One Super Important Fact:
Tendinosis is a chronic form of Tendinitis that causes the affected tendon(s) to degenerate. Tendinosis develops when Tendinitis fails to heal, which can happen when the affected area is re-injured over and over again. If you want to heal your Tendinosis, you need to stop doing the activity that caused your Tendinosis and rest the affected area as much as possible.
How to Heal Your Tendinosis
Tendinosis often leads to complete tendon rupture and mandatory surgery in order to repair the tissue. If you want to avoid this situation, you need King Brand Healthcare Products®. Our BFST® and ColdCure® medical devices are the tools you need for a rapid, complete recovery. While resting will help you avoid further injury, you need something more proactive if you want to accelerate the healing process. Thankfully, King Brand® has just what you need.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and swelling and protect the area from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Avoid re-straining the injury as much as possible. Resting the injured area is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Tendinosis can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You can heal your Tendinosis. All you need is the right treatment. Stop suffering through endless months of pain with no sign of improvement. You need to rest the injured area and stimulate blood flow to your injured tissue. You need BFST®. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your damaged tissue the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® brings nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your injured tissue. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your injury. Normally we stimulate our blood flow by being physically active. However, when we're injured, physical activity can cause further injury. The BFST® Wrap solves this problem by improving your circulation while you're at rest so you can avoid re-injury and heal your damaged tissue at the same time.
BFST® Devices actively stimulate blood flow.
BFST® devices are NOT designed to simply lessen joint strain.
When your injury is at rest, blood flow to the area is severely impeded, which doesn't help the healing process move along any faster. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why using a BFST® Wrap is so important. It's high quality, healthy blood flow that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your injured tissue to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® Wraps are easy to use and treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. You may feel a slight tingling sensation and warmth during treatment as a result of the increase in blood flow to the injured area. The effects of each treatment last for up to 4 hours, so it's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day. Do one treatment first thing in the morning to increase blood flow and reduce stiffness. Do another treatment in the afternoon and one in the evening. Do one more treatment before going to bed to relax the area and aid healing.
While the promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits, the reminder of the injury is incredibly important too. It's what helps us from overdoing it and re-injuring the area, and avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® device is designed to be worn even when turned off, to act as a reminder of your injury and protect the affected area from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. People enjoy the support BFST® Wraps provide - they like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
Dealing with Pain
Tendinosis can be extremely painful and debilitating. Analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, analgesics and NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers are dangerous because they mask the pain, causing you to overdo it and re-injure yourself, resulting in a worsened condition and longer recovery time. You need the reminder of the injury to help you remember to protect the injured area from further strain. Try to restrict the use of painkillers to times when you are at rest. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active will only make things worse.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers by using a ColdCure® Wrap. They do an absolutely amazing job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Tendinosis, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. Not only are ColdCure® Wraps more effective, they also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to start working, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you put the wrap on.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
When it comes to dealing with the swelling and pain that comes with Tendinosis, nothing works better than cold and compression. The cold gels and firm, even compression of the ColdCure® Wrap work together to provide maximum pain and swelling relief. To be as effective as possible, the application of cold compression needs to be uniform and complete, and that's exactly what ColdCure® Wraps provide.
The ColdCure® Wrap does not freeze the skin or underlying tissue, making it a much safer product than other cold compression devices. The ColdCure® Wrap can be used for extended periods of time, meaning faster relief of pain and swelling. We make ColdCure® Wraps for all parts of the body, so no matter where your Tendinosis is located, we have a ColdCure® Wrap to treat it. When you put a ColdCure® Wrap on, you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it soothes the pain and tension of your Tendinosis.
ColdCure® Wraps come included with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our special XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't migrate to other areas of the wrap, so it always stays in place to treat your Tendinosis. Unlike other gel formulas that are watery and mushy, XC Gel® won't move. Even when put under pressure for long periods of time. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Products Available for All Areas of the Body
We have products to treat your:
- Elbow Tendinosis (Golfer's Elbow, Pitcher's Elbow, Tennis Elbow)
- Shoulder Tendinosis (Pitcher's Shoulder, Swimmer's Shoulder)
- Wrist Tendinosis (de Quervain's Disease)
- Knee Tendinosis (Jumper's Knee)
- Abdominal Tendinosis
- Peroneal Tendinosis
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Bicep Tendinosis
- Hand Tendinosis
- Foot Tendinosis
- Leg Tendinosis
Protect Your Injury Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® or ColdCure® Wraps, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your Tendinosis worse. Apply KB Support Tape to the injured area between treatments. This will help you avoid re-injury and provide your damaged tissues with added support and protection.
Our skin is soft and elastic and can stretch much more than the tissue underneath. When you apply KB Support Tape to your skin, it becomes a much more rigid surface than before, serving to limit how much the skin can stretch. The Tape makes your skin a source of outside support to hold your tissue in place, helping you avoid re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. The 2 inch wide variety is ideal for smaller areas (Foot, Wrist), while the 3 inch wide style is better for larger areas (Leg, Shoulder). 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 wide Tape comes 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 perfect 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 Tendinosis. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll that is either 2 inches or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We encourage you to experiment with various taping applications for your Tendinosis. This will help you find the one that works best for you. Also, pay attention to where the pain is located. If you're feeling pain in a specific area of your body, apply the Tape there.
The Medical Tape Advantage
What sets KB Support Tape apart from other tapes? It's not athletic tape, it's medical tape. This means our Tape is manufactured to ISO 10993 standards, which ensures that our Tape is made from extremely safe, biocompatible materials. Our Tape is actually made from safer materials than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothes. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made from toxic materials, because there are no standards for athletic tape. Some big brand tape glues even contain carcinogenic ingredients. At King Brand®, your health and safety are of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
Every BFST® and ColdCure® purchase comes with the valuable consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors at no extra cost. This is a huge benefit in terms of your treatment and recovery. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They can give you any treatment advice or guidance you may need. Our Advisors are also thoroughly trained on different injuries and conditions. They can help you plan a treatment regimen that is unique to your specific needs. Our Advisors are dedicated to helping people recover. They spend all day making sure people are receiving the information they need to heal as quickly as possible. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered, you are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance. We are here to help you through every stage of your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
for Rapid Healing
for Pain Relief
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination 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®, and the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Tendinosis.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap several times a day to help reduce not only the visible swelling you may see on the surface, but also the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Avoid using the BFST® Wrap until your inflammation and swelling has subsided. Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. For maximum benefit, please take into consideration that each 20 minute treatment optimizes your blood circulation for an average of 4 hours. We recommend 3-4 treatments daily, spread throughout the day. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can include anything that puts a strain on the injured area (lifting, walking, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
Do a ColdCure® treatment any time you experience a pain flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment to use BFST® again. 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. 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 it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. This means they have to meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Class II medical devices have hundreds of pages of regulations and standards to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. This is a medical device, not a 'consumer good', but it is available for the public to buy and use at home.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to heal soft tissue injuries by promoting blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe EMR energy envelops the affected body part and stimulates blood flow in the damaged soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps come with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as they heal. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up your healing time. You need to condition the body first.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, you may notice a slight warming sensation in the treatment area. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the better your circulation will get and the less warmth you will feel. When you feel almost no warmth during a treatment, this means it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush through the levels though. More heat doesn't mean better treatment In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
Heating pads can't do all the amazing things that BFST® Wraps can do. Heating pads can't penetrate deep down to your soft tissue like BFST® Wraps can. Heating pads only bring blood to the surface of your skin, while BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow in the area of your injury, deep below the skin. This increase in blood flow is what helps your injury heal. Heating pads don't have the ability to heal soft tissue injuries. BFST® Wraps were designed specifically to heal soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® to conform around the injured area, to ensure that you receive an even distribution of cooling power. The Velcro® straps attached to the wrap allow you to easily adjust the fit. After your treatment, keep wearing the wrap to provide your injury with light support and protection. This will help you avoid re-injury and contribute to a faster healing time.
Complete the Healing Process
Don't stop doing BFST® treatments when you "feel healed". Even once the pain is gone, you may only be 20% or 30% healed. The healing process takes much longer than most people realize. If you want to complete the healing process, continue doing regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue using KB Support Tape to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. Applying cold and compression to a body part with Tendinosis immediately reduces the risk of 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® Wraps exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use mushy blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 0°C. While they may start out at -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. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the method most people use when treating a soft tissue injury. What these people probably don't realize is that 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 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 packs for maximum coverage of your injury. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard packs. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. It also means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® gel packs are custom designed for the area you are treating. This is to ensure you get complete coverage and an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. Every body part is shaped differently, which is why all of our gel packs are shaped differently too. We have products that treat the Foot, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Leg, Back, Achilles, Elbow, Wrist and more.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
While most other gel packs have hot and cold spots, causing uneven and inconsistent treatments, our gel packs have a perfectly balanced cold temperature. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula eliminates hot spots by distributing the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. This means your hot, swollen injury will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack during every treatment.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will provide you with all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® formula has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your body or away from your body since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice of top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners worldwide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option. All King Brand® products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our products and if you are not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund. We know you will love them though, because so many of our customers have contacted us to rave about the results.
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King Brand® BFST® and ColdCure® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. ISO 10993 is very important when it comes to material safety. This standard ensures that our devices are made with high quality, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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