Cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to an injured joint immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. This swelling can be in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or tendon sheaths within the ankle. Doctors and Therapists know that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term permanent damage as a result of a soft tissue injury.
The King Brand ColdCure® Achilles Wrap is a medical grade cold compression wrap designed for use in hospitals and injury therapy clinics. Increasingly patients are purchasing their own units for use at home and healing even faster as a result. The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in soft tissue injuries.
Improving on the RICE standard of injury care, ColdCure® wraps are specifically designed to operate at refrigeration (not freezer) temperatures. This eliminates the potential of skin damage during treatment associated with all freezer wraps. This improved standard is called RCCE® (Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation). RCCE® allows for the wraps to be applied to the patient and used while not attended by a physician or clinician. This is very important given the likelihood of skin damage from alternative devices which use cold packs charged in a freezer particularly when used on the Achilles / ankle.
The over-sized cold packs in all ColdCure® Achilles wraps contain specially formulated gel with more cooling power per lb than standard wraps. This allows for longer treatment durations without having to recharge the wrap or switch cold packs. The longer treatment times and more cold power means more pain relief, better control of swelling and less handling of the injured area. These all result in a better treatment. Each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large cold packs allowing for immediate re-use in clinical settings or the ability for extended treatment durations in the patient's home.
Like the BFST® Devices, ColdCure® Achilles wraps are made from flexible, stretchable neoprene covered in soft, plush cloth. The gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the ankle so that the Achilles is properly targeted. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the ankle and the bottom of the foot and the knee and the shoulder are all shaped very differently and each one deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack around the back of the ankle, up and down the Achilles, to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power and compression over the entire injured area. This has in every way been designed to be 100% an Achilles therapy product.
The wraps use RigiGel® technology so that the gel does not flow away from the injured area when pressure is applied. The gel stays in place even under pressure. Yet it is still soft and molds to the body. ColdCure® wraps are unique and of a higher quality and performance than any other wrap available. Again, like the BFST® device, the ColdCure® wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The wrap and unwrap design allows for easily application around a tender, injured, ankle without having to slip into or out of a 'boot or sock like' device.
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