Dear MendMeShop,

First I have a bad knee with arthritis and loss of cartilage. Over a year ago I was advised by my doctor to get a knee replacement. I am 70 years old using a arthritis drug, it is not effective as it once was, so I have been getting special shots in my knee, This combination brought my pain level down quite a bit. But I was looking for more because I didn’t want a knee replacement yet. I found you add on the internet for the Freezie and Inferno Wraps. I bought both. When my knee swells from too much activity I use freeze to help bring down the swelling. The freeze really works great and relieves the pain. On a Daily basis when I get up, I use the Inferno Wrap and I immediately can become active for most normal activities for the day without pain, unless I overdo then I do the Freezie. I also use the heat at night when I go to bed which relieves any pain I might have then. I have since bought an Inferno knee wrap for my wife and she says it is the best thing she has ever used to comfort her bad knees. Both her knees are bad with arthritis, and she is wanting another one so she can do both knees at the same time. I also have a lower back that for years was either causing spasms in either side when I would overdo activities, I bought the back Inferno after having such great success with it, each morning I lay it on the bed and lie on it for 20 min before I start my Daily activities. As long as I do this every day I have not had back problems. If I go for a few days without it, my back will start to tighten up again. I then lie on it for relief. One time my back went out completely when not using it and instead of the 2 weeks to get back in shape it only took a few days while using the Inferno. I now use it every morning and night and my back has not went out for some time. My only concern is now my wife is using it so we have to fight for it. Soon we will have to get her one. I am very active in sports and daily activities that require lot of stress on body parts, and as you get older, these body parts don’t work as good as they used to and causes pain. So any help I can get I will go for it. I have also used these wraps on leg muscle cramps for very fast relief and for stiff necks. Anywhere I get a pain I try to wrap one of these Inferno Wrap around it for relief. Great Product!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Dwain Hawn


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More Hip Injury Facts:

The hip joint (scientifically known as the acetabulofemoral joint) is a special type of 'ball-and-socket' joint. Its primary function is to support the weight of the body when at rest or while in motion.


Many patients with Hip Pain are actually diagnosed as suffering from Sciatica. Sciatica is best treated non-surgically with cold compression, therapeutic ultrasound and BFST.


The majority of chronic hip problems are a result of aging, disease (such as arthritis) and fractures.


A Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the hip joint with an artifical joint. Many MendMyHip customers have sped up their post-surgery recovery time with our therapeutic tools.


Bursitis of the Hip (trochanteric bursitis) is so painful, many sufferers rely on a wheelchar for mobility. Hip Bursitis is the condition that responds extremely well to ultrasound treatments.


The most common injury in the hip is snapping hip syndrome due to a tight illotibial band. This syndrome responds very well to BFST treatments.


Hip Dislocations are very serious but uncommon injuries that occasionally can occur (usually from a traumatic event). If you suspect you have a dislocated hip, please seek medical attention immediately.

 

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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Managing Hip Osteoarthritis

Arthritis in the hip is most commonly experienced as osteoarthritis, known as "wear and tear" arthritis. The hip, or acetabular joint, is a ball and socket joint which is lined with articular cartilage on the acetabular fossa (socket) and covers the head of the femur (ball). This fibrocartilage is a connective tissue that helps to hold the ball in the socket and provides cushioning so the bones do not rub against one another and can move smoothly in the joint.

Osteoarthritis in the hip joint causes pain and stiffness in the front of the hip.

Osteoarthritis occurs when this articular cartilage begins to degenerate. Over time, the head of the femur begins to rub against the acetabular fossa with little or no protection from the articular cartilage which causes pain. The space within the joint starts to decrease without the cushioning and stiffness in the hip becomes a problem. Eventually osteophytes, a protusion that develops from the joint cartilage, may form in the hip causing additional pain.

Swelling and excess fluid in the joint can occur without its natural protection of the fibrocartilage, limiting the hip's range of motion. Your joint capsule and ligaments may then begin to thicken and shrink, and your leg muscles may weaken (atrophy).

Most sufferers report fluctuating symptoms that will worsen or improve over time. Factors that may affect the degree of symptoms of hip arthritis can include weather and/or your level of activity. Osteoarthritis usually develops slowly over the years. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis or osteoarthritis but symptoms can be controlled, deterioration of cartilage can be slowed, and you can find relief from the pain.

Hip Arthritis Symptoms

If you have hip osteoarthritis you may experience the following conditions:

  • Pain in the groin area and front of the hip
  • A pinching sensation in the groin when you lift your knee toward your chest
  • Stiffness and a persistent ache in your hip joint
  • Referred pain on the inside of the knee, sometimes with no hip pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty with some movements (i.e. bending, walking, when standing up from sitting, getting out of a car, and climbing)
  • Possible locking in the joint if a tear has occurred in the cartilage

Risks and Causes of Hip Arthritis

You may be a greater risk of hip osteoarthritis for a number of reasons, including:

Osteoarthritis can be caused by repetitive overuse of the acetabular joint.
  • Genetics (osteoarthritis tends to run in families)
  • A past fracture or other injury to the hip joint
  • Age (most hip arthritis sufferers are over 50)
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Bone spurs in the hip area

Treatments for Hip Arthritis

The initial treatment for osteoarthritis is reducing the inflammation within the hip joint to relieve your pain. Anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful but be cautious of using them over a long period of time. These medications also affect the organs in your body and can lead to other problems with extended periods of use.

Using more natural methods, such as the Freezie Wrap® cold compression therapy will clear the inflammation and reduce your pain in a non-addictive and safe way. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will help maintain a healthier, more elastic hip tissue and minimize the chance of inflammation returning within the joint.

Reducing stress on the joint is a good idea regardless of the therapies you are using to manage your arthritis pain and inflammation. Losing excess weight and/or using a cane can take the pressure off the hip joint which will result in less irriation, inflammation and pain. Resting the hip as much as you can is also recommended to prevent further irritation in the joint.

Although, there really isn't a cure for osteoarthritis you can minimize the symptoms so it is less disruptive in your everyday life. Generally the focus of treatment is to:

  • relieve and control your hip pain and inflammation
  • slow down your arthritis progression
  • minimize your acetabular joint damage
  • maximize your hip mobility and function
  • improve your hip and leg muscle strength and control
  • improve or maintain your quality of life.

All of this can be accomplished with the regular use of blood flow stimulation therapy.

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Once the inflammation of your arthritis has been reduced with the Freezie Wrap® it is time to improve blood flow and improve the elasticity of your surrounding soft tissue. Your body needs a fresh supply of blood to improve the health of your tissue and relieve the pain of osteoarthritis.

The Hip Inferno Wrap® keeps your acetabular joint tissue as healthy as possible, reducing the chance of arthritis pain returning to the joint.

Unfortunately, when you are suffering from osteoarthritis in your hip joint it can be painful to even walk or lift your leg. When you limit movement in your hip the blood flow is reduced, starving your tissue of the necessary oxygen and nutrients.

The trick is to find a way to increase blood flow without causing pain and/or further inflaming the joint. This is where blood flow stimulation therapy, or BFST®, becomes a powerful tool.

BFST® compliments your body's natural healing process by promoting blood flow while you give your hip the rest it needs.

The Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® uses a patented process to generate the same energy that is part of the sun's spectrum of light, the same energy that is necessary to all living things for optimum health. The energy emitted from the Energy Web® stimulates blood flow to your hip, more than your body would ever be able to generate on it's own, giving your body the boost it needs to keep your joint as healthy as possible and reduce the risk of inflammation returning to your joint. The soothing energy reaches deep into your hip joint to whisk away the toxins and dead cells, and rejuvenate your hip tissues for improved elasticity.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Therapy

To decrease inflammation and relieve the pain of hip osteoarthritis doctor's recommend cold compression therapy.

Applying cold to your inflamed hip will help decrease the swelling and pain in the joint. Once the area has returned to normal body temperature, begin BFST® treatments (using the Inferno Wrap®) to further help control the inflammation and improve flexibility in the joint.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis while reducing tissue damage.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge or the freezer, unlike ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn.

Treat your osteoarthritis pain with cold compression therapy as needed throughout the day. The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® can be used to apply cold in a safe, convenient and effective way - and the gel pack is reusable. The gel pack sits gently over your hip to reduce swelling and pain.

The wrap is soft and adjustable so it fits your body properly and allows you to adjust the compression. This is important when treating arthritis because too much pressure can cause you further pain.

Would you like to discuss Osteoarthritis or other conditions with an Advisor from MendMyHip?


We welcome you to call our office, toll free, at 1-866-237-9608 on weekdays between 8:00am and 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time or weekends between 11:00am and 6:00pm.


There is no cost or obligation for this service and we will do our best to help provide you with the information you need. Our extensive and on-going research could be of great benefit in helping you overcome your hip pain once and for all.


Living with hip pain is never easy and we can provide answers about causes of the pain, treatment options, potential stretches/ exercise to consider, and ways to manage the condition for the short & long term. Best of all, we can show you what worked for hundreds of our previous clients.

All it takes is one phone call ~ 1-866-237-9608
 

With these 3 easy-to-use, pain-free, home therapies from MendMyHip, pain is significantly reduced, tissue heals faster, and there's an incredible improvement in the range of motion of your hip. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!

We've helped thousands of people treat their painful injuries and conditions to get them back on the road to a pain-free life!

Our customers have tried other common hip treatments, such as cortisone injections, pain killers, physical therapy, NSAIDs, and simply staying off their feet to give their hip the rest it needs, all without lasting results - until they found our incredible therapies! In addition, our customers include physicians, professional athletes, sports trainers and coaches, physical therapists, and nurses. These professionals rely on products from MendMyHip to treat their patients, players, and themselves. Click here to read more about their experience with MendMyHip!

Please be aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before using any of our outstanding products to make sure they're right for you and your condition or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition. It is recommended that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis as there are many injuries and conditions that could be the cause of your pain.



 
 
 

Hip Injury Facts:

Over 90% of hip fractures are caused by falling, most frequently on the side of the hip.


Less than 50% of hip fracture patients return to their former level of activity. Proper treatment is important to maintain strength and range of motion.


Hip alignment affects the pressure put on the knees. A hip disorder can aggravate knee pain and vice versa.


1 in 7 Americans, over the age of 60, reports significant hip pain.


In most cases, arthritis pain will not benefit from a hip arthroscopy.


70% of non-fracture hip replacements in 2003-2004 were to treat osteoarthritis.

 

Specialized Hip Bursitis Treatment Options

Dear MendMeShop,

Also great for ribs I have broken; cracked and even fractured almost all my ribs in all this ; you trip fall just right and you can't stop yourself well rest is history feels good on that part. Let me tell you, just last week I bent over and pulled my ab muscle so I wore the Inferno Wrap over my abs and helped heal in 3 days, back in action again.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Adam Sedzikowski


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

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

Ceanix Professional Therapist Pad - efficient relief of swelling and pain from a hip injury or sciatica

This universal leg wrap can increase healing rate of a shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

Freezie Leg wrap for cold compression of the shin, calf, groin, thigh, or hamstring

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