One Super Important Fact:
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD) is usually caused by a child's rapid growth and repetitive strain associated with sports such as soccer, basketball, football and gymnastics. If you want your child to feel better as quickly as possible, they need to take the time to rest and heal.
Rapid Recovery for Osgood-Schlatter Disease
We know you want your child to heal and feel better as quickly as possible. That's why your child needs to avoid bearing any weight on their injured knee and should rest the knee as much as possible. Your child may want to consider using crutches. This will help prevent further strain. When it comes to treating the pain and swelling associated with Osgood-Schlatter Disease, you need something that provides fast, effective relief. You need something that provides cold and compression. You need the ColdCure® Knee Wrap from King Brand Healthcare®.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you want to get control of your child's Osgood-Schlatter Disease as quickly as possible, here's exactly what you need to do.
Make sure your child wears the ColdCure® Wrap as much as possible. This will work to relieve their pain and swelling and protect their knee from further damage.
In order to avoid re-straining the knee, make sure your child wears KB Support Tape®. They should also try to stay off their injured knee and avoid strenuous activity, like running and jumping, as much as they can.
This will result in much faster relief of your child's Osgood-Schlatter Disease symptoms.
Dealing With Pain
Osgood-Schlatter Disease can be very painful and debilitating, especially for a child. This may cause you to depend on painkillers to relieve their pain and inflammation. While analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain, these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, analgesics and NSAIDs are known blood thinners and typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
It's very important to understand that painkillers will mask your child's pain, making them feel able to push themselves physically when they really shouldn't. It is understandable that they may need to take painkillers from time to time. If your child does take painkillers, limit this to times when they are off their feet. If your child uses painkillers when they're active, this could lead to further strain and a longer recovery time.
The safest and most effective pain reliever is a King Brand® ColdCure® Knee Wrap. The ColdCure® Knee Wrap does an amazing job of relieving the pain and swelling associated with Osgood-Schlatter Disease, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. They also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, your child will feel the cool, soothing relief as soon as they 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 that comes with Osgood-Schlatter Disease, nothing works better than cold and compression, which is exactly what ColdCure® Wraps provide.
ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin and underlying tissue. ColdCure® 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. Our 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.
ColdCure® Knee Wraps come with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique 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 child's Osgood-Schlatter Disease. The gel won't move, 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 have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your child's therapy going. Make sure your child does their ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as they need the relief.
Protect Your Child's Knee Between Treatments
When your child is not doing treatments with the ColdCure® Wrap, or resting, their knee is vulnerable to further strain. You don't want them to further aggravate their already tender knee and make their Osgood-Schlatter Disease symptoms worse. Apply KB Support Tape to your child's knee when they're not doing ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your child's knee with additional support and protection.
Our skin is soft and elastic and can stretch much more than the tissue underneath. By applying KB Support Tape to your child's skin, it becomes a much more rigid surface than before, serving to limit how much their skin can stretch. The Tape makes your child's skin a source of outside support to hold their tissue in place, helping to stabilize the knee.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides your child's knee with lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve their swelling throughout the day. It also prevents further strain by providing support and protection for their knee.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. The 2 inch wide variety is ideal for smaller areas (Foot, Wrist), while the 3 inch wide style is better for larger areas (Shoulder, Knee). This also works for your child's size. Bigger children may prefer the
3 inch wide Tape, while smaller children may prefer the 2 inch wide Tape.
The 2 inch wide tape comes in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. The 3 inch Tape comes in Black & Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow your child to express their personal style.
While the 2 inch wide Tape is available in both Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll, the 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll only.
The Pre-Cut Strips of KB Support Tape are ideal as they're already cut into ready-to-use strips, so your chid 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 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 child's knee. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
We encourage you to try different application methods for your child to find the one that works best for them. Also, remember to trust the pain and use it as a guide. If your child feels the pain in a specific part of their knee, or leg, 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 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.
Options for Smaller Children
Criss-Cross the Knee Wrap Straps
While the Knee Wrap can be applied with the straps applied above and below the knee, they can also be criss-crossed. Criss-crossing the straps helps to tighten the wrap to smaller knees and prevent any bunching that could occur, making the fit as comfortable as possible. The instructions included with the Knee Wrap will give you step-by-step guidance on how to criss-cross the straps.
Use the ColdCure® Elbow Wrap
The Knee Wrap should fit most children and teens who have Osgood-Schlatter Disease, however, if your child is quite petite, the Knee Wrap may be too bulky. If your child is on the smaller side, we recommend they use our Elbow Wrap instead. The Elbow Wrap is a great alternative for children whose knees are too small for the Knee Wrap. The shape of the Elbow Wrap and gels will ensure that the affected area of your child's knee receives complete coverage. Just like with the Knee Wrap, the Elbow Wrap provides superior cooling power and fast, effective relief of pain and swelling.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a ColdCure® Knee medical device and a roll of KB Support Tape were automatically put into your shopping cart. What's in your cart now are the two things you need to stop your child's pain and protect their knee from further damage. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Osgood-Schlatter Disease by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
If your child has discomfort or swelling in the thigh or lower leg as a result of Osgood-Schlatter Disease or the strenuous activities they participate in, you may also want to consider the ColdCure® Leg Wrap. The universal design makes it easy to apply anywhere on your child's leg to provide superior relief from pain and swelling.
Free Treatment Advice & Guidance
Every ColdCure® Wrap purchase comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 4-5 days after your order has been delivered to make sure you received your product(s) and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are knowledgeable when it comes to treating Osgood-Schlatter Disease. They have also been thoroughly trained on ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors truly care about your child's recovery. They can even help you create a treatment plan based on your child's schedule. While one of our helpful Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help. We're here for you through every stage of your child's recovery.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The King Brand® ColdCure® Wrap is an FDA Registered Class I medical device. Cold and compression applied to a knee with Osgood-Schlatter Disease 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. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating conditions like Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
For Smaller Children
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 relieve pain and swelling, but safe enough to not cause cold burns. Ice and blue gel packs will 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. 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 your child finds 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 inflammation, swelling and pain. 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, your child wants 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 the knee. 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. It also means faster relief of your child's pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals a better, more effective treatment.
The ColdCure® Knee gel pack is specially designed for the unique shape of the knee. This ensures that your child's painful knee receives an even distribution of cooling power. All of our gel packs are custom-designed to target a specific body part. Every part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why every one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This means your child is getting the best coverage and treatment possible. This product has 100% been designed to treat Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
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 knee with Osgood-Schlatter, the gel starts to warm up in the affected 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 child's 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. Both sides will give your child all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® formula has to offer! XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards the knee or away from the knee 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 is very important when it comes to material quality and safety. It ensures that our medical devices are made from 100% biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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