Don't let your Achilles Injury persist for months. If you want to heal quickly and completely, you need to use King Brand's® ColdCure® and BFST® Achilles Wraps. This is the same treatment that professional athletes use. For professional athletes, time is critical and a proactive treatment plan is required. Use our ColdCure® Achilles Wrap to relieve the pain and swelling in your Achilles. Use our BFST® Achilles Wrap to stimulate blood flow and heal your Achilles Injury.
Along with ColdCure® and BFST® treatments, try to stay off your ankle as much as possible. Use crutches if you need to. Also avoid using a night splint or other any stretching device, as they will only make your condition worse and cause you more pain.
Considering surgery? The only time that surgery should be recommended is if the Achilles Tendon has been completely torn, or ruptured. When this happens, the only possible way to heal it is with surgery. If the surgery has already taken place our ColdCure and BFST products will help improve healing times, getting you back on your feet quicker.
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 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 Achilles Injury.
Do this and your Achilles Injury can truly heal - Finally.
Blood Flow is Essential for Healing
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For an Achilles Injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) gives your injured Achilles the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Achilles at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow but all too often it also results in small but frequent re-injury, which extends your healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Achilles Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Achilles Injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices are NOT heating pads.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the Achilles while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed Achilles can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Achilles to heal properly and quickly.
The BFST® Achilles Wrap is easy to use. Put it on, plug it in, turn it on and sit back and relax. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their Achilles as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. The effects last up to 4 hours, which means that long after your 20 minute
treatment is over, the blood keeps flowing and your Achilles keeps healing. The more you do it, the longer it lasts and the healthier your Achilles gets.
The promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits. The reminder of the injury is incredibly important too, because avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. The BFST® Wrap is designed to be worn even when turned off, to help protect your Achilles from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. Patients enjoy the support and cushioning BFST® wraps provide - patients like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
Don't Just Treat the Pain - Heal the Problem Forever
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can really recover from Achilles Injuries. When a professional athlete is injured, they have explicit instructions to stay off their injured Ankle - no physical activity, no weight on the leg, crutches - they are ordered to rest the Ankle completely. Injured professional athletes are also attended to by professional athletic therapists. These pro therapists have always been assigned to the athlete to ensure they supplement the healing process, to stimulate blood flow many times each day. Regular BFST® treatments are a standard part of that therapy because the more we promote blood flow, the faster we will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days while regular patients with the same injuries often take weeks or even months to heal. With the addition of BFST®, pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their Achilles Injuries faster than ever.
Dealing With Pain
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers only mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-strain their Achilles Injury, making their condition worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
The ColdCure® Achilles Wrap from King Brand® is specifically designed to treat the pain that comes with an Achilles Injury. It also does a superior job of relieving swelling and inflammation. This innovative wrap is incredibly soothing and protects your Achilles from further injury. The painkilling element is incredibly powerful and it works instantly - there's no 20 minute wait like with pills.
Achilles Injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. 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.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with an Achilles Injury, nothing works better than cold compression. ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin and underlying tissue. As a result, ColdCure® therapy can be applied for extended periods of time, providing superior relief from the swelling and pain that come with an Achilles Tendon injury.
The ColdCure® Achilles Wrap is easy to use and each one comes with 3 gel packs you can charge in the fridge or the freezer. Charge the gel packs for at least 1 hour prior to use. Insert the gel pack inside the wrap; apply the wrap to your Achilles until the cold diminishes, then swap the gel pack with a freshly charged one from the fridge or freezer. You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® Achilles Wrap is made entirely of very stretchy material. It wraps up and around your Achilles and applies a very gentle pressure to the injured area. The wrap contains swappable gel packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and cover your entire Achilles, yet the gel inside them won't move out of place. Each ColdCure® Achilles Wrap comes with 3 gel packs. You use them one at a time, keeping the other 2 in the fridge or freezer so you can keep swapping them out as many times as you like. There's no need to take a break between treatments if you're using gel packs stored in the fridge. You can keep using them as long as you want the pain relief.
KB Support Tape - Armor For Your Injury
KB Support Tape provides extra support and protection for your leg between BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. It also provides lightweight, comfortable compression without getting in the way of your daily activities or restricting your movement.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll. These styles also 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.
Using KB Support Tape for taping Insertional Achilles Tendonitis is an effective method of preventing and treating the symptoms. Using KB Support Tape helps relax the calf muscles and reduce the pressure on the tissues to alleviate pain. Taping Insertional Achilles Tendonitis can also increase circulation which will ultimately help with recovery.
The application pictured for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis is only a guideline. If this application method isn't effective, find the point of pain and apply the tape there. Experimenting with different application ideas and figuring which one works best is the most beneficial way to achieve optimal healing.
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.
For even more relief of pain and swelling, attach an Accessory Strap around the back of your ColdCure® Achilles Wrap. The Accessory Strap provides additional compression, which means maximum relief. It sticks anywhere on the surface of the wrap to target the exact location of your injury that much better.
The Accessory Strap is also ideal for achieving a perfect fit for your BFST® or ColdCure® Achilles Wrap, especially if you have a smaller ankle and need to cinch the wrap in.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. Class II medical devices are serious medical devices with very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Class II medical devices have hundreds of pages of regulations and standards to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. This is a medical device, not a 'consumer good', but it is 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 patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the Achilles and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps have 3 different power levels, so you can continue to increase the power of your treatments as your Achilles Injury heals. During your first treatment, your Achilles 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 the circulation in your Achilles 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.
This is not a heating pad. Heating pads only heat the surface of the skin. Heating the surface of the skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue below the dermal layer. BFST® penetrates deep below the skin to stimulate blood flow in the area of injury, creating an ideal environment for healing. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Achilles Injury device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the entire Achilles area to ensure there is an even distribution of energy over your injury. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that ensure a perfect fit. After treatment the straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your Achilles. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatments.
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 tissue may only be 30-40% healed. If you want your Achilles Injury 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.
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 Achilles Injury.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap for at least 2 straight days before using the BFST® wrap. This will 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. 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® devices are manufactured to meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance. Since they are FDA Registered Class II medical devices, they must comply with several different regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. Even though the BFST® Wraps are medical devices and not consumer goods, they're still available to the public to buy and use at home.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) device uses our proprietary Energy Web® to bring specially controlled and incredibly safe amounts of EMR energy to your injured tissue. This energy envelops your Achilles and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissue by creating an ideal environment for healing. Use a BFST® Achilles Wrap to speed up the recovery of your Achilles Tendonitis and get back to your regular activities.
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, your blood flow will be poor, so you may feel a slight warming sensation. This is just a side effect of the increase in blood flow. As you do more treatments, the warming sensation starts to decrease. This means 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 through the levels 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 superior to heating pads. Heating pads are only consumer grade products, not high quality medical devices like BFST® Wraps. They also don't have the ability to heal your soft tissue injuries like BFST® Wraps can. Heating pads only heat the surface of the skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® devices actually stimulate blood flow deep below your skin to actively heal soft tissue damage. Heating the surface of the skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue deep below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. BFST® treatments promote healthy blood flow to the area of your injury to create an ideal environment for healing. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® and neoprene wrap of the BFST® Achilles device are specially designed to conform to the back of your ankle. This ensures that your entire Achilles Tendon receives an even distribution of energy during every treatment. The wrap molds the Energy Web® around the entire back and lower sides of your ankle, from the top of your Achilles to the bottom of your heel. The Achilles is a very difficult area to target, but the BFST® Achilles Wrap covers the entire area perfectly. The long, wide Velcro® straps attached to the wrap allow you to easily adjust the fit to suit your needs. The wrap can even be worn between treatments to provide your injured Achilles with support and protection.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These medical grade cold compression wraps are designed for home use. Cold and compression applied to an injured Achilles 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 a soft tissue injury. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries.
Most people think that RICE- Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury, but the proper solution is actually 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. The truth is that temperatures below freezing can be too cold to effectively relieve pain and swelling. And these temperatures can also be dangerous. Ice (and other freezer based substitutes such as the blue ice pack) can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue.
While we recommend that you start by using them at refrigerator temperatures, you can store the RigiGel® packs in the freezer and use them as freezer packs. Even at the coldest freezer temperatures they retain all their flexibility and firmness. In terms of flex and form they feel exactly the same at room temperature as they do from the freezer.
Each ColdCure® Achilles Wrap comes with 3 gel packs that contain 10x more gel than other packs, for maximum coverage of the injured area. This means your Achilles will receive a targeted, consistent cold treatment every time. When stored in the freezer, our RigiGel® packs have 3x more cooling power than standard gel packs. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. Longer treatment times and more cold power means superior control of pain and swelling.
The ColdCure® Achilles gel pack is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - each body part is shaped differently and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack up and around the Achilles to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. This product is 100% designed to be an Achilles Injury treatment device.
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® 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. These devices are intended 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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