One Super Important Fact:
Meniscus "Repair" Surgery almost always involves cutting away torn sections of the Meniscus. The name is misleading. Very seldom does Meniscus Repair Surgery actually repair or stitch back together your Meniscus. The procedure usually gets rid of the pain by getting rid of the tissue, not fixing the actual problem. Meniscus surgery should really be a last resort.
Rapid Recovery Without Surgery
You should only undergo Meniscus surgery if it is absolutely necessary. Your 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 finally heal and feel better. Start with ColdCure® treatments to eliminate the pain and swelling in your knee. Use ColdCure® until your swelling and pain has subsided, then start doing BFST® treatments. BFST® will work to stimulate blood flow in your injured Meniscus, which is what your body needs to heal itself.
It's also important to understand that you need to rest in order to heal your Meniscus. Avoid any activities that could result in re-injury, as this will only lengthen your recovery time. Stop doing whatever activity caused your Meniscus injury. Try to rest your knee as much as possible. Using crutches will help prevent any further injury to your Meniscus.
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 injury.
- 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 your Meniscus Tear.
Do this and your Meniscus Tear can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow is Essential for Healing
You can heal your Meniscus Tear. All you need is the right treatment. Stop suffering needlessly, waiting for months on end to see results that never come from treatments that just don't work. You need to rest your knee and promote healthy blood flow to your injured tissue. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®). BFST® Wraps give your Meniscus Tear the additional blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
An injured Meniscus at rest has very limited blood flow, which can hold up the healing process, as optimal blood flow is required for rapid recovery. While physical activity increases blood flow, it can cause further damage to your knee. BFST® is the solution to this problem. BFST® treatments bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to the area of injury while you're at rest, so you can avoid re-injury and heal your Meniscus at the same time. You'll be surprised at just how quickly you can heal with the right treatment.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue injuries.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why BFST® treatments are so important. The BFST® Knee Wrap works to actively stimulate healthy, high-quality blood flow through your Meniscus to repair your tissue damage and accelerate the healing process.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. You may feel a warming sensation and/or a slight tingling sensation as a result of the increase in blood flow. We recommend 3-4 treatments per day for optimal results. 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. Since you'll be at rest during your BFST® treatments, they're a great time to catch up on activities such as reading, surfing the internet and watching TV.
Almost as important as blood flow is the reminder of your injury. This is what helps us move with care to prevent further injury. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. Wear your BFST® Knee Wrap between treatments to act as a reminder of your injury so you don't accidentally overdo it and end up making your injury worse. This will go a long way towards shortening your recovery time. The Knee Wrap will also provide light, comfortable support and protection for your Meniscus.
Dealing With Pain
Meniscus Tears can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers again and again for some 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, making it easy to forget to rest your knee. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-injure their knee. It is understandable that you need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. Using painkillers when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Use a ColdCure® Knee Wrap from King Brand® and avoid the dangers of painkillers. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is specifically designed for treating the pain associated with Meniscus Tears. It does a superior job of relieving pain and swelling. This innovative wrap is incredibly soothing and protects your knee from further injury. The painkilling element is actually incredibly powerful and it works instantly - there's no 20 minute wait like with pills.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap provides your Meniscus with firm, even cold compression to provide maximum relief of pain and swelling. We developed ColdCure® technology as a safe alternative to ordinary ice packs. When our gel packs are stored in the fridge, they pose no threat of freezing your skin like regular ice packs. To be as effective as possible, the application of cold compression needs to be uniform and complete, and that's exactly what ColdCure® Wraps provide.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is easy to use and each one comes with 3 gel packs you can charge in the fridge or the freezer. Charge the gel packs for at least 1 hour prior to use. Insert the gel pack inside the wrap, apply the wrap to your knee until the cold diminishes, then swap the gel pack with a freshly charged one from the fridge or freezer. You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is designed to conform to the unique shape of your knee. The swappable gel packs included with the Knee Wrap are firm yet flexible, so the formula inside never moves away from your injury, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. The ColdCure® Wrap molds the gel pack around your knee to ensure your Meniscus is covered. The gel packs are inserted inside the soft, comfortable wrap 1 at a time, so you can have the other 2 charging in the fridge or the freezer. Swap the gel packs out throughout the day to keep your therapy going for as long as you need it. There's no need to take a break between treatments if you're using a gel pack charged in the fridge.
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 Tear worse. Apply KB Support Tape between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to provide your Meniscus with 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 you avoid 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 knee with ongoing compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also prevents re-injury by providing support and protection for your injured tissue. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way.
You have 2 styles to choose from: 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 let you 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 designed for people who are 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 a Meniscus Tear is only a suggestion. We encourage you to try different applications for Meniscus Tears to find the one that works best for you. Listen to what your knee is telling you. If you have pain in a specific area of your knee, apply the tape there.
Special One Time Pricing Offer
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 at a substantial savings. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain and heal your Meniscus Tear. 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.
The items already in your cart are priced less than anywhere on our site. You can browse our site and add other items to your cart, but if these special priced items are removed from the cart, they cannot be re-added at the discounted price.
Free Professional Consulting
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge advantage in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you two or three days after your order has been delivered to see how you're doing with the products and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Meniscus Tears. They are also trained extensively on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are dedicated to helping you through every stage of the recovery process. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's tailored 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 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 Tear.
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. 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment, follow with another BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again. Refrain from using ColdCure® within the 4 hours following your 20 minute BFST® treatment. This will counteract the treatment. If necessary, use the ColdCure® Wrap for pain control, then follow up with another BFST® treatment.
Any time you're not doing a ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your knee. 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
The BFST® Knee Wrap is an FDA Registered Class II medical device. Class II 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 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 treatments on Level 1, your knee and the surrounding 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 knee 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 the heating pads of the future. Instead of bringing blood to the surface of your skin like a heating pad, the BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath your skin. Bringing blood to the surface of your skin makes it hot to the touch, but it does nothing for the soft tissue down below. BFST® penetrates deep below your skin to promote blood flow in the area of injury. This blood flow helps to create an ideal environment for healing. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® of the Knee BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. Both the Wrap and the Energy Web® are custom designed for the shape of the knee. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold perfectly around your entire patella to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over your Meniscus. The long, wide Velcro® straps attached to the wrap make it easy to find the right fit. You don't need to remove the Knee Wrap after treatment. Simply unplug the device from the outlet and tighten the straps. This will act as a reminder of your injury during your recovery.
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® Knee Wrap for months after the pain is gone. 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. You should also continue using KB Support Tape on your knee to prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Wrap is a medical grade compression wrap designed for use at home or on-the-go. As an FDA Registered Class I medical device, the ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. Cold and compression applied to a Meniscus Tear 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.
While most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury, 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 retain the ability to mold to the shape of your body.
XC Gel® packs provide the ultimate in coverage and cooling power. They contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for complete coverage of your knee. Despite their size, XC Gel® packs are never bulky. When stored in the freezer, our gel packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard gel packs. This means faster relief of pain and swelling. It also means longer treatments without having to swap the gel packs as often.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the knee. Each body part is shaped differently, which is why each one of our ColdCure® Wraps comes with gel packs that are designed for the specific body part you're treating. We don't use one generic gel pack for all of our wraps. We provide custom designed gel packs for every part of the body because we know that in order to get the best treatment possible, you need something that's designed specifically for the shape of the body part. The ColdCure® Knee gel pack covers the entire top, bottom and around the sides of your patella for complete coverage of the Meniscus. 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 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.
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 are 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 many of them can't wait to contact us to rave about the results.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They also comply with Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition, among several other regulations and standards that represent the best in quality, performance and safety. For instance, ISO 10993 ensures that our products are made from the safest materials possible. They're actually made from higher quality materials than 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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The KB Basics line of products are consumer goods, not FDA Registered medical devices like our BFST® and ColdCure® products. This is why KB Basics product prices are lower. Although they're consumer goods, they're still better quality than regular consumer goods. This is because they're King Brand® quality.