Ice pack cryotherapy consists of applying cold compresses to the skin in order to reduce its temperature and constrict blood vessels in the area. When applied to fresh injuries, this can help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. This is similar to applying an ice pack to reduce swelling after spraining an ankle or bumping your shin. However, ice pack cryotherapy is beneficial even well after you suffered the initial injury.
Treatment and Benefits
Ice pack cryotherapy is an an excellent technique to reduce muscle spasms and is known to help numb painful areas while providing a cooling relief to the affected soft tissues. Commonly used in sports medicine, its power to ease pain and decrease inflammation can be helpful to those in rehabilitation programs for injuries or who have chronic pain.
Interested in learning more about the power of ice pack cryotherapy? Contact Clinton Chiropractic Clinic at (608) 676-2210