Tears of the meniscus,ACL,MCL and other ligaments
The two therapeutic modalities discussed here are indicated for tendinitis, OA, patella inflammation(jumper's knee) , and all muscle and tendon tears , as well as idiopathic soft tissue pain.
The bone structure of the knee joint is formed by the femur, the tibia, and the patella. The ACL is one of the four main ligaments within the knee that connect the femur to the tibia.
The knee is essentially a hinged joint that is held together by the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee, preventing the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur, as well as providing rotational stability to the knee.
The weight-bearing surface of the knee is covered by a layer of articular cartilage. On either side of the joint, between the cartilage surfaces of the femur and tibia, are the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. The menisci act as shock absorbers and work with the cartilage to reduce the stresses between the tibia and the femur.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at approximately 200,000 annually, with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year. In general, the incidence of ACL injury is higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, and soccer.
Approximately 50 percent of ACL injuries occur in combination with damage to the meniscus, articular cartilage, or other ligaments. Additionally, patients may have bruises of the bone beneath the cartilage surface. These may be seen on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and may indicate injury to the overlying articular cartilage.
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Blood Flow Stimulation via electromagnetic pulse wrap! AND 1 MGHZ ULTRASOUND!
If you want to heal quickly, you need to keep your blood moving and that's where BFST, comes in. What is BFST? It's a substantial increase in the flow of blood to your injury location without the need to exercise the area. This is what a BFST Wrap does... you can really feel it work!
Have you seen what happens when you add water to a flower wilted from drought? In essence, an injured tendon is much like a "wilted" flower; your body wants to heal its injury, but needs lots of nutrients to do it.
Blood brings new life to your cells by delivering healing nutrients and oxygen that are vital to your tissue. In addition, the blood carries away toxins and cellular waste cleaning the area and healing it faster. Without a good supply of blood, your tendon simply won't heal properly.
In order to get maximum blood flow to your injury, you need to help your body stimulate blood flow. BFST (blood flow stimulation therapy), is the fast, easy and pain-free way to increase blood flow and speed healing. It is the key to dealing with your tendonitis injury properly.
Within moments of applying an BFST Wrap to your injured tendon or muscle, you can feel the healing sensation and the increase in blood flow.
During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, your injured tendons, ligaments, bursae and muscles will experience increased blood flow even though your body is at rest. It's a soothing sensation and extremely effective.
With BFST your injury is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly what your body needs to heal.
Electromagnetic Energy = Increased Blood Flow = More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins = Faster Healing
BFST is a new advancement to an age old therapy. The promotion of blood flow to promote healing has been a standard medical therapy for over 100 years. For centuries, doctors, therapists and moms worldwide have used warmth as a means of increasing blood flow. Hot water bottles and their variations have been used to soothe sore joints and muscles forever.
Among other things,ultrasound is a moderate blood flow stimulator. And unlike the hot compress approach which really just heats the surface, ultrasound penetrates below the skin to vibrate your inner tissue at the cellular level. More so, ultrasound's vibration technique is more effective as a clearing tool, reducing swelling (edema) and enabling circulation. Ultrasound stimulation is great for 'cleaning' the injured area below in the tissue, but ultimately you want to get that invaluable healing blood supply flowing through the area. That's what BFST® is all about.The problem with applied heat (aka the 'frying pan' approach) is that it only works on the skin and doesn't penetrate deep into the underlying tissue where most of the injured tissue really is. A warm bath is a similar concept but it still relies on the hot water to heat your skin, and your skin to heat the fat below the skin, and the fat to heat the muscle tissue, and so on. It works to some extent, but there are much more effective options.
BFST is all about promoting blood flow deep within your body tissue. You feel it right away. And unlike hot compresses, which are hot on your skin, the surface of your skin really just warms, and so does all the tissue below it, right down to the core. When you use BFST Wraps it gives you deep penetrating healing therapy, you feel the stimulation, the warmth, the increased blood flow deep within your injured tendon- and that's what you want. BFST stimulates the injured area, but don't let the name scare you. An BFST Wrap is not hot to the touch. Even after 30 minutes of treatment your skin is warm, but not hot. In fact, BFST Wraps are very comfortable to wear and very soothing to use. Arthritis patients swear by the deep penetrating, soothing effectiveness of our BFST wraps.
Why is BFST Deep Healing So Important?
The layer of fat beneath the surface of the skin (subcutaneous layer) actually works as an insulator and reduces the amount of heat that can penetrate into your tendon.Some heat therapies you may have tried such as heating pads, hot water bottles, moist towels, and warm baths only create a superficial heat near the surface of the skin. There are 2 reasons for this:
- Your body senses a temperature increase on your skin and increases blood flow in the layer to flush away the heat.
- Superficial Heat has the wrong energy signature to penetrate deep into the tissue.
Basically, a heating pad or hot water pad gives you BFST, but only at the skin layer instead of where it is needed most - at the location of the injury!
Why does it matter how deep the heat goes?
It matters because to effectively increase blood flow where you need it, you need the heat effect to occur at the location of the damaged tissue.
To get the blood flow deep - where you need it, you need the electromagnetic power of the BFST Wrap and the ultrasound. The above illustrations demonstrates how energy waves of subsonic sound penetrate 2-3cm into the soft tissue and blood flow is recruited to that area bringing oxygen and nutrients to the injury site.
How A BFST Wrap Works
A BFST Wrap is purely a workhorse! It is why we offer them. They have been specifically designed for the treatment of deep, soft tissue injuries.
BFST Wraps contain a patented Energy Web which is flexible and shaped to conform to your body. This Energy Web emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electro-magnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside your tissue and stimulates the blood flow needed to heal your injury. It is the electromagnetic energy that is crucial to the healing process.
There is no sound or vibration or motion that comes from the BFST unit. There are no creams or gels required, you simply wrap it snugly around the location of your tendinitis injury and turn it on. It is very easy to use.Conductive gel with antinflammatory properties are used with the ultrasound treatments .
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The most prudent advice is prevention through targeted excercise . My tennis routine will help
prevent tennis elbow, rotator cuff (shoulder) , as well as knee and ankle damage .
You will strengthen the associated tendons and ligaments in these joints , become stronger and perform at a higher level.
the following link will help if you are injured or think you are.
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