One Super Important Fact:
The products below ARE FDA Registered medical devices. These products and treatments ARE intended to prevent and treat Metatarsalgia, and aid in relieving the related symptoms.
Treat the Symptoms of Metatarsalgia
In order to get rid of your Metatarsalgia, you need to determine and treat the cause. This can be difficult as there are many potential causes of Metatarsalgia, including Morton's Neuroma, stress fractures, improper footwear, excess weight, etc. There is no one universal "cure" for Metatarsalgia, as the ideal treatment to get rid of it will depend on the specific cause. However, if you want the best possible treatment for your Metatarsalgia symptoms, look no further than the ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps from King Brand® Healthcare.
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 Metatarsals from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will improve your blood flow circulation.
- Avoid re-straining your Metatarsals as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape will help with this. Trying to rest your foot is hard, but it is very important if you want maximum relief.
Do this and you can relieve the symptoms of your Metatarsalgia - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can relieve your symptoms much more quickly with the right treatment. For an underlying foot injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your foot 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 foot 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® Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you're at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your foot injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help heal soft tissue.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the bottom of your foot while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed foot 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 foot injury to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are extremely pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their foot as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. The effects last for up to 4 hours, which is why we recommend that you space your treatments out over the course of 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 the bottom of your foot from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening your recovery time. People enjoy the support and cushioning BFST® Wraps provide and appreciate that they are healing - people like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
Dealing With Pain
Metatarsalgia 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 treat the actual condition. In fact, analgesics and NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases, but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury itself and 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 strain your Metatarsals. 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. 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®. ColdCure® Wraps do a superior job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Metatarsalgia, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. They also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to start working, you will feel the soothing relief as soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrap on.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with Metatarsalgia, 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. Our gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. This makes them much safer to use than other products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. ColdCure® gel packs are completely safe to use for extended treatment durations, meaning faster relief of pain and swelling. Our ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
Each ColdCure® Wrap comes with swappable gel packs that contain our unique gel formula. Unlike other gels that are mushy and watery, our gel is firm but also flexible. The formula doesn't move around. It stays in place to treat your Metatarsals, 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 packs charging in the freezer to keep your cold therapy going. Do treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need relief.
Protect Your Metatarsals Between Treatments
When you're not using the BFST® or ColdCure® Wraps, your Metatarsals become vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to make your pain and suffering worse. Avoid re-injury by applying KB Support Tape between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your fragile Metatarsals with much needed 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 - It's Armor For Your Injury
Apply KB Support Tape any time you want additional support and protection for your Metatarsals. The Tape also provides ongoing compression throughout the day, so you get swelling relief that's lightweight and comfortable, without restricting movement.
Choose from 2 different styles of KB Support Tape - Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll and 4 colors - Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. There's no function difference between the colors, they just let you express your personal style.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are always ready to use because they've already been cut into strips for you. Simply peel off the backing and apply. 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 ideal for people who are looking for a customizable Tape. You can create a variety of lengths and shapes with the Continuous Roll. The backing even has a handy graph design to help you cut it. 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 Metatarsalgia. You do not need 2 different colors of KB Support Tape in order to achieve this application.
The above application for Metatarsalgia is only an example. We encourage you to try different applications in order to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to trust the pain. If you feel pain in a specific area of your Metatarsals, 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 safer materials 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.
For Smaller Feet
If your foot measures under 8.5 inches from your heel to the ball of your foot (the area on the bottom of your foot between your toes and your arch), you need to use our BFST® and ColdCure® Foot Wraps. They'll cover the entire bottom of your foot, including the Metatarsals.
For Larger Feet
If your foot measures over 8.5 inches from your heel to the ball of your foot (the area on the bottom of your foot between your toes and your arch), you need to use our BFST® and ColdCure® Wrist Wraps. Wrap them around your foot and toes horizontally for complete coverage of the Metatarsals.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
Every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap purchase comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered. This is to ensure you have received your order, find out how your treatments are going, and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They are also knowledgeable when it comes to treating Metatarsalgia. Our Advisors spend all day every day giving people treatment advice and guidance. They truly care about your recovery. While one of our Advisors will follow-up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
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®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Metatarsalgia.
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 flow 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 includes 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 before using BFST® again. This time will allow your 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 Metatarsals. 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 the Tape 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. 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 for the public to buy and use at home.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, extremely safe, low levels of specially controlled EMR energy envelop the affected body part and stimulate 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 come with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as their symptoms decrease. 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 foot may feel quite warm. This is because, at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the less warmth 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 doesn't mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
When it comes to therapeutic benefits, BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to heal your injury by bringing additional blood flow to your damaged tissues, deep below the skin. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal the injury. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Foot and Wrist devices are enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the bottom of your foot to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that allow you to adjust the 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 Metatarsals. The device easily disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move about your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from Metatarsalgia, the pain ends long before your foot is done healing. In fact, the pain usually subsides once your foot has healed less than 20%. The entire healing process is very complex. (You can click here for the full story.) The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your foot is still healing. This means you need to continue doing BFST® treatments to ensure you complete the healing process. You won't need to do a treatment every 4 hours at this point, but there's a huge benefit to doing several treatments per week. You should also do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity you do. This will warm up your circulatory system and help prevent re-injury.
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 a foot with Metatarsalgia 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 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 at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature keeps 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. Not all freezers are the same. 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. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
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.
ColdCure® gel packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for maximum coverage of your Metatarsals. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs also have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard gel packs. This means longer treatment times. It also means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside plus superior cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
The ColdCure® gel pack is inserted inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The gel pack is specifically designed to cover the Metatarsals. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps. Each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specially designed packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack to the Metatarsals to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire painful area. This product has 100% been designed to treat Metatarsalgia.
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 a foot with Metatarsalgia, 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 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 amazing XC RigiGel® has to offer! XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards the bottom of your foot or away from the bottom of your foot since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners worldwide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better-performing option. All King Brand® products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our products and if you are not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund. We know you will love them though because thousands of people already use them and rave about the results.
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King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the ISO 13485, Health Canada, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. ISO 10993 in particular is important when it comes to material safety. This standard ensures that our devices are made from higher quality materials than those used to manufacture most baby products. 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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The KB Basics line of products are consumer goods, not FDA Registered medical devices like our BFST® and ColdCure® products. This is why the KB Basics product prices are lower. Although they're consumer goods, they're still better than regular consumer goods. This is because they're King Brand® quality.