Plantar Plate Tear


If you are suffering with a plantar plate tear, you may feel as if you are "walking on the bones of your foot".

Plantar Plate Tears Are Often Frequently MisDiagnosed

Plantar plate injuries are often misdiagnosed as hammertoes, neuromas, or capsulitis (inflammation of the tendons that surround the toe joints). A misdiagnosis means the true underlying condition isn’t treated and the pain and deformity will continue to worsen.

One of the most common presenting problems, yet most commonly missed problems, is a plantar plate tear. Often the problem is considered to be potential neuroma, fat pad atrophy, or a generalized diagnosis of metatarsalgia or metatarsal head overload. Unfortunately, not enough attention is placed on the plantar and medial/lateral ligamentous structures of the metatarsal-phalangeal joints. This lack of attention results in poor diagnosis, lack of care, treatment for the wrong condition, and ultimate frustration for the patients and doctor.

If you are suffering from pain in the ball of your foot, it is important to ensure you get a correct diagnosis quickly. There are two reasons for this:

  • plantar plate tears are often misdiagnosed as something else (ie. neuroma, matatarsalgia)
  • it is much much easier to fix/heal a plantar plate tear in the early stages of the injury

Who is Most at Risk of a Plantar Plate Injury?

  • Active adults over the age of 45
  • People who participate in activities that causes them to spend a lot of time on the balls of their feet
  • People who over-pronate (inward foot roll when walking)

Plantar Plate Function & Location

Your foot is a complex area of the body, it's small compared to the rest of your body but it's packed full of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones. At the base of each toe in your foot there is a small fibrous band of tissue that connects foot bones to toe bones. The plantar plate(s) are a special type of ligament that is super strong and flexible (because you need something like this to handle your bodyweight). The job of these plates is to help pull your toes down toward to the floor. The plate helps stabilize your toe from shifting side-to-side and maintains the toe in its correct position. Each foot contains four of these plantar plates - one for each toe except the big toe, which does not have a plantar ligament plate.

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Causes of Plantar Plate Tears

Plantar plate injuries may happen suddenly through an acute incident / accident / trauma or develop over a period of time from over-use or from wearing shoes with little sole support. They can also result from a deformity that can put increased pressure under the foot (ie. bunion or crossed toe).

A Specific Trauma Incident

An example of such an incident could be tripping over a root or perhaps a cat that crossed your path. When you tear your plantar plate this way, you will feel sharp stabbing pain across the ball of the foot.

Chronic, Repetitive Stress

Rather than the plantar plate tear occurring all at once, the tear can develop over quite a length of time due to repetitive substantial stress on their toes and the balls of their feet. A common cause of chronic plantar plate tears is from the added stress on the plate caused by an over-pronated gait (when you walk, your feet roll inward); over time, the plate begins to bread down.

As stresses mount, the plantar plate suffers from micro-tears in the tissue and gets stretched out, becoming more and more vulnerable to larger tears. Age is also a very significant factor; the plantar plate wears down with age. Furthermore, connective tissue weakens and becomes less flexible with age. If you are an active adult over the age of 45, you can get a plantar plate tear although people that spend a lot of time on the balls of their feet are much more susceptible. A few examples of professions that have significant susceptibility to plantar plate tears are:

  • People who spend a lot of time on ladders: painters, linesmen, tree fruit harvesters
  • Ballet dancers. Ballet dancers dedicate hours and hours per day strengthening and toughening their bodies - especially their feet; a bad foot injury can easily end their career.

How Do I Diagnose a Plantar Plate Tear?

It's important to find out what's wrong with your foot. Plantar plate injuries are often misdiagnosised as they are similar to some other injuries that affect the foot. This is very true for those who are very active or enjoy running sports. When seeing your doctor they will discuss your medical history and examine your foot, heel and ankle for any deformities or inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, pain). They will also look at your flexibility, stability, and gait (the way you walk). Occasionally an x-ray of your foot will help rule out Metatarsal (toe) Stress Fractures. An MRI can be used to provide a complete and accurate diagnosis of any injury to the soft tissue (ligaments) in your toes. In some cases the doctor will request blood tests to rule out diseases or infections.

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Plantar Plate Tear Symptoms

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Pain & Lack of Cushioning Sensation

As mentioned above - if you are suffering with plantar plate tears you may feel as if you are "walking on the bones of your foot". You will likely have pain at the base of your 2nd, 3rd or 4th toe (usually the 2nd) that worsens with walking, jumping or running. Pain varies between patients with some describing a dull ache type of pain while others experience sharp pains.[1] A tearing and or popping sensation is sometimes felt when the injury occurs due to the plate tearing or the toe dislocating and 'popping' back into place.

There is a lot of pain involved with a plantar plate tear so if you have one then you are probably limping to lessen the pain. Many sufferers of this injury notice swelling and redness on the top of their foot and if the injury is severe there could be bruising near the affected toe.

If left untreated, you will develop a toe deformity called 'hammer toe'.

Position Shift of the Affected Toe

Once a plantar plate tear occurs, the affected toe (usually the 2nd) will begin to gradually shift position. The toe may shift upwards or move toward one side; it is not uncommon to see a plantar plate tear affect the 2nd toe where it shifts position toward the big toe. The affected toe will often not touch the ground when the foot is planted.

Do You Really have a Plantar Plate Tear?

Our feet are some of the most complicated joints in our bodies with 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. Due to this, there are often a variety of ailments in the foot that can cause similar symptoms. Some ailments can be extremely serious, so if you are experiencing persistent foot pain, please visit your physician and get a diagnosis.

Toe pain can come from injuries to the soft tissue in the foot or to one of the many tiny small bones, some of the more common injuries being:

foot or toe bursitis can be the cause of foot pain
  • Foot bursitis - Bursitis can occur in the toe joints, the side of the foot, the heel and around the ankle. As we walk, run or jump, the ground surface and the shoes we wear play an important role in how much trauma our feet experience. Every step can cause a small amount of damage to a particular area in the foot which can increase the risk of bursitis.
  • Morton's neuroma - This condition usually causes burning pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate into the toes. The pain generally intensifies with activity or wearing shoes. You may sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot. You may also have numbness in the toes. Neuroma is often the misdiagnosis of plantar plate tears the two conditions have similar symptoms.
  • Metatarsalgia - This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that area between your arch and the toes. Metatarsalgia is a common over-use injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation of the bone covering and surrounding tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.
  • Sesamoiditis - The big toe has two very tiny bones embedded in tendon tissue in the ball of the foot. Any type of injury to the tendon tissue can cause irritation in and around the sesamoid bones. This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that big toe. Sesamoiditis is a common over-use injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - Pain associated with plantar fasciitis normally starts as a dull ache and then progresses to a sharp, knife-like pain or constant throbbing feeling that is worse when you put weight on your foot. The most tender areas tend to be in the center of your heel and along the inside and bottom of your foot towards your toes, where your heel and arch meet.
  • Turf toe - This can happen when the big toe joint is pushed beyond its' normal range (backwards or downwards). A 'pop' is felt at the moment the injury happens followed by sharp immediate pain. Symptoms include swelling in the foot, the entire big toe joint is affected and limits the motion in the toe.
Predislocation syndrome, crossover toe deformity and floating toe syndrome are terms related to a plantar plate tear or sprain.

Plantar Plate Tear Treatments

The first thing your physician will tell you is to stop doing whatever it was that caused this problem in the first place. This is a big problem for many people that work on their feet, because it usually means you'll have to take time off from work to heal. For cases of significant severity, it is advised is to stop all activity related to the injury and rely on someone else to help you. If this sounds like you then you know how important it is to heal your plate tear quickly and make sure it doesn't happen again.

Regardless of the degree of severity of your plantar plate tear, it is a good idea to start the following conservative treatment options as soon as you can:

  • rest the foot as much as possible
  • avoid activities that cause pain
  • getting fit for custom orthotics or shoe inserts with metatarsal pads is recommended
  • wear shoes with solid support along the ball of foot area
  • if there is inflammation, use cold compression treatments to reduce swelling
  • visit a podiatrist (foot doctor) or physician to get a proper diagnosis and evaluation

If a plantar plate tear is not cared for properly, there is a good chance that such an injury will become chronic. Once in the chronic stage, you will experience a toe deformity and likely suffer further degradation of soft tissue and cartilage in the joint. Little can be done to fix a chronic plantar plate tear other than surgery.

While undergoing conservative treatments for your plantar plate tear, we recommend use of the Sesamoid TShellz Wrap® after swelling in the area has been reduced; the TShellz Wrap® is designed to stimulate blood flow in the local area, while also warming up tissue in the location of treatment. It is known that warmed tissue will experience a larger range of motion and increased extensibility and this is exactly what you want when you are trying to recover from a soft tissue injury. Increased extensibility and flexibilty in soft tissue means it is less likely to strain or tear further during activity, and less re-injury during your recovery means your recovery will be much faster. A faster recovery not only minimizes the build up of scar tissue during the healing process, it also reduces the risk and severity of overcompensation pain and secondary injuries. Basically, the value of a faster recovery is often underestimated, as the impact of chronic injuries can quickly spiral out of control.

For Low Grade Plate Tears (minimal injury)

A change in activity, rest and better shoes & orthotics might be all that is needed to recover from your plantar plate tear. It is also possible that your physician will prescribe a boot to wear that is designed to keep your weight off of the ball of the foot. However, if there is a significant change in toe alignment (vertical or horizontal) then it is likely that more will be needed.

For Higher Grade Plate Tears

plantar plate tear over compensation strain locations

A higher grade tear means that there is substantial tearing of the plantar plate - enough to affect toe alignment. While it is good to undergo the conservative treatments outlined earlier, it will likely not be enough. Once your doctor or foot specialist has evaluated the severity of your tear, they may recommend a range of treatment options such as:

  • Toe taping. Tape may be wrapped around the toe to keep it in a specific position - often in a downward position. Whatever way it is wrapped - it will be done to keep pressure off of the plate tear, giving it time to heal. Toe taping can last for a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
  • Surgery. The surgical procedure undertaken will depend on a couple factors such as:
    • is there degradation of cartilage and ligaments in the joint?
    • Is the plantar plate too damaged to repair? In such cases, a graft procedure might be recommended.
    • How much collateral damage (damage to surrounding tissue and bone) is there? Although open surgery is more invasive than arthroscopic surgery, open surgery might be necessary to perform a proper cleanup of the area. This means recovery will be longer and the amount of scar tissue due to surgery will likely be more significant.
If Plantar Plate Surgery is Required

Ok, well the good news is that our TShellz Wraps® are intended to be highly effective treatments for post-surgery recovery. Learn more about how to get started with recovery after surgery.

Scar Tissue & Fibrotic Adhesions

All connective tissue is living tissue; tissue requires a blood supply and is continually in a state of regeneration. Any and all connective tissue has the potential for injury and inflammation. Injuries can be small such as in the case of a strain, or injuries can be large tears or even avulsions (complete tearing). Once an injury is experienced, the area will experience both inflammation and the growth of scar tissue (otherwise known as adhesions).

The occurrence of scar tissue is a regular part of life. Scar tissue forms as part of the progression after injury occurs. Scar tissue essentially 'fills in the gaps' after a cut, tear or wound presents itself in the body. Scar tissue is composed of the protein, collagen; it is widely known in the medical community that scar tissue is weaker and less flexible than original tissue.

  • Normal/original connective tissue is made up of collagen, but this collagen is aligned in a specific direction with each strand in alignment. This results in the connective tissue having a strong tensile strength while also having excellent flexibility and extensibility.
  • Scar tissue is made up of a 'criss cross/ random' formation of collagen and attaches to everything in the area. You can likely imagine the result of a patch of scar tissue; the effect is similar to pouring extremely sticky glue in your hair. It interrupts everything and is disruptive to the function of the connective tissue. The caveat is that the scar tissue does its job - it binds tears together. You definitely want the tear to heal, but it is important to ensure the scar tissue goes away despite the fact that it does not go away easily.
  • After scar tissue forms, although the wound or cut is now closed (and less prone to infection), the area of tissue itself is inferior in functionality to what it replaced.

Continuous re-injury and build-up of scar tissue makes it more likely that you will wind up with chronic pain, reduced Range of Motion or even arthritis (permanent damage).

Heal Quickly to Minimize Scar Tissue Growth & Reduce Re-Injury Risk

tendon tear scar tissue

The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal tears in soft tissue (muscles, tendons). Scar tissue can form fast to bring together the edges of a tear, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) tendon/ligament tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your tear in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.

This is how scar tissue works - it is messy and inelastic. The scar tissue that forms in your soft tissue will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding the tear. This scar tissue will attach to everything in and around the tear including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This results in a long-term fusing together of everything the scar tissue touches, reducing your ability to move and making the injury even more painful!


For soft tissue injuries (tendons, muscles, ligaments, fascia), it is important to heal quickly and completely; this will help minimize the build up of scar tissue. If you don't, your tissue injury may be the start of a long term chronic injury resulting in a loss of Range of Motion and joint atrophy.

The longer a soft tissue injury remains, the more scar tissue is likely to build up in and around the injury location. This is why it is critical to treat your injury quickly without delay. Continuous re-injury and build-up of scar tissue while staying active or going back to work means you will experience a greater risk of winding up with on-going, chronic foot pain and overcompensation injuries to the hips, knee(s), and or back.

The TShellz® Circulatory Boost Wrap & Why You Need It

Building strong healthy tissue is part of the healing process and needs to be dealt with asap to minimize your chance of re-injury or overcompensation injuries. You can help your tendonitis injury during this healing process by maximizing blood flow in the area via use of a Sesamoid TShellz Wrap®.

foot tendonitis treatment with sesamoid tshellz wrap

The TShellz Wrap® is based upon LEC Response®, which stands for Localized Enhanced Circulatory Response®. We adopted this technology when we brought the TShellz to market several years ago, following a period of testing along with continuous improvement. The goal of a Localized Enhanced Circulatory Response® Treatment is to effectively stimulate localized blood flow in and around injured soft tissues. The vasodilation effect increases blood flow by reducing vascular resistance within targeted tissues in the treatment area. This provides soft tissue with much needed oxygen and nutrients to augment the recovery process and to help you live life with less pain, more mobility, and reduced risk of re-injury (by enhancing the flexibility of tissues).

Increasing blood flow while maintaining or increasing tissue flexibility becomes the priority to bring in all the essential elements needed for natural healing within your own body. An increased blood flow is key as this maximizes the bodys' ability to self heal. An increase in blood flow accompanied with heat in soft tissue is known to help increase range of motion, and improve the flexibility of soft tissue - ensuring that the soft tissue recovery period does not last years.

We believe the use of TShellz Wraps® for boosting blood flow in the area of application is one of the most under-utilized home treatment options available on the market today. We have client after client that have tried many options out there and have been amazed at how effective and fast the TShellz Wrap treatment can relieve pain and get you on the road to a quick recovery.

The intent of TShellz Wraps are to significantly increase bloodflow to tissue in the treatment area - period. With regular use of the Sesamoid TShellz Wrap:

  • Foot pain will be reduced*.
  • With increased blood flow, soft tissue will recover at an accelerated rate*.
  • Due to increased warmth in soft tissue, the corresponding joint will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue*. This should translate into a reduced rate of injury occurrence as soft tissue becomes more flexible.
    (*Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)

Attach the TShellz Wrap® around your foot, plug it in and let the Energy Pad do the work!

Tshellz sesamoid wrap covers top or bottom of foot from arch to toes

*Know that every personal soft tissue injury is unique and the TShellz Wrap may not work for everyone. This is why we offer a 60-day money back return on all our TShellz Wrap devices. Our high quality wraps are registered with the FDA as medical devices which meet high manufacturing standards.


TShellz Wrap® = A Localized Enhanced Circulatory Response® Treatment

If you want to heal quickly, you need to keep your blood moving and that's where TShellz® Circulatory Boost Wraps come in. What is Circulatory Boost? It's a substantial increase in the flow of blood to soft tissue without having to rely on exercising your weakened joint. This is what the TShellz Wrap® does... you can really feel it work!

Have you seen what happens when you add water to a flower wilted from drought? An injured muscle is kind of like a "wilted" flower - your body wants to heal the injury but needs lots of nutrients to do it. Blood supports and facilitates new life by delivering healing nutrients and oxygen that are vital for the growth and repair of soft tissue. Furthermore, an increased blood flow is more effective at carrying away toxins and waste - this all adds up to increased capability of your body to heal soft tissue. Without a good supply of blood, damaged soft tissue simply will not heal in a timely fashion.

Both during and after the treatment, soft tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments, bursae) will experience an increase in blood flow even though your body is at rest.

In order to get maximum blood flow to your foot and surrounding soft tissue, you need to help your body stimulate blood flow - you need a TShellz® Circulatory Boost Wrap. A Localized Enhanced Circulatory Response® Treatment is intended to be fastest and easiest pain-free way to increase localized blood flow and is a key part of MendMeShop's home conservative treatment plan.

A Localized Enhanced Circulatory Response® Treatment is Achieved Via the TShellz Wrap®

During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, the treated area will experience increased blood flow even though your body is at rest. It's a soothing sensation and extremely effective. With a TShellz Wrap® application, injured soft tissue is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly the fuel that soft tissue needs to heal.



How A TShellz Wrap® Works

A TShellz Wrap® is purely a Circulatory Boost workhorse! It is why we made them. They have been specifically designed for boosting blood flow, reducing inflammation and relieving pain from strained, spasming or damaged soft tissue (muscles, bursae, tendons, etc). Based on results from past clients, we are confident that they will be very beneficial for most of our future customers.

TShellz Wraps® contain an Energy Pad which is very pliable and will conform pretty much anywhere on the body. The Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of energy over the entire treatment area. This energy travels into soft tissue, stimulating blood flow that your body requires to help heal your injury. Blood flow is crucial to the healing process.

blood circulation boost natural healing

Increased Blood Flow = More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins in Soft Tissue

The unit plugs into a wall outlet to get its power. It has a special signal controller which can be set for 3 different power levels of application (3=High, 2=Medium, 1=Low). The cord is long enough that you can sit or lie comfortably and watch TV, read or surf the net while you're using it.

4 Key Points To Keep in Mind When Treating Plantar Fasciitis & Other Connective Tissue Injuries in the Foot

1: Make Sure That Complete Healing is Your #1 Goal

We all know that if the injury was healed, the pain would go away but what about the opposite situation? If the pain is gone, does that mean the injury is better? Unfortunately, this is not always true.

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Too many people only focus on suppressing pain symptoms while providing less attention to the true healing aspects of the body. Experiencing less pain, while obviously a good short-term goal, never equates to underlying healing. Scar tissue can remain for months after one gets to a point of being relatively pain-free. However, as long the weak and brittle scar tissue remains, you are susceptible to re-injury or re-aggravation. Certain motions or movements can cause weaker tissue to easily tear - resulting in some reversal of the recovery up until that point.

This is why we recommend for people to continue with their doctor or therapist recommended exercises and to continue with mild treatments of the TShellz Wrap® for a period of time - to better ensure complete healing.

Ongoing treatments to enhance circulation are intended to soothe, relax and promote healing of damaged soft tissue in the application area. T•Shellz treatment also results in the ability of soft tissue to extend further due to the effect of heat on soft tissue. The more extensible your tissues are, the less likely they are to strain or sprain.

Soft tissue injuries are a race against time. The faster and stronger you heal tissue in your foot, the less chance there is for re-injury or other problems later on.


2: Resting Your Feet Will Help, But Only Temporarily

People tell us all the time, "I was told that if I rest for a few weeks, the pain will disappear for good." The truth is, pain is often a culmination of numerous factors, which often include repetitive stress, high load issues due to excess weight, and/or overcompensation issues resulting from other muscle and soft tissue ailments (ie. short leg syndrome). It may take weeks or months for these pain triggers to surface, but when they do, merely resting will not solve the underlying issues. You need to utilize options that actually treat the source of the pain and help reverse the damage that has been done.

Resting has a role to play, but it is only one small factor in a recovery plan.

3: Determine if There is A Deeper Underlying Cause To Your Problem & Fix It. Otherwise, It May Come Back

In order to get lasting relief, you need to identify all the factors that are contributing to your foot pain. An example of some factors that may or may not be relevant are:

  • muscle imbalances
  • pinched nerve(s) in the knee, ankle, hip or lower back
  • short leg syndrome
  • obesity
  • flat footedness
  • trauma
... and many more.The list is certainly significant and it can be frustrating for people who may have no idea where to begin. This is one of many reasons why you should always get to a physician and, even a specialist to identify the source of your problem.

4: Know that Pain isn't the Only Proof You're Still Injured

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Would you know you injured yourself if there was no pain? Probably not! Pain and swelling perform a useful role in letting you know that you did, in fact, injure yourself. Pain and swelling are what get you to seek out medical attention in the hopes of finding a way to reduce the pain and heal your injury.

Plantar fasciitis (PF) will likely cause extreme pain and according to studies, it is an indicator of chronic morbidity [meaning that PF is a statistical predictor of long term foot problems]. Be careful with pain-killers that mask the pain as overuse can give you a false sense that your injury is gone. Strive to reduce the inflammation and maintain or improve flexibility in the foot while avoiding re-injury to see a reduction in pain.

On-going TShellz Wrap® treatments at home, every day, are intended soothe, relax and promote blood flow to soft tissue. Consistent TShellz® Circulatory Boost Wrap treatments before activity or work will help warm up the area, increasing soft tissue elasticity & flexibility; this in turn will also reduce the risk of re-injury.

Conservative Treatment Tools Our Clients Have Used to Help Limit Foot Tendon Damage & Boost The Body's Soft Tissue Repair Process at Home:

If you are truly looking for the home treatment options to reduce inflammation, increase range of motion, and treat the source of pain quickly, a conservative treatment protocol including the following are what we consider to be the most effective:

  • A Cold Compress or Ice Pack to reduce inflammation wherever there is pain and/or swelling (as soon as possible).
  • A Sesamoid TShellz Wrap® to increase blood-flow to the targeted treatment area (midfoot, ball of foot and toes - top, side or bottom).
  • MendMeShop Arnica Pain Cream for powerful, temporary relief of pain due to sore tendons.
  • Perhaps a High Quality Knee Pillow for comfort while sleeping, sitting and raising the foot.
  • If you need compression, a Plantar Compression Band for compression and support in the foot - adjustable from heel to toe.
  • An Exercise & Stretching Plan to prevent muscle atrophy, shortened tendons/ligaments/fascia. A proper plan will increase soft tissue elasticity and strength in the affected area.

Conservative treatment tools just like these have been used successfully by thousands of foot injury sufferers - just like you.

The TShellz Wrap®: Intended to Enhance Blood Flow in the Treatment Area

We believe the use of TShellz Wraps® for boosting blood flow to soft tissue in the area of application is one of the most under-utilized home treatment options available on the market today. We have client after client that have tried many options out there and have been amazed at how effective and fast the TShellz Wrap treatment has helped in their recovery.


Increased Blood Flow Stimulates the Bodys' Ability to Heal

With regular use of the TShellz® Circulatory Boost Wrap:

  • Your pain will be reduced*.
  • Due to increased blood flow, soft tissue in the treatment area on the foot will be expected to recover at an accelerated rate with reduced potential for re-injury*.
  • Tissue in the treated area should experience a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue* due to the heat effect on soft tissue. This should translate into a reduced rate of re-injury occurrence as soft tissue is known to lengthen and become more flexible when exposed to warm temperature. (*Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)

*Know that every personal soft tissue injury is unique and the TShellz Wrap may not work for everyone. This is why we offer a 60-day money back return on all our TShellz Wrap devices.

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This wrap is designed to:

  • increase extensibility & flexibility of metatarsals/sesamoid/toe areas during treatment & for a short while after
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  • be used on the TOP or BOTTOM of the foot

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Right after you place an order, email us and we will have a plan developed immediately so you will be able to get started upon arrival of your parcel. We can't promise you miraculous results, however, we do promise to do everything we can to help you with your condition.

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We Stand Behind All Our Promises With An Iron-Clad Guarantee

  1. 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 no-hassle 100% refund.

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    You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product from us. AidMyPlantar Advisors and Product Specialists are available 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time Monday to Friday.

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    Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.

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    All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.

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    You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by getting back to work sooner.

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We Can Get You Started For Less Than The Cost Of A Few Physical Therapy Treatments

Think about it – you can now have the ability to treat your pain from the comfort of your own home while saving money in the process.

Best of all, you are fully protected when making a purchase from us as we offer a no-hassle 60 day, full money back guarantee.

The Next Step Is Up To You!

Living with pain is never easy as it affects your entire lifestyle. Nothing is more important than making the proper decision when it comes to treating your muscle injury. Most methods only mask the problems or provide temporary relief; they do not treat the pain at its source.

AidMyPlantar stands out in this regard as our goal is to help you heal for the longer-term.

The bottom line is, you are welcome to try our products for a full 2 months. If you do not receive the benefits that others have experienced after using the product as directed, simply call us to initiate a return and we will issue a prompt & full refund. There will be no hassle and no hard feelings.

The fastest option you have to get our product into your hands as soon as possible is by placing your order online - at this very moment..

Place your order on-line through our ultra-secure website by clicking the image below.

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Call us Toll Free 1-866-237-9608 to place an order with one of our knowledgeable Product Advisors. They have the ability to answer all your questions...ensuring you only receive the products you need.

North America Toll Free 1-866-237-9608
Outside North America +1-705-532-1671

If you choose to order through our online shop, know that we keep no credit card data on file. Once the transaction is completed, the credit information disappears from our internal systems.

As you can see, ordering from us is a very easy and safe process, no matter if choosing to order on-line or over the phone.

Are you still unsure about placing an order? let me address some questions that we are often asked about...

What is the success rate of the TShellz Wraps®? Do they really work?

We try and keep in touch with a large percentage of our customers, and we encourage them to do the same. In doing so, we have received a lot of feedback as we have been in the business since 2008.

We can say that the return rate on our products is only around 5 to 10% any given month. That is exceptional by anyone's standards. Therefore, we can safely indicate that the overwhelming majority of people who purchase from us do achieve benefits with our products.

How much time do I need to dedicate for treatments? Are the products easy to use?

The TShellz Wraps® are very easy devices to use. After one or two uses, you will engage in the treatments with ease. Very detailed instructions are included and you are always welcome to contact us by phone or email if the need for help arises.

In regards to the TShellz Wrap®, it is ideal to use the device two or three times a day on average. Each treatment session is a maximum of 20 minutes in duration and the device will turn off automatically at that time. Typically, people use the TShellz Wrap® before bed, upon awakening (or not long after) and one other time during the day when the opportunity presents itself. For people in an office setting, many will use the device at work (as it can be worn over clothing). For others, they will use the device an our or two after work.

A Cold Compress or Ice Pack is primarily used following activity that stresses the injured tissues (following work, after a sports activity, or just suffering a general re-injury). This is done to reduce inflammation and to minimize tissue damage. Treatments are 15 to 20 minutes in duration.

How long has MendMeShop been in business

We established our firm in December of 2005. Our track record in this field continues to grow and we plan on being around for many decades to come.

What is your return policy? Is it the standard 30 days?

We go above and beyond what other companies offer.

We offer a full 60 day money back guarantee with no restocking fees.

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AidMyPlantar advisors do not work on commission, so be assured you will only receive fair and objective information.

Product specialists are available 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time Monday to Friday.

If any question or concern arises, call us or simply send us an email at any time (we check our emails constantly all throughout the day and night.. even on holidays!). We will respond as soon as possible.

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Please be aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. All testimonials and comments reflect the real life experiences of individuals that used our products, however, individual results may vary. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before using any of our outstanding products to make sure they are right for you and your condition or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition.

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Sources:

1. (2023) Plantar Plate Injury and Tears: symptoms and advanced treatments. Retrieved April 24, 2023, from https://www.footankleinstitute.com/plantar-plate-tear-ball-of-foot-pain