While swimmers are less prone to injury than many other athletes we do tend to give our shoulders a bit of abuse. And while, as some swimmers say, nobody ever died of a sore shoulder, shoulder problems have hindered the enjoyment and careers of plenty of swimmers, so we should look after them. Hyperice provides a convenient way to combine compression and cold therapy to shoulders, which should help reduce inflammation and can help speed recovery.
There are separate but identically functioning devices available for knees and backs. Each works to the same principle and has two working parts: an ice cell and a compression wrap. To use, simply load up the cell with ice and then wrap around the affected area.
The manufacturer’s guidelines are to use 15-20 minutes once daily for maintenance and to repeat several times daily if recuperating from an injury.
Hyperice can be self-applied but we’d recommend discussing with a professional before first use.