McDavid GELPACK with one size wrap applicator
For knees elbows ankles wrists
Allows application over knees, elbows, ankles, wrists and all larger extremities.
FEATURES & BENEFITS.
- Functional strap & bag.
- Allows application over knees, elbows, ankles, wrists etc.
- Leave in the freezer.
- Boil in hot water.
- Will not freeze solid.
- Effective treatment of injuries.
- Maximum comfort and convenience.
- Pack size 130 x 250 mm.
- Pain relief – applying heat can relieve discomfort in an area of pain.
- Ease joint stiffness – improve flexibility by adding heat to your limbs/joints.
- Rapid recovery – increasing blood flow promotes healing of damaged tissue.
- Relaxation – heat therapy soothes and can help alleviate daily stress/anxiety.
- If uncertain if your particular symptom requires COLD or HEAT, please consult professional medical advice prior to use.
- Cold therapy works by reducing blood flow to a particular area.
- Used in cases of soft tissue sprains, strains, body scrapes, burns, headache, migraine, fever, sports injury, eye strain, toothache, insect bites, nose bleeds, heat rash.
- Helps reduce inflammation and swelling that causes pain, especially around a joint or a tendon.
- May temporarily reduce nerve activity, which can also relieve pain.
- People with sensory disorders that prevent feel sensations should not use cold therapy without care.
- Diabetics may experience nerve damage and lessened sensitivity without care.
- Cold therapy should not be used if you have poor circulation.
- Cold therapy incorrectly applied can result in skin, tissue, or nerve damage. If you unsure consult your doctor before using cold therapy.
- Heat therapy works by improving circulation and blood flow over the area where it has been applied.
- Increased temperature over an afflicted area can soothe discomfort and increase muscle flexibility and even heal damaged tissue.
- Stiffness and tension can often be relieved after 15 to 20 minutes of heat therapy.
- Used in cases of arthritis, sinus, muscle spasm, back ache, gout, hay fever, period pain, tension, stress, shoulder injury, neck pain.
- Includes functional strap attachment device made with thermal neoprene.
- Pack Size 130 x 250 mm.
- Contains : Distilled Water, Propylene Glycol, Kathon-CG, Dye.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- Remove gel pack and insert into a freezer for at least 2 ½ hours prior to use.
- Ideally we suggest to keep a gel pack in the freezer until you need it.
- Altenatively you may place the gel pack in a mixture of heavily iced water until suitably cold.
- Remove from the freezer or iced water.
- Dry, wrap in a towel or use a cover if provided and apply over the area using RICE guidelines of Rest/Ice/Compression/Elevation after trauma.
- Gel packs are usually applied to an injured or sore area at least 3 times a day for as long as you have pain, swelling, and inflammation.
- In the first 72 hours, it is recommended to ice for 10 minutes, once an hour.
- Heating times are based on an 800W microwave.
- Adjust heating times accordingly to suit the power of your microwave. It may take a few goes to get it right.
- Always heat pack from room temperature - never from frozen.
- Microwave the gel pack ONLY - never the fabric, cover or strap.
- Monitor whilst heating - If the pack swells, turn off the microwave immediately and wait for swelling to subside.
- Place the gel pack flat on the microwave turntable, close the door and heat for 20 seconds on HIGH.
- Remove the gel pack USING AN OVEN GLOVE OR TOWEL and test the temperature.
- If the edges are warm and the middle cold, move the gel around inside the pack to distribute the heat.
- Re-Flatten and return to the microwave for another 10-20 seconds.
- Always keep an eye on it at all times.
- Repeat above steps until desired heat is achieved.
- Once the pack is sufficiently warm, wrap it in a towel or place it in a cover (if available) and lay it over the part of your body that needs the heat.
Please pay close attention to these points.
- Don't make the pack too hot so as to risk burning yourself.
- Medically, there is no advantage to anything more than gentle warmth.
- Don’t heat the pack for more than 10-20 seconds at a time.
- The plastic may melt at the edges if heated too aggressively.
- Short bursts are best.
- In the unlikely event that you damage the pack, allow the gel to cool completely before attempting to clean it up.
- Don’t panic – the gel is 100% non-toxic.
- Always handle a HOT pack through a towel, glove or cover and do not apply a HOT pack directly to the skin without protection.
- When using do not put weight on the pack by sitting on the gel pack.
- Breakage/leakage may occur.
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