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More Muscle Injury Facts:

One common cause of muscle aches and pain is fibromyalgia, a condition that includes tenderness in your muscles and surrounding soft tissue, sleep difficulties, fatigue, and headaches


Muscle pain may also be caused by certain drugs, including ACE inhibitors and statins. ACE inhibitors are widely used for lowering blood pressure and statins for lowering cholesterol


Incomplete healing and re-injury can lead to a build up of scar tissue in the muscle causing further injury.


Home Conservative Guidelines:

  • Rest
  • Use cold reduce pain, swelling.
  • Use T•Shellz Wrap® treatments to increase blood flow in the treatment area.
  • Once swelling is reduced and healing has begun, start stretching the injured joint after warming up with a T•Shellz Wrap®. (stretching=good, straining=bad)


Typical characteristics of a muscle injury are bruising, weakness, muscle tightness and the inability to stretch the area

 


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Do I Need Surgery?


Surgery is a Last Resort

Not every condition requires surgery.

It's generally understood by doctors and surgeons that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into your joint. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring PT and often significant treatment post-surgery. If not dealt with properly, you could end up in worse condition than before the surgery! This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort.

If You Haven't Done So Yet, Get a Proper Diagnosis

Some cases of torn muscles may be considered as Surgically Necessary (SN) and will require surgery. In cases where there is infection, which can quicly become very serious, you will most likely require antibiotic medications as well as surgery. This is why it is important to get to a physician and find out what is really going on - this is known as getting a proper diagnosis. Getting a proper diagnosis would also determine if your pain is a side effect from another condition or disease (Lyme disease is one example). This is less common but nonetheless, very serious. So yes, it is important to get a proper diagnosis.


The Good News

Most cases of muscle strains or minor tears are not Surgically Necessary, and will heal on their own. This is why most doctors, physicians and orthopedic specialists will recommend conservative treatment for non-SN injuries before considering surgery.

Some of the most effective conservative treatment methods to avoid surgery are:

  • Rest - This is important for initial healing to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation in the early stage of your soft tissue injury. Too much rest can also be harmful as joint immobility can actually cause stiffening, overcompensation and atrophy (wasting away of soft tissue). This is why rest should be used when reducing initial pain and swelling, but should not be considered for more long-term conservative treatment.
  • Avoid Activity that caused your injury. - While resting the area, it's also important to avoid all activities that may have caused your symptoms - including any repetitive movements (possibly work or hobby related). This may include reduced activities in your job if that has caused your injury. Continuing on with regular activities can increase the severity of your injury, turning a mild to moderate case of muscle strain into a downward spiral of atrophic damage that may eventually severely impact your life. Also, trying to 'work around' your injury will eventually give rise to over-compensation injuries in other areas of your body.
  • Use a Cold Compress or Ice Pack - Cold is very effective at reducing pain and inflammation - use at the onset of the injury and during flareups.
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  • Use Circulatory Boost (T•Shellz Wrap®) - After swelling and inflammation has been reduced. You can use your own blood flow to maximize your rehabilitation, maintain healthy blood flow to your muscles, tendons (and other surrounding soft tissue), decrease recovery time, and boost overall long-term healing. Promoting blood flow to the injury will help to minimize the growth of scar tissue, increase flexibility and help prevent atrophy.
  • Rehabilitative stretching under supervision of a PT or doctor. The intent of this is to provide you with increased range of motion, pain relief and strengthening of the surrounding tissue of the joint. Caution: aggressive PT (such as aggressive stretching or massage) can be harmful - when dealing with a joint that has very limited range of motion, there is high risk to further damage weak and damaged soft tissue. This could lead to the need for surgery, and this is why you need to seek out a PT or physician as they can determine safe stretching parameters for you.
  • Stretching - Stretching your joint in PT and at home will help you to regain your range of motion much faster than not stretching at all. Stretching in many ways is key maintaining good Range of Motion (ROM) in your joint, and stretching can be made much easier with use of a T•Shellz Wrap® before to warm up soft tissue, and a Cold Compress or Ice Pack treatment after to prevent any return of swelling and inflammation.


What Happens When You Are Not Using Conservative Treatment Methods (as Outlined Above)

Painful soft tissue injuries such as muscle spasm/strain/tears and tendinitis are all injuries that cannot really be ignored. If you choose to ignore the injury, then this means you will still be be trying to do certain tasks (ie. using a fork, putting on your seat belt, etc) using soft tissue (strained and/or partially torn ligaments & tendons) that is already compromised. This means it will inevitably get worse.

    Here is what to expect:
  • Since the tissue is probably inflamed, lack of proper blood flow will drop your healing rate to a crawl.
  • Continually straining the soft tissue (just by doing daily tasks such as cooking or driving) worsens the injury and will introduce more scar tissue.
  • Increased scar tissue buildup will tighten the soft tissue in your joint, decreasing your already limited flexibility (reduced range of motion). After a week or more of limited flexibility in the joint, you may start to experience atrophy - a wasting away of soft tissue that inevitably weakens the joint.

Trying to use your joints once they have not been used for a week or more can easily introduce more scar tissue, cause pain, freeze you up again and happen again and again... As you can see this is a cycle that just gets worse and worse, eventually becoming a chronic (long term) injury. This is the cycle you need to stop or you will probably wind up having surgery once your injury becomes chronic. This is why you need to treat your injury with the T•Shellz Wrap® every single day, at least twice per day.


What Are the Two Biggest "Gotchas" When Treating Muscle Injuries Using
Conservative Treatment Methods?

The Absence of Pain Does Not Mean Your Injury is Gone

After most of our clients use a Cold Compress or Ice Pack for a couple days, pain will typically drop very significantly. This where most people wrongly associate the pain with the injury, whereas in truth, almost all of the pain really came from the inflammation and swelling. Once the inflammation is gone, do not assume you are fully healed.

Time Is Not Your Friend

So you have used a Cold Compress or Ice Pack on your muscles and most of the pain is gone, but it's been a couple of months and the injury keeps flaring up. If this is you, then you probably know why this is happening now... the injury was never full healed. To really heal a soft tissue injury, you really need to rest until it is healed, and you don't need me to tell you this is a pain in the butt! This is why the T•Shellz Wrap® is such an important tool, as it introduces the concept of enhancing localized blood circulation - giving the body's own healing process a kickstart. With this accelerated blood flow, you increase your odds of getting back on your feet more quickly, thus reducing your risk of re-injury..

When the swelling has gone down and the pain has reduced, this is the perfect time to use the T•Shellz Wrap®. A treatment with a T•Shellz Wrap® will substantially increase blood-flow to the treatment area - an increased blood flow helps maximize your body's rate of healing. We also highly recommend that our clients treat themselves with the T•Shellz first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. We feel it is important, as heat is known to increase elasticity and flexibility in soft tissue; when getting out of bed, your soft tissue is likely at its least flexible point throughout the day. Not only will this treatment combat atrophy, it will also decrease the chance of re-straining these ligaments, muscles and tendons at their most vulnerable time - after a long period of inactivity.


Why Your Muscle Won't Heal

If our body is designed to heal our own injuries, why does it take so long to heal?

When we have an injured ligament, muscle, tendon or bursa, this means the tissue is damaged. Your body responds to this damage with healing right away. During this healing process the injured tissue spasms. These spasms are contractions, and are meant to hold the tissue still to prevent any further injury.

    Swelling and inflammation is your body's way of:
  • Creating localized pain to tell you something is wrong there and to stop moving it, and
  • Sending blood to the area to start healing. Healing at this point will also expand the blood vessels in the injured tissue - they enlarge and swell causing you pain. This pain is a signal for you to lessen activity that would put anymore undue stress on your soft tissue.

However, there are significant problems with swelling and inflammation in regard to healing rate. Once soft tissue is inflamed, blood-flow is restricted. The body heals itself by sending nutrients through the blood to the injured tissue, and if the injured tissue is swollen, the blood-flow is greatly decreased.

Decreased blood-flow to injured tissue, prevents the damaged tissue from healing as fast as it would if the area wasn't swollen.

The other issue is that swelling is also very painful. With many conditions, once you get rid of the inflammation, a lot of the pain will disappear as well.

Once the Pain is Gone, We Think Our Soft Tissue Injury is Healed.

So we start using it more and more for common tasks, and then "boom" we get a sharp pain and then it starts all over. When this happens, the injury was never fully healed - and now it is worse! More scar tissue grows in the new tissue micro-tears and well, lets talk about scar tissue.

Scar Tissue - We Need It For Kick-Starting Soft Tissue Repair
But After That It is Nasty Stuff

injured tendons that won't heal might have a build up of scar tissue

Tendons, ligaments, muscle and other soft tissue are all meant to be durable and flexible, ready to work and move extreme forces in everyday activities. When I say extreme force, I mean try to imagine the amount of force that your hamstrings and calf muscles are under even when you are just walking, let alone running or jumping. Once there is a strain or tear, these same extreme forces can easily make the injury worse - this why pain exists - it conveniently helps the body prevents you worsening soft tissue injuries.

Scar tissue grows in damaged tissue when it tries to heal; little tiny band-aids that overlap each other to bind tiny tissue tears together. With this added scar tissue, muscles & tendons & ligaments become rigid, less flexible and unable to handle the forces that it once could. If you're suffering with scar tissue now you may feel the effects with stiffness, tightness, weakness and pain in the area. So much pain that you don't want to move it!

On-going issues with scar tissue can result in soft tissue tears and increase chances of strain to nearby tendons or ligaments (as they are now handling higher forces due to overcompensation).

Scar tissue is one of the MAIN reasons why a chronic injury has not healed and your Range of Motion (ROM) is reduced from what it once was.

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Scar tissue will form fast to deal with a soft tissue injury, and this scar tissue will also attach to everything in the area, including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This can result in a fusing together of soft tissue that shouldn't be fused together, causing extreme pain when you try to move your joint - it is literally ripping scar tissue. This is why PT is often painful - the therapist stretches the joint, forcing the scar tissue bonds to break so you can regain your range of motion.

Scar tissue is a major problem as it is difficult to treat and can cause your injury to become chronic - taking months or even YEARS to completely heal!

Minimize scar tissue growth and reduce risk of re-injury to your muscles/tendons/ligaments by:

  • (1) increasing blood flow to the area and
  • (2) increasing the elasticity of soft tissue in the area and
  • (3) elongating soft tissue in the area.

You can accomplish all three of the above goals by treating yourself consistently, every day with a TShellz Wrap.. Overall, continued treatment with the TShellz Wrap will maintain good health in the treatment area and significantly reduce risk of reinjury.

When to use a T•Shellz Wrap®:

  • Once the swelling is gone (usually after applying cold compression to the injury over 24 to 72 hr period).
  • BEFORE getting out of bed in the morning. BEFORE going to bed at night.
  • BEFORE exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to increase joint elasticity (tendons,ligaments,muscles) and decrease the chance of re-injury.
  • AFTER surgery (once the skin wound has healed over) to increase post-surgery healing rate and minimize scar tissue growth at the surgery location.
  • Anytime BEFORE you feel you might undertake activity that will put significant strain on the injury area.

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Minimize Your Chance of Surgery with these Effective Conservative Treatment Options

If your doctor thinks you might be able to avoid surgery by using conservative treatments, you can join our many customers who have had great success treating themselves with the powerful T•Shellz Wraps® that we offer through AidMyMuscle.


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Soft Tissue Injuries are common and can happen to anyone. Right now there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to treat their injury fast and heal it (where possible). If you want to be pro-active about properly addressing your soft tissue injury by using the best conservative treatments, then you need to use AidMyMuscle's system utilizing T•Shellz Wraps® and accessory products.



If Surgery is Required

Ok, well the good news is that our T•Shellz Wraps® are highly effective treatments for post-surgery recovery. To learn more about how to get started with recovery after surgery, click here.



The Next Step Is Up To You!

Living with pain is never easy as it affects your entire lifestyle. Living with pain during or after an intensive surgery and lengthy rehabilitation period can be even harder! What is more important than taking your best shot at trying to heal your tendonitis or muscle strain/spasm before signing up for surgery?

Doctors and Surgeons are always improving the technologies used in surgery, and results from surgery now are much more positive than they were in the past. However, all surgeries introduce scar tissue, and recovery from some surgeries can be disappointing. If you do wind up getting surgery, know that rehabilitation at-home while attending regular PT or doctor appointments is vital for your overall recovery. It is especially vital to critical joints that consistently handle extreme forces (body weight). Consistent exercise and conservative treatment on a daily basis during your rehabilitation while working with your doctor, surgeon or physical therapist is key - and this is why you should seriously consider maximizing your recovery by using the T•Shellz Wrap® at home once you are approved for PT.

AidMyMuscle stands out in this regard as our goal is to help you keep your body healthy for the long-term in a cost effective manner. This might mean getting a soft tissue injury cleared up using home conservative treatments - eliminating the need for surgery. If surgery is unavoidable, then our home treatment medical devices can also help you recover from surgery more quickly and completely..

We strongly believe that we can help you, and we have thousands of happy clients to back this claim. You are welcome to try our products for a 60 day period.. If you are committed to following the treatments outlined in the product instructions we are very confident that our TShellz Wraps will aid you immensely. If you do not receive the benefits that countless of our other customers have experienced from our products, call us, mail the product back to us and we will provide you with a full product refund.


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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!

Living with pain is never easy and we encourage you to call us with any questions you have related to your hamstring injury. We will do our best to help.

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Muscle Injury Facts:

There are approximately 639 muscles in the human body


Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle


Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs


Oral medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of a muscle injury. Anti-inflammatories and pain killers can cause muscle related injuries to worsen


Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body


Most common cause of muscle aches & pains:

  • Injury or trauma including sprains and strains
  • Overuse: using a muscle too much, too soon, too often
  • Tension or stress

 

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