The products below ARE FDA Registered medical devices. These products and treatments ARE intended to prevent and treat Metatarsalgia, and aid in relieving the related symptoms.
In order to get rid of your Metatarsalgia, you need to determine and treat the cause. This can be difficult as there are many potential causes of Metatarsalgia, including Morton's Neuroma, stress fractures, improper footwear, excess weight, etc. There is no one universal "cure" for Metatarsalgia, as the ideal treatment to get rid of it will depend on the specific cause. However, if you want the best possible treatment for your Metatarsalgia symptoms, look no further than the ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps from King Brand® Healthcare.
Do this and you can relieve the symptoms of your Metatarsalgia - finally.
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can relieve your symptoms much more quickly with the right treatment. For an underlying foot injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your foot 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 foot 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® Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you're at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your foot injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
Metatarsalgia can be extremely painful and debilitating. 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. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases, but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury itself and put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and strain your Metatarsals. 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 are off your feet. 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® Wrap from King Brand®. ColdCure® Wraps do a superior job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Metatarsalgia, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. They also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to start working, you will feel the soothing relief as soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrap on.
When you're not using the BFST® or ColdCure® Wraps, your Metatarsals become vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to make your pain and suffering worse. Avoid re-injury by applying KB Support Tape between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your fragile Metatarsals with much needed 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.
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 safer materials than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothes. 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 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.
For Smaller Feet
If your foot measures under 8.5 inches from your heel to the ball of your foot (the area on the bottom of your foot between your toes and your arch), you need to use our BFST® and ColdCure® Foot Wraps. They'll cover the entire bottom of your foot, including the Metatarsals.
For Larger Feet
If your foot measures over 8.5 inches from your heel to the ball of your foot (the area on the bottom of your foot between your toes and your arch), you need to use our BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps. Wrap them around your foot and toes horizontally for complete coverage of the Metatarsals.
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchase comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 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 BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They are also knowledgeable when it comes to treating Metatarsalgia. Our Advisors spend all day every day giving people treatment advice and guidance. They truly care about your recovery. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help.
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®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Metatarsalgia.
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 flow 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 includes 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 ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your Metatarsals. 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.
When you're recovering from Metatarsalgia, the pain ends long before your foot is done healing. In fact, the pain usually subsides once your foot has healed less than 20%. The entire healing process is very complex. (You can click here for the full story.) The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your foot is still healing. This means you need to continue doing BFST® treatments to ensure you complete the healing process. You won't need to do a treatment every 4 hours at this point, but there's a huge benefit to doing several treatments per week. You should also do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity you do. This will warm up your circulatory system and help prevent re-injury.
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 foot with Metatarsalgia, 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 amazing XC RigiGel® has to offer! XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards the bottom of your foot or away from the bottom of your foot since they're not side specific.
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 people already use them and rave about the results.
The King Brand® products shown are FDA Registered medical devices. That is not all. They are also registered with Health Canada which means they get twice as much review.
FDA and Health Canada Registration does not mean that we fill out a form to become Registered. Our claims are quite significant, and because of these claims the government agencies visit for week-long inspections to ensure that the end user is always receiving the safest effective medical devices we can offer. With two different countries of regulators this means our products get twice the oversight, ensuring exceptional quality and performance.
It is not required but we are also ISO-13485 compliant and registered. This enforces standards are established by the International Standards Organization for global manufacturers of medical devices. This means more on-site week long audits every year ensuring our quality and products meet strict international standards.
It is not required by any regulator, but we use only the safest materials in our products. ISO-10993 regulation ensures that our products are made from higher quality materials than most baby products, including diapers. This is the highest bio-compatibility safety standard in the world. This is the highest hospital grade - think Intensive Care and Operating Rooms. Our materials go through ISO-10993 testing to ensure they are safe for you. No consumer products are produced to this high standard.
King Brand products are, in fact, hospital grade through and through. ISO-60601 is the International Standard for Medical Device safety from an electrical standpoint. In spite of the BFST® being an electrical device, BFST® can be used in hospital emergency rooms and operating rooms without affecting other equipment. You can use any medical device with a BFST® and neither device will know the other one is there. This is a very tough standard to meet, but we do it and you benefit.
King Brand products meet over 20 different safety and quality standards that are not required even for medical devices and FDA registration. If we think there is anything that can be done to make our products safer and more effective, we have done it. That is the approach to everything we do and that is why our company and products are so highly regarded.