Archive for the ‘shoulder pain’ Category

The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager

January 22, 2008

The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager The “Omni Directional Ball” is the key to the Superior Function and ease of use that you will enjoy with your Knuckle-Baller. The Knuckle-Baller takes the POWER of the Omni Directional Massage Ball to a whole new level.You can begin by applying pressure on the roller and then gently roll the ball in circular motions around the lower back. While moving it in circular motion, you can apply the necessary pressure. Once you are able to identify the spot from where the pain is originating, you can continue to massage the affected area for 10-20 minutes. The massage roller will, thus, provide you relief as it soothes and loosens the muscle tissue or ligaments. It will also gradually increase your blood circulation, leading to the healing of the affected area and elimination of the back pain.

Massage Techniques
The Knuckle-Baller is an outstanding aid in the application of many techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Reflexology and Cellulite Reduction.

Relief and Flexibility
The Knuckle-Baller can provide much needed massage relief for sore aching muscles, stimulate blood flow and reduce pain and swelling, thereby promoting healing and flexibility.

Versatile, Yet Easy to Use
The Knuckle-Baller will provide you a range of massage applications and techniques.

The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager sold at MedEx01.com

Trigger Points Can Occur in any Muscle

December 17, 2007

Trigger points can occur in any muscle. Remember that every person is unique, and that you are the best judge of your pain and discomfort. Regular use of The Original Backnobber II tool can help you better understand the source and nature of such problems and can be an exceptionally valuable aid in your pursuit of a healthy, pain free lifestyle. The guidelines listed below can be followed when using The Original Backnobber II tool on any muscle in the body.1– Isolate a trigger point by pressing firmly with your fingertips or The Original Backnobber II tool over a specific part of the neck, shoulders, upper, middle or lower back, buttocks or thighs.2- When you feel a hard knot (like a lump) or soreness, apply pressure to determine the level of tenderness in the area. Some sensation of pain is to be expected from the pressure; although for many people, this sensation is quite pleasurable and satisfying. Experiment to determine a tolerable level of pressure.3Once you have located the trigger point and know how it feels, you’re ready to begin using The Original Backnobber II tool. As you become more accustomed to detecting trigger points on your body and how to apply pressure, you can begin immediately with The Original Backnobber II tool instead of performing the preliminary search.

4- The Original Backnobber II tool can be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm. Apply direct, steady, pressure to the trigger point in the muscle.
5- Pressure preferences vary widely among professionals and patients alike, but for many, pressure can be effectively applied for between 5 and 30 seconds. It often takes time for muscles to begin to “trust” the pressure, so the first 20 seconds may be a mere beginning. In general it is best to start slowly and gradually increase pressure as desired following your own best intuition and feelings.6- Apply pressure firmly to the affected muscle. Move along the muscle band at one-inch intervals. Stop and apply longer or deeper pressure to any knots or lumps as you work. Although almost any pressure on a muscle will usually have some releasing effect, it is best to apply pressure along the entire muscle from one end to the other, in approximately one inch intervals, and then stretch before moving onto another area.

7– Harmony and balance between both sides of the body are vital to achieving proper posture and function. It is best to work both sides of the body, just in case any pain is referred to the other side after being “detriggered.”

8- Remember to breathe! Sit back, relax and take some deep breathes both before, during and after using The Original Backnobber II tool.


9– Specific concentration on breathing can enhance the desired results of the trigger point technique. Take a deep breath and begin applying pressure as you exhale. Continue deep breathing as you perform this trigger point technique.

10- In addition to using The Original Backnobber II tool, paying attention to healthy lifestyle habits may also produce noticeable and desired results. Drink plenty of water, participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes a day, eat properly and get plenty of sleep. As you notice improvement in function and movement, you may also find yourself relaxing and enjoying life more than ever before!The Original Backnobber II tool is a wonderful gift. It is on Sale at Medex01.com for $37.66

Therma Moist Heating Pad by Drive

October 10, 2007

 

The Therma Moist Heating Pad requires no water to be added, as an outer flannel cover draws and retains humidity from the air. As the heating pad warms, the moisture is released from the flannel cover and onto the treated area. The heating pad is ideal for the treatment of arthritis, back pain, sprains and strains, muscle soreness, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

To clean, remove cover from heating pad. Machine or hand wash. Use mild detergent in cool water. Hang to dry or use set on cool gentle cycle in dryer.

Features:

* The positioning strap with Velcro-type closure ensures a secure, proper fit for maximum treatment

* The easy to use hand control features four heat settings and four time settings (Heat settings: 115/130/150/165 degrees Fahrenheit, 45/55/65/75 Celsius – Time settings: 15/30/45/60 minutes)

* Moist heat therapy is more effective than dry heat because moisture transmits heat more efficiently than air

* The heating pad will automatically shut off after treatment

* Three sizes are available to provide added convenience

Drive Therma Moist Heating Pad – Sold at Medex01.com

Therma-Wrap for Hot and Cold Therapy Use

June 5, 2007

Available for the hand, ankle/elbow, knee, back and shoulder, the Therma-Wrap provides hot or cold therapy for the relief of pain associated with sprains, strains, and other injuries.
Therma-Wrap comes equipped with pockets designed to hold our FlexiPAC for either hot or cold therapy. Easy to use, simply Microwave in a microwave safe container with water just covering the FlexiPac for soothing heat therapy or store in the freezer for cold therapy.

FlexiPACs included, but you will want extra inserts for continuous treatment. Extra FlexiPACs are also available at an additional cost.

Ankle/Elbow: The Ankle/Elbow wrap is multi-functional. As an ankle wrap it is perfect for helping relieve pain in and around the ankle due to arthritis and acute or chronic ankle sprain. As common as ankle sprains have become in sports like Soccer, this pack is a must for every team trainer. When applied to the elbow, the wrap provides relief of elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, elbow tendonitis and elbow arthritis. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy.

Knee: The Knee Wrap applies heat or cold therapy to the knee to relieve pain from knee arthritis, meniscus tears or ligament damage such as an ACL injury. Works great for chronic knee sufferers. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Back: Ice and heat therapy have been proven to help relieve pain in the back due to arthritis, disc problems and muscle aches from overuse or injury. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Shoulder: The hot/cold shoulder wrap is great for helping relieve pain from injured rotator cuff muscles, shoulder arthritis and acute injuries to the shoulder. Perfect for the athlete who throws repetitively, such as pitchers and quarterbacks. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Therma Wraps are sold at MedEx01.com

5 minute animation exercise to protect against computer injuries

April 11, 2007

A 5 minute animation exercise to protect against computer injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and to relieve wrist and finger pain.

China Gel for Foot Pain

April 11, 2007

China Gel foot pain relief

The foot absorbs the brunt of punishment in your daily activities. It supports your weight, is a shock absorber, serves as a lever for mobility and provides balance. Pain can begin with a structural flaw in your foot, improper technique in your stride, ill-fitting shoes or overuse. Other medical conditions may become symptomatic in the foot, including diabetes, vascular, and nerve problems.
 

Massaging China-Gel into the joints and muscles of the affected area two to three times a day will help to ease soreness and pain while reducing the inflammation. When massaged properly into the skin, China-Gel stimulates circulation and the body’s endorphin response to pain providing effective relief to any flare-ups or chronic aches making it a great alternative to oral medication.

You can buy China Gel at MedEx01.com

CTS Exercise Carpal Tunnel Stretch

March 29, 2007

The CTS is a unique stretching device, designed by an Osteopathic physician. It is recommended by physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapist and other hand specialists around the country for stretching the tight soft tissue structures associated with carpal tunnel. The device is lightweight and easy to use. You simply place your hand in the device and press down for 3-5 seconds. Repeating this procedure several times a day will stretch the tight structures of the carpal tunnel.

CTS Exercise Carpal Tunnel Stretch is recommended by hand specialists for stretching the tight soft tissues associated with carpal tunnel. Device is lightweight and easy-to-use.

Sold at MedEx01.com

Wristimer System Wrist Support

March 29, 2007


For Day

Hand Wash and Air Dry

Designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon, WrisTimer™ is the ideal dynamic support for occupational use . It’s unique finger and hand free design prevents damaging wrist flexion but allows healthy range of motion. This is the only brace that allows variable range of motion from 0 to 30 degrees. Full finger and hand grasping capability is maintained that enables full productivity at work. The WrisTimer PM™ maintains neutral wrist positioning during sleep. Provides optimum relief of CTS. The Curved Aluminum Support holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation. The brace forms to the hand, wrist, and forearm. Extremely comfortable foam padding protects with soft, breathable cushion for comfort during sleep.

WrisTimer AM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment during day. Finger and hand free design allows healthy range of motion and avoids damaging wrist flexion during work or activity. Elastic wristband adjusts easily for stable and comfortable wrist compression while finger loop adjustsfor desired range of motion. Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, WrisTimer® is an ideal dynamic support for occupational use. Used by leading companies for prevention and rehabilitation of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries, research studies show preventing damaging flexion while allowing healthy range of motion during activity is desirable. Now with the therapeutic benefits of magnets, use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and prevention of potential damaging flexion during activity.WrisTimer PM® with Magnets is the perfect companion support to use at night.

For correct size, measure over bony prominence at wrist.

WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment at night. Dorsal application allows a comfortable fit and prevents flexion of the wrist. Aluminum stay holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation and provides support following surgery. WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets maintains a neutral wrist positioning during sleep plus adds the benefit of magnet therapy. Research studies show maintaining a neutral position during sleep provides optimum relief and treatment of RSI symptoms. Use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and improving patient compliance at night. WrisTimer® with Magnets is the perfect companion for wear during the day.

Daytime and Nighttime WrisTimer are available in the following wrist sizes at MedEx01.com:
WrisTimer Day (Small, Medium, Large)
WrisTimer Night (One Size Fits All)