One Super Important Fact:
When it comes to treating Quadriceps injuries, BFST® treatments are extremely important. Doing BFST® treatments at the correct times during the day will not only aid in the recovery process, but will also help you avoid re-injury.
Rapid Recovery for Quadriceps Injuries
We know you don't have the time or the desire to rest your injury for weeks on end. We know you want to get back to doing the activities you love as quickly as possible. While resting can help you avoid further injury, it won't be enough to accelerate the healing process. If you want to get rid of the pain and heal your Quadriceps in a reduced amount of time, you need a more proactive solution. You need our ColdCure® and BFST® Leg Wraps.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
Do a BFST® treatment right before physical activity. Do another BFST® treatment before bed. This will help your Quadriceps heal quickly.
Do a ColdCure® treatment right after physical activity to reduce any internal inflammation and protect your Quadriceps from further injury.
Avoid re-straining your Quadriceps as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape will help with this.
Do this and your Quadriceps Injury can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You can heal your Quadriceps Injury and get back to your usual activities in a reduced amount of time. You simply need the right treatment. You need to stimulate additional blood flow to your injured Quadriceps. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your injured Quadriceps - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, a Quadriceps injury 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® Leg Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your Quadriceps while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Quad Injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue.
The BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow through your Quadriceps while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, the blood flow to your Quadriceps is seriously impeded. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Quadriceps to heal properly and quickly.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. The reminder is what helps you move with care so you don't end up overdoing it and re-injuring yourself. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Leg Wrap between treatments. It's designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your Quads from re-injury. This will go a long way towards shortening your recovery time.
BFST® treatments feel great. They're very pleasant and relaxing. People often feel a warming sensation and a slight tingling sensation from the increase in blood flow. For optimal results, do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. Since the effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day. An ideal treatment 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.
Dealing With Pain
Quadriceps Injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to rely on painkillers for relief. 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. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. They do not promote healing of the injury and put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
All painkillers do is mask the pain. They don't do anything to address the injury causing that pain. This can cause a false sense of ability that will lead to a worsened condition and much longer recovery time. If you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you're at rest. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers and use a ColdCure® Wrap instead. The ColdCure® Leg Wrap does an amazing job of relieving the pain and swelling that comes with Quadriceps Injuries, without the negative aspects of painkillers. Not only do ColdCure® Wraps work better, they also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you apply the wrap to your Quads.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For controlling the swelling and pain associated with a Quadriceps Injury, nothing works better than cold compression.
ColdCure® technology was developed 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® Leg 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, meaning it always stays in place. Unlike gooey blue gel that migrates to other areas of the pack, our gel won't flow away from your injury. It conforms to your Quadriceps 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, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Quadriceps 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 Quadriceps Strain worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your Quads between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your injured tissue with additional 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.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides your injury with lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also prevents re-injury by providing support and protection for your injured tissue.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. We recommend the 3 inch wide Tape for Quadriceps Injuries. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in both Black and Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your individual style.
The 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll, which is ideal 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 Quad injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
While we found the above application to be effective for Quadriceps Injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for your given injury 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 thigh, 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 materials that are safer than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothing. 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.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Leg ColdCure® medical device, a Leg BFST® medical device, and a roll of Wide 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 and speed the healing of your Quadriceps Injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Quadriceps Injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes included with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4-5 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They've been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They're also highly knowledgeable when it comes to treating Quadriceps Injuries. While one of our Advisors will contact you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance. We're here for you through every stage of your recovery.
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 Quadriceps Injury.
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 (running, jumping, 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 doing a 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 BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your Quadriceps Injury. More Tape means more support, so if you're doing something physically demanding, you may want to apply an extra layer of Tape. 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 it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. This means they meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. They have passed several different regulatory approval processes to ensure they meet the requirements set out for medical devices. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, as they aren't required to go through these stringent approval processes.
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 Quadriceps 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 their Quad Injury heals. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
During your first treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation deep within your Quadriceps. 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 have far more therapeutic benefits than heating pads. While heating pads bring blood to the surface of the skin, BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow to the area of your injury, deep below the skin. Heating the surface of your skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue below. BFST® devices actively promote the healing of your injury by improving your blood flow circulation. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Leg device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around your Quadriceps to ensure that the entire injured area receives an even distribution of energy. The Velcro® straps attached to the wrap can be easily adjusted, allowing you to find the right fit for your body. You don't need to remove the BFST® Wrap once your treatment ends. Simply unplug the controller from the device and keep wearing it to act as a reminder of your injury.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from a Quadriceps Injury, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20-30% healed. The entire healing process is very complex and takes much longer than most people realize. (You can click here for the full story.) The important thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your Quads are still healing. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to complete the healing process. Doing regular BFST® treatments for several 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. You should also continue to tape your Quadriceps to help prevent re-injury.
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. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term, permanent damage resulting from soft tissue injuries like a Quadriceps Strain. Cold and compression applied to an injury immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use mushy blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 0°C. While they may start at about -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 0°C and stay at 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 -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature will keep rising quickly, instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 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 1-2 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 the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. What most of these people probably don't realize is that using ice can be very dangerous. The truth is that ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your skin and 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.
ColdCure® gel packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other products, for maximum coverage of your Quads. When our gel packs are stored in the freezer, they have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gel packs as often. It also means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Leg gel packs are custom designed to mold around your Quadriceps. They conform to the area comfortably for total coverage of your injury. We don't just use one generic gel pack with all of our wraps. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This means you always get an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. This product has in every way been designed to 100% treat Quadriceps Injuries.
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 the injured area, 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 have all the same benefits that our outstanding XC RigiGel® formula has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the pack with the white side facing towards your quads or away from your quads since they're not side specific.
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® BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. ISO 10993 in particular is significant in terms of material safety - it means that our products are manufactured with biocompatible materials. These materials are safer than the materials used to make diapers, baby clothes and baby toys. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are designed to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.
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