One Super Important Fact:
You can heal your ACL injury without getting dangerous injections or undergoing surgery. Surgery should only be considered as a last resort. ACL repair and reconstruction surgeries are invasive and come with many complications.
Heal Your ACL Quickly
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries can be quite debilitating as the ACL is one of two major knee ligaments located inside the knee. Along with the MCL, the ACL helps to stabilize the knee joint. ACL injuries can occur when stopping or changing direction suddenly when running, twisting or extending the knee too far, landing from a jump, or from a direct hit to the knee. No matter the reason, we know you want to heal quickly so you can get back to your regular activities. Fortunately, King Brand® has the tools you need to heal your ACL at an accelerated rate. These tools are the BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps.
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 ACL 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 ACL as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape will help with this. Giving your knee a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your ACL injury can truly heal - finally.
The Treatment Process
To relieve your symptoms and heal your ACL injury as quickly as possible, use the ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps. Start with the ColdCure® Wrap first. ColdCure® treatments will relieve the pain and swelling in your knee. This will take 2-10 days depending on how severe your injury is.
Once your pain and swelling has subsided, start using the BFST® Wrap. BFST® treatments will work to actively heal your damaged ACL by promoting blood flow to the area of your injury. Treatments are simple and easy: plug the device in, turn it on, and rest. Treatments are 20 minutes and the effects last for up to 4 hours, which means that you'll be receiving optimum blood flow for 4 hours after your treatment ends. For best results, do 3-4 treatments per day.
Apply KB Support Tape to your knee between treatments or any time your ACL needs extra support and protection. KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression throughout the day without restricting your range of motion.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For an ACL injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your ACL the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® Wraps bring enhanced blood flow to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured knee at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the ACL'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® Knee Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your injured knee while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your ACL injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices heal soft tissue damage.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through your entire knee while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed ACL 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 ACL to heal properly and quickly.
The BFST® device 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 knee as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. Since the effects of each 20 minute treatment last for 4 hours, we recommend you spread your treatments out throughout the day. An ideal treatment regimen would be one treatment first thing in the morning, another treatment in the afternoon, a treatment in the evening and the last treatment of the day right before bed.
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® device is designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your ACL from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. After a treatment, gently tighten the wrap to your knee and unplug the controller. This will act as a reminder of your injury and provide your knee with lightweight support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
ACL injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. 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 mask the pain and cause you to continue to stress and injure your ACL. This only makes things 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. For example, 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 by using a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand®. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is specifically designed to treat the pain and swelling associated with ACL injuries. It also works much faster than painkillers. The ColdCure® Wrap starts working as soon as you put it on, while painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in. It uses soothing cold and comfortable compression to absorb the pain and tension in your knee, without the negative aspects of painkillers.
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 ACL injury, nothing works better than cold compression.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is designed to conform to the unique shape of your knee. The 3 swappable gel packs included with the Knee Wrap are both firm and flexible, so the formula inside never moves away from your injury. Unlike other gel formulas that are watery and mushy, our amazing XC RigiGel® formula holds its shape and won't migrate to other parts of the wrap, even when put under heavy pressure for long periods of time. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can always have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going. We recommend that you do your ColdCure® treatments in cycles of 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
Not only does our gel hold its form, it's also soft and moldable at any temperature. This means the gel packs can conform to your knee at any temperature, even straight out of the freezer, so you always get an even and consistent cold treatment. Our gel is like rubber ice - it's firm enough to stay in place on your knee but still molds comfortably to your body.
Protect Your Knee 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 ACL injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to provide your ACL 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 you avoid re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
Apply KB Support Tape any time you want extra support and protection for your ACL. You can wear it while you exercise, at work, when you're running errands, when you're doing housework, etc. and you'll hardly even notice. It's made of thin, stretchy material that allows you to wear it all day long.
You have 2 styles to choose from: 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 Strips 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 an ACL injury. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
The above application for ACL injuries is only a suggestion. We encourage you to experiment with other applications for ACL injuries to find the one that works best for you. Listen to what your knee is telling you. Trust the pain and use it as a guide. If you feel pain in a specific area of your knee, 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, clothes 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.
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When you entered our site, a Knee ColdCure® medical device, a Knee 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 ACL injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating ACL injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Consulting
The purchase of 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 overall recovery. One of our Advisors will contact you 2 or 3 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to ACL injuries. They've also been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They truly care about 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 help. We're here to help you through every stage of your recovery.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination 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® and the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your ACL 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 (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. Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment to use BFST® again. 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 knee. If you're taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first 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
The BFST® Knee Wrap is an FDA Registered Class II medical device. In order to become FDA Registered, the BFST® device had to comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards. These regulations and standards are in place to ensure that FDA Registered devices like the BFST® Wrap meet very high standards of quality, safety and performance.
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, low levels of EMR energy envelops your knee 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 on 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, your knee 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 knee 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 far surpass heating pads in terms of therapeutic benefits. BFST® Wraps stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep below your skin. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your injured tissues. Heating pads can't do this. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is huge.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Knee device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around your knee, ensuring that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your knee. The device easily disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for comfort and ease.
Complete the Healing Process
You need to keep doing BFST® treatments even after your 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 knee is still healing. This means you need to continue 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 to tape your knee to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The King Brand® ColdCure® Knee Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. This medical grade cold compression wrap is designed for home use. Cold and compression applied to an ACL injury 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. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating 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 just 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 inserting it into the wrap. This will make it more flexible, while still retaining maximum cold capacity.
Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. 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 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.
Each ColdCure® Knee Wrap comes with 3 large gel packs that contain 10x more gel than other packs, for maximum coverage of your ACL. When stored in the freezer, our XC® gel packs have 3x more cooling power per lb 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 better control of swelling and less handling of your sore knee. This all results in an overall colder and more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The gel pack is specially designed for the shape of the knee to provide your injury with an even distribution of cooling power. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our ColdCure® Wraps comes with gel packs that are uniquely shaped too. We don't use one generic gel pack for all of our wraps. We provide custom designed gel packs for every part of the body because we know that in order to receive the best treatment possible, you need something that's designed specifically for the shape of the body part. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap has 100% been designed to treat ACL injuries.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula helps to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the gel pack. When cold pressure is applied to an injured knee, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy in our gel packs is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement, as your hot, swollen knee will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack. The temperature-balancing power of this gel formula is unmatched.
The gel pack has 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. The gel packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your knee or away from your knee since they're not side specific.
KB Basics Knee Products - Amazing Value
What's the Difference?
While our BFST® devices actively stimulate blood flow to promote healing, the KB Basics Heating Pads are simply designed to provide heat. Our ColdCure® devices use XC RigiGel® to relieve the pain and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, while our KB Basics Cold Packs use RigiGel® to simply provide cold. RigiGel® doesn't have the hyper-conductive properties of XC RigiGel® that work to eliminate hot spots.
- Affordable Option
- Easy to Use
- No Adjustment Needed
- Custom Designed for the Knee
- Soft, Light & Comfortable
- Complete Coverage of the Knee
Above we discussed our top end Knee products. This section is dedicated to our consumer products - the KB Basics Knee Heating Pad and Knee Cold Pack. The KB Basics line is an affordable alternative to our top end products.
KB Basics Knee Heating Pads
The KB Basics Knee Heating Pad is ideal for sore, aching knees. If you enjoy heat, you'll love the fact that the Heating Pad has three different levels, allowing you to choose how much heat you want. It actually has a built-in safety feature that shuts the device off after 20 minutes of use. The Heating Pad is cost-effective but well-designed and much safer than other traditional heating pads. It covers up the sides and around the entire patella area, offering superior coverage and uniform heat over your knee.
KB Basics Knee Cold Packs
KB Basics Knee Cold Packs target the sore, swollen areas of your Knee. This product is perfect for people who enjoy cold. The Cold Pack contains a sewn-in RigiGel® pack that can't be removed, so it always stays in place where you need it. Since the gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the Knee, you get superior coverage. RigiGel® packs have outstanding cold capacity and contain more gel than ordinary packs. This means longer usage without having to recharge the Cold Pack as often.
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 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. These are not simple consumer goods. These medical grades 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. ISO 10993 ensures that our products are made from extremely safe materials. As a matter of fact, our products are made from safer materials than diapers or baby clothes. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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