I normally do not volunteer personal information. However, because your ankle wrap and your service is so outstanding that I will make this exception.
My background: I am a retired professional Gold Card Certified Fitness Trainer with a strong medical background. I live in a retirement community of approximately 33,000 people with an average age of 72. The physical problems for these people range from a torn rotator cuff to arthritis and every thing in between.
Whenever I am in the gym to do my own workout, I hear of all these problems. I am not a MD and I do not give medical advice. However, I do make suggestions and give a definition of the probable cause. Many people do respect my advice even though they will not see a physician.
I welcome experimentation if it is done with medical knowledge and where the doctors do not have the exact answer. The Ice Ankle Wrap that I ordered from you is the best one I could find on the Internet or in retail stores. It fits exactly as I anticipated. I immediately ordered a second one after trying it out.
Usage: A member of my family occasionally suffers from edema where the ankles swell to a point of being painful. Such is the case now but this time it is much more severe due to 3 other contributing factors (all of which could cause edema individually). The patients knowledgeable physician could only prescribed diuretic pills because there really is no other standard generalized treatment he can offer.
The experiment by me at this time will be both Cryotherapy followed by Thermal Therapy. I could not find anything through medical research that suggests this is an improper treatment. However, this combination treatment has had its success on many other conditions.
Proper Cryotherapy is very difficult using the usual household methods (ice in a towel) especially on the joints. Your ice ankle wrap solves the problem very well and is easy to use. The 20-minute limit of coldness in your wrap is just right.
Only time will tell how effective this experiment will be on edema but I do know that the ice ankle wrap has already relieved the pain and some swelling.
If you want to use this testimony, you have my permission.
Mr. Hoffman, Sun City West AZ