Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call us toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


Dear MendMeShop,

Dear Paul, I wanted to e-mail you and let you know how things are going. In your last e-mail to me you made a very profound statement that I had never heard before. I have been to several doctors over the past 10 years and not any one of them ever told me that snapping hip syndrome was a manifestation of short leg syndrome. I truly think that many of my problems are layers that have had to have been slowly peeled away to find out what the problem is that is causing each and every one of them. I thought about the statement that you made and I applied it. Several years back I had a chiropractor tell me that I had short leg syndrome and that I had fallen arches in my right foot and leg. He ordered me an orthotic and a lift to make up the difference. My foot hurt all the time and my right hip hurt all the time and so I stoppd wearing them. A few years later I discovered that I had a bad right ovary. Once I had a doctor that agreed that it was bad and removed it and all that pain went away I was left with my right foot hurting. I found arch supports that made that better but then I had the bursitus and snapping hip syndrome symptoms. No Doctor knew what to do for me and basically tried to give me pain medication to cover it up. I don't want to cover anything up. I want to find the root of the problem and treat it. So, I got to thinking about your statement. (I know it seems like I am going around this same tree, but I will get there) My thought was that because of the pain I was suffering from my ovary, maybe with that all gone I should try the lifts again and see what happens. I am telling you...that one little statement you made took care of my bursitis and my snapping hip syndrome. I am no longer suffering from any of that. I am sleeping well at night. Thank you for your statement. You just don't know how much that has meant to me. You don't know me, you have never met me but you literally saved the quality of my life. It took me a few days after I read your e-mail to put two and two together so to speak but it was worth trying again. Thank you so much.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Vickie Wilkins

 


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.

 

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How to over come a hip injury that needs surgery.

Not every hip injury or condition requires surgery.

It is generally understood by doctors and surgeons, that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into the hip tissue. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring physical therapy and conservative treatment options post-surgery. If not dealt with properly, your injury could end up in worse condition than before the surgery! This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort.

Most doctors, physicians and orthopedic specialists will recommend conservative therapy for minor hip injuries before considering surgery.

Some conservative treatment methods recommended include:

Treat yourself with effective cold compression to reduce pain and swelling from tendon.
  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without an appropriate amount of rest you are at risk for increased inflammation, pain and re-injury of your affected hip.
  • Apply Effective Cold Compression -
    Effective Cold Compression = Treatment with a Freezie Wrap®Immediate cold (using a Freezie Wrap®) will help you to manage pain while getting rid of the pain and inflammation. Immediate pain relief and reduced inflammation can also relieve some of the pressure that's being placed on your tissue(s) and stop your injury from getting worse.
  • 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.



Other Conservative Treatment Methods can be Risky

Cortisone is an injectable anti-inflammatory drug that is intended to reduce swelling and inflammation in the tendon. It is a short-term solution - this treatment does not lead to long-term healing of the tendon.

In some cases, physicians may recommend drugs or medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to manage pain and inflammation. Alternative medications like cortisone injections will help only with symptoms and not dealing with the actual tissue damage. It is designed to reduce inflammation, by slowing down the blood flow to the area that is trying to heal your injury. Yes, you may have pain relief, but at the high cost of re-injury or your tendon injury is healing at all!

"Medical evidence shows that cortisone shots can damage the surrounding tissue, fray the tendon and ligament tissue, and even trigger a rupture. Most side effects are temporary, but skin weakening (atrophy) and lightening of the skin (depigmentation) can be permanent." (reference: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

 

A hip arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, can be a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and/or treat hip conditions. If a doctor is unable to make a diagnosis following a physical exam, x-ray, and/or MRI, an arthroscopy may be performed to get a better look inside the hip joint so a diagnosis can be made.

hip conditions treated with arthroscopic surgery; bursitis, tendinitis, iliopsoas tendon tear, labral tear repair, cartilage trimming, snapping hip syndrome, and trimming bone spurs

Depending on the severity and type of injury and the age and activity level of the patient, hip arthroscopic surgery may be required for repair if nonsurgical treatments have not shown improvement in pain, range of motion and other symptoms.

A hip arthroscopy is usually performed with the patient under general anaesthetic. During surgery, tiny incisions (1/4" - 1/3") are made to insert the surgical instruments and a small arthroscopic camera that provides an internal view of the location of the surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery is also used to treat the knee, rotator cuff and other joint, however, the hip is a deeper joint and it can be difficult to insert the instruments and camera at the proper location. As a result, the hip joint may be distracted (opened up) by traction so space is created and the instruments can be used without damaging the labrum, cartilage and other soft tissue.

Hip arthroscopic surgery may be used to:

  • Make a diagnosis for pain in the hip, groin or thigh.
  • Remove torn pieces or cartilage or loose bone fragments in the joint.
  • Remove or repair a tear in the acetabular labrum.
  • Shave a bone spur that is causing impingement.
  • Suture and repair a torn teres ligament or iliopsoas tendon.
  • Remove or repair something that may be catching causing snapping hip syndrome.
  • Perform a psoas tendon release to treat internal snapping hip syndrome.
  • Repair an artery or other tissue damaged during a fracture.

Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery

Hip arthroscopic surgery recovery cold compression therapy and inferno wrap

If arthroscopic surgery is necessary, proper post-surgery rehabilitation is very important, perhaps even more important than the surgery itself. The post-operative recovery and rehabilitation program will depend on the type of surgery that was performed and the health of the patient. Most patients can leave the hospital the same day using crutches or a cane. Crutches may be required for a several days but weight can usually be placed on the leg immediately. You will be required to follow up with your surgeon and a physical therapist and they will advise you on your recovery. Activities should focus on reducing pain, promoting healing, improving flexibility, and strengthening the hip and leg muscles.

Recovery time from hip arthroscopic surgery depends on the amount of work that was completed, but usually it takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks. As with many injuries, it is preferable to avoid surgery at all costs. However, if surgery is necessary, you can take steps prior to and following the procedure to minimize tissue damage, pain and scar tissue and drastically reduce your recovery time.

Pre-Surgical and Post-Surgical Treatments

Using cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) before surgery will help to reduce the symptoms of pain and inflammation. This will make it easier for you to continue with your everyday activities with less pain while you await surgery.

Many hip conditions are treated with arthroscopic surgery

In addition, these 3 therapies will reduce damage to the tissue and help to keep your hip joint as healthy as possible. This is beneficial for 2 reasons. First, with less inflammation and healthier tissue in the joint, the surgery will be less invasive and will require less time to heal. More importantly, it will minimize your risk of suffering future hip conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis (a common condition immediately following surgery due to irritation during the procedure) and other chronic hip conditions. Following surgery, continued use of these therapies will result in a faster recovery and more complete healing.

Not only will BFST® reduce hip pain and inflammation in your joint, but it will help increase the range of motion, reduce post-operative scar tissue and increase flexibility in the surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ask your physical therapist about the Inferno Wrap® and if it's right for your recovery! As with all medical devices, make sure your physician is aware of any treatment plan you decide to take.

Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy

Within the first 72 hours of an injury and following surgery, cold compression therapy is recommended to reduce pain, swelling and tissue damage. In addition, on-going cold compression treatments can reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs that can be harmful to your body.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap treats pain, swelling and inflammation

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need for your post-surgical recovery, to treat your hip in an effective and convenient way. It is so versatile you can also use it to treat any pain you may be experiencing in your back or legs.

The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn. The medical-grade wrap delivers cold right where you need it.

Cold compression therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygen and nutrients to your hip and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy, cellular break-down and tissue damage continues because the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive.

By limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue, you limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your hip faster and with less pain!

Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

To complete your arthroscopic surgery recovery, it is important to heal the tissue in your hip completely and improve strength in the entire hip area and upper leg. Improving blood flow to nourish your hip, lower back, upper leg and surrounding tissue is recommended. Using blood flow stimulation therapy will speed your recovery and heal your acetabular joint more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.

The Hip Inferno Wrap speeds the healing of soft tissue in the hip.

When you stop moving your acetabular joint because it is injured or sore from surgery the blood flow to the hip is reduced. Less movement limits your body's natural ability to heal itself.

Increasing the amount of blood to the tendons, muscles, acetabular labrum, and the rest of the hip joint is essential to heal the tissue and speed surgical recovery.

By treating your hip joint with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the hip and increase your body's natural healing power.

A Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need for post-operative recovery. With BFST®, tissues are safely and gently stimulated. Your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the area, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to repair damaged tissue cells. The Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® from MendMeShop® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.

In addition, the improved blood flow helps reduce the risk of atrophy (muscle weakness and/or deterioration) in your muscles. When you stop moving your leg and hip due to pain, your muscles and other tissue can become weaker and dead cells and toxins in the area can cause further tissue deterioration - this can lead to atrophy in your quadriceps, hamstrings and other leg muscles. The Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® can also be used to treat your back, leg and other body parts with BFST®. It is an amazing healing tool that can be used to treat your entire body.

By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your muscle and tendon tissue, the risk of atrophy is greatly reduced. Keeping your upper leg and hip joint tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve hip strength again once your pain has gone and your injury has healed.

Would you like to discuss your surgical recovery or other conditions with a MendMyHip Advisor?


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 your condition for the short & long term. Best of all, we can share with you what worked for thousands 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!

 
 
 

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

Results may vary. Remember to include your physician in choosing the best treatment option for you. To discuss your particular situation and how our products can help, call us toll-free at 1-866-237-9608.


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

 

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

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

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