Timing of Ice Pack
The time and frequencies of ice treatment or ice compress are vital details when it comes to using an ice pack. In the first place, it does not mean the longer ice treatment the better, or the more times the better. It has risks of getting hurt if ice is compressed too long and so many times, which finally results in a longer recovery.
It is recommended to use small doses of ice for around ten minutes. Stop ice treatment or ice compress immediately when it feels numb. The sense of ice compress is closely related to the way doing it. If you directly apply local, there will be a strong feeling of numbness. In this case, it is suggested to stop immediately. If you used a pack, plastic bag, or towel to wrap ice, it takes longer to have the effect of ice treatment with the time controlled within ten minutes.
The repeating times should be controlled in a proper range. Move away for at least twenty minutes after ten minutes of ice compress. Repeat that for the other one or two times, and three to four times in total. It is not necessary to repeat ten to twenty times a day. The key is the time. Generally, the sooner you apply ice after an acute injury, the better. For chronic injuries, ice compresses are also started after exercise. Ice compresses should be applied within 6 hours after the injury at the latest. After 6 hours, it is of little significance to apply ice compresses again.
Options of Ice Compresses
Ice candies or cold drinks
Convenience stores are the easiest access to get an ice compress. Cold drinks or ice candies are good tools to use as ice packs. In the event of an accident, rush to the stores and cover the cold drinks or ice candies with plastic to ice treat your injuries.
Homemade ice pack
Place homemade ice or ice from an ice maker in an ice pack, plastic bag, plastic wrap, or fresh-keeping bag. Apply the homemade ice pack on injuries for around ten minutes and repeat three to four times. It is not recommended to apply ice directly on locals. On the one hand, water will flow everywhere when the ice melt. On the other hand, the stimulus of ice will be too strong if not packed, which can easily cause numbness, pain, and even frostbite.
Aerosol spray is a preparation that sprays some highly volatile gases to the affected local and rapidly reduces the temperature of the affected local by taking away a lot of heat when it evaporates. It is often used for emergency treatment.
It is also extremely easy to use, as long as you spray it on the affected area and watch the dosage, and it is often used in competitions.
A compressed ice pack has both an ice compress effect and strong compresses to the injured locals. Hence, effectively reducing bleeding and tissue fluid exudation, ice pack is the best way to detumescence. As an updated ice pack, a compressed ice pack not only relieves pain but also reduces swelling. It is getting popular among athletes.
NIKSA reusable ice pack features as follow:
2.Fast pain relief. NIKSA gel ice packs are suitable to relieve pains for a faster recovery. Cold therapy is effective for knee pain, sprains, sports injuries, arthritis, patella issues, meniscus injuries, chronic knee pain, and more. NIKSA ice packs are designed to be used on ankles,shoulders, back,etc., and can act as ankle ice packs,shoulder ice pack,back ice packs.
3.Reusable ice pack and longer cold effect. NIKSA ice pack for knee reaches (-13°F) with low ice point. The ice pack gel is soft & flexible after freezing with 30% more gels than other ice packs, maintaining twice-longer time, the reusable and durable ice pack for the knee.
4.The ice pack for knee size is 13.7 x 9.8 inches; it fully wraps around your knee, elbows, calf, wrist, or any other body part. With a gel weight of 720g, and hook and loop straps of 25.5", perfectly covers your knee and other parts.
Notes on ice pack using:
• Mainly for acute injuries. Not mandatory for chronic strain and after marathon races.
• Ten minutes each time, and take a break afterward. Repeated in this way two to four times.
• Stop doing an ice pack when it feels numb.
• Apply within six hours after injury. Do not use after being hurt for twenty-four hours.