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Steroplast Reusable Hot and Cold Pack | Instant Pain Relief | Freeze or Microwave

Steroplast's dual-action, reusable hot and cold pack soothes pain and reduces swelling in a vast range of situations. Used by injury and healthcare professionals, with the option to enhance safety and comfort with a reusable nylon sleeve or a disposable non-woven sleeve.

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Steroplast Reusable Hot and Cold Pack
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Reusable - Single (SKU: 9612/1)
£5.99 £4.99
Reusable - Pack of 3 (SKU: 9612/3)
£14.36 £11.97
Reusable - Pack of 14 (SKU: 9612)
£50.23 £41.86
Reusable - Nylon Sleeve (SKU: 9660)
£2.58 £2.15
Disposbable - Non-woven Sleeve (SKU: 9667)
£0.60 £0.50
 
Hot and Cold Pack on Leg

A simple, versatile, reusable solution for pain: the hot and cold gel pack.

Hot and cold therapy packs are used in situations where someone experiences pain and discomfort. From menstrual cramps to sprained ankles, the practical benefit of hot and cold pack therapy is its adaptability for either warm circulation improvement or cool swelling reduction.

The simplicity of the hot and cold therapy gel pack means it’s straightforward to use and is one of the most popular additions to first aid kits in homes, workplaces, and hospitals, and is best used with an appropriate sleeve to prevent skin irritation or burns.

All you need to do is pre-freeze or microwave the product to produce a hot pack and cold pack whenever injury strikes. With a cold pack, you’ll instantly be able to reduce pain and discomfort from injuries like strains and sprains, minimise swelling and help to slow damage to the area. A hot pack can bring much needed soothing and comfort to pains like menstrual cramps and arthritis, while the sleeve provides a protective barrier between the pack and your skin.

5 Reasons to Choose Steroplast's Hot and Cold Pack

We are a hot and cold gel pack manufacturer that have been in the healthcare business for over 25 years. During that time, we’ve developed and re-developed our first aid products on our customers’ feedback to make sure they are some of the very best and most reliable on the market.

Look no further than us for premium therapeutic hot and cold packs that professionals use, enhanced with the option of a nylon or non-woven sleeve for additional comfort and protection. Here are some features and benefits you get from one of our Steroplast branded hot and cold packs:

One of the best hot and cold packs. A high-quality reusable gel pack for effective hot and cold therapy treatment.
A highly cost-effective addition to your first aid kit that you can use again and again.
The high-quality internal gel can be reheated and frozen repeatedly without repleted results.
The pack is a simple to use, drug-free pain relief solution, super adaptable for unforeseen injuries and ailments.
The soft coating ensures maximum user comfort in sensitive areas and enhances the pack’s durability, especially when used with our specially designed sleeves.

Hot and Cold Gel Pack: How to Use

The difference between the cold pack and hot pack uses depends on the injury you’re treating. Hot and cold compression packs work by increasing blood flow to an area to decompress cramping and aid mobility, whereas cold therapy restricts blood flow to reduce swelling. Here’s how to use a hot and cold pack, ideally with a sleeve to moderate the temperature against the skin.

Application: Cold

Store the reusable hot and cold pack in the freezer to be ready to use in the case of an injury. Approximately 1 hour is required to freeze the gel. For optimal skin protection, slide the pack into a nylon or non-woven sleeve before application.

Tip: If you want to keep your hot and cold pack un-frozen and ready for either hot or cold therapy, consider adding an instant ice pack to your first aid kit. An instant ice pack uses endothermic reactions to cool down immediately when you squeeze it. Then simply pop your cold pack in the freezer and use the instant pack while you wait for it to cool down, all the while using the sleeve to protect your skin.

Application: Hot

Microwave: Place the hot and cold compress gel pack into the microwave for approximately 30 seconds at high temperature. Check that the correct temperature has been reached by feeling the pack. If not, further exposure should be in 15-second intervals. and always use a sleeve to ensure safe application.

Caution: DO NOT OVERHEAT. Times are based on a 600W microwave. Adjust heating times accordingly to suit the power of your microwave. Using a sleeve can also help distribute the heat more evenly during application.

On the hob: Bring some water to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, and immerse the gel pack in the pan for approximately 4–10 minutes. After 4 minutes, check the temperature of the pack by feeling it. Check every 1 minute to see if the correct temperature has been reached, and don't forget to insert the pack into a sleeve for safety and comfort before applying to the skin.

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Product Specifications

SpecificationDetail
Use Cases

Pain relief and swelling reduction for various conditions such as menstrual cramps, sprained ankles, neck pain , back pain, and arthritis

Adaptability

Suitable for warm therapy to improve circulation or cold therapy to reduce swelling, with sleeves available for temperature moderation

UsageDesigned for straightforward application, making it a staple in first aid kits at homes, workplaces, and medical facilities
Preparation

Cold: Store in the freezer for approximately 1 hour

Hot: Microwave for 30 seconds or heat in hot water for 4-10 minutes. Do not overheat. Adjust times based on microwave wattage

ComfortSoft coating for user comfort and pack longevity

When to seek medical assistance

  • Persistent Symptoms: If pain or swelling does not reduce after repeated application, consult a healthcare professional.
  • Severe Trauma: For injuries that are significantly severe or if you suspect broken bones, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Intense Pain: Should the discomfort be too great to manage with a hot and cold pack alone, professional advice is necessary.
  • Signs of Infection: If you observe redness, increased swelling, warmth, or pus, medical intervention is required.
  • Medical Uncertainty: When in doubt about the severity or nature of an injury, it is prudent to get a medical opinion.
  • Acute Injuries: For sudden, sharp, or unexpected injuries, especially if they limit movement or function, see a doctor.
  • Expert Treatment: Remember, this product is for first aid relief and not a replacement for professional medical treatment.

This is a Steroplast Branded Product

From our own range of premium quality medical supplies, manufactured with over 25 years experience.

When to Use Hot Packs and Cold Packs

A hot and cold pack is essential for your first aid kit and should be on your list of emergency supplies. So, what are hot and cold packs used for?

Person with Back Pain
Hot Pack Uses

For therapeutic heat, Steroplast Hot and Cold Packs are an essential part of any treatment plan. They provide targeted warmth that is perfect for enhancing blood flow, crucial for both healing and comfort. This makes them particularly effective for menstrual cramp relief, offering gentle heat that eases discomfort.

In cases of shock or exposure to cold, they help maintain body temperature, while also serving as a source of relief for those suffering from chronic pain due to conditions like rheumatism and arthritis. For muscle and tendon pain, such as backaches, the packs promote relaxation and ease discomfort.

Cold Pack Uses

The Steroplast Hot and Cold Pack can deliver cooling relief that is just as vital. It effectively reduces swelling and the appearance of bruises, which aids in faster recovery. For those suffering from the effects of insect bites, the cooling sensation alleviates itching and swelling.

They are also a go-to remedy for the pressure and pain associated with headaches, toothaches, and migraines. In the realm of sports, these packs are indispensable for immediate injury care, reducing swelling and pain, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of subsequent treatment.

Footballer with Knee Injury

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's a versatile solution for pain relief, aiding in situations ranging from menstrual cramps to sports injuries, by providing the option of hot therapy for circulation or cold therapy to reduce swelling.

For cold therapy, freeze the pack for about an hour. For hot therapy, microwave it for approximately 30 seconds or heat in hot water for 4–10 minutes. Always check the temperature before applying.

Absolutely. The high-quality gel inside can be repeatedly heated or frozen without losing its efficacy.

With over 25 years in healthcare, we've refined our products based on customer feedback to ensure they're among the best available.

Yes, it's a common and trusted component in the first aid kits of hospitals, sports centres, and by healthcare professionals.

Its premium quality, affordability, and the fact that it’s been developed through extensive feedback, ensuring a reliable and user-friendly experience.

Yes, but it's recommended to return the pack to room temperature between uses to ensure its longevity and effectiveness.

It has a soft coating for comfort, but as with any product applied to the skin, if you have sensitivities or concerns, consult a healthcare professional.

Do not overheat the pack. Follow the specified times and adjust based on your microwave's wattage. Always test the pack's temperature before application.

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