How to Deal With Inflammation
The best way to treat the pain and swelling experienced following an injury is to apply cold to the injured area. Often patients will use painkillers to deal with discomfort relating to their injury, but using this method is dangerous. Painkillers do nothing to treat the pain or inflammation associated with an injury, merely covering up the damage or even making the injury worse. Instead of painkillers, use cold to relieve this pain safely and effectively.
The problem with many ice gels is that they do not properly distribute cold evenly over the whole injury, and do not stay cold for long. The way to fix this problem is to use a ColdCure® cold compression wrap. ColdCure® wraps use thicker, bigger wraps that hold their shape to keep the cold on the injury.
Most ordinary gels are very thin and don't hold much gel. The gel they do hold can't even stay on the injury, instead moving around unevenly when pressure is applied. This makes most ordinary gels ineffective for treating injuries. ColdCure® wraps, however, use RigiGel® gel packs that are much bigger and thicker than regular ones, and hold their shape instead of flowing away when compression is introduced. RigiGel® gel packs offer superior temperature balancing as well in addition to the sheer amount of rigid gel, ensuring the entire injured area receives an equal amount of relief from pain and swelling.
Use Cold, not Ice
It's common for many people to put ice on their injuries to relieve pain and keep swelling down. However, they are only putting themselves at risk of further damage to their tissue. Ice from the freezer is too cold and can often burn the skin over the injury. To solve this, ColdCure® RigiGel® is designed to be stored in the fridge, where it is not too cold to burn but is more than enough to treat pain and inflammation. There's no need to put yourself at further risk.➙Click here for more information on ColdCure treatments!
Each ColdCure® wrap is made of soft, comfortable Neoprene. They are designed with quality in mind for patients to enjoy wearing. The wraps are built to be injury-specific; there is a variety of wraps in shapes that fit the forms of many common injured body parts such as the knee or shoulder. Their unique shape allows for the best and most comfortable coverage for the entire injured area.
Paired with Revolutionary ColdCure® Wraps
RigiGel® technology is one of the key components in the design of ColdCure® wraps. The wraps combine the benefits of cold therapy with compression and comfort, improving on all the models to create the ultimate pain and swelling solution. It's recommended that patients start using a ColdCure® wrap following an injury to alleviate the discomfort and swelling. With the cold and compression aspects working together along with the powerful RigiGel® and Perpachill® technologies, ColdCure® provides the best possible solution to post-injury pain and swelling.➙Click here for more information on ColdCure treatments!
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BFST stimulating blood flow
Do I need to wait till I'm done with the cold therapy and bring the pain way down, before starting the other BFST stimulating wrap, for Plantar Fasciitis? have heard few others say, once they started this, it caused more pain....? Timing of all this... I'm into 3rd month of PF and so far doing leg stretching ( not feet) and icing,,, until my cold freeze foot wrap arrives.... thanks
Re: BFST stimulating blood flow
Hi again LilacsinSpring,
Before starting your BFST treatments we recommend ensuring that your symptoms of inflammation and swelling are under control. Pain accompanies these symptoms, but pain may still be present at times throughout the early stages of the healing process too.
The reason you want to reduce your inflammation and swelling before starting BFST is so that the body is able to accept the additional blood flow that will be sent to the targeted area. The body can't begin healing until symptoms are addressed.
- During a BFST treatment you should only experience minor warming, and some people feel tingling. You should NOT feel heat.
- If you feel heat or any kind of discomfort (including pain) during a BFST treatment you may be over-stimulating blood flow. If this occurs you should decrease your treatment level (ie. from Level 2 to 1 on the Controller), but if there's heat on Level 1 you can try decreasing the treatment time from the pre-set 20 minutes to perhaps 10 minutes. If heat is still experienced, this is your body's way of indicating that cold therapy needs to be resumed as your symptoms still require attention.
- After focusing on cold therapy for another day or so, you can introduce BFST again and should find that you can then continue with the recommended 3 to 4 BFST treatments spread across the course of the day, without any discomfort, pain or heat.
As mentioned in our previous posting, even once you are doing regular BFST treatments you still need to use cold therapy after activity, to keep any underlying symptoms at bay and to stop them from returning.
If you think your symptoms are under control, why not try your first BFST session... You won't cause any further injury to your Plantar Fasciitis just a negative sensation if it's too soon, in which case you can simply unplug the BFST and continue using your ColdCure Wrap. Feel free to call us toll free on 1844-400-2525 should you have any questions or concerns now or after you've tried the BFST.
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