One Super Important Fact:
Surgery should only be considered for extreme cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome where even rest and 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.
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® Wrist Wraps 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 for 2-10 days, or until your swelling and inflammation is gone, then begin doing BFST® treatments. The BFST® Wrist Wrap will stimulate blood flow in your wrist to accelerate the healing of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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 involving your wrist, as these may be what caused your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop.
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. Using KB Support Tape will help with this. 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.
Rapid Healing Post-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 faster.
How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery
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.
BFST® Wraps bring 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 heal soft tissue.
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 healthy, high-quality blood flow that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for the injured tissue to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. They feel great. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their wrist as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to spread your treatments out throughout the day. An ideal treatment regimen would be one treatment first thing in the morning, another treatment in the afternoon, a treatment in the evening and the last treatment of the day right before bed. For best results, we recommend 3-4 BFST® treatments per day.
While the promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits, the reminder of the injury is also incredibly important. The reminder of the injury is what helps you move with care so you don't end up overdoing it and re-injuring yourself. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Wrist Wrap between treatments. It's designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your wrist from re-injury. This will go a long way towards shortening your recovery time. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and gently tighten the wrap to your wrist. This will act as a reminder of your injury. It will also provide your sore wrist with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
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.
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, especially following surgery. 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.
ColdCure® Wraps are superior to painkillers in every way. First of all, ColdCure® Wraps are much safer and more effective, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. Second, ColdCure® Wraps work faster. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your wrist, you will feel the soothing, cool relief as it absorbs the pain. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes for them to kick in. Stop waiting. Start relieving your pain with a ColdCure® Wrist Wrap.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Carpal Tunnel Surgery, nothing works better than cold and 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. 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 comes with 3 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. Unlike gooey blue gel that migrates to other areas of the pack, our gel won't flow away from your injury. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Wrist Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your wrist any time you're not doing a BFST® or ColdCure® treatment. This will provide your Carpal Tunnel with additional support and protection.
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 to prevent 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 your injury with lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way or restrict your movement.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These 2 styles come in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. There's no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your personal style.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are ideal for people who want to use their tape on-the-go. Since they're already cut into ready-to-use strips, you can apply and go! Each 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 for you 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 injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
The above application for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is only an example. While we found it effective, we encourage you to try different application methods for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to listen to what your body is telling you. Use the pain as a guide. If you feel the pain in a specific area of your wrist, 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 with safer materials than most baby products, including toys, clothing and diapers. 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 athletic 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.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 2-3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They can even help you create a customized treatment plan. Our Advisors are knowledgeable when it comes to treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. They have also been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here for you through every stage of your recovery.
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When you entered our site, a Wrist ColdCure® medical device, a Wrist 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 and speed the healing of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating treatments, as well as using KB Support Tape between your 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®, and the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap several times a day to 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.
Any time you're not doing a BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your wrist. More Tape means more support, so if you're doing something physically demanding, you may want to apply an extra layer of Tape. 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 it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
The BFST® Wrist Wrap is an FDA Registered Class II medical device. This means it has been designed, manufactured and tested to extremely high standards when it comes to safety, quality and efficacy. The FDA expects no less. The FDA holds all manufacturers of medical devices accountable, unlike manufacturers of consumer grade products. That's one of the things that sets BFST® Wraps so high above the rest.
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, low levels of EMR energy envelop your wrist 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 at Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as their Carpal Tunnel heals. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, 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.
BFST® Wraps are far more effective than heating pads. BFST® Wraps penetrate deep down to the area of injury to create an ideal environment for healing. Heating pads can't do this. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissues by improving your blood flow circulation. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad 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 your Carpal Tunnel. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The wrap can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your injured wrist. 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
You need to keep doing BFST® treatments even after your pain is gone, because the pain ends long before you've finished healing. The entire healing process is very complex and takes much longer than most people realize. (You can click here for the full story.) The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your wrist is still healing. This means you need to continue doing BFST® treatments in order to complete the healing process. Doing regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone is extremely beneficial. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity, as this will warm up your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your wrist to help prevent further strain.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. 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 the long term, permanent damage that can result 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.
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 at about -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 at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature keeps 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'd prefer them to be less cold. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for 1-2 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. 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 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 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 faster relief of your pain and swelling. It also means you won't have to get up to swap the gels as often. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals a better, more effective treatment.
The ColdCure® Wrist gel packs are specifically designed for the shape of the wrist. They mold comfortably all the way around your entire wrist to ensure that your Carpal Tunnel receives an even distribution of cooling power. All of our gel packs are custom designed for a specific body part. Each part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product has 100% been designed to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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.
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 amazing XC RigiGel® has to offer. The XC Gel® pack can be inserted with the white side facing towards your wrist or away from your wrist since XC Gel® packs are 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® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. ISO 10993 in particular is important in terms of material safety. ISO 10993 ensures that our products are made from safer materials than most baby products, including toys, clothes and diapers. 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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