How to Heal Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis
Whether your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis is the result of ongoing strain or a sudden injury, we know that you're in a lot of pain. We also know that this pain may be stopping you from doing your usual activities. In order to relieve the pain and regain the proper use of your ankle, you need more than rest and painkillers. You need a more proactive solution. You need King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps.
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 Tendon 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 Tendon as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape® will help with this. Resting your body is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your damaged tissues the blood flow they need to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissue. Unfortunately, an injured Tibialis Anterior Tendon at rest usually has very limited blood flow. While physical activity promotes blood flow, it can also lead to re-injury and a worsened condition. With a BFST® Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your damaged Tibialis Anterior Tendon while you're at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through your Tibialis Anterior Tendon while you are at rest. This is very important because, while at rest, an unaided and inflamed Tibialis Anterior Tendon 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 your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are extremely pleasant and relaxing. You may notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in the affected area as the BFST® Wrap starts increasing your blood flow. For best results, do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours. We recommend that you spread out your treatments over the course of your day. An optimal 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 you go to bed.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. This is what helps you move with care so you don't re-injure your Tibialis Anterior Tendon, making your condition even worse. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why BFST® Wraps are designed to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the device from the controller and tighten the wrap to your ankle. This will provide your damaged Tibialis Anterior Tendon with light support and protection, while also acting as a reminder of your injury.
Which Wrap Should I Use?
If your pain is mainly concentrated in the ankle area, use the Ankle Wraps to treat your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. The Ankle Wraps conform to the top of your foot and down both sides of your ankle for maximum coverage.
If most of your pain is located higher than your ankle and you have a smaller leg, use our Wrist Wraps to treat your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. The Wrist Wraps are ideal for targeting pain in people with smaller legs.
Dealing With Pain
Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers over and over again. 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. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury itself and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers don't do anything to treat Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis itself. All they do is mask the pain, making you feel a false sense of ability that can lead to further strain and re-injury. If you do need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet. 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 by using a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand®. ColdCure® Wraps are a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. They do a superior job of relieving the swelling and pain associated with Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. They also work faster than painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the soothing, cool 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.
For dealing with the swelling and pain that comes with Anterior Tibialis Tendonitis, nothing works better than cold compression.
ColdCure® Wraps were designed to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin or underlying tissue. Our gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. 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® Wrap comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't migrate to other areas of the wrap, meaning it always stays in place to treat your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. It 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 to keep your therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Which Wrap Should I Use?
If your pain is mainly concentrated in the ankle area, use the Ankle Wraps to treat your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. The Ankle Wraps target the top of your foot and down both sides of your ankle for superior coverage of your painful injury.
If most of your pain is located higher up than the ankle area and you have a smaller leg, use the Wrist Wraps to treat your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. The Wrist Wraps are ideal for targeting pain in people with smaller legs.
Protect Your Tendon Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your already damaged tissue becomes vulnerable to further injury. You don't want to re-injure your fragile, healing tissue and make your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis worse than it already is. Apply KB Support Tape over your Tibialis Anterior Tendon between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your injured tissue with ongoing 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 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 styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These styles also come in 4 colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. There's no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your individual style.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are fast, easy and convenient. Since they 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 for you 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 Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
Part of 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 effective for Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to trust the pain. If you feel pain in a specific area of your ankle, 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 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 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.
Free Professional Guidance
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free treatment advice and guidance of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 2-3 days after your order has been delivered to see how you're doing with the products and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are knowledgeable when it comes to treating Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. They have also been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are here to help you through every stage of your recovery. One of our Advisors can even help you create a custom treatment plan that's specific to your schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance. We truly care about your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® 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®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis.
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 (walking, standing for extended periods, 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 ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape® over your Tibialis Anterior Tendon. 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 the Tape 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. BFST® Wraps are designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. They comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards put forth by the FDA and Health Canada to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same.
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 Tibialis Anterior Tendon, stimulating blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your injury, 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 your healing time. You need to condition the body first.
During your first few treatments on Level 1, the area surrounding your Tibialis Anterior Tendon will 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 the circulation in your ankle 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 does not 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 heal your injury by bringing additional blood flow to the damaged tissues, deep below the skin. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal the injury. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around your Tibialis Anterior Tendon to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the injured area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that allow you to adjust the fit. When your treatment ends, don't remove the wrap. Simply unplug the controller and gently tighten the wrap for snug support and protection. This will also provide constant pressure to help relieve your inflammation throughout the day.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, the pain ends long before you're done healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20%-30% healed. The entire healing process is very complex, and 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 Tibialis Anterior Tendon 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 use KB Support Tape to help protect your tendon from re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. Cold and compression applied to Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis 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. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating 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 1-2 minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Many people follow the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - method when treating a soft tissue injury. Most of these people probably aren't aware of the serious dangers that ice can pose. Ice can 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.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other products, for complete coverage of your Anterior Tibialis Tendon. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products, meaning longer treatment times without having to swap the gel packs as often. This 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.
The ColdCure® gel packs are custom designed to mold to your Tibialis Anterior Tendon area to ensure that your injury receives an even distribution of cooling power. Each one of our gel packs is 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 100% been designed to treat Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® packs help to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to a Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis injury, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your hot, swollen ankle will receive the cooling power of the entire gel 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 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 injury or away from your injury 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're 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. Many of our customers can't wait to contact us 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 is significant when it comes to material safety. This regulation ensures that our wraps are made from materials that are safer than the materials used to make most baby products. 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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