Hot and Cold Pack Universal is made of durable nylon material inside which there is an active gel which accumulates cold or warmth. The packs are universal and reusable. They are used in cold or hot therapy to stop swelling, reduce the production of lymph and reduce pain caused by injuries. For cold therapy, you place it in the freezer for a period of time and then when frozen, it will work to reduce inflammation at the site of the injury. For heat therapy, place it in the mircowave and then place it on the site of the injury. You may need to wrap the Hot and Cold Universal pack in a towel before placing it on the injury. This is to prevent irritation from the direct heat or cold.
When using the heat therapy, it increases tissue temperature thus increasing blood flow. Heat has a pain-relieving effect, therefore, it reduces muscle tension. When using cold therapy, the cold reduces inflammation by constricting the blood vessels.
When should I use Heat Therapy:
– reduction of pain;
– injuries of ligaments and joints;
– as a preparation before physical exercise
When using the cold therapy, is reduces blood flow to a particular area, which can significantly reduce inflammation and swelling that causes pain, especially around a joint or tendon.
When should I use Cold Therapy:
– conditions after injuries and overstraining e.g. tears of muscles and ligaments
– joint dislocations and twists;
– inflammation of tissues;
– to lower temperature in states of subfebrile and fever;
– tissues swelling.
30 x 18 cm
For a larger size, why not try our Hot & Cold Pack for shoulders.