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The Shoulder Inferno wrap is working well for my shoulder bursitis. I went to my primary care doctor this week, and she was very interested in the treatments and the success - when little else was working in the last 5 months. My shoulder pain has gone away completely, and so I am obviously very pleased with the results.

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

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Bursitis Injury Facts Part 2:

Normally, bursa are flat and contain very little fluid. An injured bursa however, is swollen with fluid and not so flat anymore.


The most common bursitis injuries are:
Prepatellar Bursitis (housemaid's knee),
Superficial Infrapatellar Bursitis (clergyman's knee),
Trochanteric Bursitis (hip),
Olecranon Bursitis (student's elbow) and
Subacromial Bursitis (shoulder bursitis).


Deep Bursae separate bare areas of bone from overlapping muscles.
Superficial Bursae separate bare areas of bone from skin or tendons.


Deep Bursae develop in the womb.

Superficial Bursae develop within months to several years after birth.


Household names for various bursitis injuries include: Popeye's Elbow, Miner's Elbow, Weaver's Elbow, Housemaid's Knee, Hod-Carrier's Shoulders, Dustman's Shoulders, Student's Elbow, and Clergyman's Knee

 

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When I use the knee Inferno wrap consistently it makes a difference. I need a knee replacement but because of my weight issues I can't get the surgery. The wrap gives me much relief. I also tore my rotator cuff and had major reconstructive surgery and 1 year of rehab. Over the years I have stiffness and the shoulder wrap has helped to maintain range of motion. In addition, I have the tortoise shell for the back and I can't say enough. It hits the whole back up to the neck. Wonderful. My sister has planter fasciitis she used the foot wrap consistently for several months, now she only needs to use periodically. I love and use all the products I have purchased and would recommend.

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Last spring, I aggravated an old injury in my right knee and was in pain. My brother-in-law had mentioned he recovered from knee inflammation using the Knee Inferno wrap. He loaned me his to use and I was pain-free within six weeks. I apparently stressed the knee again recently. I decided to order my own Knee Inferno wrap this time so that I would be prepared in the years to come. I am experiencing relief already and I am very grateful! Thank you, Dana Jagoda

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I would be happy to let you know that I am VERY pleased with the Knee Inferno Wrap that I purchased from your company in June. I suffered from recurring knee problems, pain and swelling when I would exercise or stand too long. I used it as instructed 3-4 times a day along with light cycling and swimming, my knee has improved dramatically!! I absolutely LOVE the Inferno Wrap and continue to use it when I overdo it and feel any discomfort in my knee. It truly does seem to speed up the recovery process. I would recommend your products to others. Thank you for a wonderful product!

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Bursitis Injury Facts Part 3:


On occasion, bacteria can invade a bursa and cause an infection. An infected bursa is known as septic bursitis and can be life-threatening if left untreated. So make sure you see a physician!


Septic bursitis is most common in knee joints and elbow joints as the bursae in these locations are close to the skin and most susceptible to bacterial invasion.


It is not uncommon for bursitis to be misdiagnosed as arthritis.


Bursitis is best avoided by staying in shape, taking frequent breaks from repetitive or laborious tasks and cushioning joints if on them for long periods (ie. kneepads for gardening).


A Bursa can swell to a surprisingly large size. In cases of heavy swelling, your physician may choose to drain fluid from the swollen bursa. If a lump is present in chronic bursitis cases, excision may be required.


Clergyman's Knee comes from a more upright posture when kneeling in comparison to Housemaid's Knee. Patients suffering from gout or syphilis can be at higher risk of contracting Clergyman's Knee.

 

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Iliopsoas Bursitis


The Iliopsoas Bursa is the Largest Bursa in the Body

 

Each joint in the body has at least one bursa sac, and often many more. This sac acts as a slick cushion between bones and muscle, providing lubrication to reduce friction between tissues and bones as they move across each other.

You might be suffering from Iliopsoas hip bursitis if:

  • You have sharp pain on the (left or right) front of your hip that can start in the side of the groin and extend down the thigh. You may also experience pain in the (left or right) upper buttock extending into the middle of the back.
  • You have pain that is worse at night when you lie down.
  • You have pain with walking for long periods, climbing stairs or squatting.
Pain Pattern Iliopsoas Bursitis

If any of those statements are true for you or you're suffering from on-going pain in your hip then you might have an injury called "Iliopsoas hip bursitis".

Many people don't know that chronic hip bursitis has put many sufferers into a wheelchair (chronic = long term, ongoing). The pain of an inflamed bursa can become extreme and it is wise to deal with it quickly. Bursitis of the hip can happen to anyone who regularly stresses the area with repetitive hip and leg movements whether it was due to job-related activity, sports activities, acute trauma to the hip or tissue weakness around the hip (usually due of aging).

Hip bursitis is one of those injuries that can really bring down the quality of your life. Anyone - young or old - can suffer from this injury, and if you're active this condition will keep you from doing the things you love to do. It will interrupt many of your normal daily tasks and make living life harder than it needs to be.

The Iliopsoas Bursa is the largest bursa in the body, and exists to help reduce rubbing between the iliopsoas muscle and the thigh bone. Although an uncommon injury, iliopsoas bursitis happens when this bursa becomes inflamed. Iliopsoas Tendinitis is usually happening at the same time as Iliopsoas Bursitis, as the inflammation of one will inevitably cause inflammation of the other. If you want to reduce the pain of such an injury, it is definitely in your best interest to treat both the tendinitis and the bursitis. We have home treatment devices that treat both and are proven to be very effective.

iliopsoas bursa in the hip

Your hip flexors are among the most powerful muscles and tendons in your body. They are made-up of; iliopsoas are deep set muscles at the front of your hip and the outer hip muscle (tensor fasciae latae), and rectus femoris and sartorius (they lie over top of the iliopsoas muscles in your front, upper thigh area). The hip flexors help you lift your upper leg to your torso or flex your torso towards your thigh as when sitting up from a lying down position). They help to externally rotate your spine and thigh bone, and also limit your hip extension when walking or running.

Iliopsoas Bursitis affects the bursa underneath the tendon of your iliopsoas muscle, which becomes inflamed and irritated when your iliopsoas muscle is overused.

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What You Need to Treat Your Bursitis Injury:

  • A Professional Cold Compression ColdCure Wrap® to reduce inflammation of the muscle tissue (as soon as possible).
  • A Deep Tissue Therapeutic BFST Wrap® to increase Blood Flow Stimulation Therapyto the injured soft tissue (BFST®).
  • A Professional, Minimal Impact Stretching Device, known as the Knee-Flex® to prevent muscle atrophy and gently allow stretching of your affected leg muscles (hip, thigh, quadriceps, hamstring, groin, calf, shins, politeus, IT band, etc).
 


What causes Iliopsoas Hip Bursitis?

Iliopsoas bursitis is an overuse injury that results from overloading the hips with repetitive movements. This can lead to a strain of your iliopsoas muscle(s) and tendon.

People who participate in activities such as golf, hockey, cheer-leading, ballet dancing, rowing, gymnastics, and resistance training (sit-ups) are most susceptible to iliopsoas bursitis. This condition is more common in women than men, especially those who have loose ligaments.

Overuse of the Iliopsoas Muscle, changes in equipment or training terrain (mountain bike to road bike, road running to trail running) or changes in the intensity of your activity (increase running time or weight lifting poundage without proper preparation) can result in overexertion, which end in iliopsoas injuries.

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Overloading your muscles, tendons and ligaments in the hip with a few specific movements such standing and twisting at the waist without moving your feet or rotating your leg outward can cause iliopsoas injuries. Hurdlers, high jumpers, baseball, soccer players, or athletes who are at risk of getting tackled are prone to this type of injury. Others who participate in activities that involve uphill running and/or jumping, lots of kicking, weight training and heavy lifting (lots of bending and squatting) are also at risk.

Iliopsoas syndrome is caused from an abrupt contraction of your iliopsoas muscle, which results in a tear or rupture of your muscle (normally a partial tear where your muscle and tendon connect).



What are the Symptoms of Iliopsoas Hip Bursitis?

If you experience iliopsoas bursitis, or iliopsoas syndrome you may experience similar symptoms of inflammation in the tendon or bursa. Symptoms may also include pain, tenderness, swelling, heat or redness and loss of normal mobility.

Iliopsoas bursitis pain patterns

Pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms and are experienced with iliopsoas bursitis. The pain is found deep in your groin and radiates around to the front of your hip or upper thigh area, and can follow the length of the tendon down toward your knee; it will often move into your lower back and buttock area as well.

Often the reason for the pain is known such as one specific event. Sometimes there may be no major reason or injury that brings it on. If you have iliopsoas bursitis you may experience a slow onset of pain and tenderness that builds up over a long period of time. If you have iliopsoas syndrome, your pain and tenderness will be sudden and sharp.

Pain will generally be experienced for a short period of time during activities like jogging or kicking a ball. You may experience pain when getting up from a seated position, extending your leg while driving, walking up stairs, lifting something heavy or bringing your knee up to your chest (especially against resistance). You may notice that you find it difficult to lie down comfortably without support. Occasionally pain diminishes while in doing an activity, but it returns with a extreme pain when you stop your activity. Average time from initial onset of symptoms to diagnosis ranges generally between 32 and 41 months.

Weakness in your upper thigh/hip area especially when lifting up your knee which results in a limp when walking or running are common with hip bursitis.

Hip stiffness and tightness in groin as well as the knee, can result from a tight iliopsoas muscle. Swelling and increasing amounts of fluid in the bursa can cause added pressure and increased pain and may be accompanied by redness and warmth in the groin.

You may experience clicking, snapping and/or popping hip sounds (crepitus) in your hip. Along with an inflamed iliopsoas bursa or snapping hip syndrome caused by your iliopsoas tendon catching on your pelvis when your hip is flexed. This will also occur with a severe or complete iliopsoas tear. If you have a complete tear it will generally prevent you from walking upstairs.


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How do I diagnose Iliopsoas Bursitis?

Diagnosing iliopsoas bursitis can be difficult as many conditions (iliopsoas tendinitis, hip flexor muscle strain, iliofemoral ligament sprain, etc.) have bursitis-like symptoms. Your doctor will need to narrow down the possibility by run tests to determine if your pain is caused by bursitis or by muscle or joint injury, local bleeding, synovitis, arthritis, tendonitis, cellulitis or a number of other conditions.

See a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and to ensure your bursitis is not infectious.

You will generally be asked to complete a series of movements to measure your active (performed by you) and passive (performed by your examiner) range of motion. These movements will test any possible, as well as your leg/hip strength, joint stability, and location of tenderness. If you feel sharp pain with both of these motions you may have hip bursitis and/or other related conditions.

In order to rule out other conditions your doctor may recommend blood tests, an x-ray or MRI to investigate your bone structure and/or to examine the soft tissues and fluid in your hip.

Fluid Removal - Your doctor may aspirate (use a needle) to remove fluid from the bursa to check for possible staphylococcus epidermis (or staphylococcus aureus) bacterial infection. The knee and elbow tend to be the joints most prone to septic (infectious) bursitis. If infection is detected you will be prescribed an antibiotic to treat it.

illiopsoas x-ray

X-rays - X-rays will provide a two-dimensional image of the overall structure of your pelvis. Although bursitis cannot be diagnosed from an X-ray, they are helpful in identifying other possible causes of pain and/or ruling out other conditions.

Some other possible causes of pain that an x-ray can identify include instability, abnormal bone shapes (bone spurs or bone cysts), wear and tear on the joints, avulsion fractures (when a fragment of bone tears away from the main bone along with the muscle, tendon, or ligament as a result of trauma), dislocations, arthritis, calcium deposits in the bursa or joint, and/or other problems.

illiopsoas mri

MRI and CT Scans - You doctor may also order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT (computed tomography) scan for more detailed information to help evaluate the soft tissues (bursa, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues) in and around your hip joint. They will show fluid next to the muscle, and may identify bursitis, tendinitis, inflammation, tears and other associated conditions.

Diagnostic Ultrasound - Ultrasonography can confirm diagnosis and show tissue tears or thickened tendons. It is good for identifying bursitis and excessive fluid in bursa, and/or ruling out other causes of pain.


Do You Really have Hip Bursitis?

It is possible for you to suffer anyone of the below secondary condition and bursitis at the same time. This occurs when the bursa's outer lining, called a synovial membrane, becomes inflamed and irritated.

Pain, swelling and inflammation in your hip could mean that you have hip bursitis. It's also important to consider that there are other conditions that might cause pain in your hip as well. You hip is a complicated joint with 5 bones, 17 muscles, numerous tendons, ligaments and bursae connecting your leg bone (femur), pelvis and spine all together. With so many connections of tissue to the bone it's easy to see why any pain in the hip can be bursitis or some other injury in the same area. You may even have bursitis AND another hip condition at the same time.

The only way you can know for sure whether you have hip bursitis is if you get a proper diagnosis for the condition by your doctor. Some other hip injuries include:

  • Iliopsoas Tendonitis involves inflammation and irritation of your iliopsoas tendon and the area surrounding your tendon. Overuse and repetitive activities cause small micro-tears to the iliopsoas tendon tissue.

    Iliopsoas bursitis and iliopsoas tendinitis are similar and often occur at the same time as inflammation of the tendon often causes inflammation of the bursa and vice versa. Both of these conditions similar symptoms, and are less common that other groin strains.

  • Iliopsoas Syndrome refers to a stretch, tear or complete rupture of your iliopsoas muscle and tendon where the tendon attaches to your thigh bone, frequently experienced along with iliopsoas bursitis. It is rare for your iliopsoas muscle-tendon to rupture completely. The tendon is damaged and now rubbing on the bursa sac causing it to be come inflamed as well.
  • Crystal Deposits in the Joint - Rheumatoid arthritis or gout can cause iliopsoas bursitis. Some people with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or scleroderma may contract bursitis from crystalline deposits in the joints. Although not much is known about how this process happens, it is common knowledge that uric acid is a normal byproduct of daily metabolism. If you have gout, you are unable to break down this uric acid properly, leading to crystallisation of this excess acid which deposits in joints. This can cause joint pain that can often lead to bursitis.
  • Iliopsoas bursitis is often found in conjunction with iliopsoas tendinitis
  • Excessive Friction - Iliopsoas bursitis and iliopsoas tendonitis are often caused by excessive rubbing against a broad, shallow groove over which your iliacus and psoas major pass (the pubic iliopectineal eminence). The tendon may first become irritated and inflamed, leading to swelling and increase friction on the iliopsoas bursa underneath.
  • Leg length discrepancies may result in a skewed gait (abnormalities in the way you walk) which can cause more pressure on the iliopsoas bursa than usual. In addition, age and degenerating tissues often causes a decrease in your tendon flexibility can change the movement in your hip joint, leading to excess friction on the tendon and bursa.
  • Iliopsoas tendinitis and/or bursitis are common during growth spurts when you are younger because your biomechanics are altered around the hip area. The tendons and muscles area tight, the pelvis begins to tilt, and the rest of the lower body goes out of alignment. This can affect the lower back, hip joints, knees and your gait which can result in lower body joint issues.

  • Hip Tendonitis - is a condition where you experience pain, swelling and inflammation from damage or micro-tearing of one or more of the tendons in your hip. The tendons in your hip connect muscle to bone and when these tendons are injured they usually cause pain and tenderness at the front, side and back of your hip, and even into your buttocks as well. If you have hip tendonitis, you could be suffering from different kinds of tendonitis including iliotibial band (IT band) tendonitis, gluteus medius tendonitis, or hip flexor tendonitis (iliacus tendonitis or iliopsoas tendonitis).
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome - Snapping hip syndrome is when you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair or swing you leg around. This feeling and/or sound is made by a tendon in your hip as it moves over a bony bump. Most of the time this is more annoying than painful. However long-term snapping/popping can lead to hip bursitis, a condition that is very painful.
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - (GTPS) causes chronic pain on the side of the hip. Symptoms of GTPS include constant pain in the side hip that travels along the whole side of the thigh to the knee and occasionally below the knee and/or buttock. If you have this condition you will probably feel very specific point tenderness on the side of the hip.
  • Hip Arthritis - Joint pain and can be described as a dull aching pain in the groin, outer thigh, or buttocks. You may feel more pain in the morning that could get worse as the day goes but generally lessens as you get more active. Doing anything vigorous can result in pain, stiffness and may limit your movements or make walking difficult. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint and there are a number of types of arthritis of the hip - including:
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    • Osteoarthritis - the inflammation happens as the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of bones wears away.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis - an immune system disease that usually affects multiple joints on both sides of the body at the same time.
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis - a chronic inflammation of the spine and the point where the spine meets the pelvic bone (sacroiliac joint) that can also cause inflammation in other joints
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - an autoimmune disease in which the body harms its own healthy cells and tissues
  • Labral Tear - The labrum is the cartilage that surrounds the hip joint. If you have a tear in your labrum you may feel a catching sensation and pain in the hip joint, groin, stiffness and limited range of motion of your hip. Any changes or abnormalities in the physical structure of the hip can lead to a tear in the labrum cartilage.
  • hip pain and Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis - A disease that affects blood flow to an area of bone. This lack of blood flow to the bone in the hip joint causes the cells to die and the bone may eventually collapse. Osteonecrosis is a condition that develops in stages, general hip pain is usually felt first that may progress to a dull ache or throbbing pain in the groin or buttock area. If you have this condition you may also have more pain and find it difficult to stand and put weight on you hip. Moving your hip joint will also be painful. These stages can last anywhere from several months to over a year. Early diagnosis of this disease provides a much better outcome with consistent, proper treatment.
  • Fractured Hip - De-generative hip fractures are most common in elderly patients with osteoporosis. Treatment of broken hips requires surgery to either replace the broken portion or repair it with a metal plate and screws. Stress fractures of the hip are most common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports, such as long distance runners. Treatment is usually successful by avoiding the impact activities.

Women are more likely to have iliopsoas bursae injuries

Of all sports injuries that occur, hip and pelvic injuries account for 2-5% with happen where the muscle and tendon joint (musculotendinous injuries) being the most common. The 2 most common hip injuries are iliopsoas tendinitis and iliopsoas bursitis. Most of the injuries occur at the top of your femur (around the lesser trochanter and tendon of the iliopsoas). Iliopsoas injuries are poorly recognized as a cause of hip and groin pain.

Conditions and symptoms related to iliopsoas bursitis are snapping hip syndrome, trochanteric bursitis, torn hip labrum, neuromyofascial tightness, iliopsoas tendinopathy, lumbar spine abnormalities, iliopsoas syndrome, iliopsoas tendinitis, inflammation of the tendon, anterior hip pain, groin pain, rheumatoid arthritis, hip fractures, hip overuse syndrome, lumbosacral injuries, osteitis pubis or a groin injury.


 


How Do You Treat Hip Bursitis?
What You Can Do!

The good news is that most cases of hip bursitis will heal with simple home conservative treatments and surgery is often not needed!

First you need to stop the activity that is causing your pain and rest your hip. Focus on treating the symptoms of your bursitis and any other soft tissue injuries you may have in your hip. Make sure to completely reduce inflammation, tenderness and swelling-induced pain first before switching to a goal of healing your bursitis injury.

With bursitis injuries, you might feel the swollen and tender feeling for a long time and it will be hard to treat your condition because your bursa will be sensitive to all other therapies outside of cold compression. When introducing other therapies make sure to first treat with cold compression to reduce any lingering affects of the inflammation and then an hour or so later give your bursa a soothing BFST® treatment to heal your bursa and the surrounding tissue.

When it comes to temperature therapy what's better to treat your hip bursitis - heat or cold?

Cold Compression Therapy with a Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap®

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has been recommended for years by doctors, trainers, and other medical professionals to treat the pain and swelling, chronic pain from injury and after any re-injury. Bursitis injuries need rest and time for the tissue to heal.

When should you use hot or cold for injuries?

Although RICE can help to treat these symptoms, ice and freezer 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, so ice and blue gel packs (full of anti-freeze 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, numb your skin and underlying tissue beyond feeling so you don't even notice the ice burn until it's too late and pool around your injury putting the cold everywhere except for where you need it most.

A Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® allows you to treat your hip in an effective and convenient way. Our ColdCure Wraps® will wrap around your hip keeping the cold right over your bursitis injury for the entire length of your treatment. Our food-grade, non-toxic gel 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! The cushioned gel will wrap around your hip and it won't budge for the entire treatment period. You'll no longer have to deal with annoying pooling around your hip or have to hold a hard block of ice on your injury!

Tailor your treatment to your own level of comfort - use a Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® out of the fridge OR freezer. It's important to treat yourself with whatever your body is comfortable with. So if that means you can't handle a lot of cold, then use your cold packs for 10 minutes out of the fridge instead. You'll still get all the benefits of cold compression therapy but with a treatment that's tailored for your needs. It's as simple as that.

When should you use hot or cold for injuries?

Cold Compression Therapy with a ColdCure Wrap® works by stopping and slowing nerve and cell function in the 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 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 bursa, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal bursitis injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your hip bursitis pain right after it's hurt, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. Applying a Back/Hip ColdCure 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.

BFST® with a Back/Hip BFST Wrap®

After the inflammation in your bursa has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and helping to heal your damaged bursa is recommended for complete healing.

healing your bursitis injury

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

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

The best source of heat treatment is from a product where you don't even feel that much heat. When you don't feel the heat, it means the therapy is working in your deep soft tissue which is really where you need it. It's kind of like how your heart works in your body. You can't "feel" your heart pumping blood all around your body to your arms and legs. You can't even hear your own heartbeat without listening very closely. This is exactly how deep tissue BFST® works too! You're not supposed to "feel" a lot of heat because the heat isn't treating your skin, it's treating your damaged bursa by increasing the blood flow right in your soft tissue. Over time with consistent treatments you'll even notice that the warmth you feel from BFST® will decrease. This is a sign that you've successfully increased blood flow right at the source of your pain and your body is doing everything it can to speed up the healing process.

The Back/Hip BFST Wrap® is the only product available anywhere that offers BFST® AND a thin, flexible Energy Web® (heating element) that conforms around your hip.

This Energy Web® also provides consistent, uniform heat all around your hip to increase blood flow in the entire joint.

When should you use hot or cold for injuries?

Our Back/Hip BFST Wrap® is made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us! Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.

Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - bio-compatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product for heating treatment. Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!


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It may seem hard to believe, but our Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® and Back/Hip BFST Wrap® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your hip bursitis by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain.

Here at AidMyBursa we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyBursa has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:

  • Guarantee #1 - Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, we encourage you to send back the items for a 100% refund.
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  • Guarantee #2 - You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product form us. AidMyBursa Advisers and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone 1.866.237.9608 or email to answer your questions or concerns.
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  • Guarantee #4 - All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
  • Guarantee #5 - You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by utilizing our products, and getting back to work sooner.

Continue the healing process by resting your hip. Limit the activities that may be aggravate your hip. Without proper rest and limitation on activities, being active as if your hip is healthy can lead to re-injury. To get back to doing the things you love you need to give your body proper care and attention. Why risk having to limit or give up your favorite weekend activity, your exercise routine, or even your job due to a bursitis injury?

Prevention and Promotion of Lifelong Health

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

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

 

Learn More About SUPERIOR Bursitis Treatments

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

Learn more about how the Back/Hip BFST Wrap® helps with the healing process.


 
 

Bursitis Inflammation Facts:

Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa.


Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury.


Bursitis high-risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing, and pitching.


If bursitis persists and is left untreated, calcium deposits can form within the bursae. These calcium deposits limit range of motion and can lead to a permanently stiff joint.


Incorrect posture at work or home and poor stretching or conditioning before exercise can also lead to bursitis.

 

Dear MendMeShop,

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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Kim Frame


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Dear MendMeShop,

My husband, who is in his 50's was feeling pain in his Achilles on one foot. He kept walking on it till it became inflamed and impossible to walk on. My husband sought out help from our Chiropractor, the treatments were very expensive and he could only get one a day. He couldn't walk on it at all. Just moving any part of his body caused him great pain. Going to see anyone would prove unworkable. I couldn't get him in the car as he could not even move his leg. I researched Achilles tendon injury on line. I found an article about the Inferno Wrap. The cost would be far less than trips to the Doctor. It was only a matter of days before he was able to get out of bed once we started the treatments as recommended. It was a week and he was off the crutches. He was able to get back to work after three weeks. He still uses the inferno boot when his Achilles feels sore. I am very grateful for your products and highly recommend them.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Nikki Page


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Dear MendMeShop,

I recently went to a Rheumatologist and was diagnosed with DeQuervains tenosynovitis. I was tested and treated with a cortizone shot, pain medication and was told to continue using the brace I bought previous to the visit. The shot may have lasted all of 4 hours. I went online to research the condition and treatment. I ordered the Wrist Inferno Wrap immediately after reading the reviews and what it could do for the pain I was experiencing. To my surprise this wrap starting working within a couple of days. I could not believe it! Although this treatment indicates it would take atleast 4 to 6 weeks, I am experiencing relief already. The nodule beneath my thumb where I was experiencing the spasms has disappeared. THIS PRODUCT really works. I am so greatful to you and endorse this product 100%. I am hoping to be completely healed with continued use soon. Thank you so much for creating a product that TRULY WORKS. I use as recommended 3 times a day including in the office. I rate this product as EXCELLENT!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pamela Henry


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Dear MendMeShop,

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

Rating: Five Star Rating

Elsie Johnson


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Dear MendMeShop,

I am a 44 year-old woman in good health. I eat a fresh diet and take high-quality supplements, including MSM, glucosamine, Zyflamend, and all the usual joint-recomended supplements. I injured both knees two years ago while kneeling to tile my family room and entry. Subsequently, a simple twisting squat ripped my left meniscus with a huge bucket tear that required surgery to trim so it wouldn't keep catching and re-tearing. I am not one to undergo surgery unless it is unavoidable, and even after a "simple" scope operation, it took me a full year to get full extension back on that knee, and I doubt I will ever be able to squat again. I run a cleaning business. A couple of months ago an employee had forgotten to return equipment to my van, and I had to mop some hardwood flooring for a client on my hands and knees. That simple ten-minute job put me back out of commission. The kneeling pre-injured the area, and when I stepped back onto my good leg two days later, I felt that familiar burn of a fresh meniscus tear. I was heartsick, dreading another surgery and the attendant expense, pain, and down time. I know from my previous experience that cartilage is hard to heal because of the poor blood supply, especially to the center. I knew it was just a matter of time before I tore it further. (My dad had multiple knee scopes before finally getting a replacement, but I was not going down that path if I could help it!) I got online and researched alternatives that would get me back on my feet. Delighted to discover Mend Me Shop and their professional athletic healing devices, I ordered the Inferno Wrap and Ice Wrap. $400 would be a pittance relative to the $13,000 it costs to repair a torn meniscus (and that doesn't include rehab and lost income). During the week it took the package to arrive, I stayed off my feet as much as possible and iced the injured knee several times a day. My big hope was simply to avoid tearing the cartilage further before the stuff came. (With my surgery knee, I had re-torn it repeatedly before surgery.) The minute that I put that Inferno wrap around my bad knee, I was in love! The penetrating warmth felt amazing. I kept it by my desk and strapped it on when I would sit and work at the computer. And I kept icing the knee. Within a couple weeks I was walking evenly on both legs, if gingerly lest I inadvertently twist or bounce. But I was definitely healing. I didn't miss any work after the first week, though I moved more slowly than usual and occasionally felt that piercing reminder of the tear. I had to lie down and elevate my knee every two hours to get through the day, but it was slowly healing. Four weeks later I was feeling so good, and the day was so sunny, that I went skipping off the front porch and was reminded I have a torn meniscus! And so it goes to this day, some six weeks later: the injury is there, but it is gradually improving. The more I use the therapy devices, the faster it improves. The more I get lazy and feel perfect and neglect them, the more I slow down. But I work a full schedule without breaks and only occasionally am reminded of the injury. By God's grace and with many thanks to Mend Me Shop, I have avoided surgery! Gratefully yours, Debbie Morgan

Rating: Five Star Rating

Debbie Morgan


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Dear MendMeShop,

I can tell you I have already seen the difference and good effect, and i only used them (Back/Hip Inferno and Leg/Arm Inferno Wraps) for one week. Big test was Saturday when I went to cut my grass and after had no pain in my leg. I am glad I found you on the internet and it made sense to me to try it.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Maria Vracic


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Dear MendMeShop,

I spent 7 years in the gym walking one hour and working out. I lost 85 pounds in about 2 years with a lot of hard work and dedication. After I left the gym in 2008 due to it closing I started having problems about a year later. I recently had surgery on my left shoulder on Jan 4th of this year to shave down the bone to leave enough space for my shoulder joint to work. It seemed to be healing slowly, until I probably reinjured it trying to cut down a small tree. I went back to my Orthopedic Surgeon for my follow up and had to have a cortizone shot in June so I could be painfree while on a long awaited vacation. The shot lasted until September and had another shot October 26 with a warning from the Dr that if I couldn't get any better through therapy by Jan 6 2011 I would have to have the full surgery with my tendons and muscles sewn up to the top of my Rotator Cuff. I told him I don't want to go through the pain again, since I can't take pain medication due to my daily med I have to take for PTSD and can't take them both at the same time. So I did some research for the last 2 months and kept coming up with the MendMeShop Left Shoulder Inferno Wrap. I printed all the material and showed it to my OS and he said to try it if I think it will help me. I received it in 2 days last Friday and was out of town overnight.So I didn't get to try it until Saturday night. I tried it wrapped over a sweater with a thermal shirt underneath and the heat went right through and felt like I was at the physical therapist. The next day I did a few 60 minute sessions and I could feel my muscles ache a little bit, but NO PAIN praise God !!! I was buying a large tube of Extra Strength Muscle Rub with 16 % Menthol once a week to bear the pain along with 800 ML of Ibuprofen.Today is Thursday and I haven't had to put any rub on my shoulder since coming home Saturday night. This Inferno Wrap is incredible and is worth every penny. I am on Disability so I can't afford to waste a penny, but this purchase is becoming a lifesaver for me. Sometimes I just unplug from the charger, tuck the little 8 inch connector, then I tighten the wrap to make it a compression support and the heat stays in it for hours and allows me to be able to function a lot less painful since I am left handed also. If I could give it a 10 star rating instead of a 5 star I would. I will keep you all up to date a few times a week as I progress, along with any replies I might receive. Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Rating: Five Star Rating

Rajendra Singh


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Inferno Wrap Elbow for tennis elbow, epicondylitis, elbow strains and elbow sprain

Freezie Wrap Elbow for tennis elbow, epicondylitis, and elbow sprain to prevent surgery

Inferno Wrap Shoulder - an advanced treatment for shoulder injury and rotator cuff injury

Freezie Wrap Shoulder - efficient relief of swelling and pain from an active sprain, shoulder strain, whiplash, or tight upper back muscles

Inferno Wrap Knee for meniscus injury acl injury mcl injury or hyperextended knee

Cold Compression Knee Freezie Wrap for meniscus injury mcl injury and acl injury

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

TortoiseShellz Premium Upper Back Vest - relief for your sore upper back and neck pain due to overuse, strain and injury.

Contact one of our Mendmeshop Customer Service Advisors for any questions help with ordering and recommended treatment directions