Using cold to fight inflammation is a well known treatment, whether it is with an ice pack for analgesia or with an antipyretic cold wrap. he swelling associated with the inflammatory response also causes a pressure increase in the tissue and this leads to the area becoming more painful. This pain is intensified by certain chemicals that are released into the blood when the tissue is damaged- hence vasoconstriction from applying ice also decreases pain. Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (it’s excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging.
Soft tissue injuries
Chronic connective tissue and joint dysfunction
Chronic sprains / strains