Strains and sprains are the most common workplace injury, making up a whopping 43 percent of all injuries on an annual basis. Every year, there are about 1.3 million injuries and illnesses reported in the private sector that are severe enough to require home recuperation past the day of the injury. Following sprains and strains, bruises are the second most common workplace injury and inflammation can occur along with any of these injuries. Helping your body to heal so you can get back to work and your other activities is essential—and a lot faster with Wrap-It-Cool.
A sprain occurs when a ligament (connective tissue between bones) is over-stretched or torn. Ligaments are made of a fibrous tissue, and they aren’t designed to be stretched too far. Strains are over-stretching or tearing that occurs in the muscles. It’s easy for anyone to confuse strains or sprains, especially when both can happen at the same time. A bruise occurs when little veins and capillaries below the skin’s surface break due to a trauma. When red blood cells gather right below the skin, they can look red, blue, purple or even black.
Inflammation is what happens when the body is responding to an injury or infection. It’s an important part of our immune system, and it’s our body’s signal to start the healing and repair process. Inflammation also helps our body stay safe from “invaders” like bacteria and viruses.
Sprains Get Better Faster
You’ve probably heard that the best way to heal from these injuries is with RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. But what if you had super RICE? That’s what you get with the Wrap-It-Cool and recharge bottle. It’s a two-meter wrap that has been shown to be more effective than ice and can speed up the healing of sprains, strains, bruises, and inflammation. The recharge bottle recharges the wrap 4 – 8 times. Simply pour Liquid Recharge into the Wrap-It-Cool bar and enjoy a fully re-saturated wrap.
The fabric is breathable and stretchy, and the liquid is designed to minimize pain and inflammation as well as bruising and stretching. Menthol helps with pain relief, Ethyl alcohol helps to minimize heat via evaporation, and Arnica and Calendula oil are established anti-inflammatory properties. Arnica also helps minimize bruising.
One hour wearing the wrap is the same as six hours of using ice for cooling. The Wrap-It-Cool also compresses the injured area to further speed up healing. You can maximize your recovery by taking it easy on the injured area (rest) and keep the injured area lifted (elevation). With Wrap-It-Cool, you can enjoy a speedier recovery and continue more of your daily activities in the process if necessary. Get instant relief with Wrap-It-Cool, and know that as soon as it dries out, you can “recharge” it again.
These injuries aren’t just common at work. Runners, yogis, hikers, and others who are active are prone to small traumas. When injuries happen, it’s important to act fast. Learn more about Wrap-It-Cool and other products at Shield-Safety today.