How to Heal Your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis occurs when the tendon sheath on the thumb side of your wrist becomes irritated and inflamed from overuse, making it difficult to move your thumb and wrist. Repetitive motions of the wrist, thumb and hand are usually involved in the development of De Quervain's. If you leave De Quervain's Tenosynovitis untreated for long enough, your pain may spread all the way down your forearm and movement of your thumb and wrist will become limited even further. While completely resting your hand will help heal your De Quervain's, not using your hand at all is nearly impossible. Fortunately, King Brand® has the tools that will relieve your pain and help heal your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis without putting your life on hold. These tools are the BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps, plus KB Support Tape.
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 wrist and thumb 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 injury by resting and using KB Support Tape. Giving your hand a rest is difficult, but it is very important in the early stages of healing your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis.
Do this and your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis can truly heal - finally.
The Treatment Process
To relieve your symptoms and heal your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis as quickly as possible, use both the BFST® and the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap. Start with the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap first. ColdCure® treatments will relieve the pain and swelling in your thumb, hand and wrist. This will take 2 to 10 days depending on the severity of the condition.
Once your pain and swelling has subsided, start using the BFST® Wrap. BFST® treatments will work to heal your damaged tendons by promoting blood flow to the area of your injury. Treatments are simple and easy: plug the device in, turn it on, and rest. Each treatment is 20 minutes and the effects last for up to 4 hours, so even once your treatment is over, your injury is still receiving the benefits afterwards. That's why it's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day. This way you'll be receiving optimal blood flow throughout the entire day.
To avoid re-injury between treatments, apply KB Support Tape to your thumb, hand and wrist. It provides extra support, protection and compression whenever you need it, throughout your daily activities, to keep you moving and active.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to suffer for endless months in pain. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® gives your wrist, hand and thumb the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
The BFST® Wrist Wrap brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured wrist at rest often has limited blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. While physical activity promotes blood flow, it can cause further strain and make your injury worse. BFST® Wraps are the solution to this problem. They're designed to speed up the healing process while you're at rest, so you get the healthy 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 help heal soft tissue injuries.
BFST® stimulates blood flow to your thumb, hand and wrist while you are at rest. This is very important because you need to stop using your thumb and wrist in order to prevent re-injury, but blood flow can be seriously impeded while at rest. BFST® treatments will provide your tendons with the high-quality, healthy blood flow required to heal your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. Often people notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in the treatment area as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. For optimal results, we recommend doing 3-4 treatments per day. An ideal treatment regimen would be doing one treatment first thing in the morning, one in the afternoon, one 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 condition. Without the reminder, we risk feeling a false sense of ability that can cause us to overdo it and re-strain our injury. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why the BFST® device is designed to be worn even when turned off, to help protect your thumb and wrist from further damage. This goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. When your BFST® treatment ends, simply unplug the controller from the device and gently tighten the straps to provide your thumb and wrist with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis can be extremely painful and debilitating. NSAIDs and analgesics 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 and analgesics 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 don't do anything to treat the injury itself. They only mask the pain, causing people to re-injure themselves and make their condition worse. If you need to 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
ColdCure® Wraps are a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrist Wrap is specifically designed to treat conditions of the wrist and hand, such as De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. It does an incredible job of relieving the pain and swelling without the risks of painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrap also works faster than drugs, which take 20 minutes to kick in. As soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap on, you will feel the cold, soothing relief.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain that comes with De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, 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 and underlying tissue. ColdCure® gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. This makes them much safer to use than products that contain ice, which may cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. Our 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® Wrist Wrap is made entirely of soft, stretchy material. It wraps around your thumb and wrist and applies a very gentle pressure over the entire affected area. The wrap comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't move around inside the pack, meaning it stays in place over your thumb and wrist at all times. Our gel doesn't move, even under heavy pressure for long periods of 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. We recommend that you do a 20 minute ColdCure® treatment followed by a 20 minute break, cycling treatments like this throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Wrist Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your already damaged tissue becomes vulnerable to further injury. You don't want to re-injure your fragile, healing tissue and make your De Quervain's Tenosynovitis worse than it already is. Apply KB Support Tape to your thumb, hand and wrist between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments for ongoing 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 lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These styles also come in 4 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 fast, easy and convenient. Since they're already cut into ready-to-use strips, you can just apply and go! Every 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.
While we found the above application for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis effective, we encourage you to experiment with different applications to find the one that works best for you. When applying the Tape, trust the pain and use it as a guide. If you are feeling pain in a specific area of your thumb, hand or wrist, apply the Tape there.
The Medical Tape Advantage
What sets KB Support Tape apart from other tapes? It's not athletic tape, it's medical tape. This means our Tape is manufactured to ISO 10993 standards, which ensures 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 clothing. 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 is of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape® is manufactured to such high standards.
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Free Professional Consulting
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge benefit in terms of your treatments and your overall recovery. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are committed to helping you through every stage of your recovery. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your needs. 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® Treatments
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 De Quervain's Tenosynovitis.
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 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 (pinching, grasping, etc). BFST® can also be used as a preventative measure 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 to 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 on your thumb, hand and wrist. 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. This means they are manufactured and tested to 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 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 and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe EMR energy envelops the affected body part 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 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.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, you may feel a slight warming sensation in the treatment 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. Heating pads can't penetrate deep down to the soft tissue like BFST® Wraps can. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps work to actively heal your damaged tissue by bringing additional blood flow to the injured area. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Wrist device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. It conforms to the shape of your thumb, hand and wrist to ensure that the area receives an even distribution of energy during treatment. The Velcro® straps make it easy to find a customized fit for your thumb and wrist. You don't need to remove the BFST® Wrap after your treatments. The device's electrical components easily disconnect so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatments, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Don't Stop Using the BSFT® Wrap
You need to keep doing BFST® treatments even after the pain is gone, because the pain ends long before you've finished healing. The entire healing process is very complex and 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 thumb and wrist are still healing. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to complete the healing process. Doing regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone is extremely beneficial. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity to warm-up your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your thumb and wrist to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. 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 gooey 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 out at -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to
32°F / 0°C, but then they will warm up 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. If you find that the gel is too stiff when it comes out of the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. Once the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Many people follow the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - formula when treating a soft tissue injury. While RICE is a popular method, the reality 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 3x more gel per lb than other products, for complete coverage of your thumb and wrist. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs also have 10x more cooling power than other products, meaning longer treatment times without having to swap the gel packs as often. This also means faster relief from pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside plus superior cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Wrist gel packs are specially designed to conform to your thumb and wrist to provide your injury with an even distribution of cooling power. Every one of our ColdCure® Wraps comes with gel packs that are custom designed for the body part to ensure the best fit and treatment possible. We don't just use one generic gel pack shape. Every body part is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. If you want a product that is 100% designed to treat De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, you need the ColdCure® Wrist Wrap.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
While most other gel packs have hot and cold spots, causing uneven and inconsistent 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 painful, swollen thumb and wrist will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack during every treatment.
XC RigiGel® 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® formula has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your thumb and wrist or away from your thumb and wrist since they are 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 our customers already use them and contact us all the time to 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, IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition and ISO 10993 approval processes. These devices are not simple consumer goods. They are designed to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. 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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