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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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The term BFST stands for Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy and it was created by King Brand Health Care. Blood flow is very important to help heal injuries, and after years of research and development they have come up with a product that does just what it says. No other company can match what King Brand does. They are the only company on the market that can directly target injuries at a cellular level with no surgery or doctors visits needed. Of course it’s important to visit the doctor when you've injured yourself, but their treatment modalities can be done in the comfort of your own home.

The King Brand forum is a great place to research specific ailments and to figure out whether or not the BFST and ColdCure products can help. Their treatment advisors are constantly posting on forums to help educate people on how to heal their injuries. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, then feel free to take part in their forum by registering.

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Baker's Cyst


I am so thankful that I found your website 3 years ago. My first purchase was for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis and I was very skeptical in my purchase, but I did so because of the great money back guarantee and the support that I received by phone and through email.

Now I am dealing with a Bakers Cyst. Another ailment that I have never heard of! I love that the shopping cart comes pre-loaded with everything that I needed. I was confused at first getting a leg wrap because it was my knee that was injured but reading through the website it eventually made sense. I've now been icing for a week and I'm seeing a little bit of improvement and I'm anxious to use the BFST but I know that I can't until I get all of the swelling behind my knee under control. Is there any creams or lotions I can use to help speed that up?

I haven't figured out how to put the tape on by myself. It's quite challenging because I can't see the back of my knee. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I just wanted to say thank you again for the great products that you sell.

-Steph


Re: Baker's Cyst



I am so thankful that I found your website 3 years ago. My first purchase was for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis and I was very skeptical in my purchase, but I did so because of the great money back guarantee and the support that I received by phone and through email.

Now I am dealing with a Bakers Cyst. Another ailment that I have never heard of! I love that the shopping cart comes pre-loaded with everything that I needed. I was confused at first getting a leg wrap because it was my knee that was injured but reading through the website it eventually made sense. I've now been icing for a week and I'm seeing a little bit of improvement and I'm anxious to use the BFST but I know that I can't until I get all of the swelling behind my knee under control. Is there any creams or lotions I can use to help speed that up?

I haven't figured out how to put the tape on by myself. It's quite challenging because I can't see the back of my knee. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I just wanted to say thank you again for the great products that you sell.

-Steph

Hi Steph,

I'm glad to hear our products have been helpful with your recovery!

In regards to using creams and lotions with the BFST, we strongly advise against it. Whenever you are feeling pain and inflammation, we always want to address it with the ColdCure to help.

If you're using the gel packs from the freezer, please only use it for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off with a thin layer between your skin and the gel pack. There isn't a minimum or maximum amount of times to use the ColdCure during the day. Once the pain and inflammation have been reduced, we advise waiting for your skin to come back to room temperature  before fitting in a BFST treatment. With the BFST, we always advise starting on level 1. You should only feel some warmth while using it.

In regards to taping for full knee support and taping for your backer's cyst, I can always include instructional videos. Unfortunately, I cannot post them to the forums. If you could email us directly at service@kingbrand.com, we can email you the appropriate information.

If you have any questions or concerns, you're always welcome to call us toll free at 1-844-400-2525

Kindest Regards,

Tobias



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