One Super Important Fact:
The products below ARE FDA Registered medical devices. These products and treatments ARE intended to prevent, treat and cure MCL injuries.
Heal Your MCL Quickly & Completely
A Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury can cause knee pain and instability, forcing you to take time off from your usual activities. While resting the knee will help prevent further damage, rest alone won't speed up the healing process. If you want to heal your MCL as quickly as possible, you need to relieve the pain and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. Fortunately, King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps do just that.
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 MCL 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. 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 MCL injury can truly heal - finally.
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 injured MCL, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your MCL the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
BFST® brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured MCL 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® Knee Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your injured MCL while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your MCL 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.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through your entire knee while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided, inflamed MCL 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 the MCL tissue to heal properly and quickly.
The BFST® Wrap is incredibly easy to use and treatments feel great. They're very pleasant and relaxing. 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 BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to 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.
While the promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits, the reminder of the injury is also very important. The reminder is what helps you move with care so you don't overdo it and end up making your injury worse. And avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend you keep wearing your BFST® Knee Wrap between treatments. It's designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect your knee from re-injury. After a treatment, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your knee. This will provide your MCL injury with light support and protection, as well as act as a reminder of your injury.
Dealing With Pain
An MCL injury, whether it's an MCL tear or an MCL strain, 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, getting rid of the reminder of your injury and causing you to continue to stress and damage your MCL. While you don't want to make your injury worse, it's understandable that you may need to take painkillers from time to time. Just make sure you use them during times when you're at rest. For example, you can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
The safest and most effective pain reliever is a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand®. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap does an outstanding job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with MCL injuries, without the negative aspects of painkillers. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster than painkillers. As soon as you apply the wrap to your knee, you will feel the cool, soothing relief. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes before they kick in. ColdCure® Wraps are superior to painkillers in every way.
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 MCL injury, nothing works better than cold and 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 comes with an MCL injury. While King Brand® makes ColdCure® devices for all parts of the body, there's no better version than the ColdCure® Knee Wrap. Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your MCL and your entire knee. You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is made entirely of soft, stretchy material. It comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our special XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't migrate to other areas of the wrap, meaning it always stays in place to treat your MCL. The gel doesn't move, even when put under 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 your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute cycles of use and rest.
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 MCL injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape over your MCL area any time you're not doing a BFST® or ColdCure® treatment. This will provide your MCL 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 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 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 to be effective for MCL injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for MCL injuries in order 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 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, 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 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.
Free Professional Guidance
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchased comes with the free professional consulting services of our helpful King Brand® Advisors. They can provide you with any treatment advice or guidance you need. One of our Advisors will contact you 2-3 days after your order has been delivered to ensure that you received your product(s) and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They've been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They're also knowledgeable when it comes to treating MCL injuries. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you're welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here for you through every stage of your recovery.
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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 is exactly what you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your MCL injury. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating MCL injuries by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
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 MCL 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 BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape over your MCL injury. More Tape means more support, so if you're doing something physically demanding, you may want to apply an extra layer of Tape. 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 it has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. This means they have been designed, manufactured and tested to extremely high standards of safety, quality and performance. The FDA expects no less. Ever wonder why consumer grade products aren't FDA Registered? Because they're not as safe and effective as a medical grade device like the BFST® Wrap. And they're also not made with the same high-quality, biocompatible materials.
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 envelop the damaged MCL and stimulate 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 their MCL heals. 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 BFST® 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 MCL 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.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Knee device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the complex form of the knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire MCL area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that make it easily adjustable. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps can even be further tightened to provide your injured MCL with snug support and protection. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so that you are free to move about your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort. The device is incredibly comfortable to wear.
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 MCL may only be 30% or 40% healed. If you want your MCL to heal completely, you need to continue doing BFST® treatments for months after you've healed. This will maintain the healing you've done and prevent against re-injury. Do a BFST® treatment before you do any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your knee to help prevent further damage to your MCL.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The King Brand® ColdCure® 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 MCL 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 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 1-2 minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. This will work to soften it quickly, 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.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for maximum coverage of your MCL. 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 gel packs in and out as often. Longer treatment times also means faster relief of pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are custom designed to conform to the shape of your knee. This ensures that your MCL will receive an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic gel pack shape for all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific body part. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product has 100% been designed to treat MCL 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 MCL injury, 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 injury will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack. 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 give you all the same benefits that our high performance XC RigiGel® has to offer. The gel pack can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your knee or away from your knee since XC Gel® packs 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 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. Part of being an FDA Registered company means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. ISO 10993 is of particular importance when it comes to material safety. ISO 10993 ensures that our products are made from higher quality materials than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothing. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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