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James from GeorgiaColdCure Foot | BFST FootApril 26, 2023
When it comes to Plantar Fasciitis, there's a lot of bad advice on the internet. Stretching, Surgery and Cortisone injections are not the solutions!
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions we treat. Unfortunately, it is also the condition with the most and worst, bad information on the internet by far. There are countless companies and individuals who prey off of people suffering from this condition and often what they are selling is likely to make your situation worse, not better. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of making money, there are no shortage of people attempting to sell you some bad advice. Below we discuss some of the biggest scams people fall victim to.
There are a ton of companies selling shoes for plantar fasciitis. The truth is shoes can't fix plantar fasciitis but they can cause it. Companies say they have shoes that will heal you only because they want to sell more shoes. They are always touting 'arch support' because it sounds good. But it doesn't work. In reality, those shoes are highly likely to make your plantar fasciitis persist, or even make it worse.
Shoes, though, are very important when it comes to the health of your foot. Your shoes should be flat bottomed soles without a rise that pushes up on the middle of your foot. A proper pair of shoes should have all the weight on the heel and ball of your foot. There's nothing wrong with a little bit of padding under the heel and the ball, but it should definitely not extend to the middle of your foot. Yes, when you try on a pair of shoes with arch support, it might feel kind of cozy in the moment, but after you wear them for days on end, your plantar will suffer for it.
If you have plantar fasciitis, think about the shoes you have now. Are they flat bottomed? If they are not, try to wear another pair of shoes for a little while - ones with a flat sole. Perhaps a sandal, or slipper, or flat of some sort. Yes, they may be less comfortable in the heel, but the reality is, your heel needs to do the heavy lifting, especially if your plantar is injured. It is possible to find comfortable shoes with padding in the heel and the ball of the foot. Just avoid the ones with support in the middle. Again, there are plenty of websites and stores selling bad shoes for plantar fasciitis, so don't get fooled.
If you already have plantar fasciitis, you may need to do more than change your shoes to address the issue. Rest is very important. Treatment products like BFST and ColdCure can help you get over even the most severe cases of Plantar Fasciitis. Once you get over the hump, and completely heal the underlying issue, you will probably be able to return to normal life and not have it come back. Just stay away from the shoes with 'arch support'.
Devices that are designed to stretch the plantar fascia, such as night splints, will only make your condition worse. Night splints actually re-injure your plantar every time that you wear them. Leaving your foot in a permanently stretched position while you're sleeping will cause your foot to heal in a lengthened state. While you're sleeping your body has a chance to try to repair the plantar by attempting to pull the ligament back together. Wearing a night splint means that your plantar fascia doesn't get a chance to heal correctly, because you're re-stretching it and re-tearing it. This means more damage to the plantar fascia, more pain, and a longer recovery time.
When your plantar is on stretch, like it is while wearing a night splint, it's in an unnatural position. You've already elongated your plantar by injuring it with microtears. You don't want to stretch it further with a night splint. You want your plantar tissue to heal back down to it's regular size. When your plantar tissue tries to heal in a stretched position, this can lead to further problems down the line, such as gait issues and flat feet.
Another popular treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is rolling the bottom of your foot over a ball. This is supposed to "massage" the plantar ligament to relieve pain. Again, like with arch supports, any upward force applied to the plantar fascia will only result in further pain and injury because the plantar was not designed to have this kind of force applied to it. You want to avoid putting pressure on the plantar so that it can heal. Ball stretching will only undo that healing and make your Plantar Fasciitis worse.
Steroid injections are just about the worst thing you can do to your plantar. Steroid injections (usually cortisone) are designed to temporarily relieve pain and swelling. However, they come with a variety of risks and side effects, especially when injected into the plantar fascia. According to an article in the PubMed archives, patients who receive steroid injections to treat their pain (but not heal their problem), were 6x more likely to have a ruptured plantar fascia. Once you've ruptured your plantar fascia, your only option is surgery. Cortisone injections are known to cause skin discoloration, allergic reaction, infection and nerve damage. They're also associated with chronic re-injury.
Having your heel hang off the edge of a step puts pressure directly on the plantar fascia. This is not a good idea. Step stretches can cause serious damage and put you all the way back to the beginning of the healing process. Again, the plantar should not have any upward pressure applied to it. Your plantar is not designed to sustain this type of pressure. When you have Plantar Fasciitis, steps should be taken very carefully and you should make sure your entire foot is planted on each step as you go. When your Plantar Fasciitis is almost completely healed, there is a benefit to doing step-up exercises using the ball of your foot.
In most cases of Plantar Fasciitis, surgery is not required. Surgery should only be considered if your plantar is completely ruptured (in two separate pieces). There are many risks and complications associated with Plantar Fasciitis surgery, including nerve damage, infection, blood clots, neuromas (benign cysts), and flattening of the arch. There is also no guarantee that it will get rid of the problem for good. According to a study found on PubMed, 76% of patients who underwent an endoscopic plantar fasciotomy had not found relief. Plantar Fasciitis Release may also be unsuccessful. You need the plantar to remain tight, like the string on a bow. Cutting out a part of the plantar will cause the plantar to loosen, which could lead to fallen arches or other issues. Again, messing with the natural structure of the arch will only cause problems.
The safest and most effective treatment solution for Plantar Fasciitis is rest, along with ColdCure® and BFST® treatments.
Try to rest your affected foot as much as possible. Consider using crutches to keep the weight off your injured foot.
Use the ColdCure® Foot Wrap to relieve your pain and internal inflammation. ColdCure® can also be used to treat any flare ups of pain that occur during the healing process. If you're going to take painkillers, avoid using them when you're active, as this can lead to further injury. You can take them to help you sleep at night.
Use the BFST® Foot Wrap 3x per day to promote blood flow to your injured plantar. This increase in blood flow works to heal your damaged tissue, accelerating the recovery process. Keep doing BFST® treatments for several months after the pain is gone. The healing process takes much longer than most people think. Even once the pain has disappeared, your plantar may only be 20% or 30% healed.
Make sure you don't secure the Foot Wraps too tightly during use, as you don't want to strain the plantar.
Do this and your Plantar Fasciitis can truly heal - finally.
If you want to heal your Plantar Fasciitis quickly, you need to rest your foot and stimulate blood flow. For Plantar Fasciitis, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Unfortunately, an injured foot at rest has very limited blood flow. That's why we developed Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®).
BFST® Wraps are designed to promote blood flow while you're at rest. While physical activity stimulates blood flow, it can also make your injury worse. The BFST® Wrap brings nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to your injury while you're at rest. This means you can rest your foot and avoid re-injury while your Plantar receives the additional blood flow it needs to heal.
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your Plantar becomes vulnerable to further damage. Using KB Support Tape takes some of the tension off your Plantar while you are standing and walking, so you don't have to worry about re-injuring your Plantar as you go about your day. It adds an extra layer of protection and support to your foot, which is important when you're not at rest or doing BFST® and ColdCure® treatments.
Our skin is soft and elastic and can stretch much more than the tissue underneath. When you apply KB Support Tape to the bottom of your foot, your skin becomes a much more rigid surface than before, serving to limit how much the skin can stretch. The Tape makes your skin almost into a second Plantar, helping to prevent re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.
Thanks for the quick reply and the detailed voicemail. I can't say I'm used to this level of customer service lately. You guys are rockin so far, thanks for that.
James from GeorgiaColdCure Foot | BFST FootApril 26, 2023
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Plantar 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 Plantar Fasciitis 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.
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.
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.
The King Brand Plantar Solution Packs listed below include everything you need to heal as quickly as possible from your Plantar Fasciitis. As an added bonus, the Plantar Solution Packs include a discount that's been built into the package price.
Plantar Solution Pack - Save BIG on the Essentials
The Two Piece Plantar Solution Package deal includes the Plantar BFST® and the Plantar ColdCure® Wrap. As an added convenience, we've added our most popular package to your cart. If this is the package you're looking for, all you have to do is click the Cart button.
These are the most important tools for your Plantar Fasciitis. They work together to heal you and reduce the pain.
Plantar Two Feet Solution - The Biggest Savings
If you have Plantar Fasciitis in both of your feet, this is the package for you! The Four Piece Plantar Solution Pack is designed for people who are always on the go, and don't want to treat both feet separately.
This bundle includes two of each the BFST® Plantar Wrap as well as two ColdCure® Plantar Wraps. If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in both feet, this package will help provide you the quickest recovery with plenty of time leftover in the day to spend it however you wish.
Four Piece "On The Go" Pack - The Biggest Convenience
The Four Piece Recovery Pack benefits 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 Plantar Solution Pack, and also includes our BFST® Battery Pack, and a roll of KB Support Tape™. 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.
BFST® Plantar Wrap - Heal the Fastest
If you want to just stick with the most essential piece, the BFST® Plantar Wrap is your best choice. This Class II medical device actively stimulates healing in your foot to get you on the mend ASAP! As is, the BFST® plugs into a wall outlet for your 20 minute sessions, providing comfortable soothing Blood Flow Stimulation. To Stimulate Healing it is really all you need to heal.
Your BFST® treatments should be completed in the morning and at night and before any strenuous activity and your healing process will happen as fast as possible.
ColdCure® Foot Wrap - Stop the Pain
If your biggest issue is the pain, then you definitely want the ColdCure® wrap. The ColdCure® Foot 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.
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® Plantar Wrap. Your BFST® Wrap comes with the components you need for treatments and to charge the Battery.
KB Support Tape™ - Protection from Re-Injury
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 Plantar Fasciitis 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 order of KB Support Tape™ is one roll of tape, that is 16 feet long.
The Pre-Cut Strips are super convenient, but the Continuous Roll gives you more control over how you tape your foot and you get the most use out of a single roll.
Are Other Parts Starting to Ache? - Our Vibe Massagers Relieve Stiff Muscle Pain
Plantar Fasciitis often leads to other parts of your body aching as you attempt to compensate for your sore feet.
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 legs, their hips, and 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 shown here is a compact and effective hand held massager that gives excellent results at an affordable price.
I ordered a foot wrap three or four years ago now. And I mean it healed me, there's no question that it did. I do believe in it and I've sung the praises, told lots of people, because no matter where I looked, nothing helped my foot and this did. And I had to work at it, and I had to be faithful with the rules and what to do. But it really did heal me, I don't have any pain and I'm wonderful now. I think your wraps are wonderful. I did everything they said to do, and no kidding, in about four and a half months I was doing better. I've told other people about this, and they don't understand why you feel so strongly about it. But I've tried so many things that other people did - that seemed to work for them, but didn't work for me - and this worked.
Barb from Idaho BFST FootMay 13, 2023
Avoid the dangers of pain killers. King Brand ColdCure® Plantar Wraps are much safer and more effective than pain killers. ColdCure® Wraps start relieving the pain caused from Plantar Fasciitis within minutes. There's no need to wait for 20 minutes for your pain killers to start working. There's no need to wait 4 hours between treatments! ColdCure® Wraps are specifically designed for your foot. It doesn't matter what size your foot is, this is a custom wrap specifically designed to reduce the swelling in your foot, and you can use them as much as you like. If there's pain, apply your ColdCure® Wrap!
This the third day and I already see a difference, I've been dealing with Plantar Fasciitis for over a year. I've been doing what you said resting, icing, and heat (BFST). They said surgery doesn't really work, cortisone doesn't really work, and I thought I'd just be hurt forever. Its amazing, I really appreciate it. It's just going to get better, yay!
Kathy from Florida BFST Foot | ColdCure FootMay 03, 2023
It definitely works, I've been trying to use it every day, at least twice a day. I'm on my feet and work retail so its a little hard to do it all the time, but I liked it so much that I ordered another one for my opposite foot so I could do both at the same time. For the very first time in probably about 15 years, I was able to finish the treatment, stand up on my feet, and not have them hurt so bad I want to fall. That's pretty amazing to me. I know its working. It cost me 300 dollars for a shot in my foot and the shot was more painful then my foot was before. Its worth the money for me to get another one of these to have them at all times and not worry and treat both feet at once.
Kimberly from Florida BFST FootMay 03, 2023
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.
I received it Wednesday, two days ago, and my foot is starting to feel pretty good now! I like the ice pack because it does the whole bottom of the foot and the back. The blood circulation seems like it's helping, because I notice that after I do my treatment, my foot doesn't hurt for a few hours. I'm glad I found you guys online, because nothing was working. I'm a golfer and even practicing was hurting a lot. I'm feeling pretty good, hopefully it keeps getting better!
William from California ColdCure Foot | BFST Foot | Roll TapeMar 31, 2023
Do you want to find out how well you are recovering from your Plantar Fasciitis? 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 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.
What sets KB Support Tape apart from the other tapes out there? For one, 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 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. Some big brand 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.
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.
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.
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.