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Ice Therapy

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy (ice therapy) is a term that describes 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.

How does ice therapy work?

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.

What does ice therapy feel like?

Ice is most often 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 ice therapy used?

Cryotherapy is inexpensive, readily available, 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

Consult your Doctor before using any self administrating therapy.

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