HOW TO HEAL: Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

SUPERIOR TREATMENT FOR SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

Healing Time with BFST

The safest, most effective way to recover from most injuries is to use the body's natural healing process. However, simply letting your body heal on its own can take months, and leaves you vulnerable to re-injury. You can accelerate this process however by improving your blood flow, which will drasticly reduce the treatment time and risk of re-injury.

Many people perform physical activity to try and increase their circulation. However, this can be very dangerous as it opens you up to chronic re-injury. In order to recover, you need to be both at rest and increasing blood flow.

The best way to improve circulation while keeping you safe from re-injury is to use a Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™(BFST®) device. These devices are worn like wraps about the injured body part, and use EMR technology to increase circulation even at rest. BFST® wraps are able to reduce overall recovery time, enabling you to heal from your injury faster and more effeciently.

Healing Time with BFST

Benefits of using BFST®



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NATURAL HEALING PROCESS

Healing Time with BFST

You are injured when the tissue in your body is damaged. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and if given time will fix the wound on its own. The body requires rest and cannot be stressed while it is in the process of recovery. However, most people do not have the time in their busy schedules to rest and let themselves heal for long periods of time.

The solution to this problem is to increase the flow of blood to the injured area. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to tissue that gives it the energy to repair damage. By improving circulation, you can bring more mending power to the injured area, decreasing the total treatment time.

Normally to increase your blood flow you need to exercise or other physical activity regularly. For someone who has been recently injured, though, this is dangerous! Re-injury is a very real problem, and if you re-injure yourself you are sent back to where you started.

Using a BFST®, however, has no risk of re-injury compared to physical activity and exercises. BFST® can be used as a safe, effective means of improving circulation, with no effort required. You can stay completely at rest while using the wrap.

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ADVANCED MEDICAL DEVICE

Healing Time with BFST

While some people may feel a warm sensation using the wrap, BFST® is not a heating pad, but something much better. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ medical devices emit penetrating stimulating energy into your injured tissue. The energy reaches deep under the skin to stimulate bloodflow at the source instead of just the surface like hot pads do. BFST® medical devices provide the superior healing power of Energy Web® technology, without getting hot like heating pads do.





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COMFORTABLE TO WEAR

Each BFST® is enclosed in a soft Neoprene wrap, designed for a comfortable treatment experience. During treatments, the BFST® has a feeling of warmth; a feeling many enjoy while at the same time treating their injury in the best way possible. The shape of the wrap is far from generic; each wrap is crafted with a specific body part in mind for the best fit possible. The flexible design of BFST® wraps allows you to move the treatment area and not be inhibited by the wrap, so the things you want to do don't have to be put on hold during treatment.

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Anterior and Posterior hip Labral Tear

Hello! I am wondering how long a hip labral tear takes to heal with the bfst treatment! I have struggled with lots of hip pain throughout track and football football season and I don’t want to sit on these sports this year or get surgery! Track, football and CrossFit is my life and I can barely sprint and run now because of this injury! Surgery is the absolute last option! I am really hoping this will work. Doctors have been saying to me, “a labral tear cannot heal by itself.” I’m not fully sure that is true. Honestly I really don’t know even if I have a labral tear because of the extremely high false positive rate on the mri’s. They said I have bursitis and a labral tear. And I also think I have piriformis syndrome and snapping hip syndrome. This has been a real pain for me the last year and a half especially because I am trying to get a scholarship and this injury is really holding me back. I really want to know if this will work if I use it consistently? Also it might be a little harder to heal because of high intense workouts I’ve been doing. Thank you for anyone’s help.

Re: Anterior and Posterior hip Labral Tear

Thank you for your interest in King Brand. Our products are designed to help speed up your natural healing process by first decreasing inflammation and then promoting blood flow.

The labrum is an awkward area to treat to begin with. Our products will get deep within and the BFST will help to heal the cartilage, but it takes longer than other soft tissues due to the absorption (diffusion) into the cartilage itself as there is no direct blood supply. See the link below for more information on treating a hip labral tear.

http://kingbrand.com/Hip-Labrum-Tear.php

We recommend starting with the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap. This wrap comes with 3 gel inserts that you will put in the freezer or fridge and then place inside the neoprene wrap before applying it to the body. The ColdCure treatments help to bring down pain, swelling, and inflammation by applying a cold compress. These treatments can be done in 20 minute intervals (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, and 20 minutes back on) or you can put a little more time between treatments depending on how comfortable you are with the cold. You should do this for a few days and look for a reduction in inflammation and tenderness to the touch.

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When inflammation and pain have gone down you can start the Back/Hip BFST Wrap treatments. The BFST Wrap simply improves the blood flow without causing any additional strain in the surrounding area. It uses electromagnetic energy to penetrate deep within the tissues and it is a similar technology to ultrasound. During treatments you should not be feeling a high heat like you would with a conventional heating pad. One 20 minute treatment will improve blood flow for 3-4 hours after. We recommend that you start on level 1 and do the treatments 4 times a day to receive the best results. Once that warming sensation goes away on level one that is when you would move to level 2. The more BFST treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. That is a good sign. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this means your circulation is improving. Our BFST wraps come with a soft neoprene wrap that is secured to the body using velcro straps. When using the BFST Wrap it is best to apply it directly onto the skin because the effects of BFST will be lessened if there is a clothing barrier in between the Energy Web (component inside the wrap) and the body. Most people start to notice an improvement after about 3 weeks of BFST treatments.

When the body is at rest, blood flow circulation is impaired. When the body is moving, blood flow improves. You need to rest the affected area in order to avoid re-injury since physical activity during recovery can further strain your injury. But while at rest, you’re not getting the blood flow you need to heal. With BFST, you can rest and receive the additional blood flow your injury needs to heal.

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Additional info on when to use ColdCure and BFST:
If you have been active and you may have strained your hip, that is NOT the time to do BFST. That is when you use ColdCure. Additionally, do a ColdCure treatment immediately after any significant physical activity. You may not have noticed it but there may be additional inflammation from re-injury. ColdCure treatments will attempt to minimize the damage.

There is no limit to how often or how many times you can use ColdCure. As long as you want more, use it more. You can keep swapping the extra gel packs from your freezer into the wrap as long as you like. The only restriction is to wait 30-45 minutes after your last ColdCure treatment before following with a BFST treatment. As well, after a BFST treatment, it is best to wait an additional hour before using ColdCure again unless you are feeling significant pain.

Combination Treatment. To learn how to combine your BFST & ColdCure
treatments most effectively, please visit http://www.kingbrand.com/Combination-Therapy.php

Another product to consider would be our KB Support Tape. The KB Support Tape is designed to be applied any time you want extra support and protection for your hip. The tape provides ongoing compression throughout the day, so you get swelling relief that's light, comfortable and doesn't restrict movement. The KB Support Tape also helps to prevent re-injury by providing damaged tissue with targeted support and protection. There is no need to remove KB Tape when giving ColdCure Treatments. The Cold will easily penetrate the tape. BFST can be moderately affected by KB Tape. If the tape is covering the target area, the effects of BFST will be lessened if there is significant tape in between the Energy Web and the body. If Tape just covers a small part of the affected treatment area it is not a concern. See below some helpful links about taping.

KB Support Tape:http://kingbrand.com/KB-Support-Tape.php
Taping the hip:http://howtotapeinjuries.com/taping-the-back.php

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