At some point the internet started talking about Enthesopathy in relation to Arthritis and that conversation got carried away. The reality is that in 99% of cases, Enthesopathy has nothing to do with Arthritis. It is simply tendons or ligaments near the bones that are aggravated due to repeated stress or a sudden injury. Like all other injuries, your enthesopathy or enthesitis can and will heal with your proper attention to the problem.
Do not get steroid injections.There are no injections that are going to help and injections like steroids block the pain in the short term but they usually lead to the underlying condition getting worse. Enthesopothy is an injury. Treat it that way. Rest it and respect the pain. You can relieve the symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness with a ColdCure® Wraps. You will accelerate the healing process with our BFST® wraps. Whether your Enthesopathy is located in your Achilles, foot, hip, ankle or knee, or any other part of your body, we have medical devices that are designed to target these areas. To be clear, the medical devices discussed here are FDA registered medical devices designed to treat and heal enthesopothy and enthesitis.
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. If you have sustained any soft tissue damage, 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.
The BFST® Wrap brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissues. Unfortunately, an injury 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 the BFST® Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you're at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of
re-injury, you can heal your damaged tissues at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the affected area while you are at rest. This is very important because, while at rest, an unaided and inflamed body part 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 tissues to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are extremely pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in the treatment area as the BFST® Wrap starts increasing their blood flow. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® 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 you go to bed.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your condition. This is what helps you move with care so you don't re-injure the area, making your condition even worse. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® Wrap is designed to be worn between treatments. Wearing the BFST® Wrap after your treatments will provide the area with light support and protection and will also act as a reminder of your condition and help you avoid re-injury.
The pain that comes with Enthesopathy can be quite severe, causing us 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 heal 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 only 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 address the underlying cause of your Enthesopathy. All they do is mask the pain, making you feel a false sense of ability that can lead to further injury and strain. If you do need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. 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 a superior job of relieving the swelling and pain associated with Enthesopathy. 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. Avoid the dangers of painkillers. Use a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand®.
For dealing with the swelling and pain that comes with Enthesopathy, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® technology was developed 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 or permanent tissue damage caused by freezing of the skin. This makes them much safer to use than other products that use ice. 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 gel packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. Our gel is firm yet flexible, unlike other gel formulas that are mushy and watery. This means the gel holds its form and doesn't flow away from the affected area. It won't move, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. It always stays in place to treat your pain and swelling. 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 cold therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your fragile, injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-strain the area and make your pain worse than it already is. Applying KB Support Tape to the affected area will help protect and support your tissue between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments.
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 for your injury throughout the day, without restricting your range of motion. It also helps to prevent re-injury by providing your injury with targeted support and protection.
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, Achilles), while the 3 inch wide style is better for larger areas (Back, Hip). 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 Tape is available in Black & Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your individual 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 fast, easy and convenient. Since they're 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 ideal 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 or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We encourage you to experiment with a variety of different applications for your Enthesopathy in order to find the one that works best for you. There are plenty of examples online. Remember to trust the pain. If you feel pain in a specific area, apply the tape there.
What sets KB Support Tape apart from the rest? It's medical tape, not athletic 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, clothes and even 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.
If you have Hip Enthesopathy, the BFST® and ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps can be worn to target the affected area comfortably. The ColdCure® Wrap is designed to relieve your pain and swelling, while the BFST® Wrap is designed to stimulate blood flow to speed up the healing process. These products are ideal if your Hip Enthesopathy is the result of a soft tissue injury or condition of the hip or back. Hip Enthesopathy is often caused by pain from Spinal Enthesopathy travelling down from the spine to the hip.
In many cases, Achilles Enthesopathy is the result of Achilles Tendonitis. This is easily treatable with our BFST® and ColdCure® Achilles Wraps. They are specially designed to cover the entire back of your ankle/Achilles Tendon area. They are comfortable to wear and made of biocompatible materials. Use the ColdCure® Wrap until your swelling and inflammation are gone, then start doing BFST® treatments. The BFST® Wrap is designed to help improve your blood flow circulation, as this helps create an ideal environment for healing.
Foot Enthesopathy is often caused by Plantar Fasciitis, resulting in pain and inflammation in the area where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone. Relieve your pain and start healing your tissue with the ColdCure® and BFST® Foot Wraps. This is the best treatment solution for you. Both wraps target the bottom of your foot and up the back of your heel. The ColdCure® Wrap works to alleviate pain and swelling, while the BFST® Wrap brings additional blood flow to the affected are, helping to repair your damaged tissues.
If you have Knee Enthesopathy, this may be related to a condition known as Runner's Knee or Patellar Tendonitis. For dealing with the pain and swelling, we recommend our Knee ColdCure® Wrap. It conforms to the shape of your knee, giving you an even distribution of cooling and relief. Once the swelling is gone, the Knee BFST® Wrap should be used to help heal the injured tissue in your knee. BFST® treatments are 20 minutes and the effects of each treatment last for up to 4 hours, so it's best to spread your treatments out throughout the day. The BFST® Wrap uses something called EMR to stimulate additional blood flow in the affected area of your knee, which promotes faster healing.
If you have Enthesopathy in the front or sides of your ankle, this may be related to Ankle Tendonitis. Our BFST® and ColdCure® Ankle Wraps are the two products you need to relieve your symptoms and heal any soft tissue damage. These wraps are specifically designed to target the front and sides of the ankle, ensuring complete coverage of the affected area. The ColdCure® Wrap helps with the pain, swelling and inflammation. The BFST® Wrap is designed to stimulate blood flow deep down in the soft tissue, which helps to speed up the healing process. Both wraps are made of soft, comfortable neoprene that can be easily adjusted to fit your ankle.
Combination Therapy means using the right product at the right time. This is much more effective than just using one product at all times because each product addresses a specific issue. You have ColdCure® to relieve your pain and swelling, BFST® to promote blood flow and accelerate healing, and KB Support Tape for protection and re-injury prevention, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Enthesopathy.
Use the BFST® Wrap during the times when you aren't experiencing swelling and inflammation. 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. If you don't have time to do 4 treatments every day, do one treatment in the morning as a "warm-up" for the area, and another treatment right before bed to help you heal as you sleep.
Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. Try to do a treatment every 4 hours, or before any type of physical activity that puts a strain on the affected area (walking, standing, sitting for an extended period, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap any time you are experiencing visible swelling and/or significant pain. This could be immediately upon injury or during a flare-up of swelling and/or pain. ColdCure® does an amazing job of relieving pain -- some of our customers have described ColdCure® as "sucking the pain" right out of their body. ColdCure® treatments help to reduce any visible swelling you may see on the surface, as well as the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Do a ColdCure® treatment immediately after any physical activity to help reduce inflammation and prevent re-injury.
Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before following with a BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again.
KB Support Tape can be worn any time -- even during your BFST®* and ColdCure® treatments, but it is most important during physical activity. It provides additional support and protection, working to prevent re-injury.
*While the KB Support Tape can be worn during your BFST® treatments, you will lose a small amount of effectiveness due to the barrier the Tape creates. If you are taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first treatment before the Tape is applied and your last treatment after the Tape has been removed at the end of the day.
Your healing is important to us. Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchase comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered. This is to find out how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors spend all day every day giving people treatment advice and guidance. They truly care about your recovery. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help.
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. This means they have been designed, manufactured and tested to meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, because their products are 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, low levels of EMR energy envelop the affected area and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings healthy, high-quality 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 treatment area. 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 does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
BFST® Wraps are superior to heating pads because they work to actively heal your damaged tissue. Heating pads can't do this. Heating pads simply bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps promote blood flow to your injury by penetrating deep below your skin and fat. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around the body part to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire affected area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that allow you to customize the fit. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. Simply unplug the device from the outlet and gently tighten the straps. This will act as a reminder of your condition between treatments.
When you're recovering from a soft tissue injury or condition, 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 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, you're 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 taping the area to help prevent re-injury.
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. Applying cold and compression to a soft tissue injury or condition immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing the long-term, permanent damage that can result 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 gooey blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about -4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 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 -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to
32°F / 0°C, but then they warm up quickly instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 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 when it comes out of the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. Once 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 formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury or condition, but the truth is that ice can be dangerous. 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 actually RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. You don't want to apply ice, you 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.
When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have
3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means faster relief of pain and swelling. It also means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. Our gel packs also contain 10x more gel than other packs, for maximum coverage of the affected area. More gel plus superior cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® gel packs are custom designed to conform to your body. They wrap around the affected body part to provide the painful area with an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic shaped gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the body part you're treating. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. ColdCure® Wraps have 100% been designed to treat Enthesopathy.
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 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 the injured area or away from the injured area since they're not side specific.
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The King Brand® products shown are FDA Registered medical devices. That is not all. They are also registered with Health Canada which means they get twice as much review.
FDA and Health Canada Registration does not mean that we fill out a form to become Registered. Our claims are quite significant, and because of these claims the government agencies visit for week-long inspections to ensure that the end user is always receiving the safest effective medical devices we can offer. With two different countries of regulators this means our products get twice the oversight, ensuring exceptional quality and performance.
It is not required but we are also ISO-13485 compliant and registered. This enforces standards are established by the International Standards Organization for global manufacturers of medical devices. This means more on-site week long audits every year ensuring our quality and products meet strict international standards.
It is not required by any regulator, but we use only the safest materials in our products. ISO-10993 regulation ensures that our products are made from higher quality materials than most baby products, including diapers. This is the highest bio-compatibility safety standard in the world. This is the highest hospital grade - think Intensive Care and Operating Rooms. Our materials go through ISO-10993 testing to ensure they are safe for you. No consumer products are produced to this high standard.
King Brand products are, in fact, hospital grade through and through. ISO-60601 is the International Standard for Medical Device safety from an electrical standpoint. In spite of the BFST® being an electrical device, BFST® can be used in hospital emergency rooms and operating rooms without affecting other equipment. You can use any medical device with a BFST® and neither device will know the other one is there. This is a very tough standard to meet, but we do it and you benefit.
King Brand products meet over 20 different safety and quality standards that are not required even for medical devices and FDA registration. If we think there is anything that can be done to make our products safer and more effective, we have done it. That is the approach to everything we do and that is why our company and products are so highly regarded.