I recently had knee surgery and had to rent a game ready for 125$ a week as insurance does not cover it. I was told I could use a bag of frozen peas ......as a physician I am fully aware that icing is absolutely essential so I had no choice. I did try to see if I could buy a game ready. New or used but found 4K plus was a bit much. Luckily I found this Breg machine on OrthoBracing. I can say it’s compression is as good as game ready and I am grateful for finding it as now I own a unit at less than a tenth of the cost I cannot speak to durability as it is new but so far so great! I use 8oz frozen water bottles I rotate btw to workaround ice issues. Works great.
I had foot surgery recently and purchased the machine to help control swelling. I've had it for a couple of weeks --it does a pretty good job, although I do wish it was a tad colder. Fits a range of sizes, which is a little bit of ding because it's hard to wrap tightly over my foot (I be the larger the foot, the better the fit). I have noticed the longer you stay in the boot during a session, the colder it gets. But, I cannot sit in the boot for an hour! All in all, it's a little on the pricey side for a home machine, but I'd definitely recommend for cold and compression therapy.
One note: I cannot find the ice packs anywhere, not even on this website. From what I can tell from the manual, you can fill them with water, freeze them and use instead of ice.
I purchased this after rotator cuff surgery. It has made a huge difference in my pain status. My recovery is coming along much smoother now.
I had surgery a few days ago and still haven't been to remove the bandages which are about 3 inches thick. They will come off tomorrow. In the meantime, the shoulder attachment is not big enough to wrap around my shoulder and apply cold because of the bandages. I think that the Game Ready unit that I rented for my other shoulder had more coverage. The down side is that the Game Ready was side specific which is one of the reasons that I bought the Breg. Starting tomorrow I expect to reap the benefits of this apparatus
I was going to purchase a Game Ready, till I saw this option. It does the same as the Game Ready does, just in a consumer friendly package.
I have used it 6-8 times daily since I got it.
I just had my second knee replacement. I don't take any of the pain meds or any other meds, so this helps combat the pain.
I wish I had it 3 years ago when I had my first knee replaced.
Don't over think it, just buy one and heal faster.