A NEW APPROACH TO A TIME-TESTED THERAPY

Our FDA cleared system and patented technology delivers targeted hot or cold therapy in a lightweight support to provide effective joint pain relief resulting from arthritis, physical exertion, obesity, bad knees, aging, post surgery, and more.

ESSENTIAL FACTS
  • Heat and ice therapy both assist the body’s natural healing systems.
  • Ice and heat therapy are two of the oldest healing methods.
  • Both treatments are two of the most efficient and natural ways to handle pain and speed healing.
TAILORING YOUR THERAPY

One of the most frequently asked questions people have about pain and injury management is when to use ice and when to use heat. Heat and ice therapy are standard procedure for athletes, and they have been for a long time. Both are used to alter the temperature of the tissues directly beneath our skin, reducing pain, quickening healing time, and recovery from workouts. However what is the real difference between ice therapy and heat therapy and their ability to control our pain and improve our condition?


 

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ICE THERAPY

When you get injured or suffer from undue stress or strain, blood rushes to the site of the injury delivering much-needed nutrients and oxygen. In that rush of energy, blood vessels enlarge, increasing blood flow and causing the injury site to swell up and inflame. Basically, when an ice pack is placed on an injury, a couple things happen: cell metabolism slows down and vasoconstriction occurs.

Vasoconstriction means your blood vessels constrict and get smaller. When your blood vessels constrict, swelling diminishes. When swelling decreases, the pain and pressure you feel on the injured area does as well. Ice will help numb the tissues and nerves that send pain signals to your brain.

 


BENEFITS OF COLD PACKS
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  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Most effective immediately after receiving injury or onset of pain
  • Draws heat away from the injury site by constricting blood vessels
    • Often used in combination with rest, compression, and elevation (known as R.I.C.E. treatment) immediately after workouts or injuries

 


WHEN TO ICE
    • Arthritis pain
    • Knotted muscles
    • Tendinitis when there is swelling
    • After activities that trigger a chronic injury
    • After exercise to reduce inflammation or ease muscle aches
    • For the first 2-3 days after you receive an acute injury (such as a sprained ankle or pulled muscle)
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HEAT THERAPY

Heating raises the temperature of the tissues and blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Blood vessels open up and increase in size, helping to improve blood flow and circulation and delivering more nutrients and oxygen to the injured area. When tissues and muscles are heated, they relax and become more flexible. This is why heat therapy can be especially helpful in dealing with cramps or muscle spasms.

 

 

 


BENEFITS OF HEAT PODS
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  • Reduces pain
  • Enhances circulation
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Eases cramping and relaxes tight muscles and tissues
  • Often used in rehab to deliver nutrients and oxygen to damaged areas

 


WHEN TO HEAT
  • Arthritis pain
  • Knotted muscles
  • Stiffness and/or sore muscles
  • To calm regular pain from chronic conditions
  • When muscle spasms or cramping occur
  • Prior to exercise to improve muscle and ligament flexibility