The use of ice, or cryotherapy, for musculoskeletal injuries has been a primary treatment approach used by healthcare providers for many years. Today, cryotherapy use continues to be a proven and beneficial adjunct to managing soft tissue injury. It is proposed that applying cooling to a musculoskeletal injury decreases the tissue temperature, resulting in diminished pain, cellular metabolism, and muscle spasm, thus minimizing the inflammatory response and improving recovery after soft tissue trauma.
An inflammatory response occurs at the site of the injury and is the local, tissue-level response to the injury and the mechanism by which a tissue heals. Signs of tissue inflammation may include pain, redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased function. Inflammation can develop from both acute injuries, such as ligament sprains or tears, and chronic injuries, such as arthritis or tendinitis. Swelling of the injured region is not uncommon and contributes to loss of movement and ultimately a decrease in function.
Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is a common modality used in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. Cold therapy has an impact on a tissue’s metabolism, pain response, and hemodynamics, thus aiding in the management of the inflammatory response. It has also been demonstrated that the application of cryotherapy decreases blood flow to the injured region, thus reducing edema formation. The combined effects of decreased energy requirements, reduced blood flow, analgesic response, and swelling reduction all diminish the tissue’s inflammatory response, ultimately resulting in a shortened healing process and hastened return to activity.
Compression is often used in conjunction with cryotherapy. Benefits of compression include improved contact between the skin and the cold source, greater reduction of blood flow to the region, and an increased insulation effect, which may further reduce tissue temperatures. Compression also assists with control of edema formation that may arise after injury or secondary to microtrauma sustained during a hard workout.*This product ships from Southern California*
Each HYPERICE device is composed of two parts that work together as a system to maximize cold and compression and deliver optimal cold therapy. These two components consist of the Ice Cell, with patented Air Release Technology, and the Ergonomic Compression Wrap - specifically designed for every major body part.
The Ice Cell provides the “cold” component by harnessing the power of real ice which is loaded into the Ice Cell, used in conjunction with the patented Air Release Valve, which removes air from the Ice Cell to enable maximum compression throughout the icing process.
WIDE-MOUTH OPENING: Oversized screw cap with wide-mouth opening for easy filling.
AIR RELEASE VALVE: Patented Air Release Valve removes air from the Ice Cell for optimal compression.
FLANGE COLLAR: Reinforced flange collar to stabilize Ice Cell during treatments.
Each Compression Wrap is designed to apply firm pressure to the Ice Cell, pushing all excess air trapped in the cell to the surface. By pressing the Air Release Valve, the excess air is removed from the Ice Cell, allowing the Compression Wrap to make direct contact with the ice, forming an ice “cast” around the specific body part.
INNOVATIVE “HOOK” SYSTEM: The latest innovation in technology, these hooks reduce fraying plus wear-and-tear. Strong enough to hold, yet easy to remove.
SUPERIOR DETAIL: 3mm dual-layered Plush Neoprene with Lycra® Spandex trim, plus premium-grade nylon threading to protect against fraying.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Contour-designed for maximum comfort and mobility during treatment.
ULTRA-THIN SKIN: Ultra-thin antimicrobial skin harnesses the power of real ice to quickly transfer cold to the body.