Knee pain is one of the most common types of pain and may occur in and around the knee joint. Pain can range from mild to debilitating. It may be caused by many factors, including heavy physical activity, lack of use, injuries such as sprains or strains, sitting in a constrained area, or sitting on knees for a prolonged period. Common sports-related knee injuries include ACL strains/tears, meniscal injuries, patella-femoral syndrome, or iliotibial (IT) band pain. Arthritis, gout, infections, and recovery from knee surgery are other painful conditions.
Treating pain with drugs is not always a good option. Opioids, NSAIDs, and even acetaminophen may cause adverse health reactions. Whether your knee pain is related to a medical condition, injury, or everyday aches and pains from life, VibraCool®‘s wearable, comfortable mechanical stimulation is safe and easy to use, providing pain relief on contact while speeding the healing process.
Knee pain is one of the most common types of pain and can range from mild to debilitating.
For knee pain
Put VibraCool® vibration unit into neoprene pouch on compression strap. 2. Secure snugly with vibration unit over the area of pain. 3. Activate vibration by switching the toggle switch. 4. To add anti-inflammatory ice: Prepare unit: Freeze ice packs. Ice packs must be solid for use. Place frozen ice pack underneath the strap prior to placing on pain. Ice will remain frozen for 20 minutes. For optimal relief and recovery, use VibraCool® for 20 minutes, 2-3x a day until you no longer hurt.
For IT band pain
For IT band pain, position VibraCool® above the knee joint, toward the outer aspect of the knee joint.
For jumper’s knee
For jumper’s knee, position the VibraCool® unit below the knee cap.
For post-surgical knee pain
Your physician or physical therapist will instruct you to begin a cryotherapy, or icing protocol, as early as the day of your surgery. Use VibraCool® as instructed for your recommended icing protocol. Use ice as often as every 2 hours. You may use the vibration unit alone for mechanical stimulation as often as you would like, for as long as you would like, to provide ongoing pain relief. Place ice pack directly on the area of pain, or just above and further up the thigh if it provides better pain relief.
Place VibraCool® over the ice pack. Wrap the strap around and secure to itself with the Velcro® fastener at the end of the strap. VibraCool® may be used on top of bandages.