The Brief: If there were such a thing as an expert surgery patient, my resume would stand among the elite. The cartilage actually died in my knee, causing the bones to hit and crack, which ultimately resulted in me having to undergo four surgeries. Long story short, you could say that I know a thing or two about finding relief when the pain is nonstop.
Although I haven’t had a knee surgery in years, I still need to ice it fairly regularly to help with the pain. After enduring so many hours balancing those hard, square ice packs on my aching knee, I finally discovered the HurtSkurt Therapeutic Sleeve, and it works so incredibly well that I don’t think I’ll ever go back!
Launched in late 2019, the HurtSkurt is a form-fitting sleeve with gel packs inside. All you have to do is pop it in the freezer to cool it or in the microwave to heat it up, depending on the temperature sensation that would feel better to you, and then slip it on. It has a patent-pending stretch-to-fit design, so it completely covers your aching arm or leg as you wear it.
The HurtSkurt easily slips over my leg and onto my knee, and it stays solidly in place as I walk around. Available in three sizes (small, medium, and large), I use the medium for my knee, but this size could also fit over an arm, elbow, or calf. The small version is better for wrists and ankles, and the large size can really be used anywhere, as it covers a wide surface area.
HurtSkurt Hot/Cold Therapeutic Sleeve