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.
Meniscus Surgery should really be a last resort.
How to Heal Your Torn Meniscus
You may or may not know what damaged your meniscus in the first place.
Regardless of the cause, once it's injured past a certain point, daily activities can cause reinjury and prolong your condition.
You can be certain though - if you let it heal, you can go back to normal life and not be bothered by it again.
The most important treatment for a torn meniscus is rest.
Your body needs some time to heal.
Stopping everything isn't possible, but lighten up as much as you can to let the underlying condition improve.
You need to accept an unpleasant fact.
Your meniscus is cartilage and it is very slow to heal.
It is living tissue though.
It can heal.
It will heal.
It just takes quite a long time.
Your meniscus heals a tiny bit every day.
The trouble is, we can't stop walking entirely.
So, we do what we can and often, even with that small amount of activity, we reinjure ourselves.
We heal every day and we reinjure ourselves most days.
Healing a meniscus is a long process of healing and reinjury.
To get ahead of the problem you need to make the steps forward, the healing steps, as big as you can.
You also need to make the steps backward, the reinjury, as small as possible.
Rest reduces the reinjury.
But what can you do to stimulate healing?
You can accelerate the healing process by stimulating blood flow.
This is what is happening when Physiotherapists treat you with Ultrasound.
Ultrasound is a diathermic medical device that stimulates blood flow in deep tissue to promote circulation, which in turn promotes healing.
There is an issue though.
The benefits of diathermy treatments only last for around 4 hours.
Most people only go to therapy once or twice per week.
So, one treatment every two or three days is kind of like taking a Tylenol once every few days to treat a migraine.
Once in a while won't solve the problem.
You need regular treatments.
As well, Ultrasound requires a technician to treat you - you can't get one yourself to do it at home.
There is a diathermic product you can get to use at home though.
King Brand 'BFST' stands for 'Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy'.
BFST devices are diathermic medical devices that promote blood flow.
Even better, you can buy one yourself and use at home or wherever you are.
This way, you can give yourself diathermic treatments several times each day, maximizing the benefits of this type of medical treatment.
Diathermy 4 times per day, every day, will help you heal as fast as you can.
Your meniscus is isolated in a part of your knee called a 'synovial cavity'.
That's a space where blood doesn't actually travel to because the knee joint is such a harsh environment.
So your body makes a blood substitute called 'synovial fluid' to do the work of blood.
Synovial fluid actually has a lot of extra roles to help keep your knee healthy too.
(It's worth learning about it if you want to follow this link about Meniscus anatomy, and knee health)
Blood flow is key to both the production of synovial fluid and in keeping it nourished and removing waste.
So yes, blood flow is critically important to the recovery of your knee.
With maximum blood flow you maximize the production of synovial fluid and the effectiveness of it within your knee.
Blood flow is essential to meniscus healing.
Rest is critical to reducing reinjury of your meniscus and minimizing the steps backward in the recovery process.
BFST will accelerate healing and make your steps forward in recovery as large as possible.
Healing quickly from a meniscus injury is all about maximizing the steps forward and minimizing the steps backward.
With a focus on rest and regular Knee BFST healing treatments, you have the best tools available for finally healing your torn meniscus.
Finally and completely.
To minimize pain and swelling, complete a cold compression treatment any time your pain level increases, or if you have been active.
A ColdCure® Knee Wrap provides superior relief of the swelling and pain that comes with Meniscus Injuries.
ColdCure® Knee Wraps use cold and compression together, because cold and compression are the two things you need to eliminate pain and swelling as quickly and effectively as possible.
The application of cold compression must be uniform and complete if it's going to work the best.
The cold will suck out your pain instantly.
The compression will reduce swelling and gently squeeze the synovial fluid back into the middle of the joint where it will protect and heal the meniscus.
This is why the ColdCure® Knee Wrap has been custom designed to perfectly fit the front and sides of the knee, to ensure that your injury receives an even distribution of pressure and cooling power.
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 Meniscus injury worse.
Apply KB Support Tape between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments to provide your Meniscus with additional support and protection.
You see most professional athletes taped up all the time.
Its because they are injured.
But they can't stop doing their thing, so they tape when they are active to try to keep the damage to a minimum.
Generally speaking, tight bands around your joints are a bad idea.
When you wear tight bands they squeeze the area more than they give it support.
That squeezing during activity can cause extra rubbing and strain on your ligaments and tendons, likely leading to more injuries over time.
Athletes tape because tape gives support from the skin side without squeezing the joint and putting you at further risk.
So keep your activity to a minimum while you're on the mend, and tape when you have to be active.
In time you will be able to increase your activity level, gradually, as you put your issues behind you for good.
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
Wear a ColdCure® Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and swelling and protect your Meniscus from further damage.
Avoid re-straining the injury as much as possible. KB Support Tape® will help with this. Giving your knee a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of Meniscus healing.
Do this and your Meniscus injury can truly heal - finally.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice of 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're not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund.
We know you will love them though because hundreds of thousands of people already use them and rave about the results.
The King Brand® products shown are FDA Registered medical devices.
That is not all.
They have also been registered with Health Canada which means they received twice as much review.
FDA and Health Canada Registration does not mean that we filled out a form to become Registered.
Our medical claims are significant, and because of these claims the various agencies have looked deep into our technology.
We have submitted to FDA our proprietary research and technology to back up the claims that we make.
King Brand has participated in far more than a basic registration process.
All the agencies have come to our facilities for week-long inspections to ensure that the end user is always receiving the safest, most effective medical devices we can offer.
With two different countries of regulators this means our products have twice the oversight, ensuring exceptional quality and performance.
It is not required by the government agencies, but we are also ISO-13485 compliant and registered.
This enforces medical standards that are established by the International Standards Organization for global manufacturers of medical devices.
This means more on-site, week long, audits every year, ensuring our quality and products meet strict international standards.
Beyond what is required by any regulator, we use only the safest materials in our products.
ISO-10993 regulation ensures that our products are made from higher quality materials than most baby products, including diapers.
This is the highest bio-compatibility safety standard in the world.
This is the highest hospital grade - think Intensive Care and Operating Rooms.
Our materials go through ISO-10993 testing to ensure they are safe for you.
No consumer products are produced to this high standard.
King Brand products are, in fact, hospital grade through and through.
IEC-60601 is the International Standard for Medical Device safety from an electrical standpoint.
In spite of the BFST® being an electrical device, BFST® can be used in hospital emergency rooms and operating rooms without affecting other equipment.
You can use any medical device with a BFST® and neither device will know the other one is there.
This is a very tough standard to meet, but we do it and you benefit.
King Brand products meet over 20 different safety and quality standards that are not required even for medical devices and FDA registration.
If we think there is anything that can be done to make our products safer and more effective, we have done it.
That is the approach to everything we do and that is why our company and products are so highly regarded.
The King Brand Recovery Packs listed below include everything you need to heal as quickly as possible from your Meniscus Tear.
As an added bonus, the Recovery Packs include a big discount that's been built into the package price compared to buying the items individually.
Three Piece Recovery Pack - Save BIG on the Essentials
The Three Piece Recovery Package deal has been created to include the three essential items that you need to heal your torn meniscus.
Use the BFST® Knee Wrap to stimulate blood flow and provide nutrient rich oxygenated blood flow throughout your knee.
Use the ColdCure® Knee Wrap for superior cold compression to relieve even the most stubborn pain.
The compression also gently squeezes the synovial fluid out of the bursa and back into the synovial cavity where it belongs.
Pushing the synovial fluid back into the knee contributes further to helping the underlying condition heal.
Use the KB Tape® to protect your knee from further injury during times of activity.
KB Tape® does this without risking further damage like happens with compression bands.
The Three Piece Recovery Pack includes one Knee BFST®, one Knee ColdCure® and one roll of KB Support Tape™.
These are the three most important tools for your injured knee.
They work together to heal you, protect you, and reduce the pain.
The Four Piece Recovery Pack is designed for people who are always on the go, and want the convenience of treatments anywhere and at any time.
This bundle includes everything mentioned in our Three Piece Recovery Pack, and also includes our BFST®Battery Pack.
With the BFST® Battery Pack, you don't need an outlet.
You can take your treatments in the car, on the plane, or wherever your day takes you.
With a full charge on your BFST® Battery Pack, you will have more than enough power to complete all of your treatments for 2 or 3 days between charges.
If you want to just stick with the most essential piece, the BFST® Knee Wrap is your best choice.
This treatment wrap is used to treat both the front and sides of the knee at the same time.
It doesn't matter where your injury is, the BFST® will bring blood flow through your entire knee.
This Class II medical device actively stimulates healing through your entire knee to get you on the mend ASAP!
As is, this device plugs into a wall outlet for 20 minute sessions of comfortable soothing Blood Flow Stimulation.
To Stimulate Healing for a quick recovery, it is really all you need.
Treat yourself in the morning and at night and before any strenuous activity and your healing process will happen as fast as possible.
If your biggest issue is the pain, then you definitely want the ColdCure® wrap.
The ColdCure® Knee Wrap comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula.
This isn't that 'blue goo' that you get from the drug store, no way.
This is super gel.
It holds tons more cold and stays cold much longer.
Its ice that bends like rubber.
The elasticized wrap holds the cold firmly in place against your injury sucking away the pain while it gently reduces swelling.
If pain is your #1 concern, this is your #1 solution.
With extra gel packs included you can treat the pain over and over again, never running out of ice.
Too busy to be injured?
Have to keep going?
You want support, and you don't want to sacrifice your range of motion.
Then KB Support Tape is your "must have".
Constant re-injury is often the biggest reason your knee doesn't heal.
It heals when at rest but when you get back to your daily routine, the injury gets worse.
Athletes are always taped up.
That's to prevent against re-injury while they are active.
And KB Support Tape™ is the best for that purpose.
Taping is very under-appreciated and very effective.
If you have to keep moving, you have to tape.
The color is purely your sense of style.
Our Pre-Cut Strips are super convenient, but the Continuous Roll gives you more control over how you tape your knee, and you get the most use out of a single roll.
Each order comes with one roll of KB Support Tape™ that is 16 feet long.
This Rechargeable Battery Pack is designed to make your BFST® Wrap completely mobile.
It attaches anywhere on your wrap and lasts for a minimum of 10-20 treatments, depending on what level you're on.
This means you can do your treatments wherever you go!
You can do treatments in the car, at work, or while you're doing chores around the house, all without being plugged in.
Use it wherever the day takes you.
The Battery Pack is easily charged using your BFST® power supply.
The indicator lights on the Battery let you know when it needs to be charged again.
It takes approximately 4 hours to achieve a full charge when the Battery is at 0%.
The Battery Pack makes it so much simpler to get in your 3-4 BFST® treatments per day, because you don't have to wait around while you're plugged into an outlet anymore.
*The Rechargeable Battery Pack is specifically designed to work with your BFST® Knee Wrap.
Your BFST® Wrap comes with the components you need for treatments and to charge the Battery.
Are Other Parts Starting to Ache? - Our Vibe Massagers Relieve Stiff Muscle Pain
Meniscus Injuries often leads to other parts of your body aching as you attempt to compensate for your sore knee.
King Brand Vibe massagers are professional grade units that can unknot tense tissue and free you from the pain and stiffness.
There's no doubt you know the pain of muscle tension.
Lots of people feel it in their feet, their hips, and even their back.
Muscle pain can ruin your day and it can ruin your sleep.
If you haven't used a professional massager before, it's time you try one.
You'll love it.
20 minutes of targeted massage on any part of your body leaves you feeling so relaxed. You can really feel the difference.
Long after your injury is forgotten you'll still be using your massager. It will become your new best friend.
The Vibe Mini Max here is our most powerful and effective hand held massager.
It gives excellent results at an affordable price.
The Accessory Strap can provide a more customized fit for the BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps.
The strap provides up to 11+ inches of extension so you can use as much or as little extension as you need.
The BFST® and ColdCure® Knee Wraps extend 26 inches around your knee.
We all come in different shapes and sizes and this Accessory Strap will allow you to increase the size of your Wrap to a maximum of 37 inches achieve the best possible fit and treatment.
Just attach one end of the Accessory Strap to the side of the wrap that has the Velcro patch, and wrap it around until it meets the BFST® or ColdCure® Wrap on the other side.
Adjust to your desired fit.
When to do Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists and doctors recommend stretching and strengthening exercises because it helps to promote blood flow through your injured knee.
Remember, it's the motion in our knee that causes the synovial fluid to circulate.
When we are injured though, we need to reduce our activity, and that leads to a weakening of the muscles called Atrophy.
In the early days of recovery, it is only the motion that we need to pump the joint.
We don't need to bear a lot of weight on the knee.
Really, as long as you don't feel pain, whatever activity you are doing is probably okay.
So in the early days of recovering, the early days of PT, the key is motion, not exercise.
Physiotherapy is also intended to help strengthen the surrounding muscles to rebuild that lost muscle once you are on the mend.
But, it can be harmful if heavy stretching and exercises are started too early.
Your injury first needs to stabilize, and in order to stabilize the injury you need to rest.
If you still have significant injury, any physio you do should start off very light.
Our advice is, don't start Physical Therapy until your condition has stabilized.
When you start, if you feel pain during or after PT, speak up!
Your clinician can't feel what you feel, so it is very important to advocate for yourself during physio.
Let them know how it feels at each stage so they can use that as a guide to treat you properly.
PT is not supposed to hurt and if it does you may be re-injuring your knee.
Never drive through the pain.
If your physio recommends you work through the pain you should consider a different therapist.
When you rest, your blood flow slows down which doesn't help your injury heal.
This is why BFST® is so important to start early on in your recovery.
The BFST® will increase blood flow when you can't exercise and stretch aggressively.
This enables exchange of nutrients and waste with the synovial fluid - to promote the healing process.
So, with BFST, you can have increased circulation for hours even though your actual motion of your joint is quite light and that is invaluable to your knee.
BFST stimulation also helps prevent reinjury when you become more active.
Giving your knee BFST before any activity triggers the knee as though there is significant exercise going on.
Think of it as a warm-up lap for your knee before you actually start the exercise.
That warm-up is invaluable in preventing reinjury, particularly if you were fairly immobile before hand.
Start BFST early. The earlier the better!
Use the BFST® to warm up your knee before PT and before any other heavy activity.
This will help prevent further injury as a result of the PT activity.
At the beginning of your injury, even before the injury has had a chance to stabilize and long before you start physio, the ColdCure® Wraps will help keep the pain and swelling under control.
Cold compression is highly recommended to stabilize a fresh injury.
And when you are active, invariably, you're going to aggravate your condition to some degree.
If you're vary active, you may aggravate it a lot!
After any activity where you may have aggravated your injury, use cold compression to minimize the negative impact and stabilize your knee.
Always use your ColdCure® wrap after any heavy activity and after PT.
The KB Support Tape™ should be applied every morning and worn all day long to help prevent re-injury, including to PT.
It protects you when you move.
KB Tape is armor for your injury.
For many people, King Brand® products, used in the comfort of your own home, are all that is required without having to attend and pay for Physical Therapy appointments.
Because you don't have to move to use them, the King Brand BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps can be started any time in your recovery process.
I had really good results with the BFST for the knee.
I had a torn meniscus and I used the products and didn't need surgery.
It was miraculous.
With the knee, the doctors said I'd need the meniscus surgery, because I wouldn't get enough blood flow to the area.
But, between the BFST and Biking, it cured it.
I could hardly walk before.
Thank you so much.
Phyllis from FloridaBFST Knee May 03, 2023
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® stimulates blood flow to your knee while you are at rest.
This is very important because while at rest, an immobile and inflamed knee can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow.
It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process.
Adequate blood flow is required to feed the synovial fluid and in turn, for the Meniscus tissue 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.
BFST® treatments feel great.
People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their knee as the BFST® starts the blood flowing.
The effects of each 20 minute treatment last for up to 4 hours.
There is minimal additional benefit to treatments past 20 minutes.
Spreading the treatments out over the course of the day is much more effective than doing back-to-back treatments.
For best results, spread 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.
For best results, the BFST is designed to be used over exposed skin.
Using it through clothing will reduce the transmitted energy somewhat although a treatment through light clothing is much better than no treatment at all.
You do not need to put it tight on your skin either.
Simply wrap it around your knee gently.
If there are gaps between the wrap and your skin, the energy easily passes right through the space and goes deep into your knee.
What Does the BFST Feel Like?
The BFST treatments are very comfortable and soothing.
The BFST® uses Electromagnetic Energy to stimulate blood flowunderneath the surface of the skin.
It is warm, but not hot.
It does not vibrate like a massager. (You shouldn't use a massager on soft tissue injuries)
It does not cause your muscles to tense in jolts like with a TENS machine. (TENS machines are very bad for soft tissue injuries)
The BFST® isn't supposed to do either of those things.
Rather, it is soothing and sometimes gives you a gentle tingling sensation in the treatment area.
BFST treatments are very pleasant and enjoyable.
Don't be confused, while the treatments feel gentle, they are still very powerful.
Think about an X-RAY or an MRI.
Even though you don't feel the energy during those procedures, a lot of energy is definitely going deep into your body.
If you put your ear close to the BFST when it is on, you can actually hear it going through the cycles.
It's not loud, but you can hear it if you listen.
It isn't just delivering one energy level at one frequency.
Just like an MRI machine, the BFST buzzes and hums and gets louder and more quiet as it goes through the treatment cycle.
It sounds just like a mini-MRI machine.
Over the 20 minute treatment period it goes through a treatment cycle to deliver the most energy in the most effective way.
It is designed to help give you the fastest healing time possible, in the comfort of your home.
During each BFST® treatment you will only feel a mild warming sensation.
If it feels hot you are using it on too high of a setting.
Over time, after several treatment sessions, the treatments will feel like they are getting less and less warm.
This is your body responding to the BFST® treatments by increasing your subdermal blood flow.
The more BFST treatments you do, the less warmth you're going to feel.
This is a good sign.
Your tissue is becoming healthier.
Your body is getting stronger.
This means that your circulation through your injury is improving, and your injury is improving.
When the feeling of warmth during a treatment is almost all gone, this is the signal that it is time to move up to the next level.
People usually move up to the second level after a few weeks of treatment.
You're a great company.
This kept me from having to have orthoscopic surgery.
Doctors like to give you two or three of those, and then they tell you, "you have bone on bone and we better go ahead and give you a new knee".
Those doctors did some strange things to my poor leg.
And they made me walk forever to get some x-rays.
I didn't even go to the first orthoscopic surgery.
I thought, let's see if we can do this naturally.
So I started looking online and found King Brand.
Using it (BFST) three times a day, I didn't have surgery.
I have no pain now, and my meniscus grew back!
And I sing the praises of this company to everybody who tells me they're in pain.
If you have questions, the awesome people at King Brand are there to answer them.
It's like calling customer service in the United States in the 60s or 70s.
Thank you so much for being so helpful.
Lauren from CaliforniaBFST KneeMay 03, 2023
Dealing With Pain:
Dealing With Pain - Consult with us for Free!
Meniscus Injuries can be so painful and debilitating that it causes us to rely heavily on pain killers.
But honestly, pain killers are not your friend.
It is understandable that you are looking for the relief from pain.
Remember, though, the pain is there to stop us from hurting the area further.
The pain is your body saying please stop doing that!
While pain killers are a welcome relief, they can be dangerous to take when you're active.
Pain killers can completely block the pain signal, making you unaware of any further damage you could be doing to your knee.
Pain killers should be restricted to times of rest.
When it comes to pain killers, some products are much more effective than others.
Some can actually help your injury when used correctly and others will only make it worse.
According to the National Institute of Health, our own government body tells us that Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers (>100,000/year) and accounts for more than 56,000 emergency room visits.
And acetaminophen (Tylenol) won't help you get better one bit.
It only puts you at risk of more injury.
If you want help choosing the right pain killer and want advice on how to use it more safely and correctly, give us a call at 1-844-672-9440.
We will give you excellent guidance.
No purchase necessary.
To maximize healing and minimize pain and swelling, complete a BFST® treatment right before bed.
We can give you advice on medication you can take to reduce the pain and help you heal while you sleep.
The BFST® treatment will work towards healing while you sleep, and the medication will work to relieve the pain and inflammation so that you can experience restful sleep.
During the day, ColdCure® treatments are the best choice to continue to reduce inflammation while you are active.
Our medical grade injury tape, KB Support Tape, is excellent for reducing reinjury and pain when you need to be active as well.
If you're in pain, give us a call now for free advice 1-844-672-9440.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with a Meniscus 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 a Meniscus injury.
While King Brand® makes ColdCure® devices for all parts of the body, there's no better version than the ColdCure® Meniscus Wrap.
Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your knee and body.
You can walk with it on and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
ColdCure® Knee Wraps are made entirely of very stretchy material.
They wrap around your knee comfortably and apply a very gentle pressure over your entire knee area.
The wrap comes 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 Meniscus.
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 therapy going.
Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tapeprovides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day.
It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different styles: Pre-Cut Strips and a Continuous Roll.
These styles also come in 3 different colors: 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 fast, easy, and convenient.
Since they're already cut into ready-to-use strips, you can just apply and go!
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 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 injury.
Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 2 inches wide and 16 feet long.
Taping for a meniscus injury can vary widely.
Don't look on the internet for how to tape and follow that direction blindly.
There are so many ways shown, because no two injuries are the same.
It depends on where your underlying injury is.
Tape where you are feeling the most pain.
The KB Support Tape® should be applied in a T or X formation.
Where the two pieces of tape intersect is centered over the injury.
Usually, you put one strip in the direction of your leg and one strip across it.
Having the tape overlap overtop of the injured area, where you feel the most pain, will help provide you with the most support.
When you are applying your tape, the ends of the tape should be applied with 0% stretch.
This is called your anchor.
The anchor allows you to the security to know that your tape will stay in place for as long as you need it.
When applying your tape, you should apply roughly 50% stretch.
This will help provide the gentle support that you need.
Taping is a bit of a learning process.
The first couple tries might be frustrating but you will get much better at it over time.
As you go through your recovery, you will continue to modify your taping method to ensure that you are always covering your points of pain.
The BEST Experience Ever
Before they get injured, most people have never heard of King Brand.
There was no need.
Our purpose is highly specialized.
But after they've experienced King Brand, our customers never forget us.
At King Brand, we want you to have the best experience possible.
We want you to get better.
We want to teach you how to use our products, and how to get the best results.
Our team of Treatment Advisors spend countless hours being trained on how to support our customers as best as they can.
They are endlessly learning how to treat specific injuries and how each of our products work.
And that's all they do.
All day long they guide people on how to treat soft tissue injuries exactly like yours.
15 years since our beginning. And every year we've continued to improve our products.
We constantly improve them to make them more and more effective.
We have invested heavily into our technology and that's why the products work so well.
We now have thousands of 5 star reviews from very happy customers.
We have shipped over 500,000 products to over 300,000 injured customers.
Many of them have received our personal coaching on how to get the best results.
We reach out to all of our customers after their products are delivered to offer our support and knowledge.
Our Treatment Advisors aren't sales staff.
They have no expectation to sell our products.
There are no commissions.
Their job is to help you get better.
Our Treatment Advisors will only help educate you on how to get the best results using our products.
They will honestly let you know if our products aren't able to assist you with your healing.
The products work incredibly well.
The Treatment Advisors are here to support you.
People who've used King Brand products before, always come back to us if they have another injury.
They search for us by name because they remember how well we helped with their last injury.
We have many, many customers who were so happy with their experience that they come back over and over again to buy products for family and friends.
People recommend King Brand and that's the best testimony of all.
And you have a money back guarantee. We will help you get better.
Ten years ago I had a Baker's cyst they had to drain.
I had a tear in my meniscus, and my orthopedic doctor recommended King Brand.
I used it three times a day.
Recently, I recommended this to a friend of mine who has a little tear in the meniscus.
When she was here the other day we put the BFST on her and she felt so much better when she was done.
My friend was so impressed!
I'm sure she's going to order it.
I highly recommend your product.
It's such a good device.
Geraldine from New YorkColdCure Knee | BFST KneeJune 10, 2023
BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
BFST® for Rapid Healing
ColdCure® for Pain & Swelling
KB Tape to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means using ColdCure® and BFST® in combination by alternating treatments, as well as using KB Support Tape.
Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just ColdCure® or just BFST®.
This is because you're getting both 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.
The combination results in the absolute best treatment for your Meniscus Injury.
Step 1: Reduce Swelling and Inflammation
A very important part of treating your Meniscus Injury is to use the ColdCure® Wrap.
This will help 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.
You can use it several times a day.
Use it anytime you want pain relief and after any significant exercise of your knee even if it doesn't hurt afterward.
You should rely more heavily on ColdCure® treatments immediately after exercise because the inflammation will continue to re-develop when you are active.
Being aggressive with back to back cold treatments after exercise will give your body a chance to get ahead of the inflammation, and prepare your knee for the blood flow that's needed to help heal quickly.
Step 2: Heal Your Injury
Introduce your BFST® treatments at your less active times of day and before significant exercise.
Keep your swelling and inflammation under control with ColdCure® but do not use ColdCure® and BFST® close together.
Use BFST® in the morning, before bed, and after longer periods of resting your injury. When doing your treatments, you should only feel a slight warming sensation.
At any time if it feels HOT or uncomfortable, discontinue use as you still have too much inflammation and swelling to complete a treatment.
Each BFST® Treatment will last only 20 minutes, but the increase in blood flow will last up to four hours.
Ideally your treatments should be spaced out throughout the day, so you can promote good blood flow all day long.
If you can't do 3-4 treatments a day, your two most important treatments are first thing in the morning, and right before you go to bed.
This will ensure that you have a great start to your day and you can rest well at night.
If you are planning on being active throughout the day, complete a BFST® treatment before any type of physical activity.
It can be as simple as mopping the floor.
Always assess how you are feeling after your activity, as there's a chance you may need to apply your ColdCure® to treat any new inflammation generated during your activities.
The goal with your BFST® Treatments is not to increase on the levels as quickly as possible, but to condition your circulatory system to allow for the much needed increased blood flow.
Staying on the lowest level to where you feel any warmth - remember it's just a slight warmth - will be the most effective way to start healing your Meniscus Injury.
When can you move up to the next level? You can move up in levels when you feel barely any warmth from the wrap at all.
This means that you've successfully conditioned your circulation and you're ready to move up.
Some people can move up in a few weeks, some people it takes a lot longer.
It just depends on how well your body adjusts to the increase in blood flow.
Step 3: Treat Flare-Ups - Timing is Important
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.
Remember, staying on top of your inflammation will allow you to complete more BFST® treatments throughout the day.
Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before doing another BFST® treatment.
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, unless you notice an increase in pain during your BFST® Treatment.
ColdCure® treatments will slow down the blood flow, which isn't ideal, but sometimes necessary to relieve the swelling and inflammation generated.
The BFST® will increase your blood flow which is important for faster healing.
Step 4: Use KB Support Tape™
KB Support Tape™ is very important to help with your injury recovery.
As you move throughout the day, your skin and your tendons move with you.
Using the KB Support Tape™over your injury will make your skin less flexible - therefore protecting your injury - without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape™ can be used at the same time as your BFST® and ColdCure® Treatments without any issues.
Try to have your first BFST® treatment of the day without the KB Support Tape™ applied.
After your BFST® treatment has been completed, then apply the tape. Removing the tape before the last BFST® treatment of the day will provide the best results.
Step 5: Complete The Healing Process
When you're recovering from Meniscus Injuries, the pain ends long before you've finished healing.
In fact, the pain is usually gone once your tissue is about 20-30% healed.
The entire healing process is very complex, and takes much longer than most people realize.
(You can click here for the full story on tissue healing).
The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your Meniscus Injury is still healing.
This means you need to keep 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.
This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue to use KB Support Tape to help protect the knee from re-injury.
It does work, its helping my knee immensely.
I'm using the BFST the first thing in the morning, around noon , and then in the evening.
Its really helping my knee.
It works so well, I even brought this up to my Physical Therapist who has been working with me.
Mark from MinnesotaBFST Knee | ColdCure Knee May 02, 2023
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 the highest safety standards in the industry.
This is to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments.
BFST® Wraps comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards.
The FDA holds manufacturers of medical grade products like the BFST® Wrap accountable, unlike manufacturers of lower quality, non-FDA Registered consumer goods.
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 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 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 Meniscus heals.
Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process.
You need to condition the body first.
During your first treatments on Level 1, your Meniscus 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.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Knee Wrap is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap.
The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to conform to the shape of your knee, ensuring there is an even distribution of energy over your Meniscus.
The wrap is easily adjustable using the attached Velcro® straps. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed.
The straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for your Meniscus.
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.
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.
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 use at home or on-the-go.
Cold and compression applied to an injured Meniscus 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.
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 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 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 ice can 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 3x more gel per lb than other packs, for maximum coverage of the Meniscus area.
When stored in the freezer, our XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power 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 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 enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap.
It molds around your entire knee to ensure that your injured Meniscus 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 you're getting the best coverage and treatment for your Meniscus possible.
This product has 100% been designed to treat Meniscus injuries.
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.
Both sides will give you all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® formula 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.
Track Your Symptoms and Treatments
As you go through your recovery, it's hard to tell exactly how much progress you're making.
If you want to find out how well you are recovering from your Meniscus Injury, you can now track your Symptoms and Treatments using our Symptom Tracker.
This easy to use tool provides a method for you to log lots of information about what you're experiencing, how you are managing your condition, and how your life is impacting your condition.
Our specialists can review the information and provide you valuable feedback on a routine to minimize re-injury and shorten your recovery time.
Think about all the times you've wished you had asked your doctor or therapist about something you forgot to mention.
When you see them, they rush you and you're back out the door quickly and you're kicking yourself for not getting your questions answered.
Have questions? At any time, you can request a King Brand Trained Treatment Advisor to reach out to you to answer any questions you might have about your treatments, recovery, symptoms and much more.
You can record all the notes and information you want in symptom tracker so the specialist always has all the information possible to give you the best advice.
This is much better care than you get with the usual medical network.
All this is free as a King Brand customer.
Note from KB WebMaster - The text below is primarily intended to assist with Google properly classifying this page content. To learn more about our products please visit our website. A menicus injury may be a meniscus tear. Meniscus injuries plague many people. A bad meniscus injury causes knee pain. There are many symptoms of knee pain caused by meniscus injuries. Treatment for a meniscus injury will cause your knee pain to improve and your meniscus injury to heal. There's no doubt that to heal meniscus injuries quickly you need BFST treatments. Coldcure will help with knee pain. You can cure knee pain and a meniscus injury with BFST and coldcure technology. So, if you want to heal your injured meniscus quickly, you need BFST. If you want to treat knee pain you need coldcure. Meniscus injury symptoms are knee pain and swelling. A sore knee can be helped with knee exercises although knee exercises won't cure all meniscus injuries. Some meniscus injuries require surgery. This heals the injured meniscus but the pain in your knee after surgery can be severe. The best meniscus injury treatment is BFST. The best knee pain treatment is coldcure. These wraps are incredible. They feel comfortable. They work.