One Super Important Fact:
If you want to get rid of the pain and heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you need to do a lot more than tape your wrist. While taping your wrist can help relieve the pressure on the median nerve, this alone won't heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Heal Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When the Carpal Tunnel ligaments become irritated and inflamed, they compress the median nerve. This causes tingling, numbness and pain in your wrist and hand. While taking time off from the task or activity that caused your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop can help alleviate these symptoms, this won't get rid of the problem for good. It also means having to potentially give up your hobby or livelihood, which we know you don't want to do. Taping your wrist can also be effective for relieving the symptoms, but tape alone isn't enough. That's why we developed the tools that will relieve your pain and speed the healing of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These tools are the BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps.
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.
The Treatment Process
If you want to heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as quickly as possible and return to your regular activities, use the ColdCure® and BFST® Wrist Wraps. While tape is effective for preventing further damage, if you really want to heal your wrist, you need to address the root of the problem. Start with the ColdCure® Wrap first. Regular ColdCure® treatments will relieve the pain and swelling of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This will take 2-10 days depending on the severity of your condition.
Once your pain and swelling is gone, you can start doing BFST® treatments. The BFST® Wrap will promote blood flow to your Carpal Tunnel, helping to repair the damaged tissues. Treatments are simple: plug the device in, turn it on and rest. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours. For best results, do 3-4 treatments per day, spread out over the course of your day.
Apply KB Support Tape to your wrist between treatments with the ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps. This will prevent re-injury and relieve pressure on the median nerve. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way or restrict your range of motion.
Blood Flow is Essential for Healing
You don't have to wait. 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 wrist the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® 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 wrist 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 injuries.
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® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often experience a slight tingling and warming sensation as a result of the increase in blood flow. The effects of each 20 minute treatment lasts for up to 4 hours, which means long after your treatment is over, the blood keeps flowing and your wrist keeps healing. The more you do it, the longer it lasts and the healthier your wrist gets.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of the injury. This is what helps you move with care and avoid further damage to your wrist. Without the reminder, you risk feeling a false sense of ability that can lead to re-injury. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® Wrist Wrap was designed to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your wrist. This will provide light support and protection for your injured wrist.
Dealing With Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to reach for painkillers for relief. 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. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury itself and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers don't do anything to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome itself. All they do is mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and injure your wrist. This only makes things worse. If you need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are at rest. For instance, you can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
ColdCure® Wraps are a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is specifically designed to treat conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It does an incredible job of relieving pain and swelling without the risks of painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrap also works faster than drugs, which take 20 minutes to kick in. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your wrist, you will feel the cool, soothing relief.
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, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® gel packs are designed to be stored in the fridge or the freezer. When stored in the fridge, our gel packs pose no threat of freezing your skin or underlying tissue. This makes them much safer than other products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. ColdCure® gel packs charged in the fridge are completely safe to use for extended treatment durations, meaning faster relief of pain and swelling. Our ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap comes with three swappable gel packs that contain our amazing XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible, unlike other gel formulas that are watery and mushy. This means our gel conforms to your wrist and doesn't flow away. It won't move, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. It always stays in place to relieve your pain and swelling. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have the other two packs charging in the fridge or the freezer to keep your therapy going. There's no need to take breaks if you're charging the gel packs in the fridge. You can keep using the wrap as long as you need the pain relief.
Tape is Not a Complete Treatment...But It's Part of the Solution
Applying KB Support Tape to your wrist works to relieve the pressure on the median nerve. This will help with some of your symptoms, but it won't get rid of the problem for good. Tape isn't a complete treatment, but it is part of the solution. Our Tape is $14.95 and it does exactly what $90 products are designed to do - pull the skin and tissue away from the median nerve. You need to do more than this to heal Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Use your KB Support Tape along with the ColdCure® and BFST® Wrist Wraps to heal your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for good.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides your injured wrist with targeted support and protection without limiting your movement. It's also extremely effective at preventing further strain to your wrist. The Tape is made of thin, stretchy material that keeps you moving all day 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.
How to Apply Tape for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Since the Carpal Tunnel KB Support Tape application is custom, you'll need to use the Continuous Roll. You can use the graph design on the backing of the Tape as a guide.
Using a ruler, measure a 5 inch long by 1 and a half inch wide strip. Mark where you need to cut the Tape on the backing. Using scissors, cut out the strip and round the edges. Cut two more strips of this size, as the Carpal Tunnel application requires 3 strips in total.
Remember, the Carpal Tunnel application is designed to pull back the tissue surrounding the median nerve, so make sure that you apply it firmly and with sufficient stretch.
Position your hand so it's palm-side up. Grab one strip and anchor one end of it to the fatty tissue under your thumb, just above your wrist. Wrap the rest of the strip around the back of your hand and smooth it down. Grab another strip and anchor one end of it to the fatty tissue under your pinky finger, just above your wrist, making sure it's not touching the first piece you applied. Wrap the rest of the strip around the back of your hand and smooth it down. Take the final strip and anchor one end of it right above the place where the other two strips are anchored, making sure it's not touching the other 2 pieces you applied. Pull it back between your thumb and forefinger, towards the back of your hand. Smooth the rest of the strip down over the back of your hand.
While we found the above application effective at pulling away the tissue surrounding the median nerve, it's only a suggestion. We encourage you to trust your instincts when it comes to your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If a specific area of your wrist hurts, apply the tape there. Experiment with different applications for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, like the one to the right, to see what works best for your wrist.
You're Ready To Go
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.
Free Professional Consulting
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge benefit in terms of your treatments and your overall recovery. One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to make sure you received your products and to answer any questions you may have.
Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. They're also thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are committed to helping you through every stage of the recovery process. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's unique to your schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us any time.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® 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®, as well as 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 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 the majority of your pain 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 (typing, other repetitive wrist movements). 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 flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment to use BFST® again. 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 ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your wrist. 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. Class II medical 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 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 blood flow brings healthy, high-quality 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 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 treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation deep within your wrist. 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 superior to heating pads in terms of therapeutic benefits. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissue by stimulating additional blood flow in the area of injury. Heating pads simply bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps promote blood flow to your injury by penetrating deep below your skin and fat. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Wrist device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around the entire wrist to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the Carpal Tunnel. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps 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 about your home when not receiving treatment.
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 and taping your wrist for months after the pain is gone. Regular BFST® treatments will help your tissue get stronger and continuing to use KB Support Tape 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
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These medical grade cold compression wraps are designed for in-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 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.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury, but the proper solution is actually RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. You don't want to apply ice, you 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. 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.
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 still retain their ability to mold to your body.
The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap comes with 3 gel packs that contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for maximum coverage of your injured wrist. This means your Carpal Tunnel will receive even, consistent cold therapy. When stored in the freezer, 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.
ColdCure® Wrist gel packs are custom designed to conform to the shape of your wrist. They wrap all the way around your wrist to provide your injured Carpal Tunnel with an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic shaped gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the specific body part you're treating. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap 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® packs help to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to the 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 gel pack. The temperature-balancing power of this gel formula 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 your wrist or away from your wrist 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 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. Many of our customers can't wait to contact us 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. These are significant in terms of material and product safety. For example, ISO 10993 requires that our products be made from materials that are even safer than the materials used to make diapers and baby clothes. These devices 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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