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Cold Therapy Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice, cold towels, ice massage and cold compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the surface of the skin.
ice massage

How does it work?
Surface cooling constricts blood vessels, numbs painful areas and helps relax muscle spasms. Cold temperatures reduce
nerve transmissions of painful symptoms and provide temporary relief.

When is Cryotherapy used?
Ice is most often used to manage acute injuries or recent eruptions of chronic conditions. Cooling affected tissues is effective in reducing and preventing post-traumatic inflammation and swelling. Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stages of the injury.

Why would this type of therapy be used?
Cryotherapy is inexpensive, readily available, relatively safe and an easy way to reduce local swelling of inflamed tissues.

Patient Benefits
• Helps reduce swelling and inflammation
• Numbs affected area to reduce pain
• Reduces muscle spasms
• Inexpensive and can be self-applied

How to use cold therapy:
Apply ice to the painful area for 15-20 minutes then leave off for at least 30 minutes. Wrapping the ice in a thin towel or t-shirt will help prevent freezer burn to your skin. Apply ice as often as possible until your pain subsides. Ice is an excellent local anti-inflammatory.

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