Need Instant Relief Anywhere? Try Mueller Kold Instant Cold Packs!

How many times have you needed an ice pack, gone to the freezer, and found that there weren’t any there? You can’t always wait for a traditional ice pack to chill…so what do you do? In the past, the answer was to grab some ice if you were at home. But ice melts, and, even if you could deal with that, what if you’re not at home? Well now there is a solution — Mueller Kold Instant Cold Packs. These handy little instant ice packs cool within seconds instead of hours to provide you with relief anywhere.

Mueller Kold Instant Cold Packs are simple and easy to use. You just squeeze them firmly and give them a good shake. After shaking for only 30 seconds, these chemical cold packs are ready to provide soothing relief. This is possible because they contain water, urea and ammonium chloride. The chemical reaction between these substances produces the quick cooling results. One warning…these instant ice packs get cold, and I MEAN COLD! They are the coldest packs that we sell. For this reason, it is important to always place a towel or some other barrier between the cold pack and the skin. After you are done applying the pack, just dispose of it.

Of course, the biggest benefit of these packs is that they don’t need to be pre-chilled. You can keep them in your medicine cabinet, your car, or anywhere you may need them. Imagine the next time you go to the park with your little ones…They get to playing too roughly, and the inevitable injury occurs…The difference is that this time, you don’t need to go scavenging for ice or rush home immediately. You just pull out one of these little instant ice packs, squeeze, shake, covers, and apply to the boo-boo. Crisis averted.

Another great application for these instant cold packs is sporting events. Since these little packs get so cold so quickly, they are the ideal instant ice packs for injuries. Twisted ankles, pulled shoulders, and banged up knees are no match for the cooling power of these fantastic little packs. And at only $19.99 for 16 of them, it’s easy on your wallet to keep stocked up. Whether it be little league, company softball, or professional teams, you can’t go wrong when you have these available. And these are just some of the possible uses for these great instant ice packs.

These wonderful packs measure 9” by 6” and stay cold for up to two hours. This is plenty of time, since you really should not apply ice for more than half an hour at most anyway. No matter if it’s for your kids, for your sports team, for the office, or just for your home personal use, they are great to have on hand. Why not stock up today?

Shoulder Pain – Common Causes and Treatments

At some point in all of our lives, almost every one of us experiences some kind of shoulder pain. We overdo it when working out, play a little too roughly with the kids, or forget to warm up before pitching softball. But there are some types of shoulder pain that can be a little more serious than others. Some of the most common reasons for painful or stiff shoulders are tendonitis, frozen shoulder, dislocation, rotator cuff tear, or shoulder instability.

Tendonitis is the most common diagnosis for people who have shoulder pain. In the shoulder, it is the rotator cuff that is most likely to develop this condition. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that attach your arm to your shoulder and allow you to move it around freely. Tendonitis is basically what it sounds like, the irritation and inflammation of the tendons. You can get tendonitis from simply using your shoulder too much or in an improper way. To get relief from this kind of shoulder pain, stop doing what made you sore in the first place! It seems obvious, but it really is the first thing you should do to treat your pain. Next, apply ice or a cold pack to the sore shoulder. Cold helps numb the area and reduce swelling. If you can take anti-inflammatory medication, they will also help you find some relief.

Rotator cuff tears, on the other hand, are a completely different animal. A common symptom of this injury is pain across the top of the shoulder and down the arm to the elbow. Usually the joint becomes painful to use and noticeably weak. This condition means that the muscles have actually torn part of the way (or sometimes all the way) across. In these cases, most injuries can be treated with physical therapy and medication. However, some rotator cuff tears require surgery to correct them.

Another common culprit for shoulder stiffness is frozen shoulder. This is another condition that is exactly what it sounds like – the shoulder “freezes” up and is hard to move. This condition is different, though, because too much movement does not usually cause it. In fact, frozen shoulder usually just appears for no apparent reason. People between 40 and 60 are most likely to get this condition, and women are twice as likely to get it than men. The joint capsule around the shoulder becomes thick and scarred, and it becomes very difficult to move. Luckily, though, this problem does get better. There are some things you can do to help, such as doing light exercises and stretching. The best way to learn these exercises is to visit a physical therapist. Applying moist heat is also a great way to help with both the stiffness and the pain.

When the bones of the arm come out of the shoulder socket itself, this is called shoulder dislocation. This is normally very painful. The arm may be hanging at an unusual angle. Sports injuries and falls are the most common causes. If you’ve ever seen the “Lethal Weapon” movies, you may be familiar with “the Riggs method” of repairing this type of injury, but DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Dislocations are best treated by a doctor. Once the joint is put back in place, the arm is usually put in a sling to heal.

Introducing Woopsies Kid Comfort Hot and Cold for Boo Boos! – by Bucky

If you have little ones like I do, you know how often you are in need of an ice pack or hot wrap. It seems like they’re always scraping or bumping something! ButWoopsies Kid Comfort Hot and Cold for Boo Boos! usually, trying to get them to sit still while you hold the ice is a struggle. If you have the same problem, let me introduce you to Woopsies. They’re adorable little critters, similar to a boo-boo bunny that you can either use cold or hot.

Woopsies come in many different colors, and they all have different personalities. They’re like boo-boo bunny ice packs with attitude! There is Zibble, a blue critter with a gentle smile and pointed ears; Arble, a little green guy with a grin that shows off his one tooth; Freedle, the orange one with outstretched arms ready to comfort boo-boos; Whoodle, a pink creature with a concerned expression; Zooble, who is purple and has an infectious smile; and Bozzle, a yellow buddy whose expression seems to say, “I’m sorry you have an owie!”

One of the best things about Woopsies is that they are made of sustainable material. Unlike boo-boo bunnies, these Woopsie - Zibble (Blue)guys are made of bamboo terrycloth. They’re filled with buckwheat, which gives them a soft, squishy, lovable consistency. This also gives them a lot of flexibility – they can be put in the microwave for 20 seconds for moist heat, and they can be used as cold packs by freezing them for two hours. They will stay hot or cold for about 30 minutes, which is plenty of time to help your little one recover. And did I mention that they’re machine washable?

These little boo-boo buddies will not only provide therapeutic heat or cold for your child’s ouchies, they also provide companionship and sympathy.Woopsie - Bozzle (Yellow)Their sweet little faces will help take your little one’s mind off the discomfort. It helps to have a friend to smile at you when you’re hurt! And there’s a Woopsie that’s perfect for every child. Just pick out their favorite color. It wouldn’t hurt to have several of these little guys around, either. Keeping one in the freezer at all times is a great idea, and it’s nice to have a second one for microwaving. It might even be smart to get a third just in case, because they are so cute they might end up in the toy box…

Woopsies are the latest offering from IceWraps, and they might be one of the most useful tools in a parent’s arsenal. By offering soothing heat or cold, plus an adorable little face to keep your child company, Woopsies can help comfort them quickly and easily. With mom or dad’s hugs and kisses and a Woopsie’s help, your little one will be up and running again in no time.

Ice Pack to the Rescue!

As one of the customer service specialists, it is particularly satisfying when the products I represent Ice wraps come to my rescue!

It’s that magical time of year when we head out doors in earnest, and like you, I’m no exception to that. One of activities I enjoy is rollerblading! I have chronically bad knees so jogging just isn’t possible for me. Rollerblading is low impact and a wonderful way to get back into shape after sitting indoors all winter long.

This year with the addition of two dogs to my family, I decided a wonderful way to exercise the dogs as well as myself would be to take the dogs rollerblading with me! And for the first few days, it was perfect! Granted…the road was a little rough but I got to move and the dogs got to run! So far so good…

I’m sure you’ve guessed…all was not to end well. One afternoon, I started down the road, the dogs in the lead and I heard a car approaching from behind. Normally, I simply move over to the side with the dogs in tow. Well, on this day I was coming up to a driveway, and thought how convenient…I can simply skate into the drive and stop there. (yes I know the owners of the driveway).

Unknown to me…there was a rather large stone which of course my rollerblade managed to find. Down I went! Fast and hard, knee first. I quickly realized continuing to skid across pavement on my knee was not really the best method to stop and chose to finish off my fall with a head over heel roll. Ouch! It must have looked rather dramatic since the car stopped to be sure I was ok.

Once the initial shock wore off, I assessed the damage (which to my knee was conservable), took off my rollerblades and hobbled home with the dogs untangled and seeming rather pleased with my neat trick!

Once home, I cleaned myself up…bandaged up my knee and grabbed an ice pack since I could see my knee swelling minute by minute! I followed the general suggestion of 10 to 20 minutes on let things warm up for about an hour…and back to the 10 to 20 minutes on. It was so convenient to but the ice insert in the wrap, velcro it in place and let the cold do it’s work.

I continued to ice for the next couple days and much to my delight, the swelling went down pretty quickly and I didn’t even wind up with a black and blue knee! (Road rash however is still plaguing me!)

–Shelly

Questions for your Dr. Before using Ice/Heat Therapy

As the customer service/sales manager at IceWraps, I have learned that people’s primary care physician or specialist, simply don’t give their patients enough advice on the type and duration of hot or cold therapy they need .

One of the most frequent question I get is “how long do I need to ice/heat and how often.” While I can certainly answer this in general terms each person’s needs are specific to their injury.

You may have one person who really needs to ice/heat for ten minutes another might need to go the full twenty minutes anywhere from once a day to three or four times a day. So while I will share this general information, I strongly suggest each person check with their doctor for their specific needs.

Of course, one of my big concerns is that some customers want to ice or heat an area longer then twenty minutes. Most people don’t realize that over icing can actually cause frostbite (actual damage to the tissue of the skin).

While it’s always my goal to give each person the best advice I can, as an online store, I don’t speak with most people who purchase from us. Likewise I am not a medical doctor nor are any of our other customer service specialists, so we’re unable to give specific medical advice.

So here are some general questions you should ask your doctor before using ice/heat therapy:

  • 1. How long should the ice/heat be applied per session? (general range 10 to 20 minutes)

  • 2. How many times throughout a day should I ice/heat (should wait at least 10 to 20 minutes between ice/heat therapy)

  • 3. How many days, weeks, months will I need ice/heat therapy?

  • 4. Should I be using just ice, just heat or a combination of both? (if both, generally ice followed by heat)

  • Be proactive in your care! Not only will this help you heal faster, this type of information will also help me or one of our other customer service specialists help you get the product you need.