CRYOTHERAPY IS USED TO MANAGE PAINFUL INJURIES
CRYOTHERAPY IS ICE THERAPY
Hummel Chiropractic offers cryotherapy as an option for treatment. Cryotherapy is the application of ice, cold towels, ice massage and compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the top of the skin. The process works when the surface that is cooling tightens blood vessels, numbs painful areas and helps relax muscle spasms. Cold temperatures reduce painful symptoms and provide temporary relief.
Cryotherapy is most often used to manage painful injuries or recent flair ups of chronic conditions. Cooling affected tissues is effective in reducing and preventing post-traumatic swelling. Cryotherapy is easily available and an easy way to reduce local swelling of inflamed tissues.
Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stage of an injury. The ice is applied to the painful area. Wrapping the ice in a thin towel helps prevent freezer burn to your skin. Ice is applied as often as possible until pain subsides. Cryotherapy can be an excellent local anti-inflammatory.
Patient Benefits of Cryotherapy:
- Helps reduce swelling and inflammation
- Numbs affected area to reduce pain
- Reduces muscle spasms
CALL HUMMEL CHIROPRACTIC AT 314.838.8780