Caldera hot and cold therapy wrap for dogs
A dog who is feeling achy and tired often suffers with a stiff or sore shoulder. This can be a problem when using the Caldera hot and cold therapy wrap. While the wrap may be helpful when it comes to arthritis relief, it is not the best tool for the job.
A caldera wrap is a device that uses the Caldera Hot/Cold Therapy Wrap. It has adjustable handles which you can twist or turn to heat or cool the body or to compress areas of the body. If you have never heard of Caldera before, don’t be worried. We can expln it to you in a few simple steps below.
What is a caldera hot and cold therapy wrap?
The wraps that use the caldera hot and cold therapy treatment are made of plastic with a thin rubber membrane that is designed to be placed on areas of the body for pn relief. The membrane is thin, like a thin rubber glove and this is what helps to give it its name. The wraps are meant to be used for areas like arms, shoulders, legs and hips.
How can caldera hot and cold therapy wraps help dogs?
A caldera hot and cold therapy wrap is a great way to relieve your dog’s sore or stiff shoulder. However, like most things, it is not a one size fits all treatment.
Here are some things you should keep in mind:
Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps are made of thin plastic and rubber and so it should be used with caution if your dog is thin or has a skin condition or allergies.
You may use it to help to relieve the aches and pns of arthritis. However, if your dog has a damaged or weak shoulder you might not need it. If this is the case you should see a vet first for advice.
Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps cannot replace proper exercise or any other treatment. They are not a cure all and are not intended to be used as such. If you think your dog needs exercise and treatment, make sure to see a qualified and experienced dog behaviorist.
Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps are not intended to be used if your dog has a heart condition.
How can caldera hot and cold therapy wraps help people?
Calfrata’s hot and cold therapy wraps are avlable for use by people too.
This is great news as the effects can be profound when used on the calves, forearms and hands. Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps have been used to reduce pn, improve muscle recovery and reduce stiffness after a long day of skiing, hiking or other sporting activities.
However, make sure you check the instructions for use first. This is to ensure that you are not likely to cause more discomfort than a good night’s sleep. The wraps are designed to be used for 1 to 3 weeks only. In other words, they are not meant to last forever and they are not a substitute for proper exercise and care. Make sure you stick to the duration of use recommended by your vet.
Is there any evidence to show that Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps work?
There is scientific evidence that they do. One study found that a 12-week programme of calfrata wraps improved quadriceps muscle performance in people suffering with osteoarthritis.
Another study found that hot and cold therapy, when used in conjunction with exercise and pn medication, is a more effective treatment for osteoarthritis than medication alone.
In a third study it was found that hot and cold therapy had a positive effect on muscle performance in people suffering with fibromyalgia. Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps are not intended to replace any other treatments or therapies. They are not a substitute for physical exercise or any other treatment.
Where are the Caldera wraps made?
All Caldera hot and cold therapy wraps are made in the UK. They are manufactured to the highest standards.
What is the effect of the heat on the Caldera wraps?
Caldera’s active ingredients have a temperature between 32C and 42C. The heat from these wraps helps to create a soothing sensation and can be a distraction from pn. The wraps can help to improve circulation and lower muscle tension. This is good for all those people who get muscle aches or pns. It can also relieve stiff joints and improve range of movement.
Will the heat affect the circulation around the joints and muscles?
A little. Some discomfort is to be expected but it should be no worse than having to put on your socks in the morning. The wraps are manufactured to be temperature controlled and the heat may also be absorbed by your skin. You may also notice the heat rising up from the lower legs as your muscles start to relax. This can sometimes be a good indicator that the wraps are working.
What is the effect of the cold on the Caldera wraps?
As with the hot wraps the cold pack wraps are not intended to replace any other treatment or therapies. It’s important that you don’t put the cold therapy wraps directly on your skin. Use them in conjunction with any other treatments. They can help to reduce any pn you may be feeling and provide some relief.
Is it effective for fibromyalgia?
The benefits of the cold packs have been widely researched. Some studies show that the cold therapy can help to relax the muscles and relieve pn. Another study in 2009 showed that the cold packs helped people suffering with arthritis. This study also showed that the cold therapy improved the body’s mobility and helped people to exercise more. This can be an added benefit to people suffering with fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Where is the cold pack therapy practiced?
The therapy can be practised anywhere. You can apply them to your lower limbs. You can apply them to your feet and ankles, then use them to massage the muscles down the legs. You can apply the cold packs to the calves and then use them to massage down the shins. You can use them in your lower back and apply them to the chest muscles to help massage the ribs. You can use them to apply to your neck and your head for massages. You can use them to massage away the pn in your neck. You can also use them to massage the muscles in your back.
The cold pack wraps can also be applied to the upper limbs. The hands and arms can be wrapped in a similar way to how they were wrapped for your lower limbs. You can also apply the cold packs to the joints in your arms and hands for relief.
In addition to the cold packs the Caldera therapy also includes infrared therapy. Infrared heat can also help in relieving pn and stress. This can be done by having a hot towel over the muscles, joints or neck.
It is now becoming more popular to use the therapy with the cold and infrared as a treatment in its own right. You can get them with or without gel packs. You can even get more than one at a time.
A cold and infrared therapy package is a very good thing to include in your holiday as a pn relief option.
A cold therapy and infrared package that you get to look forward to every time you go away with friends and family should always be on the top of your holiday to-do list.