what flexion you can and this machine should assist in increasing your range of motion over the long run.
  • Set up the machine in a stable area free from obstruction. Most of our users find a pillow is very helpful as well for sitting/lying on.
  • Always use the machine slowly and in a controlled manner. Quick, jerky movements are not helpful and will only cause added problems.
  • When placing your heel on and off the machine, use your arms to lift it. This will keep the stress off your injured joints.
  • Always follow the manual.

When used properly, the Knee-Flex® has a proven track record of assisting in the speedy recovery of many patients. As I have said on the home page, I have spent a long time searching for this treatment option. This is without doubt, the third and final essential tool for complete meniscus recovery. Once a patient deals with the swelling and inflammation through use of the Freezie Wrap® then begins the BFST® process through the use of the Inferno Wrap® it is time to take the third and final step to recovery by beginning a rehabilitation stretching regimen. The safest and most effective way we know to stretch the knee is through use of the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device

For more information on the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device, Freezie Wraps®, Inferno Wraps® or inquiries about your specific condition, call our AidMyMeniscus Customer Service Team. AidMyMeniscus customer service agents are highly trained individuals and will help find the treatment that's right for YOU. Why wait? Call today and get on the road to recovery faster than ever before!

 
 


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,

In August of 2009, I suffered a severe meniscus tear in my left knee, pain level 9.5 out of 10. This occurred in my sleep while trying to untangle sheets that had wrapped around my ankles. I had awoken suddenly to severe pain that that only got worse as the injury began to swell under my kneecap. This injury rendered me unable to walk and getting out of bed took 5 - 10 minutes. I would prop myself up on crutches with a pillow in my mouth to bite down on and stifle my yelling as to not disturb the rest of my family, while I straightened my leg. I needed to do this every time before I could begin a trip to the bathroom; which at 49 years old is a 3am occurrence every night. I knew I was a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. I had major and minor surgies over the past two years and was not excited about another one. I started to research options online when I stumbled upon The MendMeShop. After reading the testimonies and weighing the cost, I decided to give the Knee Inferno and Knee Freezie a try! BOY! AM I GLAD THAT I DID!! Within a couple of weeks, I was able to get rid of the crutches and was 95% pain free in 8 weeks, completely healed and back on a treadmill two weeks after that. I have a friend at church who had the same injury, opted for surgery, and took 12 weeks to heal. Purchasing the wraps was by far the wisest medical treatment decision I have ever made for two reasons. Once you have surgery you are never the same,(with knee surgery you are almost guaranteed arthritis in the affected area within ten years or less), and the healing process was quicker without having to undergo invasive surgery. Thank you MendMeShop!! Fan For Life

Rating: Five Star Rating

Andy G.


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Dear MendMeShop,

I just wanted to compliment you on what excellent, thoughtful and efficient service you have given to this customer. I have lots more trust and belief in you guys than before I called. Thanks for your help. The Inferno Wrap seems to be helping slowly but surely. I'll let you know if my bursitis totally goes away in 60 days! Barbara

Rating: Five Star Rating

Barbara Jones


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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.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pamela Klein


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Dear MendMeShop,

Great products, they have both helped me out by keeping my knees healthy while i get ready for Marine corps boot camp. Thanks again! God bless

Rating: Five Star Rating

Cory fitchett


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Dear MendMeShop,

I just LOVE your products and have great respect for a company that actually stands behind their products! GREAT JOB!!! Customer service was FANTASTIC! They diagnosed an issue and sent out a replacement part before I could blink! The part solved the problem and I'm an EXTREMELY HAPPY customer! You folks make great stuff, ship quickly, and respond fast if I ever have any questions. You just can't do better than that! Keep up the great work! Jenny

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jenny Clark


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Dear MendMeShop,

I also wanted to thank you so much for something you casually mentioned. In an email, you mentioned that I might want to look into a test to see if I had one leg shorter than the other because my knee pain was gone. Guess what- you were RIGHT! I went to an orthopaedic specialist who focuses on the foot and ankle. He was very casual and said I was healing fine. I insisted that he send me to someone who could make a brace of some sort. I can see that the same problem (posterior tibial tendonitis) was going to return if we did not get to the root of the problem. I insisted that he at least send me to a person. Fortunately, he sent me to a certified Orthodist. She found a slight discrepency in my right foot. (That's the one with the cast on it.) She is getting new orthodics for me- PLUS I asked about a brace that could keep my feet from over pronating. The Orthopaedic specialist said he could put me in an Arizona brace. I was molded for the brace yesterday. I truly appreciate your suggestion. No other doctor would have thought to check into it. I am now swimming and have no more pain in the right ankle. You have been a true blessing to me- in more ways than you will ever know. I know God had you pick up the phone when I called. Again- THANKS for your kindness and expert advice. Don't forget to send me a link so I can write a review. Now I am on my way to being healthy again.

Rating: Five Star Rating

A Williams


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Dear MendMeShop,

I'm 52 & in fairly good shape, I mountain bike for hours - at least twice a week. I kayak offshore for hours twice a week. I also snorkle & work out. So when my son invited me to play paint ball, my leg muscles were strong enough to do what my mind told them...to a point where my left leg (the one that got bent backwards playing little league baseball 29 years ago) became so painful the next day. I was shocked & amazed how I had gone from in great shape to a hobbling old man. A bit of research I re-learned hot before & cold after a workout/activity. Cold packs are cheap at the drug store & heat pads are too, but destroyed a few of these in the microwave oven to heat. I found the frozen packs seemed a bit too much & the heat pads ether nearly burned me or wasn't hot enough to get deep. I then went back & ordered your hot & cold products AND MY PRODUCTS GOT HERE IN MAUI IN TWO DAYS ARRIVING ASTONISHINGLY ON A SATURDAY !!!! I now heat up both my knees before a workout or just as good treatment & cool 'em down after. I feel like I'm 99% better but I'll continue to use these products as I feel it'll keep me from getting a knee injury. The relief is so wonderful...I paddle for hours and I have no issues.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Roger Curley


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