Arctic Blast Cooling Bandage
Give your body the best chance to recover from injury as quickly as possible.
Arctic Blast is a deep-cooling compression bandage that draws heat away from the body and drops the temperature around damaged tissue and joints for up to two hours, speeding up recovery after injury.
It requires no refrigeration and begins cooling immediately, so is ideal for many sports and recreational activities where access to ice is not always guaranteed.
How Does It Work?
It has long been known that cooling an injury helps the healing process by decreasing blood flow to the injured tissue and reducing inflammation. When ice or gel packs are placed over an injured area cold starts to permeate the skin to a depth of 1cm, reaching this after approximately eight minutes application. After approximately 20 minutes the ice/gel pack is removed. Ice can only be applied for up to 20 minutes at a time before tissue damage begins to occur.
The deeper tissue (up to 3cm deep) begins to lose heat as it warms the surface tissue. After 65 minutes the deep tissue is cooler than the surface tissue, and after 80 minutes the deep tissue is rewarmed again. The total time for deep cooling for ice/gel packs is 15 minutes.
The gentle, evaporative cooling provided by Arctics Blast draws heat out of the tissue rather than trying to push it in, cooling the damaged tissue faster than ice, allowing quicker recovery without risking peripheral nerve damage. The second it is applied, the surface tissue cools down and the deeper tissue loses heat trying to maintain the temperature of the surface tissue.
Arctic Blast will provide over an hour of evaporative cooling, with a further 40 minutes before the top 1cm is rewarmed and another 20 minutes before the deep tissue is rewarmed. Total time the deep cooling is active with Arctic Blast - 2 hours.
Ideal for use with children or for post-operative swelling. Arctic Blast applies gentle cooling to a child's sprain or strain without concern for peripheral nerve damage or frost bite.
Arctic Blast should be used for the first two to three days after an injury, or until the swelling subsides. If a sprain is still swollen after 5 days you should continue to use Arctic Blast. Some injuries are caused by overuse, referred to as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), for example you may have pain in your knees after running, or in your elbow after playing tennis. Use Arctic Blast directly after the activity that causes the discomfort.
Arctic Blast compression bandages can be re-used over and over again by renewing with Arctic Blast Recharge when required.
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