Have You Discovered the Benefits of Cryotherapy?
Have you heard of cryotherapy? If not, you should try it.
Cryotherapy uses the healing properties of low temperatures to relieve both acute and chronic pain. With cryotherapy, your skin temperature is temporarily lowered, in order to help your blood vessels constrict, thus allowing your body to naturally remove toxins and inflammatory properties from your bloodstream.
This, in turn, promotes pain relief, in addition to enriched oxygen and nutrients within the blood. By participating in cryotherapy treatments, you will be able to discover the many benefits that it can have for your body, including, but not limited to:
- Fast and effective pain relief
- Injury recovery
- Injury prevention
- Reduced inflammation
- Boost of energy
- Improved health overall
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What should I know about cryotherapy?
While the thought of being exposed to cold temperatures can seem daunting, cryotherapy has a lot of proven and effective results. In fact, according to Spine Universe, “cryotherapy [is] generally more effective in terms of depth of penetration than other superficial thermal modalities.”
There are two types of cryotherapy: whole body and localized. At Partners in Physical Therapy, we only use localized cryotherapy, as it targets the specific painful area in question. When sitting through your cryotherapy treatments, the icy temperatures will work to temporarily reduce your local metabolism, which will help with pain and inflammation relief. It can be difficult to understand the mechanics behind how exactly cryotherapy helps your body, and we believe Spine Universe explains it best:
“The analgesic effects of ice result from a decreased nerve conduction velocity along pain fibers and a reduction of the muscle spindle activity responsible for mediating local muscle tone.”
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Are you interested in learning more about how cryotherapy can benefit you? If so, contact Partners in Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation with one of our Lake Charles, LA physical therapists. They’ll help you find long-lasting relief in no time!