One Super Important Fact:
We have exactly what you need to relieve the pain and heal your injury quickly, so you can stay in the race. The medical devices below are designed to focus on healing you, so you can stay focused on training and competing. We have medical devices for nearly every part of the body, so no matter where your injury is located, we have something for you. With King Brand Healthcare Products®, you can get your body back to peak performance and keep racing like a king.
Rapid Healing for Cycling Injuries
As a Cyclist, you know better than anyone how hard Cycling can be on the body. And you know that when you're injured, you don't want to have to take any time off from Cycling - you want to heal as quickly as possible and get back out there! That's why we designed a more proactive solution than just resting the injury. If you want to eliminate the pain and heal the injury fast, you need our BFST® and ColdCure® medical devices.
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 injury from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment before you train or compete, or before any type of physical activity. We recommend that you do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Avoid re-straining your injury by using KB Support Tape. This is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Cycling injury can truly heal - finally.
The Treatment Process
Use our ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps to heal your Cycling injury as quickly and completely as possible. Start with the ColdCure® Wrap first. ColdCure® treatments will relieve the pain and swelling of your injury. Do regular ColdCure® treatments throughout the day until your pain and swelling are under control. This will take 2-10 days depending on the severity of your condition.
Once your pain and swelling is gone, you can start using the BFST® Wrap. BFST® treatments stimulate blood flow in the area of your injury to actively heal your damaged tissue. Treatments are simple and easy: plug the device in, turn it on and rest. It's important that you do a BFST® treatment before you race or do any exercise, as this will help prevent the risk of re-injury. The effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, meaning that you're still receiving the healing benefits of optimum blood flow after your treatment has ended.
Wear KB Support Tape during races and between BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to provide your tissue with extra support and protection. KB Support Tape is lightweight, breathable and comfortable enough to be worn all day without getting in the way or restricting your movement.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
Stop wasting your time on treatments that don't work or make your injury even worse than before. You can heal your Cycling injury with the right treatment. You need a treatment that will stimulate blood flow and promote healing. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your injury. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissue. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injury at rest often has restricted blood flow. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also lead to re-injury and a worsened condition. BFST® Wraps are the solution to this problem. They're designed to speed up the healing process while you're at rest. This means you're getting the additional blood flow your tissue needs to heal while avoiding re-injury at the same time.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® Devices heal soft tissue injuries.
The BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow through the injured area while you're at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed injury can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It's the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Cycling injury to heal as quickly as possible.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in the treatment area as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. We recommend that you do 3-4 treatments per day, or one treatment every 4 hours. An ideal treatment regimen would be one treatment first thing in the morning, another treatment in the afternoon, one in the evening and the last treatment of the day right before bed.
Almost as important as stimulating blood flow is the reminder of your injury. This is what helps you move with care to avoid further injury. When you get rid of the reminder, you're risking feeling a false sense of ability that can easily lead to re-injury. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Wrap between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and gently tighten the wrap. This will provide your injury with light support and protection. It will also contribute to a much faster recovery time.
Dealing With Pain
Cycling injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to reach for painkillers in order to find some relief. 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, 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 they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers only mask the pain, making it easy to forget that you're injured and need to take it easy. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-injure themselves. Trust the pain and use it as a guide. It's there to keep you from hurting yourself further. It is understandable that you will need to take painkillers from time to time to help with the pain. When you do 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
Use a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand® and avoid the dangers of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps are specifically designed to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue injuries, including those sustained in Cycling. ColdCure® Wraps deliver soothing cold and comfortable compression without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, the ColdCure® starts working as soon as you put it on.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
Protect Your Injury Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your ColdCure® or BFST® Wrap, your injured tissue becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to the injured area between treatments. This will help you avoid re-injury and provide the injured area with added protection and support.
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 compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also provides your injury with support and protection to prevent further tissue damage. It can be applied to any soft tissue injury you've sustained while Cycling.
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 injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We used 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in the above image to better illustrate how the tape is applied for a Hamstring injury, just one of the many injuries that can be sustained during while Cycling. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
While we found the above application to be effective for Hamstring injuries, it's only a suggestion. We encourage you to try different application methods for your given injury to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to listen to what your body is telling you. If you feel the pain in a specific area of your leg (or other body part), 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, clothing and toys. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made with highly 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.
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 injury may only be 20% or 30% healed. If you want your injury to heal completely, you need to continue doing BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone. Do a BFST® treatment before any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your injury in order to prevent the risk of re-injury.
Back & Hip Injuries
Back and hip injuries are quite common in Cyclists. The back and hip injuries seen most often in Cyclists are Sciatica, Bulging Discs and Hip Labral Tears. These are usually a result of posture while Cycling.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Back Wraps are extremely versatile and can be applied to any area of your back that's injured, including your lower back, mid-back, upper back and hips. If you have a back or hip issue, these are the products you need to relieve the pain and heal the damaged tissues. The Back Wraps are very easy to apply as they come with attached Velcro® straps that allow you to customize the fit.
If your back injury requires mega coverage, we also have a ColdCure® Large Body Wrap. It has a massive treatment area of 16" x 16", so you can almost treat your entire back at one time! The coverage you get with the Large Body Wrap is huge. You can treat your lower, mid and upper back at the same time. More coverage means more cooling power and more relief. This Wrap is perfect for people who have multiple back issues or injuries that are too large to treat with a standard sized product. It comes with 2 extra large gel packs, so you can have one inside the wrap during your treatments while the other one charges in the freezer. This Wrap isn't designed for the back alone - you can use it to treat other areas of your body that are sore from Cycling. You can wrap your arms, legs, abdomen, etc!
The top knee injuries that Cyclists sustain are IT Band Syndrome, knee ligament injuries (ACL, MCL & LCL) and Patellar Tendonitis. Knee injuries in Cyclists are most often caused by overuse.
If you have a knee injury, our BFST® and ColdCure® Knee Wraps will work to control the pain and accelerate the healing process. In order to target the exact area of your injury, the Knee Wraps unique U-shaped treatment area. This means they can be applied two different ways - with the treatment area covering the top of your kneecap and down the sides of your knee, or covering the bottom of your kneecap and up the sides of your knee.
Wrist injuries in Cycling can be caused by gripping the handlebars tightly or from the vibrations that travel through the handlebars. These injuries include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and de Quervain's Tenosynovitis.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps can be worn on the top and inside of your wrist, the top of your hand, the inside of your palm, or even further down your forearm. Just apply it to the area of your hand or wrist that's injured to target the painful area. These are the products you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your wrist or hand injury. The ColdCure® Wrap will help to control the pain and inflammation. The BFST® Wrap will bring additional blood flow to the damaged tissues in order to heal your injury.
Hamstring and calf strains or tears are the top Leg injuries seen in Cyclists. These injuries are caused by overuse due to pedaling.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Leg Wraps can be applied to any area of your leg, including your calf, thigh, shin or the back of your knee. They can actually be used on several different areas of the body because they're designed to be universal. If a leg injury is hindering your performance or stopping you from training altogether, these wraps can help. The ColdCure® Wrap uses cold and compression to bring down your swelling and relieve your pain, while the BFST® wrap promotes blood flow to heal your damaged tissues. You can't find this technology anywhere else.
Plantar Fasciitis and Metatarsalgia are common in Cyclists because of the strain that pedaling puts on the feet.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Foot Wraps cover the entire sole of your foot, as well as up the back of your heel. These wraps will go on your foot like a slipper and come with a Velcro® belt attached that will help you adjust the fit. These wraps will make your foot issues a thing of the past. The ColdCure® Wrap will absorb the pain and tension and eliminate your swelling. The BFST® Wrap will increase your blood flow to help your foot heal. Say no to foam rollers and night splints - these will only make your foot injury or condition worse. Say yes to safe, effective Foot Wraps from King Brand Healthcare®
Achilles injuries, such as Achilles Tendonitis, can occur in Cyclists as a result of overuse. This overuse is directly related to pedaling.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Achilles Wraps are custom designed to mold to the back of your ankle. They target the entire length of your Achilles Tendon, making them the ideal treatment for Achilles Tendonitis and other injuries located in the back of the ankle. This special design always ensures that you will receive an even distribution of energy or cooling power over the injury. The ColdCure® Wrap will bring down your inflammation and relieve your pain. The BFST® Wrap will stimulate healthy blood flow in the area of your injury to help heal the damaged tissues.
Free Professional Consulting
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This added benefit will be extremely helpful to you in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to treating a wide variety of Cycling-related injuries. They've also been extensively trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments.
One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to ensure that you received your product(s) and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery, and they're here to help you every step of the way. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your injury and schedule. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any treatment advice or guidance.
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 Cycling 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 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 per day, spread throughout the day. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can be anything that puts a strain on the injured area. 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 physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment, follow with another 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 the injured area. 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 the Tape 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. In order to pass the FDA approval processes, our BFST® devices had to meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. 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, non-FDA registered products can't say the same.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in the injured tissue below the dermal (fat & skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe, low levels of EMR energy envelop your injury and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings nutrient-rich, oxygenated 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 your healing time. You need to condition the body first.
During your first treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation deep within the injured area. 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 far surpass heating pads in terms of therapeutic benefits. For one, BFST® Wraps work to actively heal soft tissue injuries through the promotion of blood flow. Heating pads can't do this. They bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps penetrate deep below the skin to provide your injury with high-quality blood flow, which helps to speed up the healing process.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around the entire injured area to ensure that your injury receives an even distribution of energy. The Velcro® straps make it easy to adjust the size of the wrap to find the perfect fit for your body shape. You don't need to remove the BFST® Wrap after your treatment ends. Keep wearing it to act as a reminder of your injury and help prevent further injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are Class I FDA Registered medical devices. They're designed for use at home or on-the-go. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries like those sustained in Cycling. When applied, the ColdCure® Wrap 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 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. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before you insert it inside the wrap. This will make it more flexible, while still retaining maximum cold capacity.
Many people follow the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - method when treating a soft tissue injury. What most of these people probably don't know are the serious dangers that are associated with ice. 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 injury. Despite their size, our gel packs are never bulky. When stored in the freezer, our gel packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means longer treatments for faster relief of pain and swelling. It also means less time spent getting up to swap out the packs. More coverage plus more cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the body part you're treating. The wrap molds the cold pack around the injured area so you get an even distribution of cooling power every time. We don't just use one generic gel pack for all of our wraps. Every part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. These devices have 100% been designed to treat Cycling injuries.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
While other gel packs will have hot and cold spots, causing inconsistent and uneven treatments, our gel packs have a perfectly balanced cold temperature. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula eliminates hot spots by distributing the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. This means your injury will receive the cooling power of the entire pack during every treatment. The temperature-balancing power of these gel packs is unmatched.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will 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 injury or away from your injury since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical devices 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 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® 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 ensures that our products are made from extremely safe, high quality materials. Actually, our devices are made from safer materials than diapers and baby clothes. Part of being an FDA Registered company means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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