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Deep Freeze Pain Relief Spray
Member Name: Tolteca
Deep Freeze Pain Relief Spray
Date: 05/02/13, updated on 17/08/13 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Instant cold relief in a can.
Disadvantages: More expensive and not as tasty as frozen peas.
I have hypermobility and, as I am also deeply clumsy, have a lot of experience in twising my ankles, knees etc and tearing ligaments. All of this has resulted in my being an officianado of RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. When I've trashed my ankle on trips, I've used the tubigrip which always travels with me and sat in waterfall pools and laid up in hammocks.
This is and has not been possible at work. Likewise, the wrap a packet of frozen peas in a tea towel approach is neither possible nor professional. What I have found effective and compatible with office life is this spray.
This is the reverse of the better known Deep Heat sprays that are widely used for muscle problems. Pop the blue plastic top off the aluminium can - after giving it a brisk shake - and depress the nozzle for a blast of cold to the afflicted ankle, or other sprained area, from fifteen centimeters away. It is recomended that you apply in two or three short bursts, which does allow you to ensure each area of the sprain gets the benefit of the Cold.
This spray can be applied to the skin - though care should be taken not to apply to the broken skin which can accompany accident related sprains - and also through tights. This is where it is so useful at the office, as the painkilling and positive effects of cold on sprains can be got when and where you need it, without looking unprofessional.
Though you will still need to upend your or your office bin to rest and elevate the offending foot - there being a limit to what Boots can do.
Speaking of Boots, which is where my can came from, a 150ml can will set you back £3.28 or 328 Boots Advantage Points. This is a great investment, as one can will last even the clumsiest hypermobile sprain-merchant, like myself, a long time.
Mine, in fact, is still the old packaging shown in the illustration. The new packaging is more curved and somewhat reminiscent of the Sigg Bottle, but the contents remain the same and as effective.
These contents include ethanol and so should not be used near naked flames.
But those contents will help ease the pain of those with sprains and other joint problems and can be used by those aged six and above up to three times a day. I know that this is a product that has eased a lot of pain for me and that it will remain a staple of my medicine cabinet, as well as going to the office with me when I have my next sprained ankle.
Summary: Instant Ice for RICE treatment of sprains.
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