Other Frequently Asked Questions:
What is R.I.C.E.? How does SnowPack work with R.I.C.E.?
R.I.C.E. is short for Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation. This approach is widely-recommended for treating minor injuries, including joint and muscle strains and sprains, as well as inflammation. SnowPack with SportCover takes care of both Ice and Compression.
Doctors and therapists advise icing immediately after an injury occurs and then frequently at 20-minute intervals for the next 48 hours. Because SnowPack stays cold for an extended period of time, it offers more treatments per freezing than common gel packs – better reducing inflammation and numbing pain.
SportCover was designed to hold SnowPack securely in place and offers needed compression. Its two-way cold coverage lets you select the amount of cold perfect for your comfort level.
Why should you protect your skin when icing?
Whether you use ice, gel packs or SnowPack, you should always protect your skin against the possibility of frostbite. Different areas of your body will be more sensitive to cold than other areas. And some people have a higher-sensitivity to cold in general.
Never ice the same body area for more than 20 minutes at a time. Allow the skin to return to normal temperature before reapplying ice therapy.
If skin goes through a dramatic change in temperature, rather than a steady slow change, frostbite can result. We recommend using SportCover to protect your skin while icing with SnowPack. Made of durable materials, SportCover is lightweight on one side to allow penetrating cold to come through. The other side is heavyweight nylon and buffers the cold. Both sides protect the skin from overexposure to cold.
Where can I buy SnowPack products?
SnowPack is sold through specialty stores, online retailers and several catalogs. To purchase SnowPack at a store near you or online, check out “Where to Buy”.