HyperIce - Knee Compression Wrap
Hyper Ice Knee Compression Wrap is designed for the treatment and/or prevention of: knee pain and inflammation from strains/sprains, ACL/MCL/Meniscus strains or tears, patella tendonitis (jumper's knee), iliotibial band friction (runner's knee).
Recharge. Repair. Recover. Essential gear for any athlete who moves fast and needs to recover faster. Get back in motion and return to action.
Can also be used on large shins to treat and/or prevent shin splints, and on large calves to treat calf strains.
Compression Sleeve Features
- 3mm Premium grade compression neoprene with velcro-plush finish
- Non-restrictive design allows for greater range of motion and mobility while icing
- Provides optimal compression while maintaining a comfortable fit
- Can also be positioned on the shin (shin splints) and the calf (calf strains)
- Machine Washable
Ice Cell Features
- Built in air release valve enables maximum compression
- Ultra-thin, durable cell "skin" for rapid cold transfer and depth of penetration
- Flexible Ice Cell conforms to the body's contours, maximizing the points of contact
- Antimicrobial cell "skin" prevents the growth of microbes (bacteria, fungi)
- Easy to load, wide mouth opening
- Built in water tight seal provides resistance against leaks
- Flange collar design locks ice cell into place for stability
- 10" x 10" icing surface area
HyperIce Back Compression Wrap Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I leave the HyperIce on for?
15-20 minutes is recommended. For daily recovery and maintenance, one treatment per day is all that is needed. When icing an injury, the process can be repeated several times per day- with at least 90 minutes in between treatments. When icing the elbow, reduce the treatment time to 10-15 minutes.
Can I put the HyperIce directly on my skin?
Yes, the HyperIce can be applied directly to the skin. If desired, a thin shirt or garment can be worn underneath the device. If you are using HyperIce as a post surgical treatment, please cover any fresh surgical wounds/stitches with a clean band-aid, gauze pad, or saran wrap before applying the HyperIce to the skin.
I pressed the air release valve and nothing happened. No air came out.
The Ice Cell must be pressurized in order for the air release valve to work. For this to happen, the Ice Cell must be inserted into the Compression Wrap and the compression wrap must be applied to the body. At this point, the Ice Cell becomes pressurized and the air release valve can be pressed to remove air from inside the Ice Cell- this will increase compression.
Should I add water to the Ice Cell to make it conform to the body better?
No, do not add water to the Ice Cell. Adding water will prevent the compression wrap from providing optimal compression.
I left my Ice Cell in the hot sun and it damaged the material. Is it ruined?
If your Ice Cell has been sun damaged, follow these steps:
- rinse with cold water
- spread out the cell skin to remove any wrinkles or folds
- air dry
- place the Ice Cell (without the cap) in the freezer for one hour. The cold temperature should restore the material
Can the HyperIce be used for heat as well as ice?
No. The HyperIce is designed specifically to function as a cold therapy device. Do NOT fill the Ice Cell with hot water - doing so will damage the Ice Cell.
Each Hyperice device is composed of two parts that work together as a system to maximize cold and compression and deliver optimal cold therapy.
- HyperIce Ice Cell with Air Release Technology
The ice Cell provides the "cold" component by harnessing the power of real ice which is loaded into the Ice Cell each time the HyperIce is used. Real ice is a powerful topical anti-inflammatory agent because of its superior ability to remove heat from the body and reduce tissue temperatures.
Air Release Valve
The patented air release valve removes air from the ice cell to enable maximum compression. When applied to the body, ice draws heat out of the body, slowly melting the ice to water. As this happens, pockets of air build up in the ice cell creating a barrier between the ice and the compression wrap. Releasing air from the ice cell allows the compression wrap to maintain constant pressure on the ice, thereby delivering optimal compression throughout the icing process.
- HyperIce Compression Wrap
Each HyperIce compression wrap is designed to apply firm pressure to the Ice Cell, pushing all excess air trapped in the cell tot he surface. By pressing the air release valve, the excess air is removed from the unit - allowing the compression wrap to make direct contact with the ice, forming an "ice cast" around the desired body part. Here are some of the features that make the system work:
- Innovative Design
Each HyperIce compression wrap is specifically designed to provide optimal compression to specific body parts. Every line, curve, and groove has been carefully positioned to optimize form, fit, and function. Multidirectional straps and tension layers are just a few of the innovative features that have been implemented in the first generation product line.
WHY IS ICE BETTER FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY?
When it comes to the best methods for athletes to expedite muscle recovery, there tend to be two schools of thoughts:
Heat is best.
Ice is best.
While both have their advantages, ice tends to be the preferred method for most injuries, in addition to one of the most important aspects: rest.
LiveStrong.com explains why ice works so well for so many injuries:
"Your muscles experience tiny tears during tough training sessions," the site reports. 'However, the damage is actually a good thing, because when your body repairs them, your muscles grow and become stronger… immersing your muscles in ice immediately following workouts may expedite the healing process."
How to Use Ice for Muscle Recovery
Whether you are immersing your injured muscles in a bath of ice or using an ice compression wrap, you should first follow the directions provided by a certified coach or trainer. Icing sore muscles is a science and Hyperice compression wraps are engineered to give your muscles exactly what they need to recovery safely and effectively.
The Science of Using Ice
Putting ice on an injury causes blood vessels to constrict, therefore reducing blood circulation. After you remove the ice from your injury, the blood begins flowing again rapidly, which helps to flush out the lactic acid and provide a new supply of oxygen, thus aiding muscle recovery. This also reduces swelling, keeping you and your muscles happy!