One Super Important Fact:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by excessive stretching and overloading of the tendons and ligaments surrounding the median nerve. Tendons and Ligaments do not stretch - they are not supposed to.
Tendons and ligaments are designed by nature not to stretch so that they can hold your bones together and provide the stength from your forearm muscle to your fingers. They are the connecting wires of your body, not rubber bands. Stretching is not a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It puts strain on your ligaments, tendons, and median nerve which can actually damage it further and make your situation worse. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the tendons and ligaments around the median nerve are damaged from being overstretched or overused. Further stretching is only going to make your situation worse!
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. Resting the affected hand is the first important step in healing. Rest the hand for 2-6 weeks. You should avoid any repetitive motions as these may be what caused the condition to develop. Although it may be difficult, you should try to rest the hand completely in order to heal as quickly as possible. Start with the ColdCure® Wrist wrap first to reduce the pain and swelling. Use ColdCure® regularly until your pain and swelling have subsided. Then begin using the BFST® Wrist wrap to stimulate blood flow and accelerate healing. This increased blood flow will help heal the damaged tissue. Blood flow is what your body needs to heal itself, but when you are injured and your body is at rest, your blood flow is impaired. BFST® speeds up the healing process by bringing high quality blood flow to your wrist.
ColdCure® and BFST® wraps are the ultimate solution to healing your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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 to 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 to recover from surgery quickly and completely, you need to use ColdCure® and BFST®. You can recover from surgery to 60%, 80%, 99% strength - 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 use ColdCure®. Once ColdCure® has worked to stabilize the pain and swelling, you can start BFST® treatments. BFST® will bring oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood flow to your wrist, which will help your tissues heal. BFST® will continue to help even months after surgery to prevent against re-injury. Do a treatment before any physical activity where you'll be using your wrist. This will get your blood flowing. The increased blood flow will protect your wrist from strain and act as a warm up for your circulatory system.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you Really want to get better, here's Exactly what you need to do.
- Treat yourself with BFST® first thing every morning. Treat yourself with BFST® 2 or 3 more times throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Wear a ColdCure® wrap as much as possible. This will help decrease the inflammation and protect your wrist from further damage while you heal. Whenever you need additional pain relief, swap out the RigiGel® with one from the fridge or freezer.
- 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.
Doctors Know - Blood Flow is Essential.
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. King Brand® are the innovators of Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, blood flow is a critical element in rapid recovery. Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the 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 the healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Carpal Tunnel therapy device, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area 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.
Dealing With Pain:
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good.
Painkillers mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and injure your wrist. This only makes things 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.
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.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other conditions/injuries of the wrist are all extremely painful and debilitating. 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 and do not promote healing of the injury itself.
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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 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 and body. 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 your entire wrist 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 squeeze out of place. Even if you are playing sports or are using the wrist for other activities, the gel provides a wonderful, cool, cushion for your sore, aching wrist. The gel packs are easily swappable and each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large gel packs. You use them 1 at a time, keeping the other 2 in the fridge so you can keep swapping them out as many times as you like. There's no need to take a break between treatments. You can keep using them as long as you want the pain relief.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT heating pads.
BFST® is extremely effective for both post-surgery recovery and as a conservative treatment for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. BFST® stimulates blood flow through the 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 wrist ligaments to heal properly and quickly.
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 area will feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more you use the unit, 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 more 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.
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 the carpal canal from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening the 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.
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 have 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 puts a strain on the injured area (walking, standing for extended periods, 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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Increase the effectiveness of your ColdCure® treatments by attaching an Accessory Strap to your Wrist wrap. The Accessory Strap will provide you with additional compression and this means maximum pain and swelling relief.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
The BFST® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) 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.
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 and this creates 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 shell shapes the Energy Web® to wrap around the entire wrist to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire affected area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. As well, the wrap and unwrap 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 the injured carpal canal. The device disconnects right at your wrist from the power supply and controller so that you are free to move about your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
As an FDA Registered Medical Device, the BFST® wrap is suitable and completely safe for in-home use. Home use reduces in-clinic medical costs and further speeds up healing times.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
Cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to a wrist with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. This swelling can be in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or tendon sheath of the wrist. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term permanent damage as a result of a soft tissue injury.
The King Brand® ColdCure® Wrist wrap is a medical grade cold compression wrap designed for home use. The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in soft tissue injuries.
Improving on the RICE standard of injury care, ColdCure® wraps are specifically designed to operate at refrigeration (not freezer) temperatures. This eliminates the potential of skin damage during treatment associated with all freezer wraps. This improved standard is called RCCE® (Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation). RCCE® allows for the wraps to be applied to the patient and used while not attended by a physician or clinician. This is very important given the likelihood of skin damage from alternative devices which use cold packs charged in a freezer.
The oversized cold packs in all ColdCure® wraps contain specially formulated gel with more cooling power per lb than standard wraps. This allows for longer treatment durations without having to recharge the wrap or switch cold packs. The longer treatment times and more cold power means more pain relief, better control of swelling and less handling of the injured area. This all results in a better treatment. Each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large cold packs, allowing for immediate re-use in clinical settings or the ability for extended treatment durations.
Like the BFST® wraps, ColdCure® Carpal Tunnel gel packs are enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene shell. These gel packs are specifically designed for the shape of the wrist. The wrap molds the cold pack around the entire wrist to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire wrist area. 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. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a Carpal Tunnel treatment device.
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XC RigiGel® - High Performance Temeperature Balancing
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 the wrist, gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the gel. Our gel packs are superior to others and the cold in the gel pack gets 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.
XC RigiGel® - Stays in Place
The ColdCure® wraps use XC RigiGel® technology so the gel does not flow away from the injured area when pressure is applied. The gel stays in place even under pressure, yet it is still soft and molds to the body. ColdCure® wraps are unique and of a higher quality and performance than any other wrap available. Nothing else comes even close. Again, like the BFST® wrap, the ColdCure® wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit.
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.