ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to a compressed or pinched nerve works to relieve the pain and reduces the risk of the pain returning. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long-term, permanent damage.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use gooey blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about
-4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 0°C for a long time. This is the ideal temperature for cold therapy, because it's cold enough to relieve your pain and swelling, but safe enough to not cause cold burns. Ice and blue gel packs will also start out at -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to
32°F / 0°C, but then they warm up quickly instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 0°C. The XC Gel® danger zone is very small, but the benefits are huge.
While XC Gel® packs are designed to be stored in the freezer, you can store them in the fridge if you find them too cold from the freezer. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff when it comes out of the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. Once the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
We've improved on the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - standard of injury care by introducing RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. The problem with ice is that it can be dangerous. Ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue. RCCE® is the proper solution. You don't want to apply ice, you want to apply cold that is just above freezing. Yes, you want cold, and lots of it -- but not so cold that it is below the freezing point of water.
ColdCure® gel packs contain 3x more gel per lb than ordinary gel packs. This means maximum coverage of the painful area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than ordinary gel packs. This means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.