One Super Important Fact:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by overuse of the wrist, causing the tendons and ligaments surrounding the median nerve to become inflamed. Overuse is commonly associated with repetitive hand movements. If you want to heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you need to stop doing the activity that caused your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop. If you continue to use the affected wrist, you will only further strain the area and cause more damage. With rest and King Brand's® ColdCure® and BFST® Wrist Wraps, you can heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without surgery.
How to Heal Without Surgery
The fact is, in most cases surgery is not necessary. With the right treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be healed. Our ColdCure® and BFST® devices provide you with an easier, faster and more affordable solution to healing your Carpal Tunnel. Start with the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap first to reduce the pain and swelling. Use ColdCure® regularly until your swelling and inflammation is gone, then begin doing BFST® treatments. Using the BFST® Wrist Wrap will stimulate blood flow in your wrist to accelerate the healing of your Carpal Tunnel.
It is important to understand that resting your wrist is also required if you want to heal fast. Rest the affected wrist for about 2-6 weeks. Avoid any repetitive motions, as these may be what caused your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop. Try to rest your wrist as much as you can to avoid further strain and re-injury.
Surgery should only be considered for extreme cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome where even rest and other conservative treatments aren't working. If your symptoms persist for upwards of 6 months and conservative treatment isn't helping, you may need surgery. In cases of nerve damage in the Carpal Tunnel area, surgery is required.
What to Expect from Carpal Tunnel Surgery
There are 2 types of Carpal Tunnel surgery:
Open Carpal Tunnel Surgery: An incision is made at the base of the palm and from here the transverse carpal ligament is released (cut free) from the median nerve.
|Step 1: Surgeon draws line where incision will be made
||Step 2: Incision is made
||Step 3: Flexor Retinacular is sliced to relieve pressure on the median nerve
||Step 4: Incision is stitched up
Endoscopic Surgery: An incision is made in the palm and wrist and an endoscope (small camera) is inserted inside. The transverse carpal ligament is then cut, releasing tension from the median nerve.
|Step 1: 5mm line drawn
||Step 2: 5mm incision made
||Step 3: Endoscope is inserted and cuts flexor retinacular
||Step 4: Incision is sealed with surgical glue
After surgery your hand will be wrapped. Your stitches should come out after about 10-14 days. In regards to long term effects, there is no indication that one surgery is more effective than the other. On average, people who have undergone endoscopic surgery have reported faster healing times and less pain when compared with feedback from people who have undergone open surgery. Talk to your doctor about which surgery is best for you.
Recovering from Carpal Tunnel Surgery
How quickly you heal post-surgery all depends on how you treat your wrist during the recovery process. The number one most important thing you can do is rest your wrist. If you don't rest your wrist sufficiently following surgery, this will lead to a lot of unnecessary pain and strain. You don't want your Carpal Tunnel symptoms to come back, so you need to commit to resting.
You probably won't be able to use your wrist heavily until 3 months after surgery. If you want a rapid recovery following surgery, you need to use the ColdCure® and BFST® Wrist Wraps. Your wrist can regain 60%, 80%, 99% of it's former strength after surgery - it's all up to you. How you treat your wrist after surgery will largely impact your long term results. The first few days after surgery, your wrist will be painful and swollen. This is the time to do ColdCure® treatments. Once ColdCure® has worked to relieve your swelling and inflammation, you can start BFST® treatments. BFST® will bring oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to your wrist, which will help your tissues heal.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you Really want to get better, here's Exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and swelling and protect your wrist from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Avoid re-straining the injury as much as possible. Giving your wrist a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can truly heal - Finally.
Blood Flow is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) gives your carpal tunnel the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Enhanced blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured wrist at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow, but all too often it also results in small but frequent re-injury, which extends your healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Wrist Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your carpal tunnel while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT heating pads.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through your entire wrist while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed carpal canal can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for the injured tissue to heal properly and quickly.
The BFST® device is easy to use. Put it on, plug it in, turn it on and sit back and relax. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their wrist as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. The effects last up to 4 hours, which means long after your 20 minute treatment is over, the blood keeps flowing and your Carpal Tunnel keeps healing. The more you do it, the longer it lasts and and the healthier your wrist gets.
The promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits. The reminder of the injury is incredibly important too, because avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. The BFST® device is designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your carpal canal from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. Patients enjoy the support and cushioning BFST® Wraps provide and appreciate that they are healing - patients like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
Dealing With Pain
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain, causing you to further strain and re-injure your wrist. This will only make your condition worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are sleeping. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Our ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is designed specifically for treating Carpal Tunnel related pain. This innovative device is incredibly soothing and protects your wrist from further injury. The pain killing element is incredibly powerful and it works instantly - there's no 20 minute wait like with pills.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be extremely painful and can prevent you from using the affected hand for even the most simple of tasks. NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
Whether you're doing conservative treatments or recovering post-surgery, for dealing with the swelling and pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, nothing works better than cold compression.
ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin and underlying tissue. As a result, ColdCure® therapy can be applied to your wrist for extended periods of time, providing superior relief from the swelling and pain that comes with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. While King Brand® makes ColdCure® devices for all parts of the body, there's no better version than the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap. Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your wrist. The coil-like design and the soft yet rigid gel pack make it easy to wrap around a tender, injured wrist. You can use it at home or on the go and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is made entirely of very stretchy material. It wraps around your wrist and applies a very gentle pressure to the carpal tunnel area. The wrap contains swappable cold packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and mold all the way around your wrist, yet the gel inside them won't move out of place. Each ColdCure® Wrist Wrap comes with 3 gel packs. You use them 1 at a time, keeping the other 2 in the fridge or the freezer so you can keep swapping them out as many times as you like. There's no need to take a break between treatments when using gel packs from the fridge. You can keep using them as long as you want the pain relief.
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Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
Relieve Pain & Suffering
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just ColdCure® or just BFST®. This is because you're getting both the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure® and the healing benefits of BFST®, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap for at least 2 straight days before using the BFST® wrap. This will help reduce not only the visible swelling you may see on the surface, but also the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Avoid using the BFST® Wrap until your inflammation and swelling has subsided. Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. For maximum benefit, please take into consideration that each 20 minute treatment optimizes your blood circulation for an average of 4 hours. We recommend 3-4 treatments daily, spread throughout the day. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can include anything that could strain your wrist (lifting, typing, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
Do a ColdCure® treatment any time you experience a pain flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment, follow with another BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again. Refrain from using ColdCure® within the 4 hours following your 20 minute BFST® treatment. This will counteract the treatment. If necessary, use the ColdCure® Wrap for pain control, then follow up with another BFST® treatment.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
The BFST® Wrist Wrap is an FDA Registered Class II medical device. Class II devices are serious medical devices with very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Class II medical devices have hundreds of pages of regulations and standards to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. This is a medical device, not a 'consumer good', but it is available to the public to buy and use at home.
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 patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the affected body part and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps have 3 different power settings, so you can continue to increase the power of your treatments as your carpal tunnel heals. During your first treatment, your wrist will feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that the circulation in your wrist is improving. Better circulation means 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.
This is not a heating pad. Heating pads only heat the surface of the skin. Heating the surface of the skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue below the dermal layer. BFST® penetrates deep below the skin to stimulate blood flow in the area of injury, creating an ideal environment for healing. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the Wrist BFST® device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap helps shape the Energy Web® to wrap around your entire wrist to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the injured carpal tunnel. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The design allows for easy wrapping of a tender, injured wrist. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps can be further tightened after treatment to provide snug support and protection for your injured carpal canal. The device disconnects right at your wrist from the power supply and controller so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Complete the Healing Process
It's important to understand that the healing process takes much longer than most people realize. After 4-6 weeks of treatment your pain may be gone, but that doesn't mean you're healed. Even if your pain is 100% gone, you may only be 20% or 30% healed. This is why you need to continue using the BFST® Wrist Wrap for months after the pain is gone. Regular BFST® treatments will help your tissue get stronger and will protect your wrist from re-injury. If you want to maintain the healing you've done and get your tissue back to full strength, make sure you do a BFST® treatment before any physical activity.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The King Brand® ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. This medical grade cold compression wrap is designed for home use. Cold and compression applied to a wrist with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome immediately reduces 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. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. The truth is that temperatures below freezing can be too cold to effectively relieve pain and swelling. And these temperatures can also be dangerous. Ice (and other freezer based substitutes such as the blue ice pack) 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.
While we recommend that you start by using them at refrigerator temperatures, you can store the XC® gel packs in the freezer and use them as freezer packs. Even at the coldest freezer temperatures they retain all their flexibility and firmness. In terms of flex and form they feel exactly the same at room temperature as they do from the freezer.
Each ColdCure® Wrist Wrap comes with 3 gel packs that contain 10x more gel than other packs, for maximum coverage of your wrist. When stored in the freezer, our XC® gel packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard gel packs. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. Longer treatment times and more cold power means better control of swelling and less handling of your sore wrist. This all results in a colder and more effective treatment.
The ColdCure® Wrist gel pack is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. These gel packs are specifically designed for the shape of the wrist. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the wrist is shaped very differently from any other body part and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack around your entire wrist to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over your Carpal Tunnel. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a Carpal Tunnel treatment device.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula helps to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the gel pack. When cold pressure is applied to an injured wrist, 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 injury will receive the cooling power of the entire pack. The temperature balancing power of these gels is unmatched.
The gel pack has 2 different coloured 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. The gel pack can be inserted with the white side facing towards your wrist or away from your wrist since the gel pack is 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 for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 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's® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. Part of being an FDA Registered company means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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