Medicare Gel Cold Patches give fast acting pain relief for strains, sprains, cramp, bruises, swollen areas or joint stiffness. Ideal for use on sporting injuries, this convenient pain relief cold patch freezes pain instantly.
The active non-medicated ingredients cool the skin, lowering the surface temperature for the rapid relief of pain and inflammation in new injuries.
Many athletes use a cold ocean swim or immerse themselves in a bath of ice as a recovery strategy. The Medicare Gel Cold Patches are a convenient alternative to an ice pack, ice bath, or cold ocean swim! The handy patch is individually wrapped and provides instant cooling relief once applied to the skin.
Cold therapy is recommended by sports physiotherapists as part of RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) protocol. Cold therapy is the most widely used treatment modality for acute sports injuries. The Medicare gel cold patch works by reducing the temperature of the injured tissues. This causes the blood vessels to narrow which reduces the amount of blood going to the injury site which in turn reduces the swelling. The cold patch also reduces the pain by over-riding the nerve endings that transmit pain. The ice patch reduces muscle spasm and decreases the chances of cell death by slowing the metabolism of the injured cells.
Medicare cold patches are ideal for the pitch side as a quick treatment to minor knocks, or to relieve pain from recovering injuries, including back pain and arthritic pain.
The effect of Cold therapy is scientifically proven and it is a safe product to use for every member of the family over 12 years old.