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Piriformis Syndrome
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Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

Professional Treatment of the Root Cause

You don't have to suffer. You don't have to wait.

  • You can reduce the pain and swelling.
  • You can heal quickly.

You simply need the right treatment.

One Super Important Fact:

One Super Important Fact

Piriformis Syndrome is cased by the deterioration or damage of the piriformis muscle. When you heal the damaged muscle, you are treating the root cause of the problem.

Rapid Recovery for Piriformis Muscles

Piriformis Syndrome often causes severely reduced motion, tingling, numbness, and pain. You may have difficulty climbing stairs, crouching down low, walking or even standing. We know you want to get rid of the pain and regain the full movement of your body. And we know that you want to do this as quickly and completely as possible. BFST® and ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps are home medical devices designed to heal this type of injury. If you heal the underlying muscle - if you fix the root cause - the problem will be gone for good!

The Ultimate Solution:

If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.

  • Wear a ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and reduce the inflammation.
  • Use the BFST® Back/Hip Wrap first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help the muscle heal.
  • Wear KB Support Tape during any physical activity to help protect and support your Piriformis Muscle and surrounding tissue.

Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing

You can heal your piriformis muscle and regain your mobility. All you need is the right treatment. You need to rest your injury and stimulate healthy blood flow. You need Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®).

BFST® Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your back and hip. This increase in blood flow works to actively heal your damaged tissues. Blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injured piriformis at rest often has very restricted blood flow. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also lead to re-injury and a lengthened recovery time. BFST® Wraps are the ideal solution. They're designed to speed up the healing process while you're at rest. This means you can receive the additional blood flow you need to heal and avoid re-injury at the same time.

Dealing With Pain

Treatment Without Drugs

Piriformis Syndrome is often extremely painful and debilitating, causing us to reach for painkillers as a quick fix. The reality is that analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen 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. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are sometimes used to address the symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome but they don't treat the condition itself and can put you at a very high risk of further injury.

ColdCure® Hip Wraps Suck the Pain Away Quickly!

Fast Response Time

Avoid the dangers of painkillers. King Brand ColdCure® Wraps are much safer and more effective than painkillers. They work faster. As soon as you put the ColdCure® Wrap on, you will feel the cool, soothing relief. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes before they start working. ColdCure® is specially designed for the hip, so it does an incredible job of targeting the area to deliver instant pain relief. There are no dangerous drugs, you can use them as much as you like, they are completely safe, they reduce swelling (which is what triggers your pain), they are very powerful - more powerful than pain killers. They simply work great!

Limit Painkillers to Times of Rest

Painkillers mask the pain, making it easy to re-injure yourself. Without fail pain killers cause people to overstress and further aggravate their Piriformis Muscle, making their Piriformis Syndrome worse. Yes, sometimes we need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting like when you go to bed at night. Using painkillers when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage. If you are starting your day with pills for the pain you are likely to make your condition worse through the day. Respect the pain. It is there to warn you. It is there to guide you.

I am telling you, that BFST works so well! I'm 64, I've never had many injuries. Nothing would help the piriformis syndrome for six month, maybe even more. I thought my life was over I'd be an old man. Yesterday I walked a mile and a half, I rode bike for two and a half miles, and went swimming. It is a miracle little thing.

Michael from FloridaBFST Back | ColdCure Back | Roll Wide TapeNov 06, 2022

The Treatment Process

Start with the ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap to relieve the pain and reduce any swelling and inflammation. It is an elasticized wrap with special reusable ice packs that you chill in the freezer and swap out as you need. It was specially designed for the hip so it fits perfectly and works even better. Use the ColdCure® Wrap as long as you like and as often as you like for as long as it is needed. Anytime you feel the pain, suck that pain right out of your body with a ColdCure® treatment.

Back Wraps

The BFST® Back/Hip Wrap is a special medical device that you wrap around your hip, plug into the wall and relax for about 20 minutes while it goes through the treatment cycle. The BFST® Wrap will promote blood flow to the injured area, deep below the skin, to help heal the underlying problem. It is absolutely painless. Other than you might hear a slight buzzing or humming from the device, there is no shocking or twitching or anything uncomfortable. You turn it on and it just does it's thing. It actually feels quite soothing. You might feel a little bit of tingling as the blood flow is stimulated but it feels good. The unit warms up a little bit over the treatment area too which some people also like. Most importantly you will give yourself 1 treatment first thing in the morning before you start your day. That's a must! You will also want to give yourself one treatment before bed. If you can space out one or 2 more treatments through your day, that's great. The beneficial effects of each treatment last for about 4 hours so 4 treatments spread through the day is ideal. More than that doesn't really add much so there's no need to get carried away!

Every day you should give yourself BFST treatments. This will help the underlying muscle heal. You will likely feel improvement by the end of the first week. Most people continue for several weeks to really fix the problem. Remember, when the pain is gone, you're getting better but you're not yet healed! Even when you feel better, please continue treatments for several more weeks to continue to help heal the underly problem. If you stop too soon, you are likely just to have the problem return. Many people keep giving themselves the morning treatment every day for years after the problem is gone because it just makes them feel better and it prevents the problem from returning. Whenever you feel pain though and want relief, grab your ColdCure and get feeling better right away :)

You're Ready To Go - Pick Your Package

Recovery Packages

The King Brand Recovery Packs listed below include everything you need to heal as quickly as possible from your Piriformis Syndrome. As an added bonus, the Recovery Packs include a discount that's been built into the package price.

Three Piece Recovery Pack - Save BIG on the Essentials

The Three Piece Recovery Package deal includes the Back BFST®, Back ColdCure® and KB Support Tape.

    This bundle helps to:

  • reduce pain and swelling with the ColdCure® Back Wrap.
  • provide a faster healing time with the BFST® Back Wrap.
  • provide protection for your Hip using the KB Support Tape

  • These are the three most important tools for your Piriformis Syndrome. They work together to heal you, protect you, and reduce the pain.

    Four Piece "On The Go" Pack - The Biggest Savings Including Battery

    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.

    Optional Items

    Are Other Parts Starting to Ache? - Our Vibe Massagers Relieve Stiff Muscle Pain

    Vibe Mini
    Add to Cart

    Piriformis Syndrome often lead to other parts of your body aching as you attempt to compensate for your sore back. 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 back, their legs, their shoulders. 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 shown here is a compact and effective hand held massager that gives excellent results at an affordable price.

    For more options on massage devices, click here for our massagers page!

    Accessory Strap - For 11+ Inches of Extension

    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® Back/Hip Wraps extend 47 inches around your waist. 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 58 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.

    Individual Items

    BFST® Back Wrap - Heal the Fastest

    If you want to just stick with the most essential piece, the BFST® Back Wrap is your best choice. This Class II medical device actively stimulates healing in your hip 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 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.

    ColdCure® Back Wrap - Stop the Pain

    If your biggest issue is the pain, then you definitely want the ColdCure® wrap. The ColdCure® Back 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. It's amazing. 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.

    KB Support Tape - Protection from Re-Injury

    KB Tape Wide
    Add to Cart

    Too busy to be injured? Have to keep going? Then KB Support Tape is your "must have". Constant re-injury is often the biggest reason your Piriformis Syndrome doesn't heal. It heals when at rest but when you get back on your feet 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 underappreciated and very effective. If you have to keep moving, you have to tape.

    The color is purely your sense of style. Each roll of tape is available in either a beige roll or black roll. The KB Wide Support Tape is 3" wide and is always recommended when taping larger muscle groups. Continuous Roll gives you more control over how you tape your Hip and you get the most use out of a single roll.

    BFST® Battery Pack - Make Your Treatments Mobile

    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 4-10 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® Back Wrap. Your BFST® Wrap comes with the components you need for treatments and to charge the Battery.

    When to do Physiotherapy®

    Quality Customer Service

    Physiotherapists and doctors recommend stretching and strengthening exercises because it helps to promote blood flow through your injured hip. But, it can be harmful if stretching and exercises are started too early. Your injury first needs to stabilize, and in order to stabilize the injury you need to rest. As you know, when you rest, your blood flow slows down which doesn't help your injury heal which is why BFST is so important early on.

    At the beginning of your injury, even before the injury has had a chance to stabilize, long before you start physio, the ColdCure® Wraps will help keep the pain and swelling under control. The BFST® will increase blood flow to get the healing process started. Because you don't have to move to use them, the King Brand BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps can be started any time. The earlier the better!

    Don't start Physical Therapy until your condition has stabilized. When you start, if you feel pain during or after PT speak up! PT is not supposed to hurt and if it does you may be re-injuring your hip.

    Use your ColdCure® wrap after any heavy activity and after PT. Use the BFST® before PT and before any other heavy activity. The KB Support Tape should be applied every morning and worn all day long to help prevent re-injury, including to PT. 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.

    Thank you very much for the "SUPER" customer service and support provided! It is rare in today's world. It's been a sincere pleasure to do business with the King Brand company.

    John from HawaiiBFST Back | ColdCure BackSept 23, 2022

    BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
    actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.

    BFST® devices help improve circulation.

    The BFST® Back/Hip Wrap is designed to improve circulation in and around your Piriformis Muscle. This is exactly what you need to regain proper movement of your hip joint. When you're at rest, blood flow to the affected area is severely reduced. By using the BFST® Wrap, you're stimulating the optimal blood flow your hip needs to keep moving, decreasing the regularity of your Piriformis Syndrome symptoms.

    Medical Devices

    BFST® treatments are very similar to Ultrasound Therapy. You know Ultrasound - you go to a therapist 3 times per week to get treated - what a pain! BFST® treatments are about 10x as powerful as ultrasound! It has been designed to be a better, more effect treatment than ultrasound. And instead of 3 treatments per week you can give yourself 4 treatments each day! No wonder the results are so good! BFST does not hurt and except for a little warming, you hardly feel the treatment.

    The BFST® Wrap is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is apply the wrap around the affected area of your buttocks, plug the device in, turn the power on, and sit back and relax. The BFST® Wrap is designed to be used while you're at rest, so try to do treatments while you catch up on activities like reading, watching TV and surfing the internet. The device automatically shuts off after your 20 minute session. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to do a treatment about every 4 hours or so.

    One Simple Wrap - Endless Possibilities

    Versatile Design

    One of the best features about the Hip and Back wraps is that they can be used for a lot more than just your piriformis syndrome. These are very versatile wraps. They should really be called universal wraps! Both the ColdCure and the BFST wraps have a flexible design that allows the straps to fasten literally anywhere on the wrap. This means you can make it much smaller or much larger and use it on any part of your body. If your neck or shoulder hurts you can sling it over one shoulder and position the pad over any injury anywhere on your upper body. Does your leg hurt or your knee? You can use it there too. If you're not the only person at home with an injury, it's entirely possible that you can both use the wraps for your unique injuries.

    The BFST® and ColdCure® Back Wraps have been designed with versatility in mind. The Back wrap has a flat treatment area that's 9" x 7" that is big enough to target any area of the body. And it's very powerful - one of the most powerful styles we have, both in the Cold and BFST versions. This means that you have endless possibilities to apply the Back/Hip Wrap wherever you feel pain. The Back Wraps have been tested for continual usage, so it's acceptable to do multiple treatments over multiple areas over the body during the day.

    ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.

    ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.

    For dealing with the pain and swelling that comes with Piriformis Syndrome, nothing works better than cold and compression.

    ColdCure® Wraps were designed to address the need for a cold compression device that does not cause cold burns. Our gel packs pose no threat of freezing your skin or underlying tissue. 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.

    The ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap is made entirely of very soft, stretchy material. It comes with 3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible. Unlike gooey gel that moves around inside the pack, our gel stays in place. It conforms to your buttock area for an even, consistent treatment every 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, for as long as you need the relief.

    Love your tape! I've used others but your brand is the best.

    Susan from MarylandRoll TapeOct 27, 2022

    Protect Your Piriformis Between Treatments

    When you're not doing treatments with your BFST® and ColdCure® wrap, your injured tissue is vulnerable to further damage. KB Support Tape is critical in preventing re-injury. You're going to be amazed at how a simple roll of Tape will stop the dull aches down the back of the thigh. To recover, you need to stop that painful re-injury process. You don't want to re-injure your fragile tissue and make your Piriformis Syndrome worse. Apply KB Support Tape every morning to provide your Piriformis muscle with support and protection.

    Why does Support Tape work? Your Piriformis muscle connects the hip to the femur. It helps with the rotation of the femur when going from a seated, into a standing position. When the piriformis muscle is injured, this muscle needs some extra support. Your 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. This helps protect the Piriformis muscle. The Tape makes your skin a source of outside support to hold your tissue in place from above, helping you avoid re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.

    Professional athletes tape their injuries all the time. KB Support Tape provides safe, high grade, optimal armor for your injury. It is made from the highest quality, hospital grade, biocompatible materials which most sports tapes are not. KB Tape is 100% KB Quality.

    KB Support Tape -- Use All Day During Work & Play

    KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling and to help stop the dull aches down the back of the thigh. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection, without restricting your range of motion.

    We recommend the 3 inch wide Tape for Piriformis. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in both Beige and Black. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your personal style.

    Piriformis Tape Application

    The 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll that is cut into the lengths needed for your injury. You can cut the Tape into a variety of lengths and sizes to achieve a completely unique application for your Piriformis muscle exactly where you need it. The most important part of applying the KB Support Tape is to cover your points of pain. Using the KB Support Tape along the length of the muscle, will help protect your Piriformis muscle.

    Applying the KB Support Tape is easy! In most cases you will tape using an 'X' or 'T' formation. For demonstration purposes below, we have used an 'X' pattern to cover the inflamed piriformis muscle in the image. To apply the tape overtop of your Piriformis Muscle, you will need to cut two 6" pieces of tape. The tape stretches along the length, and for both pieces of tape you want to have about 50% stretch.

    Piriformis Tape Application

    The first piece of tape, will be applied on an angle covering the length of the piriformis muscle. The second piece will form an 'X'. When you are done, the two pieces of tape will cross over where you're feeling the pain. Over time, you may need to modify your taping method to ensure that you're getting the best support. You'll know the best taping style for your injury because you'll notice how much less your piriformis muscle hurts throughout the day, when the tape is properly applied. Always listen to what your body is telling you. Use the pain as a guide. If you feel pain in a specific area of your hip or back, apply the tape to that area.

    Track Your Symptoms and Treatments

    Do you want to find out how well you are recovering from your Piriformis Syndrome? 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 reinjury and shorten your recover 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.

    Click here for more information on King Brand® Symptom Tracker

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    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.

    Free Professional Advice & Guidance

    Professional Consulting

    The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap comes included with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. This added benefit is precious in terms of your treatments and overall recovery. Take advantage of having a supporting team to help guide you through your entire recovery process, to help you get the best benefits from the BFST®, ColdCure® and KB Support Tape. Our advisors are thoroughly trained on Piriformis Syndrome and can help create a treatment plan that's specific to your individual needs. They are also highly knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. Our Advisors spend all day helping people just like you every stage of their recovery. They are truly dedicated to helping you deal and feel better as quickly as possible. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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    King Brand products meet over 20 different medical safety and quality standards that are far beyond what is required for FDA satisfaction. 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.

    Quality Customer Service

    Why do we care? We're an American company helping Americans in need. A little kindness can go a long way, and that's why our Treatment Advisors are here for you. You're injured and in pain, and we want to help you get better. As a customer, feel confident that you're ordering from a US company, that ships all of our products from within the US. Shipping is quick and you'll be receiving a high quality medical device that will continue to work for years to come.

    You are so kind. It's always good to know that there's really good customer service people that still exist.

    Derek from CaliforniaBFST KneeJan 07, 2023

    Combination Therapy
    BFST® + ColdCure®

    BFST® for Rapid Healing
    ColdCure® for Pain & Swelling

    Combination Therapy means using the right product at the right time. This is much more effective than just using one product at all times because each product addresses a specific issue. You have ColdCure® to relieve your pain and swelling, BFST® to promote blood flow and accelerate healing, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Piriformis Syndrome.

    Step 1: Reduce Swelling and Inflammation

    A very important part of treating your Piriformis Syndrome is to use the ColdCure® Wrap 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 hip 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 hip for the blood flow that's needed to help heal quickly.

    Step 2: Heal Your Injury

    Combination Therapy

    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 doing housework. 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 Piriformis Muscle. 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, but 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 an Piriformis Syndrome, 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). The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your hip 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 affected area from re-injury.

    Click here for more information about Combination Therapy

    I have used this product for a long time and love it. I left them in Pennsylvania when we headed south to our Florida Home, so I ordered more to have and keep in Florida. They help me tremendously!

    Sandra from FloridaColdCure BackDec 26, 2022

    Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief

    ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. They exceed all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries. When applied, these medical grade cold compression wraps will immediately reduce 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.

    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. ColdCure Safe Temperature 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 warm up 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 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.

    Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation

    Most people think that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. What most of these people probably don't realize is that there are serious dangers associated with ice. The truth is that 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 ordinary packs. This means maximum coverage of the painful area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than ordinary gel packs. This means faster, more effective relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power equals an overall better cold treatment.

    Piriformis Syndrome Coverage Zone

    ColdCure® Back/Hip gel packs are custom designed to conform to the affected area. This means you always get an even distribution of cooling power over your Piriformis Muscle. We don't just use one generic gel pack with all of our wraps. All of our gel packs are specially designed for a specific part of the body. Every part of the body is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. This product has been 100% designed to treat Piriformis Syndrome.

    Ordinary gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula distributes the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to a hot, swollen 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 means your Piriformis Muscle will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack, every time. The temperature-balancing power of these gel packs 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® has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your body or away from your body since they're not side specific.

    The Medical Tape Advantage

    Wear the Wrap Between Treatments

    Not all support tape is created equal. At King Brand®, our tape is medical tape, not athletic 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 toys, clothes and even diapers. 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 like there are for medical 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.

    Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing

    BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They're designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of quality, safety and performance.

    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 Piriformis Muscle and the surrounding area, stimulating blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. This stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.

    Power Controller

    BFST® Wraps have 3 different power settings, which you will move through gradually as your circulation improves. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up your healing time. You need to condition the body first.

    During your first few treatments on Level 1, your buttock area may feel quite warm. This is because your circulation is poor at first. The more you use the device, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that your circulation is improving. Better circulation means more blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.

    BFST® Wraps are not traditional heating pads. In fact, BFST® Wraps are far superior to traditional heating pads. BFST® Wraps stimulate additional blood flow in the area of injury, deep below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps to heal your soft tissue. Drug store heating pads can't do this - they're like frying pans. All a traditional heating pad will do is cause blood to pool at the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal your soft tissue. The difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad is huge.

    BFST devices were actually designed to be a better option to Ultrasound Treatments which are a type of diathermy. Diathermy is a fancy medical term which refers to stimulating blood flow in tissue beneath the surface of the skin. Ultrasound is actually dangerous, that's why you have to go to a therapist to get treatment. BFST is safe. That is why FDA allows it to be sold for home use. It is not only safer than Ultrasound, BFST is typically 10x more powerful than ultrasound and you can use it many times each day. We refer to the part of the BFST wrap that creates and sends the useful energy as the Energy Web®

    The Energy Web® of the BFST® Back/Hip device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The Wrap molds the Energy Web® around your buttock to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over your Piriformis Muscle and the surrounding soft tissue. There are long, wide straps attached to the wrap that allow you to adjust the fit for your body shape.

    I've noticed that after 6 treatments and I'm already seeing results. The progress is just amazing. It's been one month today, and I do four sessions a day. Nothing else has ever helped.

    Robert from ArizonaBFST BackSept 30, 2022

    For Mega Coverage of the Painful Area

    The standard back/hip wrap in your cart is what you need for Piriformis Syndrome. A lot of our customers, though, really fall in love with these devices. They want more. They want to use them all over their body. We have products for specific body parts, but if you want mega coverage of your buttocks and the back of your legs, or anywhere else on your mody, we have really big versions of both ColdCure and BFST wraps.

    The ColdCure® Large Body Wrap provides exactly that. It has a massive cold treatment area that's greater than 15"x15". This Wrap is amazing and can be strapped on, laid on or rested against while sitting on a couch or chair. The Large Body Wrap is like the Back/Hip Wrap, but much larger. It comes with 2 huge gel packs that offer amazing coverage and cooling power.

    The Large Body Wrap is guaranteed to fit comfortably on anyone with a waist measuring between 22" and 44". For people whose waist measures above 44", we have extensions that can be attached to your Wrap to achieve a perfect fit (we recommend the purchase of 2 Accessory Straps for use with the Large Body Wrap).

    We think what you have is fine, but keep these in mind for later when you want even bigger and better. Or drop one in your cart now. The link is for the ColdCure version.

    King Brand® Quality

    Quality Guaranteed

    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 over one-hundred thousand people already use them and rave about the results.

    Click here to see our Customer Testimonials

    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 have received twice as much review.

    FDA and Health Canada Registration does not mean that we fill out a form to become Registered. Our claims are quite significant, and because of these claims the government agencies visit for week-long inspections to ensure that the end user is always receiving the safest effective medical devices we can offer. With two different countries of regulators this means our products get twice the oversight, ensuring exceptional quality and performance.

    It is not required but we are also ISO-13485 compliant. This enforces standards are established by the International Standards Organization for global manufacturers of medical devices.

    Made In USA

    It is not required by any regulator, but 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. ISO-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.

    Click here for more information on our FDA Registration
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    Piriformis Syndrome plagues many people. Piriformis Syndrome is often confused with sciatica, as it involves compression of the sciatic nerve and the symptoms are very similar. Piriformis syndrome symptoms include pain that travels from the buttocks down the back of the leg, which can sometimes feel like a tingling sensation or numbness. A traumatic event such as a fall or car accident can cause Piriformis Syndrome to develop. Treatment for Piriformis Syndrome will cause your buttock pain and leg pain to improve and allow for better movement of the hip. There's no doubt that to treat Piriformis Syndrome effectively you need BFST treatments. Coldcure will help with buttock pain and leg pain caused by Piriformis Syndrome. Treat your Piriformis Syndrome with BFST and coldcure technology. If you want to treat Piriformis Syndrome pain you need coldcure. BFST can help with any soft tissue damage associated with your Piriformis Syndrome, and helps to generally improve circulation in the affected area. Some cases of Piriformis Syndrome require surgery. This resolves the Piriformis Syndrome but the pain in your buttocks after surgery can be severe. The best Piriformis Syndrome treatment is BFST. The best Piriformis Syndrome pain treatment is ColdCure. If you have Piriformis Syndrome you need these products. If you have Piriformis Syndrome you need BFST and Coldcure. These wraps are incredible. They feel comfortable. They work.