One Super Important Fact:
Baker's Cysts usually develop as the result of an underlying knee injury or condition. Addressing the Baker's Cyst alone won't get rid of it. Aspiration may bring down your Baker's Cyst, but this won't prevent it from coming back.
How to Get Rid of Your Baker's Cyst
Many common treatments for Baker's Cysts, such as cortisone injections, only address the symptoms. If you want to get rid of your Baker's Cyst for good, you need to heal your underlying knee injury or condition. Fortunately, you can treat both the symptoms and the cause of your Baker's Cyst with King Brand® products. Relieve the pain and swelling of your Baker's Cyst with a ColdCure® Leg Wrap. Heal the underlying problem with a BFST® Knee Wrap.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® Leg Wrap on the back of your knee as much as possible to relieve your pain and swelling and protect your Baker's Cyst from further damage.
- Use the BFST® Knee Wrap first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help heal your knee injury or condition quickly.
- Avoid re-straining your knee as much as possible. KB Support Tape can help with this. Giving your knee a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your underlying knee condition or injury can truly heal and your Baker's Cyst can go away - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
Your situation is not hopeless. You can get rid of your Baker's Cyst. You just need to heal the underlying issue in your knee first. In order to heal your knee injury or condition as quickly and completely as possible, you need additional blood flow. Unfortunately, an injured knee at rest has very limited blood flow. You need a treatment that will bring lots of healthy blood flow to your injured knee. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps are designed to actively heal soft tissue injuries by promoting blood flow deep beneath the skin. This increase in blood flow works to create an ideal environment for healing. While physical activity is one way to promote blood flow, this can cause further damage to your knee. BFST® stimulates nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow while your knee is at rest. This allows you to rest and avoid re-injury while healing your knee at the same time. You won't find this technology anywhere else.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help heal soft tissue injuries.
BFST® is exactly what you need to heal the underlying knee injury or condition that caused your Baker's Cyst to develop. By healing your knee, your Baker's Cyst will go away as a result, with a decreased chance of it coming back.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why BFST® treatments are so important. We recommend doing 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. It's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day, as the effects of each treatment last for up to 4 hours. The ideal treatment regimen would be a treatment first thing in the morning, one in the afternoon, another treatment in the evening, and the last treatment of the day right before bed. BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. You may experience a slight warming sensation and a tingling sensation as a result of the increase in blood flow.
Almost as important as blood flow is the reminder of your injury. Having a reminder of your injury throughout the recovery process helps you move with care to reduce the risk of re-injury. Without a reminder, we often feel a false sense of ability that can lead to further damage. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we designed the BFST® Wraps to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your knee. This will lower the risk of re-injury and greatly contribute to a faster healing time. It will also provide your injured knee with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
Baker's Cysts can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, causing us to reach for painkillers as a quick fix. The reality is that analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, analgesics and NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are often used to address the symptoms of a Baker's Cyst but they do nothing to heal your underlying condition and can put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Only Make Things Worse
Painkillers mask the pain, making it easy to forget to rest your knee. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-injure their knee. It is understandable that you need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. Using painkillers when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Use a ColdCure® Leg Wrap from King Brand® and avoid the dangers of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps do an incredible job of relieving your pain and swelling, without any of the negative effects of painkillers. They also work faster. As soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrap on, you will feel the cool, soothing relief. Painkillers, on the other hand, take 20 minutes before they kick in.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
The ColdCure® Leg Wrap uses a compression wrap and cold gels to eliminate pain and swelling quickly and effectively. ColdCure® treatments are the first step towards getting rid of your Baker's Cyst for good.
ColdCure® Wraps were designed as a safe alternative to ordinary ice packs. While ordinary ice packs can freeze your skin and cause cold burns, our gel packs pose no threat of freezing the skin. This means longer treatment times and less time spent swapping the gel packs in and out. It also means faster relief of pain and swelling. When you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to the back of your knee, you will feel an immediate cooling sensation that will make the pain fade away. It will also do an incredible job of bringing down the uncomfortable swelling of your Baker's Cyst.
The ColdCure® Leg Wrap and gel packs are the perfect size and shape for the back of your knee. The ColdCure® Leg Wrap is made entirely of soft, stretchy material. It applies a very gentle pressure over the back of your knee. The Leg Wrap comes included with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't migrate to other areas of the wrap, meaning it stays in place to treat your Baker's Cyst. It won't move, even when put under heavy pressure for long periods of time. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going.
Protect Your Knee Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your already damaged tissue becomes vulnerable to further injury. You don't want to re-injure your fragile, healing tissue and make your condition worse than it already is. Apply KB Support Tape to the front and/or the back of your knee for extra support and protection between treatments.
Our skin is soft and elastic and can stretch much more than the tissue underneath. When you apply KB Support Tape to your skin, it becomes a much more rigid surface than before, serving to limit how much the skin can stretch. The Tape makes your skin a source of outside support to hold your tissue in place, helping you avoid re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. The 2 inch wide variety is ideal for smaller areas (Foot, Wrist), while the 3 inch wide style is better for larger areas (Shoulder, Back). This also works for your size. Bigger people will prefer the 3 inch wide Tape, while smaller people will prefer the 2 inch wide Tape.
The 2 inch wide Tape comes in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in Black & Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your personal style.
While the 2 inch wide Tape is available in both Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll, the 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll only.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are fast, easy and convenient. Since they're already cut into ready-to-use strips, you can just apply and go! Every roll of Pre-Cut KB Support Tape contains 20 individual strips. Each Pre-Cut Strip is 2 inches wide and 10 inches long.
The Continuous Rolls of KB Support Tape are perfect if you're looking for a more customizable tape. You can cut the Tape into a variety of different shapes and sizes to achieve a completely unique application for your Baker's Cyst. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is either 2 inches or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We encourage you to try a variety of different taping applications for your Baker's Cyst to find the one that works best for you. You should also pay attention to where the pain is located. If you feel pain in a specific area of your knee, apply the tape there.
The Medical Tape Advantage
What sets KB Support Tape apart from the rest? It's not athletic tape, it's medical tape. This means our Tape is manufactured to ISO 10993 standards, which ensures that our Tape is made from extremely safe, biocompatible materials. Our Tape is actually made from materials that are safer than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothes. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made from toxic materials, because there are no standards for athletic tape. Some big brand tape glues even contain carcinogenic ingredients. At King Brand®, your health and safety are of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
Make Your BFST® Wrap Mobile
With Our Rechargeable Battery Pack
The Battery Pack is designed to make your BFST® Knee Wrap completely mobile. Now you can do treatments wherever the day takes you! No more waiting around for your treatment to end while you're plugged into an outlet. The Battery Pack attaches anywhere on your wrap and lasts for a minimum of 3-20 treatments, depending on the level. Do treatments at work, while you're driving, when you're doing chores around the house, and more. The Battery Pack makes it so much easier to get in your 3-4 treatments per day.
The Battery Pack is charged using your BFST® power supply and takes approximately 4 hours to reach 100% when the Battery is completely drained. The indicator lights on the Battery Pack will let you know when it needs to be recharged.
*The Rechargeable Battery Pack is specifically designed to work with your BFST® Knee Wrap. Your BFST® Wrap comes with the components you need for treatments and to charge the Battery.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Leg ColdCure® medical device, a Knee BFST® medical device and a roll of KB Support Tape were automatically put into your shopping cart. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain of your Baker's Cyst and heal the underlying knee injury or condition. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Baker's Cysts by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Consulting
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered to see how you are doing and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Baker's Cysts. They are also thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They can even help you create a treatment plan that is specific to your schedule. Our Advisors spend all day helping people like you through every phase of their recovery. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help. We truly care about your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
BFST® for Rapid Healing
ColdCure® for Pain & Swelling
KB Tape to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® by alternating treatments, as well as using KB Support Tape between treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just one product or the other. This is because you're getting the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure®, the healing benefits of BFST®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape. This results in the absolute best treatment for your Baker's Cyst and underlying knee condition or injury.
Step 1: Relieve the Swelling in Your Baker's Cyst
Use the ColdCure® Leg Wrap to reduce the pain, swelling and inflammation at the back of your knee. Continue to do regular ColdCure® treatments until ALL the swelling and inflammation is gone. If your cyst is not noticeable, do cold therapy for at least 2 weeks.
Step 2: Heal Your Knee Injury or Condition
Use the BFST® Knee Wrap to heal your knee injury or condition. Since you will be using the BFST® Wrap on the front of your knee as opposed to the back where you do your ColdCure® treatments, you may be able to start BFST® treatments while you're still using ColdCure®.
Introduce BFST® treatments slowly. If you experience any pain or discomfort during BFST® treatments, go back to doing ColdCure® treatments for several days. Initially, when you begin your treatments on Level 1, you may experience a tingling or heightened warming sensation. Over time you will notice the warming sensation diminishing. When you feel almost no warmth at the beginning of a new treatment, it is time to move up to the next level. Start your treatments on Level 1 - proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will NOT speed up your healing time - you need to condition the body first and move up levels gradually in order to gain maximum benefit from your BFST® treatments.
A BFST® treatment first thing in the morning will help relax damaged tissue and increase blood flow, as well as reduce stiffness. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can include anything that puts a strain on the injured area (Ex. walking or standing for long periods of time). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
Step 3: Treat Flare-Ups
Apply cold to the back of your knee any time you experience a pain flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling. A BFST® treatment before going to bed will relax the area and aid healing.
Step 4: Use KB Support Tape
Any time you're not doing a BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your knee. If you're taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first BFST® treatment before the Tape is applied and your last treatment after the Tape has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They're designed and manufactured to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. They comply with hundreds of pages of standards and regulations that are put forth by the FDA to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, because they're not FDA Registered.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe levels of EMR energy envelop your entire knee and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps come with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as they heal. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up your healing time. You need to condition the body first.
During your first few treatments on Level 1, your knee area may feel quite warm. This is because your circulation is poor at first. The more you use the device, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that your circulation is improving. Better circulation means better blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
BFST® Wraps are far more effective than heating pads. BFST® Wraps stimulate healthy blood flow deep down in your soft tissue. This increase in blood flow works to create an ideal environment for healing. Heating pads simply bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This does nothing for the damaged tissues below. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Knee device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around your knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The long Velcro® straps attached to the wrap allow you to easily customize the fit. You don't need to remove the wrap after treatment. Keep wearing it between treatments to provide your injured knee with constant pressure. This will help relieve the inflammation in your knee throughout the day.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from a Baker's Cyst, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once you're about 20% or 30% healed. The entire healing process is very complex, and much longer than most people realize. The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your knee is still healing. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to complete the healing process. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity to warm up your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your knee to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied, these medical grade cold compression wraps will immediately reduce the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term, permanent damage resulting from soft tissue injuries.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use mushy blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 0°C. While they may start out at -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 0°C and stay at 0°C for a long time. This is the ideal temperature for cold therapy, because it's cold enough to relieve your pain and swelling, but safe enough to not cause cold burns. Ice and blue gel packs will also start out at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature will keep rising quickly, instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 0°C. The XC Gel® danger zone is very small, but the benefits are huge.
While XC Gel® packs are designed to be stored in the freezer, you can store them in the fridge if you find them too cold from the freezer. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. Most of these people aren't aware of the very serious dangers that ice pose. Ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing "cold burns" and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue. The proper solution is RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. We don't want to apply ice, we want to apply cold that is just above freezing. Yes, you want cold - and lots of it - but not so cold that it is below the freezing point of water.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than ordinary packs. This means complete coverage of your Baker's Cyst. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than ordinary gel packs. This means they stay cold longer, allowing for extended treatment durations. It also means faster relief of pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus maximum cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® gel packs are custom designed for the shape of the area you're treating. Every body part is shaped differently, which is why all of our gel packs are shaped differently too. Every one of our ColdCure® Wraps comes with gel packs that are specifically designed for the body part. ColdCure® Leg gel packs mold to the back of your knee comfortably to ensure that your painful Baker's Cyst receives an even distribution of cooling power. This product has been 100% designed to treat Baker's Cysts.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Ordinary gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® packs distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to a Baker's Cyst, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy in our gel packs is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your hot, swollen Baker's Cyst will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack, every time. The temperature-balancing power of these gel packs is unmatched.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will give you all the same benefits that our high performance XC RigiGel® has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards the back of your knee or away from the back of your knee since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners worldwide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option. All King Brand® products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our products and if you are not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund. We know you will love them though, because thousands of people already use them and rave about the results.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1 and ISO 10993 approval processes. ISO 10993 in particular is very important when it comes to material safety. This standard ensures that our devices are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These materials are actually safer than those used to manufacture most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothing. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.
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