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 will 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 situation worse!
Pain Killers are BAD not good.
Pain killers mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and injure your Plantar. This only makes things worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take pain killers try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet (such as to help you sleep).
The US Government's National Institute of Health clearly states on their website, "Nearly all patients will improve within 1 year" and list complications from surgery as "Infection, Nerve injury, No improvement in pain, [and] Rupture of the Plantar Fascia". 1 Year is a long time to suffer when you don't have to.
Plantar Fasciitis, Heel spurs and other conditions/injuries of the sole of the foot are all extremely painful and debilitating conditions. 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. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain and do not promote healing of the injury itself.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with swelling and pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis, nothing works better than cold compression.
Cold compression reduces swelling
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 pain and swelling that comes with Plantar Fasciitis. While KingBrand® makes ColdCure® devices for all parts of the body, there's no better version than the ColdCure® Plantar wrap. Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your foot and body. The slipper-like design and the soft yet rigid gel pack is just like attaching a magic pain sucking pillow to the bottom of your foot. You can walk on it and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® wrap looks like a slipper, but it is actually made entirely of very stretchy material. It wraps around your foot and applies a very gentle pressure over your entire foot area. The bottom of the wrap contains swappable cold packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and mold to the shape of your foot, yet the gel inside them won't squeeze out of place. Even under your full body weight the gel provides a wonderful, cool, cushion for your sore aching feet. Imagine having tiny waterbeds attached to the bottom of your feet - it feels like heaven. As well as staying in place, this advanced gel keeps the cold on your hot swollen injury where you need it the most. Other gel packs will have hot and cold spots but in the gel packs used in the ColdCure® Plantar wrap, the cold gets transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. No other gel packs in the world have the temperature balancing power of our gel packs. The gel packs aren't just along the bottom, they wrap completely up around the back of the heel, over the entire Plantar length, so they draw the pain and tension out of your entire foot and heel region. The gel packs are easily swappable and each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 gel packs. You use them 1 at a time, keeping the other 2 in the fridge so you can swap them out as many times as you like. There's no need to take a break between treatments. You can keep using them as long as you want the pain relief.
Don't just treat the pain - heal the problem forever.
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can really recover from Plantar injuries. When a professional athlete tears their Plantar Fascia, they have explicit instructions to stay off their injured foot - no physical activity, no weight on the foot, crutches - they are ordered to rest the foot completely. Injured professional athletes are also attended to by professional athletic therapists. These pro therapists have always been assigned to the athlete to ensure they supplement the healing process, to stimulate blood flow many times each day. Regular BFST® treatments are a standard part of that therapy because the more we promote blood flow, the faster the patient will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days while regular patients with the same injuries often take weeks or even months to heal. With the addition of BFST®, pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their aggravated Plantar injuries faster than ever.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT heating pads.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the bottom of the foot while the patient is at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed Plantar 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 Plantar ligaments to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® kits have 3 different power settings, so you can continue to increase the power of your treatments as your Plantar heals. During your first treatment, your Plantar and the area will feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more you use the unit, 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 foot 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 promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits. The reminder of the injury though is incredibly important too, because avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. The BFST® device is designed to be worn even when turned off, to help protect the bottom of the foot from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening the recovery time. Patients enjoy the support and cushioning BFST® wraps provide and appreciate that they are healing - patients like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
King Brand products are designed to HEAL Plantar Fasciitis, not just relieve pain (which they also do). Doctors and Therapists often neglect prescribing proper treatment as they attempt to deal first with the patient's main complaint of pain. Left untreated, Plantar injuries are not likely to heal on their own. King Brand BFST® and ColdCure® devices are designed to heal the injury and treat the pain. Proper treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs and similar ailments require use of the following devices:
King Brand Healthcare makes a Plantar Fasciitis ColdCure® cold compression wrap that is specifically designed to treat Plantar Fasciitis related pain. We also manufacture a Plantar Fasciitis BFST® wrap specifically designed to heal Plantar Fasciitis as quickly as possible. Healing quickly is important because the whole time your Plantar is inflamed, you are constantly building up scar tissue that can leave your Plantar stiff and sore for the rest of your life. Take your Plantar Fasciitis treatment seriously. Deal with it quickly and enjoy the rest of your life.
Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
The BFST® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our patented Energy Web®, specially controlled 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.
As an FDA Registered Medical Device, the BFST® wrap is suitable for use in hospital and therapeutic clinics. Because the device is completely safe for patients to use themselves, the BFST® wraps can also be used by the patients at home. Home use reduces in-clinic medical costs and further speeds up healing times.
The Energy Web® of the Plantar BFST® device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the bottom of the foot and up the back of the heel to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire Plantar area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. Also, the wrap and unwrap design allows for easy wrapping of a tender, injured foot without having to slip into or out of a 'sock like' device. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed.
After treatment, the straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for the injured foot. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move about the treatment clinic or home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
BFST® devices promote blood flow, accelerating the healing process.
ColdCure® wraps relieve pain and reduce swelling.
As professional therapists and medical practitioners know, it is in your best interest to treat patients quickly and completely. Using regular, alternating, BFST® and ColdCure® treatments a patient will heal quickly and completely with minimal swelling and pain. This results in lower treatment costs, greater patient satisfaction and a reduced chance of re-injury. The combination of BFST® and ColdCure® therapies result in the least suffering and most rapid recovery of Plantar Fasciitis injury patients.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
Cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to an injured joint immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. This swelling can be in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or tendon sheath of the bottom of the foot. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term permanent damage as a result of a soft tissue injury.
The King Brand ColdCure® Plantar Wrap is a medical grade cold compression wrap designed for use in hospitals and injury therapy clinics (Home use is becoming a lot more common). The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in soft tissue injuries.
Improving on the RICE standard of injury care, ColdCure® wraps are specifically designed to operate at refrigeration (not freezer) temperatures. This eliminates the potential of skin damage during treatment associated with all freezer wraps. This improved standard is called RCCE® (Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation). RCCE® allows for the wraps to be applied to the patient and used while not attended by a physician or clinician. This is very important given the likelihood of skin damage from alternative devices which use cold packs charged in a freezer.
The specially designed cold packs in all ColdCure® wraps contain uniquely crafted XC RigiGel® with a Hyper Conductive gel formulation. What is Hyper Conductive gel? It's a special gel formulation that is designed to hold the cold energy much longer than standard gels can. This allows for longer treatment durations without having to recharge the wrap or switch cold packs. The longer treatment times and more cold power means more pain relief, better control of swelling and less handling of Plantar injuries . This all results in a better therapy for treating foot injuries and related pain.
Like the BFST® Wraps, ColdCure® Plantar Fasciitis wraps are enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene shell. The gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the foot. The wrap molds the cold pack around the bottom of the foot and up the back of the heel to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire Plantar area. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the foot is shaped very differently from any other body part and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a Plantar Fasciitis treatment device.
XC RigiGel® - Stays In Place
The ColdCure® wraps use XC RigiGel® technology so that the gel does not flow away from the injured area when pressure is applied. The gel stays in place even under pressure. Yet it is still soft and molds to the body. ColdCure® wraps are unique and of a higher quality and performance than any other wrap available. Nothing else comes even close. Again, like the BFST® wrap, the ColdCure® wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The wrap and unwrap design allows for the wrap to be easily applied around a tender, injured foot without having to slip into or out of a 'sock like' device.
Always the right temperature
Gel stays in place
XC RigiGel® - High Performance Temperature Balancing
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® gel packs will help to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the gel. When cold pressure is applied to the heel, gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the gel. Our gel packs are superior to others and the cold in the gel pack gets 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 whole pack. The temperature balancing power of these gel packs is unmatched.
XC RigiGel® is sealed in a comfortable vinyl shell, providing a soft surface for your sore, aching feet. It has 2 Different Colored Sides, the white strip on one side helps to distribute the cold evenly throughout the gel and the clear side provides you with all the benefits of a high performance gel that stays in place. The gel can be placed inside the neoprene wrap either way, it's not 'back' or 'front' side specific.
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