I have experienced discomfort and swelling in my ankle for many years due to a rugby injury. During this time I have had numerous consultations to investigate a medical remedy but this has been unsuccessful. As well as causing discomfort, this injury has from time to time resulted in difficulties moving around freely. I acquired a Hilotherm Homecare device several months ago and have been using it almost daily for 2-3 hours whilst in my office. Many friends and colleagues have commented on how much easier my movement is since using Hilotherapy. I enjoy many outdoor pursuits for which mobility is important. Using Hilotherapy has improved my mobility and reduced the swelling and discomfort in my ankle.
Homecare User – SR – persistent pain & swelling of ankle
Following a shoulder operation to repair my Supraspinatus (rotator cuff) I was advised to ice my shoulder as much as possible for the 4 weeks following the op. This proved very difficult given the ice bags and shoulder brace (to house the ice bags) that the hospital supplied.
I was introduced to the Hilotherapy homecare device that allowed me to ice my shoulder for
a. Extended periods and
b. Whenever I felt the need
c. At the right temperature to optimise healing and pain relief
I was in considerable pain after the op and the sleeve that applied the cooling was easy to put on, very comfortable and provided cooling to the required areas. I have no doubt that I would have iced my should far less using the hospital ice bags and brace and I am convinced that the hilotherapy homecare device contributed significantly to my pain control and healing at a crucial time. In addition friends at the rugby club who have had ankle and knee injuries have also benefited from the treatment both immediately upon sustaining injuries and as part of the recovery process.
Homecare User - CW – following shoulder surgery