Some of the most common injuries among athletes, both professional and amateur, are ligament injuries. Ligament injuries are very common in the joints as ligaments are crucial to the versatile movement necessary for any type of activity. Because these ligaments are so necessary for even the simplest activity, the loss of their use can be severely detremental to your daily life and can prevent you from doing the things you love. Depending on the severity, recovery can become a long and painful process which can take months to finish. During this time you may have to deal with immense amounts of pain whenever you move the injured ligament. As an active person, you will want to get back to yourself and your normal life as quickly as possible. Fortunately King Brand® has developed Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) and ColdCure® wraps to help you get back to normal faster.
King Brand Healthcare Products® are the innovators of Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). For ligament injuries, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the injured ligament which are required for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured ligament at rest often has restricted blood flow which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow but all too often it also results in small but frequent reinjury to the ligament which can greatly extend the healing time required to get back to normal. With a King Brand® BFST® Knee therapy device, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured ligament while the patient is at rest. With improved blood flow and without the risk of reinjury, patients can recover from their ligament tears at surprisingly rapid rates.
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can quickly recover from ligament tears. When a professional athlete is injured, they have explicit instructions to stay off their injured knee - no physical activity, no loading of the joint, and especially no strain put on the ligament - they are ordered to rest the knee completely.
Injured professional athletes though, are also attended to by professional athletic therapists. These pro therapists have always been assigned to the athlete to ensure they supplement the healing process with moderate exercise and stretching, to stimulate blood flow many times each day. Regular BFST® treatments are a standard part of that therapy because the more we promote blood flow, the faster the ligament will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days while regular patients with the same ligament injury often take weeks or even months to heal. With the addition of BFST® pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their knee injuries faster than ever.
Ligament Pain and swelling. Without pain and swelling, patients wouldn't even know that their injuries exist and wouldn't seek medical help. As professional healthcare providers, we care about curing the ailment and recognize that the pain isn't the problem, its only a sign of the real problem=. All too often our patients rate our professional service based on our ability to address the pain and the swelling because that's the only part that they can see. We want our patients to think highly of us, but we also want them to live without pain through the healing process. Pain killers are the easy solution, but we all know they are not the best solution.
Pain killers (NSAIDs/analgesics) such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and ASA are known anticoagulents - they can prevent the blood from clotting. This group of medicines interfere with normal blood function that is crucial for the optimal healing process. We know this isn't the best solution for treating the pain, but narcotics and steroids are not desirable options either, especially for our regular patients who are not under professional medical supervision 100% of the day. Even injured professional athletes who are under regular medical supervision are kept away from drugs if possible. The best possible solution for pain and swelling control is clearly using ColdCure® technology.
ColdCure® compression knee wraps are designed specifically for the treatment of pain and swelling from soft tissue injuries of the knee. They are easy to use, safe, targeted and extremely effective. ColdCure® technology provides control of the swelling and pain without the negatives of drugs. The patient gets the relief they demand and they heal as quickly as possible.
King Brand® BFST® and ColdCure® Knee products provide superior treatment of:
The BFST® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in the torn ligament below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the affected body part and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the injured ligament accelerating the healing process.
As an FDA Registered Medical Device the BFST® wrap is suitable for use in hospital and therapeutic clinics. Because the device is completely safe for patients to use themselves, the BFST® wraps can also be used by the patients at home. Home use reduces in-clinic medical costs and further speeds up healing times.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® knee device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the energy web® to mold around the complex form of the knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured ligament while providing pain relief for the knee. The wrap is opened and closed using attached velcro straps that guarantee a perfect fit. As well, the wrap and unwrap design allows for easy wrapping of a tender injured joint without having to slip into or out of a 'sock like' device which would require unecessary movement leading to great pain.
After treatment the wrap does not need to be removed and the straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for the injured knee. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so that the user is free to move about the treatment clinic or home when not receiving treatment while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort. The device is incredibly comfortable to wear.
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Cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to an injured ligament 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 as a result of a soft tissue injury.
The King Brand® ColdCure® Wrap is a medical grade cold compression wrap designed for use in hospitals and injury therapy clinics (Home use is also very common). The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in ligament injuries.
Improving on the RICE standard of injury care, ColdCure® wraps are specifically designed to operate at refrigeration (not freezer) temperatures. This eliminates the potential of skin damage during treatment associated with all freezer wraps. This improved standard is called RCCE®(Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation). RCCE® allows for the wraps to be applied to the patient and used while not attended by a physician or clinician. This is very important given the likelihood of skin damage from alternative devices which use cold packs charged in a freezer.
The oversized cold packs in all ColdCure® wraps contain specially formulated gel with more cooling power per lb than standard wraps. This allows for longer treatment durations without having to recharge the wrap or switch cold packs. The longer treatment times and more cold power means more pain relief, better control of swelling and less handling of the inflammed ligament. These all result in a better treatment of knee injuries. Each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large cold packs allowing for immediate re-use in clinical settings or the ability for extended treatment durations in the patient's home. These extended treatment periods allow for an even faster recovery for a torn ligament.
Like the BFST® Wraps, ColdCure® Knee wraps are enclosed in soft, comfortable neoprene wraps. The gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the knee. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the knee is shaped very differently from any other body part and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body The wrap molds the cold pack around the entire knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a knee treatment device.
The wraps use RigiGel® technology so that the gel does not flow away from the injured area, even when under pressure. Yet it is still soft and molds to the body. ColdCure® wraps are unique and of a higher quality and performance than any other wrap available. Nothing else comes even close. Again, like the BFST® wrap, the ColdCure® wrap is opened and closed using attached velcro straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The wrap and unwrap design allows for easily applying it around a tender, injured, ligament without having to slip into or out of a tube shaped device.
As professional therapists and medical practitioners you know that it is in your best interest to treat your patients quickly and completely. Using regular, alternating, BFST® and ColdCure® treatments your patient will heal quickly and completely with minimal swelling and pain. This ends up in lower treatment costs, greater patient satisfaction and a reduced chance of reinjury.
Even with their superior design and performance these devices are low enough priced that they can be used by patients for in-home self treatment which also improves treatment results and patient satisfaction.
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners world wide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option.