Meniscus, Osteoarthritis & Recurring Joint Pain
Marguerite D, TN - In 2013, I tore a meniscus in my right knee and had to have it repaired. During my six month follow-up visit, my surgeon told me I had developed osteoarthritis in my right knee and had early stages of it in my left knee. He said since it was bone on bone and there was not much that he could do but told me to try to remain as active as possible.
I was in pain, every day, and I really didn't feel like being active. When I got out of bed my knees were so stiff I could barely walk. I started to gain weight and the extra 15 pounds I gained made my knees hurt even more. I wanted "something or someone" to help me feel better and give me my life back. I tried ice, bags of frozen vegetables and gel packs but they only numbed the pain for a few minutes and it returned. Plus, my doctor told me that icing restricted blood flow and nutrients and slowed down the body's natural healing process. So, I tried anti-inflammatory drugs, but was warned by my doctor that there were potential long term side effects. I tried knee braces, but they only provided support, not pain relief.
After a few months, I tried two Cool Contour™ Recovery Knee Wraps. They were easy to use and comfortable, so I wore them almost non-stop for the first couple weeks. I loved how soft and light they were. I noticed my knees were starting to hurt less and the joints weren't as stiff. I started feeling like getting up and stopped just sitting around feeling sorry for myself. My chiropractor said he was impressed with how effective these products were and was also using one for his own shoulder.
I decided to sleep in them to see if they would help me with morning stiffness. I put my wraps on about 30 minutes before I went to bed and when I woke up my knees weren't as stiff. The wraps helped control my knee inflammation while I slept. Now, two years later, I still wear my knee wraps when I need them. They helped me become more active again, I lost the 15 pounds, and have my life back.
Stacey R, Raleigh, NC - I am one of millions of people suffering from osteoarthritis, and when it came on suddenly in my right knee about six months ago, it made my life a nightmare. Walking hurt, and I found myself resting it with ice pack after ice pack to no avail. I was constantly stiff and any movements caused tremendous pain. Even sleeping was difficult; no matter how I tried to prop up my knee, it would get stiff within an hour or two, and the pain would begin as soon as I moved the slightest bit. Needless to say, the pain impacted my ability to do everything; from hiking to going to a concert, and even my honeymoon.
I knew that staying active was the key to pain relief and reduction of inflammation, and keeping off my knee was not making things any better for me. My joint got more and more stiff and immobile. I'm only 26, so this was an awful development. In order for me to stay active and keep the pain at bay without numbing it with ice, I decided to try something new. My Cool Contour Knee Wrap has helped me a lot; its a different type of product that is cool but not ice cold, and I wear it almost non-stop.
This product cools when moistened, and provides a relieving effect throughout the day. Unlike ice packs, it provides cool, consistent comfort that doesn't make my skin uncomfortable or make me feel numb. The cooling effect does wonders for my pain level throughout the day, and since it can be worn under pants, it allows me to experience topical pain relief. It noticeably reduced inflammation within the first days and weeks of use. The design is great so I can keep moving without having to adjust it.
My knee wrap has become my companion; accompanying my on weekend trips, long walks, and just days running errands. I keep it in the refrigerator when I'm not wearing it, and it remains clean and fresh with minimal effort. My favorite thing about this wrap is that it is comfortable and finally allows me to sleep! The worst part about my knee issue was the fact that it interrupted my sleep and I was groggy all the time. This keeps my knee comfortable while I sleep, and my pain is less when I wake up.
While there is no such thing as a miracle product, this has been the next best thing for me. With continued use and consistent exercise, I've reduced my joint pain and I no longer feel as though I need to keep getting cortisone shots in my knee. My Cool Contour Knee Wrap has helped me to go from nearly immobile and miserable to active and nearly pain free. If you're looking for a long-term solution to reduce pain and inflammation, this is so worth it!
Gary, GA - I have had knee problems my entire life. My right knee has had a torn ACL, torn meniscus and a partial knee replacement. I am now in my 60’s and after a round or golf, working in the yard or being on my feet for a long time I have aching pain. I have always had a very hard time sleeping due to the pain. Now, I put my Cool Contour Knee Wrap on in the early evening and by bed time the pain is gone. I use it every day. I sleep better than ever. AWESOME product!
Cheryl, GA - In the past, I was unable to participate in so many activities due to the pain in my knees. After using the Cool Contour Knee Wraps my life has been given back to me. I've been using them for several years to reduce pain and swelling before and after knee replacement surgeries. What a difference they make compared to the old way of using ice and having to sit all the time! They are so easy to use when I am at work too! I would highly recommend them to anyone who suffers from knee pain or has knee surgery and wants to improve their recovery process and reduce stiffness.