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Muscles Respond Well to Ice Compression Wraps 10 / 24 / 2012

Ice has long been known as one of the best ways to help muscles recover after an injury, and ice compression is a popular and effective method of applying ice to an injured muscle area. But it is important to understand how this method works to ensure you are getting the most out of your cold compression treatment.

What Ice Compression Does

For many years, the acronym R.I.C.E. has been known by athletes as the most effective method to recover from an injury, and stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Cold compression therapy combines the middle two elements of R.I.C.E. for an even more effective solution to reduce both swelling and pain. 

Applying cold compression to an injured area causes the blood vessels in the area to restrict, which slows the metabolism of the cells. When the compression and cold are removed, the blood returns to the area quickly, and consequently flushes out the built up lactic acid. This leads to reduced swelling and less pain.

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How it Works

Today there are many cold compression wraps on the market, and they typically are filled with a gel that freezes when placed in a freezer. Once the gel is frozen, the wrap is secured to the injured area using adjustable straps or an elastic band. 

Hyperice compression wraps work more effectively than every other ice compression wraps because of excellent design and the patented air release valve. This unique feature gives injured muscles the continued benefits of consistent compression throughout treatment time.

Click here to learn more about Hyperice compression wraps. 

Happy workout, Happy Recovery!

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