More convenient than an electric heating pad or traditional ice bag, the Rapid Air reusable hot and cold gel pack promotes the healing of common injuries and muscle aches. Keep one on hand to use again and again whenever you need fast relief for joint and muscle pain.
The reusable 9 by 11 inch hot and cold pack provides hot and cold therapy when needed, promoting recovery for various application areas. Contour-gel remains flexible even when frozen, molds to the body comfortably and holds in the cold longer than other brands.
An economical choice and a staple in every medicine cabinet, the Rapid Aid reusable cold pack helps treat everything from headaches and sports injuries to general aches and pains. The hot and cold gel pack is the perfect size to use just about anywhere on the body, calming inflammation fast from head to toe.
Benefits of cold therapy for immediate injury treatment are:
Relieves aches and pains and reduces muscle spasms and inflammation
Reduces bruising and swelling and blood flow to the area, helping to soothe muscle and joint pain
Numbs sore areas to reduce pain
Advantages of hot therapy for ongoing stiffness and pain include:
Helps heal damaged tissue faster by increasing blood flow
Eases muscle aches, calms soreness and adds comfort to muscles
Soothes stiff joints to help improve mobility and flexibility
Common treatments for injuries - both chronic and acute - require the application of heat or ice, and it's important to know which injuries call for which treatment. Ice treatments are commonly used for acute injuries but can be used to treat chronic conditions as well.
Heat is generally used for chronic conditions or injuries with no inflammation or swelling and is ideal for sore muscles or joints. For those with chronic conditions or injuries, it is best to use heat therapy before exercise and ice afterward.