The shoulder products are perfect for the hard to treat contoured area of the shoulder, upper and lower arm, upper chest and upper back areas. The product is universal for left or right injuries. The user may perform a series of arm movements or exercises while wearing the shoulder product as it is totally flexible and held comfortably in place. The shoulder sleeves are easier to put on by oneself. Product is sold by the single unit.
Elasto Gel™ products may be used for either hot or cold therapy and will not leak if punctured. When heated, products provide moist therapy heat and when used cold, products provide soothing cold without causing trauma to the skin or nerves. In addition, when used cold, the products remain soft and flexible even at -20ºF. The products will not dry out, become hard or change form and are re-usable. The products have the ability to conform to all contoured areas and move with patient movement. Products are covered with a four-way stretch material that allows maximum conformity, heat transfer and comfort.
The ideal hot/cold therapy
The Elasto-Gel Therapy Products are designed to provide moist heat therapy or soothing cold therapy for relief of minor muscular and joint aches and pains. The hot or cold therapy will last 20 to 40 minutes per application. The product is held in place with hook and loop type closures, which allow the user to move about during therapy. The product is microwavable so it can provide nearly continuous heat therapy. When used cold, the product conforms to contours, even at -20°F (-30°C), allowing comfortable soothing cold applications.
A specially formulated gel
This product is made with Elasto-Gel, a patented* gel with exceptional properties for transferring heat or soothing cold. If punctured, it will not leak and will remain usable. The unique combination of specially selected fabric and tough flexible gel provides an exceptional durable product for use in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, athletic facilities and the home.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Store the sleeve in the freezer for a minimum of two (2) hours. It may be left in the freezer indefinitely until ready to use. It will remain flexible even at -20°F. Remove the sleeve prior to defrosting the freezer. Note: Always store product in a plastic bag while in freezer.
The most convenient method of heating the sleeve is in a microwave oven. Suggesting heating times: 600-700 watt microwave: 60-90 Seconds. Turn the sleeve inside to out and re-heat for 60- 90 Seconds. Then refold the sleeve and heat for 45 Seconds. 1100 watt: 50 Seconds per side. Wait one minute (60 seconds) before using.
The sleeve should feel WARM to the touch, NOT HOT. Hold the sleeve firmly against the skin for 30 seconds before re-heating*. If the sleeve is not warm enough, heat in 20 second increments and rotate the product each time.
The sleeve can also be heated in a conventional oven at 250°F for 15-20 minutes. Place sleeve on cookie sheet or baking dish in the center of the oven. Do not allow the straps or buckles to touch the heating element. Rotate the sleeve after 6 minutes, top to bottom and inside to out.
DO NOT GET THE PRODUCTS WET
The gel will absorb water and swell. If the product becomes damp, lay it on a flat surface and allow it to fully air dry before continuing use. Do not use wet towels under the gel.
To clean the sleeve, wipe the cover down with a damp (not wet) cloth using mild soap or disinfectant. Allow the product to fully air dry before continuing to use.
*CAUTION: DO NOT OVERHEAT!! Due to the nature of the gel, it may only feel warm to the touch, but if the sleeve has been overheated, too much heat may be transferred to the body and can cause burns.