Your body can heal itself! In fact, your body started healing itself the moment you injured your knee and it's the blood in your body that makes it all happen.
Your blood is the transport mechanism for everything that's good inside of you. It carries oxygen, nutrients, water and antibodies.
Substantial blood flow to injured soft tissue (cartilage, muscles, tendons, etc) is essential as this is the primary means for you body to repair soft tissue. Unfortunately, when you injure your achilles, you stop moving and the swelling sets in. That means your vital blood flow can be reduced to a trickle.
Swelling, inflammation and lack of joint movement reduce the flow of blood to your injury. When you are talking about trying to increase the flow of blood to the meniscus, you are at a huge disadvantage since there is very little blood flow in the meniscus to begin with. This is one of the main reasons why meniscus tears persist over long periods of time and in many cases never improve without surgical intervention.
Swelling and inflammation is your body responding to an injury. If you are experiencing pain and swelling in the very early stages of the injury (first 48 to 72 hours), the first step in a conservative treatment protocol would be to focus on reducing the discomfort by applying a Cold Compress or Ice Pack to the knee.
After a couple days of cold treatment, the swelling should come down - but know that this is a critical time! After the inflammation is gone it may feel like you can return to your regular sports, hobbies, exercise or other activities - but your knee (and surrounding tissue) is in a weakened state, unstable, and still injured. Even the slightest movement in the wrong direction can worsen the injury and increase the swelling yet again. Most "weekend warriors" and amateur athletes will start going back to what they were doing before they suffered from their meniscus injury, and that's where they get it wrong. Medical professionals know that the injury is still there even if the pain is gone.
Blood Flow - the natural healing process in your body - needs assistance for such injuries because blood flow is greatly restricted when you are immobile. When treating a meniscus injury or really any type of soft tissue injury (ie. tendinitis, muscle spasm, etc), an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while the joint is immobile. This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself. This is certainly true with a meniscus tear, as mobility is often very restricted (too painful) and the meniscus receives very little blood flow to start with.
Building strong healthy tissue is part of the healing process and needs to be dealt with asap to minimize your chance or re-injury or overcompensation injuries. You can help your meniscii during your recovery process by increasing blood flow in and around this area of the knee.
Increasing blood flow is then a priority to bring in all the essential elements needed for natural healing within your own body. An increased blood flow is key as this maximizes the bodys ability to self heal. An increase in blood flow accompanied with heat in soft tissue is known to help increase range of motion, and improve the flexibility of soft tissue - ensuring that the soft tissue recovery period does not last years.
Health is general term, but most of you would say that athletes are more healthy than the average person. Why is this? Probably because an athlete undergoes much more physical activity and because of this, they have more healthy soft tissue. As you exercise muscles in your body, they increase in size and strength; they also require more bloodflow. The circulatory system is also "exercised" during physical activity, and it benefits from this as well by becoming stronger and delivering more bloodflow throughout the body. The more physical activity you undergo, the stronger your circulatory system becomes, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your body in a more efficient manner.
You might also notice that athletes usually heal more quickly from soft tissue injuries than non-athletes. This is a prime example of how better blood flow circulation will have an impact on healing time. The circulation system of athletes bring a healing advantage that can be quite considerable. The TShellz Wrap is how you can literally gain that bloodflow advantage that only athletes usually have - just around the treatment area rather than through the whole body.
When you are physically active you probably notice that your blood is pumping harder. Your heart is increasing blood flow to deliver more oxygen to starved muscles, as well as take away waste materials (metabolic byproducts such as lactic acid) so they don't start collecting in your soft tissue. If your blood flow cannot keep up with your activity, your muscles tire and waste materials will build up, causing temporary weakness and soreness in the overused muscle groups. It is a very practical example of why blood flow is important; the best athletes generally have the best and most efficient circulatory system. They can keep going (ie. riding a bicycle up a mountain in the Tour De France) when others simply cannot.
The increased flow of blood from a TShellz Wrap treatment is much the same as would be gained from physical activity, only it occurs in the localized treatment area rather than the whole body. Energy from the TShellz Wrap is applied at the injury area, inducing blood flow exactly where you need it most.
Tto catalyze your body's ability to repair soft tissue, you need to keep your blood moving and that's where Blood Circulation Boost comes in. What is Blood Circulation Boost? It's a substantial increase in the flow of blood to soft tissue without the need to exercise your weakened joint. This is what the T•Shellz Wrap® does... you can really feel it work!
Have you seen what happens when you add water to a flower wilted from drought? An injured meniscus is much like a "wilted" flower; your body wants to heal the injury, but needs lots of nutrients to do it. Blood brings new life to your cells by delivering healing nutrients and oxygen that are vital to your tissue. In addition, the blood carries away toxins and cellular waste cleaning the area and healing it faster. Without a good supply of blood, your cartilage and surrounding tissue simply won't heal properly.
In order to get maximum blood flow to your knee, you need to help your body stimulate blood flow - for this we recommend the Knee T•Shellz Wrap®. This device is a fast, easy and pain-free way to increase blood flow. It is a key part of a home conservative treatment plan.
During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, the treated area will experience increased blood flow even though your body is at rest. It's a soothing sensation and extremely effective. With a T•Shellz Wrap® application, injured soft tissue is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly the fuel that soft tissue needs to heal.
Since the T•Shellz Wrap® devices are circulatory system enhancers, T•Shellz Wrap® treatments should not be applied until most of the inflammation from the injury has reduced. This is because you want to restrict blood vessels when you have pain and swelling and which is why we recommend usage of a Cold Compress or Ice Pack to get the pain and swelling down first (within the first 24 to 48 hours). Only then should the T•Shellz Wrap® be applied.
As we have mentioned above, blood flow is the critical delivery system of oxygen and nutrients that your body requires, and this is especially true when it comes to healing. This becomes a problem when there is an injury, as blood flow is usually restricted significantly. It is important to recognize that recovery speed from a soft tissue injury is dependent on blood flow circulation. If you want better blood circulation, get rid of the inflammation first then apply the T•Shellz Wrap® over the area as outlined in the instructions. We generally recommend 2 to 3 treatments per day.
A T•Shellz Wrap® is purely a Blood Circulation Boost workhorse! It is why we made them. They have been specifically designed for boosting blood flow, reducing inflammation and relieving pain from strained, spasming or damaged soft tissue (muscles, bursae, tendons, etc). Based on results from past clients, we are confident that they will be very beneficial for most of our future customers.
T•Shellz Wraps® contain an Energy Pad which is very pliable and will conform pretty much anywhere on the body. The Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of energy over the entire treatment area. This energy travels into soft tissue, stimulating blood flow that your body requires to help heal your injury. Blood flow is crucial to the healing process.
The unit plugs into a wall outlet to get its power. It has a special signal controller which can be set for 3 different power levels of application (3=High, 2=Medium, 1=Low). The cord is long enough that you can sit or lie comfortably and watch TV, read or surf the net while you're using it.
The TShellz Wraps significantly increase bloodflow in soft tissue - period.
With regular use of the TShellz Wrap:
We field a lot of calls from our customers that want to know why our T•Shellz Wraps® don't come with a battery powered option. The simple answer is that our T•Shellz Wraps® use a lot of power. We tried looking at batteries, but we found that a high capacity (and high cost) lithium-ion battery would last barely long enough for an adequate treatment time - and then it would need to be recharged. The amount of power that our wrap uses over such a short span of time should really drive home the fact that our T•Shellz Wraps® are real, industrial strength treatment devices; currently, for us to provide a battery option for our wraps we would have to reduce the level of output (ie. treatment power) emitted from the wrap. The lower the energy output, the less effective the device will be which is why our TShellz Wrap units are plug-in units only.
Do you have a tender, swollen knee or a chronic meniscus tear that's painful, sore and never seems to get better? This could be a sign that you have a lot of scar tissue in the knee. The growth of scar tissue is ultimately what causes stiffening in the knee, restricting movement and flexibility in your joint.
During the healing process your body will fill in soft tissue tears with dense, brittle tissue called "scar tissue". The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal a strain or tear in the knee.
Scar tissue in the knee could be one of the primary reasons why your knee just hasn't got better. Even when the inflammation is gone, scar tissue will still be there around your knee, reducing elasticity of soft tissue and the range of motion in your joint. On-going issues with scar tissue can even result in additional soft tissue injuries to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, joint instability, or surgery may be required to scrape out this scar tissue.
Scar tissue will form fast to deal with and temporarily fix any tissue instability (tearing) around your bursa, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your injury in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.
This is how scar tissue works. The scar tissue that forms to fix knee tears will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding the injury site. This scar tissue will also attach to everything in that area, including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This can result in a long-term fusing together of the soft tissue that stiffens your joint - reducing your mobility, freezing up your knee, and making the area even more painful!
You can reduce scar tissue growth and inhibit further injury to your knee by increasing heat and blood flow to the damaged area. We feel that treating yourself at home with a T•Shellz Wrap® is the easiest and most effective way to help improve Range of Motion, reduce pain in the area, reduce risk of worsening the injury while helping minimize the growth of stubborn scar tissue.
The heat effect from the TShellz Wrap will also relax and lengthen soft tissue to help improve range of motion and prevent atrophy (wasting away) of surrounding tissue. This is why we recommend a T•Shellz Wrap® treatment before undergoing periods where there will significant exertion in the injury area. (ie. before going to work, shopping, etc.)
Overall, continued treatment with the TShellz Wrap is intended to relax and lengthen soft tissue while boosting your bodys ability to recover; this helps improve range of motion while combatting atrophy (wasting away) of the tendons and ligaments in the area. The TShellz Wrap is intended to reduce the chance of degenerative conditions by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most, preventing further damage, and dealing with scar tissue.
So, if you're really looking for the best home treatment options to reduce inflammation, increase range of motion and treat the source of pain quickly: a conservative treatment protocol including a rest, Cold Compress or Ice Pack, a T•Shellz Wrap® and a targeted stretch/exercise routine (assigned by your physician or PT) are what you need. This combination of therapies are, in our opinion, the best home based approach to maximizing your soft tissue injury recovery process.
T•Shellz Wraps® are what we believe to be the most highly effective home medical devices out there - helping boost blood circulation, increase elasticity of soft tissue, reduce inflammation and minimize pain. It is a product we have developed specifically for this purpose. You can be certain it will do this, as we give full refunds if this is not the case.
The Energy Pad stimulates all soft tissue beneath it evenly. The parts of your body that are healthy will rapidly respond with increased blood flow and you will find there to be little heat sensation in that area.
As your body continues to heal from treatment to treatment you'll also notice a decrease in pain and an improvement in range of motion. So not only does pain and inflammation go away, but with every treatment you can feel the difference - you can tell your injury is getting better.
Like all our products, T•Shellz Wraps® are high quality wraps you will find nowhere else. We have them for every part of the body. And, of course, we guarantee our wraps with the MendMeShop 60 day, money back guarantee. If you have purchased our product(s) and used them as directed and are not satisfied with the outcome; you can send it back for a full product refund. We also provide a full year warranty on our T•Shellz Wrap® devices.
So, if you're really looking for an effective home therapy to treat soft tissue knee pain; if you're looking to reduce inflammation, treat scar tissue, boost blood circulation and strengthen soft tissue, the T•Shellz Wrap® is what we recommend. We feel it is an exceptional home based approach to maximizing your soft tissue injury recovery process.
AidMyMeniscus is committed to bringing you quality products for helping you relieve pain and boost blood flow to maximize your home recovery. These products are quickly revolutionizing the way the therapeutic industry thinks about soft tissue treatments and come highly recommended by our customers. If you have injured soft tissue in your knee that you want to deal with quickly, harness the power of your own body to heal itself and use a T•Shellz Wrap® to boost blood flow to soft tissue in your knee. This brings more nutrients and oxygen to the injured soft tissue, accelerating the body's own healing bio-mechanism.
For meniscus and/or knee joint related post-surgery recovery, cold is recommended by doctors to treat your pain in a natural, non-addictive way and to reduce swelling.p>After the incision site has healed and initial inflammation has reduced, use our TShellz Wraps to stimulate blood flow in the area. Using the TShellz Wrap as soon as pain & swelling has reduced following your surgery will help minimize scar tissue growth that forms as you heal. Treating scar tissue is arguably the most important step following surgery, especially in a joint as scar tissue growth will impact range of motion in the joint.
Leaving post-surgery scar tissue untreated can lead to stiffness, chronic pain, osteoarthritis or other chronic conditions. You're more likely to end up with another injury if you choose not to actively treat the scar tissue that develops in the area - this is why pretty much all post surgery recoveries involve physical therapy. Blood Circulation Boost encourages more oxygen and nutrients to flow to the area to help your body in its recovery process. An increase in blood flow should also help improve the strength of soft tissue in the area.
We are very confident our T•Shellz home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your injury by reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain, maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and increasing the flexibility, range of motion in the area.
Here at AidMyMeniscus we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyMeniscus has tested and used the products. Dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:
The T•Shellz Wraps® are FDA Registered Medical Devices, and are suitable for use in therapeutic clinics. Since they are completely safe for patients to use themselves as instructed, they are now available for use at home.
Once treatment is complete, you also have the option of tightening the straps to provide light compression support for your injured joint. You can also unplug the device from the power supply enabling you to move around the home, office or clinic freely and still use the wrap for support and comfort.
Living with pain is never easy and we encourage you to call us with any questions you have related to how our products can aid your meniscus tear, articular cartilage or damaged ligaments in the knee. We will do our best to help.
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During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort at the location of your soft tissue injury until the pain and inflammation settle. Always consult your doctor and/or Physical Therapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they are right for you and your condition. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!
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