Wearable ice packs provide both pain relief and functionality. The fact that you can move around while treating your sore muscles and joints makes them an asset for medical therapy.
Here are three great wearable ice packs that you should consider if you find yourself needing one:
This is a portable cold wrap that you can place on any body part to relieve joint and muscle pain. If you are suffering from soreness, bruising, or a sprain, the Ice Wraptor is a great way to get cold relief for extended periods of time. All you have to do is place some ice in the Ice Wrap’s pouch, wrap the product around the affected area, and go about your regular activities.
The Ice Wraptor can hold a gel or ice pack of up to 5 x 10 inches in size, but can also be used with heat packs as well. It is designed with mesh at the back to ensure that the cooling effect reaches the affected area. It has an extra long elastic band that allows you to fit it on any area of the body, whether it’s a small joint, the knee, or even the back, the wrap can expand to about 57 inches.
The exterior is made from smooth but durable fleece that provides adequate insulation and comfort. It uses Velcro to ensure support and stability, which becomes important especially when there is a lot of movement involved.
Keep in mind: if you decide to buy the Ice Wraptor you will have to buy your own ice packs as they are not included as part of the package.
Koo-Care Flexible Gel Ice Pack and Wrap is a versatile and high-quality ice pack that is able to provide relief for body aches and pain. This wearable ice wrap comes with a non-toxic gel ice pack that can be reused, frozen, and even microwaved. The ice pack itself measures 4.7 inches by 9.8 inches and can be used to relieve migraines, bruises, sprains, or any kind of injury to any body part.
Apart from the ice pack, this product is designed with an elastic Velcro strap that can be used to hold both cold and hot packs in place. It also consists of a matching polyester wrap and pouch, and an extension band that allows enough flexibility to wrap around any area on your body. The Velcro strap extends to a maximum of 30 inches, while the elastic band stretches to 33.5 inches.
The hot compress can be used for treating arthritis, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, and sprains. The cold compress will treat minor burns, toothaches, headaches, joint pain, and sports injuries.
The ice pack is available in three sizes: a small size for smaller parts of the body like joints, a medium size for covering the majority of body parts, and a large size which is designed to fit adults who want to wrap larger areas of the body.
Koo-Care Flexible Gel Ice Pack and Wrap is certified by both the CE and FDA and is ideal for home and clinical use. It comes with a 1 year warranty and would be a great addition to your first aid sports kit.
This wearable cold therapy ice pack is designed to relieve pain in the knee joint. It is designed for the rehabilitation of knee injuries after surgery, but can also work for any soreness after physical activity. It provides long-lasting cryotherapy by using a soft fleece and gel packs to cover the affected area.
The Polar Ice Standard Knee Wrap comes with its own ice packs, though some users consider these gel packs to be a bit too small. The packs are full of purified water covered in soft fleece which keeps them from moving around. The soft fleece ensures that the affected area is well insulated and protected from frostbite. It also has easily adjustable hooks and loops to ensure that the wrap is sealed well.
The product can stay frozen for about half an hour before you the ice packs need to be refrozen. The freezable gel packs inside are 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch in size, but the entire product measures 16 inches L x 12 inches W x 1 inch D.
This knee wrap is available in one universal size and is large enough to cover both the front and back parts of the knee. If you find it necessary, you can also use it around the arm or shoulder area.
Did you know you can actually make your own ice packs…I personally would rather buy one that is totally sealed and professional made but might be a cool hack for a real DIY person.
These wearable ice packs all function on the same principles, but you need to consider elements such as size, durability, and functionality when making your choice.
An alternative to ice packs is a 100% drug-free wearable made by Quell that ends chronic pain by blocking pain signals in the body.