Reusable cold packs: what are the advantages?

Pharmacy cold packs are indispensable paramedical accessories if you're involved in physical activity. Whether you play soccer, rugby, handball, judo, athletics, tennis or cycling, injuries and other physical problems can occur at any time. That's why it's important to carry an ice pack with you, to provide first aid and relieve muscle or joint pain.

How does a reusable cold pack work?

The principle behind a reusable cold pack is virtually identical to that of an ice bladder. This medical accessory contains a gel that can be heated or cooled according to need and type of pain.

Such a cold pack is particularly practical, as it comes with a fabric cover to protect the skin from burns. You can therefore apply it directly to the skin to soothe painful areas without any risk.

The cold or hot gel pack is available in two different sizes: 10 x 10 cm for smaller body parts (wrist, ankle, etc.) and 12 x 27 cm for larger areas (knee, thigh, back, neck, etc.).

What are the advantages of instant cold packs?

Instant ice packs have the advantage of being activated in a matter of seconds, without having to be placed in the fridge first. Just like cold bombs, they are very practical and can easily be slipped into your first-aid kit to accompany you on your travels, at sporting events or matches.

Instant cold packs are single-use and can be ordered individually or in packs of 5, 10 or 50.

As for the cold gel pack, it's a very economical accessory. You can reuse it as often as you like. Simply place it in the freezer or fridge before use to relieve sore spots.

Likewise, the gel ice pack is designed to mould perfectly to the areas of the body to be treated, to relieve joint and muscle pain.

Ice packs: what are they used for?

Thanks to their thermal action, ice packs are effective in treating various types of trauma and relieving muscular tension after intense effort. Applying cold to a painful area considerably reduces inflammation.

In many sports, the knees are highly stressed joints. In the case of a sprain, for example, an ice pack should be placed on the knee immediately to numb the pain and reduce swelling. The same applies after a shock. The cold instantly soothes the injury and slows the onset of swelling.

Finally, ice packs can have a beneficial effect on contractures, cramps and tendonitis.

These thermal products are an essential part of any sporting activity. They provide essential first aid. Single-use or reusable, cold packs can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and soothe pain.

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