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Painless and Quick ACL Surgery Recovery

Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides. The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients. What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery.

Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients after surgery, it does pose certain risks. Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications. Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief.

Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area. The ice machine for knee produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry. The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire area and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy.

Cold therapy is commonly used after orthopedic surgeries and is especially helpful in the recovery of post-operative ACL repair patients. Cold therapy reduces swelling and therefore, relieves the patient’s pain better and more effectively than pain medicine alone. The lack of swelling to the surgical area actually accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

With the recent advances in physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients after orthopedic surgery, there are now many things doctors can prescribe to help the patient HEAL faster and with less pain. ACL tears are common in adults and are caused by trauma to the area or from repetitive motion. Once a patient has been diagnosed with an ACL tear and surgery has been scheduled, that’s the time doctors and patients need to discuss physical therapy and rehabilitation options. What the patient and doctor decide will be based on several factors :

1. How severe is the tear and what surgery will be performed?

2. What type of physical therapy will the patient be able to tolerate and what will the schedule be?

3. Will cold therapy be provided by your physical therapist and will it be prescribed for you at home?

IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use. The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

Purchasing Your Cold Therapy Unit

Cold therapy systems are offered in a wide selection of styles and models. IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is a portable model and provides convenience and reliability anywhere you need to use it. IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is powered by electricity and can even be used in the car while you travel using our auto adapter.

The variety of pad sizes and shapes is also an important consideration when choosing the best cold therapy unit for your needs. Patients are encouraged to choose a unit that comes with pads that offer a proper fit and the correct coverage to maximum the benefits of cold therapy. Pads are specifically designed to contour the area of the body affected. Most pads are equipped with a protective cloth covering to ensure the skin is protected from the cold temperature during therapy, if this is not the case, a protective barrier should be used to between the pad and your skin. IsoComforter’s cold therapy systems are available with several different choices of bladder or Iso-Tube pads for the patient’s convenience.

When choosing an ice therapy machine, there are several important factors to consider. Cold therapy units are available in many different styles. Some are gravity driven and some use a motorized pump to circulate water. Some units offer pads in a variety of sizes and shapes, and all units vary in price. These systems are generally used following muscle injury, surgery, sports injury, and post orthopedic trauma to reduce the pain and swelling to the injured area. Cold therapy units are growing in popularity because, unlike conventional ice packs, cold therapy systems provide consistent temperatures throughout the treatment.

Isocomforter’s cold therapy machines are designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The cold therapy machine can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

IsoComforter cold therapy systems are the most affordable and most reliable unit on the market today.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

If you want innovative, proven technology to greatly reduce your pain, swelling, and recovery time from post-operative orthopedic or sports related injuries, contact IsoComforter, Inc. at 1-877-277-0367 for the best cold therapy machine on the market today!

 

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries develop because of microscopic tears in the tissue. When the body is unable to repair the tears in the tissue as fast as they are being made, inflammation occurs, leading to the sensation of pain.

The main causes of repetitive motion injuries include:  Repetitive activity, Trauma, Crystal deposits, Friction, Systemic disease (rheumatoid arthritis and gout)

Repetitive Motion symptoms of tendinitis is pain over the site involved. Tendinitis is made worse by active motion of the inflamed tendon. The skin overlying the inflamed tendon may be red and warm to the touch.

Repetitive motion injuries are among the most common.  These injuries are made worse by the repetitive actions of daily living. Repetitive motion injuries make up 50% of all athletic-related injuries.  Simple everyday actions, such as throwing a ball, scrubbing a floor, or jogging, can lead to this condition.  The most common types of repetitive motion injuries are tendinitis and bursitis.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa sac.  A bursa, or a small pouch or sac that is found over an area where friction may develop and serves to cushion or lubricate the area between tendon and bone.  There are over 150 bursa are in the body and most bursa are present at birth, but some come into existence in sites of repetitive pressure.  Common areas where bursitis can occur include the elbows, knees, and hips.  Different types of bursitis include traumatic, infectious, and gouty.  Traumatic bursitis is the type involved with repetitive motion injuries and is the most common.

Tendinitis occurs when a tendon, the white fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone and allows for movement at all joints throughout the human body becomes inflamed.  The most common sites of tendinitis include the shoulders, biceps, and elbows.

Bursitis symptoms commonly include pain, tenderness, and decreased range of motion over the affected area. Redness, swelling, and a “crunchy” feeling when the joint is moved may also occur.

Conditions that place you at a higher risk for infectious bursitis include : Chronic alcoholism, Diabetes, Uremia, Gout, Manual labor, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Tendinitis is best treated with immobilization and ice during the early phase and moist heat during the long-term phase.   The treatment of inflammatory bursitis is similar to that of tendinitis.

At home care for a painful or swollen joint should include cold therapy for relief of pain and swelling. Most physicians recommend icing 2-3 times a day for 20-30 minutes each time.  Isocomforter’s old therapy machine ( https://isocomforter.com/ ) helps by numbing the area affected.   When your tendonitis or bursitis causes a painful or burning sensation, applying cold therapy can help numb the area affected.  Cold therapy can reduce inflammation better than regular ice packs or bag of peas. Ice and water that is circulated from a cold therapy unit provides a continuous cold application for an extended period thus, removing heat better and diminishing the swelling.  This allows the swollen joint to return back down to size, which relieves your pain.

Joints that are hot, red, and irritated, are relieved by applying cold therapy.  Remember, cold helps minimize inflammation and pain.  But just like heat therapy (like a heating pad) you have to take precautions not to damage to your skin from exposure to cold temperatures.

Here are suggestions for safely using cold therapy devices so you don’t put your skin at risk.

1.  Place a cloth towel between your skin and the cold therapy pad.

2.  Cold therapy should be applied no longer than 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off.

3.  Always consult your physician prior to using cold therapy and follow his or her advice.

4.  Frequent skin checks every 15-20 minutes are a MUST.  If you notice your skin becoming numb, red, or blotchy, remove the cold source.

5.  Avoid cold therapy if you have circulatory problems, are using pain medication, while asleep or on the elderly, children, or on an unconscious or sleeping patient.

To prevent repetitive motion injuries, here are a few suggestions :

1.  Do adequate warm up and cool down movements.

2.  Avoid any activity that causes your injury to “flare up”.

3.  Practice range-of-motion exercises, especially with tendinitis. These are important to ensure minimal decrease in function.

4.  Use splints or bands to decrease the strain on a tendon that occurs with sporting activities, such as tennis and golf. These devices may be bought over-the-counter or obtained from your doctor.

 

Using Cryotherapy for Pain Management

Cryotherapy reduces swelling, which is tied to pain. It also reduces sensitivity to pain. Cryotherapy is particularly effective when you are managing pain with swelling, especially around a joint or tendon.

Putting ice or frozen items directly on your skin could ease pain, but it also can damage your skin. It’s best to wrap the body part being treated in a towel to protect your skin from the direct cold.

Apply the IsoComforter cold therapy machine for brief periods – about 20 to 30 minutes – several times a day. Check your skin frequently for sensation while using ice therapy machines or any other form of cold therapy. This will help make sure you aren’t damaging the tissues.

Cold therapy, or cryotherapy can be applied in a variety of ways, including icepacks, ice massage, whirlpools, or ice baths. When used to treat injuries at home, cold therapy remains one of the simplest, time-tested remedies for managing pain and swelling.  Using an IsoComforter cold therapy unit for knee or should is the most convenient method of cryotherapy.  IsoComforter cold therapy machines eliminate the mess that ice packs or a bag of frozen peas leave behind.  There is no dripping wet bags of ice to deal with when you are done.

Cryotherapy is the “I” component of R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), a treatment recommended for the home care of many injuries, particularly ones caused by sports.

Cold therapy unit for pain relief may be used for :

•  Runner’s knee

•  Tendonitis

•  Sprains

•  Arthritis pain

•  Pain after a hip or knee replacement

•  Lower back pain

Studies have shown the benefits of applying ice lowers your skin temperature, reduces the nerve activity and reduces pain and swelling.

You might need to combine cryotherapy with other approaches to pain management :

•  Rest. Take a break from activities that can make your pain worse.

•  Elevation. Put your feet up – or whatever body part is in pain.

•  Pain medication. Over-the-counter products can help ease discomfort.

•  Rehabilitation exercises. Depending on where your injury is, you might want to try stretching and strengthening exercises that can support the area.

Stop applying ice if you lose feeling in the skin where you are applying it.  Always consult your doctor before starting any ice therapy regiment to make certain you don’t have any medical conditions like diabetes that affect how well you can sense tissue damage.

 

IsoComforter Cold Therapy Units

What makes IsoComforter better than other manufacturers? IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine provides cold therapy with Iso-tube and uniflow technology through a patented method of temperature regulation. The Iso-tube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control after knee surgery or shoulder injuries. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your injury or post op site, the system provides continuous cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes. The IsoComforter patented Iso-tube System is engineered to sustain a constant temperature range without manual mechanical controls. The result is an easy to use cold therapy system that provides safe, effective heat transfer at the optimal therapeutic temperature range and greater reliability due to system simplicity. IsoComforter cold therapy machine with Iso-tube technology produces a very comfortable “cold” that is more easily tolerated by patients. It has been proven to notably reduce swelling and pain… often with less dependency on pain relievers.

When can I use my cold therapy machine? Cold therapy should be used following any orthopedic injury or surgery in accordance to your physician’s recommendations. Physicians recommend cold therapy after surgery or physical activity to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.

What will my IsoComforter cold therapy machine do? Cold Therapy machines can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain by decreasing the body’s ability to “attack” the wounded area that initiates the body’s natural healing process. The application of cold on an isolated area slows the nerve endings immediate impulses to the brain to increase swelling and heat. By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

Can I use cold therapy safely? Cold therapy should be used under a physician’s direction, should be applied for 30 minutes and then removed for 30 minutes and frequent skin checks every 30 minutes is strongly recommended, and any changes in skin condition should be reported to your physician immediately. If in doubt, call your health care provider’s office.

Conventional ice is outdated and ineffective. Contact your physician or physical therapist today and ask them to prescribe an IsoComforter Cold Therapy machine today so you can be on your way to a faster, more pain free recovery. Conventional bags of ice are messy and inconvenient. Bags of melting ice cause – wet pillows, clothes, furniture, and blankets. Bags of dripping ice can also cause a patient’s incision to get wet which can lead to infection at the surgical site. Patients find being compliant with that type of cold therapy is difficult and typically stop the cold therapy part of their rehabilitation, which the leads to more pain and swelling again.

 

The IsoComforter Cold Therapy Difference

IsoComforter Therapy Pads

The IsoComforter IsoTube pad system is specifically designed for different body parts and applications. It delivers comfortable cold therapy with accurate therapeutic temperature ranges that allow for longer-term application. IsoComforter’s patented cold therapy pads are Silicone free and resists flow restrictions and stiffening and conform better to body contours. The flow pattern assures a consistent temperature across the pads for uniform therapy, while the foam insulation on the pad and hose helps prevent condensation.

IsoComforter’s patented Iso-Tube pads are designed to completely disperse cold therapy across the cooling surface of the pad due to the single flow design. The water flows in one direction allowing for high flow heat transfer.

IsoTube Technology

IsoComforter, Inc., one of the Nation’s premier providers of cold therapy products, has created an innovative IsoTube technology and uniflow technology that employs a patented method of temperature regulation. The IsoTube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control after surgery. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your injury or post op site, the system provides continuous cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes. The IsoComforter patented IsoTube System is engineered to sustain a constant temperature range without manual mechanical controls. The result is an easy to use cold therapy system that provides safe, effective heat transfer at the optimal therapeutic temperature range. The IsoComforter cold therapy machine with IsoTube technology produces a very comfortable “cold” that is more easily tolerated by patients. It has been proven to notably reduce swelling and pain… often with less dependency on pain relievers.

Dynamic Versus Static

Traditional ice packs only provide a “Static” form of cold therapy, meaning there is no flow or movement. The constant flow of cold water provides a more stable heat transfer to the area. Cold water moving rapidly over an area is less likely to injure you than ice sitting directly on the skin, causing burns. IsoComforter provides a dynamic or constant flow of cold therapy, allowing for better heat transfer. The most efficient heat transfer happens between the greatest differences of temperatures and when you have a high rate of cold water flow over the injured area. Dynamic cold therapy, such as the IsoComforter cold therapy system, provides a more consistent therapeutic temperature, thus accelerating the healing process and reducing pain, swelling, and the need for pain control medications.

For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best.

For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

What Are the Benefits of Cold Therapy Machines?

Who benefits from cold therapy machines?

Anyone suffering from the following injury or ailment :

Post Operative Knee Replacement Recovery

Post Operative Shoulder Surgery Recovery

ACL Repair Recovery

Hip and Back Surgery Recovery

Rotator Cuff Repair Recovery

Sports Injury Recovery

Orthopedic Fractures

Orthopedic Trauma and Incision Recovery

Edema from sprains and strains

Plastic Surgery Recovery

Why is a cold therapy machine better than ice?

Conventional bags of ice are messy and inconvenient. Bags of melting ice cause – wet pillows, clothes, furniture, and blankets. Bags of dripping ice can also cause a patient’s incision to get wet which can lead to infection at the surgical site. Patients find being compliant with that type of cold therapy is difficult and typically stop the cold therapy part of their rehabilitation, which the leads to more pain and swelling again.

What will my IsoComforter cold therapy machine do?

Cold Therapy machines can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain by decreasing the body’s ability to “attack” the wounded area that initiates the body’s natural healing process. The application of cold on an isolated area slows the nerve endings immediate impulses to the brain to increase swelling and heat. By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

What makes IsoComforter better than other manufacturers?

IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine provides cold therapy with Iso-tube and uniflow technology through a patented method of temperature regulation. The Iso-tube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your injury or post op site, the system provides continuous cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes. The IsoComforter patented Iso-tube System is engineered to sustain a constant temperature range without manual mechanical controls. The result is an easy to use cold therapy system that provides safe, effective heat transfer at the optimal therapeutic temperature range and greater reliability due to system simplicity. IsoComforter cold therapy machine with Iso-tube technology produces a very comfortable “cold” that is more easily tolerated by patients. It has been proven to notably reduce swelling and pain… often with less dependency on pain relievers.

When can I use my cold therapy machine?

Cold therapy should be used following any orthopedic injury or surgery in accordance to your physician’s recommendations. Physicians recommend cold therapy after surgery or physical activity to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.

Can I use cold therapy safely?

Cold therapy should be used under a physician’s direction, should be applied for 30 minutes and then removed for 30 minutes and frequent skin checks every 30 minutes is strongly recommended, and any changes in skin condition should be reported to your physician immediately. If in doubt, call your health care provider’s office.

Conventional ice is outdated and ineffective. Contact your physician or physical therapist today and ask them to prescribe an IsoComforter Cold Therapy machine today so you can be on your way to a faster, more pain free recovery.

 

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

With the recent advances in physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients after orthopedic surgery, there are now many things doctors can prescribe to help the patient HEAL faster and with less pain. Rotator cuff tears are common in adults and are caused by trauma to the area or from repetitive motion. Athletes, construction workers, and painters are just some of the patients that perform the type of jobs that can cause rotator cuff tears. Once a patient has been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear and surgery has been scheduled, that’s the time doctors and patients need to discuss physical therapy and rehabilitation options. What the patient and doctor decide will be based on several factors :

1. How severe is the tear and what surgery will be performed?

2. What type of physical therapy will the patient be able to tolerate and what will the schedule be?

3. Will cold therapy be provided by your physical therapist and will it be prescribed for you at home?

Cold therapy is commonly used after orthopedic surgeries and is especially helpful in the recovery of post-operative rotator cuff repair patients. Cold therapy reduces swelling and therefore, relieves the patient’s pain better and more effectively than pain medicine alone. The lack of swelling to the surgical area actually accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area. The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry. The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire shoulder and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy.

Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides. The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients. What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery.

Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients after surgery, it does pose certain risks. Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications. Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief.

IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use. The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

Cryotherapy Reduces and Improves Orthopedic Surgery Recovery Time

One of the best ways to ensure that you make a speedy and full recovery after orthopedic surgery is to include IsoComforter, Inc. cold therapy as part of your rehabilitation process. Cryotherapy is simply the application of therapeutic cold to an injury or surgical site. The positive effects of cold therapy are many and there are techniques you can employ to ensure that you get the most out of your efforts and get pain relief after orthopedic surgery.

IsoComforter Cold Therapy Units are clinically proven to have the following benefits :

 Pain reduction – When you apply cold to any part of your body, the nerves in that area reduce in activity, which therefore lessens the perception of pain, providing an analgesic or pain relieving effect. Cryotherapy also effects the reduction of muscular activity, which also contributes to a reduction in pain.

 Swelling control – Swelling is a natural part of the inflammatory response that your body will go through after orthopedic surgery. Some minor swelling is normal, and in fact can be beneficial, however, too much swelling impedes the healing process and can be uncomfortable. Cryotherapy is designed to reduce the swelling by causing blood vessels to alternate between dilating and constricting, removing most of the excess waste and fluid that contributes to swelling.

 Faster healing – These factors, together contribute to a faster healing process. The benefits of being in less pain allows you to perform the exercises that your physical therapist recommends more comfortably, and the healing effects of cryotherapy help you get back on your feet faster.

One way to use cryotherapy is with the use of ice packs. Although this has been an effective method for years, technology has made major strides that allow you to enhance the benefits of cryotherapy.

One of the drawbacks of ice packs is that they heat up over time and become less effective. IsoComforter cryotherapy systems use an ice reservoir and a constantly circulating flow of cold water to provide a consistent application of therapeutic cold. In combination with specialized wraps that cover the entire area around the surgical site, you benefit from deeper-penetrating, longer-lasting cryotherapy.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

If you want innovative, proven technology to greatly reduce your pain, swelling, and recovery time from post-operative orthopedic or sports related injuries, contact IsoComforter, Inc. at 1-877-277-0367 or visit our website at www.isocomforter.com for the best cold therapy machine on the market today!

 

Cold Therapy Machines – What Are the Benefits?

Who benefits from cold therapy machines?

Anyone suffering from the following injury or ailment :

•  Post Operative Shoulder Surgery Recovery

•  Post Operative Knee Replacement Recovery

•  ACL Repair Recovery

•  Hip and Back Surgery Recovery

•  Rotator Cuff Repair Recovery

•  Sports Injury Recovery

•  Orthopedic Fractures

•  Orthopedic Trauma and Incision Recovery

•  Edema from sprains and strains

•  Plastic Surgery Recovery

Why is a cold therapy machine better than ice?

Conventional bags of ice are messy and inconvenient. Bags of melting ice cause – wet pillows, clothes, furniture, and blankets. Bags of dripping ice can also cause a patient’s incision to get wet which can lead to infection at the surgical site. Patients find being compliant with that type of cold therapy is difficult and typically stop the cold therapy part of their rehabilitation, which the leads to more pain and swelling again.

What will my IsoComforter cold therapy machine do?

Cold Therapy machines can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain by decreasing the body’s ability to “attack” the wounded area that initiates the body’s natural healing process. The application of cold on an isolated area slows the nerve endings immediate impulses to the brain to increase swelling and heat. By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

What makes IsoComforter better than other manufacturers?

IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine provides cold therapy with Iso-tube and uniflow technology through a patented method of temperature regulation. The Iso-tube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your injury or post op site, the system provides continuous cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes. The IsoComforter patented Iso-tube System is engineered to sustain a constant temperature range without manual mechanical controls. The result is an easy to use cold therapy system that provides safe, effective heat transfer at the optimal therapeutic temperature range and greater reliability due to system simplicity. IsoComforter cold therapy machine with Iso-tube technology produces a very comfortable “cold” that is more easily tolerated by patients. It has been proven to notably reduce swelling and pain… often with less dependency on pain relievers.

When can I use my cold therapy machine?

Cold therapy should be used following any orthopedic injury or surgery in accordance to your physician’s recommendations. Physicians recommend cold therapy after surgery or physical activity to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.

Can I use cold therapy safely?

Cold therapy should be used under a physician’s direction, should be applied for 30 minutes and then removed for 30 minutes and frequent skin checks every 30 minutes is strongly recommended, and any changes in skin condition should be reported to your physician immediately.  If in doubt, call your health care provider’s office.

Conventional ice is outdated and ineffective.  Contact your physician or physical therapist today and ask them to prescribe an IsoComforter Cold Therapy Machine today so you can be on your way to a faster, more pain free recovery.

 

Post-Operative Rehabilitation & Pain Management Using Cold Therapy

Cold therapy is a highly effective pain management and recovery accelerant for post-operative care. Cold therapy is particularly effective for rehabilitation and managing post-operative knee surgery pain. Best of all, it is a low-cost, high-efficiency, non-pharmaceutical rehabilitation tactic, making it an appropriate addition to just about every post-operative patient’s rehabilitation strategy.

How does cold therapy work

Cold therapy is effective in post-operative rehabilitation for a variety of reasons including :

•  Cold Therapy decreases fluid buildup which is a significant contributor to post-operative swelling in the injured body part.

•  Cold therapy also causes blood vessels to narrow, slowing blood flow to the injured part as well as the release of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation.

•  Cold therapy decreases pain by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses.

•  Cold therapy limits the muscle’s ability to maintain contraction, thus reducing muscle spasm, which can be quite painful during post-operative recovery.

•  Both the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health recognize that cold therapy is particularly effective at alleviating pain. A German study applied continuous cold therapy with a cold therapy system in the post-operative treatment for knee ligament surgery. 80% of the knee joint patients reported no or low pain, whereas the control group noted considerable or violent pain. Likewise, the study found that cold therapy leads to significantly lower swelling, which aided in quicker recovery.

For reasons such as these, cold therapy is frequently prescribed throughout the duration of post-operative rehabilitation. In many cases, cold therapy should be applied alongside compression as it can also aid in reducing swelling. In these instances, it is important to select a cold therapy system that also provides a degree of compression. With the right cold therapy unit, cold can penetrate deep into the joint. In turn, the unit provides lasting pain relief throughout the recovery.

Why is motorized cold therapy better than traditional cold packs?

Cold packs are adequate for slight injuries, such as mildly sprains, but they are not appropriate for more significant injuries and post-operative care. An ice pack administers inconsistent temperature over a small space. Intense cold lasts for a short period of time, but the packs quickly warm against the skin, requiring multiple trips to the freezer.

A quality cold therapy system on the other hand, will deliver a motorized flow of consistent temperature through circulation pads that are specifically designed for different body parts and applications. This ensures that temperatures stay within the effective range, that the cold is applied to the correct area with the correct pressure so that it can penetrate deep into the joint, and the cold therapy session can occur for a longer period of time in accordance with the physician’s prescribed treatment protocol. Depending on the type of unit you select, you should be able to administer anywhere between 6 and 11 hours of consistent cold therapy per ice change.

To learn more about cold therapy and the most effective cold therapy systems currently available, please visit IsoComforter.

 

Long Lasting Benefits of Cold Therapy

Why is a cold therapy machine better than ice? Conventional bags of ice are messy and inconvenient. Bags of melting ice cause – wet pillows, clothes, furniture, and blankets. Bags of dripping ice can also cause a patient’s incision to get wet which can lead to infection at the surgical site. Patients find being compliant with that type of cold therapy is difficult and typically stop the cold therapy part of their rehabilitation, which the leads to more pain and swelling again.

What will my IsoComforter cold therapy machine do?  Cold Therapy machines can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain by decreasing the body’s ability to “attack” the wounded area that initiates the body’s natural healing process. The application of cold on an isolated area slows the nerve endings immediate impulses to the brain to increase swelling and heat. By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

When can I use my cold therapy machine?  Cold therapy should be used following any orthopedic injury or surgery in accordance to your physician’s recommendations. Physicians recommend cold therapy after knee surgery or physical activity to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.

Can I use cold therapy safely?  Cold therapy should be used under a physician’s direction, should be applied for 30 minutes and then removed for 30 minutes and frequent skin checks every 30 minutes is strongly recommended, and any changes in skin condition should be reported to your physician immediately. If in doubt, call your health care provider’s office.

What makes IsoComforter better than other manufacturers?

IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine provides cold therapy with Iso-tube and uniflow technology through a patented method of temperature regulation. The Iso-tube ridges provide optimal contact and pain control. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your injury or post op site, the system provides continuous cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes. The IsoComforter patented Iso-tube System is engineered to sustain a constant temperature range without manual mechanical controls.

The result is an easy to use cold therapy system that provides safe, effective heat transfer at the optimal therapeutic temperature range and greater reliability due to system simplicity. IsoComforter cold therapy machine with Iso-tube technology produces a very comfortable “cold” that is more easily tolerated by patients. It has been proven to notably reduce swelling and pain… often with less dependency on pain relievers.

Conventional ice is outdated and ineffective. Contact your physician or physical therapist today and ask them to prescribe an IsoComforter Cold Therapy machine today so you can be on your way to a faster, more pain free recovery.

 

Healing After Your ACL Surgery

Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area.  The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry.  The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire area and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy.

Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides.   The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients.  What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery.

Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients after surgery, it does pose certain risks.  Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications.  Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief.

With the recent advances in physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients after orthopedic surgery, there are now many things doctors can prescribe to help the patient HEAL faster and with less pain.  ACL tears are common in adults and are caused by trauma to the area or from repetitive motion.    Once a patient has been diagnosed with an ACL tear and surgery has been scheduled, that’s the time doctors and patients need to discuss physical therapy and rehabilitation options.  What the patient and doctor decide will be based on several factors:

1.  How severe is the tear and what surgery will be performed?

2.  What type of physical therapy will the patient be able to tolerate and what will the schedule be?

3.  Will cold therapy be provided by your physical therapist and will it be prescribed for you at home?

Cold therapy is commonly used as pain control after orthopedic surgeries and is especially helpful in the recovery of post-operative ACL repair patients.  Cold therapy reduces swelling and therefore, relieves the patient’s pain better and more effectively than pain medicine alone.  The lack of swelling to the surgical area actually accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use.   The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

Cold Therapy for Post-Operative Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Cold therapy is an effective pain management and recovery accelerant for post-operative care. Cold therapy is particularly effective in post-operative rehabilitation. Best of all, it is a low-cost, high-efficiency, rehabilitation tactic, making it an effective resource for every post-operative patient’s rehabilitation plan. Cold therapy is effective in rehabilitation and pain relief after post-operative surgery for a variety of reasons:

  • Cold therapy decreases fluid buildup which is a significant contributor to post-operative swelling in the injured body part.
  • Cold therapy also causes blood vessels to constrict, slowing blood flow, decreasing pain and inflammation.
  • Cold therapy decreases pain by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses disallowing the brain to receive pain impulses.
  • Cold therapy limits the muscle’s ability to maintain contraction, which reduces muscle spasm.

Cold therapy is frequently prescribed for the duration of post-operative rehabilitation.  Cold therapy reduces pain and swelling. It is important to select a cold therapy system that also provides a degree of compression. With the right cold therapy unit, cold can penetrate deep into the joint. In turn, the unit provides lasting pain relief throughout the recovery. Why are cold therapy machines better than traditional cold packs? An ice pack administers inconsistent temperature over a small space. Intense cold lasts for a short period of time, but the packs quickly get warm when put against the skin, requiring multiple trips to the freezer. A quality cold therapy system on the other hand, will deliver a consistent flow of cold water delivering therapeutic temperature through circulation pads that are specifically designed for different body parts and applications. This ensures that temperatures stay within the effective range, that the cold is applied to the correct area so that it can penetrate deep into the joint, and the cold therapy session can occur for a longer period of time. IsoComforter’s patented Iso-Tube pads are designed to completely disperse cold therapy across the cooling surface of the pad due to the single flow design. The water flows in one direction allowing for higher flow heat transfer. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today or visit our website at www.isocomforter.com.

 

Why Cold Therapy Speeds Up Muscle Injury Recovery

Cold therapy is widely used after a musculoskeletal injury or post-surgical recovery to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling. If you have had a shoulder surgery or knee injury, you know the normal advice you’re given; – rest, elevate your leg or shoulder, and apply ice to the injured area. If you have ever used a bag of ice, you know how messy and inconvenient this can be. Staying compliant with that type of cold therapy is really difficult and that’s one reason why bags of messy ice are not ideal for recovering from an injury. What’s even more important to know is that using ice water therapy is an area that’s been studied by researchers in the field of orthopedics, sports medicine and physical therapy. These studies find that when a patient utilizes cold therapy on the affected area, muscle recovery is accelerated. Why is this true? What benefit does cold therapy offer to someone suffering from a sports injury? The use of cold therapy helps to more rapidly get rid of the edema that surrounds injured soft tissue. Edema reduces the availability of oxygen to the tissue, which decreases the energy needed to push the accumulated fluid out of the cell and restore normal flow. Numerous studies have concluded that normal lymphatic flow is critical for faster healing. Researchers have found that cold therapy, along with active compression seems to provide a therapeutic effect that speeds connective tissue healing. The external pressure that is applied causes increased arterial blood flow, decreases venous pressure and reduces blood flow to the injured area.  This means that active compression and cold therapy appears to encourage the acceleration of the healing process. When active cold and compression therapy are put together the clinical benefits are amplified. The soft tissue-cold surface contact increases the degree of tissue cooling. This improves pain relief, speeds healing, and minimizes long-term tissue necrosis and scar formation. Don’t rely on outdated and ineffective ice water therapy when you have a sports injury. Ask your doctor for the best cold therapy unit on the market. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today or visit our website at http://www.isocomforter.com/. About IsoComforter Since 2000, IsoComforter, Inc. has been committed to providing the highest quality product possible, through our highly skilled and dedicated employees and state-of-the-art and patented products. This commitment to quality is what makes IsoComforter stand out ahead of our competitors and enables us to deliver quality products to our customers. IsoComforter is located in South Florida and manufactures and delivers quality products nationwide.

 

Why Use Cold Therapy Instead of Conventional Ice Packs?

Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area.  The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry. The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire shoulder and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy. Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides.   The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients.  What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients after rotator cuff surgery or total knee replacement, it does pose certain risks.  Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications.  Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief. The benefits of using a cold therapy machine is the length of time the machine can deliver cold therapy to the site.  IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine can circulate cold water around the incision site via our patented IsoTube cold therapy pads for hours at a time.  This enables the patient to gain the proven pain-relief and healing benefits that only cold therapy machines can provide! IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use. The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible. For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

What to Look For Before Purchasing Your Cold Therapy Unit

When choosing a cold therapy unit, there are several important factors to consider. Cold therapy units are available in many different styles.  Some are gravity driven and some use a motorized pump to circulate water.  Some units offer pads in a variety of sizes and shapes, and all units vary in price. These systems are generally used for pain control after surgery, muscle injury, sports injury, and post orthopedic trauma to reduce the pain and swelling to the injured area.  Cold therapy units are growing in popularity because, unlike conventional ice packs, cold therapy systems provide consistent temperatures throughout the treatment. Isocomforter’s cold therapy machines are designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The cold therapy machine can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible. Cold therapy systems are offered in a wide selection of styles and models. IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is a portable model and provides convenience and reliability anywhere you need to use it.  IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is powered by electricity and can even be used in the car while you travel using our auto adapter. The variety of pad sizes and shapes is also an important consideration when choosing the best cold therapy unit for your needs. Patients are encouraged to choose a unit that comes with pads that offer a proper fit and the correct coverage to maximum the benefits of cold therapy.  Pads are specifically designed to contour the area of the body affected.  Most pads are equipped with a protective cloth covering to ensure the skin is protected from the cold temperature during therapy, if this is not the case, a protective barrier should be used to between the pad and your skin. IsoComforter’s cold therapy systems are available with several different choices of bladder or Iso-Tube pads for the patient’s convenience. IsoComforter cold therapy systems are the most affordable and most reliable unit on the market today. For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. If you want innovative, proven technology to greatly reduce your pain, swelling, and recovery time from post-operative orthopedic or sports related injuries, contact IsoComforter, Inc. at 1-877-277-0367 or visit our website at www.isocomforter.com for the best cold therapy machine on the market today!

 

Treating a Dislocated Shoulder with Cold Therapy

When a shoulder is dislocated, the upper arm bone separates from the shoulder blade and pops out of the socket. In contrast, a shoulder separation occurs when the ligaments that connect the scapula and the clavicle are damaged. Shoulder dislocation is a serious injury.  If it’s not treated properly, a dislocated shoulder can leave you vulnerable for future dislocations, a frozen shoulder, and other joint complications. Some dislocations can result in fractures, muscle tears, or nerve damage. Only a medical professional can diagnose potential complications, which is one reason it is important to see a doctor if a dislocated shoulder injury is suspected. Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder may vary.  If you experienced a sports trauma or other event that might have resulted in a shoulder dislocation, there are some common signs. Significant pain is always a symptom, along with the inability to move your arm. Numbness is also a symptom of a dislocated shoulder.  In many cases, the shoulder will actually be visibly dislocated.  The faster you treat it, the faster you recover.  When treated properly, dislocated shoulders can fully heal and full range of motion can be restored.  In addition to quick medical attention and a careful return to activity, the healing process can be accelerated with cold therapy to help reduce inflammation and protect healthy tissue. Dislocated shoulders are common in certain sports, especially those with a lot of contact between players like football and hockey.  A dislocated shoulder injury can also be caused by a trauma such as a car accident or a fall. Whether it is a sports injury or an accident, it is useful to understand what happens in the body when you dislocate your shoulder and how you can speed up the recovery process and get effective pain control for shoulder. What You Need to Know about Your Dislocated Shoulder If you are concerned that you might have a dislocated shoulder injury, seek medical attention immediately so you can start recovering as soon as possible. If you are recovering from a dislocated shoulder injury, ask your doctor, coach, or trainer about a cold therapy system.  IsoComforter’s patented cold therapy pads are Silicone free and resists flow restrictions and stiffening and conform better to body contours. The flow pattern assures a consistent temperature across the pads for uniform therapy, while the foam insulation on the pad and hose helps prevent condensation. IsoComforter’s patented Iso-Tube pads are designed to completely disperse cold therapy across the cooling surface of the pad due to the single flow design. The water flows in one direction allowing for high flow heat transfer. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today at (877) 277-0367 or visit our website at http://www.isocomforter.com. About IsoComforter Since 2000, IsoComforter, Inc. has been committed to providing the highest quality product possible, through our highly skilled and dedicated employees and state-of-the-art and patented products. This commitment to quality is what makes IsoComforter stand out ahead of our competitors and enables us to deliver quality products nationwide.

 

Four Reasons That Cold Therapy is Beneficial to Your Post-Surgical Orthopedic Recovery

The first thing you should do id always check with your physician to be sure you’re using the proper therapy for your diagnosed condition. Using the inappropriate therapy can actually cause even further tissue damage and prolong the recovery process. Here are some reasons why you want to use cold therapy and why ice therapy can be helpful.

  1. Pain Relief
  2. Reduction of Swelling
  3. Reduction of Muscle Spasms
  4. Less need for Pain Medicine

Pain relief is probably the most common reason for utilizing ice therapy. There are several different theories as to why cold therapy is so effective for relieving pain and better pain control after surgery.  Cold slows down the electrical impulses going to your brain telling you you’re in pain. It also seems to raise the body’s threshold to tolerate pain, possibly by the release of extra endorphins which is the body’s natural pain reliever. The reduction in swelling is controlled by the same process. Cold causes the blood vessels to contract. Since excessive blood flow to the injured area causes swelling, just like a cut, the narrowing of the blood vessels themselves will reduce the amount of blood getting to the area of concern, reducing swelling and or bleeding. Cold can also be very effective in reducing muscle spasms. In a number of cases, pain is actually the cause of a muscle spasm so by reducing the pain, you also reduce the muscle spasm. This is a very brief explanation and does not encompass all factors involved, hopefully it’s given you a little better understanding of what cold therapy can be used for and why it can be helpful. If you would like to discuss cold therapy in further detail, contact your physician, or feel free to call our office to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today at (877) 277-0367 or visit our website at http://www.isocomforter.com/. About IsoComforter Since 2000, IsoComforter, Inc. has been committed to providing the highest quality product possible, through our highly skilled and dedicated employees and state-of-the-art and patented products. This commitment to quality is what makes IsoComforter stand out ahead of our competitors and enables us to deliver quality products to our customers. IsoComforter is located in South Florida and manufactures and delivers quality products nationwide.

 

The Benefits of Post Surgical Recovery Using a Cold Therapy Machine

Have you ever had to use a drippy, messy bag of ice to relieve the pain and swelling after an orthopedic surgery or injury?  Well, then you know how inconvenient this can be.  The ice only says frozen for a minimal amount of time, the bag leaks, and you are left with a wet, watery mess to clean up, not to mention the risk you take getting the surgical site wet!  Ice packs or bags of ice are messy and inconvenient.  Ice packs do not conform to the contour of your body, and can also drip condensation to the surgical site. Pain medication can have side effects that do not outweigh the benefits, and do not help promote the healing of the affected area, but serve to only mask the pain. But, what if there was another way?  What if there was another way to speed your recovery and ease the pain of surgery, injury, and rehabilitation without the risk of infection from dripping bags of ice?  What if there was a way you could use far less pain medication, and achieve better pain relieving results?  The use of the Cryotech 100 Cold Therapy Unit by IsoComforter, Inc. is a proven way to help recover from orthopedic surgery, trauma, and sports injuries. The IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine provides state-of-the-art cold therapy that gets the job done effectively. Numerous studies have shown that the use of cold therapy machines is the superior method to optimize healing and speed your recovery time. The benefits of using a cold therapy machine is the length of time the machine can deliver cold therapy to the site.  The IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine can circulate cold water around the incision site via our patented Iso-Tube cold therapy pads for hours at a time.  This enables the patient to gain the proven pain-relief and healing benefits that only cold therapy machines can provide! IsoComforter cold therapy machines are the most convenient portable cold therapy unit and have been shown to decrease pain, muscle spasms, and swelling. You can use our cold therapy machine at home, plugged into an outlet, or take it with you and use it in your car with our Auto adapter. IsoComforter’s cold therapy machines are designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The cold therapy machine can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. If you want innovative, proven technology to greatly reduce your pain, swelling, and recovery time from post-operative orthopedic or sports related injuries, contact us at or visit our website for the best cold therapy machine on the market today!

 

How to Heal Faster from Shoulder Surgery

 | With the recent advances in physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients after shoulder surgery, there are now many things doctors can prescribe to help the patient heal faster and with less pain. Shoulder injuries are common in adults and are caused by trauma to the area or from repetitive motion. Once a patient has been diagnosed with a shoulder injury, that’s the time doctors and patients need to discuss physical therapy and rehabilitation options. What the patient and doctor decide will be based on several factors: 1. How severe is the injury and will surgery will be performed? 2. What type of physical therapy will the patient be able to tolerate and what will the schedule be? 3. Will cold therapy be provided by your physical therapist and will it be prescribed for you at home? Cold therapy is commonly used after orthopedic surgeries and is especially helpful in the recovery for patients with shoulder injuries. Cold therapy reduces swelling and therefore, relieves the patient’s pain better and more effectively than pain medicine alone. The lack of swelling to the area actually accelerates the body’s natural healing process. Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area. The IsoComforter cold therapy machine produces virtually no condensation, keeping the area clean and dry. The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire shoulder and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy. Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides.   The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of physical therapy visits needed by some patients. What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients, it does pose certain risks. Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications. Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief. IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use.  The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

 

How to Treat Repetitive Motion Injuries Occurred

 | Repetitive motion injuries are among the most common. These injuries are made worse by the repetitive actions of daily living. Repetitive motion injuries make up 50% of all athletic-related injuries. Simple everyday actions, such as throwing a ball, scrubbing a floor, or jogging, can lead to this condition. The most common types of repetitive motion injuries are tendinitis and bursitis. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa sac. A bursa, or a small pouch or sac that is found over an area where friction may develop and serves to cushion or lubricate the area between tendon and bone. There are over 150 bursa are in the body and most bursa are present at birth, but some come into existence in sites of repetitive pressure. Common areas where bursitis can occur include the elbows, knees, and hips. Different types of bursitis include traumatic, infectious, and gouty. Traumatic bursitis is the type involved with repetitive motion injuries and is the most common. Tendinitis occurs when a tendon, the white fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone and allows for movement at all joints throughout the human body becomes inflamed. The most common sites of tendinitis include the shoulders, biceps, and elbows. Repetitive motion injuries develop because of microscopic tears in the tissue. When the body is unable to repair the tears in the tissue as fast as they are being made, inflammation occurs, leading to the sensation of pain. The main causes of repetitive motion injuries include: Repetitive activity, Trauma, Crystal deposits, Friction, Systemic disease (rheumatoid arthritis and gout). Repetitive Motion symptoms of tendinitis is pain over the site involved. Tendinitis is made worse by active motion of the inflamed tendon. The skin overlying the inflamed tendon may be red and warm to the touch. Bursitis symptoms commonly include pain, tenderness, and decreased range of motion over the affected area. Redness, swelling, and a “crunchy” feeling when the joint is moved may also occur. Conditions that place you at a higher risk for infectious bursitis include: Chronic alcoholism, Diabetes, Uremia, Gout, Manual labor, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tendinitis is best treated with immobilization and ice during the early phase and moist heat during the long-term phase.  The treatment of inflammatory bursitis is similar to that of tendinitis. At home care for a painful or swollen joint should include cold therapy for relief of pain and swelling. Most physicians recommend icing 2-3 times a day for 20-30 minutes each time. Cold therapy helps by numbing the area affected.  When your tendonitis or bursitis causes a painful or burning sensation, applying cold therapy can help numb the area affected. Cold therapy can reduce inflammation better than regular ice packs or bag of peas. Ice and water that is circulated from a cold therapy unit provides a continuous cold application for an extended period thus, removing heat better and diminishing the swelling. This allows the swollen joint to return back down to size, which relieves your pain. Joints that are hot, red, and irritated, are relieved by applying cold therapy. Remember, cold helps minimize inflammation and pain. But just like heat therapy (like a heating pad) you have to take precautions not to damage to your skin from exposure to cold temperatures. Here are suggestions for safely using cold therapy devices so you don’t put your skin at risk. 1. Place a cloth towel between your skin and the cold therapy pad. 2. Cold therapy should be applied no longer than 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. 3. Always consult your physician prior to using cold therapy and follow his or her advice. 4. Frequent skin checks every 15-20 minutes are a MUST. If you notice your skin becoming numb, red, or blotchy, remove the cold source. 5. Avoid cold therapy if you have circulatory problems, are using pain medication, while asleep or on the elderly, children, or on an unconscious or sleeping patient. To prevent repetitive motion injuries, here are a few suggestions: 1. Do adequate warm up and cool down movements. 2. Avoid any activity that causes your injury to “flare up”. 3. Practice range-of-motion exercises, especially with tendinitis. These are important to ensure minimal decrease in function. 4. Use splints or bands to decrease the strain on a tendon that occurs with sporting activities, such as tennis and golf. These devices may be bought over-the-counter or obtained from your doctor.

 

How To Manage Pain After Surgery or After an Injury Has Occurred

Pain control after a surgical procedure or injury is a priority for you and your physician.  While you will have some pain after your surgery, you can be proactive in helping your physician safely minimize your pain. The following information can help patients understand their options for pain treatment, and so, as the patient, they can feel empowered in taking an active role in making informed choices about pain management.

Why is patient pain control important?

First, being comfortable, will be your priority and pain control helps you recover faster and reduces your risk of developing some complications after surgery.  Pain control helps you better move around after surgery or an injury and that movement may help decrease the possibility of pneumonia and blood clots. When your pain is well controlled, you are able to better complete every day movements, such as walking and deep breathing exercises.  In addition, pain control will determine your success in your rehabilitation.

What kinds of pain will I feel after surgery?

After surgery, the incision itself will be tender but that may not be your only area of pain.  You may experience muscle pain, and stiffness in your joints. Laying on the operating room table or the hospital bed alone can cause pain.  The area around the incision or where the injury occurred could be extremely sore.

I am nervous about getting “hooked” on pain pills. How do I avoid this?
The risk of becoming addicted to pain medication after surgery is a concern for many patients. The best way to avoid this is to decrease or eliminate the prolonged need for your pain medications. Cold therapy machines are a great natural way to decrease pain and therefore decrease the need for pain medications.
What can I do to help keep my pain under control?

Cold therapy machines have been shown to decrease pain, muscle spasms, and swelling. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from a cold therapy machine and is applied to your injury or post op site, the machine provides continuous cold therapy. The design of the cold therapy pad can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain.  By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

What to Look For in Professional Cold Therapy Units

When choosing a cold therapy unit, there are several important factors to consider. Cold therapy units are available in many different styles.  Some are gravity driven and some use a motorized pump to circulate water.  Some units offer pads in a variety of sizes and shapes, and all units vary in price. These systems are generally used following muscle pain, ACL surgery, sports injuries, knee problems, and post-op orthopedic trauma to reduce the pain and swelling in the injured area.  Ice therapy machines are growing in popularity because, unlike conventional ice packs, they provide consistent temperatures throughout the treatment. IsoComforter’s cold therapy machines are designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The cold therapy machine can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible. Cold therapy systems are offered in a wide selection of styles and models. The IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is a portable model and provides convenience and reliability anywhere you need to use it.  The IsoComforter’s cold therapy unit is powered by electricity and can even be used in the car while you travel using our auto adapter. The variations of pad sizes and shapes are also an important consideration when choosing the best cold therapy unit for your needs. Patients are encouraged to choose a unit that comes with pads that offer a proper fit and the correct coverage to maximize the benefits of cold therapy.  Pads are specifically designed to contour the area of the body affected.  Most pads are equipped with a protective cloth covering to ensure the skin is protected from the cold temperature during therapy, if this is not the case, a protective barrier should be used to between the pad and your skin. IsoComforter’s cold therapy systems are available with several different choices of bladder or ISO-Tube pads for the patient’s convenience. IsoComforter cold therapy systems are the most affordable and most reliable unit on the market today. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It is easy to use and proven effective.

If you want innovative, proven technology to greatly reduce your pain, swelling, and recovery time from post-operative orthopedic or sports related injuries, contact IsoComforter, Inc. at or visit our website for the best cold therapy machine on the market today.

Why Use Cold Therapy?

Cold therapy has come a long way since messy bags of ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area.  The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry.  The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile shoulder pad or non-sterile shoulder pad that wraps around the entire shoulder. The Complete Shoulder System is helpful in rotator cuff surgery recovery, treats sports injury, post workout soreness, etc. This innovative and patented Iso-tube uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire shoulder and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy. Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides.   The use of cold therapy has been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients.  What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although pain medication is helpful to most patients after surgery, it does pose certain risks.  Patients do not want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications.  Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief. The benefits of using a cold therapy machine is the length of time the machine can deliver cold therapy to the site.  IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine can circulate cold water around the incision site via our patented Iso Tube cold therapy pads for hours at a time.  This enables the patient to gain the proven pain-relief and healing benefits that only cold therapy machines can provide! IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use.   The IsoComforter CryoTech 100 cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It is easy to use and proven effective.

The Benefits of IsoComforter’s Cold Therapy Unit after Amputation

Lower extremity amputations are the most common type of limb amputations. One of the reasons for this is that many amputations are the result of vascular diseases caused by diabetes, which often causes poor circulation and that necessitates a leg amputation. For those undergoing a lower limb amputation, the patient has a good chance of returning to life nearly full functioning, because of the excellent leg prostheses that are available to patients. After a period of time recovering, the amputee will be ready to be fitted for prosthesis. Cold therapy and physical therapy are very important to ensure that the prosthesis will fit correctly and will not be painful.  Physical therapists often offer cold therapy at this point in the rehabilitation process. Cold therapy is well-known for reducing pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.  Some conventional cold therapy methods must be used with great caution on amputated limb tissue.  Conventional cold therapy treatments such as ice bags or bags of frozen peas, can actually cause serious infections or cold burns to already very sensitive tissues. They are also messy, wet, inconvenient, and pose a greater danger of infection to the wound site.  This makes it difficult for patients to stick with the therapy with over time. The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry.  The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire area.  This innovative and patented Iso-tube design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire area and continuously circulate cold water for targeted therapy.  Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides. Traditional ice packs only provide a “Static” form of cold therapy, meaning there is no flow or movement. The constant flow of cold water provides a more stable heat transfer to the area. Cold water moving rapidly over an area is less likely to injure you than ice sitting directly on the skin, causing burns. IsoComforter provides a dynamic or constant flow of cold therapy, allowing for better heat transfer.  The most efficient heat transfer happens between the greatest differences of temperatures and when you have a high rate of cold water flow over the injured area.  Dynamic cold therapy, such as the IsoComforter cold therapy system, provides a more consistent therapeutic temperature, thus accelerating the healing process and reducing pain, swelling, and the need for pain control medications. Adapting to a prosthesis is made easier when you use a cold therapy system that helps you better manage post-amputation pain and swelling. The benefits of using a cold therapy machine is the length of time the machine can deliver cold therapy to the site.  IsoComforter’s cold therapy machine can circulate cold water around the incision site via our patented Iso Tube cold therapy pads for hours at a time.  This enables the patient to gain the proven pain-relief and healing benefits that only cold therapy machines can provide! IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use.   The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

How to Recognize and Treat Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are among the most common injuries in the United States.  These injuries are made worse by the repetitive actions of daily living. Repetitive motion injuries make up 50% of all athletic-related injuries.  Simple everyday actions, such as throwing a ball, scrubbing a floor, or jogging, can lead to this condition.  The most common types of repetitive motion injuries are tendinitis and bursitis.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa sac.  A bursa, or a small pouch or sac that is found over an area where friction may develop and serves to cushion or lubricate the area between tendon and bone.  There are over 150 bursa are in the body and most bursa are present at birth, but some come into existence in sites of repetitive pressure.  Common areas where bursitis can occur include the elbows, knees, and hips.  Different types of bursitis include traumatic, infectious, and gouty.  Traumatic bursitis is the type involved with repetitive motion injuries and is the most common. Tendinitis occurs when a tendon, the white fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone and allows for movement at all joints throughout the human body becomes inflamed.  The most common sites of tendonitis include the shoulders, biceps, and elbows.Repetitive motion injuries develop because of microscopic tears in the tissue. When the body is unable to repair the tears in the tissue as fast as they are being made, inflammation occurs, leading to the sensation of pain. The main causes of repetitive motion injuries include:  Repetitive activity, Trauma, Crystal deposits (such as in gout), Friction, Systemic disease (rheumatoid arthritis and gout).Repetitive Motion symptoms of tendonitis are pain over the site involved. Tendinitis is made worse by active motion of the inflamed tendon. The skin overlying the inflamed tendon may be red and warm to the touch. In the biceps: The painful spot is usually in the groove where the arm meets the shoulder. You can reproduce the pain by flexing your elbow at 90 and trying to turn your hand palm up against resistance. In the elbow: This pain is in the elbow and is reproduced by cocking your wrist back as if you are bringing a tennis racket back to hit the ball or by flexing the wrist forward as if you are hitting a golf ball. In the rotator cuff: Raising your arm out to the side reproduces this pain. The painful area is usually over the affected shoulder. Bursitis symptoms commonly include pain, tenderness, and decreased range of motion over the affected area. Redness, swelling, and a “crunchy” feeling when the joint is moved may also occur. In the knee: This condition causes swelling over the bottom part of the kneecap and that area is usually red and warm to the touch. Normally, the range of motion of the knee will be less, because of the pain that bending and straightening causes. In the elbow: Pain, swelling, and redness are found over the elbow. The pain gets worse when you flex and extend your arm at the elbow. In the hip: Pain is increased by walking or lying on the affected side. Bringing your leg away from and toward the midline of the body can also reproduce the pain. Diagnosing your injury is best when your physician orders an MRI. An MRI gives a very detailed picture and can identify a tear, rupture, or inflammation. Conditions that place you at a higher risk for infectious bursitis include: Chronic alcoholism, Diabetes, Uremia, Gout, Manual labor, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tendinitis is best treated with immobilization and ice during the early phase and moist heat during the long-term phase.   The treatment of inflammatory bursitis is similar to that of tendinitis. At home care for a painful or swollen joint should include cold therapy for relief of pain and swelling. Most physicians recommend using 2-3 times a day for 20-30 minutes each time.  Cold therapy helps by numbing the area affected.   When your tendonitis or bursitis causes a painful or burning sensation, applying cold therapy can help numb the area affected.  Cold therapy can reduce inflammation better than regular ice packs or a bag of peas. Ice and water that is circulated from a cold therapy unit provides a continuous cold application for an extended period, thus, removing heat better and diminishing the swelling.  This allows the swollen joint to return back down to size, which relieves your pain. Joints that are hot, red, and irritated, are relieved by applying cold therapy.  Remember, the cold helps minimize inflammation and pain.  But just like heat therapy (like a heating pad) you have to take precautions not to damage to your skin from exposure to cold temperatures. Here are suggestions for safely using cold therapy devices so you don’t put your skin at risk. 1. Place a cloth towel between your skin and the cold therapy pad. 2. Cold therapy should be applied no longer than 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. 3. Always consult your physician prior to using cold therapy and follow his or her advice. 4. Frequent skin checks every 15-20 minutes are a MUST.  If you notice your skin becoming numb, red, or blotchy, remove the cold source. 5. Avoid cold therapy if you have circulatory problems, are using pain medication, while asleep or on the elderly, children, or on an unconscious or sleeping patient. To prevent repetitive motion injuries, here are a few suggestions:

1.    Do adequate warm up and cool down movements.
2.    Avoid any activity that causes your injury to “flare up”.
3.    Practice range-of-motion exercises, especially with tendinitis. These are important to ensure minimal decrease in function.
4.    Use splints or bands to decrease the strain on a tendon that occurs with sporting activities, such as tennis and golf. These devices may be bought over-the-counter or obtained from your doctor.

Why Cold Therapy Speeds Up Muscle Injury Recovery

Cold therapy is widely used after a musculoskeletal injury or post-surgical recovery to decrease pain, muscle spasms, edema and swelling.  If you have had a shoulder or knee injury, you know the normal advice you’re given – rest, elevate your leg or shoulder, and apply ice to the injured area.  If you have ever used a bag of ice, you know how messy and inconvenient this can be. Staying compliant with that type of cold therapy is really difficult and that’s one reason why bags of messy ice are not ideal for recovering from an injury. What’s even more important to know is that using ice water therapy is an area that’s been studied by researchers in the field of orthopedics, sports medicine and physical therapy. These studies  find that when a patient utilizes cold therapy on the affected area, muscle recovery is accelerated. Why is this true?  What benefit does cold therapy offer to someone suffering from a sports injury? The use of cold therapy helps to more rapidly get rid of the edema that surrounds injured soft tissue.  Edema reduces the availability of oxygen to the tissue, which decreases the energy needed to push the accumulated fluid out of the cell and restore normal flow. Numerous studies have concluded that normal lymphatic flow is critical for faster healing. Researchers have found that cold therapy, along with active compression seems to provide a therapeutic effect that speeds connective tissue healing. The external pressure that is applied causes increased arterial blood flow, decreases venous pressure and reduces blood flow to the injured area.  This means that active compression and cold therapy appears to encourage the acceleration of the healing process. When active cold and compression therapy are put together the clinical benefits are amplified. The soft tissue-cold surface contact increases the degree of tissue cooling. This improves pain relief, speeds healing, and minimizes long-term tissue necrosis and scar formation. Don’t rely on outdated and ineffective ice water therapy when you have a sports injury. Ask your doctor for the best cold therapy unit on the market. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective. To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today or visit our website at http://isocomforter.com/ and the blog at http://isocomforter.com/blog/. About IsoComforter Since 2000, IsoComforter, Inc. has been committed to providing the highest quality product possible, through our highly skilled and dedicated employees and state-of-the-art and patented products. This commitment to quality is what makes IsoComforter stand out ahead of our competitors and enables us to deliver quality products to our customers. IsoComforter is located in South Florida and manufactures and delivers quality products nationwide.

Cold Therapy for Post-Operative Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Cold therapy is an effective pain management and recovery accelerant for post-operative care. Cold therapy is particularly effective in post-operative rehabilitation. Best of all, it is a low-cost, high-efficiency, rehabilitation tactic, making it an effective resource for every post-operative patient’s rehabilitation plan. Cold therapy is effective in post-operative rehabilitation for a variety of reasons:

  • Cold therapy decreases fluid buildup, which is a significant contributor to post-operative swelling in the injured body part.
  • Cold therapy also causes blood vessels to constrict, slowing blood flow, decreasing pain and inflammation.
  • Cold therapy decreases pain by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses disallowing the brain to receive pain impulses.
  • Cold therapy limits the muscle’s ability to maintain contraction, which reduces muscle spasm.

Cold therapy is frequently prescribed for the duration of post-operative rehabilitation.  Cold therapy reduces pain and swelling. It is important to select a cold therapy system that also provides a degree of compression. With the right cold therapy unit, cold can penetrate deep into the joint. In turn, the unit provides lasting pain relief throughout the recovery. Why are cold therapy machines better than traditional cold packs? An ice pack administers inconsistent temperature over a small space. Intense cold lasts for a short period of time, but the packs quickly warm against the skin, requiring multiple trips to the freezer. A quality cold therapy system on the other hand, will deliver a consistent flow of cold water delivering therapeutic temperature through circulation pads that are specifically designed for different body parts and applications. This ensures that temperatures stay within the effective range, that the cold is applied to the correct area so that it can penetrate deep into the joint, and the cold therapy session can occur for a longer period of time. IsoComforter’s patented Iso-Tube pads are designed to completely disperse cold therapy across the cooling surface of the pad due to the single flow design. The water flows in one direction allowing for higher flow heat transfer. For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. Professional and amateur athletes use cold therapy routinely to keep the performing at their best. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

To learn more about IsoComforter’s quality products, call our office today or visit our website.