what is COLD therapy
When an acute injury occurs (eg, sprain or strain), blood vessels, capillaries and veins will widen and blood flow towards the affected area will increase. This process causes swelling and pain. The main goal of cold treatments for an acute injury is to constrict these dilated blood vessels and reduce blood transport (vasoconstriction).
With a cold treatment in the first 72 hours after injury the pain will decrease significantly and the swelling will subside faster.
Cold will often exceed the feeling of pain ; called the "pain-gate theory". By activating the vasoconstriction process, cooled muscles and blood vessels will:
• reduce inflammation and swelling more quickly
• pain stimuli in the nerve bundles are numbed
• muscle tensions and cramps decrease significantly
when to apply COLD therapy
The use of cold is most suitable in acute conditions (meaning that the injury has recently taken place); such as:
• Sprains: injury caused by overstretching ligaments
• Bruises: occurs when a blood vessel tears under the skinsurface
• Overloads: caused by repetitive (too) heavy movements
• Growing pains: pains in joints, muscles and tendons that arises as a result of pressure due to the difference in growth speed of the different muscle and joint groups.
when NOT to apply COLD therapy
Do not apply cold therapy for the treatment of chronic conditions (for which heat treatments are more appropriate) and never apply cold to open wounds.
Also, never use cold before exercise as it can increase the risk of muscle and / or tendon strains.
the effects of our
ice COLD gel
Révvi's cold gels consist mainly of natural ingredients that are considered important contributors to the anti-inflammatory and / or the vasoconstrictor (narrowing) process.
The below listed ingredients are all processed in a high concentration in our ice COLD gel and their effectiveness are proven. The careful composition also ensures a deep penetration and long-lasting effect.
Our ice COLD gels consists mainly of natural ingredients, each with their own specific characteristics. The collaboration of these ingredients results in a very effective product that provides a long-lasting cooling effect.
The Révvi ice COLD gels are free of chemicals and have a unique composition of natural ingredients. The "vasoconstrictor" properties have the main purpose of maximally and optimally repairing or protecting the affected area on the body.
The use of the ice COLD gel is strongly recommended in the treatment of low to medium painful areas caused by inflammation, strains, fatigue and acute injuries where immediate cooling is required.