THE STORY OF FIRST ICE: A TALE OF TWO KNEE SURGERIES
The inventors of First Ice had both suffered through painful recoveries from knee surgery, using cumbersome and expensive motorized devices for cold therapy. Recently, the safety of these motorized devices has been called into question.
In general, physicians and orthopedic surgeons recommend cold therapy to reduce swelling and pain, and speed recovery. Cold therapy using gel packs is less effective than First Ice, and cold therapy using ice is inconvenient and uncomfortable. First Ice is an effective, comfortable and convenient cold therapy alternative. First Ice was initially marketed only to medical facilities and doctors. Over 600,000 units of First Ice cold packs have been used in hospitals and clinics in the U.S. to date.
TECHNICAL STUFF: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE “SNOW”
First Ice contains polymer beads which hold water in a gelatin-like state at room temperature. Once the water freezes, each molecule disassociates from the polymer beads in such a way as to allow the water to form ice crystals, or snow. This Snow Technology makes First Ice more comfortable and more effective than other cold therapy products.
In addition, the snow in First Ice makes First Ice the safer cold therapy choice. With First Ice, the flakes of snow closest to the skin melt quickly on contact, insulating the skin, while the remaining snow melts slowly, to maintain a safe therapy temperature.