For athletes who frequently sustain minor injuries, people recovering from surgery, or someone with pain that is treated with cold therapy, it makes sense to have regular access to a cryotherapy device. However, the perceived cryotherapy cost can feel like a barrier, and many people believe that it easier and more affordable to just use ice packs.Read More >
Patients these days have access to infinite information on the internet. With some key search terms and just a few clicks, they can find out what their symptoms mean and how best to treat them. Of course, consultation with a professional is always the best course, but many patients with common injuries get frustrated when they are told to apply ice and compression while they rest and elevate the injured area. While this is sound advice, there is a better way to treat pain and inflammation.Read More >
Cryotherapy is the use of therapeutic cold to treat injuries by relieving pain, reducing swelling, and accelerating the healing process. This treatment method can be delivered in multiple ways, including traditional ice packs, gel packs, ice baths, and cold therapy devices that also employ active compression.Read More >
Injuries happen all the time, and they don’t have to be major to have a significant impact on your life. You might twist your ankle while walking the dog, strain your back while lifting an object, or sprain your wrist catching yourself after slipping on ice. Of course, more serious injuries like broken bones and ACL tears that require surgery can happen as well.
While all of these injuries will eventually heal, you want the recovery period to go as quickly as possible so you can return to normal activity. A sprained wrist might be a relatively minor injury, but if it has happened to you, you know that the accompanying pain and swelling can prevent you from doing basic everyday tasks like cooking, typing, and opening containers. No matter what type of injury you have, your number one goal is to accelerate the healing process while reducing pain and discomfort at the same time.Read More >
If you are an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist who recommends cryotherapy treatment as part of a comprehensive recovery plan, you probably know the challenges your patients face when determining how to pay for it. Whether they are being treated in the hospital, a physical therapy clinic, or in their own home, insurance doesn’t always cover the cost of cryotherapy treatment. Being armed with some information about other alternatives can help you better navigate the various payment options with your patients.Read More >
Many athletes and people who suffer from injuries regularly use a cryotherapy machine to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. Whether you are treated at a physical therapy clinic or in an athletic training facility, you probably have limited time with a cryotherapy machine and cannot use it with the frequency you would like. If you are like many people suffering from an injury or recovering from surgery, you also experience a lot of discomfort at night and would like the ability to use a cryotherapy machine to alleviate pain without having to take more medication.Read More >
Whole-body cryotherapy has seen a recent surge in popularity with athletes, patients with inflammatory conditions like arthritis, and even people seeking to lose weight or reduce stress. The practice started in Japan in the 1970s, became popular in Poland, and has since spread to other parts of the world.
Most people know that applying traditional RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy after an injury helps reduce pain and swelling, but do you know why? Understanding the science behind it can help you understand why a cold therapy machine works even better to help you recover quickly from an injury.
Some surgeries are scheduled to relieve recurring problems or lingering sports injuries, while others are in response to acute trauma. Regardless of the reason for surgery, the post-operative recovery process is generally similar because the body responds with inflammation.