People sometimes look past the purchase of an ice wrap to simply save some cash. Some individuals use ice in a washcloth, a bag of frozen peas, some even just use ice in a plastic wrap. The problem with these methods of icing is that many of them don’t include safety measures to avoid “cryoburn” to the skin.
The cost of artificial pain medication can quickly add up as well, especially without insurance. An ice pack is a renewable resource that can be efficient and reusable, it will never run out.
Using a bag of frozen peas, or ice cubes in a bag directly against the skin can actually be dangerous depending on the skins sensitivity! There are many cases when athletes are wrapped with ice in plastic wrap to try and heal their injury, any many times it results in a burn to the skin.
Whether it’s for a shoulder injury, a knee injury, or a neck injury, there are different cold wraps and cold packs available for any type of pain. At CoolRelief.net, we have them all.