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Chronic Back Pain, How Best To Treat It

One of the worst things that can happen to you is to have your back fail you.  There are about  31 million Americans that currently live with chronic back pain.  Your friends or fellow coworkers notice you holding yourself straight or worse, seeing you walking hunched over a bit. When they ask what’s wrong?  You tell them, oh, my back went out  again.  Anymore that’s getting to be a familiar phrase. But what exactly does that mean? The feeling is hard to describe: For you, it may be a twinge that causes tenderness and discomfort. Or, the pain might be...

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Ice Cold Therapy Always Available When Needed

Accidents/Injuries happen, and usually your  no where near any medical facility when it happens.  And for most sprains, strains, twists and bangs, using a cold compress usually takes the pain away and soothes the injured area.  But again, when your no where near any place with a handy ice dispenser what can you do.  Well, if you carry a packet or two of Physicool’s Cooling Bandages in your gear bag, you’re always going to be ready for that “Just in Case” scenario. The Physicool Bandage is ideal for athletes that are on-the-go and want to get the benefits of taping...

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How Long Should I Treat An Injury With Cold Therapy?

Anyone who is active and those of us who were told to get more active for a healthier lifestyle, know that from time to time we may get a twinge of pain from a joint or muscle or worse, happen to suffer an injury while engaging in our activity of choice.  A way to treat this if it happens,  is by using “Cold Therapy” which is also known as cryotherapy. It works by reducing blood flow to a particular area, which can significantly reduce inflammation and swelling that causes pain, Most physicians and trainers recommend icing and elevating the injured...

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Physicool Why Ice?

Treating any injury with ice has been proven to help reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by a “Soft Tissue” injury.  Applying an “Ice Treatment” to the injured area will help slow down the  blood flow to that injured area. Another reason is that applying “Cold Treatments” to the injured area is that it will help suppress that pain and provide relief after an acute or traumatic injury.  Doctors and athletic trainers have long known the benefits of applying “ice” to an injured area, but  now, instead of plain ice, we have available the same penetrating cold therapy as ice...

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