How To Use
The Arctic Ease Cold Therapy Wrap® can be applied multiple times per day depending on the severity of the injured area. The wrap may be worn for several hours at a time. To use the Arctic Ease Cold Therapy Wrap®, wrap the affected joint utilizing a figure-8. A figure-eight wrap is used to limit joint movement of the hand, elbow, knee, ankle, or foot.
Everyday activities can put a lot of strain on your knees, leaving them stiff and swollen, and leaving you in pain. The pain can get worse if you are very active since the cartilage that protects and cushions your bone surfaces can wear away over time. Conditions like degenerative joint disease, arthritis and tendonitis can all affect the knee.
- Arthritis. Three different types of arthritis can affect the knee. Osteoarthritis is the most common and is usually a slow, progressive, degenerative disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory disease, can destroy joint cartilage. Post traumatic Arthritis can develop after an injury and may develop years after a fracture, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Symptoms of arthritis include stiff and swollen joints, making it hard to bend or straighten the knee, pain and swelling in the mornings or after inactivity, and also a feeling of locking or buckling when standing.
- Tendonitis. Characterized by inflamed tendons, tendonitis causes tenderness directly over the tendon, pain with movement of muscles and tendons, and swelling. It can be incredibly painful even if you are inactive.
In treating many types of knee pain, the common goal is to break the inflammatory cycle. The inflammatory cycle starts at the time of an injury. After an injury, inflammation invades the knee, which causes further injury, and further inflammation. This cycle leads to continued knee pain. The cycle can be broken by fighting the swelling, wrap your knee with Arctic Ease Cold Compression Wraps® to reduce pain and swelling, by administering cold therapy and compression.
Ankle and Foot Pain
Ankle pain can impact every aspect of your life. From running to lying in bed, swollen or painful ankles can make even the simplest tasks difficult. The most common injuries that occur in the ankle joint are sprains, arthritis and tendonitis.
Ankle Sprains occur most frequently when partaking in physical activity, especially those with a lot of side to side motions like basketball or tennis. The ankle may be twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments, which leads to swelling and bruising. Ankle sprains make it difficult to bear weight on the joint.
- Plantar Fasciitis can cause both heel and arch pain. It is the inflammation of connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Pain is typically caused by the overuse of the arch tendon which causes mini tears in the tendon. Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs are most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be found in all age groups.
- Heel Spurs are an abnormal hook growth of bone that forms on the bottom of the heel bone. They cause pain when walking or standing and can be caused by abnormal gait, bad posture or by wearing inappropriate shoes.
- Ankle Sprains occur most frequently when partaking in physical activity, especially those with a lot of side to side motions like basketball or tennis. The ankle may be twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments, which leads to swelling and bruising. Ankle sprains make it difficult to bear weight on the joint.
- Arthritis is a common condition that usually affects the older population. The most common symptom is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. When present in the ankle joint, it can seriously inhibit walking and regular activities.
- Tendonitis is an overuse injury that leads to serious inflammation of the tendon. When apparent in the ankle, tendons can be sore, swollen and make it hard to stand or bear weight.
Wrap your ankle and feet with Arctic Ease Cold Compression Wraps® to reduce pain and swelling, by administering cold therapy and compression.
Wrist and Hand Pain
You use your wrists and hands all day every day for work, play and everything in-between. When you don’t have full function of your wrist and hands, your life can be seriously disrupted. Many overuse injuries that can cause pain, including:
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. The product of a pinch in the media-nerve due to compression in the carpel tunnel of the wrist, carpel tunnel syndrome results in pain and numbness so intense that may actually wake you up from a sound sleep.
Repetitive Strain Injuries. Causing weakness, lack of control and coordination, numbness, tingling and hypersensitivity in your wrists and hands, repetitive strain injuries can be tweaked during everyday activities such as using a computing or simply twisting your wrists a lot, which is sometimes called rave wrist.
Wave goodbye to your wrist and hand pain. Arctic Ease wraps assist in relieving pain in sore muscles and joints while reducing muscle spasms. The Arctic Ease wrap cools and compresses at the same time and lasts for three hours! The revolutionary technology of Arctic Ease will have you on the road to pain relief.
Pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness, and decreased range of motion are all painful symptoms that can occur in your elbow. They may occur gradually or during everyday activities and can seriously hinder your ability to perform even simple tasks.
Elbow injuries occur most during:
- Sports or recreational activities
- Work-related tasks
- Work or projects around the house
Older adults have a higher risk for injuries and fractures because they lose muscle mass and bone strength as they age. That can result in bruises, injuries to tendons and a higher possibility for sprains but overuse can occur at any age. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both evidence of overuse and can cause pain on the inside of the elbow. Arctic Ease wraps remove swelling, and assist in relieving pain in sore muscles and joints while reducing muscle sprains.
Elbow pain relief is right around corner with the revolutionary technology of Arctic Ease. Start treating you injuries for hours without messy icepacks or refrigeration. Arctic Ease wraps can be used while exercising to assist in limiting post exercise elbow pain.
The most common cause of shoulder pain and neck pain is injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures. This can occur from whiplash or other injury to these areas. Degenerative arthritis of the spine in the neck which can pinch nerves and result in both neck pain and shoulder pain. Degenerative disc disease in the neck (cervical spondylitis) can cause local neck pain or radiating pain from disc herniation, causing pinching of nerves.
Apply Arctic Ease Cold Compression Wraps to reduce pain and swelling, with cold therapy and compression. Light exercise can also help speed recovery by increasing blood flow and supplying nutrients to the affected area. Both Arctic Ease and exercise may result in a noticeable decrease in stiffness.
How to apply the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wrap® to a Knee
- 1. Start wrapping above the knee making one complete circular turn to secure the wrap in place.
- 2. Bring wrap diagonally behind knee and around leg just below the knee. Complete figure-eight by bringing wrap back up diagonally behind the knee and around the leg just above the knee.
- 3. Make another complete figure-eight overlapping lower on previous layer.
- 4. Make a circular turn just above the knee and begin downward, overlapping circular turns around the knee providing compression to the whole joint. Secure below knee by smoothing self-adhering wrap.
How to apply the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wrap® to an Ankle and Foot
- 1. Start wrapping at the ball of foot, continuing under foot from inside to outside.
- 2. Make 2 or 3 turns around foot moving towards ankle with each turn overlapping one-half of the previous later. Begin a figure-eight turn bringing wrap up outside of foot, over instep and inside around ankle.
- 3. Continue down inside of foot around heel, back up over instep, down under foot, and back up completely around ankle.
- 4. Repeat the figure-eight 2 or 3 times overlapping one-half of the previous layer and rising above the ankle. Secure above ankle by smoothing self-adhering wrap.
How to apply the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wrap® to a Wrist and Hand
- 1. Start on inside of wrist with complete circular turn to secure wrap in place.
- 2. Make figure-eight turn by bringing roll diagonally down across back of hand, between thumb and index finger and up across palm to wrist.
- 3. Bring wrap around wrist and down across palm, around back of hand, between thumb and index finger, and up to wrist. Circle wrist. Complete second figure-eight turn.
- 4. Circle wrist and begin circular turns up forearm, overlapping by one-half the previous layer. Secure above wrist by smoothing self-adhering wrap.
How to apply the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wrap® to an Elbow
- 1. Start wrapping above the elbow making one complete circular turn to secure the wrap in place.
- 2. Bring wrap diagonally behind elbow and around arm just below the elbow. Complete figure-eight by bringing wrap back up diagonally behind the elbow and around the arm just above the knee.
- 3. Make another complete figure-eight overlapping lower on previous layer.
- 4. Make a circular turn just above the elbow and begin downward, overlapping circular turns around the elbow providing compression to the whole joint. Secure below elbow by smoothing self-adhering wrap.
How to apply the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wrap® to a Shoulder
- 1. We recommend that you have assistance to wrap. Start wrap on outside of arm just below point of injury, wrapping it full circle around back of arm to secure it in place.
- 2. Bring wrap around back, under other arm, across chest and over shoulder at point of injury.
- 3. Continue wrap around back, under other arm and smooth self-adhering wrap at chest.