If you have a Climbing injury, the medical devices below are exactly what you need to relieve your pain and accelerate the healing process. These medical devices are designed to focus on getting you better, so you can focus on Climbing. It doesn't matter where your injury is located because we have medical devices for nearly every area of the body. Don't let your injuries stand in the way of performing at your best. Use King Brand Healthcare Products® and keep climbing like a king.
Climbing injuries are usually sustained when trying a new or difficult move, especially when you're going from indoor to outdoor climbing. Falls are also a leading cause of Climbing injuries. The areas most often injured in Climbing are the ankle, wrist, shoulder, elbow and knee. While taking time off from Climbing to rest your injury can help, if you want to heal as quickly as possible, you need something more proactive. You need our BFST® and ColdCure® medical devices.
Do this and your Climbing injury can truly heal - finally.
Use our ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps to heal your Climbing injury as quickly and completely as possible. Start with the ColdCure® Wrap first. ColdCure® treatments will alleviate your pain and swelling. Do regular ColdCure® treatments throughout the day until your pain and inflammation are under control. This will take 2-10 days depending on the severity of your injury.
Once your pain and swelling has subsided, you can start using the BFST® Wrap. BFST® treatments work to heal your damaged tissues by stimulating blood flow in the area of injury, deep below the skin. Do a BFST® treatment before you go climbing or before you do any type of physical activity, as this will help prevent the risk of re-injury. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours, meaning that you're still receiving the healing benefits of optimum blood flow after your treatment has ended.
Wear KB Support Tape when you go climbing and any time you're not doing a BFST® or ColdCure® treatment. KB Support Tape provides your injury with additional support and protection without restricting your movement.
You can heal your Climbing injury. All you need is the right treatment. When it comes to soft tissue injuries, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) provides your injury with the blood flow it needs to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to your injury. This increase in blood flow works to heal your damaged tissues. Healthy, high-quality blood flow is essential for healing soft tissue injuries. Unfortunately, an injury at rest often has very restricted blood flow. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also lead to re-injury and a worsened condition. BFST® Wraps are the solution to this problem. They're designed to speed up the healing process while you're at rest. This means you're getting the additional blood flow your tissue needs to heal while avoiding re-injury at the same time.
The BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow through the injured area while you're at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed injury can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It's the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Climbing injury to heal as quickly as possible.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in the treatment area as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. Since you'll be at rest during your BFST® treatments, they're a great time to catch up on activities such as reading, watching TV and surfing the internet. We recommend that you do 3-4 treatments a day, spread throughout the day. An ideal treatment regimen is one treatment first thing in the morning, another treatment in the afternoon, one in the evening and the last treatment of the day right before bed.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. This is what helps you move with care and avoid further injury. Without the reminder, you risk feeling a false sense of ability that can lead to re-injury. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® Wrap was designed to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your body. This will provide light support and protection for your injury.
Climbing injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to reach for painkillers for some relief. 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.
Painkillers don't do anything to treat the injury itself. They only mask the pain, which gets rid of the reminder and causes people to re-injure themselves and make their injury even worse, resulting in a much longer recovery time. The pain is there for a reason - to stop you from overdoing it and re-injuring yourself. Respect the pain and use it as a guide. If you need to take painkillers, try to limit them to times when you are at rest. For instance, you can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
ColdCure® Wraps are a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. They do an amazing job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Climbing injuries, without any of the risks associated with painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work much faster than painkillers, which take 20 minutes to kick in. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your injury, you will feel the cool, soothing relief as it absorbs the pain and tension.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with Climbing injuries, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® Wraps are made entirely of very soft, stretchy material. They come with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. While gooey blue gel moves around easily inside the pack, XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't move to other areas of the wrap. It stays in place to treat your injury, even 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. We recommend you do your ColdCure® treatments in cycles of 20 minutes of use and 20 minutes of rest.
Our XC Gel® packs are flexible at any temperature, so they conform to your body even when they're straight from the freezer. This means you always get an even, consistent treatment. Unlike gels that are mushy and watery, our gel is firm enough to stay in place, but soft enough to mold comfortably to the injured area.
When you're not doing treatments with your ColdCure® or BFST® Wrap, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to the injured area between treatments. This will help you avoid re-injury and provide the injured area with added protection and support.
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 provides compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also provides your injury with support and protection to prevent further tissue damage. This stretchy, breathable tape can be applied to any soft tissue injury you've sustained in Climbing.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different 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 allow you to express your personal style.
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 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 injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We used 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in the above image to better illustrate how the tape is applied for a knee injury, just one of the many injuries that can be sustained when Climbing. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
While we found the above application to be effective for knee 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 knee (or other body part), apply the tape there.
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, clothing and toys. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made with highly toxic materials since 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.
When you're recovering from a Climbing injury, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20% healed. The healing process is very complex, and 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 injury is 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. You should also do a BFST® treatment before you do any physical activity, as this will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. In order to prevent re-injury, continue using KB Support Tape on the injured area.
Ankle Sprains are fairly common in Climbing and can occur during a fall or from hitting the climbing wall. Achilles Tendonitis is also a common Climbing injury that develops as a result of overuse.
We have ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps that target two different areas of the ankle. The Ankle Wraps are for the front and sides of your ankle (the top of your foot). The Achilles Wraps are for the back of your ankle.
If you have Achilles Tendonitis, we recommend our Achilles Wraps. The Achilles Wraps cover the back of your ankle and are designed to treat Achilles Tendonitis and other injuries located in the back of the ankle. The Wrap molds the gel pack or Energy Web® all the way up the back of your ankle to target your Achilles and ensure there is an even distribution of energy or cooling power over the injured area. The ColdCure® Wrap delivers soothing relief from pain and inflammation. The BFST® Wrap will work to actively heal your Achilles injury through blood flow stimulation.
If you have an Ankle Sprain, we recommend our Ankle Wraps. The Ankle Wraps cover the front and sides of your ankle and are designed to treat Ankle Sprains, Peroneal Tendonitis, Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Extensor Tendonitis. The Wrap is custom designed to mold around the top and down the sides of your ankle for maximum coverage of your injury. Use the ColdCure® Wrap to bring down the swelling and get rid of the pain in your ankle. Use the BFST® Wrap to promote healthy blood flow to your injured ankle and speed up the healing process.
Wrist injuries in Climbing are usually caused by repetitive strain. The most prevalent wrist injuries in Climbers are Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) tears or strains, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps are extremely versatile, allowing you to apply them to virtually any area of your hand, wrist or fingers. You can wear the Wraps to target the top and underside of your wrist, the top of your hand or the inside of your palm, or further down your forearm. Apply the wrap to your injury to provide your damaged tissues with cold therapy or blood flow stimulation. These are the two treatments you need to relieve your pain and repair the damage that's been done to your wrist.
The Shoulder injuries most commonly associated with Climbing are Supraspinatus injuries, Frozen Shoulder and shoulder impingement. Stemming and manteling moves are the top causes of Shoulder injuries in Climbing.
We have two different Shoulder Wraps that target two different areas. The Top Shoulder Wraps are designed to target injuries in the top of the shoulder. The Side Shoulder Wraps are designed to target injuries in the side of the shoulder. Generally speaking, if you have a Deltoid injury or Upper Bicep Tendonitis, you should use the Side Shoulder Wraps. If you happen to have a Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus injury, or a case of Frozen Shoulder, use should use the Top Shoulder Wraps. It all depends on what area you need to target. Rotator Cuff injuries are a little more tricky, as it depends on which part of the Rotator Cuff is injured. Pay attention to where the pain is. Is it closer to the "top" or the "side"? Take a look at the coverage zone image above to help you determine which wrap would best target your injury.
Our Side Shoulder Wraps are uniquely designed to target injuries located in the side of the shoulder. This ensures the best treatment and coverage possible. The Side Shoulder Wraps cover your deltoid, rotator cuff and the upper portion of your bicep. This is usually a difficult area to treat, but these Wraps will mold comfortably to the entire side of your shoulder with no gaps. The 3 Extension Straps (Small, Medium & Large) included with the Side Shoulder Wraps allow you to customize the fit. Use these Wraps to eliminate the pain and inflammation and accelerate the healing of your Rotator Cuff injuries, Upper Bicep Tendonitis, Deltoid injuries, and any other soft tissue injuries in the side of your shoulder.
The Top Shoulder Wraps are ideal for use on injuries located in the top of the shoulder. The Top Shoulder Wraps cover your scapula, collar bone, rotator cuff and the top of your deltoid. These Wraps will relieve the pain and swelling and speed the healing of your Rotator Cuff injuries, Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries, as well as any other muscle, tendon or ligament injuries in the top of your shoulder. Just like the Side Shoulder Wraps, the Top Shoulder Wraps also come with 3 Extension Straps (Small, Medium & Large) that you can attach to adjust the size and fit.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) and Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), which is also referred to as Climber's Elbow, are the two most common Elbow injuries seen in Climbing. Muscle imbalances and general overuse are the usual causes of Elbow injuries in Climbers.
Use our ColdCure® and BFST® Elbow Wraps to relieve your pain and swelling and speed the healing of your injury. The Elbow Wraps are custom designed for the shape of the elbow, to target the exact area of your injury. They provide complete coverage of the elbow area, so you always have an even distribution of energy or cooling power over your injury. These wraps conform comfortably to your elbow, as well as the areas above, below and to either side. Whether your injury is located on the inside or outside of your elbow, these wraps will have you covered.
The top Knee injuries seen in Climbers are ACL, MCL and Meniscus strains or tears, as well as Tendonitis of the knee. Knee injuries in Climbing are usually sustained when doing edging or stemming moves.
Our ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps are exactly what you need to stop the pain and speed up your recovery. These Wraps were designed with a unique U-shaped treatment area that can be applied to your knee to target your injury perfectly. They cover both sides of your knee as well as above or below your kneecap, depending on the area of your knee that's injured. The ColdCure® Wrap will help to bring down your inflammation and control the pain. The BFST® Wrap works to actively heal your damaged tissue by bringing healthy, high quality blood flow to the area of your injury, deep below the skin.
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This will prove to be very valuable in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. One of our helpful 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 have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. They are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to treating a wide variety of soft tissue injuries. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your injury and schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you're welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here to help you through every step of your recovery.
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 Climbing 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 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 per day, spread throughout the day. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can be anything that puts a strain on the injured area. 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 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.
Any time you're not doing a ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape over the injured area. 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 the Tape has been removed at the end of the day.
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They are designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. They comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. The FDA looks out for medical device users by ensuring that manufacturers meet the criteria they set out. This doesn't apply to manufacturers of lower quality, consumer grade products.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in the injured tissue below the dermal (fat & skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe, low levels of EMR energy envelop your injury and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings nutrient-rich, oxygenated 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 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 treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation deep within the injured 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 have more therapeutic benefits than heating pads. BFST® Wraps can actually heal soft tissue injuries, unlike heating pads. BFST® treatments work to bring additional blood flow to the area of your injury, deep below the skin. This increase in blood flow actively helps to heal your damaged tissues. Heating pads can't do this. All they do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is huge.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around the entire injured area to ensure that your injury receives an even distribution of energy. The Velcro® straps make it easy to adjust the size of the wrap to find the perfect fit for your body shape. You don't need to remove the BFST® Wrap after your treatment ends. Simply unplug the controller from the device and keep wearing it to act as a reminder of your injury.
ColdCure® Wraps are Class I FDA Registered medical devices. They're designed for use at home or on-the-go. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries like those sustained in Climbing. When applied, 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.
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 just 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. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for 1-2 minutes before inserting it into the wrap. This will make it soften quickly, while still retaining maximum cold capacity.
Many people use the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - method when treating a soft tissue injury. What most of these people probably don't know are the serious dangers that are associated with using ice. 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.
XC Gel® packs provide superior coverage and cooling. XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other products, for maximum coverage of your injury. When stored in the freezer, our gel packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means longer treatments and faster relief of pain and swelling. It also means less time spent getting up to swap out the packs. More coverage plus more cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the body part you're treating. They conform to the entire injured area to ensure there is an even distribution of cooling power over your entire injury. We don't use one generic gel pack for all of our wraps. Every body part is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too.
While regular gel packs have hot and cold spots, our gel packs always have an evenly balanced cold temperature. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula eliminates hot spots by distributing the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. This means your injury will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack during every treatment. The amazing temperature-balancing power of XC RigiGel® can only be found in a ColdCure® Wrap!
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will 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 injury or away from your injury since they're not side specific.
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical devices 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 people already use them. Many of our customers can't wait to contact us and rave about the results!
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. These devices are not simple consumer goods. Actually, ISO 10993 ensures that our products are manufactured with higher quality materials than diapers or baby clothes. 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.