© 2008 Alison Leach
Cryotherapy is the use of cold / ice for therapeutic effect. I use an ice cup massage
technique which is far superior to the traditional bag of peas.
It is most effective in the early, acute stages of injury, e - the first few days
Ice should be applied as soon as possible to an injury to -
- Reduce swelling
- Reduce pain
- Reduce Inflammation
Cryotherapy is the treatment of choice in the first few days of injury, following
this a combination of hot and cold therapy is often beneficial in promote healing.