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What are the benefits of ICE therapy?
Ice therapy (also known as cryotherapy) is one of the most common recommendations by doctors for injury prevention & recovery. Applying ice immediately after an injury or physical trauma (the sooner the better) constricts blood flow & slows bleeding/ swelling. Ice therapy reduces pain & muscle spasm. Also, applying ice to the injured area decreases the metabolic rate of cells, which limits the risk of cell death after an injury and helps prevent long-term damage.

Swelling and inflammation
When an injury occurs, the body releases chemicals into the blood that flow to the injured area and cause inflammation. Applying cold reduces the flow of these chemicals to the injured tissue and helps minimize the onset of swelling. When ice is removed, the blood vessels expand again in response to the rise in temperature, which is referred to as vasodilation. As a result, blood flow increases. As “fresh” blood flows back into the injured tissues, it helps flush out the inflammation-causing chemicals that are lingering in the tissues.

By slowing the flow of blood to damaged tissues, this limits the amount of bruising.

Applying cold to the body numbs nerve endings and decreases the sensation of pain. Cold therapy also helps reduce involuntary muscles spasm, which can be painful.
How to use cold therapy:
Cold therapy should be applied in intervals and limited to 20 minutes on and at least 20 minutes off. Prolonged exposure to ice beyond the doctor-recommended 20 minutes can cause tissue damage and frostbite.

When to use:
• After exercise or physical activity
• To treat pain associated with acute injuries
• To aid in the healing process of acute injuries, in conjunction with heat therapy.

You want to ice during the first 24 hours following an injury, when there is evidence of swelling and/or bleeding. Even if you don’t have an “injury,” it’s recommended to apply ice after any physical activity to lessen the effects of wear & tear on the body.

What are the benefits of HEAT therapy?
Heat therapy increases circulation (blood flow), effectively relaxing muscles & easing
movement. Stimulating blood flow to injured areas once swelling has gone down promotes healing & speeds recovery of damaged tissue.

Since blood contains vital proteins, nutrients and oxygen that the body needs, stimulating blood flow can promote healing and speed recovery of damaged tissue.

Joint/muscle stiffness
Stimulating blood flow helps relax the affected joints and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc., resulting in greater flexibility and range of motion. For this reason, doctors recommend that therapeutic heat be applied as a means of easing movement in order to prevent the occurrence of new injuries or the irritation of existing ones. Heat therapy is often used prior to exercise and to support rehabilitation or physical therapy.

Thermoreceptors are sensors in the body that detect changes in temperature. When heat is applied, heat-sensitive thermoreceptors block the body’s transmission of pain signals to the brain. This means that applying heat actually decreases the sensation of pain in the affected area. How to use heat therapy: Heat therapy should be applied in intervals and limited to 20 minutes on and at least 20 minutes off. Excessive heat can potentially cause burns.
When to use:
• Prior to exercise or physical activity
• To treat pain associated with chronic injuries
• To aid in healing process of acute injuries, in conjunction with cold therapy.
Heat should be introduced at least 24 hours after an injury, once swelling/bleeding has subsided. Since heat stimulates blood flow, it will actually worsen any swelling or bleeding if applied too soon. It’s recommended to apply heat prior to physical activity, to stimulate blood flow & warm-up muscles. Doing this will help prevent injuries during exercise.”

Should I choose to apply cold or hot compresses?
It is recommended that you talk to your physician and seek advice.
You need to choose cold or hot according to your healing cycle and symptoms for a better effect.

Is it okay to use gel packs on open wounds?
Our gel pack was not designed to be used on open wounds.

About usage

What are the instructions for use for my product?
All of the products come with printed instructions that you can refer to for all safety information. The instructions are printed in English, French, and German. However, if you would like to access the documents electronically then you can download via this link.

How long can it stay cold?
Our product was designed to stay hot or cold and deliver a therapeutically effective

temperature for approximately 20 minutes, the doctor recommended time for hot/cold application. If you plan to re-apply the product, be sure to take at least 20 minutes break between uses. Some of our customers have told us they prefer to use the packs chilled in the refrigerator rather than the freezer. Consult with your physician if you are unsure about what will work best for you.

How long should I heat the pack?
The heating time required is related to the power of the microwave and the size of the product. In general, we would suggest: Heat the pack in microwave for 20-30 seconds at first. If more heat required, adjust the placement and reheat for 10 seconds intervals until the proper temperature is reached.
When heating, don't walk away, short durations only just wait.
Really important to experiment with your microwave in the beginning of use.

Are Comfpack gel packs reusable?
Comfpack cold packs are reusable and will last longer if you treat it well. You’re your
Comfpack away from sharp edges, including curious cats with sharp claws! Store in a safe place in your freezer or cupboard, not your knife drawer. Each individual pack is pressure tested before leaving the factory, but to be prudent, do not place heavy objects on your pack. Overheating beyond the suggested time may damage or destroy your pack.
How should I store my Comfpack gel pack?
Store your packs in an airtight plastic bag, or in your freezer.
How do I clean my Comfpack gel pack?
Clean your pack gently with mild soap, detergent or just clean water.
I don’t have a microwave, can I heat my pack in hot water?
Packs can be heated in water heated to no more than 120 (48.9), but never heated in boiling water. You can warm the pack under hot water in the sink. Alternatively, you can heat water in a pot. Remove pot from heating surface prior to submerging pack. Use blunt, nonmetallic tongs to submerge and remove the pack from the water. Packs should float. Do not allow the pack to come in contact with the pot or heat source because direct heat will rupture the pack. Test the pack temperature before applying to your skin. Dry pack before applying to skin.

What should I do if my microwave can’t heat my pack evenly?
Even microwaves with the same power often heat differently, and sometimes unevenly. We always recommend that you test your pack temperature before you remove it from the microwave, and if it seems to be unevenly heated, give your pack a gentle shake to let the gel mix together.

Do I have to freeze my pack for 2 hours?
You can leave your pack in the freezer indefinitely, or just chill it for a short period of time. Some of our customers are looking for “cool” rather than “burn” so they store their packs in the fridge.
Do I need to wrap my pack before placing it in the microwave?
Some of our customers wrap their pack in a moist paper towel or cloth, but this is not required. We will send you a plastic storage bag for clean storage, you can put the gel packs in it then heat or freeze them.
How do I know when it’s time to dispose of my pack?
You should discard your pack any time it’s punctured, pierced, or leaking.
Can I use my Comfpack packs on my pets?
Your pet cannot tell you if a pack is too hot or too cold, so be careful when using it on your pet. You probably shouldn’t use it on fish or pet rocks, for obvious reasons. Also, be careful of sharp claws and teeth, they can break your pack, and you wouldn’t want that!

Can I use my gel pack in conjunction with a topical analgesic?
A topical analgesic may reduce your ability to correctly judge temperature on your skin, so we recommend that you do not.

Can I take my Comfpack to the gym and use it while I’m working out?
Many of our customers use a heated pack to help get the blood flowing before a workout.

About Comfpack
Why choose us?
1. We are technical in this field for over 16 years and are the biggest hot cold pack manufacturer in central China. We're qualified factory audit from Wal-Mart, CVS Pharmacy, WCA and BSCI.
2. Factory’s more competitive price with higher quality.
3. Exclusive and unique solution can be provided to our customer by our professional engineers and well-trained staffs.

How do we monitor the quality of our products?
In most countries, Comfpack are regulated as medical devices. We take the quality
and safety of our products very seriously and have comprehensive risk management processes in place. Our FDA-certified manufacturing faculties are regularly audited by independent agencies to ensure that the quality control processes we have in place are followed correctly.
Does Comfpack test on animals?
We do not perform any lab testing on animals.
Does Comfpack test for phthalates in its products?
All Comfpack products are phthalate free.
Does Comfpack test for lead or other hazardous substances?
All Comfpack products must regularly pass independent laboratory testing. This includes elements such as lead and mercury, but also PBB’s and PBDE’s.
Does Comfpack contain Latex, BPA, or BPS?
Comfpack do not contain Latex, BPA, or BPS.
What does the “CE” mark on Comfpack stand for?
The CE mark on our product demonstrates that Comfpack complies with European Economic Area (EEA) requirements for our type of medical device. These requirements cover such areas as risk management, quality control and safety.

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