Dr. Cool Wraps sent me a Medium wrap to try, the views expressed in this post are my own.
For the past few weeks I’ve been icing my knee after every run–it seems that after playing “recreate the phantom pain” we have arrived at a diagnosis of popliteal tendinitis. I had been using an old ace ice pack I’ve had since college–the one I keep in a ziplock bag because the gel is leaking out of it–yeah, that one. I’ve been trying to ice after every morning run while I eat breakfast. But eating breakfast while sitting down is a bit of a luxury when you have two kids (more milk, more napkins, more coffee) so I would secure the pack with a cloth napkin.
This was my morning routine: run then get breakfast for the kids while constantly readjusting the cloth napkin and aging ice pack. Enter Dr. Cool Recovery On-the-Go-Wrap. They were kind enough to send me their medium wrap to try and I have to say I am totally sold on this ingenious product. According to Dr. Cool, they are the first injury product that combines ice & compression all-in-one flexible fabric.
The ease Dr.Cool Recovery-on-the-go Wrap lends to icing my leg, means I ice when I need to, rather than putting it off to a moment when I could get my leg up–which doesn’t happen. The Dr. Cool Wrap is perfect for icing-on-the-go.
The Dr. Cool wrap is made form and innovative fabric called CoolCore, which stays cooler longer. The basic principle is that the wrap is your ice pack: you wet the wrap, freeze it and then wrap around the area that needs to be iced.
I’ve been using the Dr. Cool Wrap for two weeks now and I’m really impressed with the product. It is easy to use, effective and is made by a local company (they are based here New Hampshire, just down the road in Portsmouth).
When I first used the Dr. Cool Wrap I wondered if it would drip as the frozen wrap started to thaw out. The first time I used it there was no dripping at all. The second time though, after I had used it once and then re-wetted it, the wrap did drip. I think that you don’t necessarily have to re-wet the wrap after each use. It seems to retain enough water to last through several re-freezes and uses.
What I love about Dr. Cool Wraps is not only can I walk around and make breakfast while icing my leg at the same time, but I can also readjust the tightness of the wrap as it begins to thaw, adding an element of compression.
Thanks to Dr. Cool Wraps you get to try their wraps! You can enter to win a wrap. See details below on how to enter. Contest runs Today 8/6 to 8/10.
Terms and Conditions for Sweepstakes for Dr. Cool Wraps Giveaway: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 to enter. US residents only. Void where prohibited. Prize includes one Dr. Cool Wrap medium wrap. Two winner selected. Contest starts 8/6/14 at 5am EST and ends 8/10/14 at midnight EST.
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