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EquiFit (#20186)

EquiFit Tendon GelCompression Boot

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Overview

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The most convenient way to provide cold compression therapy to the tendon area.  The EquiFit Tendon Gel Compression Boot reduces inflammation, controls swelling, and decreases risk of injury. Can be used for a variety of issues including suspensory injuries, bowed tendons, arthritic changes, and much more. Boots should be worn for no longer than 20 minutes per day.

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EquiFit Replacement Tendon GelPaks

Favorite Features  

  • GelPaks adhere to an outer shell that provides air compression via hand pump, and retain intense cold (or heat, if needed) while conforming to your horse's legs and remaining pliable out of the freezer
  • The boot itself includes 5 hook-and-loop closures for optimal fit
  • Eliminate the bulk of machines and the inconvenience associated with traditional cold therapy application
  • Comes with 2 compression vavles. 
  • Super easy to use

 

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Instructions
Instructions for Use:
Cold Therapy Application Procedure

1. For optimal cold treatment, remove GelPaks from boots and place in freezer for six hours before initial use.
2. As the GelPaks will never freeze solid, lay them flat and evenly disperse gel before placing in corresponding (right or left) boot.
3. Place uncompressed boot against the leg. Secure with Velcro® attachments.
4. Attach pump, turn valve to "On" position and pump to desired level of compression (8-12 pumps).
5. Once desired compression is reached, turn valve to "Off' position and detach tube.
6. To end therapy, turn valve to "On" position to deflate boot before removing from leg.
7. After use, the GelPaks should be returned to the freezer immediately, but only require 20 minutes in the freezer to regain a freezing temperature after initial use. If a freezer is not available, the GelPaks can be placed in a large, sealed bag and buried in an ice chest to regain freezing temperature.


Hot Therapy Application Procedure

1. Place GelPak in heating unit and cover completely with water.
2. Increase water temperature to 71ºC/160ºF and maintain at temperature for 20- minutes.
3. Repeat Steps 2 - 6 from Cold Therapy Instructions.
Sizing
14" L x 11.25" W
What Customers Say:
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EquiFit Tendon GelCompression Boot is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, works amazing These ice boots are well worth the investment. The gel insures that your horse won’t get ice burn (I’ve used these boots on my self on several occasions so I can contest) And the compression makes sure that all points of your horses leg is getting iced. With these boots compared to others I have noticed that my horses legs are evenly cold all around and aren’t missing any spots. When I take these off I’ve found frost/ice on the long parts of her hair! They are super easy to use and have stood up well with many uses and a couple impatient horses.
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart design These are well designed ice boots. Much better than your standard glorified ice cubes in a fabric wrap. Enables you to get the right temp in the right place instead of leaving warm spots. Can’t speak to longevity, but so far I’m pleased!
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too small for warmblood / don't hold cold Super disappointed . I wanted to love these. They are too small for warmblood hind legs and don't hold the cold. I then used in front legs and the suspensory area of boot still doesn't give full coverage and they don't stay cold . Expensive boot that in my experience doesn't do the job.
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use!! I bought this after seeing results at my barn from others who have similar pairs. Excellent compression and even cold distribution. Love them!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST ! THE BEST ! Been using these for 3 yrs now - I have tried all the “gel” icing products for over 20 yrs(don’t use anymore) & These work ! From minor dings to major swelling injuries-I do “pump” up just enough so the cold gel is against the leg, esp where needed. Only 20 min -cold really penetrates the tissue and no “burn” feeling on the horse - they enjoy it and stand quietly. I’ve used crushed ice in bags, or the other “gel” icing products & I was constantly adjusting them & horse was NOT comfortable and moved around a lot. I keep gel liners in freezer - STAYS SOFT AGAINST HORSE - always ready to use. Wish I had these 20 yrs ago !
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! This was money well spent. My mare has a badly sprained fetlock that I have been icing with just ice for weeks. Since I started using the compression boots her leg actually started to cool down internally and the sweeling goes down completely after the 20 minutes with the compression ice boots on. It just seems to drive the cold further into the tussue, where it is actually needed. Also the cold gel cools differently than ice. I can leave the gel on my arm for 20 min without getting cold burn, yet get a good deep cooling from it, can't do the same with iced water, it is way more agressive!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite boots, a rehab must! I bought these a month ago when my horse came up with a bowed tendon. I had borrowed these from a friend and knew I had to invest in a pair for myself. I absolutely love them, really simple to use and the compression is so much more effective than regular ice boots. My vet was so happy I had these, and I believe they have definitely made a difference in my horse's recovery!
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Icing Boot - with compression I LOVE this ice boot, because it actually works. There are a few ice boots I have used that didn't work very well, and left my horses legs not even cold when I used them. I asked my Vet and she completely recommended these boots, and uses them on here horse after workouts as well. The only thing I would say about them is that they are expensive, but you get what you pay for, and with this one you get a GREAT product.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from These boots are nice because they are long and provide good coverage but the boot is bulky and tends to gap and create pockets that aren't touching the leg. I tried readjusting throughout the icing process but the leg had warm spots after 30-45 minutes. I did not use the compression feature so I'm not sure if this would have helped. I have tried several brands of ice boots and so far none have been perfect but I've had better luck with another brand of boot.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey but well worth it I purchased these for my gelding who was diagnosed with a superficial flexor tendon injury and was instructed to ice as much as possible. These boots are very easy to use, and I love the fact that they offer compression as well as cold therapy. The gel packs don't stay ice cold, but for how convenient they are to use, I really can't complain. They are fairly durable - I have used them 2-3 times a day for the past two months and they're not showing much wear and tear, besides little pieces of bedding that stick to them. Overall I highly recommend these boots to anyone looking for convenient cols therapy.
Date published: 2015-01-04
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