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    How To Use VibraCool®


    Choose Hot or Cold

    M-Stim® blocks pain when used alone.  For extra relief, attach vibration-conducting hot or cold packs to cuff or strap.


    Place Vibration Unit

    Place the M-Stim unit in the pocket, then secure VibraCool® with strap or compression cuff for 10 - 20 minute use. 


    Position VibraCool®

    Place on pain for acute or chronic injury, or proximal on skin above dressings after surgery or for physical therapy.


    Turn VibraCool® On

    Cuffs have holes to toggle units on and off. Press button on EasyFit unit (shown) for 2 sec., it has a 10 min auto-off.

    How To Use Videos

    EasyFit for Elbow & Wrist

    D-Ring allows for one-handed application for wrist, elbow surgery, tennis or golfer's elbow.

    10-minute timer for specific cryotherapy durations; fits most adolescent and pediatric tibial tuberosity application areas, ankle pain, dorsal foot pain, shin splints.

    Extended for Knee & Ankle

    The longer 28" cuff wraps around larger extremities, with 4-chamber ice packs.

    Also fits around face for oral surgery, TMJ, wisdom tooth pain, or position over occipital area for muscle tension.

    Flex for Neck, Hip, Back, & Shoulder

    Pocket with XL vibration unit can attach to EasyFit or Extended for dual stim. Attach to 2" firm belt, or use 48" silicone band (included). One each of resuable Ice and Heat pack included, for inflammation or spasm.

    Plantar for Fasciitis, Gout & Heel

    The plantar strap threads through the ice, then center of the unit, then back through the unique rectangular large ice packs to position Ice/M-Stim at arch of foot.


    Plantar Fasciitis Relief In-Clinic

    ACL Reconstruction Recovery

    Assisted Living/ Extended Stay

    Specific Surgery Plans

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    Oral surgery

    Download our oral surgery pain plan checklist.


    • Get multiple comfort options like ice, vibration, and compression. We recommend VibraCool Extended.
    • Pain may start a few hours after surgery and last for days. Have a comfortable sleep area with distractions and comfort items nearby.
    • Take ibuprofen soon after surgery to reduce inflammation. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better pain relief with fewer side effects than oral opioids.
    • Use Buzzy or VibraCool for pain reduction during awake injections. Consider alternating acetaminophen with ibuprofen or use before bed.
    • Use short-acting if physical interventions aren't enough. Have video games, treats, and pleasant activities available.
    • Check out the free download of What Works for Pain.
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    Knee surgery

    Download our knee surgery pain plan checklist.

    • Preparation for knee surgery includes pre-hab and practicing relaxation techniques before surgery to increase control and reduce fear.
    • Unless you have a specific history of opioid use disorder, opioids during surgery and in the hospital are totally appropriate. Set your expectation for post-surgical pain management to “manageable” or “more comfortable”, not pain-free.
    • For home pain relief, many people do really well, and you might have very little discomfort. Having options like VibraCool Extended and a plan if you experience more than a little is the key
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    Upper extremity (wrist, elbow) surgery

    Download our arm surgery pain plan checklist.


    • Prepare for wrist or elbow surgery by considering everyday activities and making accommodations in advance. Planning for one-handed activities can prevent feeling overwhelmed and increasing pain.
    • Learning and practicing relaxation techniques before surgery also helps increase control and reduce fear, key aspects of pain management. A video of one easy and fast relaxation and breathing trick is below.
    • Unless you have a history of opioid use disorder, opioids during surgery and in the hospital are appropriate. Expect manageable or more comfortable pain after surgery, not pain-free.
    • For home pain relief, having options and a plan is key - achieving a more comfortable opioid-free recovery at home is absolutely attainable!
    • Check out the free download of What Works for Pain.


    Other Surgeries

    Download our surgery pain plan checklist.


    • Before discharge, ask your surgeon how long it will be until you're back to normal; plan enough pleasant activities, distractions, and new options for at least half that time.
    • Alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen, use before bed, or take short-acting if physical interventions aren't sufficient yet.
    • The sooner you're up and moving, the better. Clear clutter and add supports to enhance moving, or have someone do it for you if the surgery wasn't planned. 
    • Heat + vibration with the VibraCool Flex unit, including an ice pack and a heat pack, may alleviate abdominal muscle pain or cramping in muscles supporting the hips or torso.
    • Additional long ice packs to slip over shoulders may help pain in other muscles that get painful trying to stabilize the surgery site. We also have a physical copy of the What Works for Pain workbook to find other physical and brain-body options.