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LCL Injuries


The Lateral Collateral Ligament (or LCL) is a flexible band of tissue located on the outside of the knee joint. The LCL connects your thighbone to your fibula (this is the smaller bone in your lower leg). The function of the LCL is to help limit twisting and side to side motions of the knee. It also contributes to the stabilization of the knee joint, along with the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament). The MCL is located on the inside of your knee joint and connects your thighbone to your shinbone.


Torn LCL Injury

LCL injuries can range from mild sprains to partial tears to complete ruptures. They usually occur along with other knee injuries, such as meniscus tears and dislocated knees, which is why it’s important to visit your doctor if you think your LCL may be damaged.


There are three different injury grades (levels of severity) when it comes to LCL Injuries:


  • Torn LCL Injury - Grade 1 Grade 1 - The ligament is mildly damaged. It has been slightly stretched, but is still able to help keep the knee joint stable.
  • Torn LCL Injury - Grade 2 Grade 2 - Stretching the ligament to the point where it becomes loose. This is often referred to as a partial tear of the ligament.
  • Torn LCL Injury - Grade 3 Grade 3 - This type of sprain is most commonly referred to as a rupture or complete tear of the ligament. The ligament has been split into two pieces, and the knee joint is unstable.

While the LCL is less likely to be injured than the MCL, the LCL is more difficult to heal.

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elbow issue


I have had a Elbow issue for a few weeks, which is felt when doing any pressing motions (whether it is weights or just pushing against something as I try to get 'up'). I assume bursitis issue

I read about your ColdCure with the revolving ice packs. My issue is I travel (on the road) for a living therefore not able to have ice pack 'at the ready'

Questions

1. would using ice pack during weight training help in easing the discomfort/pain during the exercise like bench press?
2. Is there another product in your offering that might be better to use?


Re: elbow issue


Thank you for your questions! We have 2 wraps that are designed to work together which will help you to heal your elbow injury quickly and effectively. The ColdCure wrap is designed to bring down any pain, inflammation and/or swelling. Then, our BFST (Blood Flow Stimulation Treatment) is used to improve the circulation at the injury so your body can naturally heal at a faster rate. It is important to make sure your swelling and inflammation is down before using BFST.

As for your specific questions:

1. I would suggest using a ColdCure treatment after any sort of activity that could strain your injury as this will prevent any further swelling or inflammation. Using the wrap during a workout could be a little awkward as the pack is bulky. We do have support tape that you could purchase with the wraps and wear during your workouts. The support tape makes it less likely for you to re-aggravate to injury while still being flexible enough for you to move around without too much limitation.

2. As stated before I would suggest you purchase the ColdCure Elbow wrap, the BFST Elbow wrap and the support tape. Using all three products together will give you the best chance for a speedy recovery.

If you would like to place an order or speak to one of our treatment advisors directly, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-844-400-2525.



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