One Super Important Fact:
An Achilles Tendon injury is a prime example of a condition that involves chronic
re-injury. This re-injury takes place whenever you do any activity that puts a strain on your Achilles, or when you attempt to stretch the fragile tissue in the newly healed Achilles.
Heal Your Achilles Tendon Injury
Devices and exercises designed to stretch the Achilles will make your injury worse. Even though stretching may relieve the pain of the cramped tissue and feel like it helps, you may actually be reversing the healing process by tearing the Achilles Tendon further.
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Stop damaging your Achilles Tendon with continued stress and strain. You need to speed up the healing process, not reverse it. You need to promote blood flow to help your Achilles Tendon heal quickly. You need the ColdCure® and BFST® Achilles Wraps from King Brand® Healthcare.
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 Achilles Tendon 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. Using KB Support Tape® will help with this. Resting your ankle is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing your Achilles Tendon injury.
Do this and your Achilles Tendon injury can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For an Achilles Tendon injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your injured Achilles Tendon the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your injured Achilles Tendon - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Achilles Tendon 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 the 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 Tendon injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help heal soft tissue injuries.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the Achilles Tendon while you are at rest. This is very important because, while at rest, an unaided inflamed Achilles can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for the Achilles Tendon to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their Achilles as the BFST® Wrap starts increasing their blood flow. For optimal results, we recommend that you do 3-4 treatments per day, spread out over the course of your day. This is because the effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours. 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. This is what helps you move with care so you don't re-injure yourself and make your condition worse. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® Achilles Wrap is designed to be worn between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the device from the controller and tighten the wrap to your Achilles. This will act as a reminder of your injury, as well as provide your injured Achilles with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
Achilles Tendon injuries are extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers time and time again. Analgesics and 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, 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 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.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers only mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-strain the Achilles Tendon, 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 a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrap even works faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, there's no waiting with ColdCure®. As soon as you apply the wrap to your Achilles you will experience the soothing relief as the cold absorbs the pain. They do an incredible job of relieving the pain and inflammation without the risks of painkillers.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with an Achilles Tendon injury, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin or underlying tissue. Our gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. 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® Achilles Wrap comes with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. Our gel is firm yet flexible, unlike other gel formulas that are mushy and watery. This means the gel holds its form and doesn't flow away from your Achilles Tendon. It won't move, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. It always stays in place to relieve your pain and swelling. 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 cold therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Achilles Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your fragile, healing tissue becomes vulnerable to further injury. You don't want to re-injure your already damaged tissue and make your Achilles Tendon Injury worse than it already is. Apply KB Support Tape to your Achilles Tendon between treatments with your BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps. This will provide your Achilles with ongoing support and protection throughout the day.
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 injured Achilles Tendon with targeted protection and support without getting in the way of your daily activities. It also provides lightweight, comfortable compression without restricting your movement.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These styles also come in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. There's no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your individual 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 just 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 people who want a more customizable Tape. You can cut the Tape into a variety of different shapes and sizes to create a completely unique application for your Achilles Tendon Injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We encourage you to experiment with a variety of different applications for your Achilles Tendon Injury in order to find the one that works best for you. There are plenty of examples online. Remember to trust the pain and use it as a guide. If you feel pain in a specific area of your ankle, 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 toys, clothes and diapers. 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® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered to see how you're doing with the products and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are very knowledgeable when it comes to Achilles Tendon injuries. They are also thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are committed to helping you through every stage of the recovery process. They want to help you heal and get back to your regular routine as quickly as possible. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help.
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When you entered our site, an Achilles BFST® medical device, an Achilles ColdCure® 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 heal your Achilles Tendon injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Achilles Tendon injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our Shop.
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®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Achilles Tendon 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 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 (walking, standing for extended periods, 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. Follow with another BFST® treatment 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® 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® on your Achilles. 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.
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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.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. This means they were designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Consumer grade products aren't. BFST® Wraps comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same.
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 levels of EMR energy envelops the Achilles Tendon and stimulates 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 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.
During your first treatments on Level 1, your Achilles Tendon and the area surrounding it 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.
BFST® Wraps have far more benefits than heating pads. For one, BFST® Wraps actually work to heal soft tissue damage. BFST® penetrates deep below your skin to stimulate blood flow in the area of your injury. This increase in blood flow helps to heal your injury. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. The difference is huge.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Achilles device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the entire Achilles Tendon area to ensure there is an even distribution of energy over the injury. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that make it easy to adjust the fit. After treatment the straps can be gently tightened to provide your Achilles with snug support and protection. The electrical components disconnect easily from the wrap so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatments.
Complete the Healing Process
Even once your pain is gone, your Achilles Tendon may only be 20% to 30% healed. The healing process 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 Achilles Tendon is still healing. That's why you need to keep doing BFST® treatments. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity you do. This will warm up your circulatory system. If you want to heal completely, do regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone. You should also continue using KB Support Tape to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These medical grade cold compression wraps are designed for in-home use. Cold and compression applied to an Achilles Tendon injury immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing the long-term, permanent damage that can result 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.
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 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about -4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 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 at -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to
32°F / 0°C, but then their temperature keeps rising quickly, instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 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.
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 ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue.
XC Gel® packs contain 3x more gel per lb than other products. This means maximum coverage of your Achilles. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than other products. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gel 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® Achilles gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the back of your ankle. They cover the entire Achilles Tendon and surrounding area, so your injury will receive an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic shaped gel pack with all of our products. Every part of the body is shaped differently, which is why every part of the body deserves a custom designed gel pack. Our gel packs are all specially designed for a specific part of the body, to ensure the best coverage and treatment possible. This product has 100% been designed to treat Achilles Tendon injuries.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® packs help to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to an injured Achilles, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your hot, swollen Achilles Tendon will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack. The temperature-balancing power of this gel formula is unmatched.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will give you all the same benefits that our high performance XC RigiGel® has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your Achilles or away from your Achilles 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. Many of our customers can't wait to contact us and rave about the results.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the ISO 13485, Health Canada, 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 medical devices are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.
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