One Super Important Fact:
If you really want to heal your Achilles Tendonitis, you need to avoid the activity that caused it to develop. Stay off your injured ankle as much as you can. Using crutches can help with this.
Rapid Recovery for Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles Tendonitis occurs when the Achilles Tendon becomes painful and inflamed, usually due to overuse. While resting your ankle will help to prevent further injury, you need a more proactive solution if you want to heal as quickly as possible. We know you want to relieve the pain and get back to your regular activities in a reduced amount of time. Thankfully, our ColdCure® & BFST® Achilles Wraps were designed to do just that.
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 your Achilles 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.
Do this and your Achilles Tendonitis can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait. You can heal your Achilles Tendonitis. All you need is the right treatment. You need to rest your ankle and stimulate healthy blood flow in your Achilles. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to your Achilles Tendon while you're at rest. This increase in blood flow works to improve your circulation and speed up the healing process. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injured Achilles at rest often has very restricted blood flow. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also lead to further injury and a longer recovery time. The BFST® Achilles Wrap allows you to rest and avoid re-injury while your ankle receives the additional blood flow it needs to heal. You can find this amazing technology anywhere else.
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 injured Achilles Tendon while you are at rest. This is very important because an unaided and inflamed Achilles Tendon at rest can have very limited 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 quickly and completely.
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, 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 throughout the 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 overdo it and end up making your Achilles Tendonitis worse. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Achilles Wrap between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and gently tighten the wrap to your ankle. Not only will this serve as a reminder of your injury, it will also provide your Achilles Tendon with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
Achilles Tendonitis can be a painful and debilitating condition to deal with, causing you to take painkillers just to get through the day. Analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain, but the truth is, 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 put you at very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers only mask the pain, they don't do anything to address the root cause of your Achilles Tendonitis. This will only lead to further tissue damage. It's understandable that you may need to use painkillers from time to time. If you do, try to restrict them to times when you're off your feet. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
ColdCure® Wraps do an outstanding job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Achilles Tendonitis, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps are both safer and more effective than painkillers. They also work faster. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Achilles Wrap, you will feel the cool, soothing relief as it absorbs the pain. With painkillers, you have to wait for 20 minutes before they start working. ColdCure® Wraps are superior to painkillers in every way.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical ice or cold packs.
For dealing with the pain and inflammation that comes with Achilles Tendonitis, nothing works better than cold and 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® Achilles Wrap is made entirely of 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, ours won't flow away from your Achilles. It conforms to the back of your ankle 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 Achilles 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 Achilles Tendonitis worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your Achilles between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your Achilles Tendon 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 Iliac Crest.
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 ideal 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 perfect 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 Achilles Tendonitis. 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 Achilles Tendonitis, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different application methods for Achilles Tendonitis to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to trust the pain and use it as a guide. If you feel the pain in a specific part 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 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.
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When you entered our site, an Achilles ColdCure® Wrap, an Achilles BFST® Wrap, 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 Achilles Tendonitis. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Achilles Tendonitis by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Consulting
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful 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 are knowledgeable when it comes to Achilles Tendonitis. They have also been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. One of our Advisors can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your schedule. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They're here to help you with any treatment advice or guidance you may need. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® 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 Tendonitis.
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. 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 ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape® over your Achilles Tendon. 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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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
As an FDA Registered Class II medical device, the BFST® Wrap meets very high standards of quality, safety and efficacy. In order to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments, the BFST® device complies with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards. Even though BFST® Wraps are high quality medical grade devices, they are still available to the public to buy and use at home, just like lower quality, non-FDA Registered consumer goods.
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 Achilles and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your Achilles, 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 their Achilles Tendon heals. 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, your Achilles 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 ankle 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 are far more effective than heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissue by promoting blood flow to the injured area. Heating pads can't do this. Heating pads simply bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This does nothing for the injured tissue deep below. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Achilles device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold up and around your entire Achilles Tendon, so the back of your ankle receives an even distribution of energy. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that allow you to adjust the fit. When your treatment ends you don't need to remove the wrap. Keep wearing it between your treatments to act as a reminder of your injury.
Complete the Healing Process
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 Achilles Tendon may only be 20-30% healed. If you want your tissue to heal completely, you need to continue using the BFST® Wrap for 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 on your Achilles Tendon to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
As FDA Registered Class I medical devices, ColdCure® Wraps exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. 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.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the correct formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. The truth is that ice can 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 Achilles. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means faster relief of your pain and swelling. It also means less time spent getting up to swap out the packs. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Achilles gel packs are custom designed for the Achilles Tendon. This ensures that the entire back of your ankle receives an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific body part. Each part of the body is shaped differently, which is why each one of our gel packs is shaped differently too. This product has 100% been designed to treat Achilles Tendonitis.
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 ankle with Achilles Tendonitis, 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 will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack, every time. 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 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're 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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Our 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. Part of being an FDA Registered company means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. In fact, ISO 10993 ensures that our devices are made from materials that are safer than the materials used to make most baby products. 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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