Buying Paincakes
Safety Related
Timing Your Use
Using Paincakes
Buying Paincakes

Yes! PAINCAKES™ have a utility patent with additional patents pending. Yes. We are extremely vigilant when it comes to protecting our Intellectual Property! (Patents and Trademarks)

No. Unfortunately, PAINCAKES colors are packed randomly.

PAINCAKES will be available on Indiegogo in October, 2016. They will be available at retail in late November, 2016. You will be able to purchase them on our website or at participating retailers.

Safety Related

Yes. Cold therapy can be safely used and is often the first measure of relief applied for many sports injuries helping to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. It is also beneficial to alternate with heat after the acute stage has passed.

Use responsibly. See our Safe-Use Guide.

PAINCAKES are tough. It’s unlikely you’ll break a pack unless run over it with a car, but sharp objects can puncture the surface. PAINCAKES gel is non-toxic. Simply wash your hands with soap and water.

They are latex-free!

We don’t recommend using PAINCAKES on the face

Yes. Please see those here!

We do not recommend you use PAINCAKES during a workout! The chill effect has the ability to “numb” an area, making it susceptible to further injury. While we show athletes wearing cold packs during exercise, this is only to depict the ability of PAINCAKES to defy gravity!

Our gel is registered with the FDA. It is non-toxic. This product is for external use only. 


No. This is not a bandage or any form of kinesiology tape. However, we always recommend that you remove (peel) PAINCAKES slowly and evenly. Do not pull abruptly as skin can be numbed from exposure.

No, it shouldn’t. There’s no “tape,” so there should be no residual residue once removed. Occasionally, you might find small bits of our unique sticky gel, and you can remove those by rubbing skin gently.  

Timing Your Use

PAINCAKES are reusable. If you store properly, always reapply the cover after use, and apply to clean skin, PAINCAKES can stick over and over. We still have units that have been applied one 100 times. If your PAINCAKES becomes less sticky, you can remove the back cover and gently wash (with your finger) the gel with warm water. Allow to dry and reapply the cover.

Yes and we recommend you remove if and when you feel any cold-discomfort.

:30 minutes for your first application. Add chill time as you gain a threshold for cold therapy. Remove and reapply (if too cold) after allowing pack to sit at room temperature. If chilled for more than 4 hours, please let pack sit at room temperature before application. Always check pack temperature before applying.

We don’t recommend using PAINCAKES on the face

:10 minutes is considered to be the maximum therapeutic period.

Using Paincakes

PAINCAKES™ are built to stick! We see athletes using PAINCAKES over a hundred times!

What’s the best way to keep them sticky?

    1. Always apply to clean, dry skin. No lotion or gels. Use warm water or a drop of alcohol to clean your skin before application
    2. Always reapply the back cover before refreezing
    3. Always place PAINCAKES back in their protective pouch before refreezing

If for any reason you apply PAINCAKES to oily skin, or PAINCAKES are not sticking firmly:

    1. Under luke-warm water, use your index finger (1-5 seconds) to rinse clean the sticky-gel. Allow to air dry fully, then replace cover. Refreeze. People, keep your PAINCAKES gel CLEAN!

No. PAINCAKES was designed and built for athletes, but anyone can use them.

Always remove PAINCAKES from the edge and peel back. Be gentle and slowly remove. Remember, your skin is now chilled, so being cautious on removal is important.

PAINCAKES are assembled in the USA.

PAINCAKES are built to maintain a therapeutic temperature for :10 – :12 minutes.

Yes! You can stick as many PAINCAKES as you want. However, always be aware of pack temperature before application

It STICKS! Traditional cold therapy packs require the use of hands, straps, velcro, tape or some other draconian method of keeping an pack in the exact spot you need it. Generally, this means your hands are ALSO frozen along with the area of interest. Straps can cut off circulation and require a limb to wrap around. PAINCAKES is target relief. You can apply one or many and still have full freedom of movement — 100% hands free.

No – our pack is designed to work as a cold pack. Please do not microwave PAINCAKES!

Yes! PAINCAKES were designed to be reused over and over again. ALWAYS reapply the back cover before re-chilling. Remember to apply to clean, dry skin. This will keep your sticky-gel ready for the next use. If your gel becomes “less” sticky, simply run the pack under warm water for several seconds (without the back cover) and rub the gel gently. Allow to dry, replace the cover and place back in the freezer.

Always apply the back cover and keep PAINCAKES in their original ziplock pouch and store in freezer or a cool spot and out of the sunlight. We do not recommend you store in the refrigerator.