Introduction: Make a Neck Sprain Ice Pack!

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This is an instructable born of necessity.

This ice pack will also work for arms and legs, if that's the problem you're having!

I sprained my neck on Wednesday. Now it's Friday and it's still hurting. This is part of my solution.

I have a very hard time staying still. On Wednesday I went to a baking party and made various pastries all day long, until one in the morning. Yesterday I wandered about the apartment and cleaned and played videogames. Today I am telling myself I'm going to be nicer to my neck. So here we are!

With the help of Nicolas Cage movies and my fancy new ice pack scarf thing, I hope I'll be feeling better soon. :D

Step 1: Get Your Ice Ready!

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Use some frozen peas, carrots or corn in the original bag if you have them. I sadly used mine before I sprained my neck.

So instead I've put some ice cubes in a ziploc bag. Make sure you fill it all the way.

Step 2: Hunt Down Some Cloth.

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You could use an old t-shirt... leftover quilting cotton, a pillowcase... whatever you have lying around. Even a wide scarf could work!

Whatever it is, make sure it's at least twice as long as the circumference of your neck. Mine is probably three times as long.

I dug out a big panel of quilting cotton from my stash and cut it into a long rectangle. Make sure it's about twice as wide as your bag of frozen goodies.

Step 3: Insert the Ice Bag!

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Place the ice bag in the upper half of the fabric in the middle, and then fold the fabric over.

(Optional step: tell Didi to get away from your ice.)

Step 4: Tie Around Your Neck.

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You are now injured in style! Congrats!

I'm going to look very sophisticated, wandering around in a nightgown with my wonderful ice pack scarf. :P

Comments

Goodhart (author)2008-11-22

Very nice....btw: I bet Didi would LOVE to get a hold of a cube and bat it about the place LOL

jessyratfink (author)Goodhart2008-11-22

Oddly enough, her wishes came true yesterday! I dropped one while filling the bag, and she turned into the fastest craziest kitten blur I've seen in a while. She gets excited about everything, though. :D

Goodhart (author)jessyratfink2008-11-22

Yeah, but cats love to chase objects like that around (bottle caps, twisted twist ties, a ball of wadded paper.....I call it Kitty Hockey, only one cat needed :-)

Tobita (author)Goodhart2009-02-09

My cat Odin (he has 6 toes on his two front paws) likes to play with the analog sticks on my ps2 controller and when i knot together refuse wire, he plays with the blob, it's pretty funny.

Goodhart (author)Tobita2009-02-09

I watched our neighbor's cat playing with a large beetle once. He'd give it a bat, and sit back and wait for it to get itself off it's back and start trucking along again, and whap, he'd bat it in another direction. Hours of fun :-)

Tobita (author)Goodhart2009-02-10

My cat in Saudi Arabia, theep, whom we gave away after we moved, pounced on a bird mid-flight and brought it home, and that was when h5-n1 bird flue was nearly at an epidemic 0.o

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-11-22

Simple yet effective. Hope you feel better!

NachoMahma (author)2008-11-22

. Simple, functional, and, with a little creativity, not unfashionable. Great job. . Should work well with a small hot water bottle or other heat source, too.

jessyratfink (author)keng2008-11-21

Oh, I didn't know there was a name for it! Very neat. :)

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