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Gout

With more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing cooling garments for people living with heat intolerance, we hear from many individuals on how our cooling products have helped them live a happier and more enjoyable life.

"I have had terrible cramps in my thighs. I find the only thing that takes away these excruciating pains is the Polar Soft Ice Pack (and wrap). Just 5-10 minutes of the ice pack & I'm good to go! I also have Gout in two toes. The Polar Soft Ice Pack does wonders for that too. It takes away the itching & terrible hurt in a few minutes. I highly recommend the Soft Ice Packs from Polar. They certainly do the trick.
Location: Fort Lauderdale

Benefits of Cold Therapy:
In an article published by the Journal of Clinical Rheumatol titled, Response to application of ice may help differentiate between gouty arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides, researchers noted that: "Heat and cold are adjuvant treatments for arthritis. In gouty arthritis, cold applications are a useful adjunct to treatment and may help discriminate patients with gout from other forms of inflammatory arthritis.Source: PubMed.gov

Also, in an article on the Arthritis Foundation's website titled, Managing a Gout Flare, officials recommend people take several, fast-acting and important steps when experiencing a gout flare. These include to: "take medicine you have on hand, ice down - applying an ice pack to the painful joint may help ease pain and inflammation, call your doctor, drink lots of nonalcohol fluids, and elevate your foot.” Source: Arthritis Foundation

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The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any hot/cold therapy or body cooling product for a medical condition.

The following products may help:

Cold/Hot Therapy Compression Wraps

Lightweight wraps are constructed of an insulated outer fabric and an inner cotton material to protect the body. Wraps are held in place with hook and loop tabs and/or elastic belts to allow mobility and deliver a gentle, adjustable compression.

Active Ice® 3.0 Cold Therapy Systems

Comfortable and easy-to-use circulating cold-water system using pads, wraps and accessories to cool specific areas of the body including head and face, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, knee, back, shoulder, and more.

Moist Heat Wraps

Thera-Temp® wraps use therapeutic, non-organic mineral beads which collect and hold moisture from humidity in the air. Wraps are designed with soft, luxurious fleece on the side nearest the skin and an insulated fabric with vapor barrier on the outside to direct the moisture and heat toward the body.

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