One Super Important Fact:
Meniscus "Repair" Surgery often involves cutting away torn sections of the Meniscus - the name is very misleading. Very seldom does Meniscus Repair Surgery actually completely repair your torn Meniscus. The procedure usually gets rid of the pain by getting rid of the tissue, instead of fixing the actual problem. Meniscus Surgery should only be considered as a last resort.
How To Heal Without Surgery
The Meniscus is living tissue that can heal. Trying to heal it quickly before it tears again is the big challenge. Don't allow your Meniscus to be cut away forever by "repair surgery". Use our ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps to heal quickly and completely. Start with the ColdCure® Knee Wrap to reduce your pain and swelling. When the swelling and inflammation is gone, start doing BFST® treatments. The BFST® Knee Wrap will stimulate blood flow in your knee to accelerate the healing of your Meniscus.
If you have a full or grade 3 Meniscus tear, surgery may be your only option. There are 2 types of Meniscus surgery - Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair. In a Meniscectomy, the damaged parts of your Meniscus are removed, leaving only the healthy parts of your Meniscus intact. In Meniscus Repair Surgery, the torn pieces of your Meniscus are stitched up. While there is a longer expected recovery time with Meniscus Repair Surgery, a Meniscectomy can result in other health problems in the future, such as arthritis.
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 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 Meniscus injury can truly heal - finally.
Should you opt to go forward with surgery, be aware that while it may be the quick fix you were looking for, you will not be healthy immediately after the surgery is complete. The removal or repair of the damaged area will be painful following the operation. Also, the tissue will not be fully healed, and will require a period of healing afterwards.
If surgery is your only option, our products can aid in your recovery. Our Knee ColdCure® Wrap will help reduce your pain and swelling following surgery. When the swelling and inflammation is gone, use our Knee BFST® Wrap to help increase blood flow to the Meniscus and speed up your recovery time.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal your Meniscus much more quickly with the right treatment. For a Meniscus injury, 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 Meniscus - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Meniscus at rest often has restricted blood flow. 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® Knee Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your Meniscus while you're at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Meniscus injury or surgery 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 throughout your entire Meniscus area 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.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their knee as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. Since the effects of each 20 minute 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.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of the injury. The reminder is what will help you move with care so you don't overdo it and end up doing more damage to your knee. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery, which is why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Wrap between treatments. When your treatment ends, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your knee. This will act as a reminder of your injury, as well as provide your knee with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
Meniscus injuries are extremely painful and debilitating. NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain, but these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, NSAIDs are known blood thinners and actually 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 and cause you to continue to injure your Meniscus. This only makes things worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, especially following surgery, so if you have 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.
Avoid the Dangers of Painkillers
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 that's present when you have a Meniscus injury, as well as the pain that occurs after Meniscus surgery. It does a superior job of relieving pain and swelling, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, 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 injury or Meniscus 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 for extended periods of time, providing superior relief from the swelling and pain that comes with a Meniscus injury or Meniscus surgery. 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 Meniscus. You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is made entirely of very stretchy material. It wraps around your knee and applies a gentle pressure over your entire Meniscus area. The wrap comes with 3 swappable cold packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and mold to the shape of your knee, yet the gel inside them won't move out of place, unlike other formulas that are watery and mushy. Our gel conforms comfortably to your knee and won't flow away, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. You insert them inside the wrap 1 at a time, keeping the other 2 in the freezer so you can keep swapping them out as many times as you like.
Protect Your Knee 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 Meniscus injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape directly over your knee between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your Meniscus 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 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.
While we found the above application to be effective for Meniscus injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for Meniscus injuries in order 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. This means the Tape is ideal for people who've had surgery, as it's completely safe for the Tape to come into contact with your body tissue. The materials we use to make our Tape are actually safer than the materials used to make 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 are of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to Meniscus injuries. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. 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 if you need any help. We're here for you throughout all the stages of your recovery.
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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. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your Meniscus. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Meniscus injuries 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 Meniscus 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 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 BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your knee. 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 are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. In order to pass the FDA approval processes, our BFST® devices had to meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. BFST® Wraps comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Manufacturers of consumer grade, non-FDA Registered products can't say the same.
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 their Meniscus heals. 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 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 more blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
The Energy Web® of the Knee BFST® device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold up and around 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 custom 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 disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so that you are free to move about your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for protection and comfort.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from a Meniscus injury, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20% healed. The 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 injury 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 applying KB Support Tape to your knee to help 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 an injured 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.
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. 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. This will work to soften it quickly, while still retaining maximum cold capacity.
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 products, for maximum coverage of your Meniscus area. 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 for faster relief of your pain and swelling. It also means less time spent swapping the gel packs. More coverage plus more cooling power equals an overall colder, more effective treatment.
The ColdCure® Knee gel packs are specifically designed for the shape of the knee. Every part of the body is shaped differently, which is why every one of our gel packs is specially designed for a specific body part. They conform to your entire Meniscus area to ensure there is an even distribution of energy over your injury. We don't use one generic gel pack for all of our wraps. Every body part is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. This product has 100% been designed to treat Meniscus injuries.
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 a Meniscus injury, 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 knee will receive the cooling power of the entire pack. The temperature-balancing power of this gel formula is unmatched.
The gel pack has 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! The gel pack can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your knee or away from your knee since the gel pack is 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. 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 significant in terms of material safety. It means that our medical devices are made from materials that are safer than the materials used to make most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothes. These products 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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