KT Recovery+ Wave is a clinically proven and FDA cleared wearable medical device that uses sensation-free electromagnetic pulses, known clinically as pulsed short-wave therapy, to reduce nerve hypersensitivity and relieve pain.
The New KT Recovery+ Wave™ is a breakthrough in drug-free pain relief.
What was once an expensive, bulky clinical & sports therapy treatment is now available to you as an FDA approved, lightweight wearable that uses clinically proven electromagnetic therapy to treat chronic pain.
KT RECOVERY+ WAVE™
KT Recovery+ Wave™ is a breakthrough in drug-free pain relief. We have taken clinically proven electromagnetic therapy from the clinician's office and brought it to you as an easy to use and portable FDA cleared device. What was once an expensive, bulky clinical & sports therapy treatment is now lightweight, discreet, and wearable - to go wherever you go Clinically proven and FDA cleared device for pain relief
- Effective drug-free at-home use
- Safe undetectable electromagnetic pulses
- Use the provided strips to adhere the device or KT Tape kinesiology tape to provide added pain relief and support.
- Flexible loop is easy to place for active use
- Can be worn under clothing
- Water resistant
KNOW YOUR DEVICE
- Flexible loop
- Therapeutic area is inside loop
- On/off button
- Green light illuminates when device is on
- The electronics and battery are inside the module
COMMON APPLICATION SITES*
- Base of Neck
- Lower Back Pain
- Lateral Knee Pain
- Front Shoulder Pain
- SI Joint Pain
- Peroneal Tendonitis
- Hip Flexor
- Pain on Top of Foot
- Heel Pain
- Foot Pad Pain
- *Not clinically proven for all injuries
DON'T SEE YOUR PAIN POINT HERE? THE KT RECOVERY+ WAVE™ CAN BE SAFELY APPLIED OVER ANY JOINT OR TISSUE FOR PAIN RELIEF kttape.com/instructions
What is it?More
How does it work?More
KT Recovery + Wave uses pulsed short-wave therapy to target hypersensitive nerves, helping calm them. When you experience any type of musculoskeletal pain (pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, or nerves),and it becomes persistent (chronic), your nerves are constantly sending pains signals from that area to the brain. The high frequency, low energy electromagnetic waves generated by the KT Recovery + Wave work to target those nerves and calm them down, helping to decrease your pain for an extended period.
Where do I place it?More
The best placement option is to center the painful area within the loop of the device, secured directly to the skin. The entire area within the loop receives the electromagnetic signal.
How long do I need to wear it to start feeling the effects of pain relief?More
While pain relief can occur in a matter of hours, we strongly recommend that first-time users wear KTWave for at least 12 hours/day for at least 3 days for best results. The duration of use for first-time users to feel pain relief depends on their underlying injury, and the location of their pain. For example, it is easier for the Wave to reach painful nerves in the knee when compared to the back.
I do not feel any sensation, is it working?More
Once you have turned your device on and the green light is illuminated, the KT Recovery + Wave is working! The electromagnetic waves that target the pain are produced at a very high frequency, paired with a low energy output (1/200th of those from a cellular device), which creates a sensation-free experience. You can go about your day without any notice, enjoying the benefits along the way.
How is this technology different than TENS?More
Some may think this device is the same as a TENS unit, but they are INCORRECT for several reasons even though they both utilize electrotherapy:
|KT Recovery+ Wave||TENS Unit|
|Sensation-Free||Sensation (sometimes unbearable)|
|Risk-Free with extended use||Risk involved with extended use|
|No extra accessories necessary||Requires accessories for use|
|Safe for use by individuals with implants or pacemakers*||Unsafe for use by individuals with implants or pacemakers|
*KT Recovery + Wave should not be worn/used within 6 inches of active implants such as pacemakers. *KT Recovery + Wave can be used over inactive implants like knee implants.
Is this new technology?More
No, this type of technology has been used by clinicians for 40 years. The machines used for administering this type of therapy within the clinician’s office are expensive, bulky, and require inactivity during treatment. For the first time, their benefits have been converted into a simple wearable with equal effectiveness that does not require a trained clinician to operate.
How long should I wear it for?More
There is no limit to how many consecutive days the device can be worn. However, we recommend that the device be removed every few days or as needed, at least to clean adhesive residue on the skin and/or to mitigate the risk of skin irritation for those with sensitivities to adhesives.
How long does the battery last?More
The battery is designed to last 250 hours, which can be used intermittently or consecutively depending on the user’s preferences and level of pain.
Is it waterproof? Can I wear while working out?More
No, the device is not waterproof, although it is water-resistant! This means the device can absolutely be worn while working out. However, care must be taken not to subject the device to excessive forces such as severe bending, which may damage the device.
Can I use KT Tape to secure the loop instead of the included strips? What are the benefits of using KT Tape with KT Recovery + Wave?More
Yes! The Wave is designed and encouraged to be used with other pain relief products, i.e., adjunctive use. We recognize that persistent pain requires a multi-modal approach to achieving the best results, such as taping,icing, using NSAIDs etc. in combination with the Wave. For example, a user applying the Wave with KT Tape® would reap the therapeutic benefits offered by both products.
How do I turn it on?More
To activate your KT Recovery + Wave, remove the white tab from the back of the device. Locate the on/off button on the back of the device and press it, holding for 1-2 seconds until the green LED light on the front of the device is illuminated. Follow the same steps to turn the device off, until the green LED light is no longer illuminated.
Can I wear this over clothing?More
Yes, the device can be worn under or over clothing. Since the Wave uses electromagnetic energy, the device can be applied directly to the skin, or over light clothing or bandaging (for example, 3-4 mm in thickness).
What are some common injuries that this technology is beneficial for?More
The Wave is indicated for use in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Some examples of these injuries are:
• Knee Arthritis
• Neck Arthritis
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Neck Tendonitis
• Hip Tendonitis
• Shoulder Tendonitis
• Ankle Sprain
• Achliles Tendonitis
• Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
Does one have to suffer from chronic pain to experience relief?More
No, the device can be used by those with both short-term(acute) and persistent (chronic) pain. Individuals with persistent pain may see more dramatic pain relief, as the “baseline” pain is generally constant prior to using the device.
Are there any circumstances that I cannot wear it?More
The device should not be used by certain individuals (see CONTRAINDICATIONS in instructions for use):
• Women who are pregnant or those who think they may be pregnant should not use the Wave.
• Individuals should not use the Wave if they are experiencing sudden, unexplained pain (for example, appendicitis). Sudden, unexplained pain can be an indicator of a serious medical condition and may require immediate medical attention. Individuals should not use the Wave if they do not know the cause of their musculoskeletal pain.
• Individuals should not use the Wave if their pain is not musculoskeletal in nature, e.g. located deep inside the body such as the chest or stomach. The device is not intended to treat pain deep inside the body.
• The device should not be used to treat cancer related pain, as there should not be a scenario where an individual foregoes life-saving treatment etc. However, individuals with cancer can use the device for other non-cancer pain, such as osteoarthritis etc.
• The device should not be worn within 6 inches of internal implants or pacemakers.