Benefits of Cool Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Benefits of Cool Therapy for Fibromyalgia

An estimated 10 million Americans of all ages, including children, suffer from the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia.¹ Fibromyalgia is a condition which involves extremely individualized, widespread muscular and joint pain, and yet doctors still do not know the exact cause, or have a cure. Through the research of the past several years, however it has come to be believed that fibromyalgia affects the way the body process pain signals. FM brings with it a constellation of symptoms as well, often including deep fatigue and mood problems, but this disorder certainly does bring with it an intense amount of chronic, typically daily pain.

Fortunately, a recent study in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases has found that cooling therapy products significantly decreased the pain of fibromyalgia patients.² In the study, gel packs were placed onto the back muscles of those with FM, and their pain rated multiple times before and during the therapy. After 90 minutes of cooling therapy, study participants reached their lowest level of pain, with ratings dropping from around a 6 and a half to around a 2 and a half in scale, a significant drop in patient discomfort. This demonstration of the benefits of cooling therapy for pain-related conditions is not new or surprising. Cooling therapy has been a historical tool for pain relief, and Nanohealth’s custom-crafted wraps can provide fibromyalgia sufferers much-needed reprieve from the chronic pain of their daily lives.

Nanohealth’s wraps provide the optimum temperature to ease fibromyalgia aches. Instead of overcooling the skin and causing additional pain, our cooling wraps provide a gentle 50-60℉ of cooling therapy to painful spots, including the back muscles used in the Rheumatic Diseases research study.³ This mild cooling also allows those suffering from FM to wear the wraps for longer intervals, and experience greater pain reduction through reaching the 90-minute cooling therapy mark that was found in the study. You can also always count on our well-developed wraps to fit snugly and correctly, allowing you to continue your day wearing our wraps without the inconvenience of needing to adjust for temperature or deal with leaks.

Fibromyalgia steals too much from your life. With cooling therapy, sufferers can find reduced pain and regain some of that much-needed control. Discover our back wrap here, or explore our selection of wraps as unique and individualized as your fibromyalgia.

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¹10 Fibro Facts - National Fibromyalgia Association

²The effects of local cold application for fibromyalgia pain

³Cold Therapy vs. Cool Therapy: What’s the Difference?