Aches And Pains In The Work Place

So, do you feel pain from time to time during the course of your  work day?  If you said yes, you’re not alone.  According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, more then 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, at a cost of $600 Billion a year in medical treatments.  Chronic pain, while not considered an impairment according to the Social Security Disability Blue book, which grades debilitating injuries that keep you from working. It still impacts many people as they try and go about their normal everyday lives. For some people this is enough of a cause for them to periodically miss work time, which alters their way of life. 

From on and off back pain, to sore ankles, knees and shoulders we all have times when we feel a little worse for wear.  It’s no secret that when your  feeling those aches and pain, sometimes applying cold compression to the afflicted area can provide you with relief. But for most of us, that means digging out the old, reliable rubber or neoprene ice-bag, or if you don’t have one in the house  you  may be stuck using a plastic bag with ice cubes in it. We all know how this ends up. Moving that bag around so you don’t damage your skin and then dealing with the dripping water resulting from the ice melting.  Dealing with this kind of mess is almost as bad as dealing with the cause of your pain in the first place.

Now, thanks to the innovative technology of Physicool, you can apply their bandage wrap around the area that is giving you discomfort. Physicool is a unique cooling bandage impregnated with rapidly evaporating alcohols. The alcohols react to the body heat and evaporate when the bandage is worn. This evaporative process draws heat out of the warmest source – local underlying tissue. While the deep tissue is cooling down the compression will modify the inflammatory response, helping healing and recovery.

Why does this process work so well?  Its all because of the cooling effect that takes place because of the evaporation process initiated by the properties impregnated into the Physicool bandage’s fabric . Evaporation is a process which involves a liquid changing to a gas. When a liquid evaporates it loses the warmest particles first, the remaining particles are cooler. Alcohol evaporates at a lower heat and at a faster rate than water. This gives a faster and greater rate of evaporation. The coolant draws the warmest particles away from the deeper tissues, which results in a cooling benefit.   

Now remember, getting relief from your pain naturally is a good thing and the cooling effect brought about by applying the Physicool Bandage can definitely make a difference in how well and how fast recovery can happen. But if you are constantly plagued by this reoccurring pain, then its time to go and see your  doctor.  There may be some underlying issues that are causing this pain to keep coming back and it would be better to have it checked by a professional so that you can prevent any further damage being done to the area that is causing the discomfort.



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