One Super Important Fact:
Meniscus "Repair" Surgery almost always involves cutting away torn sections of the Meniscus. The name is misleading. Very seldom does Meniscus Repair Surgery actually repair or stitch back together your Meniscus. The procedure usually gets rid of the pain by getting rid of the tissue, not fixing the actual problem.
Rapid Recovery Without Surgery
You should only undergo Meniscus surgery if it is absolutely necessary. Your Meniscus is living tissue that can heal. Trying to heal it quickly before it tears again is the big challenge. Don't allow your Meniscus to be cut away forever by "repair surgery". King Brand® has a solution that does not involve surgery. This solution is our BFST® and ColdCure® Knee Wraps.
It's also important to understand that you need to rest in order to heal your Meniscus. Avoid any activities that could result in re-injury, as this will only lengthen your recovery time. Stop doing whatever activity caused your Meniscus injury. Try to rest your knee as much as possible. Using crutches will help prevent any further injury to your Meniscus.
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 Meniscus from further injury.
- 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 your Meniscus Tear.
Do this and your Meniscus Tear can truly heal -- finally.
The Treatment Process
If you want to heal your Meniscus Tear quickly and get back to your regular routine, use both the ColdCure® and BFST® Knee Wraps. Start with the ColdCure® Knee Wrap to relieve your pain and reduce any swelling and inflammation. Use the ColdCure® Wrap for 20 minutes at a time, taking a 20 minute break before re-applying it to your knee. Continue doing ColdCure® treatments until any external swelling is gone and your pain is reduced.
You can start using the BFST® Knee Wrap once the visible swelling is gone. BFST® treatments will work to promote blood flow in the affected area of your knee, deep below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps to heal soft tissue damage. You may want to start with treatments that are only 5-10 minutes in length to see how your body reacts. If you still have a lot of internal inflammation, treatments may be quite hot, which means you should go back to using the ColdCure® Wrap. If you respond well to the 5-10 minute BFST® treatments, you can start doing treatments for the full 20 minutes. Try doing 3-4 BFST® treatments every day to gain maximum benefit.
Apply KB Support Tape any time you want extra support and protection for your Meniscus. This is especially important during physical activity. KB Support Tape is light, comfortable and doesn't restrict your movement. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You can heal your Meniscus Tear. All you need is the right treatment. Stop waiting for months on end to see results that never come from treatments that just don't work. You need to rest your knee and promote healthy blood flow to your torn Meniscus. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).
BFST® treatments bring oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your Meniscus Tear -- a requirement for the body to heal. Unfortunately, an injured Meniscus at rest has very limited blood flow, which can slow the recovery process. Your injury needs optimal blood flow in order to heal quickly and completely. While physical activity increases blood flow, it can cause further tearing of the Meniscus. The BFST® Knee Wrap is designed to bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to the area of injury while you're at rest, so you can avoid re-injury and heal your Meniscus at the same time. You'll be surprised at just how quickly you can heal with the right treatment.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help heal soft tissue.
Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery, which is why BFST® treatments are so important. The BFST® Knee Wrap works to actively stimulate healthy, high-quality blood flow through your Meniscus to repair your tissue damage and accelerate the healing process.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their knee as a result of the increase in blood flow. 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. An ideal 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.
Almost as important as blood flow is the reminder of your injury. This is what helps us move with care to prevent further damage and a longer recovery time. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend that you keep wearing your BFST® Knee Wrap between treatments. When your treatment ends, simply unplug the controller and gently tighten the straps around your knee. This will provide your knee with light, comfortable support and protection for your Meniscus.
Dealing With Pain
Meniscus Tears can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers over and over again just to find some relief. NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to treat the injury itself. 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, which is dangerous because when you don't feel the pain, this can cause you to overdo it and make your Meniscus Tear worse. If you do need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. Using painkillers when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers. Use a ColdCure® Knee Wrap from King Brand®. ColdCure® Wraps are much safer and more effective than painkillers. They do a superior job of relieving the pain and swelling that comes with a Meniscus Tear. ColdCure® Wraps also work faster than painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you apply the wrap to your knee.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
When it comes to relieving pain, swelling and inflammation, nothing works like our ColdCure® compression wrap.
ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin or underlying tissue. ColdCure® gel packs pose no threat of cold burns or permanent tissue damage caused by freezing of the skin. This makes them much safer to use than other products that use ice. ColdCure® gel packs are completely safe to use for extended treatment durations, meaning faster relief of pain and swelling. ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap comes with
3 swappable gel packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible, unlike other gel formulas that are mushy and watery. This means the gel holds its form and doesn't flow away from the affected area of your knee. The gel won't move, even under heavy 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 cold therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, for as long as you need the relief.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides your knee with additional support and protection, which helps to prevent re-injury. You can wear it during all of your daily activities and it won't get in the way.
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 let you 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 designed for people who are 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 knee. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
The above application for a Meniscus Tear is only a suggestion. We encourage you to try different applications for Meniscus Tears to find the one that works best for you. Listen to what your knee is telling you. If you have 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 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 tape glues even contain carcinogenic ingredients. At King Brand®, your health and safety are of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
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At King Brand®, we truly care about your recovery. That's why our customers receive the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you several days after your order has been delivered to see how you're getting along with the products and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They can even help you create a personalized 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 treatment advice or guidance.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using the right product at the right time. This is much more effective than just using one product at all times because each product addresses a specific issue. You have ColdCure® to relieve your pain and swelling, BFST® to promote blood flow and accelerate healing, and KB Support Tape for protection and re-injury prevention, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Meniscus Tear.
When to Use the BFST® Wrap
The BFST® Wrap is designed to accelerate healing. Use the BFST® Wrap when you don't have any inflammation or visible swelling, and pain is at a minimum. The most important treatments are first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. The treatment first thing in the morning will act as a "warm-up" for your knee, and the treatment right before bed will help your circulation improve as you sleep.
Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. Try to do a treatment every 4 hours, or before any type of physical activity that puts a strain on your knee (walking, standing for extended periods). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
In order to help your body become accustomed to the increase in blood flow, you may want to start with BFST® treatments that are only
5-10 minutes in length. See how your body responds to the 5-10 minute treatments. If the treatments feel really hot or if you experience an increase in pain and/or swelling during or after the treatments, this means you still have internal inflammation and should go back to using ColdCure®. If your body responds well, you can start doing treatments for the full 20 minutes.
When to Use the ColdCure® Wrap
The ColdCure® is designed to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation. Use the ColdCure® Wrap any time you are experiencing visible swelling and/or significant pain. This could be immediately upon injury or during a flare-up of swelling and/or pain. ColdCure® does an amazing job of relieving pain -- some of our customers have described ColdCure® as "sucking the pain" right out of their body. ColdCure® treatments help to reduce any visible swelling you may see on the surface, as well as the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Do a ColdCure® treatment immediately after any physical activity to help reduce inflammation and prevent re-injury.
Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before following with a BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again.
When to Use KB Support Tape
KB Support Tape is designed to provide tissue with extra support, and also helps prevent re-injury. KB Support Tape can be worn any time -- even during your BFST®* and ColdCure® treatments, but it is most important during physical activity. It provides additional support and protection, working to prevent re-injury.
*While the KB Support Tape can be worn during your BFST® treatments, you will lose a small amount of effectiveness due to the barrier the Tape creates. If you are 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. This means it complies 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. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, because their goods not FDA Registered.
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 levels of EMR energy envelop your knee 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 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 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.
BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. Why? Instead of bringing blood to the surface of your skin like a heating pad, the BFST® Wrap stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath your skin. Bringing blood to the surface of your skin makes it hot to the touch, but it does nothing for the soft tissue down below. BFST® penetrates deep below your skin to promote blood flow in the area of injury. This blood flow helps to create an ideal environment for healing. Heating pads can't do this.
The Energy Web® of the Knee BFST® device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. Both the Wrap and the Energy Web® are specially designed for the shape of the knee. The Wrap shapes the Energy Web® around your knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over your Meniscus. The long, wide Velcro® straps attached to the wrap make it easy to adjust the fit.
Complete the Healing Process
It's important to understand that the healing process takes much longer than most people realize. The pain ends long before your Meniscus is completely healed. In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20-30% healed. That's why it's so important to keep doing BFST® treatments once the pain is gone. This help to ensure complete healing of your Meniscus Tear. Doing regular BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone is extremely beneficial. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity. This will act as a warm-up for your circulatory system and help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. It exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy, specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries like Meniscus Tears. Cold and compression applied to a soft tissue injury immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing the long-term permanent damage that can result 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 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about -4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 0°C for a long time. This is the ideal temperature for cold therapy, because it's cold enough to effectively relieve your pain and swelling, but safe enough to not cause cold burns. Ice and blue gel packs will also start out at -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to 32°F / 0°C, but then their temperature will keep rising quickly, instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 0°C.
While XC Gel® packs are designed to be stored in the freezer, you can store them in the fridge if you find them too cold from the freezer. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's safe and ready to use for treatment.
While most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury, the truth is that ice can be very 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 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. .
XC Gel® packs provide maximum coverage and cooling power. They contain 3x more gel per lb than other packs, for complete coverage of the affected area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than standard gel packs. This means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power, means an overall better treatment.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are specially designed for the shape of the knee. The special U-shaped design allows you to treat both sides of your knee, while targeting either above or below the kneecap at the same time. This ensures that your knee receives an even distribution of cooling power, every time. We don't just use one generic shaped gel pack with all of our ColdCure® Wraps. Each part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too.
Unique XC RigiGel® Formula
Regular 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 a Meniscus 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 knee will receive the cooling power of the entire 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. They can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing either towards or away from your knee, as both sides have the same amazing XC RigiGel® benefits.
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