How to Heal Your Frozen Shoulder
You haven't done anything to hurt your shoulder. However, you may find yourself unable to move your shoulder and it may cause serious pain if you try. This is a condition known as Frozen Shoulder, and it can greatly affect your daily life. Frozen Shoulder can be caused by many different factors but it always results in pain and reduced motion. To make matters worse, Frozen Shoulder, on average, can take between 6 months and 2 years to heal on its own. If you don't want to suffer for the next 2 years and take painkillers that really don't help much, you may be tempted to take drastic measures, such as surgery. Fortunately, King Brand® has a far simpler solution.
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 protect your shoulder from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help restore movement to your shoulder.
- Keep your shoulder moving throughout the day - an idle shoulder can become stiff.
Do this and your Frozen Shoulder can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You can heal your Frozen Shoulder. You don't need to suffer for months on end. You simply need the right treatment. You need to promote healthy blood flow to your frozen shoulder joint. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®). BFST® gives your Frozen Shoulder the nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Additional blood flow is exactly what your Frozen Shoulder needs to start moving again. Unfortunately, since your shoulder is unable to move, it will have very limited blood flow. While physical activity promotes blood flow, this could make your condition worse. BFST® is the solution to this problem. The BFST® Shoulder Wrap allows you to rest your Frozen Shoulder and receive the additional blood flow you need to heal at the same time.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why using a BFST® Wrap is so important. The BFST® Top Shoulder Wrap is designed to promote high-quality, healthy blood flow to your Frozen Shoulder to help you heal and regain movement. A Frozen Shoulder has very little blood flow due to lack of mobility, which doesn't help the healing process move along any faster. Do regular BFST® treatments to stimulate blood flow and regain the movement of your Frozen Shoulder as quickly as possible.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. You may experience a warming sensation and a slight tingling sensation from the increase in blood flow. The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours. For optimal results, it's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day. Since you'll be at rest during your treatments, they're a great time to catch up on activities such as reading, watching TV and surfing the internet.
Almost as important as blood flow is the reminder of your condition. Without the reminder, you risk feeling a false sense of ability that could cause you to overdo it and make your Frozen Shoulder worse. The reminder is what will help you move with care so you don't aggravate your shoulder further. That's why we recommend wearing the Shoulder Wrap between treatments. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the wrap and gently tighten the straps. This will provide light support and protection for your shoulder, as well as act as a reminder of your condition.
Dealing with Pain
Frozen Shoulder can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition, causing you to reach for painkillers for some relief. Analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen and ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but 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 they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain, causing people to feel a false sense of ability that can lead to further damage. You don't want to make your Frozen Shoulder any worse than it already is. If you need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are at rest. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active will only lead to a worsened condition and longer recovery time.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers. Use a ColdCure® Top Shoulder Wrap from King Brand®. These wraps are a safe alternative to painkillers. They also work faster to relieve your pain. As soon as you put a ColdCure® Wrap on you will feel the cool, soothing relief. When you take painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes for them to kick in. Stop waiting and start relieving your pain and swelling with ColdCure®.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the severe pain associated with Frozen Shoulder, 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 your pain. Our ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
The ColdCure® Top Shoulder Wrap is made entirely of very 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 wrap, our gel won't flow away from your Frozen Shoulder. It conforms to the painful area 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.
3 Extension Straps Included
For a Customized Fit
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Top Shoulder Wrap comes with 3 Extension Straps that you can attach to customize the fit of your wrap. This makes it easy to find the right fit for your unique body shape. Some people won't need much extension, while some people will need more, which is why we include a Small Strap, a Medium Strap and a Large Strap with every Top Shoulder Wrap.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Top Shoulder ColdCure® Wrap and a Top Shoulder BFST® Wrap were automatically put into your shopping cart. The items in your cart now are the two things you need to stop the pain and get rid of your Frozen Shoulder. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Frozen Shoulder by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Shoulder Wrap comes included with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is a huge advantage in terms of your treatments and your overall recovery. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to treating Frozen Shoulder. They are also thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors can help you with any treatment advice or guidance you may need. They can even help you create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Our Advisors are dedicated to helping you heal as quickly as possible. One of our Advisors will follow up with you directly 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. However, you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure®
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating 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® and the healing benefits of BFST®, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Frozen Shoulder.
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 (reaching, lifting, 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. 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.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. Our devices must meet very high standards of quality, safety and efficacy in order to be FDA Registered. BFST® Wraps comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Consumer grade products aren't - because they're not FDA Registered.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) device for Frozen Shoulder is designed to promote blood flow in the affected tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe, low levels of EMR energy envelop the entire shoulder region and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue 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 their Frozen Shoulder improves. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, your shoulder may 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 shoulder 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 doesn't 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 soft tissue by bringing healthy blood flow to the affected area, deep below the skin. Heating pads simply bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This does nothing to heal the damaged tissues below. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is huge.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® device is inserted inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around your entire shoulder so you get an even distribution of energy over the affected area. The 3 Extension Straps included with the Top Shoulder Wrap allow you to find the right fit for your shoulder. You don't need to remove the BFST® Wrap when your treatment ends. Keep wearing it between treatments to act as a reminder of your condition.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from Frozen Shoulder, the pain ends long before you've regained movement of your shoulder. In fact, the pain is usually gone once you're 20-30% healed. The recovery 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 shoulder is still healing. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to regain full movement of your shoulder joint. Doing regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone is extremely beneficial. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system and help prevent your shoulder from freezing again.
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 and conditions like Frozen Shoulder. ColdCure® Wraps apply cold and compression to your shoulder, which immediately reduces the risk of damage that can result 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 the gel pack 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 formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. Unfortunately, these people are probably not aware of the serious dangers that ice pose. Ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your 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 ordinary gel packs. This means they cover a much larger area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products. This means longer treatments without having to recharge the gel packs as often. It also means faster relief of pain and swelling. Bigger gel packs with more gel inside plus superior cooling power ultimately means a better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Top Shoulder gel packs are specially designed for the unique shape of the top of the shoulder. This ensures that you receive an even distribution of cooling power over the entire affected area. Every ColdCure® Wrap comes with gel packs that are custom designed for a specific body part to ensure the best fit and treatment possible. Each part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product was 100% designed to treat Frozen Shoulder.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. What makes our unique XC RigiGel® formula superior to regular gel formulas is its ability to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the gel pack. This means there's no hot spots. Your Frozen Shoulder will receive the cooling power of the entire pack during every treatment. 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 provide you with all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your shoulder or away from your shoulder since they are 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 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 Health Canada, ISO 10993, IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition and ISO 13485 approval processes. ISO 10993 is of particular importance when it comes to material safety. This regulation ensures that our products are made from 100% biocompatible materials. These materials are safer than the materials used to make most baby products, including toys, clothes and diapers. These are not simple consumer goods. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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