How to use Elastogel Hot and Cold Wrap 

How to use Elastogel Hot and Cold Wrap 

The Elastogel Wrap is a revolutionary product that can be used to treat a variety of injuries. The wrap can be used to apply heat or cold, depending on the injury. The wrap can also be adjusted to fit any body part.

When using an Elastogel wrap, it is important to follow the instructions carefully. The wrap should be applied snugly, but not too tightly, around the affected area. It is best to avoid any wrinkles in the wrap. Elastogel can be used on a variety of areas, including the knee, shoulder, and elbow. It is important to note that Elastogel should not be used on open wounds.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

COLD THERAPY

Store the product in the freezer for a minimum of two (2) hours before first use. It may be left in the freezer indefinitely until ready to use. Elasto-Gel will remain flexible even at -20°F (-30°C). Remove product prior to defrosting the freezer. NOTE: Always store product in a plastic bag while in the freezer to avoid the gel from absorbing moisture.

Reminder: Make sure there is a tight seal of the outside storage plastic re-closeable bag when putting the product into the cooler. We suggest NOT using “ice” to avoid getting the product wet and to prevent it from absorbing extra moisture. We recommend “re-usable ice packs” specifically made for coolers to keep items cold. Please refer to other manufacturers’ directions for proper handling of these products. 

HEAT THERAPY

The most convenient method of heating the product is in a microwave oven. Microwave heating varies due to wattage, use the suggested heating time per the wattage of your microwave. NOTE: Always make sure the microwave is clean and dry before heating to prevent damage to the product.

Suggested heating times: 

Microwave StrengthHeating Time
600 – 700 watt60-90 seconds per side
1100 – 1500 watt60 seconds per side

All microwaves vary with heating, wait one minute (60 seconds) before use. The product should feel WARM to the touch, NOT HOT. Hold the product firmly against the skin for 30 seconds before re-heating. If the product is not warm enough heat it in 10-second increments and rotate the product each time. 

The product can also be heated in a conventional oven 250°F (120°C) for 10-15 minutes. Place the product on a cookie sheet or baking dish in the center of the oven. Do not allow the straps to touch the heating element. Rotate the product after 6 minutes, top to bottom and if folded, inside to out.

CAUTION: DO NOT OVERHEAT!!!!!! Due to the nature of the gel, it may only feel warm to the touch, but if the product has been overheated, too much heat may be transferred to the body and can cause damage to the skin. 

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Remove the outside cloth cover and hand wash in cold water with mild soap. 
  2. Hang to dry. 
  3. Wipe down the inner cover with a damp (not wet) cloth using mild soap or disinfectant. 
  4. Allow the product to fully air dry before continuing to use. 

** If the product does not have a removable outside cover – Follow the cleaning instructions for the inner cover.

CAUTION: Hot or cold therapy should not be used by persons with circulatory problems, except under the direct supervision of a Health Care Professional. Do not use over areas with impaired sensation. Unattended use of hot and cold packs by children or incapacitated persons may be dangerous. If the skin is broken, apply a sterile bandage to the area before using a compress. 

Elastogel products are available for purchase on elastogels.com. We offer Elastogel Hot and Cold Therapy Wrap for Foot and Ankle, Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold Therapy Knee Wrap With Patella Hole, Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold Therapy Mitten, and Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold All Purpose Therapy Wraps. You may visit our website or call us at 770-441-9808 and we will be more than happy to assist you!

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