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    Cold Therapy Machines

    Any opinions on the best?

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    I'd get whatever Antonio Brown uses:

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a...erapy-machine/

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    Cheap chest freezer half-filled with water and run on a timer to keep the water ~35* F.

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    ^^
    How would you circulate the cold water?


    Iím looking at this unit, because itís small and quiet.

    https://www.orthoticshop.com/ossur-c...20group%20%231

    Going in for rotator cuff surgery soon and I hate pain.

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    I don't know the best cold machine since we've only used one, but we've found these cold packs (can also be used for heat) to be very useful, in addition to the cold machine.
    https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/natur...ive-burros.htm

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    I am just recovering from full ACL replacement this spring and was supplied with a Breg polar care Kodiak. Worked real well.

    If you're near JH, come and get it, you'd need to buy the shoulder piece though or figure out how to apply the knee one.

    Pre-surgery a friend loaned me his EB Ice brand machine which also worked well and had a dial for increase/decrease flow.

    I didn't have a ton of pain to contend with but when it did hurt, the cold was a great and quick relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    ^^
    How would you circulate the cold water?


    I’m looking at this unit, because it’s small and quiet.

    https://www.orthoticshop.com/ossur-c...20group%20%231

    Going in for rotator cuff surgery soon and I hate pain.
    Ah, disregard, thought you were asking about a whole-body cold tub type of unit.

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    this is great, super portable too

    https://squidgo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknyc View Post
    this is great, super portable too

    https://squidgo.com
    That's a compression machine, not a cold therapy machine. Compression is the last thing you want on a newly operated body part, unless you're a masochist.

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    I used an older version of this when I tore up my MCL, great product with different attatchments for different body parts. Helped me a lotClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexi-Bell View Post
    I used an older version of this when I tore up my MCL, great product with different attatchments for different body parts. Helped me a lotClick image for larger version. 

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    The best part is--the various body part attachments are made from old jeans.

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    I used the DonJoy Iceman after my knee surgery in May and if worked great. You need to make sure you have a few layers between you and the pad or it gets too cold.

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    When I used mine for the acl repair many moons ago I would single wrap the knee, then the pad followed by multiple wraps with another towel which helped hold it in place.

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    An aquarium pump, a cooler full of ice water, and some surgical tubing


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    An aquarium pump, a cooler full of ice water, and some surgical tubing
    This sounds more like stolen kidney, left alive in a bathtub type setup, but hey...whatever floats your boat.



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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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