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Ice Bag

Ice packs are fantastic for treating injuries. They can minimize swelling, reduce bleeding into the tissues, and reduce muscle spasm and pain. This is why ice packs are often used after injuries like ankle sprains have occurred.

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Ref. No.: Size: Qty.Cs:
NMG219001 8" 500
NMG219002 9" 500
NMG219003 11" 500

What are Ice Packs?

There are many different types of ice packs available on the market, but they all serve the same purpose: to reduce inflammation and swelling. Ice packs can be used on any part of the body, but they are most commonly used on injuries such as sprains, strains, and bruises. Ice packs work by constricting blood vessels and reducing the flow of blood to the area. This helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. It is important to apply ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time, as longer periods of time can actually cause more swelling. If you are using an ice pack for the first time, it is important to test it on a small area of skin first to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Once you have confirmed that you can use an ice pack safely, apply it to the injured area for 15 minutes at a time.

How to use an ice pack for injuries?

If you have suffered an injury, it is important to ice the area as soon as possible. This will help to reduce swelling and pain. It is best to use an ice pack for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. To use an ice pack, wrap it in a towel or piece of cloth and apply it to the injured area. Do not apply the ice directly to the skin as this can cause frostbite. Once you have finished icing, remove the pack and allow the area to warm up gradually. Repeat as necessary.

Side Effects of Ice Packs

There are a few potential side effects of using ice packs, but they are generally minor. The most common side effect is skin irritation, which can occur if the ice pack is left on for too long or if the skin is already sensitive. Another potential side effect is frostbite, which can occur if the ice pack is left on for too long or if the skin is already wet. If you experience any pain, redness, or numbness while using an ice pack, stop using it immediately and consult a doctor.

Prevention of Injuries with Ice Pack

Ice packs can be a great way to prevent injuries. By applying an ice pack to the area for 10-15 minutes, you can help reduce the swelling and inflammation that can lead to an injury. Ice packs can also help relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints.

Advice from a Physical Therapist

If you're dealing with sore muscles or swelling, a physical therapist can be a great resource for finding relief. Here are a few pieces of advice from PTs that may help you feel better:

-Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, several times per day. -Wrap the ice pack in a towel to avoid direct contact with the skin.

-Elevate the affected area when possible to reduce swelling.

-Avoid strenuous activity that could aggravate the condition.

-Stretch and perform gentle range-of-motion exercises as recommended by your PT.

Ice Bag, New weekly appointment with the news of Dispotech, your disposable excellence. Today we are going to find out about the origins of one of our top products: the ice pack, as we named it. When and by whom was it invented? What was it originally for? Let's find out together, through an article published in the authoritative New York Times Magazine. Ice Bag Doctors understood - and used - the many beneficial effects of the cold since ancient times. Hippocrates himself wrote that cold water should be applied “where there is hemorrhage, or if one is expected, in a patient, at any moment”. During the French army’s withdrawal from Russia in 1812, Napoleon’s surgeon, Dominique Jean Larrey, used ice and snow to anesthetize soldiers before amputations. During the middle of the same century, Ice Bag Americans kept ice in special containers. When the actual refrigeration system was born, around the 1920s, people began to experiment with it, replacing natural ice. In August 1948, Popular Science magazine wrote about the Hot-R-Cold Pak, in its section dedicated to the newest products on the market, describing it as a "small bag the size of a wallet containing a special liquid that can stay hot or cold for a long time".  In the following decades, interesting variants of the product were invented - some containing alcohol that cooled down at will! - and with the most bizarre shapes. But it was only in 1971 that Jacob Spencer, a pharmacist, and salesman for Pfizer of Long Island, New York, wrote that a patient had been treated with "a bag containing a gel, heated or cooled as needed, to reduce aching". Unlike the first, instant ice pack - patented in 1959 by Albert A. Robbins and designed only to keep food and drinks cool - the ice pack was designed to comfortably adapt to the human body. And, most importantly, to be reused multiple times. “He always visited hospitals and talked to doctors and nurses about putting ice in gloves and plastic bags," recounts his nephew Josh Nazarieh, now vice president of Nortech, the company founded by Mr. Spencer. "Every time, though, it was a mess: liquid everywhere. So, my grandfather thought: "There must be a better way to do this. He tried and tested hundreds of formulas until he was able to create his own gel as well as giving it a visually appealing look.” Today, the ice pack is used to treat a wide range of pain and discomfort - from joint pain to a potential heatstroke. “A reusable ice pack can be cooled to the desired temperature and does not necessarily need a freezer," says Dr. Bret Nicks, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, Ice Bag North Carolina. “It is a very valuable and indispensable object to have in every home. But if you don't have one, don't worry! You can fall back on a great classic if you need to cool down a little trauma: a bag of frozen vegetables. This option can be a temporary solution," concludes the doctor. Do you see? The ice pack has a history stretching way back in time and it's come a long way to become what it is today! And you, our readers, don't be left without it: contact Dispotech for more information about Dispo Gel, Dispo Ice, and all our exclusive hot/cold line!