Ultimate Hot / Cold Hand Therapy Mitt
With simple storage
between uses, this reusable compress can be applied again and again. The
flexible non-cracking PVC thermo plastic membrane conforms gently to the
area where the application of cold therapy is needed. The compress's
unique non-freezable, non-toxic, food grade gel remains pliable even at
temperatures as low as -25°F (-27°C). The scientific, anatomical
designs of the compress keep the gel distributed over the treatment area
for better cold therapy treatment. Both the non-freezable gel and the
FDA-approved material used to make the compress (medical grade PVC
crystal) are non-toxic, making the compress safe for all
Hot/Cold Foot Bootie is used for both cold and hot therapy to help relief
pain in the foot, toes and ankle and is ideal for spots injury and those
suffering from arthritis circulatory problems and reducing
post-operative swelling and bruising. The Hot/Cold Hand Therapy Mitt may also
be used in conjunction with manicures, etc. for the treatment and
softening of the hands, fingers, cuticles and so forth.
application of cold therapy is beneficial for reducing swelling by
constricting the capillary vessels and slowing down the flow of blood
and other fluids to the injured or operated area. Patients also benefit
from cold therapy’s anesthetic effect on the nerves, which helps
reduce the sensation of pain and provides a soothing, refreshing, and
relaxing feeling to the injured or operated area. Further, cold therapy
reduces the risk of hematoma formation. Because cold therapy helps to
restore strength, mobility and range of motion more quickly, patients
may reduce their recovery time, heal faster and feel better sooner.
Hot therapy is
beneficial in reducing bruising by helping break down bruising
discolorations (i.e. black, blue, purple, green, gray, yellow and other
discolorations). Hot therapy can also help increase comfort and
relaxation for sore, achy skin and muscle tissues that have been
For best results, it
is recommended to buy 2 compresses to be able to have a cold one ready
at all times while the other is being used.
Place your compress
flat in refrigerator of freezer for several hours, (initial cooling of
the compress takes approximately one hour). Adjust to comfort by placing
a gauze, thin clean cloth or paper towel between compress and the skin
if necessary. For moist cold applications, wet the cloth or gauze,
squeeze out excess moisture and place on the affected area. It is
recommended to apply the compress for 15-20 minutes (or as directed by
your doctor), and then off the affected area for 40-45 minutes (or as
directed by your doctor). For better results, return your compress to
the refrigerator or freezer after every use. The Cold/Hot pack can be
reapplied after being cooled again. For continued relief, carry on cold
therapy treatments for 72 hours after surgery or as directed by your
doctor. When stored in the refrigerator or freezer, do not place any
heavy objects on top of your compress.
Different methods can
be used to heat the compress, from boiling water, hot tap water, or
microwave. For Moist Heat Therapy, you may place a wet 8” x 8" gauze between the compress and the affected area. For dry heat, you may wipe the excess water from the compress with a clean cloth or paper towel and place the compress over the affected area.
Once the compress is hot, you may apply it for 15-20 minutes (or as directed by your doctor), and then off the affected area for 40-45 minutes (or as directed by your doctor). Between hot therapy treatments, store the compress at room temperature.
BOILING WATER: If you use boiling water, bring water to a
boil in a pan. Then, turn stove fire off and take the pan off the stove.
Immerse the compress in boiled water for one minute. Make sure that you
do not immerse the compress in the pan until the pan itself is removed
from the stove.
HOT TAP WATER: If you wish to use hot tap water, run hot
tap water until it reaches its hottest temperature, and fill a container
with hot water. Soak the compress for five minutes and apply over the
MICROWAVE: Microwave in 15 SECOND INTERVALS. Test
Temperature of pack between intervals. Knead pack to evenly distribute
the heated gel. Wet pack for moist heat. DO NOT OVERHEAT
After use, the
compress can be cleaned with a mild soap, detergent or alcohol. For
better results, return your compress to the refrigerator or freezer
after every use. When stored in the refrigerator or freezer, do not
place any heavy objects on top of your compress.
For Hot/Cold Compress Use
Persons who have
circulatory problems, are hypersensitive to cold/warm therapy, or with
history of frostbite should consult a doctor before using this product.
This product should always be wrapped in a cloth or towel and should not
be applied directly to the skin to avoid frostbite and burns.
Furthermore, do not exceed 20 minutes per application.
Hot/Cold Hand Therapy Mitt can be used over and over again making them very
economical. The actual life span of this product will depend upon the
extent of usage. Stop using this product immediately if it becomes
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