Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Recovery: Ice & Compression with Dr. Cool Wraps - #GIVEAWAY

I am SURE you all have been following along in my Marathon training.  Even if you haven't, my blog stats show that you probably have read the reasons I am running a Marathon.  Well, with training for a Marathon, you get some aches and pains and some of those aches and pains are worse than others.


For me it was my shins.  And everyone told me the same thing.  R.I.C.E.  Rest.  Ice.  Compression.  Elevation.  Well, the rest was never going to work so I tried Ice.


Then I tried Compression with Ice.  And elevation.  These ice packs were just not cutting it.  And then as luck (or Instagram) would have it, my sweet friend Cora told me about Dr. Cool Wraps!


From their website: Dr. Cool is the ONLY product to combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap. Dr. Cool wraps can be used dry as a compression wrap to support and protect various body parts during activities, or frozen to combine cold and compression to reduce swelling and speed recovery mid or post-activity. To use Dr. Cool wraps as a cold compress, simply wet the wrap then roll and freeze it; Coolcore’s patented material will keep the fabric colder, longer. 




BRILLIANT right?!  I have been using my green Dr. Cool Wraps almost every day.  They even sell a little bag you can carry your wrap in and it will keep it cool for up to 8 hours!  So I have taken it to work to use after Runch!



The coolest part about these wraps is the fact I can stand and ice at the same time.  This means I can work at my stand up desk or cook dinner while icing and compressing!  I know I have been doing everything and anything to fix my shins but I have to say I KNOW these wraps have played a huge part!



They come in really fun colors and 3 different sizes.  I have the mediums.  They have small for wrists etc and large for backs.  The mediums work for knees and YUP, shins!


I liked the ones I bought so much, I wanted you all to try them too.  They have a 15% off sale right now on their website but they are letting me giveaway 2 wraps of your choice in any color of your choice.


Enter on the Rafflecopter Widget!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 1/20/2015 to 1/26/15 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the US & Canada 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  Winner will be provided the prize directly from Dr. Cool Wraps.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.


So which color would you pick?  Which size?  I was not compensated for this post in anyway and bought my own wraps.  I love these that much!  Good Luck!

And as always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

56 comments:

  1. plantar faciatis....kills my poor foot

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  2. My lower back is generally what's hurting and I know the wraps won't touch that, but they'll be great for sore calves.

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  3. UM I need these...brilliant idea! My legs would love me for them ;)

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  4. I love that the product combines ice and compression, really great. I would love to try the product on my shins and also my knee. My knee tends to act up on longer runs. I would get the medium in orange!

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  5. These look awesome! I've never heard of them! I have struggled with a lot of calf issues, so these would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. my injured self needs this, big time!

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  7. These look awesome! Especially with training for a half, and my knees hurt aometes. Lately I've just been doing a hot Epsom salt bath. Which feels great. But this would be great too!!

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  8. What doesn't ail me? Mostly my right knee though. I had knee surgery 12 years ago and hasn't been the same since!

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  9. I think I will be ordering some of these very soon!!!!! I suffer from horrible shin splints, thanks so much for the info on these. Sound like they will work wonders!

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  10. It's usually my feet that hurt and I stretch, massage and sometimes ice them.

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  11. My husband and I use cold packs I made with the Alcohol and Water. this would be great

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  12. Oh I LIKE these! I'd love to win! Right now I'm using an ice pack from Walgreens for my calf. :-/

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  13. These look like a fantastic idea. On my long runs the biggest thing that hurts are usually either my knees and / or my ankles, usually like a soreness just from on the impact. I usually don't do much more than i cold bath to soak which helps. Icing would likely help some to, but I just dont. Something like this that's much more convenient would likely get me to do so.

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  14. Would love to win!!! I have been sidelined with stress fracture in my left tibia since October and would love something like this to ice my shins when I'm cleared to get back to running!

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  15. I am so glad I found this post. This sounds like something I really need. I'm sitting with ice packs on the back of both of my knees right now. The ice packs don't exactly conform to my knees, so those wraps would be awesome! -M

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  16. After my deal with my shin split and subsequently changing my biomechanics, now the inside of my ankle is being used properly and it hates me! This would be great for icing those areas for sure!

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  17. I use a re-usable ice pack, but the fact that these have compression too makes these better. Would love to give these a try!

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  18. This is exactly what I need. I'm sitting with ice packs on both my knees right now. As you know, ice packs don't conform to the knees as well as the wraps would! -M (I don't know if my last comment went through)

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  19. I would pick the pink one for my ankle

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  20. My husband could use this for his knees and ankles

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  21. my shins always hurt after running! these would definitely help! I've just been resting and using ice on them!

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  22. Kristin Goodson
    lilgoodson21@yahoo.com

    Currently my knee always hurts after I workout! I use just ice and sometimes a heating pad helps.

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  23. My hip aches occasionally and I use ice and heat for it. I would love to win this.

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  24. I also struggle with shin splints, and I'm currently using frozen packs of Palmolive ;)

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  25. I am going to need those in one month's time... BUT NOT for my legs, LOL!!!

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  26. I need these for my feet and legs - especially for after my 100 miler in less than a month (eek!)

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  27. My hips will hurt after running hills. I use frozen peas but this would be much better!

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  28. My hips ache after long runs. I just use epsom salt baths currently.

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  29. I get shin splints all the time & use peas. This would be perfect for me!

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  30. I've thankfully managed to avoid shin splints. What ails me is a nameless, nagging foot injury with the pain being near the balls of my feet. Arch support seems to help. My doctor ordered an x-ray which came back negative for stress fracture, etc. I took about a month off of marathon training so that I'm now able to run again as long as I give myself a good 24 hours to recover in between runs. Anyway, it's all good as long as I make it across the finish line in March. :)

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  31. I have shin splints and I use a plastic bag with ice in a towel.
    Sadie B.

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  32. I have a knee issue that has recently been rearing its ugly head again; so I've been back at icing, PT exercises and taking joint supplements. They seem to be making a difference, but having a Dr. Cool wrap would certainly make my life easier on the icing!! :-)

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  33. My knees will hurt if I walk too much. I just try not to overdo it.

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  34. recurrent tendonitis... could definitely benefit from these wraps!!

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  35. That's such an awesome idea! I'm glad they come up with it! My shins are usually the problem whenever I try to run (at the moment, they're all sorts of bruised and banged up because I decided to try sparring last week, hahaha--it was painful fun!).

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  36. My legs below my knees...seems to be my weak spot. Right now, I'm doing a little of everything including Infrared treatment.

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  37. Right ITB/knee! I'd love to try these wraps!

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  38. I have chronic IT band issues. I usually do the frozen styrofoam cup on them.

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  39. Those look amazing! I'd like the mediums too, such a great idea :)

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  40. I would love something like this for icing my knees after a jog. A definite must with a twenty year old injury.

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  41. I took a chance and ran in the winter the other day and ended up fighting with some icy driveaways! This would have been nice for my knee after that run!

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  42. I've injured both knees and have to alternate between heat and cold packs all the time. This would be wonderful. (Tammy Horn)

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  43. My comment disappeared, so sorry if this is a double post. My IT Bands are my biggest problems. Ugh.

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  44. I would definitely use this on the back of my knees! I hate that I can't walk around while icing so this sounds perfect!

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  45. I have problems with my hips so this would be awesome

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  46. Definitely have issue with my shins as well. I have used an icy cup as well as those generic ice packs they sell at the pharmacy. Would love something that sits in place! Pink & yellow look great!

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  47. Definitly have issues with my shins so I'd love to try these

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  48. I have issues with shin splints a lot so icing them seems to help a lot!

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  49. Had some shin pain last year while training for a half marathon and didn't have a good solution for it at the time. This would be great!

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  50. One of my ankles almost always hurts me. The bone clicks when it rotates which equals irritation and mimics the feeling of a sprained ankle usually within 30 minutes of running especially if I go downhill which makes it worse faster.

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  51. I have really tight hamstrings and calves - would love to try Dr. Cool wraps!

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  52. I have an inflammatory condition that affects my lower legs, I use ice patches and Tylenol currently

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  53. Actually, my body is doing pretty good right now, but I do ice to keep it that way!

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