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Meniscus injury Left Knee
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:13:32 PM »
Hi everyone...Jeremy from Singapore here....I was squatting on both knees and i turn my left leg one side without turning my body and i went sitting down on the floor after i felt a pain on my knee...i then went to Orthopedics and they said i have a meniscus injury but i have not gone for a MRI and till now it has been 2 months...i can walk normally after a few days and knee was locking slightly for about 3 weeks and after that everything was better, just that when i walk for too long my left knee feels sore and there is no more swelling after the first 3 days of injury and i can't squat totally on the left knee as when i go halfway down, i feel the strain, so the question is that if i want a faster recovery, is using BFST/cold wrap a good idea...would be good to hear from the professionals and people here and all advice are welcome ? :) ;) :D ;D :P
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 01:21:07 PM by jeremy »

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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 10:02:56 PM »
Hi Jeremy,

The BFST will speed up your recovery by drawing blood to the targeted area, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients which repairs damaged soft tissue. The BFST is also great at preventing re-aggravation or a new injury if used before any activity that may put strain on your knee. After a 20 minute session with the BFST your blood flow will continue to be stimulated to the targeted area creating a more elastic environment which is less likely to get injured.

The ColdCure is for inflammation and swelling. As it sounds like you are still quite active and test your knee’s limits there is a good chance there is inflammation from re-aggravations. It is important to get the inflammation down before using the BFST as inflammation constricts blood flow; once your inflammation has subsided and your circulation improved you can then further the amount of blood getting to your knee with the BFST.

I hope this has helped! Let us know if you have any further questions.  ;D
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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 11:10:23 AM »
What is considered inflammation ? my knee don't swell anymore, but i now don't exercise my legs but how come the knee aches sometimes, not pain or sore but just weird...and sometimes it feels perfectly fine.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 10:41:02 PM »
Inflammation is most commonly associated with pain, heat and redness. The achiness you experience is likely due to inflammation. As long as there is damaged tissue within your knee you will experience pain when putting your knee through varying motions or when putting weight on the leg while your knee is bent. If the pain persists while you are at rest than there is a good chance that it is a result of inflammation. Using the ColdCure wrap will help with the aches that you feel and also allow the blood to have greater circulation so the healing process can get underway. 
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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 08:06:31 AM »
Q1: how long should i apply Knee Cold Cure® Wrap on my knee and how long should i wait after using the Cold Knee Wrap to start using the Knee BFST Wrap ?

Q2: How long do i need to use Cold Knee Wrap so that the inflammation completely goes off ? Because the inflammation comes and go even before i start using the Cold Knee Wrap OR should i use Cold Knee Wrap for 5-6 days before using the Knee BFST Wrap ?

Q3: Also, The Knee BFST Wrap has 2 directions of using, UP and DOWN. Since meniscus injury is in the middle of the knee, Am i suppose to use 20 mins of up and 20 mins of down on my knee OR only 20 mins of up healing. Please advise.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 08:17:22 AM by jeremy »

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 11:38:21 PM »
Hi Jeremy,
 
A1: The length of treatments with the ColdCure wrap varies, we recommend using the gels from out of the fridge in which case you can keep the wrap on and rotate through the gels for as long as you like. If the gels are coming from out of the freezer than to protect your skin you want to wear the wrap for 20 minutes at a time with at least a 20 minute break between sessions. You also want to have a layer of fabric in-between the gel and your skin.
While the ColdCure relieves blood flow constricting inflammation to improve circulation in the long run it does slow blood flow while wearing the wrap and shortly after which is why you do want to give time before going from the ColdCure to the BFST. This effect lasts roughly 30 minutes making this the ideal amount of time you would want to wait before moving on to the BFST.

A2: The amount of treatments the ColdCure takes to relieve all of the inflammation can vary significantly depending on the severity of the injury and the amount of rest you can give your knee. Any motion that hurts your knee puts it at risk for re-aggravation and a return of the inflammation. We do recommend using the ColdCure for several days before moving on to the BFST.

A3: The knee wraps can be worn right side up (King Brand logo on the top strap) or upside down (King Brand logo on the bottom strap). Either way that you wear the wrap it will cover the sides of the knee, above the knee cap and below the knee cap. Wearing the wrap right side up covers slightly more on the bottom of the knee cap than the top, this is the method I would suggest for a Meniscus injury.

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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 01:19:03 AM »
I know this is not a related treatment question, but if my meniscus injury only aches at times but does not swell, does it mean that it is only a partial meniscus tear and not a full tear ? Of course without mentioning that i have not decided to go to a specialist to take an MRI yet. Please advise.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2014, 01:50:03 AM by jeremy »

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 05:06:41 PM »
To accurately know if you have a partial or full tear in your meniscus requires an MRI. A full tear is a more severe injury and may cause greater inflammation and greater, more persistent aches. However this is not always the case. Therefore basing your injury off of the level of inflammation you are experiencing is not an accurate or suggested method of diagnosis.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 04:24:07 AM »
For the costs of the products online what currency is it in ? is it in US dollars ?

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 07:50:35 AM »
Hi Jeremy,

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 08:16:24 AM »
Q4: How long should i put the Cold Cure Knee Wrap gel inside the freezer and fridge before i start using it ? and how long should i apply it on the knee and time intervals resting for both gel pads placed in the fridge and freezer ?

Q5: Is using Cold Cure Knee Wrap and Knee BFST wrap after a run suitable for healthy knees or knees which have fully recovered from meniscus injury so as to promote post-run recovery or otherwise. If yes, how should we go about using it. I'm asking this as my friend is runner like me, and wish to introduce this to him and also for myself when i recover from my knee injury in future, if it is suitable. Please advise.

Q6: Are King Brand products sold in Singapore ?
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 08:34:45 AM by jeremy »

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 05:11:45 PM »
Hi Jeremy,

A4. Our ColdCure gels can be stored in the fridge or freezer so that they are always cold and ready to go. When you first receive them leave them in the fridge or freezer for 2-3 hours, if you spread them out as opposed to stacking them they will cool faster.

If you are using the gels out of the fridge than you can wear the wrap for as long as needed while rotating in fresh, cold gels. We recommend using the gels from the fridge as it is more gentle on your skin and as you are able to wear the wrap without having to take breaks, allowing more treatments within a given time.

If you are using the gels from out of the freezer than to protect your skin you should have a layer of fabric in-between the gel and your skin. After applying the ColdCure for 20 minutes we recommend taking a 20 minute break to protect the skin and nerves from the extreme cold.

A5. Both the ColdCure and BFST wraps are suitable and great for healthy knees and joints. The BFST can be used before exercise to prevent injury. Use the BFST before going for a run as after a 20 minute treatment with the BFST, blood flow continues to be stimulated for upwards of 4 hours. This blood flow reaches all the tendons and ligaments in the targeted and surrounding areas to create a more elastic and lubricated joint which is less likely to be aggravated during any strenuous exercise.

Both healthy and injured joints can become inflamed after exercise. Using the ColdCure after going for a run will bring down the inflammation to relieve pain and to allow unimpeded blood flow to the muscles to rebuild and strengthen from the strain of the activity.

A6. Currently our products are not sold in Singapore however we do ship internationally. International shipping is charged at cost, if you would like a quote simply call or email our customer service staff and provide your shipping address. Both the email and phone number for customer service can be found below.
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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 03:28:23 AM »
Q7: I would be using the BFST knee Wrap in Singapore. Do i just plug in the adaptor plug into our local power point or do i need to plug in to a universal adaptor before using it, because our power grids are different i suppose. Please advise.

Q8: Is the normal and express shipping rate for international orders too ?
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 04:47:01 PM by jeremy »

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 06:32:34 PM »
A7: The power supply for the BFST Knee wrap is designed for North American style electrical outlets and does require an adapter.

A8: The shipping rates for outside of North America do differ from the shipping rates on our checkout page, if you would like a quote you can email or call our customer service and provide them the shipping address.

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Re: Meniscus injury Left Knee
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2014, 06:39:48 PM »
What is the input voltage for the knee BFST wrap ?