One Super Important Fact:
The products below ARE FDA Registered medical devices. These products and treatments ARE intended to prevent, treat and cure Meniscus Tears and their related pain.
Rapid Recovery Without Surgery
Meniscus surgery should really be a last resort. Meniscus "Repair" Surgery almost always involves cutting away torn sections of the Meniscus. Very seldom does Meniscus Repair Surgery actually repair or stitch back together your torn Meniscus. Your Meniscus is living tissue that can heal. Don't allow your tissue to be cut away by "Repair" Surgery. Heal your Meniscus quickly and effectively with our BFST® and ColdCure® Knee Wraps.
You should only undergo Meniscus surgery if it is absolutely necessary. Surgery should only be considered for complete Meniscus tears, where the tissue is in two separate pieces. If you do undergo Meniscus surgery, use our ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps to relieve the swelling and accelerate your healing post-surgery.
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 Meniscus 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 your knee as much as possible. Wearing KB Support Tape will help with this. Giving your knee a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing your Meniscus.
Do this and your torn Meniscus 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 a Meniscus Tear, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your Meniscus 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 Meniscus 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® Meniscus Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your injured knee while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Meniscus Tear 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 Meniscus while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed Meniscus 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 Meniscus 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 knee 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 Meniscus keeps healing. The more you do it, the longer it lasts and the healthier your Meniscus 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 knee from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. People enjoy the support and cushioning BFST® Wraps provide and appreciate that they are healing - people like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
Dealing With Pain
Meniscus Tears are extremely painful and debilitating. Many times we'll reach for painkillers to find some quick 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 and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-injure their knee. 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 aren't putting weight on your knee. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
The safest and most effective pain reliever is a ColdCure® Knee Wrap from King Brand®. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is specifically designed to treat the pain and swelling associated with Meniscus Tears. ColdCure® Wraps even work faster than painkillers, which can take 20 minutes to start working. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your knee, 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 a Meniscus Tear, 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 for extended periods of time, providing superior relief from the swelling and pain that comes with a torn Meniscus. While King Brand® makes ColdCure® devices for all parts of the body, there's no better version than the ColdCure® Meniscus Wrap. Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your knee and body. You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
ColdCure® Knee Wraps are made entirely of very stretchy material. They wrap around your knee and apply a very gentle pressure over your entire Meniscus area. The wrap comes with swappable cold packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and mold perfectly to the shape of your knee, yet the gel inside them won't move out of place. Each ColdCure® Knee 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.
Protect Your Knee Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your already damaged tissue becomes vulnerable to re-injury. You don't want to do any further damage to your fragile, healing tissue and make your condition even worse than it already is. Apply KB Support Tape to your Meniscus Tear between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to provide your knee with ongoing support and protection.
Our skin is much more soft and elastic than the tissue underneath. When you move your knee, your skin and tissue move with it, and this movement puts you at risk of re-injury. You need to limit the movement of your skin as much as possible to protect your tissue from re-injury. When you apply KB Support Tape to your knee, it makes the skin over your injury much more rigid than usual. This rigidity helps reduce the movement of your skin and tissue, preventing further damage and strain.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides compression that's lightweight and comfortable, without getting in the way of your daily activities. This allows you to relieve your swelling throughout the day, while also preventing re-injury.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These styles also come in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. There's no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your individual style.
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 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.
We used 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in the above image to better illustrate how the Tape is applied for a Meniscus Tear. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
The above application for Meniscus Tears is only a suggestion. While we found it effective, there may be another application that better suits your needs. Listen to what your body is telling you. If you feel pain in a specific area, apply the tape there. Experiment with different applications to see which one works best for you.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
Every ColdCure® and BFST® purchase comes with the free professional consulting services of our knowledgeable King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge added benefit. One of our Advisors will contact you several days after your order has been delivered. This is to ensure you have received your order, find out how your treatments are going, and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors have been thoroughly trained on ColdCure® and BFST® technology and treatments, as well as Meniscus Tears. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us any time. We are here to help you every step of the way. Your recovery is very important to us.
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When you entered our site, a Meniscus ColdCure® medical device, a Meniscus BFST® medical device and a roll of KB Support Tape were automatically put into your shopping cart. You even got a special price. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your torn Meniscus. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Meniscus Tears 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 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 Torn Meniscus.
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 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. 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.
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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 for 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 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 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 few treatments on Level 1, your Meniscus area 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 Meniscus 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 doesn't mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissue by stimulating 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® Knee device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the complex form of your knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire Meniscus area. 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 Meniscus. The device easily disconnects at the wrap 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
Keep doing BFST® treatments even after you think you've healed. The healing process takes much longer than most people realize. Even after you "feel better", your Meniscus may only be 20% or 30% healed. If you want your Meniscus to heal completely, you need to continue doing BFST® treatments for months after you've healed. Do a BFST® treatment before you do any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your knee in order to prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The King Brand® ColdCure® 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 torn Meniscus 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 their ability to mold to the shape of your body.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap comes with 3 gel packs that contain 10x more gel per lb than ordinary packs. This means maximum coverage of your knee. 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. More coverage and cooling power ultimately means better, faster relief of pain and swelling.
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. The ColdCure® Knee gel pack molds comfortably to the front and sides of your knee to ensure that your Meniscus Tear receives an even distribution of cooling power. This product has 100% been designed to treat Meniscus Tears.
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 the knee, 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 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 knee or away from your knee since they're not side specific.
KB Basics Knee Products - Amazing Value
What's the Difference?
While our BFST® devices actively stimulate blood flow to promote healing, the KB Basics Heating Pads are simply designed to provide heat. Our ColdCure® devices use XC RigiGel® to relieve the pain and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, while our KB Basics Cold Packs use RigiGel® to simply provide cold. RigiGel® doesn't have the hyper-conductive properties of XC RigiGel® that work to eliminate hot spots.
- Affordable Option
- Easy to Use
- No Adjustment Needed
- Custom Desgined for the Knee
- Soft, Light & Comfortable
- Complete Coverage of the Knee
Above we discussed our top end Knee products. This section is dedicated to our consumer products - the KB Basics Knee Heating Pad and Knee Cold Pack. The KB Basics line is an affordable alternative to our top end products.
KB Basics Knee Heating Pads
The KB Basics Knee Heating Pad is ideal for sore, aching knees. If you enjoy heat, you'll love the fact that the Heating Pad has three different levels, allowing you to choose how much heat you want. It actually has a built-in safety feature that shuts the device off after 20 minutes of use. The Heating Pad is cost-effective but well-designed and much safer than other traditional heating pads. It covers up the sides and around the entire patella area, offering superior coverage and uniform heat over your knee.
KB Basics Knee Cold Packs
KB Basics Knee Cold Packs target the sore, swollen areas of your Knee. This product is perfect for people who enjoy cold. The Cold Pack contains a sewn-in RigiGel® pack that can't be removed, so it always stays in place where you need it. Since the gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the Knee, you get superior coverage. RigiGel® packs have outstanding cold capacity and contain more gel than ordinary packs. This means longer usage without having to recharge the Cold Pack as often.
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® 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 is a material safety standard that ensures the highest possible quality of materials. Our materials are actually medical grade, which is even higher than the standards for baby products, such as clothing 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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The KB Basics line of products are consumer goods, not FDA Registered medical devices like our BFST® and ColdCure® products. This is why the KB Basics product prices are lower. Although they're consumer goods, they're still better than regular consumer goods. This is because they're King Brand® quality.