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)
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
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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.
:10 minutes is considered to be the maximum therapeutic period.
PAINCAKES® are built to stick! We see athletes using PAINCAKES® over a hundred times!
What’s the best way to keep them sticky?
Always apply to clean, dry skin. No lotion or gels. Use warm water or a drop of alcohol to clean your skin before applicationAlways reapply the back cover before refreezingAlways 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:
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® were 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.