Hot & Cold Therapy provides instant hot or cold relief. Cold Therapy is used to reduce inflammation and swelling by lowering skin temperature. It also helps to relieve pain by numbing injured tissues and reducing muscle spasms. It is important to apply cold therapy to an injured area as soon as possible to keep the surrounding swelling tissue to a minimum. Instant Cold Therapy treatment can last approximately 5 to 35 minutes and will go down to temperatures reaching 26º F.
Hot therapy is used on injuries after inflammation and swelling has subsided. Hot therapy usually follows cold therapy. Hot therapy is used to treat torn muscles and tendons after inflammation subsides. Instant Hot Therapy treatment can last approximately 20 to 35 minutes and reaches temperatures of 130º F.
Instant Hot & Cold Therapy provides consistent, even thermal therapy, eliminating the temperature extremes associated with ice bags, hot water bottles, heat lamps and towels. Single-use design helps reduce risks associated with cross contamination and eliminates sterilization/reprocessing costs.
Source: Medline Industries Inc.