Polar Care Wave Cold Compression System


The home advantage for cold and compression.

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The Polar Care Wave combines motorized cold therapy with active compression in a compact and straightforward system as the ultimate home advantage for cold and compression therapy. The Polar Care Wave system is ideal for facility and home use. The Wave Unit moves from the hospital, physical therapy clinic, or athletic training room to the patient's home easily, extending the benefits of cold and compression. Designed and intended to help patients reduce pain and edema to speed recovery and reduce the risk for complications. Motorized cold therapy and compression devices, like Polar Care Wave, have helped decrease narcotic use post-operatively.

Introducing the Polar Care Wave in under 3 minutes on Youtube: English / Spanish

Intended Use:

The Polar Care Wave System treats post-surgical and acute injuries to reduce edema, swelling, and pain where cold and compression are indicated. The Wave system should be used by or on the order of licensed healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics, athletic training settings, or home settings.

Looking for Cold Therapy Only? Consider the Polar Care Kodiak unit from $147 or the Breg Polar Care Cube from $119

Features and Benefits:


  • Single patient use facility-to-home unit
  • Remarkably easy to operate
  • No additional barrier needed
  • Ice Bag Accessory is available for an easier way to refill the system


  • Varied levels of cold + compression settings
  • Y-adapter for bilateral usage
  • Multiple pad configurations


  • The compact design facilitates transport
  • Hose-management storage system
  • Whisper quiet pump technology encourages rest and recovery


  • High-quality Breg Cold Compression Pads
  • Class II 510(k) clearance

Adjustable compression therapy settings: regular, low, and off

Regular = 50 mmHg average peak compression

Low = 25 mmHg average peak compression

Adjustable cold therapy settings: regular, low, and off

Colder ≥ 45°F average operating temperature of the pad

Cold ≥ 50°F average operating temperature of the pad

Included In The Box:

Polar Care Cube Cold Compression Application Video on Youtube: English / Spanish

Learn more about the benefits of cold compression therapy here

Caution, Warnings, and Requirements:

Please consult your doctor if you are Diabetic or suffer from poor circulation or neuropathic (nerve) disorders. Persons with Diabetes, Raynaud's or other vasospastic diseases, cold hypersensitivity, or compromised local circulation should not use cold therapy unless specifically prescribed. Please consult with your healthcare provider.

You must agree to the statement below before purchasing this product: 

My physician has prescribed this product for my medical condition. I will read and carefully follow the manufacturer's directions provided with the unit. I assume all responsibility for the use/misuse of this cold therapy product. I will immediately contact my physician in case of any untoward reactions caused by the use of this can provide general recommendations but cannot provide specific instructions regarding the product's application or service. By clicking "Add to Cart," you certify your acceptance of the above statement.  

Warranty and Return Information:

Due to the medical nature of this product, we cannot accept returns. However, all units are fully covered under the 6-month manufacturer's warranty.


Polar Pad Dimensions:


Frequently Asked Questions

How does cold therapy work?

Cold Therapy, otherwise known as cryotherapy, is a proven method applied in medical and surgical techniques to reduce pain, inflammation, and expedite recovery. Cryo- derives from the Greek word "krous," meaning "icy," "cold," or "frost" and "therapy" means "cure" or "treatment."

How often do I have to put ice in my unit?

The frequency in which you need to add ice to your cold therapy unit varies with each specific unit. Generally, cold therapy units keep ice cold for 4-10 hours, depending. However, instead of ice we recommend using frozen water bottles and placing them in the cooler with water to reduce the amount of ice needed. Just be sure to remove the labels from your water bottles before trying this method.

Can I use cold therapy anywhere?

While most cold therapy Units require a grounded power supply (i.e. wall plug) to pump the cold water into the pads or wraps, the Breg Kodiak unit has an optional battery pack for use anywhere. Additionally, the Aircast Cryo Cuff Gravity cooler does not require power and instead uses the force of gravity to allow the water to flow through to the pad.

Do the units have automatic timers?

No, most cold therapy units do not have built in timers. However, we have found that plugging the unit into a outlet timer as you might for your decorative lights during the holidays works well at creating a self timer.

Does insurance cover cold therapy units?

This will depend on your insurance provider. While we do not bill or accept insurance, we recommend checking with your specific provider to see if they will reimburse you post purchase. Additionally, we are able to accept HSA and FSA cards for purchases online and over the phone.

Can I wear my unit to bed/sleep?

We do not recommend using your cold therapy unit and pads while sleeping.