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I have purchased several pieces from your shop (Tortoise Shellz Full Body Therapy Pad along with two Wrist Inferno Wraps) and we are very happy with all of them. In fact, I don't know what we would do without them, as all the injuries are improving gradually. Thank you for these wonderful products, and thank you, too, for the personal attention to your customers. A rarity, in today's world!

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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.

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I wanted to get back to you with feedback about the Inferno Wrap. So far we are very pleased with the size, light weight, flexibility and comfort of the wrap. It is very convenient the way the cord is set up. If one has to leave the area for a moment it is much easier now because instead of removing the entire wrap or unplugging the whole thing from the wall, you can just detach at the segment. I like the on/off switch, too. It is much easier to see which setting it is on. Everything about this new product seems more intelligent and user friendly. A lot of thought was put into improving on the old product. Well done to all involved!!!

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I'm doing well with my Inferno Wraps. I have one for my foot, leg, back, and elbow. My elbow IS gradually getting better. The foot/ankle/Achilles, leg, and back/hip are helping a lot. I have a complex soft tissue injury from a fall where my foot was asleep and I did not know it ... UNTIL I fell on the floor, having twisted (running on my foot that turned over) my ankle, knee, and hip. I have healed well from the original injury (now 4 years ago) with lots of chiropractic and massage therapy and lots of rehab. One of my rehabs now is "Ballroom Dancing" with a teacher who understands injuries. I call it "Physio-dance therapy for rehabilitation." I've done this for the last 8 months and have gotten incredibly stronger and improved coordination and balance. But, 3 weeks ago I "strained" my Achilles/calf/ankle/foot muscles and tendons. I purchased the Inferno Wraps to help expedite my healing, which they HAVE DONE and I've only used them 2 weeks now. I am using them 2 times per day, every day.

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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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Hip Surgery and
Post-Operative Rehabilitation

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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.
  • 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 hip 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 hip. 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 hip 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)

 

Why can't I heal my hip injury?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? At MendMyHip we have had this question asked of us for years. We have created this webpage to answer this any many other hip related injury questions. We are born to heal our injuries, but why does it our body fail?

hip injuries can be recurring for a reason

Tendons are made up of fibrous tissue that when stretched to the limit it tears in many ways. Small micro tears called tendonitis or it tears in a way the it can heal without surgery (Grade 1 or 2 type) tears. Then it may completely tear away from the bone which requires surgery to re-attached the tissue to the bone. The nature of the tendon tissue has very little blood flow which is way it can be so stretchy.

Muscle tissue is meant to be soft and flexible, ready to work and move extreme forces in everyday activities. Damaged muscles heal with scar tissue; little tiny band-aids that overlap each other on the tissue mending the injury. With the added scar tissue the muscle becomes rigid, less ready to move and unable to recieve the full force of your movements. If you're suffering with scar tissue now you may feel the effects with stiffness, tightness, weakness and tiredness in your muscles.

When we have an injury in our tissue and cells are damaged. Your body responds with healing right away; your muscle/tendon spasms, this contractions of the muscle and tendon holding the tissue still to prevent any further injury.

Inflammation is your body sending blood to the area to start healing. It also swells the blood vessels; they enlarge and swell causing you pain. This pain is a signal to you for your lessen the activity in the area of injury. It also acts as a reminder that you have an injury - like after sitting for awhile and you get up your leg hurts. The whole healing process is also slowed down by the lack of blood flow into the soft tissue, further slowing your healing progress.


Safe, Effective Conservative Treatment Options are Available

If your physician has decided that your hip injury can be treated with conservative treatment, you can join our many customers who have had great success treating themselves with the powerful, conservative treatment products we offer through MendMyHip - the Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and the Knee-Flex® Passive Heel to Hip Stretching Device.

If surgical intervention is required, talk to your physician 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 Surgery is Required...

The type of surgery you will have depends on the type of injury you are faced with. The longer you have waited to have surgery will also be a factor that determines what type of surgery is needed.

Has it been weeks or months since the injury?

With acute (recent) tearing the separation in your tendon / muscle is likely to be very minimal. If you have an acute tear you may qualify for less invasive surgery (such as a arthroscopic, open surgery or an mini-open procedure). Surgeons will always choose a shorter, less invasive procedure if it is possible to do so. Most surgeons know that a less complicated procedure will have less trauma to the soft tissue and a much quicker rate of recovery after the surgery.

hip pain can change how you enjoy your life

If you have suffered a complete rupture of the tendon/muscle from the bone it is important to have the tissue reattached. One week after a tendon or muscle has ruptured the ends of the tissue begin to fill in with scar tissue as part of the healing process. As we mentioned before - the added scar tissue increases the natural length of the tissue and may negatively affects your ability to do normal activities.

If scar tissue is present then a more complicated procedure may be needed to clean out the presence of any scar tissue for optimal healing after the surgery. The tissue that has ruptured may need to be retrieved from inside your other tissue back to the original attachment point. This may require your surgeon may have to make a large incision in your skin to retrieve the tissue.

An injury that is 4 to 6 weeks old is considered a chronic rupture. When you have a chronic rupture the tissue tears continue to separate further from their ends increasing the gap in the tendon or weak point in the muscle. A chronic rupture requires a difficult, drastic surgery and a lengthy recovery period.

As with any surgery there are risks to every procedure depending on a lot of factors, including your age, the severity of your injury and your level of health going into the procedure. It is always best to discuss all possible risks and complications with your doctor, orthopaedic specialist and/or surgeon before the procedure. It's important to be aware of the risks you may face with any procedure intended to fix or relieve pain from your hip injury.


Open Hip Surgery

This is the traditional surgery; typical only used when there is a large amount of damage to the tendon / muscle tissue, fractures are result from an acute injury or there are several tendons or ligaments have been damaged as well. During this procedure one long incision(s) may made in the area of your injury.

open hip surgery and what happens

An open incision this large also provides enough room for the surgeon to prepare a tissue for repairing to the tissue or sewing the tissue together, nonabsorbable sutures make sure that the repair is as strong as possible. A small screw/anchor is used to reattach the tendon back to the bone if the it has been ruptured completely. Surgeons often use a strong nylon or polyester material to bring the edges of your torn tendon together.

Muscle related damage the surgeon often use a strong nylon or polyester material to bring the edges of your torn muscle together. They use a locking-loop or three-loop pulley pattern to prevent the muscle tissue from gapping. This also provides the muscle with the 'tension' needed to ensure the muscle heals with stronger fibers. (source: US National of Library of Medicine - PubMed.gov)

An open procedure with precise suturing improves overall strength of your tendon / muscle during the recovery process, making it less likely to re-rupture in the future.


Debulking or Debridement of the Soft Tissue

This surgical technique is done during open tendon surgery. To perform a debulking or debridement the surgeon will cut away any damaged/inflamed tissue and scrape down any calcium deposits (bone spurs) that have grown on bone. Scar tissue may be removed from the tendon fibers, tendon sheath surrounding the tissue or from both surfaces.

Debulking or debridement of the tendon or muscle is used as a last resort, if all methods of conservative therapy have been exhausted, in chronic conditions.

 


Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Hip arthroscopy 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.


Getting Started with Your Post-Operative Rehabilitation

If you have undergone surgery on your hip injury then your physician will quickly get you on the path to rehabilitation. Now, the aggressiveness of your rehabilitation efforts and your injuries ability to heal will depend on a variety of factors including (but not limited to):

Serious hip injuries, such as a rupture, cause severe instability in the lower leg and require more intensive surgery to fix.
  • your age, overall health and activity level
  • the state of your injury before surgery (severe injuries like a tendon rupture, open wound, bone damage or fracture will require more intense surgery)
  • the type of surgery you have undergone
  • how soon you must return to normal activity

No two rehabilitation plans are alike - The less invasive your surgery is,
the quicker your road to recovery will be.

Proper post-surgery rehabilitation is very important, perhaps even more important than the surgery itself. Most patients can leave the hospital the same day using crutches or a cane. You will be required to follow up with your surgeon and a physical therapist and they will advise you on your recovery.

The goal of a rehabilitation plan is to manage pain and swelling while improving function, strength, and range of motion. Ultimately, you will regain strength and return to full activity. You will most likely spend a lot of time with a physical therapist after your surgery, but as your healing progresses, emphasis will be placed on your personal at home treatment. The success of your rehabilitation will depend on your dedication to working with your doctor and physical therapist while also managing your recovery on a daily basis at home.

Regardless of what type of surgery you've had (or even if you don't need surgery) your home therapy routine can be improved by controlling initial and ongoing pain/swelling, and increasing blood flow to heal your soft tissue so that you can achieve long-term, positive results. This can easily be done by incorporating an Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® into your rehabilitation routine. Regular treatment with an Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® will decrease your time spent in recovery.

Speak to your doctor, surgeon or physical therapist about incorporating Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® treatments into your post-operative rehabilitation program to boost your overall recovery process.


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.

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Post-OP Phase 1: Protect your Surgery Site

Hip arthroscopic surgery recovery cold compression therapy and inferno wrap

Rehabilitation after surgery on your damaged tissue will first focus on protecting your tissue from further damage and starting simple movement. The level of protection needed for your injury will depend on the type of surgery you have had. In some cases, using a cane or crutches to get around for daily activities to protect against re-injury. At your physical therapy appoint they will start with controlled range of motion exercises to regain joint mobility of the hip and shoulder.

In order to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation your doctor will prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug to be taken during the first 4 weeks after your surgery, or for however long it is needed, depending on your pain level. Your surgeon will also recommend a cold compression therapy you may have been fitted it a removable brace or sling. You can use an Freezie Wrap® for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day, to control your inflammation and reduce your pain.

Rest is also vital to your rehabilitation plan, depending on the surgery you have undergone. When it comes to soft tissue repair surgery recovery, your surgeon or physical therapist will expect you to rest as needed to prepare for physical therapy and exercise to come. Depending on your type of surgery, rehabilitation with a physical therapist will begin 2-6 weeks after surgery.

Each injury/condition will have different challenges for you after surgery. Your surgeon and/or doctor will provide you with clear direction on how to protect your wound and dealing with pain and your comfort level.

Post-OP Phase 2: Start Physical Therapy

After your tissue starts to heal your hip will be in a weakened state and will not be as strong as healthy tissue for some time. This is why you need to be on "re-injury watch" and make the most of your physical therapy appointments and home therapies during your rehabilitation. It would be devastating if overdoing it at any point during the first few months of rehabilitation would send you right back into the operating room.

Use Warming Therapies like BFST to increase flexibility and elasticity of your hip before physical therapy exercise.

As we mentioned before, approx. 2-6 weeks after your surgeon will recommend regular physical therapy appointments where you will be encouraged to gain back some of your range of motion (ROM) and increase the stability of your injured tissue. You will start with the gradual controlled movements in a free (non-forced) way with little weight or resistance, normally with very few repetitions of activity. Strengthening exercises will slowly increase in difficulty (with more resistance) after your surgery.

Your will be stiff and in pain at first, and simple, easy movements may seem challenging in the beginning. Don't be discouraged!

Some of this pain and stiffness can be treated by increasing healthy blood flow to your tissue before you exercise, with an Inferno Wrap®. An Inferno Wrap® will warm your tissue, reduce any lingering stiffness in your injury, and increase the amount of oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy that travel to your injured tissue. Using an Inferno Wrap® for approximately 15 to 20 minutes (finishing 15 minutes before exercise or your physical therapy appointment) will warm up your tissues, relax your surrounding tissue and boost flexibility of your tissue.

Controlling post-exercise swelling and inflammation is crucial during any phase of rehabilitation. Any sign of swelling or inflammation after exercise may be an indication of minor re-injury to your hip or the surrounding tissues. Controlling your inflammation immediately after exercise, for at least 15 to 20 minutes, with an Freezie Wrap® may prevent the chance of reinjury to your hip. If you don't treat your swelling immediately after finishing exercise, you will likely experience a setback in your recovery.


At Home Stretching/Exercise

Knee-Flex Passive Heel to Hip Stretch Devices are used throughout Canadian physical therapy clinics and hospitals during orthopaedic rehabilitation efforts.

Talk to any doctor and they will tell you just how important it is to commit to regular exercise at home as well as in the clinic. You can easily integrate high quality, clinic based devices into your at-home routine by using a Knee-Flex®.

If you are recovering from hamstring, quadricep or calf tendon surgery. Stretching the tissue is highly important to full recovery. The full heel to hip movement is a common to many physical therapy recovery routines. It is considered to be a foundation stretch used to rehabilitate from a variety of injuries, including recovery from open surgery, arthroscopic surgery or mini-open repair procedures. Your physical therapist will prescribe movement to introduce gentle stretching and keep your hip active and moving.

The Knee-Flex® = A New, Revolutionary Advancement
on a Trusted Form of Rehabilitation


The Knee-Flex Passive Knee Stretch Device, providing full heel to hip movement

It can be difficult to achieve consistent physical therapy exercises at home. Your physical therapist may even recommend household tools to help you achieve consistent stretching and assistance during your stretching routine. The problem with this is that using some household tools (like plastic bags or cookie sheets) to create a fluid heel sliding motion can be unsafe, with little to no control over what your body is actually doing!

This is where the Knee-Flex® comes in! This specially designed tool provides safe, consistent, controlled heel to hip movement on a sturdy, hardwood track. This makes sure that your heel slides and tendon/muscle stretching is the same every time! This proprietary device is even used in hospital and clinics across Canada and now YOU can have access to this amazing technology in the comfort of your own home!

The Knee-Flex®will:

  • build muscle strength the tendons and ligaments in your entire leg; calf muscle, hamstrings, quadricep
  • increase mobility and range of motion (ROM)
  • speed overall healing
  • prevent muscle loss (atrophy)
  • improve muscular function and capability
  • refine tissue alignment and physical balance
  • encourage joint and tissue flexibility
  • facilitate proper warm up for regular exercise
  • promote healthy circulation in your muscle and tendon tissue

If you are looking for a treatment plan that will give you encouraging short-term results and the benefits of long-term health care, speak to your doctor, surgeon and/or physical therapist about adding the Knee-Flex® to your recovery plan today!

 

Post-OP Phase 3: Return to Regular Activities

After hip surgery you will need to gradually return to regular activity.

Depending on your injury, the type of surgery you've had, and your level commitment to your post-operative rehabilitation program, you may be able to return to daily household activities 6-12 weeks after your surgery.

Expectations for Long-term Recovery

Why Treat Injury after Injury when You can Prepare
Your Body for Lifelong Health?

 

Rehabilitation after your hip surgery is just the beginning of your recovery process. Even after you've had surgery to fix your tissue, your tissue will never heal 100%. Unfortunately from this point forward you will always need to be careful with your tendon/muscle. Your tissue is weaker now, it will never be as strong as it was before you got hurt, and your risk of reinjury is much higher.

You will now need to manage your symptoms on a daily basis to prevent a re-rupture of your tissue.

It's simple to manage long-term healing of your tissue with conservative treatment methods that can be conveniently used in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for an all-natural pain management and long-term healing solution that is ergonomically designed to provide exceptional long-lasting relief, speak to your doctor today about incorporating the Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® into your treatment plan.

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

The Freezie Wrap® effectively targets cold compression therapy right at the source of your pain. Consistent treatment with a Freezie Wrap® will effectively reduce your inflammation, draw the pain out of your area of injury and gently numb the nerve endings in your tissue for rapid, long-lasting pain relief. 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.

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 up until now.

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 bursitis 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 tendon injury after surgery, our Freezie Wraps® provide:

  • The highest-level of cold compression to quickly decrease pain, swelling, inflammation and draw the heat out of your affected injury.
  • Tailored wraps that are available to conform around and treat every area of the body.
  • Effective cold compression that is unlike any other cold compression wrap out there.
  • Cold temperatures that stay right over your hip 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 your injury site 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®.

The Freezie Wrap® = Effective Cold Compression Therapy

 

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 line of Freezie Wraps® 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 bursa 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 joint 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 joint and it won't budge for the entire treatment period. You'll no longer have to deal with annoying pooling around your joint 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.

 

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 hip after surgery, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal injuries faster and with less pain after surgery! This is why you need to treat your bursitis injury after surgery, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. 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.

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 hip under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start actually dealing with your hip injury and the healing needed after surgery.


Use Cold Compression Freezie Wraps®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling in or around your injured hip to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury of your hip.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your hip is making you feel tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old hip 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 hip injury.
 


Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy for your hip will speed healing, encourage tissue re-growth and help to get rid of scar tissue.

Reduced blood flow slows down your recovery process and keeps your hip tissue in a weakened state. If your tissue remains in this condition, you will always be at risk of re-injury that will severely set back all of your hard work of rehabilitating your injury.

In order to prevent re-injury and allow your body to heal naturally, use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy BFST® regularly. Healthy blood flow is vital to the healing process after an hip surgery. Your blood flow is what brings oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy to your healing tissue. It promotes the regrowth of your tissue to strengthen the delicate work your surgeon has done.

Regular treatments with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy will help you increase blood flow up for up to 3 hours with just one 20 minute application! An Inferno Wrap® will help you increase blood flow to your repaired hip. There simply isn't a better product on the market to increase your body's natural healing process and provide long-term health benefits.

There are a lot of people that think their hip injury is gone after their swelling and inflammation are gone and their joint 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 hip injury isn't even close to being fully healed.

After the inflammation in and around your hip has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening the tissue around your hip is recommended. Believe it or not, the best time for you to focus on avoiding re-injury and strengthening your weakened joint is when the swelling's gone and your injuries 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...

Dealing with Scar Tissue After Hip Surgery

How Scar Tissue Affects Your Rehabilitation

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.

Passive stretching with a Knee-Flex device will help to break up scar tissue.

Scar tissue is something that will be present in your hip before and after your surgery. The growth of scar tissue is ultimately what causes stiffening in your hip, restricting movement and flexibility. Scar Tissue is something that cannot be avoided during surgery. Your surgeon will determine if the anticipated outcome from surgery will be successful, despite the buildup of scar tissue that you will develop as a result of the surgery. Overall, the surgeon may be able to remove a lot of the initial buildup of scar tissue around the injury and in doing so, view a positive outcome from the surgery.

Unfortunately, scar tissue may plague you for weeks, months and maybe even years after your surgery, depending on your level of activity and the amount of conservative treatments you have done during your rehabilitation. Scar tissue is a major problem, especially when it comes to re-injury of your hip. When dealing with scar tissue it is always important to:

  • listen well to your physician and if conservative treatments are recommended, remember to stick to your (daily) treatment plan using these therapies, to avoid further surgery or avoid surgery altogether!
  • if surgery cannot be avoided, know that frequent use of the Freezie Wrap® after your surgery, will help reduce the swelling very quickly. Much of the pain you feel will be from the swelling, and you will be surprised how fast the pain drops off once the swelling is down. Using the Freezie Wrap® is also recommended as a conservative treatment option to help increase your chances of avoiding surgery altogether.
  • the Inferno Wrap® is a safe, electromagnetic energy device that will help reduce scar tissue and increase blood flow to the area (thereby accelerating the body's own healing process). Treating your hip with this device after surgery is probably the easiest and most effective way to accelerate your recovery. Using the Freezie Wrap® is a highly effective conservative treatment option that will increase your chances of avoiding surgery altogether.
  • when applied before stretching, the Inferno Wrap® will help the connective tissue in your ankle joint elongate, and stay elongated. This will help improve your range of motion and may prevent joint atrophy.
  • repeated motion through exercise can not only get rid of scar tissue, but also promote growth of healthy, flexible tissue. Our Knee-Flex® can provide natural, fluid, passive stretches for your hip while recovering from surgery. Regular, consistent exercises with a Knee-Flex® will stretch scar tissue, increasing extensibility and flexibility of the tissue and improve overall range of motion (ROM).

Overall, continued treatment with the Inferno Wrap®, Freezie Wrap® and Knee-Flex® will maintain good health in your hip and significantly reduce your risk of reinjury.

It may seem hard to believe, but regardless of what type of hip surgery you have undergone (or are trying to prevent), our Freezie Wrap®, Inferno Wrap® and Knee-Flex® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your injury faster and reduce the chance of degenerative conditions by maximizing blood flow where it is needed most, reduce swelling and inflammation induced pain.

The Next Step Is Up To You!

Living with pain is never easy as it affects your entire lifestyle. Living with pain during or after intensive surgery with a lengthy rehabilitation period can be even harder! Nothing is more important than making the proper decision when it comes to treating your ankle pain after surgery.

Rehabilitation at home, while attending regular physical therapy or doctor appointments, is vital for your overall recovery. Consistent exercise and conservative treatment on a daily basis during your rehabilitation, while working with your doctor, surgeon or physical therapist, is key!

MendMyHip stands out in this regard as our goal is to help you heal for the longer-term during your post-operative rehabilitation and beyond.


The bottom line is, you are welcome to try our products for a full 2 months. If you do not receive the benefits that others have experienced, simply return your purchase back to us and we will issue a prompt & full refund. There will be no hassle and no hard feelings.

If you are still uncertain which route to go or if you would like to discuss issues affecting your hip pain, tendonitis, tendonosis or other soft tissue injuries, then do not hesitate to contact an MendMyHip Advisor immediately by phone or email.

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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.

Learn More About SUPERIOR Hip 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 Hip Stretching Device can assist rehab exercises to increase mobility and deal with chronic scar tissue.


 
 
 

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.

 

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,

I use both the Inferno and cold packs and they are fantastic. I run 3 to 4 triathlons each year and these products have help treat my severe tendonitis in my leg. The only downside is that they don't remind me to use them as often as I should:)

Rating: Five Star Rating

Daniel Hestad

 

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,

I have purchased several pieces from your shop (Tortoise Shellz Full Body Therapy Pad along with two Wrist Inferno Wraps) and we are very happy with all of them. In fact, I don't know what we would do without them, as all the injuries are improving gradually. Thank you for these wonderful products, and thank you, too, for the personal attention to your customers. A rarity, in today's world!

Rating: Five Star Rating

laura anderson

 

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,

So far so good. After using a variety of ice packs there is no comparison in comfort and success of reducing swelling in the affected areas with these “Freezie Wraps”. We will continue to use them and let you know how it goes!

Rating: Five Star Rating

P Hood

 

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,

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.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Mary Ann Michalsky

 

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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