One Super Important Fact:
Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries are generally caused by repetitive overhead motions. If you don't stop doing the activity that caused your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus injury, it will only get worse.
Heal in Weeks Instead of Months
It happens all the time. A professional athlete damages the Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus in their shoulder. It's the exact same injury thousands of people get, yet the professional athlete is competing again in a matter of days or weeks while most people suffer for months on end. How can that be? The difference is that the general public take painkillers and just rest while the pro athlete takes more action. Professional athletes are using tools to help themselves heal quickly. And the reality is that anyone with a Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus injury can have that treatment too. King Brand® makes those tools. We provide professional athletes with these tools, and we can provide them to you as well.
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 shoulder 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 the injury as much as possible. The Accessory Sling can help with this by immobilizing your shoulder and arm.
Do this and your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
Stop suffering needlessly. Stop waiting for other treatments to work for months on end while you see no results. In order to heal quickly and completely, your injury needs rest and blood flow. You can stop the pain and speed the healing of your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus with the correct treatment. This treatment is called Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring high-quality, healthy blood flow to your injured tissue while you are at rest. This increase in blood flow actively works to heal your injury. Normally we would stimulate our blood flow by doing physical activity, but when we're injured, this can cause re-injury and a longer recovery time. The BFST® Wrap allows you to rest and avoid re-injury while you get the additional blood flow your body needs to heal properly.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT wraps or braces designed to simply lessen joint strain.
When your shoulder is at rest, blood flow to your injury is impaired, making it hard for the healing process to move along. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why using a BFST® Shoulder Wrap is so important. The BFST® Shoulder Wrap stimulates nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood through your shoulder to repair your damaged tissue and speed up the healing process.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours. For optimal results, spread your treatments out throughout the day. We recommend doing 3-4 treatments per day. Do 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. Some people experience a slight warming sensation and/or a slight tingling sensation during treatment. This is a side effect of the increase in blood flow to the injured area.
Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery, which is why you need a reminder of the injury throughout your recovery. If you have a constant reminder of your injury, you're less likely to overdo it and re-injure yourself. When people forget how badly they've been injured they feel a false sense of ability and end up making their injury worse. Don't remove your BFST® Wrap or your Accessory Sling after your treatments. Continue wearing them between treatments to act as a reminder of your injury. This will also help to support and protect your injured shoulder.
Dealing with Pain
Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to turn to painkillers for some 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.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers only mask the pain. They don't do anything to treat the underlying injury causing that pain. Using painkillers when you're active is dangerous because they block the pain signal. This means you won't be able to tell when you've re-injured yourself. If you need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you're resting. You can use painkillers to help you sleep.
ColdCure® Wraps are a safe and effective alternative to painkillers. The ColdCure® Shoulder Wrap does a superior job of relieving the pain, swelling and inflammation associated with Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you put the wrap on.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
Nothing alleviates the swelling and pain of Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries like cold and compression. ColdCure® Shoulder Wraps provide uniform and complete cold compression for the ultimate in relief.
ColdCure® Wraps were designed to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin or underlying tissue. ColdCure® gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. This makes them much safer to use than products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. Our 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® Shoulder Wrap comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our special XC RigiGel® formula. This unique gel holds its form and doesn't migrate to other areas of the pack. This means it always stays in place to treat your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus. The gel won't move, even when put under heavy pressure for long periods of time. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have the other two charging in the freezer during treatment to keep your therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
NEW Accessory Sling to Immobilize Your Shoulder
Keeping your injured shoulder immobile is difficult, but it's important if you want to avoid re-injury and a lengthened recovery time. The King Brand® Accessory Sling is the solution to this problem. Attach the Accessory Sling to your BFST® or ColdCure® Shoulder Wrap to help prevent the painful movements that lead to re-injury.
The Accessory Sling also does an incredible job of supporting your arm. Taking the weight of your arm off your injured shoulder is a huge relief and also contributes to re-injury prevention.
The Accessory Sling is made from the same soft, comfortable neoprene as our BFST® and ColdCure® Shoulder Wraps. It's incredibly easy to use and completely customizable. It can be worn on your left or right arm and can attach anywhere on your Shoulder Wrap. Being able to have your arm in a sling while you are also stimulating blood flow or doing cold therapy is a huge deal, and you can only find this kind of solution here.
Please note that the Accessory Sling cannot be used on its own or with any products other than the BFST® and ColdCure® Shoulder Wraps.
Protect Your Shoulder Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® or ColdCure® Wraps, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and risk making your injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus between your treatments. This will provide your injury with light 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 from above, helping you avoid 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 lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. The 2 inch wide variety is ideal for smaller areas (Foot, Wrist), while the 3 inch wide style is better for larger areas (Shoulder, Leg). This also works for your size. Bigger people will prefer the 3 inch wide Tape, while smaller people will prefer the 2 inch wide Tape.
The 2 inch wide Tape comes in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. The 3 inch wide Tape is available in Black & Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your personal style.
While the 2 inch wide Tape is available in both Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll, the 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll only.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are perfect 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 ideal for people who are 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 Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is either 2 inches or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
You should experiment with different taping applications for your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus to find the one that works best for you. Trust the pain and use it as a guide. If you are feeling pain in a specific area of your shoulder, apply the tape over this area.
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, clothing 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 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.
Make Your Treatments Mobile
With the BFST® Battery Pack
The Rechargeable Battery Pack is designed to make your BFST® Wrap completely mobile. It lasts for a minimum of 3-20 treatments, depending on what level you're on. This means you can do your treatments wherever you go! You can do treatments in the car, at work, or while you're doing chores around the house. Use it wherever the day takes you. The Battery Pack makes it so much easier to get in your 3-4 BFST® treatments per day.
You have the option of attaching the Battery Pack directly to your wrap with the included strip of Velcro®. You don't have to worry about the Battery Pack weighing you down though. It's extremely lightweight and portable. It's about the size of a deck of cards.
The Battery Pack is easily charged using your BFST® power supply. The indicator lights on the Battery let you know when it needs to be charged again. It takes approximately 4 hours to achieve a full charge when the Battery is at 0%. It's possible that you could go a week before needing to recharge your Battery.
The Battery Pack is very high quality, equivalent to our medical devices. You can count on the last three treatments you do with the Battery being just as effective as the first three treatments. Even when the Battery is draining, there is no decrease in its effectiveness.
*The Rechargeable Battery Pack is specifically designed to work with your BFST® Shoulder Wrap. Your BFST® Wrap comes with the components you need for treatments and to charge the Battery.
You're Ready to Go
When you entered our site, a Top Shoulder ColdCure® medical device, a Top Shoulder 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 Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
When you order a BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap you also get the free consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge benefit to your recovery. Our Advisors can help you create a treatment plan that's tailored to your specific injury or condition. They're here to help you through every phase of your recovery. Our Advisors are thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They're also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Injuries. Our Advisors are more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered, you are also welcome to contact us if you need any assistance. We are committed to helping you heal and feel better.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
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 Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus 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 (reaching, lifting, 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 to use BFST® again. 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 over your Infraspinatus or Supraspinatus. More Tape means more support, so if you're doing something physically demanding, you may want to wear 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 meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. This is because they're FDA Registered Class II medical devices. BFST® Wraps comply with several different regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Consumer grade products can't say the same, because they're 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 shoulder and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps come with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as they heal. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, your shoulder may feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, 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 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 doesn't mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
When it comes to therapeutic benefits, BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your tissue damage by stimulating additional blood flow deep below the skin. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This does nothing to heal the injured tissues deep below. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the Shoulder BFST® device is inserted inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around your Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus so you get an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The 3 Extension Straps included with the Shoulder Wrap allow you to find the right fit for your body. When your treatment ends, keep wearing the BFST® Wrap to provide your shoulder with light support and protection. Simply unplug the device from the outlet and further tighten the straps.
Complete the Healing Process
Even once your pain is gone, your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus may only be 20% or 30% healed. The healing process 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 shoulder is still healing. That's why you need to keep doing BFST® treatments. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity you do. This will warm up your circulatory system. If you want to heal completely, do regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone. You should also continue to tape your shoulder to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Shoulder Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. It exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. The ColdCure® Wrap applies cold and compression to your shoulder, which immediately reduces the risk of damage that can result 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 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 at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature keeps 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 several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Many people use the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation) formula when treating a soft tissue injury, but most of these people aren't aware of the dangers that ice pose. 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 10x more gel per lb than other products, meaning they target a much larger area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs also have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means faster relief of pain and swelling and less time spent swapping the gel packs in and out. Larger gel packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power, ultimately means more effective treatments.
ColdCure® Shoulder gel packs are specially designed to conform to the shape of your shoulder. This means you get an even distribution of cooling power over your entire injury. We don't just use one common gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific part of the body. Every body part is uniquely shaped, which is why every one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product has been 100% designed to treat Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Injuries.
Superior Gel Formula with No Hot Spots
Our unique XC RigiGel® formula is superior to regular gel formulas. It distributes the cold energy evenly throughout the gel pack, so there's no hot spots like with other products. This means you get an evenly balanced cold temperature during every treatment. It also means your Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus will receive the cooling power of the entire pack. The temperature balancing power of our XC Gel® formula is unmatched.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. They may be 2 different colors, but both sides have all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® formula has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your shoulder or away from your shoulder since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
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 our customers already use them and contact us all the time to rave about the results.
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King Brand® BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition, Health Canada, ISO 10993 approval processes. ISO 10993 is very important when it comes to material safety. This standard ensures that our devices are made from extremely safe, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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