One Super Important Fact:
While cold therapy will help to relieve the pain associated with Piriformis Syndrome, it's not enough to restore proper motion to your hip. If you want to regain your mobility, you need to improve your circultion and bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to the affected area.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and protect your Piriformis Muscle from further irritation.
- Use the BFST® Back/Hip Wrap first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help reduce stiffness and restore motion to the hip.
- Wear KB Support Tape during any physical activity to help protect your Piriformis Muscle and surrounding tissue.
The Treatment Process
Start with the ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap to relieve the pain and reduce any swelling and inflammation. Use the ColdCure® Wrap in cycles of 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for as long as is needed. Continue doing ColdCure® treatments until any external swelling is gone and the pain has been reduced.
You can start using the BFST® Back/Hip Wrap once the visible swelling is gone. The BFST® Wrap will work to promote blood flow to the injured area, deep below the skin, to restore mobility to your hip. You may want to start with treatments that are only 5-10 minutes in length to see how your body reacts. If you still have a lot of internal inflammation, treatments may be quite hot, which means you should go back to using the ColdCure® Wrap. If your body responds well to the
5-10 minute BFST® treatments, you can start doing treatments for the full
20 minutes. Try doing 3-4 full 20 minute BFST® treatments every day, as this will work to promote blood flow and improve circulation in the affected area.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the pain and swelling that comes with Piriformis Syndrome, nothing works better than cold and compression.
ColdCure® Wraps were designed 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 other 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® Back/Hip Wrap is made entirely of very soft, stretchy material. It comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible. Unlike gooey gel that moves around inside the pack, our gel stays in place. It conforms to your buttock area 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, for as long as you need the relief.
Dealing With Pain
Piriformis Syndrome is often extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers as a quick fix. The reality is that analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen 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 sometimes used to address the symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome but they don't treat the condition itself and can put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Limit Painkillers to Times of Rest
Painkillers mask the pain, making it easy to forget to rest. Without fail this causes people to overstress and further aggravate their Piriformis Muscle, making their Piriformis Syndrome 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 resting. Using painkillers when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Use a ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap from King Brand® and avoid the dangers of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps are much safer and more effective than painkillers. Actually, they're superior in every way. For one, ColdCure® Wraps work faster. As soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrap on, you will feel the cool, soothing relief. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes before they start working. Since the wrap is specially designed for the hip, it does an incredible job of targeting the area to deliver fast-acting pain relief.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help improve circulation.
The BFST® Back/Hip Wrap is designed to improve circulation in and around your Piriformis Muscle. This is exactly what you need to regain proper movement of your hip joint. When you're at rest, blood flow to the affected area is severely reduced. By using the BFST® Wrap, you're stimulating the optimal blood flow your hip needs to keep moving, decreasing the regularity of your Piriformis Syndrome symptoms.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight warming sensation and tingling sensation from the increase in blood flow. We recommend 3-4 BFST® treatments daily, spread throughout the day. An ideal 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.
The BFST® Wrap is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is apply the wrap around the affected area of your buttocks, plug the device in, turn the power on, and sit back and relax. The BFST® Wrap is designed to be used while you're at rest, so try to do treatments while you catch up on activities like reading, watching TV and surfing the internet. The device automatically shuts off after your 20 minute session. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to do a treatment about every 4 hours or so.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Recovery
Your situation is not hopeless. You can recover from Piriformis Syndrome. You just need the right treatment. You need to stimulate additional blood flow to regain proper movement of your hip. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
If you have Piriformis Syndrome, you will have very limited blood flow in the affected area. BFST® Wraps help to restore function by promoting blood flow to the affected area, deep below the skin. While physical activity is one way to promote blood flow, this can further aggravate the Piriformis Muscle. BFST® stimulates nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow while you're at rest. This allows you to rest and avoid further aggravation while improving your circulation at the same time. You won't find this technology anywhere else.
For Mega Coverage of the Painful Area
If you want mega coverage of your buttocks and the back of your legs, the ColdCure® Large Body Wrap provides exactly that. It has a massive cold treatment area that's greater than 15"x15". This Wrap is ideal to wear around the home and can be laid on or rested against while sitting on a couch or chair. The Large Body Wrap is like the Back/Hip Wrap, but much larger. It comes with 2 huge gel packs that offer amazing coverage and cooling power.
The ColdCure® Large Body Wrap is guaranteed to fit comfortably on anyone with a waist measuring between 22" and 44". For people whose waist measures above 44", we have extensions that can be attached to your Wrap to achieve a perfect fit (we recommend the purchase of 2 Accessory Straps for use with the Large Body Wrap).
For 11+ Inches of Extension
The Accessory Strap can provide a more customized fit for the BFST® and ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps. The strap provides up to 11+ inches of extension so you can use as much or as little extension as you need. We all come in different shapes and sizes and this strap will allow you to increase the size of your Back Wrap to achieve the best possible fit and treatment. Just attach one end of the Accessory Strap to one of the Back Wrap straps and pull it around your front. Attach the other end of the Accessory Strap to the other Back Wrap strap. Adjust to your desired fit.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent further aggravation of the Piriformis Muscle by giving your soft tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.
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 personal 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 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 Piriformis Syndrome. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
The above application was applied over clothing for demonstration purposes only. When using this application, apply it directly to your skin.
While we found the above application to be effective for Piriformis Syndrome, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for Piriformis Syndrome 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 buttocks or leg, 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 safer materials than most baby products, including toys, clothes and diapers. 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.
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When you entered our site, a Back/Hip ColdCure® medical device, a Back/Hip 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 of your Piriformis Syndrome and regain the proper movement of your hip. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Piriformis Syndrome by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Advice & Guidance
At King Brand®, we truly care about your recovery. That's why our customers receive the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you several days after your order has been delivered, to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to ColdCure® and BFST® technology and treatments. They spend all day, every day helping people just like you. They can even help you develop a treatment plan that caters to your specific needs. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us any time if you need assistance. We're here for you every step of the way.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
BFST® for Rapid Healing
ColdCure® for Pain & Swelling
KB Tape to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using the right product at the right time. This is much more effective than just using one product at all times because each product addresses a specific issue. You have ColdCure® to relieve your pain and swelling, BFST® to promote blood flow and accelerate healing, and KB Support Tape for protection and re-injury prevention, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Piriformis Syndrome.
When to Use the BFST® Wrap
The BFST® Wrap is designed to accelerate healing. Use the BFST® Wrap when you don't have any inflammation or visible swelling, and pain is at a minimum. The most important treatments are first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. The treatment first thing in the morning will act as a "warm-up" for your back, and the treatment right before bed will help your back heal as you sleep.
Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. Try to do a treatment every 4 hours, or before any type of physical activity that puts a strain on your back (lifting, reaching, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
In order to acclimatize your body to the blood flow, you may want to start with BFST® treatments that are only 5-10 minutes in length. See how your body responds to the 5-10 minute treatments. If the treatments feel really hot or if you experience an increase in pain and/or swelling during or after the treatments, this means you still have internal inflammation and should go back to using ColdCure®. If your body responds well, you can start doing treatments for the full 20 minutes.
When to Use the ColdCure® Wrap
The ColdCure® is designed to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation. Use the ColdCure® Wrap any time you are experiencing visible swelling and/or significant pain. This could be immediately upon injury or during a flare-up of swelling and/or pain. ColdCure® does an amazing job of relieving pain -- some of our customers have described ColdCure® as "sucking the pain" right out of their body. ColdCure® treatments help to reduce any visible swelling you may see on the surface, as well as the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Do a ColdCure® treatment immediately after any physical activity to help reduce inflammation and prevent re-injury.
Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before following with a BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again.
When to Use KB Support Tape
KB Support Tape is designed to provide tissue with extra support, and also helps prevent re-injury. KB Support Tape can be worn any time -- even during your BFST®* and ColdCure® treatments, but it is most important during physical activity. It provides additional support and protection, working to prevent re-injury.
*While the KB Support Tape can be worn during your BFST® treatments, you will lose a small amount of effectiveness due to the barrier the Tape creates. If you are taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first 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 - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied, these medical grade cold compression wraps will immediately reduce 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.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use gooey blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about -4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to
32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 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 -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to 32°F / 0°C, but then they warm up quickly instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 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 several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. What most of these people probably don't realize is that there are serious dangers associated with ice. The truth is that 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 3x more gel per lb than ordinary packs. This means maximum coverage of the painful area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than ordinary gel packs. This means faster, more effective relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals an overall better cold treatment.
ColdCure® Back/Hip gel packs are custom designed to conform to the affected area. This means you always get an even distribution of cooling power over your Piriformis Muscle. We don't just use one generic gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific part of the body. Every part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. This product has been 100% designed to treat Piriformis Syndrome.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Ordinary gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula distributes the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to a hot, swollen 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 means your Piriformis Muscle will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack, every time. The temperature-balancing power of these gel packs 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 body or away from your body since they're not side specific.
Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They're designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, because their products are not FDA Registered.
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 levels of EMR energy envelop your Piriformis Muscle and the surrounding area, stimulating blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. This stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps have 3 different power settings, which you will move through gradually as your circulation improves. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1. 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 buttock area may feel quite warm. This is because your circulation is poor at first. The more you use the 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 not heating pads. In fact, BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps stimulate additional blood flow in the area of injury, deep below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps to heal your soft tissue. Heating pads can't do this. All a heating pad will do is cause blood to pool at the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal your soft tissue. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is huge.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Back/Hip device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around your buttock to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over your Piriformis Muscle and the surrounding soft tissue. There are long, wide straps attached to the wrap that allow you to adjust the fit for your body shape. You don't need to remove the wrap after treatment. Unplug the device and tighten the straps to use it as a light support for the affected area.
Keep Doing BFST® Treatments
When you're recovering from Piriformis Syndrome, the pain ends long before you've fully recovered. In fact, the pain is usually gone once you're about 20-30% through the recovery process. 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 body is still recovering. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to regain proper movement of your hip joint. Doing regular BFST® treatments for 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.
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