One Super Important Fact:
LCL injuries are usually the result of a direct hit to the inside of your knee or repetitive strain over time. If you want your LCL injury to heal as quickly as possible, stop doing the activity that caused your injury.
Rapid Recovery for LCL Injuries
When it comes to healing an LCL injury, rest is very important. If you don't rest your knee properly, you risk further injury to your LCL and a much longer recovery time. However, rest alone isn't enough if you want to heal as quickly and completely as possible. For this, you need a more proactive solution. You need to use the same tools that professional athletes use. You need King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Knee 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 LCL 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 knee a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your LCL injury can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
Your situation isn't hopeless. You can stop the pain and speed the healing of your LCL injury. All you need is rest and the proper treatment. All you need is Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®). The BFST® is an innovative device that makes it possible to rest and avoid re-injury while receiving the additional blood flow your LCL needs to heal. You can't find this technology anywhere else.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, when we're injured, blood flow to the affected area is severely impeded. Normally we would stimulate our blood flow by being physically active, but when we're injured, this can cause further damage. With a BFST® Knee Wrap you can stimulate nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to your injured LCL while you're at rest.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT heating pads.
In order for your LCL to heal properly and quickly, it needs sufficient rest and additional blood flow. When you're injured, the area becomes inflamed, causing a decrease in blood flow circulation to your injury. BFST® is the ideal treatment solution. The BFST® Knee Wrap brings healthy blood flow right to your LCL, creating an ideal environment for healing.
To achieve the best results, do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. Each treatment is 20 minutes and the effects of each treatment last for up to 4 hours. Spacing your treatments out throughout the day will have more benefit than doing treatments back-to-back. We suggest doing one treatment first thing in the morning to loosen up your knee in preparation for the day ahead. Do another treatment in the afternoon and one in the evening. Do the last treatment of the day right before bed to relax your knee and aid healing while you sleep.
Having a reminder of your injury during recovery is important because avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. Being reminded of how serious our injuries are prevents us from doing too much, which can result in re-injury and a longer recovery time. That's why we designed the BFST® Knee Wrap to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller and tighten the wrap to your knee. This will provide your LCL with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
LCL injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, making us want to reach for the painkillers several times a day. Analgesics and 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, analgesics and 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 only mask your pain. They do nothing to address the underlying problem causing the pain. If you need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. 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. They also work much faster than painkillers. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your knee, you will feel the soothing, cool relief. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes for them to start working. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap does an outstanding job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with LCL injuries. ColdCure® Wraps are superior in every way.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
When it comes to relieving the pain and swelling associated with LCL injuries, nothing works better than cold and compression.
ColdCure® technology was developed to address the need for a cold compression device that does not cause cold burns. Our gel packs pose no threat of freezing your skin or underlying tissue. This makes them much safer to use than products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. ColdCure® gel packs 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® Knee Wrap is made entirely of soft, stretchy material. It comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible, meaning it always stays in place. Unlike gooey blue gel that migrates to other areas of the pack, our gel won't flow away from your injury. It conforms to your knee for an even, consistent treatment every time. 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 LCL 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 LCL injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your LCL between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your injured tissue 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. It also prevents re-injury by providing support and protection for your injured tissue.
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 perfect 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 ideal 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 LCL injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
While we found the above application to be effective for LCL Injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for your LCL injury 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 knee, 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 from materials that are safer than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothing. 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 is of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Knee ColdCure® medical device, a Knee 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 LCL injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating LCL injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Treatment Advice
The free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors is included with every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchase. This is a huge advantage in terms of the treatment and recovery support you will receive. One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how you are doing and answer any questions you may have. They have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to LCL injuries. They can help you create a treatment regimen that is tailored to your specific needs. Our Advisors are here to help you through every stage of your recovery. If you are ever in need of any treatment advice or guidance, please feel free to give us a call. We are committed to helping you heal and feel better.
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 another. 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 LCL injury.
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 before using BFST® again. This time will allow your 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 LCL. 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
BFST® Wraps comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards in order to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. These are medical grade devices that meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. This is because they're FDA Registered Class II medical devices. Manufacturers of consumer goods can't say the same, because they're not FDA Registered.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in the 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 damaged LCL 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 on 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, your knee may feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more you use the BFST® device, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that your circulation 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.
BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissue. Heating pads can't do this. BFST® Wraps stimulate healthy blood flow in the area of your injury, deep below the skin. This creates an ideal environment for healing. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the Knee BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the complex shape of your knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire LCL area. The wrap has long, wide Velcro® straps that make it easy to adjust the fit. You don't need to remove the wrap between treatments. Keep wearing it to act as a reminder of your injury.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from an LCL injury, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once you're 20-30% healed. The recovery 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 LCL is still healing. This means you need to keep 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. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue to tape your knee to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is a medical grade compression wrap designed for in-home use. As an FDA Registered Class I medical device, it exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. Cold and compression applied to an injured LCL immediately reduces the risk of 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.
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 out at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature will keep 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 find them too cold from the freezer. 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.
RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula that most people follow when treating a soft tissue injury. What these people probably don't know is that using ice can 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.
ColdCure® gel packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for complete coverage of your LCL. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other packs. This means less time spent getting up to swap out the packs. It also means faster relief of pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside plus maximum cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are custom designed for the knee. This ensures that your LCL receives an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one common gel pack with all of our wraps. Every part of the body deserves a specially designed gel pack, because every part of the body is shaped differently. Each and every one of our gel packs is designed for a specific body part to ensure the best coverage possible. This product has 100% been designed to treat LCL injuries.
Temperature-Balancing Gel Formula
While regular gel packs have hot and cold spots, our gel packs have an evenly balanced cold temperature. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula eliminates hot spots by distributing the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. This means your LCL injury will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack during every treatment. The amazing temperature-balancing power of XC RigiGel® can only be found in a ColdCure® Wrap.
XC Gel® packs have 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. 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.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice of 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 our customers contact us every month and rave about the results.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. The ISO 10993 regulation ensures that our products are made from safer materials than most baby products. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.