Types of Pain Treated by ICE Down Ice Wraps
Cold Therapy Ice Wraps
I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps not only treat both acute and chronic pain, it can also help heal your injuries. The most widely recommended method for injuries is R.I.C.E. – rest, ice, compression, and elevation. I.C.E. Down ice wraps deliver cold and compression effectively and conveniently.
Cold therapy works on the principle of heat exchange, absorbing the heat from your injured or inflamed body part to cool the area down. This stimulates an immediate release of your body's natural pain killers called endorphins. It also numbs the nerve endings, reducing the pain signals being sent to your brain.
Cold therapy does more than relieve the pain. It is also important to the healing process. After an injury, blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells are damaged. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen. When all of the oxygen is used up, the cells die. Cooling down the area slows down the metabolism of the cells, reducing the rate of cell death and damage.
The cold constricts the local blood vessels, so that less blood and fluids seep into the area from the damaged vessels, which means less bruising and swelling. Toxins and fluids are pumped away from the injury, through the bloodstream.
Compression minimizes the buildup of fluid (edema) around the injury, and works in conjunction with the cold to facilitate healing. Our I.C.E. DOWN neoprene ice wrap is the most effective method available to apply even compression over the injured area.
Restoring Strength and Range of Motion
Healing includes restoring strength and range of motion to the injured area. Until this happens the risk of re-injury is very high. Rehabilitative exercise is often called for, but can be very painful.
I.C.E. DOWN can make you comfortable enough to perform the necessary exercises, but it does not block the important pain signals that let you know if you are doing too much.
Chronic pain can be severely debilitating and it can lead to other health problems. When pain prevents you from using a body part, the area becomes weak and the ultimate result is even more pain.
The prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs used to treat pain typically lose their effectiveness with long-term use, and can have dangerous and debilitating side effects. I.C.E. DOWN can give you relief from chronic pain without the side effects.
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