If you have a martial arts injury, the medical devices below are the healing solution you've been waiting for. We have medical devices for virtually every area of the body, so no matter where your injury is located, we've got you covered. Don't let your injuries stand in the way of training and fighting - keep your body in top performance with King Brand Healthcare Products®.
Since there are such a wide variety of martial arts styles and techniques, each one is associated with different injuries. For example, the soft tissue injuries most often seen in Taekwondo participants are knee and ankle sprains, due to the repetitive kicking motions involved. While taking time off from martial arts will help prevent further injury, we know you train like a king and quitting is not an option. You need a more proactive solution if you want to heal as quickly as possible. You need our BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps.
Do this and your martial arts injury can truly heal - finally.
If you want to stop the pain and speed the healing of your martial arts injury, you need to use the ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps. Start with the ColdCure® Wrap first. ColdCure® treatments will relieve the pain and swelling of your injury. This will take 2 to 10 days of regular treatments, depending on the severity of your injury.
Once your pain and swelling has subsided, start using the BFST® Wrap. BFST® treatments work to heal your damaged tissue by stimulating blood flow in the area of your injury. Treatments are simple and easy: plug it in, turn it on, sit back and rest. Do a BFST® treatment before you train or compete, or do any type of exercise, as this will help prevent the risk of re-injury. The effects of each 20 minute BFST® 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 train and compete to provide your injury with additional support and protection. This will also help prevent re-injury. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in your way or restrict your range of motion.
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal your martial arts injury much more quickly with the right treatment. For any soft tissue injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your injury the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your injury - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injury at rest often has restricted 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 the injured area while you're at rest. This means you can avoid re-injury and heal your damaged tissue at the same time, resulting in a much faster recovery.
BFST® 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 high-quality, healthy blood flow that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your martial arts injury to heal properly and quickly.
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. An ideal treatment regimen would be 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. Without the reminder, you risk feeling a false sense of ability that can cause you to overdo it and make your condition worse. The reminder is what will help you prevent re-injury. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Wrap between treatments. When your treatment ends, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your body. This will act as a reminder of your injury, as well as provide your injury with light support and protection.
Martial arts 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, causing people to re-injure themselves and start the healing process all over again from the beginning. If you need to take painkillers, try to limit them to times when you are at rest. 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 outstanding job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with martial arts injuries, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work much faster than painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, as soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your injury, you will feel the cool, soothing relief.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with martial arts injuries, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® Wraps were designed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin and underlying tissue. Unlike other products that use ice and gooey blue gel, our gel packs pose no threat of 'cold burns' or permanent tissue damage. This means 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.
ColdCure® Wraps come included with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. Our gel is both firm and flexible, unlike other gel formulas that are mushy and watery. This means the gel conforms to your body without flowing away. Even if you put it under heavy pressure for long periods of time, it won't move. The gel packs are inserted inside the soft, stretchy neoprene wrap one at a time. This means you can have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going.
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 your injury with lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also prevents re-injury by providing support and protection for your injured tissue.
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 an elbow injury, just one of the many injuries that can be sustained during martial arts. 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 elbow 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 elbow (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, toys and clothing. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made with highly toxic materials, because 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.
You need to keep doing BFST® treatments even after your pain is gone, because the pain ends long before you've finished healing. The entire 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 continue 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 to warm up your circulatory system. You should also continue to tape your injury in order to help prevent re-injury.
Knee injuries are common to just about every popular style of martial arts, but particularly Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Tai Chi. The knee injuries most often sustained in martial arts are knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL, MCL), knee cartilage injuries (Meniscus), Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee), Tai Chi Knee (general knee strain or sprain) and IT Band Syndrome. Knee injuries in martial arts are usually caused by throws, kicks (especially ones that involve jumping & spinning) and swift changes in direction.
Our ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps will treat anything from a mild knee sprain to a partial tear of your knee ligament, tendon or cartilage. These 2 products used along with KB Support Tape will have you back to training and competing in a reduced amount of time. Both Knee Wraps are custom designed for the unique shape of the knee - the U-shaped treatment area actually allows you to treat both sides of your knee as well as above or below your knee cap, depending on the area of your knee that's injured.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) and general elbow strains and sprains are the most common elbow injuries sustained in martial arts. Elbow injuries are most often seen in Karate, Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Elbow injuries in martial arts are usually caused by strikes or thrusts.
Use our ColdCure® and BFST® Elbow Wraps to treat and heal your elbow injury quickly and completely. For even faster healing, use KB Support Tape between your treatments. While the elbow can be a difficult area to target, our Elbow Wraps provide complete coverage. They mold comfortably to the entire area of your injury - covering your elbow, as well as the areas above, below and to either side. These Wraps target both the inside and outside areas of your elbow, so no matter what area of your elbow is injured, you'll be covered.
The shoulders are another area of the body that's at high risk of injury for martial artists because of the throws, holds, strikes and kicks involved in certain martial arts, as well as the potential for falls. Shoulder injuries are often seen in Judo, Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing. Rotator Cuff injuries, AC Joint injuries and Shoulder Impingement are the most common shoulder injuries seen in martial arts.
We have two different Shoulder Wraps that target two different areas. The Top Shoulder Wraps are designed to target injuries located in the top of the shoulder. The Side Shoulder Wraps are designed to target injuries located 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, you 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 determine which wrap would best target your injury.
Our Side Shoulder Wraps are specially 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 to the 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 swelling and accelerate the healing of your Rotator Cuff injury, Upper Bicep Tendonitis, Deltoid injury, or any other soft tissue injury in the side of your shoulder.
The Top Shoulder Wraps are the ideal treatment for Rotator Cuff injuries, Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus injuries, as well as any other soft tissue injuries located in the top of your shoulder. The Top Shoulder Wraps cover your scapula, collar bone, rotator cuff and the top of your deltoid. They're custom designed to treat injuries in the top of the shoulder. The ColdCure® Wrap will relieve the pain and inflammation in your shoulder, and the BFST® Wrap will speed up the healing process by stimulating your blood flow. Just like the Side Shoulder Wraps, the Top Shoulder Wraps come with 3 Extension Straps (Small, Medium & Large) that you can attach to adjust the size and fit.
Due to the throws, takedowns and grappling involved in some martial arts, back injuries such as Slipped Discs, Sciatica, Herniated Discs and Hip Flexor injuries are fairly common. Falls can also cause back injuries. Back injuries are most often associated with Judo, Aikido and Jujitsu.
Our versatile ColdCure® and BFST® Back Wraps can be worn on your lower back, mid-back, upper back or hips, depending on where you're injured. The long, adjustable Velcro® straps attached to these wraps allows for easy application. To further aid in your recovery, we recommend wearing KB Support Tape on the injured area of your back, as this will provide support and protection for your damaged tissue.
If you need mega coverage for your back injury, we also have a ColdCure® Large Body Wrap. It has a massive treatment area of 16"x16", so you can almost treat your entire back at one time! The coverage you get with the Large Body Wrap is huge. You can treat your lower, mid and upper back at the same time. More coverage means more cooling power and more relief. This Wrap is perfect for people who have multiple back issues or injuries that are too large to treat with a standard sized product. It comes with 2 extra-large gel packs, so you can have one inside the wrap during your treatments while the other one charges in the freezer. This Wrap isn't designed for the back alone - you can use it to treat other areas of your body that are sore from Martial Arts. You can use it to treat your arms, legs, abdomen, etc!
The wrist and hand injuries seen most often in martial arts are De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Finger. These conditions are common in Karate, Aikido and Mixed Martial Arts due to the strikes, grabs and other open-hand techniques involved.
Our ColdCure® and BFST® Wrist Wraps can be applied several different ways depending on the treatment area you wish to target. You can wear it across the underside of your wrist or palm, the top of your wrist or across the top of your hand, or further down your forearm. This versatility makes it ideal for treating any injuries in the wrist, hand or fingers.
Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle Sprains and Peroneal Tendonitis are the ankle injuries most often seen in martial arts. Ankle injuries are sustained in Taekwondo, Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing more than any other martial arts. Ankle injuries in martial arts are usually caused by kicks or strikes.
We have ColdCure® and BFST® Ankle Wraps that target two different areas - one for the Achilles (back of the ankle) and one for the Ankle itself (front and sides of your ankle, top of your foot).
If you have an Ankle Sprain or Peroneal Tendonitis, 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 and Extensor Tendonitis. The Wrap and gel pack are 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 eliminate the pain and swelling in your ankle. Use the BFST® Wrap to stimulate high-quality blood flow and heal your ankle injury.
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 Achilles Tendon injuries. The Wrap molds the gel pack all the way up the back of your ankle to target your Achilles and ensure there is an even distribution of cooling power over the injured area. The ColdCure® Wrap will work to relieve the swelling and pain in the back of your ankle. The BFST® Wrap will bring additional blood flow to your damaged tissues in order to heal your Achilles injury.
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our 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 are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to various soft tissue injuries. They've also been trained extensively on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors can help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are also welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here to help you through every stage 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 martial arts 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 comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. BFST® devices are designed and tested to extremely high standards of safety, quality and efficacy. Consumer grade products aren't.
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 EMR energy envelops your injury and stimulates 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 FDA Registered Class I medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied, ColdCure® Wraps immediately reduce 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 effetive 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 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 several minutes before inserting it into the wrap. This will make it more flexible, while still retaining maximum cold capacity.
Many people follow 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 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 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.