Life shouldn't stop when you get injured. Paincakes are cold packs with a reusable adhesive patch on one side, so the user can attach the pack to the skin, leave it and adhere it to a bicep, elbow or any other body part.
Seattle entrepreneur Noah Soltes was lifting weights at the gym a few years ago when he tore his left bicep. Hurt and in pain, he rushed home and put a bag of ice on his arm, only to end up with a second wound.
"The bag slipped out of my hand, fell on my toe, and it broke my toe," Soltes said.
"I hurt myself, and then I broke a toe trying to hold something to my arm that simply couldn't be held. I knew at that point we needed something different."
It makes perfect sense. I can't believe it hasn't been thought of before.
Over two years and more than 1,000 prototypes later, Soltes invented an ice pack that sticks to your body.
Soltes said he went through hundreds of samples to get an adhesive gel that could withstand freezing temperatures. It was a new venture for Soltes, who has invented everything from chewable toothbrushes, to single-use nail polish.
We've taken high technology to a very low-tech product, he said. It's probably the most high- tech cold pack in the world at this point.
The company launched a crowdfunding campaign on Oct. 24. Cold packs range from $5 to $11.95 and portions of the profits will be donated to Lift for the 22, a nonprofit that fights suicide among veterans by donating gym memberships and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
You will be able to find Paincakes on Amazon and in retail sports stores.