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Dear MendMeShop,

The service from the Mend Me Shop is by far the best you could ever hope for. I have spoken to Paul on numerous occasions and his knowledge is very much appreciated. I own the Inferno wrap which I also use for flareups from my knee. Do not hesitate to order from this company..Their products are made well and work. Their customer service is the best you could ever hope for. Thanks to Paul and MendMeShop for their continuing customer satisfaction

Rating: Five Star Rating

Charlie Sutaris

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have been doing very good with your (Back and Ankle) products. Have not had to use the cold much anymore, just the inferno wrap and I can tell I am starting to improve with the device. I did talk with someone a few weeks ago and she gave some usage recommendations. So all in all, your products and personal attention are great.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Dr. Richard

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have nothing but good to say about the Inferno Wrap. I am continuing to use it daily. My shoulder is better than I imagined it could be in the amount of time I have been using it. Sometimes I go for days with no pain and when it does come back, it is no where near the intensity it was before the Inferno Wrap. Thank you so much for tracking my progress. A very happy customer, Louise Schiotis

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Louise Schiotis

 

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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

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have to admit, I fully expected to be returning my order. (inferno wrap, freezie wrap) I told my wife "this is a lot of money and if doesn't work I'm sending it back", "I've got 60 days". Well after about 9 days of (2) treatments per day my severe case of Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is almost pain free. I tried wearing the over the counter tendon support brace with absolutely no results. My elbow pain was so bad I couldn't sleep at night and just knew I was going to have to see a doctor. Then I found your website. I was very impressed with the quality of your wraps, very thick and made form high quality materials. I guess the old adage "you get what you pay for" speaks volumes here. I'm completely sold on your products and won't be returning anything!!! Thank you for helping heal my tennis elbow and I've already told many of my friends about your web site. 100% satisfied Cameron Caldwell from Meriden, KS.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Cameron Caldwell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

The first time I used the shoulder inferno wrap and the freezie wrap was to treat a rotator cuff injury I sustained from over use and aging. I was in my early 60's and an avid tennis player,kayaker, skier, hiker and biker for most of my life. Doctors were recommending surgery but I opted for physical therapy. This helped but did not give me the relief I needed to continue with all of my athletic activities. Then I started using your product. After activities where I used my shoulder, even weight training, I used the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Then I used the inferno wrap periodically throughout the day while at work. I'm a therapist and my clients were OK with me wearing the wrap during sessions if I felt the need to. I experienced the ability to use my shoulder and be completely pain free. I was thrilled. Then at age 65 I began to have achilles tendon inflammation which became extremely painful. Doctors explained to me that as we age tendons lose flexibility and are more prone to injury. I bought that explanation to a point but again tried physical therapy, prolonged stretching, Ibuprofen and rest. I had relief if I used large regular doses of anti-inflamatory medications but was concerned about the long term negative affects of the meds. I purchased the Ankle inferno and freezie wrap and began the same routine I had used with my rotator cuff injury. I'm happy to say the results were the same. Even this aging body was able to repair and stretch my achilles tendon with exercise, and the cold and warm treatments from your products. Now I am still playing tennis and doing all of my other activities and I remain pain free. After athletics I use the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Also, before I play racket sports or hike I use the inferno wrap on my ankle and follow with gentle stretching. When I get home I use the freezie wrap. Who knows how long I will be able to continue my active life style. But right now I know that these products are enabling me to be an active, vibrant, aging woman who can (almost) keep up with my kids. I should add that I also maintain a healthy weight, train with weights, exercise every day and eat a plant based diet with lean protein. Even my healthy lifestyle wasn't enough to prevent these nagging injuries that become more prevalent as we age. So....thanks for making a great product ...... and my life more manageable.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pat Decoste

 


More Frozen Shoulder Facts:

About 6 million people in the U.S. seek medical care each year for shoulder problems.


Previous shoulder injuries that haven't completely healed including buritis, tendonitis and rotator cuff injuries can lead to a frozen shoulder injury.


A healthy shoulder is the most versatile joint in the human body. It has a wider "range of motion," which means it can move more freely, and in more directions, than any other joint.


Many suffers of frozen shoulder people experience worse pain at night which can easily disrupt normal sleep patterns.


Frozen Shoulder will typically disappear over time without surgery, but this may take up to two years.


Stages of Frozen Shoulder:

  • Freezing/Pain Stage (6 weeks to 9 months): the patient experiences a gradual onset of pain. As the pain worsens, mobility of the shoulder joint decreases.
  • Adhesive Stage (4 to 9 months): the pain gradually lessens although the shoulder stiffness remains.
  • Recovery Stage (4 to 9 months): little pain experience in this final stage, as the mobility of the shoulder returns to nearly normal. It is typical for a recovered patient to regain about 90% of the range of motion they had before the injury.


If conservative treatments fail, your physician may manipulate the joint (while patient is under general anesthesia) to break up the adhesions (scar tissue). Surgery (capsular release) may be used as an option in prolonged and severe cases as well.

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

The first time I used the shoulder inferno wrap and the freezie wrap was to treat a rotator cuff injury I sustained from over use and aging. I was in my early 60's and an avid tennis player,kayaker, skier, hiker and biker for most of my life. Doctors were recommending surgery but I opted for physical therapy. This helped but did not give me the relief I needed to continue with all of my athletic activities. Then I started using your product. After activities where I used my shoulder, even weight training, I used the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Then I used the inferno wrap periodically throughout the day while at work. I'm a therapist and my clients were OK with me wearing the wrap during sessions if I felt the need to. I experienced the ability to use my shoulder and be completely pain free. I was thrilled. Then at age 65 I began to have achilles tendon inflammation which became extremely painful. Doctors explained to me that as we age tendons lose flexibility and are more prone to injury. I bought that explanation to a point but again tried physical therapy, prolonged stretching, Ibuprofen and rest. I had relief if I used large regular doses of anti-inflamatory medications but was concerned about the long term negative affects of the meds. I purchased the Ankle inferno and freezie wrap and began the same routine I had used with my rotator cuff injury. I'm happy to say the results were the same. Even this aging body was able to repair and stretch my achilles tendon with exercise, and the cold and warm treatments from your products. Now I am still playing tennis and doing all of my other activities and I remain pain free. After athletics I use the freezie wrap followed by the inferno wrap. Also, before I play racket sports or hike I use the inferno wrap on my ankle and follow with gentle stretching. When I get home I use the freezie wrap. Who knows how long I will be able to continue my active life style. But right now I know that these products are enabling me to be an active, vibrant, aging woman who can (almost) keep up with my kids. I should add that I also maintain a healthy weight, train with weights, exercise every day and eat a plant based diet with lean protein. Even my healthy lifestyle wasn't enough to prevent these nagging injuries that become more prevalent as we age. So....thanks for making a great product ...... and my life more manageable.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pat Decoste

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Things are going well with my healing sessions. I had it three times daily with each session lasting 20 minutes maximum for two weeks. I noticed reduction of pain in my third day using the Inferno Wrap. In my Second week I reduced the sessions to just one (20 Minute) per day. The pain is almost gone except when I make a wrong and abrupt move on or of my right (problematic) shoulder. Hopefully, I do not have to use the Freeze Wrap this summer when I do most of my heavy yard work, but I am assured that there is this cold treatment if in case I hurt my shoulder again. I now have decided not to have an MRI on my shoulder and undergo more expensive treatments or therapy from my specialist ortho doctor . I think his diagnosis of "Frozen shoulder" or possible rotator cup tear are correct. I will be watching my progress and if condition gets worse, I will call him again for appointment. But for the mean time, I am satisfied with my Inferno Wrap treatment on myself. I am glad to have save time and money at least for now. Thanks again for your wonderful products and support. Warm Regards to your Team. P.S. In a follow up email Jesse sent us later in the year, Jesse indicated the Inferno wrap did wonders... it's been almost nine months ago since I purchased your products. I am happy to let you know as today that my frozen shoulder is no longer an issue. I believed in less than a month of continuous therapy sessions per your instructions on the product my pain is gone.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Jesse Sese

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have to admit, I fully expected to be returning my order. (inferno wrap, freezie wrap) I told my wife "this is a lot of money and if doesn't work I'm sending it back", "I've got 60 days". Well after about 9 days of (2) treatments per day my severe case of Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is almost pain free. I tried wearing the over the counter tendon support brace with absolutely no results. My elbow pain was so bad I couldn't sleep at night and just knew I was going to have to see a doctor. Then I found your website. I was very impressed with the quality of your wraps, very thick and made form high quality materials. I guess the old adage "you get what you pay for" speaks volumes here. I'm completely sold on your products and won't be returning anything!!! Thank you for helping heal my tennis elbow and I've already told many of my friends about your web site. 100% satisfied Cameron Caldwell from Meriden, KS.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Cameron Caldwell

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

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.

Rating: Five Star Rating

virginia jackson

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I ordered an Achilles/Ankle “Inferno Wrap” and a Back/Hip “Inferno Wrap” which arrived within 48 HOURS. These wonderful products produced remarkable results from their very first application! Day One: Initial Treatment @ 9:00 AM on the Low Setting for 20 minutes Second Treatment (same day) @ 12:00 NOON for 20 minutes Third Treatment (same day) @ 3:00 PM for 20 minutes Fourth Treatment (same day) @ BEDTIME for 20 minutes “Rinse & Repeat” every day now… My range of movement and the reduction of discomfort in my Achilles Tendons improved by at least 90% IMMEDIATELY. As for my chronic lower-back trouble that is the long-term result of a “minor exercising mishap” 45 years ago, which randomly flares up on a regular basis.. I am now enjoying Instant Relief thanks to the application of my Back Inferno Wrap whenever I experience any episode of neuro-muscular discomfort !!! I’ll keep you posted as time goes by, but I wanted to say right away, “THANK YOU so much for everything”!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Candi Campbell

 

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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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Dear MendMeShop,

You are an outstanding company with great service! I have bought both the back/hip and leg inferno wraps, though I sent the leg wrap back and exchanged it for another back/hip inferno (for a friend). My friend liked the back inferno wrap so much he bought the second one from me as soon as he used it.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Tom Allberry

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Thank you!!! So far it's helping. My daughter is a pitcher and has been having treatment on her forearm. We are trying to get her well before the season begins at school. It is always a pleasure doing business with a company who genuinely cares about the quality of it's product, it's effectiveness and customer service. Please don't change a thing about how you do business there are not enough companies like yours in that respect! My family has owned small businesses through out the years and quality of work/product, customer service, satisfaction and respect were always our main concerns too! Angela

Rating: Five Star Rating

Angela Sloan

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Just want to let you know that I've had a chance to use the Freeze Wrap. I fell down on my tail bone and injured it slightly. I put the Freeze Wrap on my behind every night while watching TV, and it seems to help it a lot. I alternate between the 2 ice packs, keeping one in the freezer at all times. Thought you might be interested in this for the follow-up of your products. Will recommend your products highly to anyone interested. Sincerely, Irene

Rating: Five Star Rating

Irene Tom

 

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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,

The shoulder Inferno wrap seemed to help me. I used it consistently after my shoulder had already been injured for several months, after receiving no real help from 2 visits to orthopedist. I feel that the wrap plus doing my own physical therapy at home and time helped. I'm so thankful My SHOULDER Is FINALLY healed!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

April Smith

 

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Ice vs Heat for Treating Frozen Shoulder


Use ice and heat to deal with your frozen shoulder.

When dealing with frozen shoulder pain (adhesive capsulitis) it's hard to know what treatment will work best for you. You might be wondering if ice and heat will work for you. Or maybe even which will work better - ice OR heat.

Icing and heating are 2 of the most natural treatment options available. Compared to medications, surgery and other treatment methods - icing and heating have been around for centuries and have always been used for frozen shoulder and shoulder injury healing as a means to soothe and heal.

We understand that it can get pretty confusing to figure out what conservative treatment method will work best with all of the treatment options available to you today. To get started, you should think about the benefits you'll get from using these therapies.

What's Better to Treat Your Frozen Shoulder Pain:
Ice or Heat?

Ice and heat are the best treatment combination for you if:

What's better for your frozen shoulder injury? Ice or heat?
  • You're looking to heal quickly and want to boost the natural power of pain relief and healing in your body.
  • You don't want to repeatedly pay the cost (both from your wallet and time needed for long-term healing) of injections, medications, hospital visits or surgery.
  • You want to prevent any future injury, pain, sprain, strain, pull, spasm, tear or trigger point pain to your frozen shoulder.
  • You want to control your own treatment and healing at home, on your own time.
  • You're looking for a tried, tested, and true method of healing that's been used for centuries and has worked for countless other frozen shoulder pain sufferers.

How to Use Superior Temperature Treatments to Heal & Relieve Pain from Your Frozen Shoulder Injury!

 

Use BFST Inferno Wrap to increase blood flow circulation in your shoulder.

Combining cold and warmth is a simple yet effective way to get immediate pain relief and promote long-term healing. In your lifetime you've probably had your mom, family doctor, nurse, surgeon or physical therapist tell you to use ice right after you're injured and something warm from time to time once the swelling's gone down. It's a simple yet very effective way to relieve pain and promote healing in your shoulder.

Frozen shoulder can happen to anyone, and right now there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to treat their shoulder injury fast and heal it (where possible).

If you want to be proactive about properly dealing with your frozen shoulder, speak to your doctor about adding conservative temperature treatments to your recovery with AidMyFrozenShoulder's system using a Cold Compression ColdCure Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy with a BFST Wrap®.


The AidMyFrozenShoulder at-home temperature therapy healing system gives you:

  • Products that are approved by the FDA for use in the hospital or at home.
  • A Cold compression Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® that relieves pain, inflammation and swelling fast with consistent cold temperatures that WON'T reach temperatures so low that it causes cryoburn (like ice or blue gel packs full of anti-freeze and chemicals).
  • Boost healing efforts with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy for increased circulation.
  • Food-grade, non-toxic gel packs that can be chilled in the fridge or freezer.
  • A Shoulder BFST Wrap® with deeply penetrating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy right into your deep rotator cuff tissue where you need treatment most (unlike other methods that just heat your skin - like hot water bottles, hot baths, etc.)
  • Medical-grade, soft, plush, neoprene wraps that meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing - providing the safest product for cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy treatment.
  • A Treatment Formula used by physical therapists and doctors - with a BFST Wrap® used to increase blood flow circulation before activity and a ColdCure Wrap® used to relieve pain / swelling after activity.


These tools will help you achieve long-term healing results and prevent re-injury.



Not Sure How to Use Ice and Heat to Treat Your Frozen Shoulder?

We Have Answers that can Help...

The goal of this webpage is to give people the information they need to use simple, effective, natural treatments like ice and heat to heal their injury.

We're available to take your call 7 days a week - Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 9:00pm (EST) plus Saturday & Sunday between 11:00am and 6:00pm (EST).

We can give you the information you need to understand how to use temperature therapy (at home) to relieve your pain and heal your frozen shoulder injury. If you want to discuss options with one of our trained AidMyFrozenShoulder Advisers call our office toll-free at 1-866-237-9608 or Internationally at +1-705-445-3505.

There is no cost or obligation to this service.


We all want to begin healing as quickly as possible and with the right information, it can happen sooner than you think (it has for thousands of others who took the time to contact us).

You can be assured we will do our best to answer any question or concern you have. Living with frozen shoulder is never easy and we can help to provide answers about prevention, causes, treatment options, and ways to manage your injury for the short and long term.

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Which is Better for Treating Frozen Shoulder:
Ice or Heat?


Is heat better for treating a frozen shoulder injury?

People get confused with how ice and heat work to relieve pain and heal. They also get confused with which temperature treatment is better for their injury and how to get the right amount of "ice" or "heat" for effective treatment.

When it comes to using ice and heat for treating a frozen shoulder injury, it's important to keep in mind that both ice AND heat are very effective ways to relieve pain and heal. Most people will think one is better over the other from their own experience or what a doctor / physical therapist has previously told them.

The only difference between using ice and heat is that 1 is better for you at a specific time in your healing cycle and whether your frozen shoulder injury is at the 'freezing', 'frozen' or 'thawing' stage. Ice is used first, right when you get your injury (during the 'freezing' stage), to decrease pain / swelling and inflammation. Ice is also essential when your frozen shoulder starts to heal in the 'thawing stage', as your pain spikes while you regain movement of your shoulder.

Heat comes later, to increase blood flow circulation and stimulate the body's healing response. Heat is also the best treatment when you're experiencing extreme limitation of movement in your shoulder - during the 'frozen' stage of your injury. Heat relaxes the scar tissue surrounding your shoulder joint capsule, making it more pliable and flexible while speeding up the natural healing response that will eventuall 'thaw' out your injury.

Is ice better for treating frozen shoulder pain?

So which is better?

They'll ultimately work for you in the same way. Each temperature has its own unique benefits for frozen shoulder healing, and when used togther they provide a powerful advantage to long-term healing. You may already know that ice or heat feels better on your shoulder, and this could influence your decision too.

The bottom line is that ice and heat are exceptional, natural, pain relievers and healers for your frozen shoulder injury.

There are times when frozen shoulder injuries will respond better to 1 temperature over the other. We want to help clear up the confusion so you know which is better (icy cold or gentle heat) and how to get the most from your treatment at home.



How Do You Use Ice / Cold for Frozen Shoulder Pain Relief?


Cold should be used for new injuries or right after re-injury.

COLD (ice) is used to treat injuries or conditions that are red, hot, inflamed, swollen and suffering from tissue damage (a tear or recovering from surgery). Cold therapy is a natural / organic pain reliever that numbs pain right at the source of your injury. While doing this the cold also stops cellular break-down and reduces the amount of scar tissue forming (this is very important after surgery).


Cold can Make Your Frozen Shoulder Injury Worse - How?

Applying cold can restrict blood flow and stiffen / tighten soft tissue. Cold is NOT a good treatment method for your frozen shoulder when the tissue is already tight and constricted, because the cold will just stiffen the tissue further.

A good example of this would be when you're in the 'frozen' stage of your frozen shoulder injury. During this stage your overall shoulder and arm movement is restricted to the point where you can't even raise your arm at all. Your entire shoulder feels stiff and it's painful and difficult to move. Using cold at this time will stiffen up the soft tissue in your shoulder even more making it impossible for your tissue to flex at all. If you've had frozen shoulder for a while then you're all too familiar with how stiff your shoulder can get and how impossible it can be to move it.

At these times, when your shoulder is tight with restricted range of motion, you should use a therapy that will increase blood flow, like Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®), to relax and elongate your tissue making it much more pliable.

 


When Should You Use Cold to Treat Your Frozen Shoulder?

Cold compression works best to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation for new injuries, re-injury and during immediate post surgery recovery. Cold therapy should also be used during the first 24 - 72 hours of treatment, combined with resting your injury.

Cold should be used for new injuries or right after re-injury.

If you've been suffering for some time with a chronic frozen shoulder injury you should only use cold after activity causes you more pain or as you regain range of motion in your shoulder (during the 'thawing' stage) and feel some pain.. This would be when your shoulder starts to hurt at the end of the day after you've been using your arm for normal, daily tasks the entire day. When used at this time cold compression becomes a natural / organic pain reliever, treating the site where you feel the pain.

Sometimes we feel pain while doing a certain activity - should you still use cold? Too much cold therapy can reduce your ability to heal correctly, because cold is a short term pain reliever not a deep tissue healer.

We put milk in the fridge so it will stay fresh longer. We do this so it will stay in the same condition as when we bought it. Your injury is no different. Too much cold will keep your injury in the same state - slowing down the healing process. This can sometimes make chronic injuries linger even longer. Heat (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) should be used when you suffer from a chronic, tight or stiff shoulder injury and after you reduce swelling, pain and inflammation with cold.

Here are a couple of examples for when to use cold (ice):

Get consistent cold compression side shoulder Ice Pack
  • You have a frozen shoulder injury that's been on-going for quite some time. You're having a "good day" (your injury is feeling fine) and decide to head out for some grocery shopping. You realize afterwards that was a bad idea because your shoulder is throbbing and even more painful than the day before. You should use COLD on your shoulder to stop further damage to your joint capsule and help ease the pain.

  • You have an on-going, painful frozen shoulder injury. You're in the kitchen making a cup of tea and reach in your cupboard to get a mug. You forgot about your injury but realize it's there when you can't raise your arm high enough to grab the mug... Reaching for that mug just reminded you that your arm can only move so far with a sharp pain / twinge when your arm gets 'stuck' halfway to the cupboard. You stop and ask someone else to retrieve the mug for you (you stopped the activity that will cause more tearing in your shoulder). The pain was temporary and is now gone which means NO cold compression is needed. In this case heat (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) should be used to encourage healing of your frozen shoulder and help your tissue to relax / become more elastic in nature (so your arm won't stick as much next time).

It's crucial to use cold after any sort of activity causes you on-going pain.

 

When is Ice too Cold?
When are Blue Gel Packs not Cold Enough?

using cold for pain relief

Ice is frozen water. That might sound like a silly statement - but water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and becomes a solid. Using ice straight out of your freezer may drop the ice to a chilling 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If you put something that cold on your skin (below freezing) the extreme icy cold will start to damage your cells and may burn your skin (this is something called 'cryoburn').

Ice is also a solid, making the surface hard and rigid. When you're in pain, placing a rock hard block of ice onto a painful area causes a totally uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes you'll have to hold your arm and shoulder in weird angles in order to get the ice in the exact right place where you need the cold most.

Ice is freezing cold when it hits your skin, this is too cold for effective cold compression therapy.

Traditional blue gel packs contain dyes and anti-freeze (a very harsh toxic chemical). With so many chemicals it's impossible for these packs to freeze at all. They only cool down a little instead of getting to cold enough temperatures for effective treatment. Without the ability to freeze how is the temperature going to provide you with the cold your need to help you? After you pull it out of the freezer is it going to actually stay cold as long as you need it? Is it safe? Liquid gel will pool away from your injury in the bottom of the bag when you put pressure on your shoulder - not providing you with cold coverage where you need it most.

using cold for pain relief

The problem is, up until now there hasn't been another option to treat frozen shoulder injuries, so ice and traditional ice packs have been the only choice. 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.

We've designed a cold compression wrap that gets you the cold you need, holding the cold in place over your entire shoulder and reaching cold enough temperatures for effective treatment without running the risk of burning your skin (cryoburn).


What Makes the Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® Different?
Get consistent cold compression with our Shoulder Freezie Wrap.

This is where the Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® stands apart. Our gel packs are made with a food-grade PVC shell, food-grade non-toxic gel, there are no dyes or chemicals and they're FDA approved medical devices.

The coolest part about the ColdCure Wrap® is the patented gel formulation that allows millions of tiny snowflakes to form inside the gel when chilled. This network of cold snowflakes in the gel gives you 3 times more cold therapy than any other traditional blue gel pack available on the market today.

Every Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® comes with 3 very large packs of gel that weigh about 1.5 lbs each to fit inside the soft neoprene shell. That's truly stunning when compared to most other wraps on the market that weigh in at only about 1lb or less... including the wrap!


Effective Cold Compression Therapy slows nerve and cell function - reducing swelling that blocks blood vessels from doing their job.

 

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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 shoulder, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal muscle injuries faster and with less pain!


Effective Cold Compression Therapy = the ColdCure Wrap®

 

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 Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® can get the swelling & inflammation in your shoulder under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start dealing with your frozen shoulder injury and on-going pain head on.


Use a Cold Compression Shoulder ColdCure Wrap®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial shoulder injury or when you first notice pain and swelling to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your shoulder tissue is tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old frozen shoulder injury.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation in your shoulder.
  • Any other situation where you need to draw the pain and inflammation out of your shoulder.
 


Questions about using Cold for Frozen Shoulder Pain?

Call one of our AidMyFrozenShoulder Advisers at no cost or obligation to address any lingering questions you have about using cold for your frozen shoulder injury.

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How Do You Use Heat / Warm Temperatures to Heal & Recover from Frozen Shoulder?


Heat should be used for older, chronic injuries or when your shoulder feels stifff and strained.

HEAT (warmth) is used after you've reduced your swelling / inflammation and the sharp pain is less intense (you have more of a dull / nagging ache and soft tissue tightness in your shoulder). Warming up your tissue is a natural way to encourage healing of your deep tissue. Increasing the temperature of your deep tissue will result in increased blood flow circulation. It's the blood in your body that will bring oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy to your injured shoulder to help with healing and speed up the natural 'freezing' and 'frozen' stages of this injury.


Heat can Make Inflammation, Swelling and Newer Injuries Worse - How?

When we injure ourselves, we start healing right away. The body will naturally raise the temperature at the site of the injury resulting in the inflammatory response (redness, heat sensation, inflammation and swelling). This 'fake fever' leaks blood flow to the area to cool it down and start the healing process.

Adding 'heat' to your shoulder when it's already inflamed and tender may make your body think there's a new threat to your tissue and increase the pain in order to get you to stop. For some people applying heat on inflamed / swollen tissue will cause the injury to swell-up even more (as much as 3 times larger than normal). You'll feel even more pain as the pressure builds in your entire shoulder joint.

Heat is NOT a good treatment method for inflamed frozen shoulder injuries (during the 'freezing' stage), new injuries (within the first 24 to 72 hours), right after surgery or right after a re-injury (over-use and/or sharp, throbbing pain). In these cases, heat should be applied later on in the healing cycle. In the meantime, cold compression with a Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® should be used to decrease any inflammation induced pain.

 

When Should You Use Heat to Heal Your Frozen Shoulder?

Heat / warming temperature treatment works best to increase blood flow circulation and stimulate healing for older (chronic) injuries, re-injury (after swelling has been reduced) and during long-term post surgery recovery. Warmer temperatures should be used approximately 3 to 5 days after you first have the injury. Heat should not be started for a least 2 weeks after surgery because inflammation levels will be very high as the healing process starts over again. Any use of heat should also be combined with gradual movement to stretch out your shoulder and increase range of motion.

Increase blood flow in your entire shoulder joint with a Shoulder Wrap.

Heat is critical for dealing with the 'frozen' and 'thawing' stages of your frozen shoulder injury. You should be using heat when your shoulder has limited range of motion. Espeically if your arm keeps getting 'stuck' when you try to raise your arm up and use your shoulder. Heat used at this time will relax the tissue making it more flexible. Use of heat will also speed up the natural healing process of your frozen shoulder injury.

Each stage of a frozen shoulder injury can take months or even years. You may suffer for 4 months to a year just with limited movement and stiffness in your shoulder. It usually takes another 5 months to 3 years for your frozen shoulder injury to recover naturally. Healing will be much more efficient, and tissue will remain more flexible with regular use of heat.

If you have a chronic frozen shoulder injury that keeps getting re-injured you should use heat before activity to loosen up your tissue (making it more flexible). When used at this time the warm temperatures naturally extend the elasticity (elastic-nature) the tissue surrounding your shoulder joint capsule, making it more movable / pliable for activity. BFST® treatment with a BFST Wrap® is particularly helpful for frozen shoulder.

Sometimes we feel pain while doing a certain activity - should you still use heat? Using heat in the morning before you start your day or before activity can help to boost the healing process and reduce your risk of re-injury. Too much heat (especially when you suffer a set-back with swelling / inflammation) can make your inflammation worse. Cold compression with a ColdCure Wrap® should be used part-way through your day when you suffer from on-going pain and inflammation as a natural pain-reliever.

Using heat is a good long-term plan because it will help to stimulate healing and can also be used on a preventive basis to relax constricted soft tissue. We use warm temperatures / heat to speed up the process of baking something in the oven or melting the snow outside, your injury is no different. Heat will speed up the natural healing rate in your shoulder by increasing your blood flow circulation. This in turn brings all the components your tissue needs to heal - oxygen, nutrients, anti-bodies and energy.

Here are a couple of examples for when to use warm temperatures (heat):

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  • You suffered from a frozen shoulder injury 2 years ago, but since then the injury has healed a little and you no longer feel pain everyday. You've regained some of your range of motion and can move your shoulder a lot better than you could 6 months ago. You started taking a new Zumba dance/exercise class and notice your shoulder feels even more stiff the day after you exercise. There's no pain, inflammation or swelling in your shoulder, just stiffness / soreness around your shoulder. You should use HEAT (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) on your shoulder before your exercise classes to loosen up your shoulder. Heat can be used again the next day if you notice any residual stiffness. If the stiffness remains, you should continue to use heat to make sure your old frozen shoulder injury doesn't get worse.

  • You're starting to notice a very slow onset of mild pain in your shoulder that increases with movement. Eventually, when laying in bed at night, you notice the soreness in your shoulder continues. Now every night is restless with little to no sleep because of intense pain and tenderness in your shoulder. The pain keeps getting worse which means NO heat is needed. In this case cold compression with a Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® should be used as a natural pain-reliever. The cold compression will also decrease the amount of damage being done to your shoulder.

Keep using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy before activity and when you notice any stiffness in your shoulder to 'warm up' your tissue and stimulate healing.

 

When is Heat too Hot?
When are Other Heating methods not Hot Enough?
Hot water bottles are awkward to use and don't penetrate the heat deep enough for effective treatment.

Hot water bottles, hot baths / showers and other heating methods have been used to soothe sore joints and soft tissue forever. The problem with using traditional heating devices is that the low-level energy gets too hot for our skin but not hot enough for our deep shoulder joint tissue.

Your skin is like your armor - it's a protective shield. This means the heat energy needs to pass through your protective shield to reach deep enough into the tissue to promote blood flow for healing. Turning up the heat with hot water bottles, hot baths or other heating methods that heat up the skin first means we're trying to push the energy inside by force. It's just like when you use your oven to bake a cake for 45 minutes. The heat energy starts cooking the cake on the outside to work it's way in. You have to stick a toothepick in the cake to know when the inside's done.

Applying therapy that heats your skin first will make your skin feel too hot before the heat even penetrates deep into your shoulder.

Using heat when the energy is only pushing into the top layers of the skin won't give you deep tissue healing. In this case, the blood is actually rushing AWAY from your shoulder to the surface of your skin. This makes you really FEEL the heat.

If you feel the heat is the therapy really helping you on deep tissue level? NO, feeling the heat means it's only warming your outter layers of skin - much like baking a cake. There's even a condition for overuse of a skin-level heat source called toasted skin syndrome, hot water bottle rash, fire stains, laptop thigh, or granny's tartan (reference: 1).


What Makes the Shoulder BFST Wrap® Different?

This is where the BFST Wrap® is a wholesome healer!

Instead of having the heat energy force itself into your body by heating up the skin first, the Shoulder BFST Wrap® emits an electromagnetic energy that penetrates deep into your tissue creating the heat right down around your shoulder joint. This means that instead of using an oven to cook a cake from the outside in, you're using another method to cook the cake evenly from the inside out. After the timer's up you know your cake is fully-cooked without having to use a toothpick to check!

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What exactly has changed the way heat therapy works? With modern medical advancements electromagnetic energy is used to generate deep tissue heat for healing with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®).

The only way to get BFST® is through use of a Shoulder BFST Wrap®. The Shoulder BFST Wrap® is the only treatment method available for use at home that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. As we mentioned before, other methods (like 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 deep into your shoulder joint. And even if you were to use them this long, your skin would heat up to an uncomfortable level and you might even get burned!

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 injury, increasing the blood flow right in your frozen shoulder soft tissue.

With regular use of the Shoulder BFST Wrap®:

  • Your pain will be reduced.
  • Your damaged tissue will heal at an accelerated rate while reducing your risk of re-injury.
  • Your injury will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue. (Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link) Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)
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Our BFST Wraps® are 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 - biocompatibility 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!


Use a BFST® Shoulder BFST Wrap®:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your shoulder & prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your tissues before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel your shoulder has stiffened up, is tight and your shoulder gets stuck when you try to raise your arm up.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue.
  • Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your injury to relax your shoulder, relieve trigger point pain / spasms, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
 


Questions about using Heat to Heal Your Frozen Shoulder?

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A Summary of How Ice & Heat Affect Your Blood Flow


Imagine you're standing in your living room at home. When the air in that room is at normal room temperature (ambient temperature), your body is in a comfortable state. Your heart rate and blood pressure are normal (or whatever 'normal' is for you').



Imagine the air has cooled down to freezing...

Applying cold constricts your blood vessels decreasing fluid retention and swelling in your shoulder.

When the room becomes cooler your heart rate begins to slow down and your blood pressure increases. Your body does this automatically to retain heat in your body. At this time your muscles will also start to squeeze on and contract all of the veins in your body carrying blood flow. This also helps to decrease the amount of blood flowing throughout your circulatory system and retains the heat.

When cold is applied to a frozen shoulder injury, all of the soft tissue in the shoulder joint will squeeze on the veins to slow down your blood flow. This in turn clamps down on the amount of fluid leaking into your injured tissue, decreasing your swelling. This is why cold is used immediately to treat newer shoulder injuries or re-injuries. The cold slows down your body to stop the amount of damage happening to your tissue and decrease your swelling. This cold also has a nice side benefit of numbing the nerves in and around your shoulder thereby decreasing your pain.

In the medical world this is something called 'Vasoconstriction'.



Imagine the air has warmed up enough that you start sweating...

Applying heat expands your blood vessels increasing blood flow to frozen shoulder injury.

When the room becomes warmer your heart rate speeds up and your blood pressure decreases. Your body is trying to increase your blood flow to cool down your body.

When heat is applied to a frozen shoulder injury, your veins will start to get bigger (expand) to allow more blood flow through to your damaged or torn soft tissue. This in turn relaxes your shoulder joint, making the tissue more flexible and elastic. This is why heat is used on older (chronic) injuries and when your shoulder sticks (your range of motion is reduced), to loosen tissue and bring in the blood flow needed for healing. Your body will begin to heal itself after its' injured. Increasing your blood flow with heat will actually speed up this natural process.

Doctors usually call this process 'Vasodilation'.



Some other things happen when you're hot and cold...

When you're cold you'll start to shiver and your fingers, nose and/or toes will get coldest first. This again, is your body trying to retain the heat so all major organs can still function. When you're hot you'll start to sweat. Sweating is the body's natural way of cooling itself down.


Knowing when to use hot and cold and which is better for your blood flow is easy when you remember how your body reacts to cold weather vs hot weather. Both temperatures are helpful for natural frozen shoulder injury healing when used at the right time in the healing cycle.



How to Use Ice and Heat to Relieve Your Frozen Shoulder Pain


The main symptoms of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) are stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion. Usually you wind up not being able to lift your arm up over your head or away from your body. Being unable to move your shoulder in these ways will majorly interefere with everyday tasks like getting dress, driving, working or reaching for anything.

Frozen shoulder pain will get very intense.

With an injury like frozen shoulder, muscle spasms in your rotator cuff and scar tissue build-up around your shoulder joint capsule are major problems. These things cause pain and stiffness making it so you don't WANT to move your shoulder. Then when you keep your arm still, the pain and stiffness gets worse. Eventually you won't be able to move your arm at all.

There are 3 stages that you go through with a frozen shoulder injury - 'freezing', 'frozen' and 'thawing'. Each stage causes new symptoms in your shoulder and requires a different combination of ice and heat to relieve the pain, decrease the stiffness, speed up your natural healing and increase your range of motion.

There's a Unique Formula used for Recovery from a Frozen Shoulder Injury...

We're going to let you in on the secret to healing frozen shoulder injuries... The vicious cycle of 'freezing', 'frozen', and 'thawing' will repeat itself over and over again if you don't use conservative treatment to add to your healing at home and make sure your shoulder heals right the first time.

We have a Professional 3-Step Treatment Formula that will break this cycle for you:


Step 1 - Use Cold Compression in the 'Freezing' Stage

During this 'freezing', painful, stage your shoulder joint gradually becomes very stiff as a result of muscle spasms and scar tissue that binds the soft tissue in your shoulder tigether and tigether. Over time you'll notice a decrease in your range of motion. Your pain may be worse at night when you're sleeping or at any time when you sleep on your side.

The 'freezing' stage can last 1 to 9 months.

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Frozen Shoulder Top Shoulder Ice Pack

Use a Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® during the initial period of this 'freezing' stage to naturally relieve your pain. The ColdCure Wrap® will numb your tissue to decrease pain and reduce any swelling. The ColdCure Wrap® will also reduce the amount of damage that happens to your rotator cuff and shoulder joint capsule tissue, which decreases the amount of scar tissue that builds up in your joint.

Start with a 20 minute treatment whenever you notice the pain from your shoulder joint tissue 'freezing' in place. You might find it helpful to also use cold after activity, in the middle of the night if you're in too much pain to sleep, or any other time where your shoulder is throbbing in sharp pain.

Each ColdCure Wrap® has non-migrating RigiGel® that keeps the cold over your shoulder where it's needed most. With 3 extra large gel packs you also have the ability to swap out gel packs to extend your cold compression treatment as long as you need to.


Step 1 - Use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy in the 'Frozen' Stage

The pain you initially felt during the 1st stage will gradually start to drop off as your shoulder joint becomes 'frozen' in place. The inflammation will decrease as the scar tissue around your shoulder joint capsule gets harder. This fast build up of scar tissue will increase stiffness in your shoulder and will limit your movement entirely. You may notice the stiffness and discomfort of your frozen shoulder injury gets worse with any type of normal daily task or activity you try to perform. Your shoulder will feel like it's 'sticking' in place.

The 'frozen' stage can last 4 months to 1 months.

Increase Your Blood Flow with a BFST Wrap®

The Perfect BFST Shoulder Wrap

This is the ideal time to use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) with a Shoulder BFST Wrap®, to bring more blood flow into your shoulder joint. This blood flow will help to soften the scar tissue (making it a lot less hard and rigid) while increasing the flexibility of all of the soft tissue in your shoulder.

Use a Shoulder BFST Wrap® for 15 to 20 minutes at least half an hour before starting your day and performing any activity. A Shoulder BFST Wrap® will promote Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) - a therapy that will increase the blood flow to your shoulder while warming up and relaxing your constricted tissue.

Continued treatment with BFST® will also deliver much-needed oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy to your shoulder. This will boost your own natural healing ability and speed up your time for recovery.


Step 3 - Continue Using Your Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® & BFST Wrap® in the 'Thawing' Stage

This is the last stage of your frozen shoulder injury. As you get through this stage you'll notice your shoulder pain will decrease drastically as the scar tissue in your joint begins to loosen up. Your stiffness will start to go away and you'll be able to regain the range of motion in your shoulder over time.

Much like the 'freezing' stage (where the scar tissue is building up) this stage of your injury can be very painful as the scar tissue begins to break down. Using both the Shoulder ColdCure Wrap® and BFST Wrap® during this stage is crucial for your overall recovery.

You'll need to continue using the ColdCure Wrap® to reduce your pain and prevent any further injury to your shoulder. The BFST Wrap® is also essential to make sure that your shoulder continues to recover. Combined use with BFST Wrap® treatments before activity, and ColdCure Wrap® treatments after activity will speed up your recovery process and help you to avoid re-injury to your shoulder.

The 'thawing' and recovery stage can last 5 months to 3 years.


Our Frozen Shoulder Therapy Formula is
Proven to Work!


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

Here at AidMyFrozenShoulder we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyFrozenShoulder 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, I 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 from us. AidMyFrozenShoulder 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.
  • Guarantee #3 - Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.
  • 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.


Learn More About SUPERIOR Frozen Shoulder Treatments

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

Learn more about how the Shoulder BFST Wrap® helps with the healing process.

 
 
 


Adhesive Capsulitis Facts:

Frozen Shoulder (a.k.a adhesive capsulitis) often occurs for no known reason and causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.


Frozen shoulder is caused by inflamation of the joint lining which causes scar tissue to form around the joint. This scar tissue restricts movement in the shoulder joint.


Diabetes is a risk factor for Frozen Shoulder, affecting about 27% of people with diabetes.


About 70% of people with frozen shoulder are women


About 70% of people with frozen shoulder are aged between 40 and 60.


About 11% of people with frozen shoulder are women with thyroid disorders.


About 11% of people with frozen shoulder suffer from Parkinson's Disease.


High risk factors for adhesive capsulitis:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Acute Traumatic Injuries (ie. accidents)

 

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I fell down on ice last March, hit my left shoulder on the ground pretty hard and stirred up an old injury that hadn't bothered me for twenty years. I was in a great deal of pain and tried everything I could think of that might help. I only found temporary relief from the pain. It wasn't until I began using your Shoulder Inferno Wrap that I truly began to heal and the pain slowly began to subside. After several months, I still use the Wrap daily to maintain the healing and progress I've made. I then also sought the advice of a physical therapist because in addition to the pain I used to have before using the Wrap, I was still dealing with stiffness and a very limited range of motion. After examining me, the therapist said I didn't have rotator cuff issues just muscle issues, a thing called "frozen shoulder". For seven weeks now I have received help from a massage therapist and am slowly improving the range of motion. I chose to work with her because her sessions include massage and stretching. A session leaves my shoulder feeling slightly sore. I use the Inferno Wrap afterwards and the heat I feel as it works relieves the soreness. I am sure using the Wrap also helps the muscles "remember" longer the right way they are supposed to feel and function. Combining the Wrap with massage therapy has been a winning combo for me! Do I dare confess...I love the Wrap so much that I will definitely buy another one. The Back Wrap will be my next purchase from you. I mean this whole-heartedly - thank you for the Wrap! I am also pleased with your customer service. Dealing with you was a pleasure. You really do care about your customers! I am delighted and impressed with your product and your people. __________________

Rating: Five Star Rating

Deborah Barnsdale

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I ordered this wrap after finding out I have a Calcium deposit in my shoulder which has turned to Tendinitis. The Freezie wrap is awesome and instantly takes the pain away. The only thing negative I can say is if you are right at a 40 size chest order the SM/LG (under 40'). I am in the process of exchanging sizes because I ordered the LG/XL (40'-48') and the wrap is bulky and very big. I am right on the cute off for 40' and went bigger when I first ordered and should have ordered the small.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Melissa Rich

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

Hello, I'm reporting into you that the shoulder wrap is working so good. Most of my pain is gone now. I have good movement of the arm. Can raise it up over head now and around to the back. Before I started the treatments I was not able to do these things. I am a believer of your product and I will continue to use it. I went to my Doctor today for my yearly physical and I told her about me ordering this wrap, as I did not want to go through another surgery on the rotator-cuff. I just got done doing my overhead pulley exercises on my arms and then I put on the wrap and it felt so good. I still am being very careful as to not over use the arm. I was able to run my vacuum today with the right arm and did great. Ok, just thought you would like to hear my progress and I am very happy with the results so far

Rating: Five Star Rating

Louise Ranes

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

So far, so good! I've used the shoulder treatment 4x a day for a week now and seen a marked improvement in my shoulder with both flex ability and pain relief. P.S. As a follow up one week after the initial comments... Indeed, after a couple weeks of use, the pain totally subsided. Thanks!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Roger Hall

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I constantly use the Leg Inferno Wrap for my thigh and hamstring pain......love walking/running. It's great for shin splints.... feels good when muscle gets hot. Really helped when I woke up one morning with a lower leg deep vein Thrombosis really bed with the combo of whey protein; herbs for inflammation; and wearing this I was able to start running again in three weeks and walk normally in 2 weeks. Constantly use every evening and feels good after; For anyone like me it's a great product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Adam Sedzikowski

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I have used the Hip inferno device for 9 days now. The results so far are great. I have bursitis and have been getting injections which were helping less and less. With your product, the pain has lessened dramatically. The swelling has gone down as well as the tingling and the numbness in my hip. This is remarkable and welcomed relief as I have a vacation planned in 2 weeks and now I can't wait. You spoke to me on the phone about a back product as I have chronic back pain from an L5-S1 Spondylolithesis. I can't remember which but if you can suggest it again I would like to try it. Again Thanks for your concern and your product. It has certainly increased the "Quality of my Life" already. Regards Steve

Rating: Five Star Rating

Steve Jennings

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

My back is feeling better. Regular heating pads don't seem to work as well as the Inferno - I would assume due to their lack of penetration. The Inferno Wrap is of good benefit at this point. Thanks for a great product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Bradford Hicks

 

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Dear MendMeShop,

I love the freezie wraps, and use them for hip pain. They work well at night to take away most of the bursitis like pain. The Mend Me shop has provided excellent advice and treatment protocol which has been invaluable.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Sandra R

 

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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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