One Super Important Fact:
When it comes to treating a Hip Flexor Injury, taping is ok, but using medical grade cold compression and blood flow devices will help you heal much faster. Tape will help you avoid further strain, but if you really want to get rid of the pain and heal the soft tissue quickly, you need something more.
Heal Your Hip Flexors Fast
We know you don't want to take time off from the activities you love. We know you want a solution that's going to get you fast results. While taping your Hip Flexors is part of the solution, you need something more proactive if you want to heal as properly and quickly as possible. Thankfully, King Brand® has the tools you need - our ColdCure® and BFST® Back/Hip 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 Hip Flexors 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. Resting is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing your Hip Flexor injury.
Do this and your Hip Flexor injury can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
Stop relying on treatments that give you no results. Stop waiting for relief with no end to your pain in sight. You can heal your Hip Flexor injury with the right treatment. That treatment is called BFST®. The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap will work to heal your Hip Flexors by promoting blood flow to the area of your injury.
The BFST® Wrap brings oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to your injured tissue, deep below the skin. This process helps create an ideal environment for healing. While physical activity causes an increase in blood flow, when you have an injury, this can cause further damage. Rest is required in order to heal, but when you're at rest, your body isn't getting any of the additional blood flow it needs to recover. BFST® was designed to be used to speed up the healing process while you're at rest. This means you can receive the blood flow you need to heal while resting and avoiding re-injury at the same time. You can't find this technology anywhere else.
BFST® Devices actively stimulate blood flow.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid healing, which is why using a BFST® Wrap is so important. BFST® Wraps are designed to promote high quality, healthy blood flow to your injured tissue, accelerating the healing process. An injured Hip Flexor at rest has very little blood flow, which won't help the healing process move along any faster. Do regular BFST® treatments to stimulate blood flow and heal your Hip Flexors as quickly as possible.
BFST® treatments are extremely pleasant and relaxing. Many people experience a slight tingling and warming sensation from the increase in blood flow during treatment. Since you'll be at rest during your BFST® treatments, they're a great time to do activities such as reading, watching TV and surfing the internet. We recommend 3-4 treatments per day for optimal results. 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.
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 end up overdoing it and re-injuring yourself. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Back/Hip Wrap between treatments. When your treatment ends, simply unplug the controller from the wrap and tighten the straps around your body. This will help protect your Hip Flexors from re-injury, contributing towards a much shorter recovery time.
Dealing With Pain
Hip Flexor injuries can be 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 don't do anything to treat the underlying condition, they only mask your pain. This can cause a false sense of ability that may lead to further strain and re-injury. Try to restrict the use of painkillers to times when you are at rest. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
For safer, more effective relief of pain and swelling, use a ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap. It does an outstanding job of relieving the pain and swelling of Hip Flexor injuries without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster than painkillers. As soon as you apply the wrap to your Hip Flexors, you will feel the soothing, cool relief. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes to the effects to kick in.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs
If you want to relieve your pain and swelling as quickly as possible, you need to use both cold and compression. ColdCure® Wraps provide firm, even cold compression for superior relief of your pain and swelling. In order to be 100% effective, cold compression needs to be uniform and complete, and that's exactly what ColdCure® Wraps provide.
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® Back/Hip 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 pack, out gel won't flow away from your injury. It conforms to your Hip Flexors 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 Hip 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 Hip Flexor Injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your Hip Flexors between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your injured tissue 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 tissue.
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 perfect 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 ideal 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 Hip Flexors. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
The above application was applied over clothing for demonstration purposes only. When using this application, apply it directly to your skin.
While we found the above application to be effective for Hip Flexor Injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for your Hip Flexor Injury to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to listen to what your body is telling you. Use the pain as a guide. If you feel the pain in a specific area of your Hip, 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 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.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Back/Hip ColdCure® medical device, a Back/Hip BFST® 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 speed the healing of your injured Hip Flexor. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Hip Flexor injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Consulting
Every purchase of a BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This is an enormous benefit in terms of your treatment and recovery. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and to answer any questions you may have. They can even help you create a treatment plan that's tailored to your specific injury. Our Advisors are thoroughly trained on a variety of injuries and conditions. They are also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors are committed to helping you heal and feel better. They spend all day giving people treatment advice and guidance. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
Relieve Pain & Suffering
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just ColdCure® or just BFST®. This is because you're getting both the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure® and the healing benefits of BFST®, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Hip Flexor 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 (running, jumping, 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 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 your Hip Flexors. If you're taping and doing multiple treatments throughout the day, do your first BFST® treatment before the Tape is applied and your last treatment after it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
As FDA Registered Class II medical devices, BFST® Wraps are required to meet a number of very high safety, quality and performance standards. These standards are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. BFST® Wraps are medical devices, not consumer goods. While they are higher quality than consumer goods, BFST® Wraps are still available to the public to buy and use at home.
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 EMR energy envelops the Hip Flexor 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. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up your healing time. You need to condition the body first and move through the levels gradually.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, your Hip Flexor and the surrounding area 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 your circulation 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.
When it comes to therapeutic benefits, BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads in every way. BFST® Wraps work to heal your injury by bringing additional blood flow to the damaged tissues, deep below the skin. All heating pads do is draw blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal your injury. Also, BFST® Wraps are medical devices. Heating pads are not. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
Both the Energy Web® and the soft, comfortable neoprene wrap of the BFST® Back/Hip device are specially designed for the Hip Flexor. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around your entire Hip Flexor area to ensure you receive an even distribution of energy over your injury. Use the attached Velcro® straps to adjust the wrap. This will allow you to find the right fit for your unique body shape. The BFST® Wrap doesn't need to be removed after treatment. It's designed to be worn between treatments to provide light support and protection for your Hip Flexor.
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 Hip Flexor may only be 30-40% healed. If you want your tissue to heal completely, you need to rest and use BFST®. Continue using BFST® for months after you've healed to maintain the healing that has taken place. Once you get back to doing the activities that you did before becoming injured, do a BFST® treatment before the activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system and will prevent against re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are medical grade cold compression wraps designed for home use. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied, these FDA Registered Class I medical devices 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 start out at -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.
RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula most people follow when treating a soft tissue injury. However, this isn't the proper solution. Most people aren't aware of the 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. 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.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, meaning maximum coverage of your Hip Flexor injury. Despite their size, they're never bulky. When stored in the freezer, our gel packs also have 3x more cooling power per lb. This means faster relief of pain and swelling. It also means longer treatments without having to swap the gel packs as often.
These gel packs are custom designed for the Back/Hip to provide your injury with an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic shaped gel pack with all of our wraps. Each ColdCure® Wrap comes with a gel pack that's specifically designed for the body part you're treating. A generic shaped gel pack won't conform to every body part because every body part is shaped differently. If you want superior cold therapy, you need a gel pack that is specially designed for the body part, and ColdCure® Wraps provide exactly that.
XC Gel® Means No Hot Spots!
While regular gel packs have hot and cold spots, our gel packs have an evenly balanced cold temperature. Our unique XC RigiGel® formula eliminates hot spots by distributing the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. This means your Hip Flexor injury will receive the cooling power of the entire pack during every treatment. The amazing temperature-balancing power of XC RigiGel® can only be found in a ColdCure® Wrap.
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 hip or away from your hip 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 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, IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition and ISO 10993 approval processes. ISO 10993 is very important when it comes to material safety. This regulation ensures that our devices are made from materials that are even safer than those used to manufacture clothes, toys and even diapers. These are not simple consumer products. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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