Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dr. Cool Wrap Review

 I have been dealing with shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, sore knees and hips for quite a while now.  I usually use a foam roller and ice at night before I go to bed.  Dr. Cool came up with a great product that allows you to ice while you are on a run, climbing a mountain, or just out and about.

The Dr. Cool Wrap combines the benefits of ice and compression in one good looking package.  There are three sizes:

3” x 25” Wrap for smaller areas.  This is ideal for Plantar Fasciitis, your wrist, and ankle.
4” x 50” Wrap for medium areas.  This is ideal for your elbow, knee, shin, and calf.
6” x 50” Wrap for larger areas.  This is ideal for back, shoulder, and thigh.

Each size is offered in 7 colors.  The 3” and 4” wraps also have an anchor hole which can be helpful when you start to wrap your injury.  It has a Velcro closure which does a very good job at holding the wrap in place. 
The Dr. Cool Wrap is very easy to use.  You simply wet the blue side and fold or roll the wrap up.  You throw it in the freezer for 20-40 minutes, then it is ready to use.  I found that it was a little difficult to wrap right after you pull it out of the freezer because it was still a little rigid.  You might have to rewrap it after a minute or two, but it fits perfectly after that.  

Pros:
Made to use while on the go.
Combines  ice and compression in one package
Comes in three sizes and 7 colors
Ready to use in 20-40 minutes

Cons:
It only stays (very) cold for 15-20 minutes
If you put it under clothes, it might look like you wet yourself

I am very pleased with this product.  It seems very durable and should hold up for a long time.  I like that I can use it during my runs.  During my test runs, it did not slip and it felt comfortable the entire time.  Even after the wrap wasn’t quite as cold, I could still feel the benefits of the compression.  I will be using the Dr. Cool Wrap in the future to tame my shin splints and other ailments. 

Keep your eyes peeled because I will be giving away a few Dr. Cool Wraps over the next few weeks.  Tell your friends to follow my blog for their chance to win as well.

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