Dual Therapy

We’re all about a two-for-one, which is why we’re fans of VibraCool's vibrating ice therapy. The device delivers two types of muscle relief at the same time in one wearable, reusable design. And it’s Made in the USA. It relieves muscle pain with cold therapy (which can help soothe inflammation and soreness) and high frequency vibration (which can help increase blood flow and stimulate recovery). And it comes in designs to suit common achy areas like the elbow, wrist, knee, and shoulder. Maker (and ER doctor) Amy Baxter created this icy and buzzy device while working to diminish needle pain in patients. She realized that the same approach would work just as well on sore and tired muscles. A VibraCool® session can last from 8 - 20 minutes. Use the ice and vibration as a recovery boost after a workout, or to get some relief from sore joints. Or try just the vibration to help you warm up before exercising. However you use it, you’ll get the best of both kinds of relief.

VibraCool

Vibrating Ice-Pack Pain Reliever

Dual Therapy

We’re all about a two-for-one, which is why we’re fans of VibraCool's vibrating ice therapy. The device delivers two types of muscle relief at the same time in one wearable, reusable design. And it’s Made in the USA. It relieves muscle pain with cold therapy (which can help soothe inflammation and soreness) and high frequency vibration (which can help increase blood flow and stimulate recovery). And it comes in designs to suit common achy areas like the elbow, wrist, knee, and shoulder. Maker (and ER doctor) Amy Baxter created this icy and buzzy device while working to diminish needle pain in patients. She realized that the same approach would work just as well on sore and tired muscles. A VibraCool® session can last from 8 - 20 minutes. Use the ice and vibration as a recovery boost after a workout, or to get some relief from sore joints. Or try just the vibration to help you warm up before exercising. However you use it, you’ll get the best of both kinds of relief.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    I'm the inventor of VibraCool, Amy Baxter MD—you might have seen me on Shark Tank with Buzzy. I'm passionate about eliminating unnecessary pain, and will be happy to answer any questions about the technology, our products, or pain science!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 9:49 AM

    ...or science fiction, or needle phobia, or growing orchids, or .... well, I'm standing by!

  • Erica
    Erica
    10/18/2017 10:49 AM

    @Amy Will this work on backs?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 10:57 AM

    @Erica yes, we use it for our low backs, but unless you're super skinny the knee one won't be able to hold it in place. We're working on a real big one, but for now either double up the knee one and tuck it into pants or a belt, or get an extender.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    10/18/2017 11:02 AM

    @Amy

    PLease let us know about a back version

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:08 AM

    @Patricia Will do! It will be the same vibration unit and frequency as what we have now, the same ice packs, just a better larger neoprene holder. We've spent a TON of time figuring out the right frequency to both tackle pain, increase blood flow, and separate spasmed muscle fibers, and how to make the ice packs freeze solid so they transmit the vibration.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:05 AM

    @Erica conceptually the vibration solves the problem of "do I ice or do I heat?" - ice cold decreases inflammation and stops formation of pain mediators, but can slow blood flow and doesn't help spasmed muscles. Vibration stops spasm, separates muscle fibers, and increases blood flow. All the benefits of heat without revving up the pain molecule production. So cold and vibration together are GREAt for low back pain. That said...

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/18/2017 10:59 AM

    @Amy Hello. I have bursitis which is coming more than going and have pain in my biceps/triceps that goes up to my shoulder. Will your device cover a 6 inch area? Thanks!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:14 AM

    @Nancy OOH! That's exactly what my husband had - after 3 months of not being able to lift his right arm above his head and having pain that would wake him up at night, he used the elbow vibracool 20 minutes at night before bed. The problem went away after about 7 days of use. Mind you, we recommend twice a day for 10-14 days, but husbands aren't always the most compliant. We thought his was a triceps head insertion irritation/myofascial trigger point. And yes, VibraCool is FDA cleared for myofascial trigger points. It's 4 inches vertically, 20 inches long, so you might have to either center it or move it up halfway through therapy.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/18/2017 12:14 PM

    @Amy Thank you so much!

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/18/2017 10:49 AM

    Hi Amy, Will it relieve pain from thumb arthritis?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:02 AM

    @Michael first, I don't have specific data for thumb arthritis, only anecdotal. The a-delta pain nerve is the same everywhere, but bony pain can react well or poorly to cold. The vibration and cold definitely both helps and gives motion back for rheumatoid arthritis joints. For osteoarthritis, vibration alone has been proven to help in knees when used twice a day for a week, but a) no one has studied cold and vibration together as we're the first to do it and b) while I assume a thumb and a knee would behave similarly, again... I got no data!

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/18/2017 11:40 AM

    @Amy thanks Amy.. I will give it a try.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:53 AM

    @Michael please let me know!

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    10/18/2017 11:35 AM

    will it work on neck?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:48 AM

    @Peggy Yes - these two versions are better for extremities, though, because there's no strap to hold the ice in place on your neck apart from the neoprene (and you don't want to put that around your neck!)

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    10/18/2017 11:38 AM

    Will it help with Baker's cysts behind the knee?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:45 AM

    @Mary Jane I doubt it - The pain from a baker's cyst is a mass pressing on a nerve. Because it's not caused by prostaglandins, cytokines, lactic acid, etc. like a muscle pain, VibraCool is unlikely to help much and may make it worse from the pressure. You could put it directly above (proximal) to block out some pain temporarily (our first cold/vibration device blocks pain from needles, so the principle is the same) but it would start hurting again as soon as you took it off. Sorry :(

  • Martha
    Martha
    10/18/2017 11:42 AM

    I have pain in both shoulders and trouble lifting my arms (polymyalgia rheumatica and underlying arthritis in the joints). Can this be used on the shoulder joint?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:46 AM

    @Martha Yes - there is a famous person who uses it on her arthritic shoulders every night so she can fall asleep.

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/18/2017 11:44 AM

    Let me know when you develop an eco-friendly rechargeable version.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 12:14 PM

    @Brian Tooling and design are about $200K - we'd love to make our next version rechargeable! However, we feel pretty good about being totally reusable. Things like TENS units have disposable patches and wires, instant cold packs get thrown away... we're really proud as a medical device company to have insisted on a reusable device. It's kept us from getting funding - everyone wants a revenue stream from pads, wires, disposable ice packs - but being eco-friendly is part of why I turned down Shark Tank. They wanted us to make it disposable, too. I know places where you can buy rechargeable batteries - happy to make a kit up for you without batteries so you could use those.

  • Pat
    Pat
    10/18/2017 12:12 PM

    Has anyone had any success using this on their forehead of back of the neck for headaches? Sounds like it might be helpful.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 12:19 PM

    @Pat for migraines we're batting about 50/50. If the cause of the headache is occipital neuralgia, yes, it works well. If it's muscle spasm or tension induced headache, it works. The problem is, lots of people don't know why they get the migraine. If it's an adenosine-mediated or vascular migraine, I wouldn't expect it to work. The knee version is the one people buy for migraine, because you can strap it around the hairline and position the vibration/cold at the base of the neck/top of the spine, but for people who aren't sure why they have migraines, it's worked about half the time.

  • Julie
    Julie
    10/18/2017 12:40 PM

    Please I hope you are working on some new kinds back brace lower and upper and for neck

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 1:09 PM

    @Julie Thanks for letting us know what is most needed. As a small company, we launch one new product at a time - but our mission is to give patients power over pain, and uncouple pain from fear. We'll keep working.

  • Leigh
    Leigh
    10/18/2017 2:24 PM

    Would this work on a frozen arm. Too long in a slinge. So much pain during and after therapy. I need something for my upper arm. I weigh around 200 lbs, so not sure wrist and elbow one would work.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 2:34 PM

    @Leigh The vibration does help a lot for patients after knee replacement to reduce stiffness, so my best guess would be yes. Cold and vibration for musculoskeletal pain, yes. As for the size, the elbow unit has a D-ring so you can attach it one handed. Hold on a sec and we'll go measure the largest arm girth it will work for....

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 2:38 PM

    @Amy ok the elbow unit will fit 44cm/17 inches of arm girth. The knee one will fit about twice that because it doesn't have to double back through the D-ring, but we find it cumbersome to put on one handed. The knee unit has bigger ice packs, 4 chamber instead of 2, so that might be good for you anyway.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

VibraCool

Vibrating Ice-Pack Pain Reliever

Dual Therapy

We’re all about a two-for-one, which is why we’re fans of VibraCool's vibrating ice therapy. The device delivers two types of muscle relief at the same time in one wearable, reusable design. And it’s Made in the USA.

It relieves muscle pain with cold therapy (which can help soothe inflammation and soreness) and high frequency
vibration (which can help increase blood flow and stimulate recovery). And it comes in designs to suit common achy areas like the elbow, wrist, knee, and shoulder.

Maker (and ER doctor) Amy Baxter created this icy and buzzy device while working to diminish needle pain in patients. She realized that the same approach would work just as well on sore and tired muscles.

A VibraCool® session can last from 8 - 20 minutes. Use the ice and vibration as a recovery boost after a workout, or to get some relief from sore joints. Or try just the vibration to help you warm up before exercising. However you use it, you’ll get the best of both kinds of relief.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    I'm the inventor of VibraCool, Amy Baxter MD—you might have seen me on Shark Tank with Buzzy. I'm passionate about eliminating unnecessary pain, and will be happy to answer any questions about the technology, our products, or pain science!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 9:49 AM

    ...or science fiction, or needle phobia, or growing orchids, or .... well, I'm standing by!

  • Erica
    Erica
    10/18/2017 10:49 AM

    @Amy Will this work on backs?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 10:57 AM

    @Erica yes, we use it for our low backs, but unless you're super skinny the knee one won't be able to hold it in place. We're working on a real big one, but for now either double up the knee one and tuck it into pants or a belt, or get an extender.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    10/18/2017 11:02 AM

    @Amy

    PLease let us know about a back version

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:08 AM

    @Patricia Will do! It will be the same vibration unit and frequency as what we have now, the same ice packs, just a better larger neoprene holder. We've spent a TON of time figuring out the right frequency to both tackle pain, increase blood flow, and separate spasmed muscle fibers, and how to make the ice packs freeze solid so they transmit the vibration.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:05 AM

    @Erica conceptually the vibration solves the problem of "do I ice or do I heat?" - ice cold decreases inflammation and stops formation of pain mediators, but can slow blood flow and doesn't help spasmed muscles. Vibration stops spasm, separates muscle fibers, and increases blood flow. All the benefits of heat without revving up the pain molecule production. So cold and vibration together are GREAt for low back pain. That said...

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/18/2017 10:59 AM

    @Amy Hello. I have bursitis which is coming more than going and have pain in my biceps/triceps that goes up to my shoulder. Will your device cover a 6 inch area? Thanks!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:14 AM

    @Nancy OOH! That's exactly what my husband had - after 3 months of not being able to lift his right arm above his head and having pain that would wake him up at night, he used the elbow vibracool 20 minutes at night before bed. The problem went away after about 7 days of use. Mind you, we recommend twice a day for 10-14 days, but husbands aren't always the most compliant. We thought his was a triceps head insertion irritation/myofascial trigger point. And yes, VibraCool is FDA cleared for myofascial trigger points. It's 4 inches vertically, 20 inches long, so you might have to either center it or move it up halfway through therapy.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/18/2017 12:14 PM

    @Amy Thank you so much!

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/18/2017 10:49 AM

    Hi Amy, Will it relieve pain from thumb arthritis?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:02 AM

    @Michael first, I don't have specific data for thumb arthritis, only anecdotal. The a-delta pain nerve is the same everywhere, but bony pain can react well or poorly to cold. The vibration and cold definitely both helps and gives motion back for rheumatoid arthritis joints. For osteoarthritis, vibration alone has been proven to help in knees when used twice a day for a week, but a) no one has studied cold and vibration together as we're the first to do it and b) while I assume a thumb and a knee would behave similarly, again... I got no data!

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/18/2017 11:40 AM

    @Amy thanks Amy.. I will give it a try.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:53 AM

    @Michael please let me know!

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    10/18/2017 11:35 AM

    will it work on neck?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:48 AM

    @Peggy Yes - these two versions are better for extremities, though, because there's no strap to hold the ice in place on your neck apart from the neoprene (and you don't want to put that around your neck!)

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    10/18/2017 11:38 AM

    Will it help with Baker's cysts behind the knee?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:45 AM

    @Mary Jane I doubt it - The pain from a baker's cyst is a mass pressing on a nerve. Because it's not caused by prostaglandins, cytokines, lactic acid, etc. like a muscle pain, VibraCool is unlikely to help much and may make it worse from the pressure. You could put it directly above (proximal) to block out some pain temporarily (our first cold/vibration device blocks pain from needles, so the principle is the same) but it would start hurting again as soon as you took it off. Sorry :(

  • Martha
    Martha
    10/18/2017 11:42 AM

    I have pain in both shoulders and trouble lifting my arms (polymyalgia rheumatica and underlying arthritis in the joints). Can this be used on the shoulder joint?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 11:46 AM

    @Martha Yes - there is a famous person who uses it on her arthritic shoulders every night so she can fall asleep.

  • Brian
    Brian
    10/18/2017 11:44 AM

    Let me know when you develop an eco-friendly rechargeable version.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 12:14 PM

    @Brian Tooling and design are about $200K - we'd love to make our next version rechargeable! However, we feel pretty good about being totally reusable. Things like TENS units have disposable patches and wires, instant cold packs get thrown away... we're really proud as a medical device company to have insisted on a reusable device. It's kept us from getting funding - everyone wants a revenue stream from pads, wires, disposable ice packs - but being eco-friendly is part of why I turned down Shark Tank. They wanted us to make it disposable, too. I know places where you can buy rechargeable batteries - happy to make a kit up for you without batteries so you could use those.

  • Pat
    Pat
    10/18/2017 12:12 PM

    Has anyone had any success using this on their forehead of back of the neck for headaches? Sounds like it might be helpful.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 12:19 PM

    @Pat for migraines we're batting about 50/50. If the cause of the headache is occipital neuralgia, yes, it works well. If it's muscle spasm or tension induced headache, it works. The problem is, lots of people don't know why they get the migraine. If it's an adenosine-mediated or vascular migraine, I wouldn't expect it to work. The knee version is the one people buy for migraine, because you can strap it around the hairline and position the vibration/cold at the base of the neck/top of the spine, but for people who aren't sure why they have migraines, it's worked about half the time.

  • Julie
    Julie
    10/18/2017 12:40 PM

    Please I hope you are working on some new kinds back brace lower and upper and for neck

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 1:09 PM

    @Julie Thanks for letting us know what is most needed. As a small company, we launch one new product at a time - but our mission is to give patients power over pain, and uncouple pain from fear. We'll keep working.

  • Leigh
    Leigh
    10/18/2017 2:24 PM

    Would this work on a frozen arm. Too long in a slinge. So much pain during and after therapy. I need something for my upper arm. I weigh around 200 lbs, so not sure wrist and elbow one would work.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 2:34 PM

    @Leigh The vibration does help a lot for patients after knee replacement to reduce stiffness, so my best guess would be yes. Cold and vibration for musculoskeletal pain, yes. As for the size, the elbow unit has a D-ring so you can attach it one handed. Hold on a sec and we'll go measure the largest arm girth it will work for....

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    10/18/2017 2:38 PM

    @Amy ok the elbow unit will fit 44cm/17 inches of arm girth. The knee one will fit about twice that because it doesn't have to double back through the D-ring, but we find it cumbersome to put on one handed. The knee unit has bigger ice packs, 4 chamber instead of 2, so that might be good for you anyway.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.