I smooth out the muscle and then reach for my ice chest full of cold packs
. Jack doesn't even wake up as I open the chest and pull out an ice pack, covering it with a cloth and gently placing it over the hot spot next to Jack's spine, so it will gradually cool that hot area, reducing inflammation.
The maker of Cryo-Max 8-Hour Cold Packs
are excited to introduce redesigned packaging to retailers at this year's conference.
In the event the plug needs to dissolve sooner, the surgeon can dissolve the gel plug by applying a cold pack
or cold saline to the blood vessel.
If it doesn't, put a cold pack
on your leg and then apply a compression bandage.
According to an April 4, 1938 article in the Wenatchee Daily World: "The cold pack
, which in reality amounts to a quick-freezing process, was a hundred-million-dollar industry last year over the nation and is expected to double in value this year....
The subjects in the stretch only group laid on their stomachs for 20 minutes (the position of other subjects in the study), subjects in the heat and stretch group had a heat pack applied for 20 minutes and subjects in the cold group had a cold pack
applied for 20 minutes.
* Do not apply a cold pack
or ice to the bite area.
20 minutes (I am at 5,000 feet altitude).
By the time you've driven to the park, the ice will be partially melted and you'll have an instant and inexpensive cold pack
that you can tie around your neck like a bandanna.
Use a cold pack
, ice bag, or a plastic bag filled with crushed ice that has been wrapped in a towel.
Use a hot/ cold pack
on the most painful areas, and an elastic support or splint.