One Super Important Fact:
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by excessive stretching and overloading of the Plantar Fascia. The Plantar Fascia does not stretch - it is not supposed to.
The Plantar is designed by nature not to stretch so that it can provide the structural tension your foot needs to support the full weight of your body. Stretching does not help heal your Plantar Fasciitis; it puts strain on your Plantar, which can actually damage it further and make your situation worse. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is damaged from being overstretched or overused. Further stretching is only going to make your Plantar Fasciitis worse!
How to Heal Your Plantar Fasciitis
You want to speed up the healing process, not reverse it. You want to promote blood flow to help your Plantar heal quickly. Don't keep damaging it with continued overloading. Rest your Plantar. Relieve the pain and swelling with a ColdCure® Foot Wrap. Speed up the healing process by stimulating blood flow with a BFST® Foot Wrap.
Start with the ColdCure® Foot Wrap to alleviate the pain and inflammation in your foot. Do regular ColdCure® treatments until your swelling and inflammation have subsided, then start doing BFST® treatments. The BFST® Foot Wrap will work to actively heal your damaged tissue through the promotion of blood flow. It targets the injured area of your foot, deep below the skin, creating an ideal environment for healing. This is the technology you need to get rid of your Plantar Fasciitis and get back to your active lifestyle.
Plantar Fasciitis is a prime example of a condition that involves chronic re-injury. This re-injury takes place whenever you put a large load on the foot or attempt to stretch the fragile tissue in the newly healed Plantar. Devices and exercises to stretch the Plantar will make your condition worse. Even though stretching may relieve the pain of the cramped tissue and you may feel like it helps, you may actually be reversing the healing process by tearing the Plantar further. (Click here for a detailed explanation of how your body heals).
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 foot 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 your injury as much as possible. Giving your foot a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing your Plantar Fasciitis.
Do this and your Plantar Fasciitis can truly heal - finally.
Free Professional Consulting
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This added benefit is extremely valuable in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. 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 are thoroughly trained on Plantar Fasciitis and can help you create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. They are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors spend all day every day helping people like you through every stage of their recovery. They are truly dedicated to helping you heal and feel better as quickly as possible. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us any time if you need any treatment advice or guidance. We're here to help you every step of the way.
Blood Flow is Essential for Healing
If you want to heal your Plantar Fasciitis, you need to rest your foot and stimulate blood flow. For Plantar Fasciitis, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injured foot at rest has very limited blood flow. That's why we developed Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps are designed to promote blood flow while you're at rest. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also make your injury worse. The BFST® Wrap brings nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to your injury while you're at rest. This means you can rest your foot and avoid re-injury while your Plantar receives the additional blood flow it needs to heal.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue injuries.
The BFST® Foot Wrap works to actively stimulate blood flow through the bottom of your foot. This is very important because when your foot is at rest, blood flow to the injured area is severely impaired, stalling the healing process. It's healthy, high-quality blood flow that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required if you want to heal your Plantar Fasciitis properly and quickly.
People love the way BFST® treatments feel. They are very pleasant and relaxing. During treatment, you will notice a slight warming sensation in the bottom of your foot. Some people also experience a slight tingling sensation resulting from the increase in blood flow. We recommend 3-4 BFST® treatments per day, spread throughout the day. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours, so even when your treatment is over, your blood flow is still working to help you heal.
Almost as important as blood flow is the reminder of your injury. Without the reminder of your injury, you risk feeling a false sense of ability and making your injury even worse than it already is. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery, which is why we recommend that you continue wearing your wrap between treatments. Simply unplug the controller from the device and remove the Energy Web® from inside the pocket. BFST® Wraps are designed to be worn even when not plugged in, to help protect and support the injured area. This prevents re-injury and contributes towards a faster healing time.
Heal as Quickly as a Pro Athlete
Have you ever noticed that professional athletes seem to recover from their injuries much faster than the general public? This is because they have professional athletic therapists who order them to follow a very specific treatment regimen. They are also instructed to rest the foot completely. They cut out physical activity and avoid putting any weight on the injured foot by using crutches. The pro therapists ensure that the athlete supplements the healing process by stimulating blood flow many times each day. Regular BFST® treatments are a standard part of this therapy, because the more we promote blood flow, the faster we will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in a matter of days or weeks while regular patients with the same injuries take months or even years to heal. Add BFST® to your treatment regimen to heal as quickly as a pro athlete.
Dealing With Pain:
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and injure your Plantar. They don't do anything to address the underlying condition causing the pain. 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. For example, you can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Plantar Fasciitis can be 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 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.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers. Use a ColdCure® Foot Wrap from King Brand®. This innovative device is incredibly soothing and protects your foot from further injury. Since the wrap and the gel packs are specially designed for the bottom of the foot, they do a superior job of relieving the swelling and pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster than painkillers. While pills take 20 minutes to start working, you will feel the cooling and soothing effect of ColdCure® within seconds of slipping the wrap on your foot.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
The ColdCure® Foot Wrap provides superior relief of the swelling and pain that comes with Plantar Fasciitis. ColdCure® Foot devices use cold and compression together, because cold and compression are the two things you need to eliminate pain and swelling as quickly and effectively as possible. The application of cold compression must be uniform and complete if it's going to work the best, and this is exactly what ColdCure® Foot Wraps provide.
We developed ColdCure® technology as a safe alternative to standard ice packs. Most people aren't aware of the serious dangers that ice packs pose. Ice packs can freeze your skin and cause 'cold burns', resulting in permanent damage to your underlying tissue. When our XC® gel packs are stored in the fridge, they pose no threat of freezing your skin or underlying tissue. This means you can do much longer treatment durations than with ice packs. It also means faster relief of your pain and swelling.
Cold compression reduces swelling
The ColdCure® Foot Wrap comes with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our amazing XC RigiGel® formula. While other gel formulas are watery and mushy, ours is firm yet flexible. XC® gel doesn't move around inside the pack. It stays in place where you need it, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. One gel pack is inserted inside the wrap at a time, so you can have the other two charging in the fridge or the freezer to keep your therapy going. If you're charging the gel packs in the fridge, there's no need to take breaks between treatments. You can keep using the wrap as long as you need the pain relief.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Plantar ColdCure® and Plantar BFST® medical device were automatically put into your shopping cart. What's in your cart now are the two things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your Plantar Fasciitis. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Plantar Fasciitis by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
Apply KB Support Tape to your Plantar Fasciitis between your ColdCure® and BFST® Wrap treatments. This will provide your Plantar with ongoing compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It will also prevent re-injury by providing support and protection for your injured tissue when you're not doing treatments.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 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 let you express your personal style.
KB Support Tape works with your skin to protect your tissue and keep it in place. Our skin is normally fairly soft and elastic. KB Support Tape makes your skin much more rigid than usual. This rigidity limits the movement of your skin, helping to protect the soft tissue underneath. This also helps to reduce movement of the soft tissue itself, which further prevents re-injury. Making your skin a more rigid surface acts as a support for your soft tissue. This is what you need to prevent further damage to your Plantar.
We used 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in the above image to better illustrate how the Tape is applied for Plantar Fasciitis. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
KB Support Tape is made of thin, breathable material that's 100% hypoallergenic and latex-free. It keeps you moving and active all day. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way. Wear KB Support Tape while you're working, while you're exercising, while you're driving, while you're running errands, etc.
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 want to get creative and customize their tape by cutting it into a variety of different shapes and sizes. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
Relieve Pain & Suffering
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just ColdCure® or just BFST®. This is because you're getting both the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure® and the healing benefits of BFST®, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Plantar Fasciitis.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap for at least 2 straight days before using the BFST® Wrap. This will 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.
Any time you're unable to do a ColdCure® treatment, apply KB Support Tape to your Plantar. This will provide your Plantar with compression and will protect it from re-injury.
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.
Apply KB Support Tape to your Plantar between your BFST® treatments. Do your first BFST® treatment of the day before you apply the Tape and do the last treatment of the day after the Tape has been removed.
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.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are Class II FDA Registered medical devices. This means they meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. These devices were manufactured and tested to comply with the regulations that the FDA and Health Canada have established. Consumer grade products that you can buy at the store can't say the same. Consumer goods aren't held to the same high standards as medical grade devices like the BFST® Wrap. The FDA and Health Canada hold medical device manufacturers accountable, unlike consumer good manufacturers whose products are lower quality.
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 EMR energy envelops the affected body part and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps come with a 3 level power controller. We recommend that everyone starts at Level 1 and works their way through the levels gradually as their Plantar Fasciitis heals. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up your healing time. You need to condition the body first. When you first start your treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation in the treatment area. This is because, at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the better your circulation will become and the less warmth 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 blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel almost no warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat doesn't 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. Heating pads bring blood to the surface of your skin and make it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow deep beneath your skin to repair your damaged tissue. Bringing blood to the surface of your skin does nothing to heal the injury deep below. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your soft tissue injury through the promotion of blood flow. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Foot device comes inserted inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® to the bottom of your foot and up the back of your heel to target the entire Plantar Fascia region. This ensures that you receive an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The wrap comes with a removeable Velcro® belt that you can apply around your foot to adjust the fit. The BFST® Wrap does not need to be removed following a treatment. Simply unplug the device and remove the electrical components. This will act as a reminder of your injury and help prevent further damage to your Plantar.
Complete the Healing Process
Don't stop doing BFST® treatments. Even once your pain is gone, your Plantar may only be 20% or 30% healed. You need to continue using the BFST® Wrap for several months after the pain is gone. This will ensure that you maintain the healing you've done and will help you heal further. Once you get back to your regular routine, do a BFST® treatment before you're physically active. This will help prevent re-injury during the activity and will act as a warm up for your circulatory system.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are Class I FDA Registered medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied to your foot, the ColdCure® Wrap 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.
RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula many people follow when dealing with a soft tissue injury like Plantar Fasciitis. However, most of these people probably aren't aware of how dangerous ice can be. Ice (and other freezer-based substitutes) 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. 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.
While we recommend that you start by charging the XC® gel packs in the fridge, you can also use them as freezer packs. Even at the coldest freezer temperatures, they retain all their flexibility and shape. In terms of flex and form, they feel exactly the same at room temperature as they do from the freezer.
The ColdCure® Foot Wrap provides the ultimate in coverage and cooling power. Our XC® gel packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other products. This means they cover much more of your injury. Although our gel packs are large, they're never bulky, so your treatments are always comfortable. When stored in the freezer, our gel packs also have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means longer treatment times and faster, more effective relief of pain and swelling.
The ColdCure® Foot gel pack is custom designed to mold to the shape of the bottom of your foot and the back of your heel. It covers your entire Plantar Fascia to ensure that your injury receives an even distribution of cooling power. All of our gel packs are designed for the specific body part you're treating. We don't just have 1 generic gel pack shape because it wouldn't be able to target all the different areas of the body. Each part of the body is uniquely shaped, and that's why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. This product has 100% been designed to treat Plantar Fasciitis.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Regular gel packs have hot and cold spots, making treatments uneven and inconsistent. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula distributes the cold energy evenly throughout the entire pack. This means the gel pack will always have a perfectly balanced cold temperature. When cold pressure is applied to a foot with Plantar Fasciitis, 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 huge improvement, as your Plantar will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack.
XC® gel packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides have all the same amazing benefits that XC RigiGel® gel has to offer. XC® gel packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your foot or away from your foot since they are not side specific.
KB Basics Foot Products - Economical Alternative
- Affordable Option
- Easy to Use
- No Adjustment Needed
- Specially Designed for the Foot
- Soft, Light & Comfortable
- Complete Coverage of the Foot
Above we discussed our top end BFST® and ColdCure® medical devices. This section is dedicated to our consumer products - the KB Basics Foot Heating Pad and Foot Cold Pack. The KB Basics line is an affordable alternative to our top end products.
KB Basics Foot Cold Pack
The KB Basics Foot Cold Pack is perfect for people who like cold. It is designed to target the sore, swollen areas of the bottom of the foot. The RigiGel® pack is sewn inside, so it stays in place where you need it. The Foot Cold Pack slips on and off easily with no adjustment needed. The RigiGel® formula inside the Cold Pack is unmoveable, so it provides targeted, uniform coverage of your Plantar. RigiGel® also has incredible cold capacity, so you don't have to recharge the Cold Pack as often as other products.
KB Basics Foot Heating Pad
The KB Basics Foot Heating Pad is ideal for people who want heat. It is designed to provide the sore, aching areas of your foot with heat. The Heating Pad comes with a controller that allows you to choose how much heat you want. The Heating Pad will automatically shut off after 20 minutes of use. This is an important safety feature that lower quality products don't have. The KB Basics Heating Pad is both cost-effective and well-designed. Wearing the Heating Pad is always comfortable because it's made from light, breathable materials.
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 the 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.
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® has FDA Registration and Health Canada certification for our ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps. These medical grade products have also passed the IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition, ISO 10993 and ISO 13485 approval processes. They 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® Wraps. This is why the 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.