I suffer from chrondromalacia patella, a frequent cause of anterior knee pain
The slushy ice pack is the " coolest " thing :-)
I have used all sorts of manufactured ice packs and home made bags of ice chunks/crushed ice you name it I have tried it .
I have had therapy & my therapist sold me an expensive reusable Elasto - Gel wrap. it is nice & offers some compression & cooling effect simultaneously but the slushy beats it hands down .
A word of caution though , IT GETS EXTREMELY COLD 15 TO 20 MINUTES MAXIMUM .
Use it safely & wisely , the first one I made I got the ratio wrong & mixed it 2 to 1 instead of 3 to 1 ( 1 part alcohol 3 parts water ) it froze like it was supposed to but it was so cold the bag started forming frost on the outside . it was cold.
I added water & it works great .
I am also doing low impact aerobic exercise to loose weight & strengthen my legs it helps me manage my knee pain as well. this is a great website ,thanks to all for their input it helps many people live a healthy life.
- 4/7/2013 10:29:57 PM