Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treaments
Allowing your ankle to rest is always recommended when you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. During your recovery, you will probably have to modify and/or eliminate any activities that cause pain or discomfort in your ankle until the pain and inflammation settle.
Fortunately, there are healing tools that can help treat your carpal tunnel to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation while speeding up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury.
Cold Compression Therapy
Doctors recommend using cold compression to reduce pain and swelling and minimize tissue damage.
The Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® treats pain and swelling in an effective and convenient way.
The wrap is adjustable which allows you to control the compression to a level that is comfortable for you and the gel packs are chilled in the fridge not the freezer. This eliminates the risk of cryoburn, or 'cold burns', on your skin that can be cause by ice and strandard freezer gel packs.
With ColdCure Technology® Technology of our uniquely designed gel packs, you can also wear the Freezie Wrap® for longer treatments so you can enjoy even more relief from your tarsal tunnel pain!
Cold Compression Therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the ankle and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through your ankle ligaments and tendons and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your tarsal tunnel and with less pain!
The deep cooling effect provided by the Ankle/Achilles Freezie Wrap® gives you the fast, effective relief your sore ankle has been looking for!
Ultrasound therapy is the most effective and pain-free way to reduce inflammation caused by tarsal tunnel syndrome, soften scar tissue and promote faster healing of your ankle tendons.
During the healing process, scar tissue builds on your tendons and can attach them to the tendon shealth and other tissue in the area. This limits the flexibility and movement of the tendons and other tissue in your foot and increases the amount of pain you will experience. Fortunately, you can treat your scar tissue with therapeutic ultrasound to improve the elasticity and flexibility of your tendons.
Not only does ultrasound reduce inflammation, soften scar tissue and speed up the healing process, it also helps to prevent long term complications. Pain, lack of mobility, arthritis, or tendinosis are some of the more common long term complications that can occur when tarsal tunnel syndrome symptoms go untreated.
With ultrasound therapy, scar tissue becomes softer and the tissue becomes stronger reducing the risk of chronic problems in the future.
For those who suffer from chronic tendonitis or repetitive strains, ultrasound can help. Ultrasound therapy can help to break up scar and fibrous tissue that has built up over time and restore elasticity to the tissue and flexibility in your ankle.
Ultrasound can also be used to administer therapeutic medicines into the body. This is a process known as phonophoresis. Ultrasound with phonophoresis is rapidly becoming more popular than ultrasound therapy alone.
Using the MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Gel during your ultrasound therapy gives you 2 therapies in 1. You get the benefit of the regenerating sound waves from the ultrasound device itself AND the added bonus of the therapeutic ingredients inside the gel being delivered into the tissue where it is most effective.
MendMeShop®Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel contains the natural essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol and is exclusively available from MendMeShop®. These ingredients reduce inflammation, relieve pain and improve blood circulation to your inflamed tendons. 1 bottle of MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel comes FREE with every MendMeShop® Ultrasound Therapy Unit so you get unbeatable ultrasound therapy for your injured ankle ligaments and tendons.
MendMeShop® Ultrasound Therapy Unit with phonophoresis is safe, convenient, and easy and requires between 5 - 10 minutes per treatment. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send vibrations deep into your soft tissue cells. The waves are delivered through a hand held transducer and conductive gel that are used together in a slow, circular motion over the outside of your ankle.
Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™
Once inflammation has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tendon or ligament tissue and surrounding area is recommended.
Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™, or BFST®, will speed your recovery and heal your ankle tendons more completely preparing them for strengthening exercises.
BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your ankle to nourish your tendons and ligaments, improving elasticity and accelerating the healing process.
Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ treatments increase your body's natural healing power. In addition, the fresh blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from tarsal tunnel syndrome tissue damage leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Ankle/Achilles Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.
Continued use of BFST® even after your ankle has healed will help to maintain the health of the ligaments and tendons in your ankle and prepare them for any activities you enjoy.
With these 3 easy therapies you will notice incredible improvement in your ankle. You will have less pain and stronger tendons to get yourself back on your feet again. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!
NOTE: We recommend that you consult your doctor and/or physiotherapist before using any of our outstanding products, to make sure they're right for you and your condition.