Cold Therapy

Cold Therapy (Cryotherapy) is essential in decreasing inflammation during the acute stage of an injury. The acute stage is the first 24 to 48 hours of when the first symptoms appears.

Cold should be used: If the area is swollen, red, hot and hurts when you move it. Acute stage of an injury such as a twisted ankle, sports injury or tendonitis.

Applying cold slows down pain impulses and draws out excess fluid by vasoconstriction (shrinking the blood vessels) therefore reducing swelling.

How-To: Apply an ice pack to the injured area for 5-15 minutes. ALWAYS use a cloth barrier between your skin and the cold pack to protect your skin.  Ice massage is also another effective way to bring down inflammation quickly and is especially effective for tendonitis.

After 48 hours if the swelling has gone down you can continue with Contrast Therapy and Heat Therapy. People with diabetes should not use heat or cold therapy without the consent of their doctor and careful monitoring of the temperature and length of time used.

These are the least expensive and more popular cold therapy tools on the market. We are always researching for easy to use convenient paks and tools. More will become available on our site soon.

Chattnooga Colpac Cold Therapy-Read More & Buy Here

Chattnooga Colpac Cold Therapy-Read More & Buy Here

     Cold Pack – ColPaC Brand -Read More & Buy Here

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