PainCakes are compact, peel-and-stick cooling pads that are meant to be used on injured or achy body parts, such as shoulders, feet, abdominals, the neck, and even elbows and knees. Once you peel the adhesive backing off of one of these pads and stick it to the area in which you're experiencing discomfort, it appears that it'll send gentle, cooling relief to that body part. In one set of these pads, you'll get three standard-sized pads (each is about the size of a roll of masking tape) and two mini-sized pads.
The cost of PainCakes is $29.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second PainCakes at the discounted price of only $4.99 for a total price of $39.97.
Before you can use one of your PainCakes, you'll need to toss it in the freezer and leave it in there until it's frozen. The amount of time it'll take to freeze may vary between freezers, so you'll have to keep checking back every few hours to see if yours is frozen. Once it is frozen solid, it'll be suitable for use.
Once you've removed your newly frozen chilling pad from the freezer, you must pull off the white backing to reveal sticky adhesive underneath. It's important to hang onto this backing once you've pulled it off since you'll need to reuse it later.
Next, choose a body part to add your pain relief pad to and use the adhesive on the back of your pad to stick it securely to your skin. If you've attached your pad correctly to your body, it shouldn't move at all, even if you do, and you should be able to see the PainCakes logo facing outward.
You can keep a PainCake on for as long as you'd like, as long as it hasn't defrosted completely, but when you're done using one, you must refreeze it again. To do so, gently peel it off your body, return the white backing to its original position and toss it back into the freezer until you need it.
Sending waves of coolness to a certain area of the body can often help relieve pain and discomfort there, and your PainCakes pads will enable you to do this while keeping your hands free. Each pad will stick securely to your skin, even if you stick it in a somewhat awkward place like the side of your neck or your elbow. As a result, you won't have to do up any straps or keep a hand on any of these pads to hold them in place while you use them for relief. With both of your hands free and no straps restricting your movement, you'll be able to go about your usual daily activities while wearing one or more PainCakes.
These cooling pads are suitable for people of all ages, including children. One of these may come in especially handy if your child bruises a leg or an arm while playing outside and needs some quick relief. If you've got kids around, you may want to make sure you've got at least one of these pads ready to go in the freezer at all times, in case there's an unexpected injury.
In a set of these cooling pads, you'll receive five pads, and you'll notice that they're available in three colors: green, orange and purple. The colors are irrelevant to their effectiveness, of course, but may help you identify which pads are yours if you're sharing a set with other members of your household. Kids who get the opportunity to choose a pad in their favorite shade of the three may also find this exciting.
Some pain-relieving devices can only be used once or just a few times, but these pads can all be used up to 100 times. They could possibly last for longer than that, but as you approach the 100-use mark, you may find that their adhesive starts to lose some of its stickiness. When that happens, one of these pads might fall off while you're walking or otherwise moving. Keep in mind that readjusting a pad after you've already put it on will count towards your (approximately) 100 available uses.
PainCakes are free of both latex and silicone, which makes them unlikely to leave residue behind on your skin, especially in comparison to cooling pads made of either latex or silicone. Compared to those pads, they're also far less likely to irritate your skin or body hair as you pull them off.
These pads are all assembled in the United States, which indicates that certain labor and safety standards have been followed during assembly. This also indicates that Americans have been gainfully put to work on the assembly line.
Your PainCakes will be compact and slim enough to fit under most pieces of clothing, aside from clothing that's very skintight. If you want to play sports or work out without others knowing that you're wearing these cooling pads, just toss a loose top and a fairly roomy pair of pants or shorts on overtop.
If you're injured or are experiencing discomfort in multiple areas of your body, you can safely stick as many PainCakes to your skin as you want to. In the event that one set of five pads isn't enough, you can always get a second or third set in order to treat more body parts simultaneously. The cooling effect of multiple pads won't cause you any harm, and once you get tired of wearing any of them, you'll be able to quickly pull them off.
While these cooling pads will fit under a variety of garments, they won't fit under shoes, besides perhaps the occasional pair of sandals. If you want to apply one of these pads to either of your feet, you'll have to skip wearing any type of footwear besides sandals while you've got the pad on. Unfortunately, although this won't render you immobile, it could interfere with the type of sports you'll be able to do.
A hole could form in one of these pads if you were to accidentally poke it with something sharp, like a fingernail. Once one of them picks up a hole, fixing it would probably be a difficult or impossible thing to do, and to replace one, you'd have to get an entirely new set of five.
Some people like to add heat to an injured area in order to help relieve their pain, but PainCakes have not been designed to be heated. If you were to heat one of these, it would likely become so damaged that you wouldn't be able to use it again. In fact, these pads are useless unless they're chilled and frozen, so you shouldn't even leave them out at room temperature for more than a few minutes.
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