Cold compresses are sports therapeutic devices used for providing instant relief from sports injuries like sprains and strains. They are also used to prevent bumps from swelling or bruising. They are placed on top of the affected area for a certain amount of time. Cold compresses come in disposable or reusable packs that can be frozen or shaken for activation.
Types of Cold Compresses
Kinds of Cold Compresses include the following:
Combination cold compresses
Combination cold compresses can be used for both hot and cold therapy.
They come in individual packets that can be frozen in the freezer or heated in the microwave.
Single-use cold compresses
Single-use cold compresses are disposable.
They come in disposable bags that should be shaken to activate the cold compress for several hours of use.
Reusable cold compresses
Reusable cold compresses come in gel packs that can be stored in the freezer and used whenever needed.
They are tear-resistant.
They can be used several times.
Choosing Cold Compresses (Buying tips)
Type: If you frequently engage in contact sports like basketball and soccer, choose a reusable cold compress that you can store in your freezer and use whenever you need it.
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