Thanks to Cassie, Jorge, Dmonte and the rest of the Falls Village team for great #FoodWithIntegrity today. This is the first CMG I’ve been to without Sweet and Low. As healthy as a try to be, I do like my sweet tea. However, being allergic to refined sugar I used Sweet and Low. I’ll either start bringing Stevia or Sweet and Low with me or mixing sweet and unsweet tea half and half. Perhaps my allergy has gone away after 18 years – we’ll see.
My feet, especially my big toe joints are full of arthritis having grown up kicking footballs and soccer balls straight on and breaking both my big toes several times. As such, I was very happy to have the opportunity to try these two products.
From my perspective, both products do a good job of icing or warming your foot and ankle. However, the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Gel Wrap is much more intense than the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Therapy System.
The difference is the foot wrap cover that’s the “boot” for the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Therapy System. The cover is fairly thick thus protecting your foot and ankle from the direct ice or heat.
From my perspective, after a couple of applications, the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Gel Wrap is more effective at numbing or warming your foot and ankle. The wrap also sweats when frozen so make sure you have a towel under it.
The Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Therapy System is more luxurious and comfortable; however, it doesn’t seem as efficacious. That could be a function of my “no pain, no gain” mentality.
One other thought, both products deliver more hot and cold to the ankle than the ball of the foot. If you are buying one of these products for foot issues, I’d go with the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Gel Wrap since I did not feel much warmth or cold from the Foot & Ankle Hot/Cold Therapy System on my forefoot.
If you have questions about either one of these products, please reach out and I’m happy to share my experience with you.