PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toss the patches and jars of menthol based products, along with the bags of ice and frozen peas to the side; a Pennsylvania based company has introduced a better way of alleviating inflammation and soreness when treating injuries. Founded in 2009, Arctic Ease works to enhance the treatment of soft tissue injuries, burns and edema, whether induced by overuse or pharmacological therapies, via the use of cold therapy - also known as cryotherapy. With an aversion to bags of ice, but a love for the sport in spite of the injuries, a few of the nation's top athletes have begun to actively use the product, praising the cold therapy as an improvement to an ice pack and a cold ace bandage wrap.
Miami Dolphins Cornerback Vontae Davis says, "Arctic Ease is perfect for me because I can get my legs fresh all night before games, enabling me to be at my prime performance level on the fields. I can also bring it on the road, bus, and plane without a huge mess since it's so light and easy to pack."
Arctic Ease founder Carol M. Forden realized that there had to be alternatives to cooling an injury with wet leaky ice bags that limit mobility, or with menthol-based products that everyone within twenty-feet can smell coming their way – both of which, while somewhat relieve pain, do not do much for inflammation. Forden formulated the idea for the specially treated, eco-friendly wraps and pads that allow the user to reduce the pain and swelling from an injury without restricting mobility, and can be used for an extended period of time with no risk of frostbite, frost nip, or nerve conduction issues, and most importantly, effectively helps heal the injury.
Says Forden, "When I developed this product I knew the solution had to fit under my knee brace (due to a knee injury) allowing me to maintain my mobility - no more sitting around waiting while icing. The solution had to be reusable, odorless (no one could tell I was using the product), and most of all portable. I could have it with me at all times without the need for freezing or refrigeration. It's tough to travel for a living and find an ice machine and bag to put ice into, and then find the time to apply it properly! That process alone defeats the first two points!"
Injuries, frequent soreness, and the need to 'ice' for recovery are what led St Louis Rams Tight End Michael Hoomanawanui to try Arctic Ease. "I chose Arctic Ease because it's easy and convenient and gives me healing through cold compression - solving multiple problems at once."
Other athletes who are actively using Arctic Ease products are:
Sergio Brown, New England Patriots Safety
Bucky Dent, New York Yankee Shortstop (retired); 1978 World Series MVP
Cheryl Fairweather, 2011 Team USA Duathlete, 2-time USA Olympic Trial participant
Darryl Tapp, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End
Dane Fletcher, New England Patriots Linebacker
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots Tight End
Meredith Kessler, Pro Triathlete, Ironman Winner
Jeremiah White, International Soccer Player
As a testament to Arctic Ease cryotherapy pads and wraps ability to heal athletes faster, allowing them to focus on performance, former St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers Wide Receiver Laurent Robinson says, "Arctic Ease helps me recover for the next day of work while on-the-go, allowing me to stay busy and focused."
Watch for the release of Arctic Ease wraps in several colors in the coming weeks!
To learn more about Arctic Ease, visit www.arcticease.com.
SOURCE Arctic Ease