Cryotherapy, also known as Ice Therapy, is the application of ice, cold towels, ice massage and compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the surface of the skin. Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the skin surface.
How does Cryotherapy work?
Cryotherapy works on the surface cooling constricts blood vessels, numbs painful areas, and helps relax muscle spasms. Cold temperatures reduce nerve transmission of painful symptoms and provide temporary relief. Cryotherapy is effective in reducing and preventing post-traumatic swelling. Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stages of an injury.
Cryotherapy is helpful in reducing swelling and inflammation, numbing the affected area to reduce pain, and reduction of muscle spasms.
What does Cryotherapy feel like?
Ice is frequently used to manage acute injuries or recent eruptions of chronic conditions. Cooling affected tissues is effective in reducing and preventing posttraumatic swelling. Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stage of an injury.
Why is Cryotherapy used?
Cryotherapy is inexpensive, readily available, and an easy way to reduce local swelling of inflamed tissues.
- Helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
- Numbs affected area to reduce pain.
- Reduces muscle spasms.