From sunburns to twisted ankles; how to bring fast acting relief to summer’s inevitable accidents.
There’s no time like the summer to get outside for adults and children. Recreational activities abound and along with all of our favorite sports and hobbies from the inevitable scrapes and sunburns. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at some of the summer’s most common injuries and ways that you use can thermal pain management products to bring fast acting relief to even the most painful accidents.
1. Twisted or Sprained Joint
Twisted ankles and sprained wrists happen when we’re absorbed in fast-paced activities like running or playing ball. A rock on the path or competitive nudge from another player causes a rough fall. If there is swelling in a joint, apply cold to the area. Seek the counsel of a medical professional to assess the severity of the injury. Continue to apply cold to the joint frequently throughout the day until pain and swelling subside.
Thermalon offers a variety of cold therapy wraps, pads, and compresses for targeted treatment. Keep the Thermalon First Aid Wrap on standby for all of life’s spontaneous twists and sprains. The First Aid Wraps is the perfect size to wrap around wrists and ankles. The comfortable, adjustable strap makes the wrap easy to wear throughout your day.
2. Heatstroke and Dehydration
At the pool, or hiking in the forest, heat stroke and dehydration are common causes of illness in the hot summer months. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you are taking in, a scenario likely to occur if you are sweating excessively and not being conscious of water intake. Heatstroke and dehydration are particularly dangerous for young children and older adults. The most common symptoms include infrequent urination and fatigue.
The most effective way to treat dehydration is to replace the lost fluids and electrolytes. If you or a loved one is beginning to experience the symptoms of heatstroke or dehydration, move to a cool, shaded area and begin hydrating. If possible, apply a cold therapy product to your forehead or neck to help stabilize your body temperature and decrease perspiration.
Sunburns are among the most frequent summertime injuries. Burns usually occur because of not wearing or regularly reapplying sunscreen. Environmental factors can also increase the impact of the sun’s UV rays, such as your altitude, and the respective cloud cover. Hikers in high altitude climates are more susceptible to dangerous sunburns and cloud cover can create deceptively cool weather that makes individuals vulnerable.
The American Academy of Determatology recommends that everyone wears a broadspectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. For anyone engaging in any kind of athletic activity is it recommended that you wear a waterproof sunscreen. Remember to reapply sunscreen every few hours to avoid burning.
When you have a sunburn, your skin will become red and swollen. Apply a skin care product that contains aloe or soy to help moisturize the skin, take regular cold showers, and supplementally apply cold therapy products to help relieve pain while the sunburn heals. The Large Cold Compress is ideal for treating sunburned backs and shoulders.
Keep a Thermalon cold therapy product in your freezer and be prepared for those inevitable summertime injuries. No more fumbling with a towel full of ice or the obscure frozen bag of peas. Thermalon cold therapy products are made with a soft, durable fabric that is comfortable against and skin and easy to clean and reuse. Shop a variety of shapes and sizes for the most effective targeted treatments.