Which Foot Ice Pack is Best for You

With so many ice packs and cold wraps being sold online, it is easy to get lost in the search for the best product. Websites such as eBay and Amazon are offering thousands of products, all of which are making wild claims and ludicrous offers. So which is the best product for your injured foot? Below is a list of our reviews and tests of the products we found for foot injuries, and the real ratings we think they should get.

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King Brand Foot ColdCure Wrap

Comfortable and High Quality Wrap$59.99 - $64.95

King Brand Back ColdCure Wrap

The wraps offered by King Brand had the best performance, quality and treatment by far. This 'ColdCure' Foot Wrap is made from a very comfortable, neoprene fabric and offered complete coverage for any type of foot injury. It came with multiple gel packs for a non-stop cold therapy treatment and each of the gels had exeptional cold capacity. The wrap itself is made from high quality materials and didn't feel like a burden to wear. It was hard finding any flaws in this product and the King Brand Wrap was well deserving of our first place award.

Wraps Offered At: kingbrand.com

KB Basics Foot Wrap

Effective Budget Cooling Power$24.99 - $29.99

KB Cold Wrap

The KB Basics Foot Wrap is another brilliant product from King Brand. Having the gel pack sewn into the wrap makes a convenient cold therapy package that lasts 30-40 minutes long. Recharging in the freezer or fridge is quick as well. The same high quality gel packs that are in the King Brand ColdCure are also in this wrap making these wraps pliable even from the freezer. The KB Basics Foot Wrap is extremely easy to slip in to, even with a sore foot, providing compression where needed. The only draw back is that there is one gel, so continuous cold therapy can't be achieved unless multiple wraps are purchased. Regardless of this one flaw, this product is well deserving of a four star verdict.

Wraps Offered At: kingbrand.com

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ActiveWrap Foot and Ankle Wrap

Solid Performance but Nothing Exceptional$29.95 - $75.33

ActiveWrap Foot and Ankle Wrap

This wrap had a solid performance, though it wasn't particularily impressive. The heat and ice packs offered so-so coverage for most injuries and could hold the cold long enough for the recommended treatments. The wrap is somewhat comfortable to wear and can hold shape while moving. On the other hand, the price is rather high for the basic materials used in it, and some people find the coverage on the ice packs too small for their needs. In summary, this wrap offers simple cooling and heating for injuries, and not much more.

Wraps Offered At: braceshop.com

Thera Pearl Ankle and Wrist Wrap

Hard to Use and Ill-Fitting Shape$10.59 - $12.99

Elasto Gel Hot/Cold Wrap

Thera Pearl's multi purpose ankle and wrist wrap was not a very strong competitor. Though it was extremely cheap and had the lowest price on this list, the wrap's design flaws made it a difficult product to make use of. The size and shape of the wrap were completely off, as the wrap was far to small for many ankle sizes and injuries, and could only be applied to the higher part of the ankle. Also, the beads in the wrap felt somewhat uncomfortable, and could not hold for a long time at all (under 10 minutes in most situations). Though the price tag may attract some customers, overall, this wrap only offers very poor cold treatment and lacks in many core aspects.

Wraps Offered At: therapearl.com

Elasto Gel Hot/Cold Wrap

Poor Cooling and High Price$30.40 - $78.57

Elasto Gel Hot/Cold Wrap

Though this wrap seemed to have potential with many positive reviews and an interesting dual purpose concept with both heating and cooling, unfortunantly its performance was severly hindred by many design flaws. First off, the cold capacity of the gel used in the wrap was very minimal, and often did not contain enough cold for relief from many ankle injuries. Also, the wrap would quickly run out of cold, and on average would last between 8 and 10 minutes. The price range of about $30 - $80 is also quite high compared to other products, all in all making this product too expensive for its poor performance.

Wraps Offered At: braceshop.com

Cold One Plantar Fasciitis Foot Wrap

Extremely Uncomfortable$42.00 - $45.00

Cold One Foot Wrap

First off, the fit of this wrap could be a lot better. This is probably because it's a 3-in-1 and is designed to be used on several different areas of the body, not just the foot. While the material of the wrap is good quality, the gel inside freezes hard like ice. This makes the wrap really uncomfortable to wear. It's impossible to walk on because it causes so much pain, which someone suffering from Plantar Fasciitis does not want! It might not be so bad on other areas of the body, but having hard gel on the bottom of an injured foot is not ideal at all. When it came to the treatments, the cooling was great at first, but then it diminished in a matter of 10-15 minutes. Not impressed.

Wraps Offered At: dme-direct.com

Polar Ice Foot/Ankle Wrap

Stiff & Doesn't Fit$23.19 - $35.99

Cold One Foot Wrap

This wrap is very stiff and doesn't mold to the foot at all. If you want to be able to walk around with your foot wrap on, this is not the product for you. It's also difficult to figure out how to put the wrap on properly. The right fit is important for an effective treatment, so not knowing how to apply this wrap is a huge negative. The stiffness and the fleece material both contributed to an uncomfortable experience. Also, the cold only lasts for about 15 minutes before it diminshes.

Wraps Offered At: brownmed.com

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