One Super Important Fact:
Not properly treating a calf muscle injury can lead to permanent damage and life long problems with your calf. Treat your injury properly. Treat your injury quickly. Treat your injury completely and be done with the problems for good.
How to Heal Your Torn Calf Muscle
The first step to healing a Torn Calf Muscle is trying to avoid the activity that first caused your Calf Muscle Tear. While rest will help you prevent re-injury, you need a more proactive solution if you want to heal your Calf Muscle as quickly as possible. You need ColdCure® and BFST® Leg Wraps. These are the tools to manage the pain and accelerate healing that professional athletes and doctors use every day.
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 your Calf Muscle from further injury.
Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help your Calf Muscle heal quickly.
Avoid re-straining your Calf Muscle as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape will help with this. Staying off your injured leg is hard, but it's very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Calf Muscle Tear can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal your Torn Calf Muscle. All you need is the right treatment. You need to rest your leg and bring healthy blood flow to your damaged tissue. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your Torn Calf Muscle - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Calf Muscle 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 re-injury, which extends your healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Leg Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your Calf Muscle while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can heal your Torn Calf Muscle at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue.
The BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow through your Calf Muscle while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, the blood flow to your Calf Muscle is seriously impeded. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Calf Muscle to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments feel great. They're very pleasant and relaxing. People often feel a warming sensation and a slight tingling sensation from the increase in blood flow. For optimal results, do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. Since the effects of each 20 minute 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 bed.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. The reminder is what helps you move with care so you don't end up overdoing it and re-injuring yourself. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Leg Wrap between treatments. It's designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your Calf Muscle from re-injury. This will go a long way towards shortening your recovery time.
Dealing With Pain
Calf Muscle Tears can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you 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 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. They do not promote healing of the injury and put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
All painkillers do is mask the pain. They don't do anything to address the injury causing that pain. It's understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you're at rest. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Avoid the Dangers of Painkillers
ColdCure® Wraps are a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. Actually, they're superior to painkillers in every way. The ColdCure® Leg Wrap does an amazing job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Torn Calf Muscles, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work much faster than painkillers. As soon as you apply the wrap to your leg, you will feel the cool, soothing relief as it absorbs the pain. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes before they start working.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For controlling the swelling and pain associated with a Torn Calf Muscle, nothing works better than cold compression.
ColdCure® gel packs were designed to address the need for a cold compression device that does not cause cold burns. Our gel packs pose no threat of freezing your skin or underlying tissue. This makes them much safer to use than other products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. 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® Leg Wrap is made entirely of very soft, stretchy material. It comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible, meaning it always stays in place. Unlike gooey blue gel that migrates to other areas of the pack, our gel won't flow away from your injury. It conforms to your Calf Muscles for an even, consistent treatment every 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.
Protect Your Calf Muscle Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your Calf Muscle Tear worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your Calf Muscle between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your injured tissue with additional 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 to prevent 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 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 perfect 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 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 Calf Muscle. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
While we found the above application to be effective for Calf Muscle Injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for your Torn Calf Muscle 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 Calf, apply the tape there.
The Medical Tape Advantage
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 from 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.
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When you entered our site, a Leg ColdCure® medical device, a Leg BFST® medical device, and a roll of KB Support Tape were automatically put into your shopping cart. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your Torn Calf Muscle. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Torn Calf Muscles by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 2-3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are also knowledgeable when it comes to Torn Calf Muscles. They spend all day, every day giving treatment advice and guidance to people just like you. It's what they do best. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here for you through every stage of your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
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 Torn Calf Muscle.
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 (running, jumping, 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 before doing a 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 BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your Calf Muscle. 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 it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are Class II FDA Registered 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 quality, safety and performance. Consumer grade products aren't - because they're 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 your Calf Muscle (Gastrocnemius or Soleus) and stimulate blood flow in the 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 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 the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
During your first treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation deep within your Calf Muscle. 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 are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your tissue damage. Heating pads can't do this. BFST® Wraps stimulate healthy blood flow in the area of your injury, deep below the skin. This creates an ideal environment for healing. All heating pads 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® Leg device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around your Calf Muscle to ensure that the entire injured area receives an even distribution of energy. The straps attached to the wrap make it easy to find the right fit. You don't need to remove the BFST® Leg Wrap once your treatment ends. Simply unplug the controller and keep wearing the wrap to act as a reminder of your injury.
Complete the Healing Process
You need to keep doing BFST® treatments even after the 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 Torn Calf Muscle 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 taping your Calf Muscle to prevent the risk of re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
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 like Pulled Calf Muscles. 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 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 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 1-2 minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Many people use the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - method when treating a soft tissue injury such as a Torn Calf Muscle. What most of these people probably don't realize is that using ice can be very dangerous. 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 Torn Calf Muscle. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means longer treatment times without having to get up and swap the packs 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® Leg gel packs are custom designed to mold to your leg. This ensures that your Torn Calf Muscle receives an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one common gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific part of the body. Every body part is uniquely shaped, which is why every one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product has 100% been designed to treat Torn Calf Muscles.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
While regular gel packs have hot and cold spots, our gel packs 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 Torn Calf Muscle 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 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 Calf Muscle or away from your Calf Muscle since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by 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 and rave about the results.
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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. ISO 10993 in particular is significant in terms of material safety - it means that our products are manufactured with biocompatible materials. These materials are safer than the materials used to make diapers, baby clothes and baby toys. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are designed to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.
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