Ice-Vibe Tendon Boots
ICE-VIBE® boots are a portable massage boots with hot/cold inserts to create warm or cold circulation they can be used before or after exercise or during rehabilitation.
The ICE-VIBE® boots are rechargeable vibrating boots that help to boost circulation in horse’s legs by creating a massage effect. They combine the effects off cooling and massage therapy to effectively treat strains, ligament and tendon damage. The massage effect helps to stimulate the lymph system to remove soreness and swelling as well as improving circulation. Everyday wear and tear on joints can be managed with daily use of the boots and rehabilitation through injury can be achieved more effectively.
Using the boots before you ride can assist you to prepare your horses legs for exercise in the stable, they do this by creating a massaging effect increasing blood flow to the tendons and ligaments making them more elastic, which can help reduce the risk of injury. The massaging effect also helps to stimulate the lymph system similar to exercise to help reduce existing inflammation.
Tendons do not return to previous temperatures as quickly as muscles when cooled as they don t have the same blood supply or metabolism therefore making the legs very cold for long periods of time may actually cause an inflammatory response. The boots are designed to cool the tissue via the cold packs and slow down the blood flow to reduce inflammation but when combined with massage the blood flow is not completely restricted, this allows oxygen to be maintained to tired and damaged tissue allowing for a better recovery.
Tendon problems are often the result of a buildup of damage. By using the ICE-VIBE® boots regularly you can help stimulate blood flow to your horse’s legs created by the massaging effect whilst they are standing in a stable.
When an area is healing scar tissue is formed, the movement created by the vibration and massage helps to break down adhesions and scar tissue while increasing blood flow to assist healing.
Combining cold packs and vibration, rechargeable ICE-VIBE Boots boost circulation for the optimal care of your horse’s legs. Use these boots to prepare for exercise and reduce risk of injury, treat soreness and swelling, and repair daily wear and tear. Set the automatic timer, and you’re free to accomplish other tasks while your horse receives treatment. Each pack contains two ICE-VIBE boots, two cold packs, two vibrating panels, two batteries, one battery charger and three adapters for universal use.
PREPARE: Prior to exercise, use ICE-VIBE Boots with only the vibration pads to increase blood flow to tendons and ligaments, making them more elastic which can help reduce risk of injury.
TREATMENT: It is important when looking after your horse’s legs to reduce soreness and swelling, but encourage blood flow for healing. After exercise you can use the vibrating boots with the inner cold packs creating cold circulation. This cools the legs, reducing soreness while maintaining blood flow so you can assist the healing process..)
REPAIR: On an automatic timer, these boots allow you to assist your horse to repair wear and tear while in the stable or out in the field, both before and after exercise.
Do not use boots on fracture or infections. If your horse has sensitive legs, especially horses with white socks that may be clipped, we recommend leaving the cold packs out of the freezer for 5 minutes before use or using them from a refrigerator. Alternatively, use a thin wrap on your horse’s legs before applying cold packs. ICE-VIBE has three optimal settings for different treatments. Level 1: Treatment of soreness and swelling. Use with or without cold packs. Level 2: Boosts circulation with or without the use of cold packs. To prepare legs for exercise, use this setting without cold packs. Level 3: Strongest setting cold therapy after exercise to repair wear and tear.