You are likely already familiar with the use of ice to bring down swelling after spraining an ankle or knocking your shin. But did you know that ice pack cryotherapy can be beneficial well after you suffer your initial injury?
Treatment and Benefits
Cryotherapy is an an excellent way to help with 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.
The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.
If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process.
This therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.
Interested in learning more about the power of ice pack cryotherapy? Contact your Dr. Lehane for an appointment today.