Cooling or warming pain gel? These are the differences!
Depending on the pain you want to treat, different gels are recommended. A distinction is made between cooling and warming pain gels. Which of the two should be used depends on what kind of pain it is.
Polar Frost - The pain-relieving cooling gel
When your body is injured, the damaged tissue becomes inflamed. This can cause pain, swelling or redness. Swelling is a natural reaction to the injury, and redness indicates inflamed tissue. Treatment with cold slows the swelling and immediately relieves pain. Polar Frost® provides a moderate, long-lasting reduction in skin temperature (5-6°C) for 4-6 hours without the risk of backlash or frostbite. If you see a bruise under the injured skin area, you should also use a cooling gel. The gel will cause the blood vessels to contract and your bleeding will be minimized. The gel can also help relieve pain in chronic injuries.
In addition, Polar Frost is based on aloe vera. The aloe vera seals the cooling menthol, giving the gel an even longer-lasting cooling effect. Thanks to the medicinal plant, the pain gel can have an anti-inflammatory effect and keeps the skin smooth and moist during treatment.
Polar Frost can help with the following injuries and illnesses:
- muscle diseases and injuries such as strains, sprains and fractures
- chronic neck, shoulder and low back pain
- work-related muscle disorders cramps and spasms
- sciatica pain syndrome
- arthritis and related inflammation and pain
- Osteoarthritis bursitis
- Golfer's wrist
- Tennis Elbow
Polar Heat – ideal for tension and strains
You can use the warming pain gel Polar Heat® in case of tension or strain. The active ingredients of the gel stimulate your blood circulation and thus ensure that your muscles relax. The effectiveness of the gel can last between 6 and 12 hours. Due to the increase in blood circulation, the risk of muscle strains is lower. Increased capillary blood flow brings more oxygen to tissues and cells, contributing to the healing process. This makes it ideal for treating dragging pain and chronic injuries, as well as joint pain.
For athletes and elite athletes, Polar Heat® is an excellent tool for preventing strains and muscle fiber tears and enhancing performance. For swelling and inflamed areas, a cooling gel should be used rather than a heat gel.