One Super Important Fact:
If you want to get rid of the pain and heal your Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee), you need more than a basic knee band or strap. You need cold compression to bring down the swelling and help with the pain. You also need enhanced blood flow to repair the tissue damage and speed up the healing process. Fortunately, this is exactly what King Brand® ColdCure® and BFST® Wraps provide.
Heal Your Patellar Tendonitis Quickly
Patellar Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse of the Patellar Tendon, resulting in inflammation that can lead to tears in the tendon tissue. While resting the knee will help you avoid further tendon damage, you need a more proactive solution if you want to heal as quickly as possible. King Brand® has the medical devices you need to get results fast.
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 Patellar Tendon 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 can 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 Patellar Tendonitis can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to suffer for endless months in pain. You can heal much faster with the right treatment. For an injured Patellar Tendon, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your Patellar Tendon the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
The BFST® Wrap brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Patellar Tendon 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 minor 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 Patellar Tendonitis 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 your entire knee while you are at rest. This is very important because, while at rest, an unaided and inflamed Patellar Tendon can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is healthy, high-quality blood flow that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for your Patellar Tendon 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. We recommend that you do 3-4 BFST® treatments per day. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 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.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. The reminder is what helps you move with care so you don't overdo it and end up making your injury worse. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery, which is why the BFST® Wrap is designed to be worn even when turned off. When you finish a BFST® treatment you don't need to remove the wrap. Simply unplug the controller from the device and gently tighten the wrap around your knee. This will provide light support and protection for your injury, as well as act as a reminder.
Dealing With Pain
Patellar Tendonitis can be extremely painful and debilitating. NSAIDs and analgesics 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 and analgesics 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 very high risk of tendon rupture.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-injure their Patellar Tendon. While they temporarily relieve pain, in the long run painkillers only make 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.
Avoid the Dangers of Painkillers
The safest and most effective pain reliever is a ColdCure® Knee Wrap from King Brand®. ColdCure® Wraps do a superior job of relieving pain and swelling, without the negative aspects of painkillers. They also work faster. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the cool, soothing relief as soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your knee.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the pain and inflammation that comes with Patellar Tendonitis, nothing works better than cold compression.
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 products that contain 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.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap comes with 3 swappable gel packs that contain our special XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® holds its form and doesn't move around inside the wrap, meaning it always stays in place over your Patellar Tendon. The gel is firm yet flexible, meaning comfortable and consistent treatments. The gel won't migrate to other areas of the pack, 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 therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Knee Between Treatments
When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap, your Patellar Tendon becomes vulnerable to further damage. You don't want to re-injure your already fragile tissue and make your Patellar Tendonitis worse. Wear KB Support Tape all day over the injured area, even during your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide your Patellar Tendon 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 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 (Back, Knee). This also works for your size. Bigger people will prefer the 3 inch wide Tape, while smaller people will prefer the 2 inch wide Tape.
The 2 inch wide Tape comes in 4 different colors: Pink, Blue, Black & Beige. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in Black & Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your 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 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 more customizable Tape. You can cut the Tape into a variety of different shapes and sizes to achieve a completely unique application for your Jumper's Knee. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches or 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
While we found the above application to be effective for Patellar Tendonitis, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for Patellar Tendonitis in order to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to listen to what your body is telling you. Use your 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 Consulting
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free treatment advice and guidance of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you 4 or 5 days after your order has been delivered to see 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're also knowledgeable when it comes to treating Patellar Tendonitis. One of our Advisors can even help you create a treatment plan that's specific to your schedule. They truly care about your recovery. 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 to guide you through every stage of your recovery.
You're Ready To Go
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 Patellar Tendonitis. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Patellar Tendonitis 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 treatment 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 Patellar Tendonitis.
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. Each 20 minute treatment optimizes your blood circulation for an average of 4 hours. For maximum benefit, 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 your knee (running, jumping, 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. Follow with another BFST® treatment
30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment. 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 BFST® or ColdCure® treatment, wear KB Support Tape on your Patella. 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. They are designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance. They comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. The FDA looks out for medical device users by ensuring that manufacturers meet the criteria that they set out. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same because they're 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 the entire knee and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the patellar tendon and surrounding tissue, 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 Patellar Tendonitis heals. 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 patella 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 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 have more therapeutic benefits than heating pads. While heating pads bring blood to the surface of the skin, BFST® stimulates blood flow deep down in the area of injury. This stimulation works to heal your damaged tissues. Bringing blood to the surface only makes your skin hot to the touch. This does nothing to heal the injury below. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is significant.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Knee device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold up and around the complex form of the knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire Patellar Tendon area. The wrap has Velcro® straps attached that allow you to adjust the wrap to fit your knee. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your Patellar Tendon. 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 treatments, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Complete the Healing Process
Keep doing BFST® treatments, even after the 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 Patellar Tendonitis 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 taping your Patella to prevent the risk of re-injury.
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 Patellar Tendonitis 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 gooey 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 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 they will quickly warm up 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 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. Once 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.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other packs, for maximum coverage of your patella. When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard gel packs. This means faster relief of your pain and swelling. It also means you won't have to get up and swap the gel packs as often. More coverage plus more cooling power means an overall colder, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Knee gel packs are specially designed to treat Patellar Tendonitis. All of our gel packs are custom designed for the specific body part you're treating. 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 cold packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack up and around your knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the patella. This product has 100% been designed to treat Patellar Tendonitis.
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 Patellar Tendonitis, 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.
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® formula 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 as 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. ISO 10993 is very important in terms of material quality and safety. It ensures that our products are made from 100% biocompatible materials. In fact, our products are made with materials that are safer than the materials used to make diapers and baby toys. 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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