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Using CoolXChange Compression Bandages

As you might remember in January, I was talking about the CoolXChange Cooling and Compression Bandages. For those of you who don't remember, or who missed out, you can read it here. Today I am going to talking about a couple of different ways that you can use the bandages.
Here is a brief overview of what CoolXChange is for those who have not heard of the brand before: CoolXChange* is a 2-in-1 Compression and Cooling Bandage. It is designed to assist in the prevention, management and recovery of muscle pain, swelling and inflammation. If you do any type of exercise, play sport or just have problems with muscle pain, then these bandages are designed for you. It provides cooling and compression therapy in one simple step, helping you recover from muscle sprains and strains faster and more effectively.

I have been using these for almost two months now and have been really enjoying them. I wanted to jump on and share the top five ways that I use them.

It's important to note that I am not a medical practitioner and these suggestions are based from personal experience. They should not be taken as medical advice. If you are in serious pain, or concerned at all about injuries you should seek medical advice.

1. Foot Pain

As I mentioned in my previous post, I broke my foot in 2016 and ever since I get the odd ache and pain. While it doesn't happen all that often, when it does it is a constant, dull ache, something that painkillers don't do a lot for. I have found, strapping my foot in the bandage a really good way to help with the pain. I will often put on and then just chill out on the couch for a while and take it off before bed.

2. Sprains

I've started chucking this in my sports bag when I go to basketball. I have a habit of rolling my ankles, it's actually how I broke my foot. While I often don't roll my ankle very badly, it's nice to have a bandage option that is refreshing to use when it happens during a game. It's much more comfortable to have this bandage on then to use a normal one. Plus it helps with the I.C.E process as well.

3. Shin Splints

Shin Splints are somewhat of a concern as I am trying to get back into basketball and exercise. They result when muscles, tendons and bone tissue become overworked. While seeking medical advice is step 1, icing and resting muscles is also important. I have found these bandages a good alternative to using an ice pack. I can put them on and chill on the couch without having the discomfort that I often get from ice packs. 

4. Back Pain

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time often leave me with back pain, particularly because I have AWFUL posture. If you have one of the large bandages, which is a slightly longer form, you can wrap this around your body to help with back pain. The best part is you could chuck it in your handbag, or store it in your drawer at your desk and then put it on when you're in a bit of pain. You can then take it off and save it for later.

5. Wrist Pain

As a musician, nothing terrifies me more then hand or wrist pain. Playing basketball, however, and being as clumsy and uncoordinated as I am, I fall on my hands a lot. Being able to wrap these bandages up to support my wrists and also help with pain has been fantastic. 

These are just a couple of different ways that I use the CoolXChange, but there are a multitude of ways and things that you can use them for. Anytime I injure myself or am feeling a bit of pain, I simply wrap the bandages around the muscle or joint and let the cooling sensation help relieve the pain. 

Have you tried anything like this before? Would love to hear your thoughts on it! xx


AD: This post has been sponsored by CoolXChange
*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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