In and out of the world of medicine, usage of a gel ice pack to help reduce the effects of a sports injury is almost akin to a miracle. This is because using this cold therapy is capable of bringing down the level of discomfort and pain by almost 35%! With repeated use, cold therapy only eases the discomfort of the patient, but it will also help give the strained, sprained or torn muscle or ligament a well-deserved rest.
The benefits of using gel ice packs is so well-known and recognized that even professional medical practitioners recommend usage of this therapeutic method of healing to their patients. Cold therapy can help ease the discomfort related to back pain, sports injuries, tennis elbow, ankle or wrist sprains, sciatica, back spasms and injuries, migraine, menstrual cramps, swollen glands, arthritis, pleurisy or even aid in the recovery of a stroke. This is the recognized capabilities of using gel ice packs.
The reason why this method of healing and recovery is so effective is because not only does it help reduce swelling, it relaxes muscles, ligaments and tendons. When the muscles and tendons are relaxed, it gives the muscle and ligament some time to heal. Cold therapy also encourages endorphin release, increases blood flow, reduces disability time and promotes a more rapid healing.
While usage of drugs and chemical treatment is just as effective, there are absolutely no side effects to using cold therapy as a method of healing. Absolutely none! No vomiting, no loss of appetite, no purging, no gaining of weight….using gel ice packs is as natural as it comes. To most of use, this is good news because usage of drugs have been linked to the many different types of side effects….for example, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nervousness, sleeplessness or excessive tiring. With this therapeutic method of healing, you don’t have to bear with the side effects of getting back into good health. In fact, healing should have NO side effects.
When you use gel ice packs as a method of healing your injury, application of the pack will instantly help your body generate endorphins in your system to promote quicker healing.
Even if your injury is not a serious one, application is highly recommended because it has been shown that quick action can help stop your injury from becoming more serious! So, if you have a small niggling throbbing on your wrist right now, apply a gel ice pack on your wrist and by tomorrow morning, everything will be gone and you’ll be functioning as normal again – with no worries about the throbbing morphing into something worse!
When searching for the right equipment to use, you will have to take into consideration the amount of time that the gel ice pack can keep cold. You don’t want to have to use the pack halfway and then have to put it back into the fridge again and continue with the therapy 1 or 2 hours later. This will be disruptive to your schedule. A good cold therapy healing unit will last you up to 8 hours of cooling.
So, make sure you invest in a good one right from the start!
Our Customers Say ...
"I know I’ve found a new key to my post-ride recovery. After each ride, I take a recovery drink with me into the shower, clean off and then put the ice wraps on while I cook and eat."-- Phil Gaimon, 24, rides for Kenda Pro Cycling