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Don't let your Achilles Injury persist for months. If you want to heal quickly and completely, you need to use King Brand's® ColdCure® and BFST® Achilles Wraps. This is the same treatment that professional athletes use. For professional athletes, time is critical and a proactive treatment plan is required. Use our ColdCure® Achilles Wrap to relieve the pain and swelling in your Achilles. Use our BFST® Achilles Wrap to stimulate blood flow and heal your Achilles Injury.
Along with ColdCure® and BFST® treatments, try to stay off your ankle as much as possible. Use crutches if you need to. Also avoid using a night splint or other any stretching device, as they will only make your condition worse and cause you more pain.
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For an Achilles Injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) gives your injured Achilles the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Achilles 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® Achilles Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Achilles Injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can really recover from Achilles Injuries. When a professional athlete is injured, they have explicit instructions to stay off their injured Ankle - no physical activity, no weight on the leg, crutches - they are ordered to rest the Ankle completely. Injured professional athletes 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, 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 we will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days while regular patients with the same injuries often take weeks or even months to heal. With the addition of BFST®, pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their Achilles Injuries faster than ever.
Painkillers only mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-strain their Achilles Injury, making their condition worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
The ColdCure® Achilles Wrap from King Brand® is specifically designed to treat the pain that comes with an Achilles Injury. It also does a superior job of relieving swelling and inflammation. This innovative wrap is incredibly soothing and protects your Achilles from further injury. The painkilling element is incredibly powerful and it works instantly - there's no 20 minute wait like with pills.
Achilles Injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to heal 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 only 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.
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For even more relief of pain and swelling, attach an Accessory Strap around the back of your ColdCure® Achilles Wrap. The Accessory Strap provides additional compression, which means maximum relief. It sticks anywhere on the surface of the wrap to target the exact location of your injury that much better.
The Accessory Strap is also ideal for achieving a perfect fit for your BFST® or ColdCure® Achilles Wrap, especially if you have a smaller ankle and need to cinch the wrap in.
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. Class II medical devices are serious medical devices with 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 to the public to buy and use at home.
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 patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the Achilles 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 area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps have 3 different power levels, so you can continue to increase the power of your treatments as your Achilles Injury heals. During your first treatment, your Achilles area will feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that the circulation in your Achilles is improving. Better circulation means blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
This is not a heating pad. Heating pads only heat the surface of the skin. Heating the surface of the skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue below the dermal layer. BFST® penetrates deep below the skin to stimulate blood flow in the area of injury, creating an ideal environment for healing. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Achilles Injury device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the entire Achilles area to ensure there is an even distribution of energy over your injury. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that ensure a perfect fit. After treatment the straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your Achilles. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatments.
Keep doing BFST® treatments even after you think you've healed. The healing process takes much longer than most people realize. Even after you "feel better" your tissue may only be 30-40% healed. If you want your Achilles Injury to heal completely, you need to rest and use BFST®. Continue using BFST® for months after you've healed to maintain the healing that has taken place. Once you get back to doing the activities that you did before becoming injured, do a BFST® treatment before the activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system and will prevent against re-injury.
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These medical grade cold compression wraps are designed for home use. Cold and compression applied to an injured Achilles 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 resulting from a soft tissue injury. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury, but the proper solution is actually RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. You don't want to apply ice, you 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. The truth is that temperatures below freezing can be too cold to effectively relieve pain and swelling. And these temperatures can also be dangerous. Ice (and other freezer based substitutes such as the blue ice pack) can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue.
While we recommend that you start by using them at refrigerator temperatures, you can store the RigiGel® packs in the freezer and use them as freezer packs. Even at the coldest freezer temperatures they retain all their flexibility and firmness. In terms of flex and form they feel exactly the same at room temperature as they do from the freezer.
Each ColdCure® Achilles Wrap comes with 3 gel packs that contain 10x more gel than other packs, for maximum coverage of the injured area. This means your Achilles will receive a targeted, consistent cold treatment every time. When stored in the freezer, our RigiGel® packs have 3x more cooling power than standard gel packs. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. Longer treatment times and more cold power means superior control of pain and swelling.
The ColdCure® Achilles gel pack is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - each body part is shaped differently 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 up and around the Achilles to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. This product is 100% designed to be an Achilles Injury treatment device.