Rehabbing an injury, figuratively and literally, comes with aches and pains. And one of the most common areas requiring surgery due to injury is the knee. That’s why today, we’ll guide you through how to use the Breg Polar Cube for knee rehab post-op.
At Ortho Bracing, we offer products specially designed to cater to different body parts to induce the benefits of cold therapy. Medical professionals commonly use this therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling in an injured area while also speeding up the healing process by improving nutrient-rich blood flow to the tissues.
And as the #1 choice for easy-to-use cold therapy tools for effective injury rehabilitation, Ortho Bracing’s Breg products are the answer you need for pain reduction and speedy healing for knee rehabilitation.
In this article, we don’t just provide instructions on how to use Breg Polar Care Cube for knee rehabilitation - you’ll also discover the benefits of the Breg Polar Cube as an outstanding cold therapy product. Let’s get started with a brief overview of this revolutionary treatment modality.
What is the Breg Polar Cube?
The Breg Polar Cube is a therapy system designed to be easy to use and reliable for pain reduction. Whether for home, hospital, or clinic use, this product offers 6-8 hours' worth of efficient cold therapy to patients (once ice and water are added, of course).
We have the Breg Polar Cube for sale for anyone who suffers pain, inflammation, or an injury related to a muscular condition. The Breg Polar Cube utilizes ice therapy, frequently utilized by medical professionals, to induce a numbing effect, reduce swelling, and reduce inflammation by urging blood flow in the area to speed up.
Some recommendations of when to use the product include post-operation, physical therapy, chronic pain, reconstructive surgery, general surgery, plastic surgery, and arthroscopic procedures.
Can You Use the Breg Polar Cube for Knee Rehab?
Yes, the Breg Polar Cube can be used for effective knee rehabilitation and many other body parts, like the shoulder, back, and hip. It can work wonders on many different body parts - you just need the right parts & accessories.
But, it may not be the best option depending on you or your patient’s specific injury or procedure. That’s why we encourage you to broaden your horizons for practical tools to speed up the rehabilitation process and reduce pain and inflammation. You may want to consider other reliable Breg cold therapy machines, like the Breg Polar Care Wave.
But before beginning ice therapy on your knee using the Breg Polar Cube, we must clarify some critical factors you should know before learning how to use Breg Polar Care Cube for knee rehabilitation.
How Long to Apply Cold Therapy
Before using the Breg Polar Cube, you need to know how long to apply cold therapy on the treated area, in this case, the knee.
Though the Breg Polar Cube boasts a hefty length of 6-8 hours worth of cold therapy, this span of time is not required for treatment.
Instead, it is recommended to use cold therapy in short spurts of time several times throughout the day or as advised by your medical care provider. Under 20 minutes is often recommended, as cold therapy can cause skin, nerve, and tissue damage if done for long periods.
How Often to Apply Cold Therapy
Cold therapy should be used several times daily in short spurts for a more proficient process. This will prevent cold therapy health risks while promoting beneficial results like reducing inflammation and pain.
After an injury, cold therapy should immediately be used for at least 72 hours in the recommended duration of small spurts frequently throughout the day. The number of sessions needed will depend on the severity of the injury.
When to Inspect Skin
When applying cold therapy, it’s vital to protect the skin with a thin towel to prevent damage to the skin from exposure to extreme cold. In addition, remain aware of your skin condition as cold therapy is in progress to avoid any issues or damage to the skin.
Total Length of Treatment
The total length of treatment will depend on the injury being addressed, like its severity and the chronic pain that coincides with it. For example, muscles generally take around 2-4 weeks to heal, and the additional help of ice therapy practiced in small spurts can activate the circulatory system to encourage healing.
How to Use Breg Polar Cube for Knee Pain or Rehab: Step-by-Step Instructions
If you want to learn how to use Breg Polar Care Cube for knee rehabilitation, we highly recommend you read this section for beneficial tips and instructions.
Talk To Your Doctor First
If you’re reading this as a patient - and not a medical professional yourself - the process should begin with a conversation with your doctor or rehab provider.
Chances are, you’ve already chatted about using this modality and they’ve approved it. But because the Breg Polar Care Cube Therapy System is cold enough to cause serious injury to the skin, it’s crucial that you first talk to your doctor before beginning treatment.
In addition, some medical conditions can make cold-induced injury more likely, another reason you should consult with a medical professional before beginning cold therapy and learning how to use Breg Polar Care Cube for knee rehab.
Prepare The Cooler
Place the cooler's handle in the unlock position to remove the lid. Next, fill the cooler with water up to the fill line. Then, add ice to the indicated line. Next, close the cooler lid and place the handle in the lock position.
Apply The Correct Pad
Use the pad explicitly designed for the treated area, in this case, the knee. Using another pad can result in the skin becoming too cold and increasing the risk of skin damage.
When applying the pad, use an insulation barrier, like the Breg Polar Dressing, or an elastic bandage to place between the pad and the skin. Don’t let any part of the pad directly touch the skin. Use an additional barrier if needed.
Apply the pad and use the elastic straps to hold the pad in place.
Attach The Pad To The Cooler
To attach the pad to the cooler, press down the silver tabs on the connector attached to the cooler hose and the pad hooks. Then, link the connectors. You should hear two clicks as they connect successfully.
Plug the power supply into the DC jack on the top of the lid. Then, plug the opposite end of the power supply into an electric outlet to begin cold therapy treatment.
Inspect Your Skin
Be sure to inspect your skin under the pad as recommended. This should be done frequently to avoid any possible damage to the skin.
To Stop The Unit
To stop the unit, unplug it from the electrical source.
To Remove The Pad
To disconnect the pad from the cooler, press the two metal tabs on the connector and gently pull it apart. The pad will seal itself and shouldn’t leak, though some dripping during release is normal.
How To Drain The Pad
Make sure to drain the pad between uses.
Hold the pad upright with the hose pointing toward the ground. Depress the pad’s black plunger, and squeeze the pad to allow water to drain.
Drain The Cooler Pump
After each use, drain and dry the pump with a soft cloth. Periodically remove the filter cap and rinse under warm water. Next, remove the foam filter and gently rub it between your fingers while rinsing under warm water.
Additional Tips for Using the Breg Polar Cube for Knee Rehabilitation
Follow along with these additional tips on how to use the Breg Polar Cube for effective knee rehabilitation.
Time Your Cold Therapy Session
Your medical care provider will recommend a treatment plan for ice therapy. Follow this plan and make sure to time your cold therapy sessions to prevent going over the recommended treatment time, as it may do more harm than good for the knee being rehabbed.
Follow Up With Maintenance
To keep your knee rehabilitation cold therapy treatment running smoothly, you must keep up with maintenance for the Breg Polar Cube. For example, periodically cleaning the filter cap or draining the pump and pad after every use.
Final Thoughts on How to Use Breg Polar Cube for Knee
Throughout this article, we detailed how to use Breg Polar Care Cube for knee rehabilitation as an effective treatment method.
Cold therapy is a powerful tool to combat inflammation and pain caused by injury or chronic pain. The Breg Polar Care Cube is a specially designed tool that maneuvers the therapy and rehabilitation treatment space to soothe nagging pain like soreness, aches, and pains caused by inflammation and swelling. And for a more smooth-running rehabilitation process, we recommend investing in the Breg Polar Care replacement pads to optimize treatment.
Rehabilitate your knee using the Breg Polar Care Cube to alleviate pain post-surgery or injury today for a pain-free healing process!